• Above: Professor Gene McGinnis and Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) took five American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) students to attend the ASCE Tennessee section meeting in Smyrna, TN on October 3. Andrew Assadollahi, Mark Randall, Katie McGinnis, Mallory Bailey, and Lorenzo Abril competed in the Impromptu Design Competition and received a first-place trophy and a check for $500. The students designed and built the tallest structure out of tooth picks, gum drops, and marshmallows. The scoring was based on speed of construction, height, and cost of materials. The CBU students doubled the score of their closest competition from UT Knoxville. Dr. L. Yu Lin also delivered two presentations on "Construction Management Certificate Program at Christian Brothers University" in the Engineering Management Sections.
• Dr. Mike Condren (Chemistry) and his wife, Jan Condren, conducted demonstrations of nanotechnology at Louisiana Tech University for the Shell-NanoDay, a day-long program for middle school students in northern Louisiana.
• Buccaneer midfielder Rasaq Kuteyi ('09) was named the Gulf South Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 12. He scored the game-winning goal as the Bucs won 1-0 at No. 10 West Florida, handing the Argos their first GSC loss in over three years,
• Ken Massa (Human Resources) was recently presented with an award for "Outstanding Service & Support" by the Volunteer Services Bureau of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County. Massa serves as the advisory board chair and mediator for the Mediation And Restitution Reconciliation Services (MARRS) division of the Memphis Leadership Foundation. The MARRS program provides offender/victim mediation, community service, and "church-based" alternatives to juvenile offenders in trouble with the law instead of court imposed punishment.
• Lady Buc outside hitter Kelly Nolan ('12) was named the Gulf South West Division Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 21. She averaged 5.1 digs per set for the week, including a career-high 30 at Henderson State, to go with 0.5 blocks per set.
• Dr. Ann Marie Wranovix (Literature & Languages) conducted a poetry writing workshop on October 4 at the 51st Annual Mid-South Poetry Festival sponsored by the Poetry Society of Tennessee and held at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis.
WELCOME TO CBU
Sarah Vincent has joined the Office of Admissions as Administrative Assistant / Guest Relations Coordinator.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK: The Chemistry Department will be celebrating National Chemistry Week by having demonstrations each day in the Buckman Quad. On Monday, the week will start off with a bang by detonating hydrogen balloons at approximately 12 noon. On Tuesday, the famous Diet Coke/Mentos candy fountain will be performed with many students. On Wednesday, a large scale thermite reaction will be created, making liquid iron in a flower pot. On Thursday, the department will be making "gold pennies" to give away. On Friday, they will finish off the week with another bang of hydrogen/oxygen balloons.
• CBU CLASS RING SALE: The CBU Bookstore will host a CBU Class Ring Sale on October 27-28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m. each day. Rings will be available starting at $259, and a Jostens representative will be on hand to help you make your selection. Order your ring in Silver Elite® with Platinum and get a $25 iTunes® gift card!
• RIBBON-CUTTING & BLESSING OF NEW CBU SCIENCE COMPLEX: The formal blessing of the new Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences and the newly-renovated Assisi Hall Science Learning Center will be celebrated on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. The entire CBU Community is invited to join the President and Board of Trustees for this historic dedication and its blessing by Bishop Terry Steib. Guided tours and a receptions will follow.
• LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Q & A: Sue Ann McClellan, Dean of Admissions at the University of Memphis Law School, will be on campus on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Kenrick 200 to answer questions about law school admissions. This is a great opportunity for students with any interest at all in law school or graduate schoo, leven if they do not intend to apply to Memphis.
• MINI-TRAINING SESSION FOR FAIRVIEW JURY VOLUNTEERS: CBU has been invited to be the "jury" for a student exhibition at Fairview Middle School, which is right next door, on November 13. The event is an exciting opportunity to see student work exhibited and to speak to students about what they have learned. Every child at Fairview will have a project on display and will be waiting for an adult from CBU to stop by and discuss their work. This is a wonderful opportunity to truly become a partner with our neighborhood school. Dr. Talana Vogel will hold a "mini" training session (less than 15 minutes) on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, for the rubric that will be used to evaluate the projects. Students will receive critical feedback from jurors regarding the Creative, Analytical, and Practical Components of their projects. On the day of the event, jurors will be asked to walk or ride over to Fairview to spend as much time as you can (1-3 hours) visiting with students to observe and evaluate their work. Each child will need to have their work reviewed by a CBU representative. Please RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to serve snacks.
• GREEK RECRUITMENT WEEK:The National Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council are both holding their formal recruitment week October 27-31.
• William Phillips, father of Carol Nadicksbernd (Physical Plant), passed away on October 15. Please keep Carol and Joe and their family in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve their loss. Condolences may be sent to Carol at Campus Box 10.
• Sue Elkins, grandmother of Dan Messinger (Graduate & Professional Studies), passed away on October 16 in Laurel, MS. Please keep Dan and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
• Robert Ogilvie, father of Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), passed away on October 18. A Memorial Mass will be held for Robert Ogilvie, father of Dr. Mary Ogilvie, on Monday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Kirby Pines Retirement Community (3535 Kirby Road) with a reception to follow. The family requests that any memorial donations be directed to Birthright or Catholic Charities. Please keep Mary and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 117.
The cast and crew of Antigone would like to thank everyone who helped make it a successful production. The cast and crew also appreciate the support from the audience, and thank everyone for coming to see the show. Pictured above are (front row l-r) Caroline Watson, Brenae Inge, Justin Hilliard, Catherine Montesi, Shaun Barber, and D.J. Shauger; (middle row l-r): Russell Brandon, Kenny Latta, Brandi Mayhan, Burton Bridges, Kimberly Hyett, and Elizabeth Kellicut; (back l-r): Linda Dinwiddie (Director), Tony Bownes, Danielle Wright, and Elizabeth Rosen.
CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP EVENTS
• The Center for Ethical Leadership will offer a seminar entitled "Where Have All the Heroes Gone?"on November 10, 4:00- 6:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 211. Participants in this seminar will assess the qualities of an ethical person and establish steps to acquire such qualities. Co-sponsored by Leadership Memphis, this seminar will focus on individuals’ ability to take responsibility for decisions and to become a person of integrity. The seminar will introduce participants to ethical decision making, provide techniques to enable them to sort through decision and assess their personal moral intelligence. The seminar costs $100 and includes two CLE credit hours. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. RSVP to Kristi Tarbell at email@example.com or 321-4216 by November 1.
• Do you have the courage to stand up for an injustice? Do you have the courage to take responsibility for your mistakes? Do your employees respect you based upon the courage you exhibit? Do you have the courage to live out your values? The Center for Ethical Leadership is offering a free "Leading with Courage Workshop" on November 18 in Sabbatini Lounge, 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-4216 by November 10.
In partnership with Hutchison School’s Center for Excellence and several Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (MAEL) students, the Center for Ethical Leadership offered Ethical Leadership training to more than 50 area high school student club leaders on October 18. Kim Jackson, MAEL student and Smith & Nephew employee, presented information on "Servant Leadership." Participants were challenged to look for servant leadership in today's leaders and the people around them. Dennis Clark, MAEL Student and FedEx employee, spoke about values and moral courage. Pictured above, participants learned team-building skills through an interactive simulation requiring them to help each other to get through a maze without speaking.
• SPRING '09 BUYBACK: The CBU Bookstore is working with the faculty to offer the students of CBU up to 50% Cash Back for their textbooks. Faculty: If you have not yet submitted your requisition for the Spring 2009 semester, please do so as soon as possible. Submitting adoption information on time helps students because it enables the Bookstore to buy back the chosen textbooks for up to 50% -- before everyone takes off for the holidays.
• CUSTOM GIFTS: Faculty, administration, staff, alumni, groups, sports teams, and clubs affiliated with CBU may order custom gifts and items from the CBU Bookstore's online catalog at CustomGifts.efollett.com -- just enter the password "bookstore." After browsing the site for the appropriate item(s), you can add details about customization, enter your customer information, and submit “request for quote.” The quote request is automatically directed to bookstore, and you'll be contacted by the CBU Bookstore with a price quote.
CBU LICENSE PLATES
Reserve your official CBU Tennessee Specialty License Plate today for only $35. These plates will be available in 2009 and will display your CBU pride with style. This offer is limited to vehicles titled in the State of Tennessee only. Order your license plate here and show your CBU pride everywhere you go! You may also use the form to order personalized plates for an extra $35, and you can support the inaugural CBU Alumni Scholarship Fund with an additional gift. For more information, please call the Office of Advancement at 321-3270. Forms may be returned to the Advancement office in Barry Hall or to Campus Box 104.
FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE
Flu shots are now available in Health Resources from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The cost is $15 cash or check (payable to CBU). Please contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260 with any questions.
GuluWalk is an international campaign of Athletes for Africa, focused on supporting the abandoned children of northern Uganda. The local effort is affiliated with CBU's Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program. The 3.2 mile walk will be held Saturday, November 1, beginning at the Riverside Drive parking lot, across from the downtown Visitor's Center. Sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m., and the walk starts at 2:00 p.m. Dogs and strollers are welcome! An after-party at Young Avenue Deli will follow. Register free online. Even if you can’t make the walk or the after-party, you can still show your support by donating online. Contact Lanie Smith ('02) at email@example.com or Julia Hanebrink ('01) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.