National Engineers Week was held on February 16-19 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. The Memphis Joint Engineers Council (MJEC) and Engineers' Club of Memphis (ECM) hosted the event. Pictured above: Boris de Souza (Electrical & Computer Engineering '10) received the MJEC-CBU 2009 Featured Engineering Student Award for his academic excellence, student leadership, and service to the University and community. The award was presented to him by Dr. John Ventura. Dr. Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering) received the MJEC 2009 Award of Excellence for his outstanding achievements and devoted service to the engineering profession and the public welfare, and for his continuous dedication and contribution to the community. Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering) received the CBU 2009 Featured Engineering Faculty Award for his excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and dedication to the University.
• For the second week in a row, the sixth time this season, and the 10th time in his career, CBU Buccaneer center Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week, for the period ending February 25. Kohs scored 51 points and grabbed 22 rebounds with nine assists as he led the Bucs to a pair of wins on the week.
• Michelle Paul (Biomedical Science '09) has been accepted to the University of Arkansas Medical School College of Medicine (Little Rock), Class of 2013!
• Matt Trouy (Natural Science '09) has been accepted to the doctoral program in physical therapy (DPT) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
• The CBU Honors Program traveled to Austin Peay State University on February 13-14 to participate in the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council conference. All students made presentations, and the men impressed everyone with their stylish bowties. Pictured above (l-r) are John Legge (Chemistry and Mathematics, '09), Russell Brandon (Psychology, '09), Dylan Perry (Religion and Philosophy, '10), Chris Peterson (Religion and Philosophy, '10), Caroline Mitchell (History, '10), Kenny Latta (Religion and Philosophy, '10), Jenessa Gebers (Psychology, '11) Burton Bridges (Economics and Finance, '09), and Carolyn Fly (ECC, '10). As seen in the photo, Dr. Tracie Burke did her usual good job of keeping the students under control. Students made the following presentations: "Complex Organic Molecular Synthesis and Its Relation to Drug Discovery - Learning by Example" by John Legge; "Honors, Ethics and Service" by Dylan Perry and Chris Peterson; "In a Democracy, Dissent Is an Act of Faith" by Caroline Mitchell; "Russell Brandon Got Eaten by a Bear: CBU Honors Upperclassmen Go Camping" by Jenessa Gebers, Kenny Latta, and Dr. Tracie Burke; "Selection Strategies and Semantic Relatedness - BEYOND Simple Free Association" by Russell Brandon; and "Seven Ways to Improve Your Honors Program" by Burton Bridges, Carolyn Fly, and Dr. Burke.
A TASTY WAY TO HELP ST. JUDE & UP 'TIL DAWN
Stop by Chick-Fil-A at Poplar and Mendenhall on Monday, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tell your cashier you would like the proceeds from your purchase to go to CBU's Up 'til Dawn program. Enjoy your meal while Up 'til Dawn and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital receive 20% of the proceeds!
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• FOOD DRIVE: Alpha Chi (Honor Society) and Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) are conducting a joint food drive on campus this week. Contribution boxes have been conveniently placed throughout the campus.
• BETA BETA BETA INDUCTION: Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society, held its inductions on February 24 and would like to welcome its new Associate Members: Joseph Alfonso, Robert Banks, Elizabeth Beebe, Amanda Fitzgerald, Anthony Ford, Jamie Frommelt, Justin Gallagher, Catherine Gluszik, Sherita Granderson, Michael Hankins, Natalie Hart, Jeffrey Hicks, Matt Jackson, Tammy Jeans, Kely Jeu, David Kim, Sierra Mann, Roberto Martinez, Elizabeth Meadows, Katrina Montgomery, Hajra Motiwala, Sierra Nash, Dana Pabalate, Robert Parker II, Rachel Reese, Adrienne Renfro, Mario Sauceda, Ashley Schnedorf, Nick Selvo, Chirag Shah, Dione Smith, Kyle Smith, Ebony Talbert, Matt Vincent, and Xinyu Wang. Beta Beta Beta also congratulates its new Full Members: Victoria Bujalski, Elizabeth Calabretta, Caitlin Clay, Jennifer Cobb, Mary Jane Dickey, Meghan Foard, Rachel Haag, Jennifer Hilton-Smith, Natalie Hurt, Matthew Jackson, Brandon Maharrey, Kathleen Nelson, Raelyn Pirtle, Supriya Ponnopula, and Jessica Wright. Manny Patel ('05) spoke at the induction about his work with Hope North in Uganda. Beta Beta Beta also announces a total of $2,600 raised through its recent Bowlathon for Hope North in Uganda. A team of engineers lead by Morgan Harrell collected over $450, the most raised by any team. Tri-Beta offers special thanks to Daniel Darnell for his hard work in planning and implementing the event.
Dr. Donald Mock, from the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will present a seminar and talk with students on Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Science Assisi Hall 153. His seminar is entitled "A Unique Case of Biotin Dependency: A
Medical and Molecular Mystery." Alumni visitors may also come to talk to students about careers in biology. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGA CANDIDATE INTEREST MEETINGS
Are you interested in running for SGA this year? Two Candidate Interest Meetings have been scheduled to inform potential candidates about the elections and to distribute SGA Election Applications: Wednesday in Thomas Center 100 at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday in Thomas Center 100 at 12:00 noon. For more information contact email@example.com or visit cbuelections.com.
THE SEASON OF LENT
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.
• STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent, the campus community is cordially invited to participate in Stations of the Cross at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall). Everyone is welcome!
LAURIE A. TUCKER (above), senior vice president of corporate marketing at FedEx Services, was the featured speaker at CBU's "Power Talks for Women" lecture on February 26 in Spain Auditorium. Tucker discussed "Building Your Personal Brand," a philosophy she has implemented in her workplace by dedicating herself to her employees and providing the skills and career resources they need to do the best job possible. She has instituted many growth programs for her employees including a diversity council, a mentoring program, and an awards and recognitions program, and was the first recipient of the FedEx Services Diversity Champion Award.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED
It's Fool-A-Rama Time! Yes, the annual Faculty/Staff Talent Show and Silent Auction, scheduled on April 1, is almost at hand! There are approximately 12 acts signed up so far, consisting of faculty and staff singers, dancers, actors, and bands who will dazzle the CBU community with ... talent? Well, you can be the judge of that. The Silent Auction is in need of items -- please bring donated auction items to Karen Conway in Student Life, or contact Pong Malasri (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Ogilvie (email@example.com). Donated items should be worth $10.00 or more. All proceeds will go to De La Salle Elementary school to provide a scholarship for an economically challenged child.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR?
• Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2009-2010 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center Monday, March 16, and must be returned to the Counseling Center by March 26.
• If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
SPRING BREAK HOURS (MARCH 8-15)
• The ITS Help Desk and Rosanne Beringer Computer Center will observe the following hours for Spring Break: Closed Sunday, March 8; open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, March 9 - 13; open regular hours Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15.
• Plough Library will observe the following hours for Spring Break: Closed Sunday, March 8; open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, March 9 - 13; closed Saturday, March 14; open 6:00-11:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15.
DISCOUNT RUSH TICKETS AT ORPHEUM FOR LEGALLY BLONDE
If you’re a student or teacher, special Student Rush tickets will be available for four performances of Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre. Student Rush tickets go on sale 15 minutes prior to show time. The Student Rush discounted ticket price is $25 --cash only. Seats are selected by computer on a best-available basis. Purchasers must present valid CBU ID. These tickets are limited to two per ID. Student Rush will be held for the following performances: March 3 at 7:30 p.m., March 4 at 7:30 p.m., March 5 at 7:30 p.m., and March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
CAREER CENTER CALENDAR
• 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 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 email@example.com 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) - March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.