The Memphis City Council passed a special resolution on May 19, proclaiming that Central Avenue between East Parkway and Hollywood Street shall be named honorarily as Brother Vincent Malham, FSC Avenue in honor of the late 21st president of CBU. Street signs designating the honor have been posted by the City of Memphis at the eastbound corner of East Parkway and Central (above) and at the westbound corner of Hollywood and Central.
Cook Systems International recently donated $2,750 as support to the Information Technology programs at CBU. Now in its third year in partnering with CBU, Cook Systems is partnered with over 30 colleges and universities nationwide through CollegeCareerCorps® efforts. Pictured above (l-r): Ben Bryant, President of Cook Systems International; Dr. David Ciscel, Interim Dean of the CBU School of Business; and Kenneth Kinney, Vice President of Marketing, Cook Systems International.
Congratulations to the 350 CBU students named to the Spring 2009 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The full list of honored students can be found by clicking here.
• The CBU Communications & Marketing department won three Advertising and Marketing Awards at the Tennessee Colleges Public Relations Association conference in May. The awards included Gold in the Radio Ad category for the radio commercial, "Invest in Yourself…the Time is Now" for Graduate & Professional Studies; Silver in the Reports category for the 2008 President’s Report/2009 Desk Calendar for the Office of Advancement; and Silver in the Overall Promotional Campaign category for the campaign, "Invest in Yourself…the Time is Now" for Graduate & Professional Studies. The awards are independently judged by professionals in the field.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) co-authored two presentations that were presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in May. "A Signal to Noise Comparison Between Pattern Reversal and Pattern-pulse mfVEPs" was also co-authored by Hope Shackelford (Biology '09). "Chromatic Discrimination Measured With mfVEPs: Luminance Contrast Influence Evaluated With a Signal to Noise Protocol" was also co-authored by Stephanie Johnson (Biology '09).
• Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering), as one of the peer team members of the White River Comprehensive Study, was invited to attend a two-day interagency meeting in Springfield, MO on May 14-15. At the conference meeting, Dr. Lin presented a research paper on "Geometric Study of the White River for Unsteady State Flow Modeling." The results will be used for flood control, wetlands, navigation, environmental impact, fish & wildlife, and sedimentation study along the White River. Dr. Lin also attended a workshop entitled "Vertical Datum for US Army Corps Engineers Civil Works Projects" on May 19-20 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District. A board issue on vertical datum systems, such as NGVD29, NVD83, State Plane, LWRP, NAVD88, and NSRS were discussed. Some of the contents from this workshop will be used in his class and project works.
• Rick Maupin (Graduate & Professional Studies) conducted a workshop on "Is Dual Enrollment Right for You?" at the Memphis-Area Home Education Association's Educational Resources Expo held on June 12-13 at the Agricenter International.
• Amanda Pitt (History '09) was one of 28 student members of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, to receive prizes at the group's national convention in Indianapolis April 2-4. As the recipient of the Prize in Political Science/Economics/Social Science, she presented "National Socialist Exploitation of the Myth of ‘Stab in the Back.'"
• Christie Spencer (Biology '06) has been accepted the doctorate nursing program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She graduated from the UT accelerated BSN program in January and is currently working in the ICU at Methodist North.
• Stanley Benton has joined the Department of Campus Safety. Welcome to CBU!
• Carey Carter has been appointed Assistant Director of Campus Safety (Assistant Chief of Campus Police), effective June 1.
• Jamie Daugherty (Graduate & Professional Studies) has been promoted from Director of Professional Studies to Director of Graduate Admissions.
• Mike Dunlap retired from his full-time position in Campus Safety on May 1, but will continue to work part-time as a Campus Safety Officer.
• Jacob Edwards has joined the Communications & Marketing department full-time as Assistant Director of Publications, effective June 1. He has worked in the office part-time as Publications Assistant for five years.
• Dr. J. Burton Fulmer (Religion & Philosophy) has been named to the position of Director of the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies Program.
• Kimmi Hayden has been appointed by the Department of Athletics as the Lady Bucs' new head softball coach. Coach Hayden was the Lady Bucs' assistant coach this spring.
• Denise Hill has joined the Graduate & Professional Studies office as its new Secretary. Welcome to CBU!
• Brother Matt Szatkowski (Fine Arts & Speech) has retired from teaching after 22 years at CBU. He is still available to students for individual tutoring, consulting, etc. Contact Br. Matt at email@example.com or (901) 321-3761.
FEED THE NEED, FILL THE MINIS, AND PUT TRACIE & CAROLYN TO WORK!
Once again, CBU and Roadshow BMW/MINI are partnering to Feed the Need at the Mid-South Food Bank. Food Bank reserves are lower than ever and YOU can do something about it by contributing to our food drive June 8-18. The goal is for CBU employees to fill up six MINI-Coopers (one more than last year) that will arrive on campus at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.
The Food Bank has a point system for contributions and the two teams (of up to 15 people) that contribute the most points will win a day of free labor (some restrictions apply) by Dr. Tracie Burke or Carolyn Fly. Carolyn is a senior ECC major, Honors Program student, and the administrative assistant to the CBU MBA program. Once again, she has graciously agreed to help with the food drive, and this year she's even donating a day of her services so that the top TWO teams will win a day's labor.
So, organize your department or team (two or three small departments can team up), clean out your pantry and your pocketbook, and get ready to fill the MINIs! Note that monetary contributions are strongly encouraged because the Food Bank can buy $5 of food for every $1 contributed.
Please remember that Tracie and Carolyn will be visiting offices on Monday (June 15) to pick up the first round of donations. And they'll be back again Thursday for the final pickup!!
(All campus offices should have received a collection box last week. If your area did not receive one or if you need more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.) Full details can be downloaded here.
• The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded CBU's Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program $242,208 per year for five years to continue its training of undergraduate and graduate students. The renewal of this grant will fund the MHIRT program at CBU with more than $1.2 million until 2014.
• Portland Cement Association (Southeast Regional Office, Lawrenceville, GA) has recently donated 20 licenses of StructurePoint software (a total value of $101,056.80) for use with concrete design classes in the CBU Civil Engineering program. The software suite includes spBeam, spColumn, spFrame, spMats, spSlab, spWall. The software will be available soon in the Nolan 241 computer lab.