TROPHY ON TOUR: Like the fabled traveling garden gnome, it would appear that the Bucs' Regional Championship trophy made a few picturesque stops on the path to its new home at CBU. Perhaps Coach Nienaber should consider taking an extra carry-on to fly that National Championship trophy back from Massachusetts after the Bucs win it on Saturday.
• Burton Bridges (Finance '09), pictured at left, was selected as the National Collegian of the Year by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Bridges will serve as a voting member of Delta Sigma Pi’s Board of Directors for a two-year term and become eligible for a $5,000 undergraduate or graduate scholarship from the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks. He will also address the fraternity at the national Grand Chapter Congress in Washington, DC. in August. Bridges was nominated by CBU's Epsilon Psi Chapter for this award. Each chapter nominates one person. (There are over 190 active collegiate chapters across the U.S.) Bridges had previously been selected this year as the Mid-South Regional Collegian of the Year and Southern Provincial Collegian of the Year.
• Stephen Hill (Chemical Engineering '09, Cross Country) took third place in the men's category of the Germantown Half Marathon on March 15, finishing in 1:10.23. "My goal is to run a 2:20 marathon and qualify for the (2012) Olympic Trials," Hill told The Commercial Appeal. "This is my first half-marathon, and to be on pace like that feels pretty good."
• Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greensboro, NC , March 13-15, where she chaired a panel on Womanist Issues in the Study of Religion and presided at the Women’s Caucus breakfast.
• Buccaneer basketball center Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA South Regional Tournament, scoring 27 points in the championship to finish the regional with 75 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists, and seven blocks in three games. Reggie Peyton (Marketing '09) joined Kohs on the all-tournament team, scoring 24 points in the championship game and 55 for the entire regional.
• Carol W. Jones ('82, MEM '93) was honored with the the R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award. The award was presented at the CBU Graduate Engineering 20th Anniversary Dinner on March 20 in Sabbatini Lounge.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION MEETING: All students interested in travel/study abroad to Rome during Fall Break 2009 or Edge Hill University (England) Semester or Summer 2010 are invited to a brief meeting on Tuesday for details and to get on the list to be notified of travel/study opportunities. The meeting will be held at 12:45 p.m. in Buckman 104. Faculty for the fall break classes will be present and a representative from Edge Hill will also be available. Discussion will include itinerary, cost, payment schedule, classes and everything else you want to know. Stay a while or just drop in as your schedule permits.
• MEDICAL MYSTERIES: Linda Ross, chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Tennessee, will give a lecture on "Medical Mysteries" on Monday at 2:00 p.m. Assisi Hall 153. Her lecture approaches the diagnosis from a medical technologist's point of view. Any interested party is welcome to attend. For further information contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SCIENCE STUDENTS & SCIENCE WANNABES: The time has come to think seriously about the impending Beta Beta Beta Youth and Vitality vs. Age and Deceit volleyball tournament on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. (to support the Church Health Center). Yes, students, if you've been fostering a grudge, this is your chance to get even with the CBU faculty/staff who will be doing their darnedest to prevent another debacle like the one in April of 2008. It was a stunning defeat for the Aged and Deceitful despite the fact that they were bronzed, toned, and ready for anything! This year they are determined to save face (wrinkled though it may be). Are you Young and Vital enough to incur the unspeakable wrath of the CBU oldsters? Practice starts Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Bring your knee pads and an attitude.
• BUCS IN ELITE EIGHT: The CBU Buccaneers take on the Augusta State Jaguars on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the quarterfinals of the Elite Eight at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Though the contest will not be televised, it will be available through a free, live webcast at www.ncaa.com. Fans can also listen to the game on the CBU Stretch Internet Broadcast.
• MULTICULTURAL WEEK: The following activities are scheduled for Multicultural Week. Please join CBU in celebrating diversity around the world.
• Wednesday: Caribbean Day, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Quad located in front of the Buc. Lunch will be served outdoors.
• Thursday: Panel Discussion on "Refugees in A New Land." A group of displaced individuals who came through Catholic Charities to find a new home in America will share their stories, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Speakers include Sajda Kovacevic from Bosnia, Kevin Mahunga from Zimbabwe, Jamila from Somalia, and Vinodini Jayaraman, director of Refugee Services at Catholic Charities.
For more information, contact Karen Conway at email@example.com.
• SPRING JOB FAIR: The Career Center's Spring Job Fair will be held Thursday in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (This event was originally split into two days, one for full-time and one for part-time opportunities. However, it has been consolidated into a single day.) Among the employers scheduled to attend are Medtronic, Bott Radio, Cannon Design, Youth Villages, Memphis Light, Gas & Water, Regions Financial Corporation, Becker CPA Review, and Education Realty Trust. Click here for more information or to register to attend the Job Fair
• NONPROFIT REPORT BY CONGRESSMAN COHEN: The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and CBU are pleased to host Congressman Steve Cohen on Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Spain Auditorium for a special forum on emerging issues and opportunities for nonprofits in the Obama administration. Congressman Cohen will address the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and its impact on, and potential for, local nonprofits; the federal budget from President Obama and its impact on, and potential for, local nonprofits; and general information about his committees and subcommittees and how they impact local nonprofits. This event is free; please register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26 to reserve a seat.
• HOUSING SIGN-UP: Housing sign-ups will be held on Saturday. The Business Office is not open on Saturday so you must pay your deposit by Friday at 4:30 p.m. Please see the Resident Life website for more details.
THREE PRESIDENTS: Three CBU presidents gathered on March 15 for the annual President's Reception for friends and supporters of the University in Sabbatini Lounge. Pictured above (l-r) are Brother Terence McLaughlin (14th president, 1962-64), Dr. John Smarrelli (incoming 22nd president, starting July 1), and H. Lance Forsdick (interim president 2005, 2008-present).
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Alpha Xi Delta would like to congratulate Samantha Almanza, Elizabeth Calabretta, Caroline Mitchell, and Jenny Terbrock on their initiation into Order of Omega, the academic honor society for Greeks. All four have demonstrated academic excellence as well as campus involvement.
WELCOME TO CBU
Chad Kitchens has joined the Department of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Officer.
Frances Schmand, grandmother of Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), died March 21. The funeral will be held in Little Rock on Tuesday, March 24. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the home of Emily Holmes and Paul Haught (2276 Evelyn Ave., Memphis 38104).Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
PILGRIMAGE SPONSORSHIP REQUEST
Ryan Nicolini (Electrical Engineering '09) will be making a pilgrimage this summer to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina with a large group of youths from New Orleans. Medjugorje is best known due to reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary which appeared to six Herzegovinian Croats since 1981, and is now visited by pilgrims from around the entire world as a shrine. Over the past three years, there have been more than 100 teens and young adults who have gone on this incredible journey of faith. Since this trip is not free, Ryan is requesting sponsorships to help toward the full cost of the trip ($2,800). Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. For more information on the trip, visit catholicjourneys.com/MY09Miryouth.htm. Sponsors must provide name, address, phone number, amount of sponsorship, and specify that the sponsorship is for Ryan Nicolini. Checks can be made out to The MIR Group and delivered directly to Ryan at Campus Box 207 or mailed to mail it to The MIR Group (One Galleria Blvd. Ste. 744; Metairie, LA 70001).
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
CBU has announced its 2009 Spring Concert Series. Tommy Gaines, Assistant Professor of Music, will conduct the concerts which include his students, the CB Singers, and piano students of Dr. Sharon Momany. Click here for the full schedule of events.
ROSS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
"The Lost Scrolls of Poverty: Prayer Cloths and Altarpieces" featuring the art of Nancy Wellington Bookhart on display through May 1 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Library. collection of photography by members of the Memphis Camera Club will be displayed in the foyer of the gallery. More info>
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 (email@example.com) or Mary Ogilvie (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 23, April 6, April 20, May 4. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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!