SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT CBU

CBU faculty and staff of Hispanic origin invite the community to join them for a series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on campus. Pictured above (l-r) are Federico Gomez-Uroz (Literature & Languages), Brother Francisco Martin (Literature & Languages, Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering), Jorge Arana (Campus Ministry), Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Brother Edward Salgado (Biology), and Miguel Arellano (Mathematics). Not pictured are Moises Lopez (Physical Plant) and Yancy Villa (Graduate & Professional Studies).
Trivia Lunch at the Thomas Center on Wednesday, September 17, 11:00-1:00 p.m.. During lunch time we will ask random question to test and educate students in their knowledge about Hispanic Culture.
National Hispanic Month guest speaker Mauricio Calvo, CBU Class of '97 and executive director of Latino Memphis, will lecture on the Hispanic presence in Memphis on Thursday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. His lecture includes issues on current Hispanic people in Memphis, as well as day-to-day issues they face from language barriers, education, racism, crime, and much more.
Salsa Dancing in Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday, September 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and Salsa Lessons at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge.
A special performance by Grupo Azteca on Tuesday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. Details are being discussed and will be finalized soon.
(Click here for videos of Grupo Azteca.)

EVENTS THIS WEEK
RED CROSS HURRICANE RELIEF DRIVE: Students in Dr. Kristin Prien’s Management 352 (Organizational Behavior and Management) class are conducting a drive to help raise supplies for the American Red Cross and recent hurricane victims. Items will be collected all this week in front of the Buccaneer Grill (11:00-12:00 MWF, 11:00-1:30 and 3:30-5:00 TR). Evening students may bring items to class on Wednesday and Thursday, and they will be collected. Needed items include bottled water (24/32 case), diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand sanitizer, and deodorant.
POSTER SALE: The CBU Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers invites all CBU students, faculty, and staff to a Poster Sale Fundraiser on Monday. Global Prints will be on site selling posters and prints between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. outside the Thomas Center in the Buckman Quad. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
ATTENTION BUSINESS MAJORS: September is Delta Sigma Pi's recruitment month! You are invited to attend a variety of events from the Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Come see what this professional fraternity has to offer and "Meet the Chapter" on Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Pledge applications will be available and are due September 18 outside of Buckman 332, no later than 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact dsp@cbu.edu.

PACKAGING INFORMATION SESSION: A packaging information session will be held in Nolan 236 on Tuesday, 5:00-6:20 p.m. Learn about packaging career opportunities and packaging programs offered at CBU. Area packaging professionals will discuss packaging career opportunities in design and development, process improvement and lean manufacturing, research and testing, as well as sales. 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 pong@cbu.edu by noon on Monday, September 15. For more information, check the CBU packaging website.
THE NETWORKING EQUATION: Students, connect with CBU alumni and hone your networking skills at "The Networking Equation" on Tuesday, 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 alumni@cbu.edu or 321-3270 by the close of business Monday. Light food and beverages will be served.
POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN WITH 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.

KUDOS
Brother Mark Gubbels (retired, Business Office) is featured in the Fall issue of The Church Health Center Quarterly as he begins his tenth year as a volunteer with the Memphis Plan Ministry at the center. The clinic provides health care for the uninsured poor.

CBU IN THE NEWS
Dr. Judy Ramage Lawrence (Accounting) was extensively quoted in an article in the September 5 edition of Memphis Business Journal entitled "Local accounting programs struggle to fill Ph.D. professor vacancies." The article discussed a nationwide crisis in accounting education due to the low number of students pursuing Ph.D.s in the field.

WELCOME TO CBU
Stephen Kirkpatrick has joined the Advancement Office as Alumni Director and the Athletics Department as Assistant Baseball Coach. Stephen most recently served as assistant general manager of operations for the Alexandria Aces with United League Baseball, but also comes to CBU with a wealth of experience in event planning and execution after working with Magnolia Hill Entertainment in Los Angeles.
Julie Crowder has joined the Graduate and Professional Studies office as Secretary.

NEW STUDENT ACTIVITIES COUNCIL MEMBERS
The Student Government Association would like to announce the names of the newest additions to the Student Activities Council: Kevin Boes, Whitney Burrell, Brittly Butler, Amber Caruso, Jasper Dotson, Lauren Douglass, Dorothy Duckett, Robert Gibbs, Kyana Hunt, Justin Johnson, Brad Luckett, Logan Pearcy, Matthew Robinson, DJ Shauger, Regina Smith, Angela Toomer, Caroline Watson, Aaron Whitley, and Ting Wong. The Student Activities Council is an appointed body that plans, organizes, and provides input for all SGA programming throughout the year. Congratulations to everyone!

THANKS, CBU -- AND VOTE!
The Honors Program would like to thank the CBU community for a successful voter registration drive. More than 40 students registered to vote in time for the upcoming November election at the drive on September 11.

SEARCH RETREAT
Come join our 2009 Search Team! Search is a retreat that calls college students to search for their Christian maturity.  If you have had leadership experience on previous searches or a retreat of the same nature, we need your help! Contact Br. Rob at rveselsk@cbu.edu or Kathleen Nelson at knelson3@cbu.edu. Applications are available in the Student Life Office - please return them to Student Life by NOON on Friday, September 19. A meeting of the team is tentatively scheduled
for Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge.

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC COUNCIL EVENTS
Anyone interested in Greek Life should take note of the following events and dates:
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

ATTENTION STUDENTS: ON-CAMPUS JOBS
Need money? Want to work on campus? The Advancement Office is looking for dynamic, articulate, and responsible students for evening and Sunday phonathon positions for Fall and Spring Campaigns. Student Callers contact alumni and friends of the University and ask for support of the Fund for CBU. Starting pay is $7 per hour, and additional benefits include a great work environment and marketing job experience. Training will take place October 1-2, and calling will begin Monday, October 6. There are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please stop by the Advancement Office on the main floor of Barry Hall, Room 101, and pick up a job description and an application. Contact Aimee Lewis, Director of the Fund for CBU, at aimee.lewis@cbu.edu if you have questions.

SAVE LIDS TO SAVE LIVES
The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha, would like to remind everyone that it's time to start collecting pink Yoplait lids for "Save Lids to Save Lives." There are boxes in the Buc and in Alfonso Dining Hall. For every lid, ten cents will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yoplait will also donate five cents for every lid to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to help support breast cancer awareness and education. Thanks for your support to such a wonderful cause.

UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
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

FALL HEALTH FAIR
The CBU Fall Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Buckman Quad and Thomas Center (TC-100). Representatives from the following organizations will be on campus: Alcoholics Anonymous, Baptist Health Services Group, Beauticontrol Spa Escapes, Community Health Initiatives, Costco Optical and Pharmacy, Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning, French Riveria Spa, Hannah's Hope, Lakeside Behavioral Health Systems, Life Choices, Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center, Massage on the Go, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Smoothie King, Spinal Health Care Associates, St. Francis Hospital Behavioral Health Department, The Shot Nurse, US Dream Academy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Wild Oats Market. CBU will also have information available from the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Campus Safety, and Health Resources. Be sure to register at the Health Resources table to win a raffle for a $20 Malco gift card.

ALUMNI WEEKEND: OCTOBER 3-5
The weekend is filled with great events for alumni, students, faculty/staff, and their families! Go to the Alumni Weekend web page for event information and online registration, or call the Alumni Office at 321-3270. ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF: This year, all Alumni Weekend events are FREE, but you must RSVP by Friday, September 26, for catering purposes. Secure online registration is available here. The opening night reception is in Boshwit Courtyard and features the World of Beers beer tasting, 6:30-10:00 p.m.; the Family Lunch & Labs is Saturday, noon-2:00 p.m.; and the Alumni Dinner honoring our 50-year Golden Grads and Alumni Award winners -- Tom Burk, Gina Miller Cooper ('91), and Manny Patel ('05) -- will take place in Alfonso Dining Hall 6:00-9:00 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUN DAY
Come out and join in the fun and fellowship at the 17th Annual St. Ann Special Olympics Fun Day with some of God’s Very Special People on Saturday, October 4, at Christian Brothers High School Tom Nix Stadium. Volunteers should arrive at 8:00 a.m. for check-in with juice and doughnuts (t-shirts and lunch provided). If you need any additional information, feel free to contact Sarah Glaser at 409-5013 or Bruce Glaser at 388-6342.

LURLYNN FRANKLIN EXHIBITION
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>>

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 jgaines@cbu.edu 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.

 
 

"Often recall to mind the purpose of your vocation, and let this arouse you to do your part to establish and maintain the kingdom of God in the hearts of your students."
--- from The Wisdom of Saint John Baptist de La Salle

 
 
 



CBU SOFTBALL TEAM SEEKING PLAYERS
ATTENTION FULL-TIME FEMALE STUDENTS: If you are interested in trying out for the CBU softball team, please contact Coach Donna Crone at 321-3478 or dcrone@cbu.edu.

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

MEN'S SOCCER (2-3-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/12: Bucs 0, Barry University 2 (at Huntsville, AL)
09/13: Bucs 1, Eckerd College 2 (at Huntsville, AL -- 2OT)
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WOMEN'S SOCCER (3-2, 0-0 GSC)
09/10: Lady Bucs 2, Lambuth University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
09/13: Lady Bucs 2, Rhodes College 1 (at Rhodes Soccer Field)
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VOLLEYBALL (9-4, 0-0 GSC)
09/08: Lady Bucs 3, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 (at Pine Bluff, AR)
09/12: Lady Bucs 3, Augusta State University 2 (at Greenville, TN)
09/12: Lady Bucs 0, University of West Alabama 3 (at Greenville, TN)
09/13: Lady Bucs 3, Barton College 0 (at Greenville, TN)
09/13: Lady Bucs 3, Lander University 2 (at Greenville, TN)
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CROSS COUNTRY
The Buccaneer men's cross-country team placed 9th in a field of 29 teams at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on September 13 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Stephen Hill finished with the best individual time for CBU of 26:08.62, placing 18 of 238 runners. The Lady Bucs finished 33rd of 36 teams in the meet. Rachael Haag finished with the best individual time for CBU of 23:16.50, placing 170 of 275 runners.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
MEN'S SOCCER
09/20: Palm Beach Atlantic University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
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WOMEN'S SOCCER
09/21: Alcorn State University (Signaigo Field; 2:00 p.m.)
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VOLLEYBALL
09/20: University of Illinois-Springfield (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)

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ARRR! TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
Avast, ye mates! 'Tis true -- Friday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so dress up and talk like the pirates ye really are! Ye can also shew your support for our own Buccaneers! For more information on this event, click here.