The Honors Program hosted its inaugural dance, '80s Prom Night, on January 23. Over 70 students attended and danced to the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, and Devo. Pictured above are this year's Prom Committee members: Caroline Mitchell (History '10), Chase de Saint-Felix (Religion and Philosophy '11), Dr. Tracie Burke, Burton Bridges (Economics and Finance '09), Carolyn Fly, Roossell Brandon, Keith Wyrick (Engineering '10), and Boris de Souza (Electrical & Computer Engineering, '09). Rubik's Cube prizes were awarded to Roossell Brandon (Psychology '09) and Carolyn Fly (English for Corporate Communications '10) for Best Male and Female '80s Costume; and to Brigid O'Malley (Psychology '11) for Best '80s Hair. Additionally, Andrew Greenop (Mechanical Engineering '12) and Elizabeth Calabretta (Chemistry '10) were crowned '80s Prom King and Queen. For more information about the Honors Program, click here.
• An article by Mario Brown (Student Life/Student Activities) on "Creative Program Design for the African-American Millennial Student" appears in the January/February 2009 issue of Campus Activities Programming magazine. He is also a contributing author to the National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) Resource Guide, published by the Association of Fraternity Advisors.
• Buccaneer center Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) has been named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week, for the period ending February 4 – for the fourth time this season and the eighth time of his career. Kohs averaged 20.0 points and 12.5 rebounds as he led the Bucs to a 60-46 win over Southern Arkansas and a 50-35 win at No. 22 Arkansas Tech.
• Jason Porter (Biology '08) has been accepted to the M.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• JUNIOR MEETINGS: Career Center Junior Meetings for all December 2009, May 2010, and August 2010 graduates will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday's meetings are in St. Joseph Hall Room 10, and Thursday's meetings are in Buckman Hall Room 112. These meetings will cover very important information for all soon-to-be-seniors, to prepare students for the senior year full-time job search, specifically as it relates to compiling a resume, registering that resume with the Career Center office, and using it to search out internships and co-ops in advance of the 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; students need to attend only one of the four times.
• "PINK OUT" BASKETBALL GAMES: 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 to boost awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds to support the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Starting Monday, "Pink Out" t-shirts will be on sale for $7 in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunchtime operating hours. There will also be a banner in Alfonso for you to sign in memory of a loved one who has died of breast cancer or in honor of a loved one who survived. The banner will be displayed in the arena on game night. 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. 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>
• LUNCHTIME BENEFIT CONCERT: The campus community is invited to the Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children's Medical Center on Friday in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Music will be provided by The Tesla Roadsters, featuring Tela Thigpen (Tela Thigpen, Greg Thomas, and Matthew Vincent, vocals; Corey Haughey and Matt Robinson, guitar; Larry Anderson, electric bass; Steven Ritter and Devlin Smith, percussion; and Dr. Stan Eisen, keyboard and "vocals") Admission is free (lunch itself is not), but donations will be graciously accepted. Special thanks to Jerry Swanberry and Boris De Souza for providing AV equipment for practices and the performance.
• CBU ART CLUB EXHIBIT: The CBU Art Club presents "Student Works" on Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in Kenrick Hall's Studio B (lower floor). The goal of this student gallery exhibition is to provide a showcase of selected works by CBU art students. Works have been chosen from students of all class levels, freshman-senior. Free refreshments will be provided. Please come out and support the growing CBU art community.
• ELECTION COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE: Election Commission Applications are now being accepted. The 2009 SGA Elections are coming up, and Election Commission applications are now being accepted! The Election Commission is involved in all aspects of conducting the elections. Applications are available in Student Life -- or for download here. Completed applications are due Friday. For more information contact email@example.com.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
• Tuesday, February 10: Black History Jeopardy (7:00-10:00 p.m.; Spain Auditorium)
• Thursday, February 12: BSA Movie Night -- Come see a movie on "African-American History" (7:00-9:00 p.m.; Rozier Lounge)
• Friday, February 13: BSA African Culture Fair featuring food from the country of Ethiopia & Special African Performance (7:00-8:30 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge)
• Thursday, February 16: Soul Food Day & Entertainment (11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Alfonso Dining Hall)
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: Comedian Evan Wecksell at 7:30 p.m. in Canale Arena -- Free and open to the public. More info>
• 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*
Brother L. David Pieters, FSC, age 88, died on January 29 at the Mother Theresa Home in Lemont, IL. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 62 years, he served at Christian Brothers University from 1962 to 1964; St. Mel High School from 1948 to 1950 and at St. Patrick High School from 1967 to 1990 in Chicago; St. George High School from 1951 to 1959 in Evanston, IL; and at Bishop Noll High School from 1964 to 1966 in Hammond, IN. He retired in 1990. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund (7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527). Please consider helping to further Lasallian educational ministry in Br. David's name by making a memorial contribution to Christian Brothers University or to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest.
Online course evaluations for the January term begin February 9 and end February 27. Your thoughtful assessment is needed. As a bonus, students completing ALL of their evaluations will be entered in a drawing for a great prize. Last semester's winner received an iPod Shuffle! To access the online evaluation form, click here.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Congratulations to the following students as being elected to the 2009-10 Interfraternity Council Executive Board: Nathan Melton (Kappa Sigma), President; Justin Harder (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), Vice-President; Chris Colanero (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), Recruitment Chair; Daniel Smith (Kappa Sigma), Treasurer; Robert "Scott" Parker (Kappa Sigma), Secretary; Ryan Badami (Kappa Sigma), Chief Justice; and David Lanigan (Kappa Sigma), Greek Relations.
ARE YOU WHO'S WHO MATERIAL?
If you are a student who demonstrates a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and have the potential for continued success, you could be eligible for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A 2.5 minimum GPA and junior/senior status is required to apply. Please pick up an application in Student Life. The deadline is February 20.
DON'T WAIT! DON'T HESITATE! (UNLESS YOU'RE GOING TO GRADUATE)
FILL OUT YOUR 2009-10 FAFSA NOW at www.fafsa.ed.gov! Tennessee residents: Tennessee Grant money will run out EARLY, probably before March 1! Contact Jim Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Student Financial Assistance at 321-3305 if you need help.
DAY STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE HOPE OR TSAA
The rosters have been certified for us to get our money from the state. These funds should arrive in 2-3 weeks. They will post to your account when they come in so you can see them on your Business Office screen.
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
• 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
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.
THE FACTS ON FACEBOOK
A forum entitled “Image Management: The Facts on Facebook” will be held Tuesday, February 24, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00-1:50 p.m. The seminar, sponsored by the CBU Counseling Center, will be conducted by Ms. Kelli Wildman, CBU Dean of Academic Services. There will also be opportunity for questions, answers, and discussion. This seminar is open to the campus community.
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>
DE LA SALLE ELEMENTARY FOUNDER'S 5K RUN
De La Salle Elementary School will host its first Founder's 5K Run to benefit the school and its students on March 1 in Overton Park at 2:00 p.m. Formerly called Blessed Sacrament School, De La Salle Elementary reopened in 2000 as a Jubilee school and is located in the Binghamton community of Memphis. The small Catholic Christian Brothers school serves and educates students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Race proceeds will enable the school to offer more scholarships to its student body. Registration for the 5K begins at 12:30 p.m. To register online, please visit www.racesonline.com. Pre-registration is $15, registration at the event is $20. Advance registration deadline is February 28. This is a MRTC event. Refreshments and awards will be after the race. For more information, call the school at (901) 866-9084.
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.”
LASALLIAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW CATHOLIC EDUCATORS
The January 2009 LANCELetter newsletter is available for download – click here or visit the LANCE website.