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Congratulations to the 362 CBU students named to the Fall 2008 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The list of honored students can be found here.

Indre Augustinaite (Biology '08) has been accepted to the nursing program at Union University in Jackson, TN.
• An paper by Mr. Phillip Bryant (Management) on "Emerging Organizations' Characteristics as Predictors of Human Capital Employment Mode: A Theoretical Perspective" has been accepted for publication in Human Resource Management Review for publication in 2009.
• Buccaneer senior center Nick Kohs (pictured at left) has been named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the third time this season, for the period ending January 8. Kohs averaged 24.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game as he led the Bucs (11-2) to a 3-0 record over the holidays. He started the stretch with a 31-point performance in a 66-60 win over Missouri-St. Louis on December 19, his third 30-point night of the year.
Brother Stan Sobczyk assumed the presidency of the School of Applied Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA on January 9. He replaces Brother Bernard LoCoco, who is retiring from the post after ten years. Both are former presidents of CBU; Brother Bernard served 1973-80, and Brother Stan served 1999-2005. Brother Bernard is also a current member of the CBU Board of Trustees.
Stephen Tate (Business Administration '11) appeared in a Kudzu Playhouse production of "Proof," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by David Auburn, at the Hernando Performing Arts Center in Hernando, MS, January 8-11. The Kudzu production, directed by David Boone, will also be presented at the 2009 Mississippi Theatre Association competition in Natchez, MS on January 15-18.
MLK ORATORICAL CONTEST: Christian Brothers University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The contest will feature 5th and 6th graders from Holy Names Catholic School, Blessed Sacrament De La Salle Catholic School, and Idlewild Elementary School.
LANCE INFORMATIONAL MEETING: An informational meeting on the Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators (LANCE) Program at CBU will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Kenrick 106. LANCE is a two-year service program fashioned after the lives of the Christian Brothers. LANCE participants serve the underprivileged and at-risk youth of Memphis through teaching in the Catholic Schools. Following in the footsteps of the Brothers, LANCE teachers support each other and grow in their faith through community living during their two years of service, while earning their master's degree in teaching from CBU. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like more information, please contact Nicole Klitz at nklitz@cbu.edu or visit the LANCE website.
• MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION: The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be observed on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Stacy L. Spencer, pastor of New Direction Christian Church, who will speak on the topic of “Living The Dream: Have We Arrived?” The celebration will also feature musical selections from the CB Singers and the winning speech from Wednesday night's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest
OPENING RECEPTION FOR ROSS GALLERY EXHIBITS : "A Window to the West" featuring paintings and sculpture by Samuel Nichols, opens with a public reception on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. In addition, "Water Feature: What Lies Beneath," an exhibition of contemporary mixed-media works by John Chiaromonte, will open in the foyer of the gallery. Both exhibitions will be on display January 16 through February 27. More info>
WALK FOR LIFE: The 33rd Annual Walk For Life, sponsored by Tennessee Citizens Concerned for Life, will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Central High School (306 S. Bellevue). The featured speaker is Dr. Robert P. N. Shearin. All are welcome. If any one would like to go and needs a ride please contact Brother Rob in Campus Ministry at 321-3509 or rveselsk@cbu.edu.

Executive Council Meetings: Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers (Kenrick 13)
Senate Meetings: The following Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Senate Chambers (Kenrick 13) - January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4
Contact sga@cbu.edu for more information.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated proudly announces the new officers for the Mu Epsilon Chapter. Pictured above are (l-r) Cotina Dotson (Assistant Corresponding Secretary), Nakia Chambliss (Financial Secretary), Robyn Watson (Treasurer), Regina Smith (Vice President), Crystal Shelton (President), Bridgett Dobbins (Parliamentarian), Serita Morton (Recording Secretary), Michelle Malone (Official Hostess/ Assistant Recording Secretary), and Ashley Jones (Corresponding Secretary). Mu Epsilon offers them congratulations and support and looks forward to working with such outstanding and dedicated individuals in the coming year.

Benjamin Robert Davis, who attended CBU in the mid-late 1990s as a civil engineering major and member of the Buccaneer baseball team, passed away on December 16 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after a valiant battle with leukemia at age 32. Ben attended CBHS where he played football and lettered in baseball. He attended CBU on baseball and academic scholarships, then transferred to the University of Memphis where he graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in civil engineering. During his engineering career he worked with APAC, the Pickering Firm, and Gresham
Smith and Partners. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Christian Brothers High School Baseball Endowment Fund (5900 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120). Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guest book is available until January 19.
Jennifer Hicks Aertker (Electrical Engineering '00) died on January 2 after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 31 years old. Jennifer is survived by her husband Erick Christian Aertker (Electrical Engineering '00), her son Christian John Aertker, her mother, two brothers, and brother-in-law Scott Aertker (Marketing '02). Jennifer was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at CBU. The family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society (2605 River Road, Jefferson, LA 70121). Please keep Jennifer and her family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guest book is open until February 3.
Anthony Blake "Tony" Boulanger, father of Evan Boulanger (Civil Engineering '12), passed away on January 2 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital after complications from surgery. Mr. Boulanger, a 1969 graduate of CBHS, taught Biology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology at Ridgeway High School. He is also survived by his wife, Diane Gay Boulanger. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to CBHS or to the CBU Scholarship Fund in his memory. Please keep the Boulanger family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guest book is available until February 3.
Judge Rita L. Stotts (History '73), a member of the CBU Board of Trustees, died Friday, January 2, at Methodist University Hospital, losing a lengthy battle with cancer. Judge Stotts was appointed to the Circuit Court bench in 2000. She was also a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and served in several legal capacities, including assistant divorce referee, an assistant county attorney, and as an assistant professor of law at Memphis State University. Donations in her memory can be made to Sisters Network, Inc., A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization (8787 Woodway Drive, Suite 4206, Houston, TX 77083).

Just a word to encourage everyone. When you need a little time away from the hustle and bustle of campus, there is a beautiful oasis on the main floor of Barry Hall called St. Joseph Chapel. It is quiet and peaceful, a place to be in God's special presence. I try to stop by everyday for a few minutes at noontime to pray for ALL OF US. Know that I am thinking and praying for you and your
intentions at noon each day. May God continue to bless us!

The Office of Student Life is sponsoring an Inauguration Watch Party for the campus community. Please join us on January 20 to witness the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States televised in the University Theatre. Click here for a tentative schedule (all times are approximate and EST) of events occurring that day. The formal program begins at 10:30 a.m. CST.

A forum entitled "Learning from Loss: Rebuilding and Recovery" will be held Tuesday, January 27, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–1:50 p.m. The seminar, sponsored by the CBU Counseling Center, will be conducted by Dr. David Goldstein, CBU's consulting psychologist. There will be opportunity for questions/answers/discussion. This seminar is open to the campus community.

CBU will host an interdisciplinary cryptography workshop for high school students on January 27 from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. Students will be introduced to the historical and technical aspect of code-breaking and ciphers as well as encrypting and decrypting messages. Dr. Neal Palmer and Dr. Paul Berk (History & Political Science) will explain the historical significance of codes and cipher breaking and historical events that have been changed by the use of ciphers. Dr Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) will follow with a discussion and demonstration of the structure of codes. He will introduce methods used in modern computer cryptography and then students will experiment with developing and cracking simple ciphers. This workshop is free and open to all students in grades 9-12. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Online registration is available at www.cbu.edu/engineering/workshop/crypto. For more information, contact engineering@cbu.edu or 321-3405.

During January and February, Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, will be conducting four workshop sessions with the goal of helping at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays as follows: January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students need to attend all four sessions.

The second annual CBU Alumni Trivia Night, featuring our own world-renowned Brother Ignatius Brown, will be held on January 30 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and the first question will be posed at 7:30 p.m. Teams may consist of 6 to 8 people. Participants can pre-register a team before January 28 for $15 per person. After January 28, registration is $20 per person. CBU students can register for $5 per person (and must show their ID). Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available; feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening, and prizes will be awarded for all members of first and second place teams. All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Board Scholarship fund. For more information and online registration, click here.

The Annual Faculty/Staff Talent Show and Silent Auction is back and scheduled for April 1, 2009. The purpose for this event is to raise money for Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, operated by Christian Brothers in Memphis. Faculty and staff are invited to participate in this fun event by displaying talent and/or donating items for the Silent Auction. Detailed information on the event will be provided at a later date.
   Individual or group acts are welcome. Outsiders can participate in acts, as long as at least one CBU faculty/staff member is part of the act. Performances can be comedy, musical, skits, etc., Forms for participants can be obtained by contacting Karen Conway at kconway@cbu.edu.This year, a special category will consist of a team from each of the four schools (Arts, Business, Engineering, and Sciences). Each team will present a group performance consisting of individuals from that school only. A special award will be given for the best performance of the four schools, as well as for an additional individual or group performance.
   Please contact one of the following individuals with questions and/or donations: Karen Conway (321-3536), Mary Ogilvie (321-3437), or Pong Malasri (321-3419).

The Schools of Engineering and Sciences will host the Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference at CBU on May 5, 2009. The conference will be co-hosted and co-sponsored for several engineering/science related organizations. Engineering/science faculty, seniors, and graduate students are invited to present their work at the conference in the form of 20-minute technical presentation or poster display. There is no conference registration charge for our faculty, students, and staff. Please check www.maesc.org for abstract due date and template.


12/19: Bucs 66, University of Missouri-St. Louis 60 (at Canale Arena)
01/03: Bucs 65, University of West Georgia 46 (at Canale Arena)
01/05: Bucs 57, University of Alabama-Huntsville 48 (at Canale Arena)
01/10: Bucs 68, University of Arkansas-Monticello 64 (at Monticello, AR)
12/20: Lady Bucs 96, Wesley College 51 (at Canale Arena)
12/22: Lady Bucs 65, University of Indianapolis 71 (at Canale Arena)
12/29: Lady Bucs 40, Butler University 83 (at Indianapolis, IN)
01/03: Lady Bucs 68, University of West Alabama 75 (at Livingston, AL)
01/05: Lady Bucs 78, University of Alabama-Huntsville 55 (at Canale Arena)
01/10: Lady Bucs 62, University of Arkansas-Monticello 74 (at Monticello, AR)

01/15: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 8:00 p.m.)
01/17: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
01/15: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
01/17: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)