AUGUST 25, 2008 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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WELCOME, CBU CLASS OF 2012!
WELCOME BACK WEEK

SGA is sponsoring a Welcome Back Week! Come out and enjoy the week's activities!
• August 25: Buc Breakfast in Alfonso Dining Hall; 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
• August 26: Buc Olympics Awards Ceremony & Mixer in Buckman Quad; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
• August 27: Movie on the Lawn on Nolan Field; 6:30-9:00 p.m.
• August 28: Soccer Game Luau & Pool Party; 5:30-8:00 p.m.
• August 29: Lunch in the Quad with The Smooth Tones; 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
• August 29: Lady Bucs Volleyball Game; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
• August 30: Welcome Back Party on Nolan Field; 6:00-11:00 p.m.

ENDOWED FACULTY CHAIRS AWARDED
CBU awarded five endowed faculty chairs at the President's Workshop on August 21. The Harold R. Krelstein Chair in Performing Arts and Communications was awarded to Ms. Jana Travis (Art); the Morrie and Lillian Moss Chair in Accounting was awarded to Dr. Judy Ramage Lawrence (Accounting); the Douglas J. Thomas Chair in Engineering was awarded to Dr. Randel M. Price (Chemical Engineering); the Dr. John J. Shea Chair in Science and Mathematics was awarded to Brother Edward Salgado (Biology), and the Harry B. Solmson Faculty Chair of Excellence was awarded to Mr. James T. Rhodes (Management). Visit the CBU Flickr photo set>>

KUDOS
Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) presented a 45-minute invited lecture on July 4 entitled “Uniformly Continuous L1 solutions of Volterra Equations and Global Asymptotic Stability” at the Fifth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts. Approximately 1,000 mathematicians and scientists registered for the weeklong international conference (July 2-July 9) which was held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Becker also chaired one of the sessions.
Dr. Mike Condren (Chemistry) served as guest expert in the chat room for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemical Education web course "Nanoscience for Teachers" on August 7. Dr. Condren also spoke to the local chapter of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees recently concerning the railroad history of Memphis. The group meets monthly in the Southaven Public Library. There were about 50 people in attendance. The members had numerous personal stories to tell.
• Congratulations to the following 32 freshmen who have been accepted to the CBU Honors Program: Joseph Alfonso, Larry Anderson, Alex Bermel, Michael Berry, Kacey Bramlitt, Nick Clark, Raegan Cook, Justin Davis, Steven Denton, Colin J. Elmer, Maverick Ford, Justin Gallagher, Catherine Gluszek, Daniela Gomez, Andrew Greenop, Sarah Hill, Kelly Jeu, Nathaniel Rhett Jordan, Kristin Launius, Andrew Naranjo, Caristy Polischeck, Adrienne Renfro, Matt Robinson, William (Tanner) Shanks, Dean (DJ) Shauger, Ashley Schnedorf, Grant Spivey, Matthew Vincent, Kristin L. Walters, Caroline Watson, Drew Wellman, and Minna Zhao. For more information, please visit the Honors Program website.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
CBU CHAPTER WINS AWARDS AT KAPPA SIGMA CONFERENCE: The Xi-Eta Chapter of Kappa Sigma attended the East Leadership Conference in Richmond, VA on July 26. At the conference, Xi-Eta won the Founder's Award for Chapter Excellence, also known at the F.A.C.E. Award. It is the highest award that any Kappa Sigma Chapter may receive, awarded in recognition for outstanding standards, both on the campus and in the fraternity. Xi-Eta also won the George Miles Arnold award, which is the first place award for ritual proficiency.

WELCOME TO CBU
Nicole Klitz has joined the School of Arts as Director of the LANCE (Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators) Program.

CONDOLENCES
Otis Marks, father of Charlotte Marks (Advancement), passed away on August 20. A wake will be held on Friday, August 29, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at M. J. Edwards Whitehaven Chapel (5494 Elvis Presley Blvd.). The funeral will be Saturday, August 30, at noon at the Chapel, with burial immediately following at New Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Charlotte at Campus Box 104. Please keep the Marks family in your thoughts and prayers.

CBU RANKED AMONG BEST IN SOUTH AGAIN BY U.S. NEWS
CBU is ranked once again among in the top tier of Southern universities, according to the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges." According to the U.S. News criteria, CBU is ranked 22nd among the 120 Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, and is also ranked 4th among its peers in racial diversity, tied with two other schools with a .54 diversity index (the closer a school's number is to 1.0, the more diverse its student population). Complete U.S. News rankings>>

AUDITIONS THIS WEEK FOR FALL PLAY: ANTIGONE
Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone will be produced October 10-12 in the University Theater. Audition dates will be Monday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 27, at 5:45 and 8:15 p.m. both nights. Come to the theater at any of those times on either day to either read from the script for a role or to learn how to join the technical crew. Students may earn up to 3 credit hours for participating in this production. No previous theatre experience is necessary – all interested persons are encouraged to attend the auditions. If you have any questions, you may contact the Director, Linda Dinwiddie, at ldinwidd@cbu.edu.

MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Mass of the Holy Spirit, a special worship service traditionally held at the beginning of the academic year, will take place on Thursday, August 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Students, faculty and staff, area alumni, and friends of the university are all invited to attend. It is an opportunity to ask the Lord to send His Holy Spirit to renew and refresh each of us as we begin a new school year together. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 321-3528.

SAND VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS
Sand Volleyball intramurals begin on Tuesday, September 2, at 4:00 p.m. The preliminary round-robin will be held September 2 through September 4. Tournament play will begin on September 8 and conclude on September 11. All rosters are due no later than Friday, August 29. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Rooney at intramurals@cbu.edu.

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC COUNCIL EVENTS
Anyone interested in Greek Life should take note of the following events and dates:
All-Greek Tailgate: September 2, 5:30 p.m. in Canale Arena
Sorority Interest Night: September 18, 6:30 p.m. carpool to Blue Coast Burrito
Color Me Greek: October 2, 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Meet 'N' Greet: October 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall
Final Deadline for Recruitment Applications: October 17
Recruitment Week: October 27 - November 1

THE NETWORKING EQUATION
STUDENTS: Connect with CBU alumni and hone your networking skills at "The Networking Equation" on Tuesday, September 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. Consultation will be provided by networking experts Bridget DiCello and Shali Atkinson. Space is limited to 60 students, so please RSVP to the Alumni Office at 321-3270 by Friday, September 12. Light food and beverages will be served.

THANKS FOR RECYCLING, CBU!
Kudos to everyone on campus for recycling your aluminum cans. Over 500 pounds of aluminum cans have been collected and delivered to the Memphis Humane Society through the Honors Program Leadership class can-recycling program begun in Fall 2007. That translates into 1000 pounds of food for the dogs and cats at the agency. An especially big "THANK YOU!!" to the Aramark facilities staff for their assistance with this project. Please remember to deposit only cans — not bottles or plastic or trash — into the blue or green receptacles placed around campus. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, contact Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu or Dr. Kristin Prien at kprien@cbu.edu.

SPSS 16 AND OTHER STATISTICS MANUALS
This summer Brother Walter Schreiner (Mathematics) revised his manual for SPSS to be current with SPSS 16 (SPSS16 Manual.pdf). That manual, along with statistics manuals for the TI-83(Plus) & TI-84 Plus calculators (TI83-84Pman.pdf) and the TI-89 or TI-92(Plus) or Voyager calculators (TI89-92-Voyagerman.pdf) can be found on all campus computers on the Data on Valhalla (N) drive under Stat Manuals - Br. Walter. All of the above along with other statistics resources can be found on Brother Walter's website.

POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN: CAROLYN CLANCY
Carolyn Clancy, executive vice president of personal and workplace investing for Fidelity Investments, will will be the featured speaker for the next "Power Talks for Women" event on September 18, 6:00 p.m., at Germantown Country Club. Ms. Clancy will discuss America's retirement savings challenge and the many obstacles that women in particular must overcome to secure their financial future. She will offer practical advice for anyone looking to take charge of their financial future, whether they recently entered the work force or are nearing retirement.
   "Power Talks for Women" is a presentation of the Graduate & Professional Studies program at CBU and is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and the Women’s Foundation For A Greater Memphis. For reservations and more information, call 321-3291.

DUAL EXHIBITION BY LURLYNN FRANKLIN
Two new exhibits by Memphis artist Lurlynn Franklin, "cross words/qwik chik fixe$" and "fabled truths: self-portaits & works in progress," are on display through October 2 in the Beverly& Sam Ross Gallery and Gallery Foyer on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. More>>

 
 



BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

MEN'S SOCCER (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
08/22: Bucs 1, Lipscomb University 0 (at Nashville, TN; exhibition match)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
MEN'S SOCCER
08/28: University of Tampa (Signaigo Field; 7:30 p.m.)
08/30: Lynn University (Signaigo Field; 1:30 p.m.)
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WOMEN'S SOCCER
08/29: Florida Tech (Montevallo, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
08/31: University of the South (Sewanee, TN; 1:00 p.m.)
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VOLLEYBALL: CBU TOURNAMENT
08/29: West Liberty State College (Canale Arena; 9:00 a.m.)
08/29: University of Montevallo (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
08/30: Kentucky Wesleyan College (Canale Arena; 9:00 a.m.)
08/30: Championship Match TBD (Canale Arena 1:00/3:00 p.m.)