Daniel Barulli
Daniel Barulli (MEM '04) was awarded the 2010 R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award at the Graduate Engineering Celebration Dinner on March 19 in Sabbatini Lounge. This award recognizes Barulli, manager of the Program Management Office for FedEx Customer Information Services, for his academic excellence, professional achievement, community service, and continuing support of the School of Engineering and the Graduate Engineering Programs. Pictured above (l-r): Wendy Barulli, Daniel Barulli, Dr. Neal Jackson (Director of Graduate Engineering), and Bethany King (Assistant Director of Graduate Engineering).

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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DELTA SIGMA PI FUNDRAISER MONDAY: Delta Sigma Pi, the international business fraternity, is hosting an all-day fundraiser on Monday with On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, located at 4552 Poplar Ave (across the street from Oak Court Mall). 10% of your check will be donated to CBU's Epsilon Psi Chapter when you present the DSP flyer — download here or see a member to get a flyer!
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Lasallian Education Branding InitiativeLASALLIAN EDUCATION BRAND INITIATIVE: CBU is hosting an engagement session on Monday and Tuesday for the Lasallian Education Branding Initiative. This two-day event will be broken up into focus groups and ideation sessions. Many members of the CBU Community — faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, parents — have been invited to participate in these sessions. Also participating in this session will be representatives from Christian Brothers High School. What is the Lasallian Education Branding Initiative? In short, the leadership and chief administrators of all the Lasallian schools in the United States and Canada have joined efforts to develop a unified message/story/brand of what makes a Lasallian education distinctive and valuable in today’s educational market. The BrandED Consultants Group of Denver has been retained as the consultants for this brand initiative. To learn more about the Lasallian Education Branding Initiative, click here. You can also engage in the process right now by becoming a fan on Facebook and following the brand project on Twitter.
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BUCCANEER BOWLING FUNDRAISER: Come on out and bowl with your friends and family to raise funds for the CBU bowling team on Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Cordova Bowling Center (7945 Club Center Dr). $10 per person (includes shoe rental). Contact Donna Crone at (901) 321-3478 or dcrone@cbu.edu or Laura Madsen at (901) 363-2630 for more info!
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MAC LAB CELEBRATION: Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the opening of the new CBU Mac Lab on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall 360. The Mac Lab is the main teaching facility for the new Graphic Design concentration of the BFA in Visual Arts and is equipped with a bevy of brand-new, fully-loaded Apple iMac computers. Drop by, take a tour, and enjoy some cookies and punch.
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FACULTY/STAFF OPEN ENROLLMENT MEETINGS: CBU Human Resources will conduct two open enrollment meetings in Spain Auditorium on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to present information about your employee benefits and and changes to them. Sign-up sheets will be available during the Thursday meetings. One-on-one meetings will be held the next week (March 29-31, before Easter Break) to enroll in the plans that require annual selections. Even if you are not making changes, you must re-enroll each year for the benefits that you already have. The one-on-one meetings will not take much time, especially if you are not making changes.
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS: A special Stations of the Cross will take place this Friday at 2:00 p.m. EVERYONE is cordially welcomed to attend! More details to come as the week unfolds.
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DUAL ART OPENINGS: The Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA) will hold an opening reception for its second annual Fine Crafts Fair in Canale Arena on Friday, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Across campus in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), an exhibition by internationally known glass artist Shane Fero will open with a reception for the public at 5:30-7:30 p.m. More info on both exhibitions is listed below. >>
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TKE FISH FRY FOR THE DREAM FACTORY: The men of Tau Kappa Epsilon are holding their annual Fish Fry benefitting the Dream Factory of Memphis this Friday outside of the Office of Student Life at 7:00 p.m. The Dream Factory of Memphis is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization dedicated to granting the Dreams of critically and chronically ill children, ages three through eighteen. The meal will be all-you-can-eat for $7 so please help make a child’s wish come true by attending!
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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT: A retreat for college students on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body will be held at the Church of the Incarnation in Collierville on Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ryan Nicolini at rnicolin@cbu.edu or (504)259-5860 or Br. Rob Veselsky at rveselsk@cbu.edu or (901)321-3509.
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COMMUNITY GARDEN PLANTING PARTY: The Social Justice Committee will be hosting a spring planting party in the Community Garden on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until later afternoon. Please join in for gardening, community, music and food. Contact Chris Peterson at cpeterso@cbu.edu or (901) 239-6383 for more information or to reserve a bed for planting.
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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: The CBU Intramural Program will be hosting a Co-Ed Cornhole Tournament for CBU students on Saturday at noon in the Buckman Quadrangle. The overall winning team will receive a $50 cash prize and the runner-up will receive $25. This will be a double elimination tournament and teams should be co-ed, pairing one male and one female. Only the first 32 teams will be taken! To register your team, email both player names to Brittney Plowman at intramurals@cbu.edu. Only email registration will be taken. Deadline to register your team is Thursday! Follow this link to learn about Cornhole.
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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

Dr. Frank Buscher (Vice President for Academics) battled cold, rain, and wind to finish the Germantown Half-Marathon on March 21 in 1:30:29. He has also been asked to serve on the advisory board for the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis.
Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Atlanta, March 5-7, where she chaired a panel on "The Pleasures of Looking: Representations of Female Sexuality, Desire, and Damnation" as co-chair of the Women and Religion section. Dr. Holmes then spent March 8-12 in Knoxville, conducting research for her paper "This Soul Which is Not One: The Decreation of Marguerite Porete." This research was supported by a Lindsay Young Visiting Fellowship at the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee.

CASTINGS PRIZEWINNERS

Congratulations to the creators of the prize-winning submissions to this year's edition of Castings, the annual literary journal that publishes the art, poetry, and prose of CBU students. All winners will be published in the 2010 Castings, which will be out at the end of April. Winners can pick up their prize checks in the Business Office. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Golightly at kgolight@cbu.edu.

POETRY: Jonathan Sharp, first place for "The Hands That Built Me"; Francis Minneci, second place for "Edgar Lee Masters"; and James Curran, third place for "Fruit"
PROSE: Sinead Shute-Black, first place for "Southern Woman"; Julia Haines, second place for "The Southern Snowball"; Liz Kellicut, third-place tie for "Like Fine Wine"; and Dean Shauger, third-place tie for "Wait of the World"
PHOTOGRAPHY: Megan Inman, first place for Calling All Skeletons; Connor Robinson. second place for No White Car; and Tin Wong, third place for Moving On
FINE ART: Yue Q. Lin, first place for for Cow Skull Still Life; Jenna David, second place for Autumn Winds; and Yue Q. Lin, third place for Restaurant with Girl Sitting at Booth

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 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.
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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.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS

BETA BETA BETA CHARITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Tri Beta, the biology honor society, will be holding their annual charity volleyball tournament for the Church Health Center on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. The game will pit the School of Sciences Students vs. CBU Faculty. All are welcome to come watch, free of charge. Prizes will be raffled off (raffle tickets will be sold at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall the week prior). Any students interested in playing are requested to come to Canale Arena at 5:30 p.m. on March 25 and/or April 8.

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 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Internal Affairs Committee, Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10); Student Life Committee, Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. (March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12); Campus Improvement Committee, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12).