The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Student Chapter at CBU hosted 38 female middle school students on February 26 for a video game creation workshop. Led by Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and volunteers from SWE, the students used the Scratch program, a graphical programming language invented at MIT, to create their own interactive animation.
SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS: As we move toward Lent, a simple act of charity would be helping make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless. Everyone is cordially invited to pitch in the effort on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall! A simple act of kindness ripples across the universe!
FREEDOM RIDERS SCREENING: Facing History and Ourselves will present a free screening of the PBS documentary Freedom Riders on Thursday (March 3) in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Freedom Riders, produced by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will make its television broadcast premiere in May — coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Ernest "Rip" Patton Jr., who took part in the May 1961 Freedom Ride, will be present to lead a discussion of the film.
INTRAMURAL SOCCER ROSTERS DUE: Rosters for Intramural Soccer are due to Student Life by Friday (March 4). Games will begin Tuesday, March 15. Seven players constitute a team (six players and one goal keeper). No metal or metal screw-in cleats are allowed. Games will consist of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. Fields are about half of regulation size. There will be two weeks of games for a qualifying round to determine tournament seeding. A single elimination tournament will then be conducted to determine overall winners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
TAVIS SMILEY AT CBU: WKNO will host Tavis Smiley, host of the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and PRI radio, at CBU's University Theater on Saturday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m. In his presentation, "Changing the World One Conversation at a Time," Smiley will be answering questions from viewers and listeners in an event designed to celebrate his 20 years in public broadcasting. Student discount tickets are available for $10. To purchase tickets, contact Sally Stover at WKNO at (901) 729-8719 or via email at email@example.com — identify yourself as a CBU student for the discount. Regular tickets are $15 for WKNO members, $20 for non-members.
PEACEMAKERS: JEWISH, CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, postponed by a snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Sunday (March 6) at 3:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. A videotaped lecture "Peacemakers: Jewish, Christian and Muslim," by Reverend Patrick J. Ryan, S.J. will be shown. The Symposium will focus on the struggle for peace among nations through dialogue between religious faiths. Brother Jeff Gros will facilitate a brief discussion following the viewing. Father Ryan'’s work has focused on fostering dialogue between and among Jewish, Islamic and Christian scholars. His presentation promises to be an enlightening look at the struggle for peace invoking the wisdom of historical figures from the three traditions. The event is free and open to the public.
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 publicly 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.
The Celebration of Lent begins Wednesday, March 9, with the Receiving of Ashes, the ashes being a reminder that this time on earth is temporary, a preparation time before meeting our God face to face and the realization that Christ suffered, died, and rose from the dead so we may meet our God in all His glory at the end of our time on earth. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and alms giving. Let us reflect on how we can give ourselves more fully to God and to those who need us, particularly the poor.
SERVICES AT CBU FOR ASH WEDNESDAY:
• Distribution of Ashes in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall), 7:30-9:00 a.m.
• Mass and Distribution of Ashes in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 5:00 p.m.
This Spring Break, students are being welcomed to the First Immersion Experience of working with refugees coming to Memphis through Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Services. Refugee & Immigration Services provides assistance to refugees and other immigrants in the Memphis area. Resettlement services assist newly arrived refugees in starting new lives. It will be a two-day experience — for more details, contact Brother Rob Veselsky in Campus Ministry (321-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
As you came to CBU this morning, you may have noticed the new recycling boxes that have been placed all over campus: a box for both aluminum cans and plastic bottles and another (smaller) box for paper. There are more boxes to come, so if you don't see one in your building yet, please be patient. Note that plastics 1-7 can be placed in the can/bottle containers. The paper boxes have a list of what can be placed inside printed on front (no cardboard!). There are "baby" paper boxes available for those who might want one in his/her individual office — contact Dr. Paul Haught or Dr. Tracie Burke on the CBU Sustainability Committee if you'd like one.
SPECIAL THANKS TO INTERNATIONAL PAPER, who donated the boxes and is also donating its services in maintaining CBU's recycling program! This is the first phase of CBU’s campus recycling program. More signage and communication about what is recyclable, along with the development of a sustainability webpage (which will include recycling FAQs) are on the way soon. Stay tuned!
Sofapalooza is fast approaching! It will be held on Friday, April 15. If you work somewhere or have a contact at a business that would be willing to sponsor Sofapalooza with food, refreshments, or money, please contact Michael J. Berry at email@example.com. The sponsors' names will be placed on the Facebook event page, and the sponsor will be allowed to to post a banner on the stage as an advertisement. Please contact us as soon as possible because the sooner the request, the more likely we are to get the sponsorship. More sponsorships means more food and refreshments and the potential for bigger bands!
The Spring Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Each year, the CBU Career Center offers employers the opportunity to come to campus to participate in its Job Fair events. These events are open to all employers who are seeking to fill part-time, full-time, internship or co-op positions at their organizations, across all of CBU's academic majors. Companies who are currently confirmed to attend include: Physicians Mutual Insurance, Thomas & Betts, Memphis City Schools, Bott Radio Network, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Aerotek, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Regions Financial Corporation, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Pinnacle Airlines, Frase Protection, TEK Systems, Valero. For a full, regularly updated list, click here — the list also tells you what academic majors each company is most interested in recruiting.
"JOB FAIR 101" FOR STUDENTS:
• Be prepared! Bring plenty of resumes on high-quality, bond paper.
• Dress appropriately! Wear a good interviewing suit.
• Know yourself! Be prepared to field certain questions from employers. (Need a sample list?)
• Express interest! Be prepared to ask questions about the company and the job. (Need a sample list?)
• Follow up! Like any interview, be sure to send thank-you notes, and/or follow up with requested information, applications, etc. to the recruiter as soon as possible.
• Got questions? Stop by the Career Center or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the Job Fair Preparation packet — hard copies are available in the Career Center office; an online version will be available shortly.
The President's Ambassador Program is recruiting new members for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions. Please contact Rebecca Harrington at email@example.com or Everrett Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Information Technology Services will change moodle logins on March 7 over to the student and faculty active directory passwords. This is the same password that students use for CBU Gmail and faculty use for Outlook. Students who have not converted yet to CBU Gmail can click here to set up a password for your upgraded account. Then visit the CBU webmail site and follow the links for Gmail. Faculty who have not converted to Outlook should contact the Help Desk (321-4438 or email@example.com) to schedule a conversion.