S.O.S. Group

CBU S.O.S. is an exciting new service initiative at Christian Brothers University. It will give CBU students, faculty, and staff a different opportunity to serve the Memphis community every single day in September. Thirty different Memphis agencies will benefit from the talents, care, and energy of the CBU community, which will put its Lasallian values of faith, service, and community into action.

KICKOFF ON FRIDAY: Come out this Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for the S.O.S kickoff event! Get some good eats and a stylin' $7 t-shirt. Dunk your favorite S.O.S team member and shake yo' groove thang to every S.O.S. song ever recorded! Online signups will be available soon! Like CBU S.O.S. on Facebook at www.facebook.com/septemberofservice to be in the S.O.S. loop!  CBU S.O.S. is also on Twitter @CBU_SOS!

Agencies that September of Service will be serving include the Center for Southern Folklore, DeNeuville Learning Center, GrowMemphis, Memphis Union Mission, Manna House, SRVS, Church Health Center, Memphis Islamic Center & Heartsong Church, Birthright, Friends For Life, Child Advocacy Center, CBU Community Garden, Mid-South Food Bank, Hope House, Jacob's Ladder, Alzheimer's Day Service, Lichterman Nature Center, Harwood Center, Catholic Charities, MIFA, Wolf River Conservancy, Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, Poor Clare's Monastery and more!


MATH CENTER OPEN FOR TUTORING: Tutoring by students for students begin in the Math Center (Cooper-Wilson 321) on Monday. Student tutoring hours for the Fall, which will also be posted in the Cooper-Wilson Center are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 12:00-4:00 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m., 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
BOOKSTORE NEWS & EXTENDED HOURS: The CBU Bookstore will be open extended hours on Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Regular hours resume on Wednesday — Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Paper or Plastic? The CBU Bookstore, operated by Follett Higher Education Group, is instituting a new store initiative aimed at reducing waste to support socially responsible business practices. This fall, CBU students obtaining their course materials and other merchandise from the CBU Bookstore will no longer have their items automatically placed in a shopping bag. Instead, bookstore associates will only supply bags for those who request them in order to reduce the carbon imprint used to produce the disposable bag. "Many of our students actively seek opportunities to reduce their environmental impact and this simple step can contribute greatly to individual and campus sustainability goals," says Diane Dudenhefer, store manager. "To ensure we continue to meet all our customer needs, the CBU Bookstore will always have bags available, but we are confident a majority of our customers will support this sustainability effort."
CBU SINGERS — ADD YOUR VOICE! Do you like to sing? Are you looking for a musical community? Join the CBU Singers, a chorus made up of students, faculty, and staff. Please attend the CBU Singers interest meeting on Wednesday in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Bring your friends, and get ready to sing! CBU Singers will rehearse weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The chorus will perform in a holiday concert and in smaller performances throughout the community. No prior choir experience necessary, and no audition is required.

CBU Singers also requires an accomplished pianist to attend all rehearsals and performances and perform as the official accompanist. If you are interested, please email Nicole at ncragindavis@gmail.com.
NEW HOURS FOR CANALE POOL: Canale Pool is now open 2:00-8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 12:00-7:00 p.m. on weekends.
WOMEN'S GOLF TEAM SEEKING PLAYERS: Any female CBU student who is interested in playing golf on the women's team is invited to call Coach Kellye Chrestman at (901) 351-1889, or contact by email at kbelche1@cbu.edu or jpnadick@cbu.edu. The team is looking for women who have had past golf experience such as playing on a school team or in tournaments.
ART GALLERY EXHIBITION: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting photography by the Memphis Camera Club through September 18. The exhibit entitled "A Walk Through History" was inspired by a challenge from Brother Robert Werle, Director of Archives & Art Gallery at CBU, to the Camera Club to assemble a collection of photographs of Memphis Landmarks based on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as other notable buildings and districts that portray the colorful history of the city. The exhibit is not meant to be a complete catalogue of the National Register but rather a reflection of the city as seen through the creative eyes of the club members.


Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) is the author of the research article "Resolvents for Weakly Singular Kernels and Fractional Differential Equations," which will appear in the September issue of the journal Nonlinear Analysis, Volume 75, Issue 13, pp. 4839-4861.


Steve Crisman has joined the University administration as Vice President for Advancement. He comes to CBU following eight years at McMurry University in Abilene, TX, where he served the last six as Vice President of Advancement. Steve previously served as a regional marketing manager for DuPont Chemical and as CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

Happy Birthday, Marguerite Cooper

Noppadol Kraitiksh and Pong Malasri in CBU Packaging Lab
THAI PACKAGING EXECUTIVE VISITS CBU LAB: Mr. Noppadol Krairiksh, vice president of the Thai Packaging Association (), visited the CBU ISTA Certified Packaging Lab on August 17. He is also managing director of C.G.S. (Thailand) Co., a packaging-related company. Pictured above, Mr. Krairiksh presented Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering & Packaging) a copy of the latest issue of The Thai Packaging Newsletter, the official magazine of the Thai Packaging Association.

Best in the Southeast 2013CBU IS AMONG BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST — AGAIN! For the fifth consecutive year, Christian Brothers University has been named a "Best Southeastern College" by nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. As one of the 136 chosen Southern schools, CBU continues to distinguish itself among the top. From hundreds of institutions that are reviewed, The Princeton Review selects colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs. This year's sample of the nation's institutions of higher education is comprised of 633 schools from the West, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. Varying in size, locale and diversity, the chosen schools constitute 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. According to the results of the surveys, CBU students described their school as "the perfect environment for learning." To see other comments from CBU students and additional information on this outstanding recognition, click here >>>
TAPPI STUDENT CHAPTER APPROVED: The Board of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) has officially approved a new TAPPI Student Chapter at CBU. TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries. CBU's packaging program was started in 2001 as a certificate program and now offers two degree programs, a B.S. in Engineering Management (Packaging Concentration) and a M.S. in Engineering Management (Packaging Concentration).  The student chapter's founding officers are Alvin Siow (Chemical Engineering with a Packaging Minor '13), President; Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering with a Packaging Minor '13), Vice President; Rhett Jordan (Chemical Engineering with a Packaging Minor '13), Treasurer; and Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering with a Packaging Minor '14), Secretary.
NEWS FROM YOUR LIBRARY: The Same Page newsletter from Plough Library is now available online. Take a look to learn more about new books in the library collection, instruction schedules, circulation tips and more! PLUS, check out the new VAST Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press. VAST's 13,000+ videos cover the following categories: American History, Area Studies, Art and Architecture, Business and Economics, Counseling and Therapy, Criminal Justice, Dance, Education, Ethnic Studies, Health, Humanities, Opera, Politics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Science, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies, World History, World Language and Literature, and more. (NOTE: VAST and Films on Demand are both accessible and viewable on mobile devices!)


CBU THEATRE AUDITIONS: Auditions for Steven Dietz' Private Eyes will be held on September 19 and 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 200. Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Three males and two females are needed for the play. All are welcome to audition. For more information. contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu or come visit him in Kenrick 118C.
FALL TRIVIA NIGHT: CBU will host Fall Trivia Night on September 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Brother Ignatius Brown, Memphis' Trivia King and CBU's own, will emcee. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7:30 p.m. This night of fun and mind challenges is sponsored by the CBU Alumni Association. Teams may consist of 6 to 8 people and can pre-register before September 19 for $15 per person. After September 19, registration will be $20 person. CBU students can register for $5 at any time. To register, visit www.cbu.edu/trivia or contact Karen Viotti at (901) 321-3254 or kviotti@cbu.edu. More info >>>
Pastor Keith NormanDOZIER AWARD CEREMONY: The Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice will be presented to Pastor Keith Norman on October 2, 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. As pastor of First Baptist Church, located in the Binghampton community, he is the shepherd of a ministry that is dedicated to serve a predominantly African-American community in transition, which is targeted for revitalization in housing, education, and crime prevention. He currently serves as the Tennessee State Conference NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman and in February 2012 was elected to the NAACP's Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees. He serves as a chaplain with the Law Enforcement Chaplains Corps of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He serves as co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Health Care Corporation (The MED), and the Memphis PREP Program. Norman is a 2010 Presidents Volunteer Service Award recipient. The Dozier Award for Peace and Justice is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace and justice. Bishop Dozier served as Bishop of Memphis from 1971-1982. This event is free and open to the public.
ALUMNI WEEKEND: Alumni Weekend 2012 will be held on campus on October 5-6, honoring CBU's reunion classes (classes ending in a 2 or 7) as well as our Distinguished Alumni for 2012 — Distinguished Young Alumnus Mark Baricos ('02) and Distinguished Alumnus Mitch Graves ('83). In addition, Dick Gadomski ('62) will be recognized with the Brother Lawrence Egbert Distinguished Service Award, in honor of extraordinary time and service to the University over a period of many years in a fashion that exemplifies the devotion of Brother Lawrence. Events for the weekend include International Festival of Hops, Tailgate Party, Alumni Soccer Game and the Alumni Dinner & Celebration. A schedule is available on the Alumni Events webpage, and online registration is available at this secure link.
FAMILY WEEKEND: CBU will also host its annual Family Weekend on October 5-6. We invite the members of our extended Lasallian Community to spend a couple of days on campus and experience firsthand our commitment to faith, community and service. Family Weekend happens simultaneously with Alumni Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming. Click here for schedule of events.

09/01: Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA; 1:00 p.m.)

08/30: Harding University (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)

09/02: Tennessee Wesleyan College (Florence, AL; 1:30 p.m.)
8/31: Tiffin University (Canale Arena; 9:00 a.m.)
08/31: Ouachita Baptist University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/01: Lincoln Memorial University (Canale Arena; 8:00 a.m.)
09/01: Arkansas Tech University (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
9/01: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (Mike Rose Soccer Complex; 8:40 p.m.)