At its May 18 meeting, the CBU Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new residence hall on campus to be termed a "Center for Living/Learning." Construction will begin in fall 2010 and completed by the summer of 2011. The four-story hall will be located north of Canale Pool, between Lambert Hall and Pender Hall. Designed by Fleming Associates Architects of Memphis, it is the first new residence hall built on campus since 1999 and will include "CBU Green" features — such as green finishes (recycled materials, etc.) and energy efficiency measures such as occupancy sensors on the lights, low-flow toilet fixtures, and filters on the mechanical system. The new hall will contain 21 private units (eight of them ADA-accessible units), 70 semi-private units, and a resident director's unit. Living units will be spacious, with private or semi-private bedrooms, individual closets, and a small kitchenette.
Congratulations to the 336 CBU students named to the Spring 2010 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The full list of honored students can be found by clicking here.
• Melody Allensworth (Biology '09) has been accepted to the Ph.D. Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences.
• Chase de Saint-Felix (Religion & Philosophy'’11) has been accepted to the 2010 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI). PIKSI is held at the Rock Ethics Institute on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, July 25–August 1. The institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students to consider future study in the field of philosophy with the goal of transforming the field in the direction of greater inclusiveness for under-represented groups. Participants will be named Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars and will receive support from the Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund.
• Ryne Hancock (English '11) wrote an article entitled "A reflection on life in Cooper-Young" that was published in the May 30 edition of the Lamplighter community newspaper.
• Dr. Emily A. Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended a conference on "The Age of Breath: Yoga, the Body, and the Feminine," in Portorož, Slovenia on May 6-8, where she was invited by Luce Irigaray to present a paper on "The Gift of Breath: Toward a Maternal Pneumatology." The following week, she attended the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, where she presented her paper "This Soul Which Is Not One: The Decreation of Marguerite Porete." The research for the second paper was supported by a Lindsay Young Visiting Fellowship at the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Dr. Holmes also spent the first week of June in Chicago, where she participated in the American Academy of Religion/Luce Foundation Summer Seminar in Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology and presented her paper, "'You who will never be me nor mine': Toward a Feminist Apophatic Theology of Religious Difference." During the week, she also led a meditation session for seminar participants on lectio divina, using texts from Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Porete’s execution.
• Anmol Khan (Biology '10) has been accepted to the Master's Program in Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
• CBU president Dr. John Smarrelli was the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony of the DeNeuville Learning Center on May 21. Pictured above are (l-r) Katisha Powell-Dixon, Sharon Robinson, Dr. Smarrelli, Vanessa Ray, Sara Vgbesea, and Jocelyn Ward. The mission of the DeNeuville Learning Center is to assist women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families. The Center, which is operated by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, offers GED preparation in English and Spanish, English as a second language courses, computer classes and job readiness training, as well as enrichment and support classes in parenting, money management, knitting, and cake decorating. Students from 20 different countries are currently enrolled. Many of the students face great challenges, some coming to DeNeuville having been rejected by other programs because of elementary-school reading levels, others having never attended school in their own country. The Master of Ceremonies for the graduation was Mark Giannini ('87), founder and CEO of Service Assurance, a Memphis company that offers onsite and remote technology services.
• The Communications & Marketing department won two Advertising and Marketing Awards at the Tennessee College Public Relations Association 2010 Spring Conference Awards held May 21 at Maryville College. The silver trophies were awarded in the Reports category for the "2009 President's Report and 2010 Desk Calendar" (produced with the Office of Advancement), and the Viewbook category for "Your Future. Our Tradition" (produced with the Office of Admissions).
• Buc first baseman Joseph Kaminski (’10) was voted to the Academic All-Gulf South Conference West Division team. Named to the Academic Honor Roll from the baseball team were Anthony Apro (’12), Caleb Burrow (’11), Ben Chism (’11), Seth Cline (’12), Cary Crain (’12), David Croenne (’13), Jeff Dove (’12), Cody Dunn (’12), Tyler Dunn (’13), Mike Grushkin (’13), Lee Paine (’11), Josh Shelton (’10), Jason Volpe (’12), and Alan Wright (’10); from the golf teams were Victoria Bujalski (’11), Cameron Kasmai (’13), Alan Killen (’11), Caroline Shauger (’10), and Taylor Stinson (’12); from the softball team were Jessica Ambers (’11), Alyse Brewer (’10), Kaylea Brewer (’11), Casey King (’11), Alana Kramer (’12), Michelle McEachron (’13), Kathleen Nelson (’11), and Emily Schmidt (’13); from the tennis teams were Melissa Bissinger (’13), Marie Kvarnlof (’11), Aaron Michael (’11), Morgan Mills (’10), and Roma Rozanska (’12).
The following awards were presented by the individual academic Schools and the University at Commencement on May 14 at Desoto Civic Center.
SCHOOL OF ARTS AWARDS
• Charis Conard, Kenneth W. Mathis Award for Outstanding Education Graduate
• Johannah O’Malley and Sinaed Shute-Black, Literature and Languages Faculty Award for English Major
• Leigh Hill, Outstanding History Student Award
• Caitlin Mills, Behavioral Sciences Faculty Award
• Caroline Mitchell and Christopher Peterson, Margarette J. Sather Outstanding School of Arts Graduate Award
• Latoria Boyland, Christine Ladd Franklin Award for Outstanding Non-traditional Psychology Major
• Jenna David, Outstanding Visual Arts Student Award
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AWARDS
• Jenny Terbrock, Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Award and Wall Street Journal Award
• Khusboo Shastri, Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key
• Romulo N. Buen, Faculty Achievement Award
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AWARDS
• James Bowen, T. Herbert Darnell Award and Outstanding Engineering Graduate Award
• Laura Velasco, Phillip M. Becker Award in Chemical Engineering
• David Wetherald, Tommy G. Morrison Award and Outstanding Civil Engineering Graduate Award
• Binh Nguyen, Brother Philip Morgan Electrical Engineering Design Award
SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AWARDS
• Thang Pham, Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Award
• Caitlin Ashley, Brother Dominic Dunn Award
• Maegan Lytle, Crane Vision Research Fellowship
• Kristi Prevost, Biology Faculty Award
• Caroline Mitchell, Christopher Peterson, and Khusboo Shastri were awarded the Christian Brothers University Alumni Award, which is presented to the undergraduate student(s) who have the highest GPA. All three students maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during their undergraduate careers.
• Kenneth Latta, Ryan Nicolini, and Jessica Wortham were awarded the Brother I. Leo Outstanding Student Leadership Award. This award is presented annually by the Student Affairs Division, in memory of Brother I. Leo O’Donnell, to the outstanding graduating seniors who have provided distinguished student leadership to the student body, to the Student Affairs Division, and to the University community.
• Kenneth Latta was also awarded the Thomas Lipsmeyer Award, which is presented to the graduate considered by fellow classmates as the "ideal senior student" and as being the student who has most actively contributed to the senior class and to the University.
• The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity, at CBU hosted a banquet where the Memphis Alumni Chapter presented the Order of the Silver Helmet on May 8 to five brothers who have served as faculty or staff at CBU. Recipients of this award are approved by the National Grand President of Delta Sigma Pi for members contributing at least 25 years of service to the fraternity. Pictured above are (l-r) Dr. James Parker (Business Law) for 37 years, Coach Joseph Nadicksbernd (Athletics) for 41 years, Mr. James Tansey (Accounting, Retired) for 49 years, Ms. Patricia Papachristou (Economics) for 27 years, and Mr. Jim Shannon (Student Financial Assistance) for 48 years.
• Kellye Belcher has joined the Department of Athletics as the coach of the Lady Buc golf team. Belcher replaces Anna Massa, who retains the men's golf coaching position. Belcher lettered at Indiana University the last four years, competing in three NCAA Regionals and advancing to the 2007 NCAA National Championships. She led IU in stroke average in 2006-07, setting a school record for best average by a freshman. She was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and she won IU's Scholastic Achievement Award this year.
• Sarah Condra ('04) has joined the Department of Athletics as the eighth women's basketball coach in CBU history. After spending last season as an assistant coach at CBU, Condra replaces Scott Groninger, who resigned in April to take a similar position at the University of West Georgia. As a player for the Lady Bucs, Condra holds the school record as the team's all-time leading scorer with 1,506 career points, including 367 three-pointers.
• Jeff Jaffe has joined the Department of Campus Safety as a Campus Police Officer.
• Kathryn Quinton (Psychology '09) has joined the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor.
• Melinda Tingle-Williams has joined the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who participate in the Fund for CBU and for your dedication to the University. For those of you who have taken the added step to make your gift a recurring one via payroll deduction — and for the Fund for CBU so it goes to the area of greatest need — it's time to reveal the annual parking space winners!
The coveted Fund for CBU Hero parking space is located on the east side of the Barry Hall Visitor's Lot, between Plough Library and Assisi Hall. Winners: If you gift your month or trade months with someone else, please alert Campus Safety so they are aware of the change.
|July 2010||Jim Shannon|
|August 2010||Jack Hargett|
|September 2010||Dr. Mary Cargill|
|October 2010||Dr. Ric Potts|
|November 2010||Kathleen Sauser|
|December 2010||Dr. Neal Jackson|
|January 2011||Dr. Scott Geis|
|February 2011||Linda Dunlap|
|March 2011||Cory Dugan|
|April 2011||Dr. Teri Mason|
|May 2011||Donna Freeman|
|June 2011||Karen Conway Barnett|
Leigh Anne Tuohy’s commencement address at the CBU's 2010 Commencement Exercises was aired on C-SPAN during the Memorial Day weekend. It can be seen online here.