CBU Honors Program students went to the "Chocolate: The Exhibition" at the Pink Palace Museum on March 16. The exhibit details the history of chocolate production — and made students think twice about where the tasty treat comes from by following the making of chocolate through the growing of the cocoa plant to the distribution and sale of actual chocolate candy. Challenging social and ethical questions were raised at each stage, giving them new appreciation to the chocolate bar. Who knew chocolate could be so intellectually stimulating? (And speaking of chocolate, mark your calendars for the annual Dinstuhl's Chocolate Tasting Session, presented in conjunction with Dr. Stan Eisen's "Biology of Addiction" class on Thursday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m., location TBD.)
FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION: 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. 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. EASTER EGG HUNT: The Community Easter Egg Hunt in honor of the Founder has been postponed until Tuesday, April 13. The hunt will begin in front of Barry Hall at 6:00 p.m. sharp! All are welcome!
STUDENT GALLERY ART OPENING: An opening for the art exhibition "Vanity is a Virtue" by Lauren Howle (English for Corporate Communications '10) will be held on Friday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Studio B Gallery (lower level of Kenrick Hall) 5:00-7:00 p.m. Lauren is graduating with a minor in Art.
TENNESSEE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE: The West Tennessee Academy of Science Collegiate Division will be held at CBU on Saturday. Student presentations will be judged in each session. Any faculty member wishing to serve as a judge should contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
• Josh Holtgrewe (Electrical Engineering '05) was recently honored with the Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year award by the Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, recognizing his engineering and education achievements, and community service. The honor was presented during this year’s Engineer Week.
• Dr. Toya Kimble (Biology '93) has recently been granted two patents as an inventor of "Drug Depot Implantable Within a Joint (US Pat. 12174007)" and Biological Markers and Response to Treatment for Pain, Inflammation (US Pat. 12105666)" — both assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic (which is another corporate name for Medtronic, for whom Toya works).
• Bethany King (Graduate Engineering, MEM '04) has been selected as the recipient for the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis, where she is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a research interest in engineering education. This award is presented to the student enrolled in educational psychology and research and is based on scholarship, research, clinical work, and professional service. She will be presented with the award on Sunday, April 25.
• Buccaneer forwards Connor Wetzel (Business Administration '11) and Kevin Doran (Business Administration '12) were voted Academic All-Gulf South Conference West Division by GSC West Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives. To be eligible for the GSC All-Academic Team, players must have a 3.20 or better cumulative GPA and be significant contributors to their team. Wetzel averaged 5.4 points per game and played 27.4 minutes per game as he helped the Bucs to a 17-10 record this season. In the classroom, the he carries a 3.75 GPA. Doran averaged 6.7 points per game in 15.0 minutes per game as a sophomore this season, leading the Bucs with 53 three-pointers as he shot 43.8 percent from beyond the arc. He holds a 3.60 GPA in the classroom.
• Buccaneers Kyle Couvion (Business Administration '10) and Daniel Wulker (Accounting '12) were named to the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll, along with Lady Bucs Jasmine Ellis (Business Administration '11), Katie Hume (Natural Science '10), Marissa Stewart (Liberal Studies '13), and Shannel Wright (Engineering '12). The Academic Honor Roll comprises all players with a 3.00 or better GPA who played during the season.
The TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi received a Star Chapter Award at the interdisciplinary honor society's "super-regional" convention in Little Rock, March 25-27. Pictured above are Mary Jane Dickey (Biomedical Science '11), Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering), Caitlin Ashley (Biomedical Science '10), Caroline Mitchell (History '10), Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology), and Dr. Gregory Clemons (Mars Hill College), president of Region III of Alpha Chi. Caitlin Ashley presented a paper entitled "Comparing the Amplification of White Spot Syndrome Virus Genes with Different Primers." Caroline Mitchell presented a paper entitled "The Price of Civic Pride: The Legacy of the 'Great American Pyramid.'" TN Theta chapter collected children's books that were donated to the Arkansas Children's Hospital as part of the national service project Reading is Fundamental. Over 2500 books were donated by the chapters attending the conference. In addition to the book donations, a trivia night was organized to benefit Heifer International, which raised $2500.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Want a chance to win an extra $50? Simply click go to surveymonkey and take a brief quiz entitled "Know the Code," designed to test your knowledge of the CBU Student Code of Conduct. The purpose of the quiz is to increase student awareness of what is expected of them, with hopes of educating students on making better decisions, resulting in personal safety and a safer campus community. Each participant's name will be entered in a drawing, and one lucky winner will receive $50 cash. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room, during a dialogue with the Dean of Students about student conduct and life after CBU. HINT: all answers to the 10-question quiz can be found on pages 20-53 of the Student Handbook. Please address any questions to Karen Conway-Barnett, Dean of Students, at 321-3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
trip to Edge Hill University in Ormskirk and London is offered with classes in Psychology, Art, and Philosophy. Contact Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Max Maloney, or Ms. Jana Travis for details. The traditional Rome trip over fall break offers classes in Religion, History, and Economics. Contact Dr. David Dault or Ms. Pat Papachristou for more details. Airline arrangements need to be made soon!
Details of both travel/study opportunities are available on the study abroad Web site:
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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.
Thomas R. Turner, friend and former trustee of CBU, passed away on March 27 at age 85. Tom was born in Atlanta and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. When he retired from Buckeye Cellulose after 40 years, he was division manager for external affairs. He was a charter member of Wesleyan Hills United Methodist Church, was chairman of its administrative board, and taught Sunday School. Tom's life was distinguished by his contributions to his community. The Volunteer Center of Memphis awarded him the Golden Rule Award as the "Top Volunteer in Memphis," he originated the Rotary Club Teacher Excellence Award, and CBU awarded him the Maurelian Medal for "exceptional service to the university and to the wider community." He served as chairman of the boards of Agricenter International, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Goodwill Industries. He was vice chairman of the boards of the Airport Authority and CBU. He also served on the boards of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Memphis, the Rotary Club, Memphis in May, Memphis Partners, and the Tennessee Independent College Fund. He participated actively with LeMoyne-Owen College, Goals for Memphis, MIFA, the Shelby County Mayors' Task Force for Growth, the Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, and the Governor's Job Skills Task Force. Tom was an effective fundraiser for the American Heart Association, United Way, Salvation Army, Memphis Arts Council, Memphis Orchestra Society, Cancer Society, Junior Achievement, Goodwill Industries, Memphis in May, and CBU. He will be deeply missed by Doris B. Turner, his wife of 60 years, and by his two daughters, Terri Panitz and Lisa Turner, and five grandchildren. The family requests that donations be sent to Wesleyan Hills United Methodist Church.