Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, held it’s induction on April 28. Members pictured above are (l-r, front row) Kristin Moore, Crystal Shelton, Amanda Pitt; (l-r, back row) Lindsay Hanlen, Lauren Howle, Kady O'Connor, Adam Williams, Raquel Darling, Aspen Mueller, Jessica Wortham, and Carolyn Fly. Not pictured are Johannah O'Malley and Sinaed Shute-Black.
• Laura Velasco (Chemical Engineering '09) won 2nd Place in the 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-South Section Student Design Presentation Competition in Oxford, MS on April 23. Laura is pictured at left accepting the award from Stanley D. Weinrich, president of the Midsouth Section of AIChE and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the CBU Graduate Engineering Program.
• Laura Bailey (Psychology '09) and Brittany Cochran (Psychology '09) have been accepted into the master's degree program in Community Agency Counseling at the University of Memphis.
• Lady Buc Morgan Mills (History '10) became the first CBU tennis player to be named to the All-Gulf South Conference West Division Tennis Team since 1999. Morgan, who went 6-7 at No. 1 singles and 5-6 at No. 1 doubles for the Lady Bucs, was selected to the All-GSC West Second Team, as selected in a vote of the league's coaches.
• Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Christian Brothers University in the 2009 edition of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities: Melody Allensworth, Boris de Souza, David James, Kenny Latta, and Kelly Towns. Students selected for Who's Who have demonstrated a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the potential for continued success.
Donna Crone (Athletics) has been appointed to the newly-created position of Assistant Athletic Director / Compliance Coordinator, effective June 1. She will retain her duties as the department's Senior Woman Administrator, but she is resigning as head softball coach after serving in the position for 10 years. As Compliance Coordinator, Crone will be responsible for all NCAA compliance issues. The new position was enabled by a matching grant from the NCAA Division II Strategic Alliance Matching Grant Enhancement Program, which is designed to encourage diversity and inclusion within the athletic administrative staffs of Division II schools. CBU was one of nine schools to win the grant out of 29 schools who applied in the program in 2009. The search for a new softball coach will begin immediately.
• Senior Party: Tuesday in Boshwit Courtyard from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Free beer, free food, and live music from He Said She Said. For all '09 graduates, spouses, and fiancees. Wristbands can be picked up in Student Life between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Cut-off time is noon on Tuesday. Contact Steven Kirkpatrick (email@example.com) for more information.
• Commencement Rehearsal: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
• Baccalaureate Ceremony: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. The President's Reception will immediately follow. Graduates: Line-up for Baccalaureate will be in Buckman Quad at 6:30 p.m. Parents and guests should proceed directly to the Theater for Baccalaureate service.
• Commencement: Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Desoto Civic Center (4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS). Graduates Check-in at 2:00 p.m. The doors open to the public at 3:00 p.m.
Lasallian Graduation Pledge
The Office of Student Life invites all graduating seniors to celebrate their CBU pride by taking the Lasallian Graduation Pledge. Each person who signs up will receive the unique Lasallian Graduation Pledge pin as a keepsake. Sign-ups will be held after the mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday at in the University Theater, or sign up in advance by emailing your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I pledge to explore and take into account the social justice and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work. I will further the Lasallian tradition by continuing to learn and by serving others to build better communities and a better society."