FEBRUARY 16, 2009 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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SONG, DANCE, LAUGHS, DODGEBALL, FOOD, BASKETBALL & MORE!

FREE COOKOUT: Tuesday, 12:30-1:00 p.m. at Buc Field for the Baseball game
ALL-SING COMPETITION: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater
HOMECOMING OLYMPICS: Thursday, 3:00 p.m. on Nolan Field
COMEDY BY EVAN WECKSELL: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in Canale Arena -- Free and open to the public. More info>
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT: Friday (Spirit Day), 6:30 p.m. in Canale Arena. More info & registration>
HOMECOMING GAMES: Saturday, Buccaneers vs. Henderson State Reddies; Women's Game at 3:00 p.m. / Men's Game at 5:00 p.m., Canale Arena
HOMECOMING DANCE: Saturday, 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*

WIN THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE FOR HOMECOMING!
Up 'til Dawn (UTD) is raffling off a "best seat in the house" for the men's Homecoming game this Saturday. UTD will be selling raffle tickets all week in Alfonso Dining Hall for $1 each or six for $5. They will continue to sell tickets during the women's game and will draw the winner before the men's game. The person who wins will be able to bring three friends to a prime location on the arena balcony. UTD will provide a couch, food, and refreshments for the winning ticket holder and guests.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS
Resident Assistant applications are now available in the Office of Student Life. There will be an information session on Thursday, February 19, at 2:30 p.m. in Thomas Center 100.

BIOLOGICAL CAREER CHOICES
Christina Brown (Biology '06), Carrie McIvor (Biology '05), and Jennifer Paxson (Biology '06) will visit the Biological Career Choices class on Tuesday at at 2:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. They will discuss graduate school in epidemiology, neuroscience, and nursing. All interested individuals are welcome to come. For further information contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS
Attention Faculty and Staff: The Office of Admissions cordially invites you to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition four-year scholarship offered to two incoming freshmen each year based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular involvement, and leadership abilities. Please consider participating in the interview process this year. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Darryl A. Causey, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3210 or dcausey@cbu.edu.

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.

KUDOS

The CBU Office of Student Life continues to develop emerging leaders through creative programming and opportunities that actively engages the ideal CBU student. Pictured above (l-r) Jenna Eakes (College Panhellenic Conference), Robyn Watson (National Panhellenic Council), Brandon Pollard (National Panhellenic Council), Nathan Melton (Interfraternity Council), and David Lanigan (Interfraternity Council), participated for the first time in CBU history in the Mid-American Greek and National Black Greek Leadership Conference in St. Louis, February 12-15. Interactive and thought provoking sessions on social justice, recruitment, dynamic leadership, and many more topics were all part of the students' experience. Advisor Mario Brown (Campus Activities) believes that "opportunities such as these help to ignite the excitement in student's co-curricular development". Brandon Pollard of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,Inc. was recognized by the conference as a a scholarship recipient. Additionally, Brandon Pollard and Mario Brown won third third place in the Order of Omega National Case Study Competition.

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

COURSE EVALUATIONS
Online course evaluations for the January term 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.

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 jshannon@cbu.edu or call Student Financial Assistance at 321-3305 if you need help.

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 23, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4. Contact sga@cbu.edu for more information.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SEARCH
The First Annual Memphis Search Retreat was held February 6-8 in Sardis, MS at John Kyle State Park. We had over 40 students and staff from CBU among a total of 60 students and six staff members from the Memphis community of colleges and universities. CBU students led the way in leadership, planning, and execution of the retreat. We could not have asked for better weather. God showered us with many blessings over the weekend. These kinds of retreats help build faith, community, and service not only within each campus, but also within the larger Memphis community. I want to thank the CBU community for your financial support and for your prayers.
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Brother Rob Veselsky, Campus Ministry

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>

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.

BONE DETECTIVES: FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY WORKSHOP
CBU will host a forensic anthropology workshop for high school juniors and seniors that will demonstrate the deeper story that bones tell. This workshop will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences. During this workshop, students will be introduced to the methods used in skeletal identification. The workshop is interactive, and students will handle both human and animal skeletal material. This workshop is free and open to all students in grades 11 and 12. More info>

BOOKSTORE INVENTORY
The CBU Bookstore will conduct inventory on Friday, February 27, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The bookstore will be closed during the inventory, but hopes to re-open by 1:00 p.m. that day.

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>

COMEDY OF ERRORS
CBU's Encore Drama Club will present its spring production, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, in the University Theater, February 27-March 1. Show times are Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for ANY college student with ID and CBU faculty members. Tickets will be sold at the door, no reserved seating. Advance ticket sales will be provided on campus through members of the Encore Drama Club. For additional information, please email Russell Brandon at encore@cbu.edu.

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.

 
 
 



BUCS MOVE UP TO NO. 8

The CBU Buccaneers moved up in last week's NABC/Division II Coaches Poll for the third straight week, claiming the No. 8 spot. The Bucs were the only Gulf South Conference team in the rankings, and also earned the No. 3 spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings.


BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

MEN'S BASKETBALL (19-4, 8-2 GSC)
02/12: Bucs 53, Ouachita Baptist University 42 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Bucs 54, Delta State University 66 (at Cleveland, MS)
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (8-14, 1-7 GSC)
02/12: Lady Bucs 59, Ouachita Baptist University 66 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Lady Bucs 37, Delta State University 66 (at Cleveland, MS)

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BASEBALL (1-6, 0-0 GSC)
02/11: Bucs 4, Freed-Hardeman University 12 (at Buc Field)
02/12: Bucs 5, Union University 15 (at Jackson, TN)
02/14: Bucs 2/8, Saint Joseph's College 6/10 (at Buc Field)
02/15: Bucs 4, Saint Joseph's College 10 (at Buc Field)
02/15: Bucs 7, Brescia University 6 (at Buc Field)
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SOFTBALL (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
02/14: Lady Bucs 4/5, Millsaps College 1/1 (at Bland Field)
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WOMEN'S TENNIS (0-3, 0-3 GSC)
02/13: Lady Bucs 0, Ouachita Baptist University 9 (at Arkadelphia, AR)

02/13: Lady Bucs 1, Henderson State University 8 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/14: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas Tech University 9 (at Russellville, AR)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
MEN'S BASKETBALL
02/19: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
02/21: HOMECOMING! Henderson State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
02/19: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 5:30 p.m.)
02/21: HOMECOMING! Henderson State University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
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BASEBALL
02/17: Lambuth University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/18: LeMoyne-Owen College (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/21: Robert Morris College (Buc Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/22: Robert Morris College (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)

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SOFTBALL

02/18: Union University (Jackson, TN; 4:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/22: Lambuth University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
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MEN'S & WOMEN'S TENNIS
02/17: Stillman College (TPC at Southwind; 2:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of Alabama-Huntsville (TPC at Southwind; 2:00 p.m.)

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MEN'S GOLF

02/21-22: Henderson State University Spring Classic (Hot Springs, AR)