LAKE CBU: Silas Armstrong (Mechanical Engineering '11) found a way to make the best of a very wet situation around the Capstone apartments at 170 Oakdale when heavy rains and thunderstorms from Tropical Storm Fay flooded much of midtown Memphis -- and the CBU campus -- on August 25.
Burton Bridges (Business Administration '09) attended and graduated from the LeaderShape Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in July. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend through Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity. The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive, energizing, six-day educational experience designed to equip young adults to become extraordinary leaders. More than 20,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from the program since 1986.
CBU IN THE NEWS
• Kelli Wildman (Dean of Academic Services) was featured on the August 29 broadcast of Live at 9 on WREG-TV Channel 3, discussing the growing trend known as “the gap year.” She discussed the CBU policy of accepting and sometimes encouraging students to take a year off between high school and college.
• Dr. Robert Brittingham (Economics) was interviewed for the local television show, Let’s Talk Money, hosted by financial advisors Harvey Cook and Kelly Bolton of Merrill Lynch. Dr. Brittingham discussed the state of the economy. The show will be broadcast throughout the month of September.
Bryce Lawrence Williams, son of Kelly Lawrence Williams (BSBA '01, MBA '05) and Jimmy Williams (Business Administration '09), was born August 27 at 5:55 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs., 3 oz. Bryce is also the grandson of Dr. Judy Ramage Lawrence (Accounting) and Dr. Howard Lawrence (Accounting, Professor Emeritus).
Ms. Mary Buchanan Messana, grandmother of Laurie Gray (Admissions), passed away last week. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Laurie c/o the Admissions Office at Campus Box T-6.
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
CAREER CENTER SENIOR MEETINGS
For all December 2008, May 2009, and August 2009 Graduates
Wednesday, September 3 • 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. • Buckman Hall, Room 112
Thursday, September 4 • 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. • Buckman Hall, Room 112
All seniors who wish to participate in Career Center programs and services are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of these short meetings. Very important information will be discussed regarding how graduating students can participate in on-campus interviews, as well as information about the resume referral program, up-coming workshops and training, job fairs, and more. Meetings will only last approximately 30 minutes. Make plans to attend one of these four meeting times; it could be the most important meeting you attend all year!
UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 11; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
• Interviewing Skills Workshop: Thursday, September 18; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
• Graduate School Workshop: Tuesday, September 23; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
• Practice Tests (GMAT/MCAT/LSAT/GRE): Wednesday, October 1, and Thursday, October 2; 1:00 p.m.; Kenrick Hall 2nd Floor
• Part-Time, Internship, and Co-Op Job Fair: Wednesday, October 8; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge
• Full-Time Job Fair: Thursday, October 9; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
CBU's Center for Ethical Leadership is offering a Leadership Character Development Workshop to be held on September 11, 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the Sabbatini Lounge. Hosted by Dr. Bev Pray, executive director of the Center, this workshop will illustrate the essential aspects of character development and expand upon the five E's of character development: Example, Education, Experience, Environment and Evaluation. The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so advance registration is encouraged. RSVP to email@example.com or 321-4216 by September 3.
STUDENTS TO PRESENT MHIRT SUMMER PROJECTS
The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) will present its Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2008 projects on Saturday, September 13, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in the Sabbatini Lounge. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Students who participated in the 2008 projects will be presenting the results from their summer research. The students attend colleges and universities throughout the Mid-South and participated in projects in Uganda, Brazil, and Thailand.
The symposium is free and open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2008 or 2009 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. To learn more, visit the MHIRT website or contact Julia Hanebrink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PACKAGING INFORMATION SESSION
A packaging information session will be held in Nolan 235 on Tuesday, September 16, 5:00-6:20 p.m. Presentations will include packaging career opportunities from area packaging professionals and packaging programs at CBU -- from undergraduate certificates to the BSEM and MSEM degrees. Pizza and drinks will be served, and a door prize will be awarded. The event is cohosted by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Mid-South Chapter). If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email to Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com by noon on Monday, September 15. For more information, check the CBU packaging 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.
• Two new exhibits by Memphis artist Lurlynn Franklin, "cross words/qwik chik fixe$" and "fabled truths: self-portraits & 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>>
• Christina Brown (School of Arts) and Mary Burns (Literature & Languages/Adjunct) are among the artists included in the exhibition "All mighty lovely women's art show" at Java Cabana (2170 Young Ave.), which opens with a public reception on Friday, September 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
FALL CONCERT SERIES
Mark your calendar to attend these entertaining musical events. Tickets are $5 for general admission unless otherwise specified (and free to CBU students, faculty, and staff). Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is open. For additional information, please contact Tommy Gaines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-3390.
• Broadway on Parkway: Friday, October 3; 7:30 p.m.; University Theater
CBU students will bring Broadway to the Parkway campus during this night of show tunes from classic musicals.
• Memphis Chapter NATS Student Competition Finals: Saturday, November 15; 1:30 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
The National Association of Teachers of Singing student competition is an opportunity to see the Memphis area talent compete. This competition is free and open to the public.
• An Evening of Recital: Friday, December 5; 7:30 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
This evening of voice and piano includes the students of Tommy Gaines and Sharon Momany.
• A Fall & Holiday Concert: Friday, December 12; 7:30 p.m.; University Theater
Join the CB Singers, the University’s premier singing group, as they continue their tradition of beginning the holiday season with a concert of lively holiday music.