Kristi Prevost (Biology '10), Kaci Murley (English for Corporate Communications '10), and Russell Brandon (Psychology '09) take a break from their horticultural labors at the Social Justice Committee's Spring Planting Party at the CBU Community Garden on March 27 to cultivate a new feathered friend. The chicken is not a new extension of the Garden's agricultural mission, just a member of the visiting three-hen flock owned by fellow gardener Kenny Latta (Religion & Philosophy '10). "I wonder if I'm the first student to ever bring his chickens to CBU," Kenny pondered as his sociable backyard brood charmed the campus farmers.
• BENEFITS ENROLLMENT MEETINGS: Faculty/Staff — If you would like a private meeting to sign up for your 2010-11 employee benefits, representatives will be available Monday, 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Call Human Resources at 321-3307 to make an appointment. If you do not meet with an agent, you will need to enroll online. Instructions for online enrollment are available in the Human Resources office. All enrollments must be completed by April 10!
EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS
• COMPUTER CENTER: The ITS Help Desk will be closed Thursday, April 1, through Monday, April 5, for the Easter holidays. The 24-hour lab in the Rosanne Beringer Computer Center will be open and accessible with a CBU ID card.
• PLOUGH LIBRARY: The Library will be closed Thursday, April 1, through Monday, April 5, for the Easter holidays.
FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION & EASTER EGG HUNT
The Church Celebration of St. John Baptist De La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers and Founder of the Christian Brothers and Lasallian schools worldwide, is Wednesday, April 7. Everyone in the CBU Community is invited to commemorate this special day with lunch outdoors and some very special music. A special Mass will be held in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel at 5:00 p.m. asking God to bless us and our ministry of teaching. The Community Easter Egg Hunt in honor of the Founder will begin in front of Barry Hall at 6:00 p.m. sharp! All are welcome!
• Kay Cunningham (Plough Library) attended the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Libraries Association in Memphis. She made two presentations: "Government E-Resources: Ensuring Your Patrons Fall Over Them" (with Mary Freilich of the University of Memphis), and “Planning Warehouse 13: Sharing Resources and Information to Create an Educational Website” (with Deborah Brackstone of the University of Memphis). Cunningham also has a publication entitled “The Hidden Costs of Keeping Current: Technology and Libraries” in the Journal of Library Administration (v50#3, 217-235, 2010).
• Dr. Emily Forsdick (International Initiatives) recently attended a meeting of the Coordinating Council for Lasallian International Programs Consortium in Chicago. The focus of the meeting was the Internationalization Survey now in progress. The goal of the Council is to assist the U.S. Lasallian colleges and universities to increase opportunities for all students to broaden international experiences both here and abroad.
• Coy Lock (Biomedical Science '10) presented his senior research at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Academic Surgical Congress, held February 3-5 in San Antonio. The title of his research was: "Atlantooccipital Dissociation A Uniformly Fatal Injury?" (C. Lock, L.J. Magnotti, M.A. Croce. J Surg Res 158(2): 416, 2010).
• Chief John Lotrionte (Campus Safety) was the guest of honor at the University of Memphis Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Dining-In (Mess Night) on March 20. Lotrionte enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1987 and saw combat in Panama (December 1989) and in Operation Desert Shield/Storm (August 1990–February 1991). While in the Gulf War, Lotrionte (pictured at left during his USMC service) served in the capacity of a member of the Long Range Surveillance (LRS) Unit deep into Kuwait City in advance of the coalition advancement. Sgt. Lotrionte was awarded the Bronze Star and Presidential Citation Medals for his service in the liberation of Kuwait. After the Gulf War, he left active service with the Marine Corps and began his career in law enforcement, served with distinction for 15 years with the Bartlett and Collierville Police Departments before joining CBU. Chief Lotrionte is a member of the Memphis Area Chiefs of Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a member of the Autism Society of America, where he assists families whose children have recently been diagnosed with autism.
• Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) has been accepted to the Hendrix College
Undergraduate Conference for Religious Studies to be held in April. He will present his recent research paper, "Experiencing Christian Friendship: Harmony with God, Self, and Others."
• Dr. Richard Potts (Education) made a presentation on "Lessons Learned: Elements of Success — Principals' Academy: Format, Topics, Sustainability" at the Striving Readers Partners Conference at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. on March 23.
• The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the AKA 78th Southeastern Regional Conference held in Jackson, MS, March 11-14. Mu Epsilon won several individual and chapter awards. The awards received include: Undergraduate Achievement Award, Undergraduate Transfer Award, NAACP Award, UNCF Award, Undergraduate President of the Year (Regina Smith), Miss Outstanding AKA (Ashley Jones), New Soror of the Year (Deidra Brooks), and Graduate Advisor of the Year (Kimberly Reese). Pictured above are members and the graduate advisors of Mu Epsilon (l-r): Kimberly Reese (Natural Science '92), Clytisa Drinkwater (Management '11), Ashley Jones (Psychology '11), Regina Smith (Biochemistry '11), Robyn Watson (Accounting '11), Deidra Brooks (Psychology '12), Auta Boykins (Psychology '97), and Venus Jordan.
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.
The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web.
Spring Registration Upcoming Dates:
• April 16: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
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.
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