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FEED THE NEED, FILL THE MINIs (and Put Tracie Burke to Work):
Dr. Tracie Burke (Honors Program, Behavioral Sciences) offered free labor to the campus office or department that collected the most food for the Memphis Food Bank's "Operation Feed" food drive. Her goal was to fill five MINI-Coopers, provided by trustee and alumna Lori Patton ('91), president of Roadshow MINI.
The 10-day food drive commenced on June 16 and ended with the arrival and packing of the MINIs on June 26. More than 60 boxes of food were stuffed into the MINIs, along with $2,938 in cash. Roadshow donated another 20 boxes toward the drive. Dr. Burke will donate her day's work to the Brothers Community, who won the campus contest with 11,352 points. Pictured above are three of the five MINIs that squeezed their way through the arches and into Buckman Quad to be loaded with food. More photos are available in the CBU Alumni Flickr photo album. More info on the food drive>>>

Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology '00) has been named associate dean for the Esther Maynor Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Since graduation from CBU, she received a Master of Science and Ph.D. in experimental and cognitive psychology from Kansas State University.
Dr. Dan Brandon (Accounting, Finance & Business Law) edited a book entitled Software Engineering for Modern Web Applications: Methodologies and Technologies, focusing on software engineering for IT systems and published by Information Science Reference. The book is available online through IGI Global and Amazon.com.
Dr. Paul Haught (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper entitled "Values from Virtues: A Question of Fitness" at the joint meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and the International Association for Environmental Philosophy in Allenspark, CO, on May 30.
Brad Romig (Admissions) presented a session called "Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions" to parents at the Memphis-Area Home Education Association Conference on June 20.
Jessica Wright (Liberal Studies '10) has been awarded a scholarship from the Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union, her third year to receive the $2,500 award. Applicants for the scholarship must be pursuing a teaching degree, work voluntarily for the community, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Kelli Wildman has joined CBU as Dean of Academic Advising. Kelli has recently served as Coordinator for Freshman Year Experience and as Academic Advisor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Tracy Comer has joined the Office of Admissions as Admissions Assistant.
Thomas Thornton has joined Information Technology Services as Telecommunications Administrator.

Andrew Prislovsky (Advancement) has been promoted to the new position of Senior Director of Advancement, effective June 11. Andrew had previously served in the position of Director of Development since June 2006.
Laurie Gray ('07) has joined the Office of Admissions as Assistant Director of Admissions. Laurie previously served in the Office of Student Financial Assistance at CBU, where she was the Office Manager.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology), as principal investigator for the Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), has been renewed for a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities in the amount of $236,619. This is the eighth year for CBU's MHIRT grant.

The CBU Physical Plant now has a convenient online request form for common maintenance problems, located at http://maintenance.cbu.edu. When using this online form, please send only one request per problem. Try to be as specific as possible as to the nature of the problem and its location (in 160 characters). Work order requests may still be made by telephone to ext. 3395 or by email to maintenance@cbu.edu. In the event of an emergency (fire, flood, etc.) always contact Campus Safety at ext. 3550.

CBU is currently hosting a group of children (3rd-5th graders) from Northern Mexico for the summer Lasallian Language Camp, who will be on campus until July 27. The students are living on campus, attending classes, and participating in various activities on and off campus. If you have any questions about this group, please feel free to contact the Office of Administration & Finance at 321-3256. Please do everything you can to welcome this group of young students to our campus.

An exhibition of work by architect A. L. Aydelott is on display in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) through August 7. The exhibit of oil paintings of Europe and historic photographs of Pet Plaza, which Mr. Aydelott designed in St. Louis and is now listed on the National Historic Register, will be donated to the permanent collection at CBU at the close of the exhibit. Mr. Aydelott, age 93, passed away on June 1, shortly after the exhibit opened. On the CBU campus, Aydelott was the designer of Maurelian Hall, St. Joseph Hall, and the Arches. More>