Faculty & Staff Oktoberfest
The CBU Social Committee cordially invites all faculty and staff to the 1st CBU Faculty/Staff Oktoberfest Celebration on Thursday at 4:00-6:00 p.m. Let's take a little time to just hang out TOGETHER — a Lasallian theme, after all — and enjoy one other's company. If weather permits, we'll gather outdoors in the Grove (north of the O'Hara Hall and Pender Hall apartments); if weather does not permit, head for Canale Arena instead. We'll have some brats, some beer, some hamburgers, some apple cider, some dips and chips, some cole slaw, some cookies, and the best thing of all — YOU!!!


Dr. Scott Geis (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper at the third annual Symposium on Faith and Culture held at Baylor University in Waco, TX on October 8-10, entitled "Suffering (and) the Consolations of the New Atheism: A Case for Kierkegaard."
Dr. Talana Vogel (Education) conducted a roundtable session entitled “Growing Their Own: The Executive Leadership Program” at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration 50th Annual Conference held in Atlanta, October 15-18. The session shared the Executive Leadership Program that is a component of the Urban Education Center at the Teaching and Learning Academy, a center for professional development in Memphis City Schools. Dr. Vogel serves as the Advisory Board Chair for the Urban Education Center. The Executive Leadership Program was created to develop school leaders who are committed to eliminating the achievement gap. Dr. Vogel was also featured in the cover article, entitled "Internal Affair: The Mechanics of Picking Better Teachers," of the October 17 edition of The Memphis News.
Father Paul Watkins
(Management/Marketing/Economics) has been appointed Director of Learning Communities. Learning communities, as a cohort-based, interdisciplinary approach to education, have been demonstrated to lead to higher grades, improved retention, and a more positive college experience. CBU will begin the process of establishing such communities in the Fall 2010 semester.

Nicole Branning
has joined the Department of Education in the position of Licensing Officer. She will succeed Mack Faith, who is retiring in December.


PSI CHI PHOBIAFEST — EXPLORE THE TERROR WITHIN YOUR MIND: Come join Psi Chi and the Psychology Club at "PhobiaFest" on Thursday and learn about common and uncommon phobias as well as enjoy activities, food and lots of fun! PhobiaFest will be held at 12:30-2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph 10. Psi Chi will provide the education and fun — just bring yourself to have a fearsome good time!
Death Warmed Over HALLOWEEN BENEFIT CONCERT: After a six-year hiatus, Death Warmed Over will return to campus for a concert benefiting LeBonheur Children's Medical Center on Friday, starting 12:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall (See article #6 in the November 12, 2003 edition of the Caduceus newsletter). As part of that concert, there will also be a Faculty/Staff Costume Contest, judged by the attending students. (We have a decibel meter to determine enthusiasm level.) Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from Dinstuhl's Chocolates at Laurelwood.


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