FROSTY JUNIOR: The snow that dusted the campus last week wasn't very deep and didn't last very long, but it was enough for (l-r) Kristi Prevost, Ryan Nicolini, Heather Gosnell, Wesley Hall, and Samantha Almanza to fashion a colorfully featured miniature snowman in the Buckman Quad.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• DEADLINE FOR CASTINGS SUBMISSIONS: The deadline for submissions to Castings, CBU's student literary magazine, is Monday. Students can submit in three categories: art, prose, and poetry. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. Please send images as JPEG files and prose or poetry as MS Word files to email@example.com.
• I HEAR THERE IS A VACCINE THAT PREVENTS CERVICAL CANCER! Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) will be speaking on "What you need to know about Cervical Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus" on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Bring your lunch and learn about this important topic. Cookies will be served.
• INTERNAL PACKAGING INFORMATION SESSION: An internal packaging information session has been scheduled on Tuesday at 5:00-6:15 p.m. in Nolan 234. Panelists provided by TAPPI.org will discuss packaging career opportunities. You will also learn about packaging programs at CBU, including the Packaging Engineering Certificate, the BSEM (Packaging) degree, and the MSEM (Packaging) degree. Pizza, drinks, and door prizes!
• 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 second 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 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.
• MAXED OUT: DOCUMENTARY AND DISCUSSION: The Honors Program and Delta Sigma Pi will present a screening of the documentary Maxed Out on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The entire CBU community is invited to attend this informative and eye-opening event. Do you have or want a credit card? If so, you must see this film. It explores the methods used by the credit card companies to lure and exploit unwitting consumers, college students in particular. Highly entertaining with its use of humor juxtaposed with personal tragedy, this film will draw you in and knock your socks off. No one will leave this film without thinking differently about having a credit card. One viewer wrote "Maxed Out is to credit card companies what Super Size Me was to the fast food industry." After the film, Ms. Pat Papachristou, CBU economics professor, will lead a short discussion. There will be light refreshments and some door prizes. For a trailer of the documentary, click here.
• ONE-MAN SHOW - LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON: Actor and comedian Stogie Kenyatta will perform his acclaimed Broadway-style one-man show, The World is My Home-The Life & Times of Paul Robeson, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the stage, where he majestically captures the essence of Paul Robeson, portraying ten characters and chronologically taking the audience through the life of history's first black renaissance man and one of America's most complex, brilliant citizens. Free and open to the public. This presentation is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Black Student Association at CBU.
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS SPONSORS STUDENTS AT CITY UNIVERSITY: Pictured above (l-r) are Jon Bell, regional consultant for Fidelity Investments (Germantown); R. LeMoyne Robinson, chancellor of City University Liberal Arts School; Rick Maupin, CBU director of corporate and government programs; and Dwayne Craft, vice president of Fidelity Investments (Germantown). Fidelity Investments is currently purchasing textbooks for City University students participating in CBU's Dual Enrollment Program. City University, a division of The Influence1 Foundation, is a college preparatory charter high school with a liberal arts core and operates as a Center of Excellence for Student Development.
• Buccaneer first baseman Joseph Kaminski (Mechanical Engineering '10) was picked to the Preseason All-GSC Team after leading CBU in most offensive categories with a .385 batting average, 13 doubles, six homers, and 40 RBI. He also scored 25 runs on his way to being named Second-Team All-GSC West.
• Gulf South Conference West Division softball coaches voted three Lady Bucs to the Preseason All-GSC West Softball team. Pitcher Nikki Dunn (Psychology '09), a three-time All-GSC pick, was joined on the Preseason All-GSC West team by infielder Casey King ('11) and outfielder Victoria Mathews (Business Administration '11).
Congratulations to the winning team from the second annual CBU Alumni Trivia Night held on January 30 -- Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Marketing/Economics), Mrs. Linda Brittingham, Dr. Kristin Prien (Management/Marketing/Economics), and Brother Mark Snodgrass, FSC (De La Salle School at Blessed Sacrament).
• Coretta Hairston, aunt of Terri Alford (General Studies '12), died on January 20 at her residence in Columbus, MS at age 40. The family requests the prayers of the CBU community in this time of loss.
• Mrs. Oudone Insixiengmay, mother of NoLee Insixiengmay and mother-in-law of Dr. Evelyn McDonald (Student Life), passed away in her homeland of Laos on Thursday, January 29. Condolences may be sent to 271 Alexander, Memphis TN 38111. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.
WELCOME TO CBU
• Gerald W. Nelson has joined the Department of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Officer.
• Michael Steele has joined the Department of Athletics as Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Melody Nabors has been selected to assume the position of Registrar effective March 1. Melody currently holds the position of Associate Registrar.
COLLEGE SEARCH: THANKS FROM BROTHER ROB
I personally want to thank each and every one of you for helping make the first College Search Retreat in Memphis possible for so many of our students. Close to 50 students at this time are able to go due to your financial support. This would not be able to happen without you. Lives have been touched because of this experience, and you are helping make God present in the lives of our young people. Donations are still requested, so if you can help the Retreat costs $75 -- whether it's $75 or $5, every dollar counts. You will receive a tax deduction through our Advancement Office here at CBU. If you are writing a check, it can be made out to CBU-Campus Ministry and sent to Campus Ministry at Campus Box 9, or call me at 321-3509. The retreat will take place this weekend, February 6-8 at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS. Please keep all of us in your prayers. -- Brother Rob Veselsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• 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.
-- Power of Networking: Monday, February 2, in Montesi Executive Center, 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Professor Jenny Cowell (Management/Marketing/Economics) will speak about the importance of networking and share new networking techniques.
-- Applications due by Friday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m. outside Deltasig Office, Buckman 332
-- Any questions may be directed to email@example.com.
• ALPHA CHI FOOD DRIVE: The CBU chapter of Alpha Chi will begin collecting food for the Mid-South Food Bank. The economic downturn has increased the demand on the Food Bank, and their supplies are running low. Boxes will be placed around campus for food items February 1-15. The chapter is also collecting books for the national organization's literacy drive. If you would like to donate either food or books, please contact: Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Bailey (chapter president) at email@example.com.
ELECTION COMMISSION APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The 2009 SGA Elections are coming up, and the SGA is looking for a few good people to serve on the Election Commission this year. The Election Commission is involved in all aspects of running the elections. Applications can be downloaded here and are also available in the Student Life office. Completed applications are due February 13. For more information, contact Matt Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) - February 9, February 23, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4
• Contact email@example.com for more information.
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>
CAREER CENTER CALENDAR
Career Center Junior Meetings for all December 2009, May 2010, and August 2010 graduates will be held on:
• Wednesday, February 11, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall Room 10
• Thursday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in Buckman Hall Room 112
These meetings will cover very important information for all soon-to-be-seniors, to prepare you for your senior year full-time job search, specifically as it relates to compiling your resume, registering that resume with the Career Center office, and using it to search out internships and co-ops in advance of your senior year. Lots of training opportunities are also available on resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, graduate school, and more.
Each meeting should last about 30-40 minutes; you need to attend only one of the four times. Mark your calendars today!
• Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, February 19; 1:00 pm, Buckman 112
• Practice Tests (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE): Tuesday, February 24; 1:00 pm, Kenrick 200, 203, 204, 219, 220 - $5.00 payable on test day; Advanced sign-up required in Career Center before Wednesday, February 18
• Interviewing Skills & Professional Image Workshop: Thursday, February 26; 1:00 pm, Buckman 112
• Negotiating Salary Workshop: Tuesday, March 3; 1:00 pm, St. Joseph 10
• Part-Time Job Fair: Wednesday, March 25; details TBA
• Full-Time Job Fair: Thursday, March 26; details TBA
CBU SORORITIES AND BASKETBALL TEAMS HOLD "PINK OUT"
Two CBU sororities, Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha, will host the first annual "Pink Out" Buccaneer and Lady Buccaneer basketball games on Thursday, February 12, in Canale Arena. These games are being held to boost awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds to support the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. The Lady Bucs' game will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the men’s game, both against Ouachita Baptist University. The teams will play with a pink game ball, and the crowd is encouraged to wear pink in support of the teams and the cause. The first 30 spectators will receive a free Buccaneer "Pink Out" t-shirts. Other spectators will be able to purchase a "Pink Out" t-shirt for $7 at the door. T-shirts will also be available for $7 at the Buccaneer basketball game on February 5. All proceeds will go to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. In addition to the t-shirts, there will be giveaways during both half times. More info>
HOMECOMING WEEK ACTIVITIES
• Tuesday, February 17: Free Cookout, 12:30-1:00 p.m. at Buc Field for the Baseball game
• Wednesday, February 18: All Sing Competition at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater
• Thursday, February 19: Homecoming Olympics at 3:00 p.m. on Nolan Field
• Thursday, February 19: Performance by comedian Evan Wecksell at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater -- Free and open to the public.
• Friday, February 20 (Spirit Day): Dodgeball Tournament at 6:30 p.m. in Canale Arena
• Saturday, February 21: Homecoming Basketball Games vs. Henderson State Reddies
Women’s Game at 3:00 p.m. / Men’s Game at 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, February 21: Homecoming Dance from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.; Buses to leave from Central Parking Lot
*Tickets for the dance will be on sale from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall all week*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com by February 11. Pizzas and drinks will be provided around 12:45 p.m.
POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN
CBU's "Power Talks for Women" series will feature Laurie A. Tucker on Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Tucker, senior vice president for corporate marketing at FedEx Services, will discuss "Building Your Personal Brand." At FedEx, she leads the organization responsible for managing and developing marketing strategy, product innovation and development, retail product and promotion, business alliances, sponsorship programs, customer experience management, brand management and advertising.
Under Tucker’s leadership, recent accolades include the FedEx Super Bowl spot, "Stick," which garnered a Primetime Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This was the first FedEx ad to win an Emmy Award. Last year's Super Bowl spot, "Carrier Pigeons," was voted one of the most popular commercials (according to a Super Bowl "Ad Meter" poll conducted by USA Today) and has received dozens of industry awards. In addition, Tucker is the four-time winner of the prestigious FedEx Five Star award. The "Power Talks for Women" series is presented by CBU's Graduate & Professional Studies program and sponsored by Fidelity Investments. For reservations and more information, call 321-3291. More>
DR. FRANK MARION'S "LAST LECTURE" - SAVE THE DATE
The Honors Program will present Dr. Frank Marion's "Last Lecture" on Thursday, April 23, at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. A new tradition at CBU, the "Last Lecture" may relate to the professor’s academic work, other professional or life experience, or may be words of inspiration and advice for students – or all of the above. Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for this extraordinary event during which this esteemed Marketing professor gives his “Last Lecture.”