FIDELITY INVESTMENTS SPONSORS ENGINEERING COURSE AT ICCS: Pictured above (l-r) are Jon Bell, regional consultant for Fidelity Investments (Germantown); Sally Hermsdorfer, high school principal at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School; Hope Link, high school guidance director at ICCS; Dr. Eric Welch, dean of CBU School of Engineering; and Dwayne Craft, vice president of Fidelity Investments (Germantown). Fidelity Investments is currently sponsoring seven ICCS high school students to take "Introduction to 3D Programming" through CBU's Dual Enrollment program and the School of Engineering.
• Tracey Dysart Ford (Dean of Admissions) has been appointed to the Executive Board of the National Catholic College Admissions Association, serving as Regional Coordinator for the South.
• Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was selected as one of five experts to participate an Expert Panel Review Committee for the Tennessee Valley Authority Projects. The committee members attended a concentrated three-day workshop on January 12-14 in Knoxville to assess the watershed/stream model being developed by TVA and to determine the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) impact to the TVA watershed. As needed, the expert members provided their expertise to review and concur with the technical issues which TVA currently faces. The experts also provided their support to TVA when engaging the regulatory issues.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• INAUGURATION WATCH PARTY: The Office of Student Life is sponsoring an Inauguration Watch Party for the campus community. Please join us on Tuesday 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.
• TEAM INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL: Intramural basketball starts Tuesday. All games will be played in Canale Arena between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• HOMECOMING INFORMATIONAL MEETING: The Student Activities Committee will hold a Homecoming Informational Meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Center 100. Anyone who may be interested in participating in Homecoming Week activities should be in attendance to learn and voice their opinion on what is in store.
• WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: 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 first session will be held Thursday from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Subsequent sessions will be held on January 29, February 5, and February 12. 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.
• CAMPUS MINISTRY CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE: The first "Christian Coffee House" for the
semester will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Rozier Lounge. All students are invited to come together and listen to some great music, show off some great dance moves, and hear some great poetry. This event is a student-run experience. Come and experience some great talent at CBU's own "American Idol." Beverages and munchies are included. Free of charge.
• "DAY ON" OF SERVICE: The CBU Social Justice Committee is having a 'Day On' of service on January 24 at the Lichterman Nature Center. Particpants are invited to meet at 8:30 in front of Student Life. A day of action and service is a great way to remember the words and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SGA SPRING MEETING SCHEDULE
• 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 26, February 9, February 23, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4
• Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Ruby Muriel Goodwin, mother of Phil Goodwin (Athletics/Baseball) died on January 12. Mrs. Goodwin was the widow of Rev. C.D. Goodwin and a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church, where Rev. Goodwin was a pastor before his retirement. She is survived by seven children, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Please keep the Goodwin family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guest book is available until February 13.
• John L. Varriano, father of Dr. John Varriano (Physics), died January 12, at Excela Health Hospital in Mount Pleasant, PA. Mr. Varriano, 81, was a graduate of Duquesne University and a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Rockwell International. He is survived by his wife, Jane (De Ore) Varriano, three children, and six grandchildren. Please keep the Varriano family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guest book is available until February 13.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The members of Tau Kappa Epsilon initiated 21 new brothers (pictured above) into the Pi-Epsilon Chapter on January 17. The new initiates included Brett Gaither, Robert Gibbs, Scott Miller, James Nelson, Tanner Shanks, Michael Berry, Michael Hankins, William Zachary, David Croenne, Jeremiah Mooney, Rhett Jordan, Joshua Neil, Andrew Naranjo, Collins Lipscomb, Johnny Vo, Joshua Segovia, and David Vaughn. They also initiated four honorary members that included Tom Kresyman, Steve Ritter, Jorge Arana, and Charles Withrow. The men of TKE also celebrated 30 years of excellence at CBU with their Founders Ball Formal.
• ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS MAJORS: Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, is looking for new members. The events listed below are open to business majors in order to introduce you to the fraternity and to let the fraternity get to know you.
-- Information Session: Tuesday, January 27, in St. Joseph Hall 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
-- Dinner with the Members: Friday, January 30, in Maurelian Kitchen, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
-- Networking Event: Monday, February 2, in Montesi Executive Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
-- Applications due by Friday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m. outside Deltasig Office, Buckman 332
• The Spring 2009 edition of The Same Page Newsletter is now available.
• Library Hours Change: Plough Library will now be opening on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 p.m.
• Click here for Plough Library's Walk-in Instruction and Library Tour Schedule for January and February.
COLLEGE SEARCH RETREAT
The first College Search Retreat in the Memphis area will take place on February 6-8. Take some time away from your busy schedules and hectic lives and enjoy the fellowship of other Christians at John Kyle State Park in Sardis Lake, MS. Search is a 3-day weekend retreat that will change your outlook on life. Transportation, lodging, and meals are all provided. The cost is $75 with scholarships available to anyone interested -- contact Brother Rob Veselsky for more details. Applications are available in Student Life and must be returned by January 30. For more information, contact Br. Rob at email@example.com or 321-3509, Wesley Hall (Co-director) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathleen Nelson (Co-director) at email@example.com.
ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
"A Window to the West" featuring paintings and sculpture by Samuel Nichols, is currently on exhibition 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, is in the foyer of the gallery. Both exhibitions will be on display through February 27. More info>
LEARNING FROM LOSS
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.
CRYPTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-3405.
CBU ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT
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.
STUDENT SHADOWING: CAREERS IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY
The Insurors of Memphis is hosting a "Student Shadowing" day for college students on Thursday, February 19. The local independent insurance agencies are inviting students to come to their businesses on that day to observe and learn about the insurance industry as a career. The students will also attend a luncheon at Chickasaw Country Club, where a national speaker from Project InVest will speak on the insurance career path and variety of opportunities available in the industry. For more information, contact Betty McWillie in the CBU Career Center at 321-3331 or email@example.com.
CAREERS IN PACKAGING TELECONFERENCE
CBU will participate in the 10th Annual Careers in Corrugated International Teleconference for Students & Faculty on Wednesday, February 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in Nolan 235. The teleconference is a live industry briefing from the Michigan State University Television Studios. Topics will include "Life Cycle Analysis of the Corrugated Industry," "Virgin vs. Recycled Content: Which Box is Best?" and other operational issues related to graphic design or sustainability. More information will be posted at www.cbu.edu/engineering/packaging. RSVP via email to Dr. Pong Malasri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MID-SOUTH ANNUAL ENGINEERING & SCIENCES CONFERENCE 2009
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.
CBU EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS
Discount cards are available for CBU faculty and staff in the Mail Room for the Jiffy Lube Employee Discount Program. The cards offer a $7.00 discount plus authorize Jiffy Lube to give you the best possible rates for any other services you authorize. Be sure to identify yourself as an employee of CBU and indicate that you have an Employee Benefit account prior to service.