WELCOME BACK WEEK!
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• Monday: Happy First day of class! SGA will be handing out Chick-fil-A sandwiches
• Tuesday: Club Fair, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad
• Wednesday: Volunteer Fair, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad
• Wednesday: Greek interest Night at 7:00 p.m.; Panhellenic in Spain Auditorium, IFC in Assisi Hall 153, NPHC in St. Joseph 10
• Thursday: Bring your school spirit!! 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad—face paint, refreshments, and music
• Friday: NPHC Stroll Off in Buckman Quad at 12 noon;
• Friday: Pool Party, 6:00-9:00 p.m. — come enjoy music, swimming and beer (for 21+)!
MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is a tradition in Catholic higher education, which began during the Middle Ages, to begin the academic year in prayer. with a Mass of the Holy Spirit. The 2010 Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place on Thursday, August 26, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall. Students, faculty and staff, area alumni, and friends of the university are all invited to attend. It is an opportunity to ask the Lord to send His Holy Spirit to renew and refresh each of us as we begin a new school year together. ALL ARE INVITED! Sunday Night Masses will begin on August 29 at 9:00 p.m. at De la Salle/Stritch Chapel. Everyone is cordially invited!
Please join President John Smarrelli and the CBU Community in honoring our Christian Brother Jubilarians at a reception in Montesi Executive Center on Tuesday, August 24, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A special presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a welcome by the President followed by a prayer and reflections from Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut.
• Brother Daniel Susek, celebrating 50 years as a Christian Brother in 2010
• Brother Louis Althaus, celebrating 60 years as a Christian Brother in 2009
• Brother Stephen Eibert, celebrating 60 years as a Christian Brother in 2009
• Brother Ignatius Brown, celebrating 60 years as a Christian Brother in 2010
• Brother Robert Staub, celebrating 70 years as a Christian Brother in 2010
• Brother Terence McLaughlin, celebrating 70 years as a Christian Brother in 2010
Pictured above are Brother Ignatius Brown, Brother Terence McLaughlin, and Brother Daniel Susek at a Jubilee Celebration held by the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers at Lewis University on July 24. (photo by Brother Joel Baumeyer)
CBU has once again received regional and national recognition for its outstanding academic programs and services from U.S. News & World Report’s “America's Best Colleges,” Princeton Review's Best Colleges: Region by Region and Forbes' "America's Best Colleges in the Nation." More>>>
• Cathy Carter (Mathematics), pictured at left with CBU President John Smarrelli Jr., was honored with the 2010 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the CBU Community Convocation on August 19. The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Eligible nominees must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, and exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition.
• Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics & Computer Science) was recognized by the School of Sciences with the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Distinguished Professor Award for 2010. The award was presented at the CBU Community Convocation on August 19. The award is given annually in tribute to a School of Sciences professor who exemplifies excellence in teaching effectiveness; service to the department, university, and students; professional growth; and administration.
• Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences) and Jenny Cowell (Marketing) were recognized, respectively, as Outstanding Advisor of the Year and Outstanding New Advisor of the Year at the CBU Community Convocation on August 19. The award is presented by Academic Services to faculty members who go above and beyond to serve as academic advisors to CBU students.
Additional photos from the CBU Community Convocation are available online at Flickr >>>
• Dr. James Allen (Sport Management) has an article entitled "Sport as a vehicle for socialization and maintenance of cultural identity: International students attending American universities" accepted to appear in Sport Management Review.
• Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) audited a course marine invertebrate zoology course at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, MS in July. As part of the course, he conducted a mini-research project on the parasites of hydrobiid snails, a group of small snails found in marshes, and also learned the ancient Japanese art of fish printing (which involves taking a fish, applying ink to one side, and then pressing Japanese rice paper against it to make an imprint).
• Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) was recently inducted into the Knights of Columbus, Council 4312, wherein he received the appointed position of Lecturer. In addition, he published his paper, "Oil Will Not Overwhelm Us," a sociological and spiritual response to the Gulf Oil Crisis with the Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America in its Catholic Maritime News. He also published two articles in the West Tennessee Catholic newspaper, entitled "Recognizing Our Relationship" and "The ____ Word."
• Andrew Morgret (Accounting) assisted with the 65th Overton Park Junior Open Golf Tournament by working as a volunteer marshall each of the four days of the event (July 26–29).
• Binh Nguyen (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’10) was chosen by John Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth to instruct a group of very bright and talented Middle and High School students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong for the summer of 2010. He served as a Teaching Assistant in a fast-paced Electrical Engineering course and was responsible for teaching the laboratories, study sessions, and assisting in class lectures. This was his second summer with the Center for Talented Youth program.
The Gulf South Conference named five more former Christian Brothers University student-athletes to its All-Decade teams, bringing CBU's total to 21 players and one coach.
BASKETBALL: The Gulf South Conference named three CBU basketball players to its All-Decade teams. Forward Kevin Weybright (2004-08) and center Nick Kohs (2005-09) were named to the men's All-Decade First Team, while guard Sarah Condra (1999-2004) was named to the women's All-Decade Second Team. Weybright and Kohs were three-time All-GSC West selections. Weybright is CBU's career scoring leader with 1,972 points, while Kohs graduated with 1,767 points, seventh-most in school history, and 1,102 rebounds, which ranks second. Condra, now the Lady Bucs' head coach, was a two-time All-GSC West selection. She graduated as CBU's career scoring leader with 1,506 points, and her 367 career three-pointers rank third in D-II history.
SPRING SPORTS: The Gulf South Conference named two former CBU student-athletes to its All-Decade teams in the spring sports. John Raymond Hehn (2003-06) represents CBU on the baseball West Division All-Decade Second Team. He hit .354 with 19 homers and 133 RBI over 167 games in his four-year career. As a senior, Hehn set school records with a .482 batting average, 19 doubles, a .563 on-base percentage, an .835 slugging percentage, 137 total bases, and 64 RBI to go with 13 homers. He was named All-GSC and the GSC West Co-Player of the Year in 2006. Pitcher Nikki Dunn (Southaven, Miss./Southaven HS) (2006-09) earned a spot on the softball All-Decade West Division Second Team. She went 53-51 with 868 strikeouts and a 2.26 ERA in 130 games. A four-time All-GSC West selection, she was named GSC West Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore. Dunn completely rewrote the CBU softball record book, setting 20 career records and 17 single-season records in her four years.
• Dr. James T. Allen has joined the School of Business as Assistant Professor of Management, Marketing & Economics.
• Dr. Divya Choudhary has joined the School of Engineering as Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
• Sandra Davis has joined the School of Sciences as Instructor of Mathematics & Computer Science.
• Heather Harrington joins Student Life as Director of Health Resources.
• Dustin James has joined the School of Sciences as MHIRT Program Assistant.
• Brenda Pearson has joined the Office Advancement as Senior Director of Advancement. She comes to CBU from the Southern College of Optometry, where she served as Director of Development.
• Nicholas R. Pena joins the School of Arts as Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts. He previously taught at CBU as an adjunct faculty member.
• Kevin M. Shaver joins the Office of Campus Safety as a Campus Police Officer.
• Nancy P. Wilder joins the School of Arts as Visiting Assistant Professor of Education and NCATE Assessment Coordinator.
• John Wright joins the Office of Campus Safety as a Campus Police Officer.
PROMOTIONS & TENURE: The following announcements were made at the CBU Community Convocation on August 19, effective for the 2010-11 academic year:
• Dr. Samantha M. Alperin (Education) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Chadwick M. Baker (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has been granted the title of Professor Emeritus.
• Dr. Ellen S. Faith (Education) has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
• Thomas Gaines, Jr. (Visual & Performing Arts) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Dr. Scott D. Geis (Religion & Philosophy) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Paul A. Haught (Religion & Philosophy) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Maureen E. O'Brien (Behavioral Sciences) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Dr. Neal A. Palmer (History & Political Science) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Dr. Sarah T. Pitts (Associate Dean, Business) has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
• Jana B. Travis (Visual & Performing Arts) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Dr. Frank Buscher (Vice President for Academics) has accepted the additional position of Dean of the School of Arts.
• Dr. Paul Haught (Chair, Religion & Philosophy) has accepted the additional position of Associate Dean of the School of Arts.
• Stephen Kirkpatrick has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of the President's Club in the Office of Advancement. Stephen served previously in the position of Alumni Director.
Which coincidentally also leads us to…
WELCOME, BABY BUCS!
• Drs. Paul Haught and Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Francis, born at home on August 2, weighing 8 lbs and measuring 20.5 in. Mom, dad, baby, and big brother Dominic are all doing well and very much appreciate everyone's prayers and good wishes.
• Stephen Kirkpatrick (Advancement) and Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth, on August 6, weighing 5 lbs. 8 oz, and measuring 18.5 inches Proud poppa, mom, and baby girl are all doing well and very much appreciate everyone's prayers and good wishes.
Students, we’ve listened to your feedback, and in the upcoming weeks Information Technology Services will be transitioning your email over to Google Apps for Education. Many of you are already familiar with the features including calendaring, documents, and collaboration. We appreciate your input and look forward to enhancing your services. Look to future editions of the Connection for more information!
Pictured above at the July 14 Healthcare Packaging Consortium meeting (l-r) are Janet Smith (FedEx Managing Director), Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., and Jay Gilman (FedEx Packaging Manager).
After almost a year of discussion, the Healthcare Packaging Consortium was founded at CBU on June 1 by seven founding members: Evergreen Packaging, FedEx, Medtronic, Merck Consumer Care, Plastic Ingenuity, Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical. The mission of the consortium is to advance the knowledge related to healthcare packaging through education and research. Its vision is to be a unique world-class healthcare packaging consortium with member companies from various segments of the packaging industry. President Smarrelli presented plaques to founding members at the first official consortium meeting on July 14. For more information, please visit the consortium website.
CBU, along with the U.S./Toronto Region of the Christian Brothers and BrandED Consultants Group, is gearing up for Phase 2 of the Lasallian Education Brand Initiative project. BrandED will soon be developing brand platform and visual identity concepts that will be tested, adopted and delivered during the 2010-2011 academic year. The Lasallian mission and the findings from the survey and engagement sessions from Phase 1 help guide the creation of brand platform and visual identity concepts. These are designed to capture the essence of Lasallian education and will ensure that the Lasallian education story is communicated in an accurate, authentic, concise and consistent manner at a local, district, region and international level. Phase 2 will officially begin on October 1, 2010 and be completed by April 30, 2011.
During the testing of the brand platform and visual identity BrandED will ask for opinions from stakeholders. BrandED will be visiting schools throughout the Region to acquire first-hand recommendations and administering an online survey to give everyone an opportunity to share their opinions. BrandED is currently working with the Christian Brothers Conference to create a timeline and school visit sites for Phase 2. In addition to developing, testing and delivering a brand platform and visual identity, BrandED will create a brand standards guide for Lasallian education which can be used by all stakeholders and will include recommendations and guidelines for how best to use the brand platform and visual identity.
The full report for Phase 1 is posted on the Christian Brothers Conference (CBC) website at www.lasallian.info. During the next academic year regular updates will be posted on the CBC website. You can also follow the progress of the project and share your thoughts on the Initiative's Facebook and Twitter pages.
• Check out the Library's new Mobile Resources page. You'll find links to mobile versions of the BUCCAT Library Catalog, EBSCOHost, PubMed, RefWorks, and WorldCat. Watch for the list to grow. We'll be adding more library resources to the list as mobile interfaces are developed.
• During the fall semester, Plough Library will offer a brown bag series on various library resources. Sessions will be held in the Plough Library InfoLab (lower level). Dates, times, and topics are:
• RefWorks: Friday, August 27; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• RefWorks: Tuesday, August 31; 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• CAMIO and Art Images: Friday, September 10; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• RefWorks: Tuesday, September 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• CAMIO and Art Images: Tuesday, September 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• PubMed and Scientific Journal articles: Monday, October 4; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• RefWorks: Tuesday, October 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• Advanced EBSCO features: Monday, October 25; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• RefWorks: Monday, November 1; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• Social Bookmarking: Tuesday, November 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• LexisNexis Resources: Friday, November 19; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• PubMed and Scientific Journal articles: Tuesday, November 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.