GEEKY REHABBERS: Honors Program students celebrated Honors Week by providing service to its philanthropy, the neighboring Belt Line community. Pictured here after tearing down walls and ceilings in a house slated for renovation are: Lauryn Murphy, Raegan Cook, Andrew Greenop, Amanda Garland, Catherine DelBove, Brent Holmes, Kleber Pauta, Kathleen Nelson, Wes Newsom, Kaitie Gaimari, and Rebekah Herrman, with Belt Line representative Bill Marler. Also participating in the service day were Hannah Nelson and Salaam Halimah, who worked with children at the Belt Line community center.
This short 30-second video was produced by CBU and Running Pony Productions for use by the Gulf South Conference on their televised games (Comcast/Charter Sport Southeast Network and CoxSports Network) and during championship tournaments throughout the year. Special thanks to Dr. Kelli Wildman and to all of the terrific CBU students who volunteered to help out! If the video does not appear in your Internet browser or email, please click here.
MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO/MUSIC CD — FREE! Legacy CD will be setting up a recording booth and equipment in Buckman Quad on Wednesday (September 1), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pick out a song — from 3000 choices — and sing it karaoke-style, and you'll get a video/audio CD of your performance to keep! Singers can go in one at a time or in groups.
RUN WITH THE VP: Join Dr. Frank Buscher (Academic Vice President) for a weekly 4-5 mile run/jog through the CBU neighborhood every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The weekly run begins in front of the Plough Library entrance. Everyone is welcome to participate — at any pace. Be sure to hydrate!
SAND VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS: It's Intramural time again, and Sand Volleyball is the first sport of the semester! Games will be played the weeks of August 30 - September 10 with the tournament following regular season play. All games will be played at Rozier Court, 4:00-7:00 p.m.;., Mondays through Thursdays.
• September 24: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
• November 4: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class
• Dr. Roger Easson (LIterature & Languages) and Judge D'Army Bailey have a book contract from LSU Press for the second volume of Bailey's biography/memoir which will focus on his years in San Francisco (1969-74) and his tenure on the Berkeley City Council. Easson and Bailey have written eight chapters of a projected 14 during the summer. The first volume, The Education of a Black Radical, was published by LSU in 2009.
• Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) presented his research results from the White River Navigation Study to the representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Commission, Arkansas Heritage Commission, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife in Brinkley, AR on July 28. The goal of the project, authorized by Congress and funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was to find alternative designs to provide 95% availability of the channel to ship agriculture goods, biodiesel, and fertilizer out of that region. On August 18, Dr. Lin (pictured above at front left) took scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from Louisiana State University to the White River and Little Red River. The purpose of the project, funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was to study river geomorphology and dendrogeomorphology for the bottomland hardwood plant communities. Using Dr. Lin's unsteady-state hydraulics model, this research will help environmental communities to understand the effects of hydrologic and geomorphic processes in bottomland hardwood plants in the lower White River Basin.
• Brother Terence McLaughlin (former CBU president/trustee) has written and released a book entitled Blessed to Teach, designed principally for teachers in Catholic and Lasallian high schools of the Midwest United States. Brother Terence says in his introduction that his themes are presented as an opportunity for teachers to reflect on the more meaningful aspects of their daily work, what "may be called 'below the surface teaching,' or the kind of teaching that has the power to transform lives."
• Brother Edward Salgado (Biology) presented a paper entitled "The Nomenclature, Typification and Taxonomy of Asplenium Polyodon, a Falcatum and Confused Species" at the 8th Flora Malwsiana Symposium in Singapore, August 23-27.
• Vance D. Gamble ('07) has joined the Office of Advancement as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.
• Stephanie Hanscom has joined the Office of Campus Safety as a Campus Safety Officer.
• TOBACCO ASSESSMENT SURVEY: CBU is working toward being a tobacco-free campus, beginning in the Fall of 2011. All faculty, staff and students are invited to have a voice in this initiative by completing the Tobacco Assessment Survey:
• CONVOCATION ASSESSMENT SURVEY: In order to continue providing excellence in University programs and events, the input of CBU faculty and staff is sought to assess the Community Convocation held on August 19. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, August 31: www.surveymonkey.com/s/HS5M7MB
• The Computer Center will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 5-6. The 24-hour lab will be open and accessible with a CBU ID card.
• Plough Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 5-6.
Our campus choral group, the CB Singers, meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 p.m., in the basement of Kenrick Hall (K-4) and is looking for new singers!!! You can receive 1-2 hours of CREDIT by joining and enrolling in CB Singers. To schedule an audition time, please contact Mr. Tommy Gaines at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by his office in the basement of Kenrick Hall. Join CB Singers — you'll have a great time singing and meeting new friends!!
• The Fall 2010 edition of the Same Page Newsletter from your very own Plough Library is now available online. Find out the latest on databases, RefWorks, new acquisitions, and more!
• Canale Pool will be open through September 30 and will close for the season on October 1. Time's running out to show off that new swimsuit or try out that water noodle…