Apollo TKEs

The Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is holding its first Body of Apollo competition to raise money for the Dream Factory of Memphis. Ten fraters volunteered to adhere to a strict diet and exercise regimen to lose weight. They will collect pledges based on the amount of weight they lose. The contenders are Ray Karasek, David Breen, Robert Gibbs, Randy Butcher, Matt Warren, William Zachary, Josh Trevino, Kevin Edwards, Jeremiah Mooney, and David Croenne. The competition began on January 17th and will conclude April 16th. If you are interested in making a donation to one of the contenders or to the Dream Factory of Memphis, please contact Anthony Lawrence at (501)249-9094 or alawren2@cbu.edu.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

---------------------------------------------------
Lasallian VolunteersLASALLIAN VOLUNTEER/LANCE SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT: Seniors interested in learning more about Lasallian Volunteers and the Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators (LANCE) program, there will be an information evening on Monday (January 24) just for you!  Here is the schedule:
5:30-6:45 p.m. - Social and Dinner with the Brothers and Volunteers in Lambert Hall
6:45-7:45 p.m. - Information about the programs from those currently involved in them in Stritch Lounge
Please contact Br. Rob Veselsky at rveselsk@cbu.edu or 321-3509 if you plan to attend.
---------------------------------------------------
FACING THE EXAMS OF LIFE: Ever wonder how psychological testing could help you? Learn how psych testing could improve your academic success and help you reach your personal goals. Dr. David Goldstein, CBU’s Consulting Psychologist will discuss "Facing the Exams of Life: At CBU and Beyond" on Tuesday (January 25) in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–1:50 p.m.
---------------------------------------------------
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: If you are looking for an hour each week to pray in peace, here's an opportunity for the semester! There is praise and worship/adoration every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel. It will last for one hour but you may stay as briefly or as long as you wish to pray the rosary, listen, sing awesome praise and worship songs, and feel the holy presence of God. If you have any questions please contact Brother Rob at rveselsk@cbu.edu or Wesley Hall at jhall9@cbu.edu.
---------------------------------------------------
WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, will conduct four workshop sessions focused on basic study skills, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. These workshops are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions — the second session is Thursday (January 27). Future sessions will be held on February 3 and February 10; all sessions will be held in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 1:00–1:50 p.m.
---------------------------------------------------
SGA SENATE MEETING: Student Government Senate meetings will be held every other Thursday in Thomas Center 100 at 9:00 p.m., starting January 27.
---------------------------------------------------
TOBACCO & HEALTH CARE: Dr. David Mirvis of University of Tennessee Health Science Center will give a presentation on "The Tobacco Use and Its Health Care Costs" onThursday (January 27) at 2:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

ONGOING EVENTS
---------------------------------------------------
ART EXHIBIT: "Translated Landscapes," featuring paintings by Brian Taylor, runs through February 24 in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit . Taylor is a graduate of the University of Memphis with B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art. He is currently a Professor of Art at Shorter University in Rome, GA and serves as Chair for the Art Department. (In the gallery foyer, Alex Lucas is presenting an exhibition entitled "Women and Senses.") More info>>
---------------------------------------------------
RELIC COLLECTION ON EXHIBIT: Christian Brothers University is presenting the "Relic Collection," which belongs to the De La Salle Archives of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, through May 1 in Plough Memorial Library. This recently modernized collection of 358 relics is publically exhibited once every three years so that students and other interested persons can view and learn about the history of relics in the Catholic Tradition. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

IMPORTANT DATES ON THE SPRING ACADEMIC CALENDAR
• February 11: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
• March 24: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class
• April 15: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week class

FACULTY & STAFF NEWS

Ray Karasek (’03), current Budget Manager in the Office of Administration & Finance, has been appointed Interim Director of Residence Life.

CONDOLENCES

Emma Lee Theobald, a long term and well-loved member of the CBU community, has passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Emma Lee came to CBU in August, 1971 and retired in January, 1991. She served as secretary to the School of Arts, and, for a time, to the School of Business. She remained close to CBU and many members of the University community during the years of her retirement. Please remember Emma Lee and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be offered at MemorialParkOnline.com.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS

Alpha Xi Delta congratulate all of the AXDs who made the Dean's List this past semester: Anna Birg, Kelsey Bizzell, Kasey Bramlitt, Kaylea Brewer, Sam Devilbiss, Mary Jane Dickey, Sarah Dunnavant, Francesca Gattusso, Rachel Haag, Rebecca Johann, Kara Jones, Jayme McKeever, Brea Nash, Meghan O’Brien, Dana Pabalate, Kelci Pearce, Erin Scherer, Daryl Stephens, Maggie Thompson, Cameron Volpe, Erika Yates, and Minna Zhao.

STUDY ABROAD TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND

Study abroad on the Israel (Holy Land) Trip June 25-July 4. Attend summer classes on campus with Dr. Scott Geis and travel for a week to some of the world's most holy places. The course on "Special Topics: Religions of Abraham" will meet for four weeks at CBU, and for one week in Israel. This will truly be a trip to remember for a lifetime. There are still places, but you MUST make a $500 deposit now. Go to the CBU Study Abroad website for more information. Contact studyabroad@cbu.edu or Dr. Geisat sgeis@cbu.edu if you have questions.

PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS

Attention Faculty and Staff: The Office of Admissions cordially invites you to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition four-year scholarship offered to two incoming freshmen each year based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular involvement and leadership abilities. The interviews will take place in the Cooper-Wilson Center. Please consider participating in the interview process this year. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Everrett Smith, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3209 or esmith17@cbu.edu.

CBU GREEN

Sharp Donates Solar Panel
Sharp Manufacturing Company of America donated a solar panel to the CBU School of Engineering to further the University's sustainability practices and to infuse green technologies into the curriculum. Engineering students and faculty are using the panel to create a solar-powered lighting system to provide visibility for the pathway leading to the Nolan School of Engineering. Pictured above are Caleb Smith ('14), Shawn Jenkins ('13), and Andrew Greenop ('11), three of the mechanical engineering students who are designing and constructing the project.
   Greenop, the project leader, reflected on how the construction of the solar lighting system will benefit the students now and in the future. "This is a great opportunity to learn how to lead a group of engineers towards the completion of a project, which, in this case is also making CBU more 'green.' This project has made us work together overcoming obstacles similar to those that we may encounter as professional engineers." More>>
---------------------------------------------------
DID YOU KNOW? CBU's new Living Learning Center is using construction finishes, materials and equipment that were extracted and/or manufactured within 500 miles of Memphis?
---------------------------------------------------
CAMPUS RECYCLING IS COMING! Stay tuned, CBU, campus recycling is coming! You will soon see collection bins for paper, plastic and cans in classrooms and offices around campus. A second phase will add collection bins in residence halls and other areas. As promised, CBU is going green!

VALENTINE & EASTER FOOD BASKETS FOR POOR FAMILIES IN MEMPHIS

As we know, people are in great need these days due to loss of jobs and the ailing economy. Campus Ministry is spearheading a food and clothing drive for this semester:
Canned goods and non-perishable items may be delivered to the drop-off center each day at the entrance to Alfonso Dining Hall.
Clothes may also be dropped off at the same location.
Donations may be given to Brother Rob or sent to him at Campus Box 9. Checks should be made out to CBU Campus Ministry.
IF YOU NEED HELP BRINGING FOOD OR CLOTHES TO THE DROP-OFF CENTER, CALL BR. ROB AT 321-3509.

Thanks to so many people who have dropped off food and clothes for the poor! THERE IS GREAT NEED FOR WARM CLOTHING!

FAST FACTS: SMOKING AND TOBACCO USE

Tobacco Free Campus Smoking cigarettes affects almost every aspect of a smoker's life. Every internal organ is affected by smoking. Many of the effects of smoking are at least partially reversible if the smoker quits smoking. For example, within the first day of kicking the habit, the risk of heart disease and stroke is decreased as a direct result of the increase in oxygen and decrease of carbon dioxide. However, these effects increase within minutes of taking one puff. More info>>

A LITTLE POEM FROM STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FAFSAODE TO THE FAFSA
If you’re not graduating
And need money next year
The time to fill out
Your FAFSA is here (11-12)

So don’t take time to eat or play
Just start today to do what you love
Get those fingers moving
On www.fafsa.ed.gov