Homecoming Court 2010
The SGA Homecoming Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, February 19! If you have already bought a ticket, it will still be honored. If not, more tickets and t- shirts will be sold in Alfonso Dining Hall beginning February 15. Pictured above is the 2010 Homecoming Court (l-r): Terry Netzel, Kaci Murley, Ian Netzel, Lauren Phillips, Kristi Prevost (Ms. CBU), David Breen (Mr. CBU), Grace Hutchison, and David Spotanski. PHOTO BY CAROLINE MITCHELL.


The latest results on CBU donations to the Haiti relief effort are in. The CBU community has donated a total of $3,303.41 — $1,103.41 in cash, $1,020 in checks to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis, and $1,180 in checks to Catholic Relief Services. The checks were being mailed to the agencies on February 1, and the cash is being used to buy medical supplies. Thank you for caring about others in need!

Clothing Collected for HaitiUsman Hussain (MAT '09), resident director of Capstone apartments, had been collecting clothing for the homeless in Memphis for about five weeks when the earthquake hit Haiti. "My cause went from wanting to help the homeless in Memphis and Shelby County to also wanting to help the Haitian people," Usman said. He searched for charities that could help both and found the Golden Gate Cathedral Church, which helps the homeless and was also sending money and clothing to Haiti. They were more than happy to accept the clothes that had been donated. Last Tuesday, Usman and his RAs —Osborn De Lima (Electrical Engineering '10), Kalli Powers (Mechanical Engineering '11), and Erik Scott (Chemistry '10) — threw a pizza party to get the whole resident community of CBU together to have some food and drinks to promote this worthy cause. On Thursday, they donated just over 400 items of clothing, which will go to the homeless in Memphis and Shelby County and also to the disaster victims in Haiti. "I feel this shows that the community of CBU is one big loving family," Usman said. "And when there are times of need, we all pull together and show faith and hope to help one another out."
The students of RS 393 (The Spirituality and Ethics of Eating) will be having a bake sale on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall to raise money in support of a classmate who will be traveling to Haiti over Spring Break. The money raised will be donated to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.


REGISTRATION & WITHDRAWAL: Registration reopens Monday for the 2nd 8-week Spring Term of classes. The last day to withdraw from the 1st 8-week Spring Term course is Friday.
LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER & LANCE INFORMATION NIGHT: An information night for seniors interested in learning more about Lasallian Volunteers and the Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators (LANCE) programs will be held Monday. The evening will begin with Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, followed by a Social & Dinner with the Brothers at 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Lambert Hall. A Presentation of the Programs will take place at 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. The Lasallian Volunteers and LANCE programs take place after graduation. Please RSVP to Br. Rob by Thursday, February 4, at rveselsk@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE: Be The Match Registry will be back at CBU on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. Registration is free! Please plan to take a few minutes to come and learn more about this important opportunity. Be The Match Registry offers you the unique opportunity to give a life-saving marrow transplant to someone in need. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry, the largest and most diverse registry in the world, to find a life-saving donor. We all have the power to heal, the power to help. Take the first step. Join the registry. The process is painless and includes completion of a registration form and submission of a swab obtained from your cheek.
ENGINEERS WEEK PRESENTATION: In conjunction with IBM, the CBU School of Engineering is hosting an event for 8th-grade students from Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering (the charter school operated by BioWorks) on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the University Theater. This will be a brief talk and a tour of St. Benilde Hall. The event is organized in conjunction with National Engineers Week.
BOOKSTORE INVENTORY: The CBU Bookstore will conduct its yearly inventory on Thursday, February 11. The Bookstore will be closed in the morning but should open by noon.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: The African-American Inventions Exhibit, featuring presentations of inventions from the CBU community will be presented on Thursday, February 11, in Sabbatini Lounge, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Benjamin Head, Instruction Librarian at Plough Library, will facilitate a Brown Bag Luncheon on the topic of "Where Are We? Progress of the Civil Rights Movement" in conjunction with the exhibit.
WHO'S WHO DEADLINE: Applications for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges are available in the Office of Student Life and are due on Friday. A qualified candidate is a student who is enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program at CBU and demonstrates a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the potential for continued success in the Lasallian tradition. A minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. is required. If you would like an electronic copy of the application, please contact mario.brown@cbu.edu.
ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS: Online course evaluations for the first 8-week courses open on Sunday and will close February 28. Don’t forget — students completing all their evaluations are entered to win a great prize!


Melissa McDonald (Natural Science '10) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Suzy Ponnapula (Biology '10) has been accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Science Center.
Lorna Wilks (Biology '09) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.


Leonard "Trip" Attaway III has joined the Office of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Officer.
Durrell Taylor has joined the Office of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Officer.


• The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to congratulate their 24 members on the Fall 2009 Dean's List: Ashley Bailey, Elizabeth Beebe, Claire Brulator, Paige Campbell, Amy Cook, Lauren D'Surney, Melissa Duong, Kiley Farmer, Camille Forsythe-Barrie, Leigh Hill, Rosa Keating, Michelle Low, Lindsey Lowrie, Melissa McDonald. Laurel Moffat, Aspen Mueller, Kady O'Connor, Lauren Phillips, Paige Pirkey, Suzy Ponnapula, Maggie Ruane, Bentley Smith, Shannon Smith, and Anna Walsh.
• The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta send their congratulations to the new Mr. and Ms. CBU for 2010, David Breen and Kristi Prevost!


Lenten Cross THE SEASON OF LENT: Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 17) is the 40 days prior to Easter, a time to take stock of our lives spiritually and see how we might love God and each other a little bit more. The tradition of the Christian Churches during Lent has always been to encourage us to fast, strengthening our wills to do good; to pray, putting us in touch with God, realizing we don't have to do this alone; and to give alms, through serving one another, the human family grows into the Body of Christ. You can download a copy of this year's edition of Lenten Daily Reflections from the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers. With the readings of each day of Lent and a reflection thoughtfully prepared by someone in our District, you have a good start on giving focus to following the days of Lent in a uniquely Lasallian way. Check the Connection next week for a schedule of Lenten activities and services at CBU.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small so that together we can move CBU to greater levels of excellence.
A VALENTINE'S FORUM YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! "I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again: The Nature of Human Emotions, First Love, and Surviving a Break-up" will be presented by Dr. Rena Durr, CBU professor of Behavioral Sciences, on Tuesday, February 16, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–2:00 p.m. The campus is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Center at 321-3527.
PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: The Office of Admissions cordially invites all faculty and staff members to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition four-year scholarship offered to two incoming freshmen each year based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular involvement, and leadership abilities. Please consider participating in the interview process this year. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Darryl A. Causey, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3210 or dcausey@cbu.edu.