LASALLIAN FELLOWS OF THE CLASS OF 2010

The Lasallian Fellows Program — begun this year and made possible by the generosity of trustee Joyce Mollerup and her husband, Bob Buckman — is an annual fellowship program awarding $5,000 each to five members of the senior class whose scholarship, leadership, and service reflect CBU's Lasallian values. Lasallian values include being committed to the service of the under-served, being sensitive to social and community needs, and putting faith into action.

Students are nominated for this award by a members of the CBU faculty and staff and selected based on the above criteria.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OUTSTANDING INAUGURAL CLASS OF LASALLIAN FELLOWS:
Leigh Hill (History '10)
Kenny Latta (Religion & Philosophy '10)
Caroline Mitchell (History '10)
Ryan Nicolini (Electrical Engineering '10)
Chris Peterson (Religion & Philosophy '10)

THIS WEEK @ CBU

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EXCELLENT ENGLAND ADVENTURE: A short meeting about the summer 2010 England study abroad trip (Maloney, Burke and Travis' Excellent European Adventure) will be held Thursday at 12:30 in St. Joseph 10. The trip will take place June 6-29, 2010 and will include excursions around England with four days in London. Additional weekend trips to Scotland, Ireland, Italy, etc. are also possible. Discussion will include the organization of the trip, courses (Multimedia Art, Psychopathology, Philosophy of Race), and the university which will host the adventurers. Photos from the 2006 Adventure will also be shared. Bring your friends and learn about the best (or at least the most "Englandy") study abroad trip CBU has to offer! Check out the Study Abroad web page for more info or contact tburke@cbu.edu.
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BLOOD DRIVE: Give the gift that saves the day. Donate blood on Thursday! The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Thomas Center Conference Room on Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All CBU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to donate. All donors will receive great satisfaction as well as snacks, drinks, and other gifts for their donation. Feel free to sign-up in the Student Life Office to schedule an appointment, but all walk-ups will be accepted as well.
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FAREWELL RECEPTIONS: On Friday, the CBU community will wish a fond farewell to two valued employees. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, please join the Department of Education for a reception to honor Mack Faith on the occasion of his retirement from the position of Director of Assessment & Records. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., please join the University in saying farewell and thank you to Tracey Dysart-Ford for her 5+ years of service as Dean of Admissions.

KUDOS

Lauren Lazar has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Mary Austin Mays has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.
Mark McClellan (Student Financial Assistance) passed his comprehensive examinations to complete work on his M.A. in History from the University of Memphis. His main area of research is the pre-Civil War frontier of the lower Mississippi valley.
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WELCOME (BACK) TO CBU
The Department of Education would like to welcome Rita Raniszewski as the Director of Assessment and Records, Licensing Officer; and Kären Brandon as Administrative and Licensing Officer Assistant. Rita formerly worked in the Registrar's Office and is also a member of the MBA Class of 2007. Kären is also a member of the Class of 2007 with a B.A. in English; she recently worked part-time in the Office of International Initiatives.

NEWS FROM THE REGISTRAR

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Fall Online Course Evaluations will close on December 13
Don’t miss this opportunity. Students that complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several prizes. Just ask Rachel Webb who won a $50 gift certificate or Torrance Taylor who won a Garmin GPS. The link to the evaluation site can be found in your email box or on the “Current Student” page of the CBU website. Click here to be taken directly to the evaluation site.
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Are you Near Graduation?
If you plan on finishing your degree in December 2009, May 2010, or August 2010, you must file your "Intent to Graduate" at this link >>
You must file in order to graduate. Students wishing to walk in the May 2010 commencement ceremony should file by December 1 to avoid a late fee.
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The Fall Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web.

"REAL WORLD" MENTORING PROGRAM FOR CBU STUDENTS

If you are a CBU student and would like to be paired with a mentor out there in the "real world" who can assist you with job or graduate school readiness and give you the skinny on the work-a-day world, please consider signing up for the CBU mentoring program sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Honors Program. Accepted students will be paired with a working professional in your area of interest, or with whom you have other things in common (e.g,. community service interests). This is our second year to have this program at CBU. Last year’s class saw 12 students successfully complete this program.

In order to participate, you will need to commit to attending three lunch meetings in the spring semester (dates TBA, most likely to be held Tuesdays or Thursday at 12:15-2:00 on campus), a dinner meeting, and a visit to your mentor's place of work. At each meeting you will interact with your mentor or engage in an activity led by a professional facilitator (e.g. resume development specific to your goals, etiquette, or other such professional development activities).

In order to apply to this program, please download the application at this link.

Email the completed application to skirkpat@cbu.edu. A limited number of students will be accepted into this year’s mentoring class. Acceptance will be based upon application and ability to find an appropriate mentor.