The CBU Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) celebrated Halloween with costumed mathematical horror this year. The event received a bountiful turnout from students from all majors and mathematicians of all ages. Among those present were Pierre de Fermat (Br. Joel Baumeyer), Hypatia (Ms. Cathy Carter), Benoit Mandelbrot (Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan), Richard Feynman (Dr. Johnny Holmes), Erwin Schrödinger (Tony Bownes '10), Sophie Germain (Shanae Farrell ’12) and multiple clones of Dr. Arthur Yanushka (Jimmy Whitaker '10 and Teddy Salan '09). By popular vote, the Dr. Yanushka clones were chosen to be the best Halloween Mathematicians for 2008. The ceremonial MAA Pumpkin Carving competition (pictured above) accompanied the costume party (l-r): Dr. Andrew Diener, Andrew Fayne, Ms. Cathy Carter, Osborn de Lima, Jimmy Whitaker, Teddy Salan, Andrew Assadollahi (leaning forward), Jacky Wong, Br. Joel Baumeyer, and Harshit Shroff. Participants in the Carving Competition won goblets of candy.
• The Christian Brothers of Memphis were honored with the St. Martin de Porres Award by the St. Martin de Porres Shrine & Institute, in recognition of their educational mission at both CBU and CBHS. The award was presented during Mass in observance of the Feast Day of St. Martin, the patron saint of social justice, on November 3 at the Shrine Chapel.
• With his seventh-place finish in the NCAA South Regional meet this past weekend, Stephen Hill ('09) qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships in Slippery Rock, PA on November 22. This is his third time to qualify for the national meet. Hill was also named to the All-Region team for the fourth year in a row.
• Dr. Reginald Peyton (Marketing) was the recipient of a 2008 African-American Male Image Award (AAMIA) for Business, which was awarded at the AAIMA Scholarship Banquet on November 1. Dr. Peyton was cited for his work as an educator, as founder/president of the Peyton Company Realtors and South Parkway East Kiddie Learning Center, and as the author of various published works on topics ranging from marketing to childcare to credit management. The awards are presented by the Hobson-Goodlow Foundation and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
• Tela McEwen Thigpen (Admissions) was one of two recipients of the Youth United Way Mid South Unsung Hero Award. For the last few years, Tela has presented at the College Bound "From Boys to Men" Male Collegiate Conference. This year she presented on the topic of "The College Access Process and How to Select the Right College."
• Lady Buc midfielder Elin Svavarsdottir ('11) was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row, for the period ending November 4, after leading the Lady Bucs to a third-place finish in the GSC. The award is her third of the year. Svavarsdottir was also a unanimous pick for the All-GSC First Team, reflecting her leading the GSC in goals (21), points (50), and points per game (2.89). She is fourth in the nation in points per game and fifth in goals per game. Lady Buc forward Anna Laskarzewska ('12) was a second-team All-GSC choice as well.
• Gulf South Conference men's soccer coaches recognized the CBU Buccaneers' successful season today as they voted six players to the All-GSC Team. The Bucs, who ranked second in the league in scoring defense, placed defenders Ryan Heine and Robert Mingo on the All-GSC First Team as well as midfielder Clark Bradford and forward Rasaq Kuteyi. Goalkeeper Daniel Foster and midfielder Craig de Melo were Second-Team All-GSC picks.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• WHERE HAVE ALL THE HEROES GONE?: The Center for Ethical Leadership will offer a seminar entitled "Where Have All the Heroes Gone?"on Monday, 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. For more information, contact Kristi Tarbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-4216.
• VETERANS DAY PRAYER: Let us celebrate Veterans Day as a community and a nation. A short prayer will be offered during the lunch hours on Tuesday in Alfonso Dining Hall, giving thanks to God for those who have served to keep us safe and free.
• LEADERSHIP & PROJECT MANAGEMENT LECTURE: The Alpha Delta Chapter of the Engineering Management Honor Society will host a lecture on leadership and project management on Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Sabbatini Lounge. The guest speaker will be Derrick Pratt, PMP, a strategic service manager for International Paper's Global Supply Chain organization. If you would like to attend, RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, November 10.
• MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING WORKSHOP: The School of Engineering will host a Medical Device Packaging Workshop for high school students on Thursday. The workshop is limited to 32 students due to hands-on activities and is now full. The workshop is sponsored by a grant from Medtronic Foundation. As part of the workshop, representatives from Medtronic, Smith + Nephew, Wright Medical, and Plastic Ingenuity will discuss career opportunities in medical packaging. A repeat of the workshop is planned for January 22, 2009, with about half of the seats filled as of last Friday. More information can be found here.
• INTERNATIONAL PAPER AND SUSTAINABILITY: Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, presents Rick Ouellette, senior manager in Communications & Sustainability at International Paper, in the Sabbatini Lounge on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Come hear about International Paper's role in sustainability in the industry — the paper industry is not flat. Information about opportunities and careers with International Paper will also be covered followed by a question and answer session. The entire campus is invited and refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Career Center. For more information, please contact Burton Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN PRESENTS MERI ARMOUR: Meri Armour (pictured at left), president and CEO of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, will address the topic "Leading from Behind" on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Armour is an advocate for children’s health issues and currently serves on the boards of the Child Health Alliance of Tennessee, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, and the Urban Child Institute. The "Power Talks for Women" series is presented by CBU's Graduate & Professional Studies program and is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. For reservations and more information, contact the Graduate & Professional Studies office at 321-3291.
• FACULTY/STAFF UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN: CBU is wrapping up its Faculty/Staff United Way campaign for this year. All deductions, cash, checks etc. from faculty and staff need to be in Box 92 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
• BOWL-A-THON FOR UGANDA: The annual Beta Beta Beta Bowl-a-thon for Uganda is Friday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Billy Hardwick All Star Bowling Lanes (1576 S. White Station). The Bowl-a-Thon supports the Hope North Community in Uganda that shelters and educates Ugandans displaced by the war. This year a new water pump system will need to be installed or Hope North is in danger of being shut down It will cost over $5000 -- BBB's goal is to meet $2000 of the cost with this event. Sign up to play by contacting Dr. Mary Ogilvie at email@example.com by Thursday. The cost is $20 per person, but sponsors above and beyond the entry fee are always welcome. Bring spouses, friends, and family members for a great time and a great cause.
• EXHIBITION OPENING FOR JANA TRAVIS: Paintings by Jana Broussard Travis (Chair, Fine Arts & Speech) will be featured along with glass works by Lana Chu in an exhibition entitled "Fusion of Dimension" at the Levy Gallery in the lobby of the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center (St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Perkins Extended at Walnut Grove). The opening reception will be held on Friday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and all receptions are open to the public. Parking is free and available at St. Mary's Episcopal School's Upper School Campus and at the Moss Hall (Lower School) Campus in the Northwest corner of the intersection. The exhibit will be on display through December 18.
FACULTY/STAFF TOWN HALL MEETING
The President has scheduled a Faculty/Staff Town Hall meeting on Thursday, November 20, 12:45-1:15 p.m. in the University Theater. Faculty and staff are required to attend.
WELCOME TO CBU
• Richard Cordo has joined the Department of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Police Officer.
• Geoffrey Fulghum has joined the CBU Physical Plant as a Maintenance Technician.
SPRING REGISTRATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
All day students should be scheduling an appointment with an advisor in preparation for registration time. You will receive your alternate PIN for spring registration from your advisor. If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can find out in Banner Web (Student Services > Student Records > View Student Information, then select the term. Your advisor is listed on your General Student Record as "Primary Advisor.") There is also a list posted outside the Registrar's Office showing all day students and their advisor. Once you have registered for the one Spring course, your Spring alternate PIN will be available on Banner Web.
Spring Registration opens for day students as follows:
• Seniors: November 17
• Juniors: November 19
• Sophomores: November 21
• Freshmen: November 25
LEADING WITH COURAGE WORKSHOP
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.
SEIDMAN LECTURE: CLOSING THE GAP IN K-12 EDUCATION
Patricia Davenport (pictured at left), co-author of Closing the Achievement Gap - No Excuses, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2008 M.L. Seidman Lecture Series on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, speaking on the topic "Closing the Achievement Gap in K-12 Education." Davenport, a private educational consultant, provides services for school districts across the nation to support their efforts to achieve systemic change. Through instructional process and design training, data disaggregation and implementation of Baldridge and other quality tools, she assists them in attaining improvements throughout the school district. The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or email email@example.com. More>
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• The Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., in partnership with St. Paul Douglass Missionary Baptist Church, will host their first annual "Health and Wellness Fair" on November 15, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Paul Douglass M.B. Church is located at 1543 Brookins. The event is free to the public, offering blood sugar screenings, cholesterol screenings, HIV education, education on men and women's health, and much, much more. Refreshments will be served. So come out, get screened, get educated, and have fun! Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter will also host "A Journey into the Wonderful World of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc." on November 16 at 6:20 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Come learn about a tradition of Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service and Sisterly Love, the principles set forth by a sisterhood known as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to congratulate their newest members on joining the Iota Xi chapter: Claire May, Katherine Bennett, Laurel Moffatt, Lindsay Lanier, Emily Irwin, Kristen Walters, Logan Pearcy, Paige Campbell, Amber Caruso, and Anna Walsh.
PIZZA WITH THE PROFESSOR: SAVE THE DATE
The CBU Honors Program will present Pizza with the Professor with Dr. Rena Durr speaking on “Just How Smart Are Animals?” on Tuesday, November 25, at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium (pizza at 12:30, lecture at 12:45) Dr. Durr will describe the latest research in the field of animal cognition that will amaze and astound you with the evidence that animals are not only intelligent problem solvers, but that they plan, make decisions, and even pretend, invent, and use deception. Not only do a huge variety of animals think, but there is also clear evidence that they experience deep attachments and a wide range of emotions from love to jealousy and guilt. Come hear what we have learned about animals by simply paying serious attention to their behavior.
BEVERLY & SAM ROSS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
"Hindsight 20/20," and exhibition of ceramic work by Bryan Blankenship is on display in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery (on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library) through December 4. More information>> "Parallel Worlds," a collection of contemporary paintings by Rollin Kocsis, is exhibited in the foyer of the gallery.
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.