Science & Engineering Fair
The 56th Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair was held March 10-12 on the campus of CBU, a long time sponsor of the Fair, in Canale Arena and Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences. There were two judging divisions, one for grades 6 through 8 and one for grades 9 through 12. The Awards Ceremony will be held on March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Members of the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society, along with additional students and faculty from the CBU School of Science assisted with administration and judging during the Fair. The 2011 Fair will also be held at CBU on January 6 and 7.


EVENTS THIS WEEK

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KAPPA SIGMA 3-0N-3 TOURNAMENT & BRACKET TOURNAMENT: Kappa Sigma is holding its first annual Marchin' For Fallen Heroes 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Sign-up for teams will be this week in Alfonso Dining Hall. Registration is $20 for a team of three. Admission to the tournament for spectators is $5. Prizes will be given to the top three teams. This event is to raise money for the Fallen Heroes Campaign. Kappa Sigma is also holding a Bracket Tournament — pick out your teams for the NCAA March Madness Tournament! Purchase a bracket sheet Monday-Wednesday and turn them in at the booth outside Alfonso no later than noon on the Wednesday. Please contact Taylor Tartera at ttartera@cbu.edu for more information.
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FACULTY/STAFF TUITION REMISSION DEADLINE: Request for Tuition Remission Forms are now due for all employees or dependents of employees who plan to take classes for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please return your completed form to Campus Box 31 or Barry Hall 111 by Monday. Applications are available in the Office of Administration & Finance or online at https://neelix.cbu.edu/auth/HR/tuition.php. If you have any questions about the tuition remission policy, please contact the Office of Administration & Finance at 321-3256 or 321-3255.
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR? If you would like information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a half-hour Peer Counselor Informational Meeting on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2010-2011 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center starting Monday and must be returned to the Counseling Center by March 25.
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CHEMICAL SOCIETY SPEAKER: The CBU Department of Chemistry will host the March Memphis Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155. The speaker will be Dr. Richard Pagni from the University of Tennessee. The title of his talk is "True and False Chirality – a 21st Century Perspective on the Subject." All are invited to attend.
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2010 HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY EXAMS: The 41st Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the 25th Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU on Saturday. Students who earn top scores on the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will return to CBU to take the National Exam. Top scorers on the National Exam will be invited to join the U.S. team that will compete in the 2010 International Olympiad that will be held in Tokyo. The Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Chemistry Olympiad Examination are sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society, the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society, and the CBU Department of Chemistry.  For more information please contact Dr. Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.
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IEEE MONTH OF ZEN: We will fix your computer for FREE! During the month of March, the CBU Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will provide a computer help-desk/repair program for all CBU faculty, staff, and students. The chapter will provide free diagnostics and repair for malware, viruses, the 'blue screen of death,' and much more. Give your computer a treat this month by emailing the chapter at IEEECBU@live.com. If you like their work, support them by making a donation to help with expenses for the program.

KUDOS

Congratulations to the following students who represent CBU in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Caitlin Ashley (Biomedical Science '10), Latoria Boyland (Psychology/Criminal Justice '10), Clair Brulatour (English '10), Lauren Douglass (English for Corporate Communications '10), Toraneka Hampton (Applied Psychology '11), Rebecca Horton ( Accounting '10), Lauren Howle (English for Corporate Communications '10), Simone Lampkin (Business Administration '10), David Lanigan (Applied Psychology '11), Osborn de Lima (Electrical Engineering '10), and Russel Saliendra (Electrical Engineering '10).
Buccaneer basketball guard Scott Dennis (Business Administration '12) was named second-team All-GSC West by the Gulf South Conference. He averaged 11.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for the season, ranking as the No. 8 rebounder in the country in Division II and the top rebounding guard in the NCAA by a full 1.3 rpg. Dennis led the GSC in minutes played and was second in the GSC in rebounds. He also ranked in the top 10 in assists, assist-to-turnover ratio.
Buccaneer basketball forward Michael Drake (Biology '13) became the Buccaneers’ fifth GSC West Freshman of the Year in the last six years, averaging 9.0 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. Drake shot 38.5 percent from three-point range and 79.5 percent at the free throw line.
Ashley Prevost (Chemical Engineering '07) has been accepted to the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO. Ashley served two years as a Lasallian Volunteer in California after her graduation from CBU.
Binoy Shah (Chemistry '10) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pharm.D. program.
Buccaneer basketball forward Zack Warner (Business Administration '12) was named second-team All-GSC West by the Gulf South Conference. He averaged 17.6 points per game for the season, finishing fourth in the GSC and 83rd in the nation in scoring. He was also fifth in the GSC in minutes, sixth in free throw shooting, eighth in blocked shots, and 10th in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NEWS

IT'S COMING! IT'S COMING! No, not the end of the world — DIRECT LENDING is coming! If you plan to get a loan in the Fall of 2010, you will need to go to www.direct.ed.gov after April 1 and fill out a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note. The old Master Promissory Note you filled out for Stafford Loans will be invalid. Sorry for the inconvenience but this will assure that there are funds for your student loan in the fall.

NEWS FROM THE REGISTRAR

Spring Registration Upcoming Dates:
March 19: Last day to drop a 2nd 8-week course
March 19: Last day to finalize 2nd 8-week courses with the Business Office
March 25: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
April 16: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course

The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web. Check it out here!
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The Summer and Fall 2010 schedules are posted on the Web! Check it out! >>>

Summer and Fall 2010 Registration Opening Dates:
March 22: Graduate & Professional Studies (graduate students: alternate PIN available in Banner Web)
April 6: Day Seniors and Juniors
April 8: Day Sophomores
April 12: Day Freshmen
Remember: ALL undergraduate students (DAY and EVENING) must obtain their ALT PIN from their advisor in order to register for classes. There is a distinct ALT PIN for each semester — one for summer and a different one for fall.

HONORS PROGRAM NEWS

Honors Program at Tennessee Collegiate Honors Conference
CBU Honors Program students participated in the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Conference held at the University of Memphis on February 13. The Conference invites university honors programs from the state of Tennessee, as well as some from Mississippi and Arkansas, and encourages academic discourse. Participants (pictured above from left to right) Chris Peterson, Caroline Mitchell, Catherine Montesi, Jenessa Gebers, Chase de Saint-Félix, Dr. Tracie Burke, and John Blount gave presentations on topics covered in Honors classes and on initiatives of the Honors Program.
Attention Honors Program Students: Don't forget to submit papers to Loquemur, the CBU Honors Journal — they're due Friday, March 19! Email papers less than seven pages to atoomer@cbu.edu and cmontesi@cbu.edu.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS

Applications for the Up 'Til Dawn executive board are available in Student Life. They are due on Friday, March 19. Everyone is welcome to apply. Any questions can be sent to Caroline Mitchell at cmitchel@cbu.edu.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

• The SGA Executive Council meets every Friday at 12:30 in the Senate Chambers.
• The SGA Senate meets every other Thursday at 9:30 p.m. (March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20)
• The Senate Committees meet every other week as follows: Education Committee, Mondays at 3:30 p.m. (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Internal Affairs Committee, Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Student Life Committee, Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. (March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12); Campus Improvement Committee, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12).