pirate radio at cbu
Pirate Radio, a radio station started by the CBU Honors Program, has been revived by the Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) — which is currently in the process of preparing the radio station for broadcast. Pirate Radio will strictly be an online station, available to anyone who is connected to the CBU intranet (on campus and VPN access only). An hour-long test broadcast will start at noon on Wednesday, September 16. Faculty, staff, and students on campus will be able to tune in to this test broadcast at http://pirateradio.cbu.edu, and speakers will be set up in Alfonso Dining Hall. Pirate Radio plans to start regular broadcasting on September 21. Stay tuned!


Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) has been notified that his article entitled "Fight the Good Fight: A Spirituality of Cancer Survivorship" has been accepted for publication in the January issue of The Word Among Us, a Catholic publication released monthly in more than twelve different languages.


BOWLING MEETING: A meeting for any students interested in joining the CBU Club Bowling team will
be held in the Hall of Fame Conference Room in Canale Arena/De La Salle Hall on Monday at 3:00 p.m. The team will bowl in the USBC Collegiate program against other colleges. For more information, contact Donna Crone at dcrone@cbu.edu or Laura Madsen at lmmadsen@fedex.com.
NATIONAL HISPANIC MONTH: CBU will kick off its annual National Hispanic Month Celebration with guest speaker José A. Velazquez, Director of the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., which works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. The program is scheduled on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., in Spain Auditorium. Mr. Velazquez will speak on issues related to the Hispanic culture, such as health care, immigration reform, rise in hate crimes, and education. A reception will follow Mr. Velazquez's address. Please contact Mrs. Karen Conway Barnett at 321-3536 for additional information.

Other scheduled Hispanic Month events are:
• Wednesday, September 16: National Hispanic Month Forum, featuring Hispanic professionals from the Memphis Community; Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 16: Salsa Dancing Clinic; Sabbatini Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 22: Fiesta and entertainment; Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
COMMUTER STUDENT FAIR: Free lunch, gifts, and fun! The CBU Commuter Student Fair will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences.
PACKAGING FIELD TRIP: A packaging field trip has been scheduled for Friday to visit Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation near Tupelo, MS. This is a state-of-the-art corrugated box plant. The field trip will leave campus at 2:00 p.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. RSVP is required. Space is limited. Contact Dr. Pong Malasri at pong@cbu.edu by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday if you would like to participate.
MHIRT PROJECTS SYMPOSIUM & WRAP-UP: The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2009 projects will be held Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105. Students who participated in the 2009 projects will be presenting the results from their summer international research experience. The students attend colleges and universities throughout the Mid-South and participated in projects in Uganda and Brazil. The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2009 or 2010 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at jhanebri@cbu.edu. To learn more, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt.


John E. Sobczyk, father of Brother Stan Sobczyk (former president of CBU), passed away on September 6 in Omaha, NE. He is survived by his wife, Mary, to whom he was married for over 66 years; his children, Br. Stan, Lucille Ratcliff, and Jim Sobczyk; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Please keep the Sobczyk family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Brother Stan at P.O. Box 3444, Moraga, CA 94575. An online guestbook is available through October 9.