If you're going to be away from CBU this summer, you'll come back in the fall to find something different: complete wireless network coverage throughout the entire campus! That's right — WiFi in the residence halls! WiFi in the parking lot! WiFi on the baseball field! Pictured above is a map of the outdoor wireless access points and the coverage they'll provide. As you can see, it covers all the athletic fields, the Quad, parking lots, and all other outdoor common areas. This will be in addition to an expanded wireless network that covers the indoors of every building on campus. Because the buildings will have bleed-out through windows and the outdoor wireless will bleed in through the windows, there will be a seamless overlap between indoor and outdoor coverage. Work has already begun on installing the network, and implementation will conclude during the summer.
SENIOR PARTY: Tuesday, May 11; 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Boshwit Courtyard. Free appetizers and beer, music by DJ Charlie White. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we're sure there's enough food and beer for everyone!
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL: Wednesday, May 12; 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Attendance is mandatory for graduates. Following the rehearsal, there will be a combined senior/faculty reception and cookout in the Boshwit Courtyard. In the event of rain, it will be moved to the Canale Arena. Faculty are invited and encouraged to attend.
BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY: Thursday, May 13; 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena; Dr. Gordon Kraus, president & of Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis, will deliver the baccalaureate address. A President’s Reception will follow in the Boshwit Courtyard.
• Students: Line-up for Baccalaureate will be in Buckman Quad at 6:30 p.m.
• Parents: Please proceed to Canale Arena for Baccalaureate service.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES: Friday, May 14; Desoto Civic Center (4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS). Degrees for the 2009-10 Academic Year will be awarded to 270 bachelor and 150 master candidates.
Please note that everyone who attends commencement must have a ticket!
• Graduates Check-in at 2:00 p.m.
• Doors open to the public at 3:00 p.m.
• Ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m.
The University will award Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Memphis mother who served as the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning movie The Blind Side, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Tuohy will deliver the commencement address.
LANCE GRADUATION PRAYER SERVICE: Saturday, May 1; 2:00 p.m. in Stritch/De La Salle Chapel. Graduation Prayer Service for the 6th cohort of LANCE teachers. A wine and cheese reception will follow on the Lambert Hall lawn.
• Mallory Bailey (Civil Engineering '11), pictured above, won the People's Choice Award for her Civil Engineering poster at the 2010 Engineering Art Show, hosted by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (Memphis Chapter) at 409 S. Main Street in downtown Memphis on April 30.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) attended the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on May 2-6 and was an author of four presentations: "Pattern Reversal Visual Evoked Potential From Glaucomatous Patients" (with M. F. Santos, L. N. Holloman, E.M.C.B. Lacerda, G. S. Souza B.M.P. Silva, B. D. Gomes, and L. C .L. Silveira), "Visual Electrophysiology and Visual Psychophysics Impairment After Cryptococcosis Infection: Two Case Reports" (with L. N. Holloman, M. F. Santos, E.M.C.B. Lacerda G. S. Souza, B. D. Gomes, A. A.M. Rosa, D.C. Sousa, and B.C. Silveira), "Stimulation of Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus, Lateral Parabrachial Nucleus or Nucleus of the Solitary Tract Increases Choroidal Blood Flow in Rats" (with C. Li, N. del Mar, and A. J. Reiner), and "Effects on Rat Retina of Disrupted Parasympathetic Choroidal Blood Flow Regulation by Superior Salivatory Nucleus Lesions" (with A. Reiner, C. Li, and N. Del Mar).
• Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) wrote an article entitled "Love Beyond Loss" that was published in the April 29 edition of the West Tennessee Catholic Diocesan newspaper and was a featured guest on The Catholic Cafe radio show, which is broadcast from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and podcasted internationally, to discuss "Christian Friendship" (the show can be heard here). Anthony has also been accepted to the Monastic Observer Program at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL to study Benedictine spirituality and Monastic practices for one week in May.
• Henry Brenner (Advancement) will be leaving his current position at CBU on June 1 to pursue a new business as a consultant within the Memphis community. In his new role, Henry will continue to support CBU fundraising efforts by working directly with the Offices of the President and Advancement for special campaigns and community relations.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) has been granted sabbatical for the 2010-11 academic year.
• Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has been granted sabbatical for the 2011 spring semester.
• Honors Program students recently participated in "Arkapalooza," an overnight road trip to Little Rock, where they toured the Central High School historic exhibit, visited the Clinton School of Public Service, the Clinton Library, and the headquarters of Heifer International, an organization that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. Pictured above (l-r) at Central High School are Dr. Tracie Burke, Johnny Blount, Kären Brandon, Andrew Greenop, Dylan Perry, Chris Peterson, Kate Tarwater, and Raymond Bedrossian.
• Fifty-five high school students participated in the 41st Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the 25th Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad held at CBU on March 20. The top ten students from the Local Examination returned to campus on April 24 to take the National Chemistry Olympiad Examination. Students earning top scores on the latter exam will be invited to participate in the training camp for the International Olympiad held June 1-16 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. These examinations were sponsored by the local section of the American Chemical Society and the CBU Department of Chemistry. The CBU Chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society is a co-host for these events, assisting with registration, set-up, and proctoring exams. The students pictured above were honored for earning top scores on these examinations at an awards ceremony held in Sabbatini Lounge on April 28. Approximately 35 students, parents, and high school chemistry teachers attended the event. Awards and Olympiad Exams were provided by the American Chemical Society.
• The SGA Executive Council meets every Friday at 12:30 in the Senate Chambers.
• The SGA Senate will meet on Thursday, May 20, at 9:30 p.m.
• The Senate Committees meet as follows: Education Committee, Monday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m.; Internal Affairs Committee, Monday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m.; Student Life Committee, Wednesday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m.; Campus Improvement Committee, Wednesday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m.
The deadline for the Rome Travel/Study deposit has been extended to May 30. A deposit of $300 will hold an airline seat until June 21 when the next payment is due.
Register for fall semester classes: Religious Studies 392 or History 497 (Special Topic: Catholic Rome & Jewish Rome) with Dr. David Dault, or Economics 346 (Special Topic: Sustainable Development in Italy) with Prof. Pat Papachristou. During fall break, visit the wonders of the "Eternal City" and see the Coliseum, Trevi fountain, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican, Michelangelo's art, and more. Travel to the charming ancient hilltop town of Assisi, live at the world headquarters of the Christian Brothers and receive a blessing at the Papal audience. For complete details, visit the Study Abroad Web site.