THE SEASON OF LENT
"God is not solitude, but perfect communion. For this reason the human person, the image of God, realizes himself or herself in love, which is a sincere gift of self." -- Pope Benedict XVI
Lent is the 40 days prior to Easter, a time to take stock of our lives spiritually and see how we might love God and each other a little bit more. The tradition of the Christian Churches during Lent has always been to encourage us to fast, strengthening our wills to do good; to pray, putting us in touch with God, realizing we don't have to do this alone; and to give alms, through serving one another, the human family grows into the Body of Christ.
• ASH WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday offers Christians the opportunity to receive the visible sign of ashes. It is a time to grow closer to God and one another. CBU Campus Ministry will offer the following opportunities to receive ashes: 7:30-8:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall); 8:45-10:00 a.m. in Cooper-Wilson Science Center; 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall; 5:00 p.m. Mass in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel; and 7:45-8:15 p.m. in Buckman Hall outside the Montesi Executive Center.
• Congratulations to Burton Bridges (Business Administration '09) and Caroline Mitchell (History '09) on their selection as Mr. and Ms. CBU for Homecoming 2009.
• Congratulations to Brother Stephen Eibert and Brother Louis Althaus (President's Office), who both recently celebrated their Jubilee for 60 years as Christian Brothers at a gathering presided over by Bishop J. Terry Steib.
• Buccaneer center Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) was named Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, for the period ending February 18. Kohs averaged 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds on the week as the Bucs split games with Ouachita Baptist and Delta State.
• Twenty-five CBU Behavioral Sciences students presented their research at the Mid-South Psychology Conference on February 14 at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN. The following students presented posters: Nathali Blackwell and Paige Pirkey, "The Relationship between Extra-Curricular Activities, Self-Esteem, and Body Image"; Bonnie Burgette, Anitra Harps, and Brandy Sims, "Visual Media Habits and Self-reported Levels of Aggression in Students"; Dorian Durr, "Obsessive Compulsive Tendencies and Academic Performance in College Students"; Maggie Foster and Chanelle Houston, "Pattern Perception in College Students with Depressive Symptoms"; Stacie Hoover, "The Relationship between Pet Attachment and Empathy"; Megan Inman and Wayne Young, "The Relationship between Cannabis Use, Grade Point Averages, and Time Perspective among College Students" (won Honorable Mention); Zsakosha Redick, "The Relationship between Machavellianism and Deception"; Victor Velasquez, "Stress and Coping"; Gabrielle Fairbee, "Relationship between Aggressive Driving Behaviors and Locus of Control"; Janice Johnson, "The Relationship between Physical Fitness and Stress"; Lauren Phillips, Mike Schaefgen, and Danielle Wright, "The Relationship between Alcohol Abuse and Pathological Gambling"; Genevieve Thomas, "The Relationship between Self Esteem and Sexual Attitudes." The following students presented papers: Maggie Foster, Ashley Jones, and Katie Quinton, "The Relationship between Need for Cognition, Boredom, and the Media"; Caitlin Mills, "Stereotypes and Racism in Athletics" (won honorable mention); Shran Jones, "Energy Drink Consumption and Sleep Deprivation"; Samantha DeVilbiss, Gabrielle Fairbee, Lauren Guerrant, and Chanelle Houston, "Relationship between Big 5 Personality Characteristics and Self-Monitoring." Faculty Drs. Maureen O'Brien, Rena Durr, and Beth Nelson also attended.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• UP 'TIL DAWN GOES CANNING: Up 'til Dawn will be going canning on Monday at 4:30 p.m. If your team needs some help finding ways of participating, come out and join the Executive Board in their efforts to help the kids. Meet outside Student Life at 4:30 and bring your own posters!
• THE FACTS ON FACEBOOK: A forum entitled “Image Management: The Facts on Facebook” will be held Tuesday 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.
• GLOBAL WARMING LECTURE: Rita Harris of the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group will present a lecture on "Global Warming and Environmental Justice in Memphis" on Tuesday in Sabbatini Lounge at 7:00 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the CBU Social Justice Committee.
• BONE DETECTIVES: 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, 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>
• POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN: CBU's "Power Talks for Women" series will feature Laurie A. Tucker on Thursday at 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>
• 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.
• THE COMEDY OF ERRORS: CBU's Encore Drama Club will present its spring production, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, in the University Theater, Friday-Sunday. Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: The Office of Admissions cordially invites all faculty and staff members to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, 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 email@example.com.
• EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK: Alpha Sigma Tau presents "Eating Disorders Awareness Week" at CBU. Sisters will hand out ribbons and pens in the cafeteria at lunchtime on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
• Monday: Candlelight Service at 8:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad.
• Tuesday: Meet at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Buc to carpool to America the Beautiful, a documentary being shown by the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee at the University of Memphis Rose Theater.
• Thursday: Psi Chi and Alpha Sigma Tau partner to sponsor a talk by Dr. Beth Nelson (Behavioral Science) and a local eating disorders expert at 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium (unless otherwise announced).
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• ALPHA CHI INDUCTION: The TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi, the national interdisciplinary honor society at CBU, inducted their new members on February 15. Membership is by invitation only, and the students represent the upper 10% of their junior or senior class by school, based on Fall 2008 rank. (Not everyone who was invited accepted the invitation.) Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishment:
• School of Arts: Spencer Matthew Cook, Amanda Garland, Francis Minneci, Christopher Peterson, Daniel Thompson, Jessica Wright
• School of Arts Professional Studies Program: Dawn Hunter, Phillip Gooch
• School of Business: James Beard, Holly Loomis, Khushboo Shastri, William David Delugach, Jenny Terbrock
• School of Business Professional Studies Program: Matthew Bailey, Erica Wilkins
• School of Engineering: Phuc Phan
• School of Sciences: Katelyn Brumfield, Elizabeth Calabretta, Rachel Haag, Kathleen Nelson
• ALPHA XI DELTA NEW MEMBERS: The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta would like to congratulate the two newest members and welcome Brooke Allen and Brandi Mayhan to their sisterhood.
WELCOME TO CBU
• Daniel Jeanes has joined Information Technology Services in the position of Network Administrator.
• Vance Gamble has joined the Student Life staff as a Resident Director of Rozier Hall.
PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME: NO CLASSES REQUIRED!
GOOD NEWS: ALL students are invited to participate in the CBU "Paris in the Springtime" trip!! If you are a student and do not need or want class credit in Global Studies, French, or Economics, you can still join your classmates on this FABULOUS trip after graduation in mid-May. Time is very short, as everyone who wants to go must be on board before noon Monday, March 18. Airline seats will be finalized at that time. Call 321-3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information -- or go to the Study Abroad website.
THE DANDY DOZEN: SEEKING SUMMER CONFERENCE ASSISTANTS
Events Management is looking for 12 students to be Conference Assistants for the 2009 summer. Conference Assistants will assist with the preparations for all summer conferences hosted on the CBU campus. Each assistant will be provided with summer housing and must be committed to fulfilling specific tasks and duties quickly and efficiently. Applications can be picked up in the Student Life Office. All applications are due in Student Life by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Please contact Martin Brock in Events Management at email@example.com or 321-3531 if you have any questions.
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
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.
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NEWS
• IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you are a Tennessee resident and hope to get a Tennessee Student Assistance Award, you need to fill out your 2009-10 FAFSA now! Tennessee grant money will run out early! Contact Jim Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Student Financial Assistance at 321-3305 if you need help.
• The Student Financial Assistance Office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for the remainder of the semester. If you have general questions or questions about the FAFSA, the Office hopes the additional hours will be helpful to you.
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 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>
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.