Kudos

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  • CBU’s TAPPI Student Chapter officers and faculty advisor, Dr. Pong Malasri, attended the TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) Student Summit in Raleigh, NC on January 19-21. The meeting activities included a job fair, job interview, paper-related lectures, and a plant tour.  Pictured above (from left): Phyo Thoon Aung (Civil Engineering Major/Packaging Minor & Chapter Secretary), Alvin Siow (Chemical Engineering Major/Packaging Minor & Chapter President), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering Major/Packaging Minor & Chapter Vice President, and Rhett Jordan (Chemical Engineering Major/Packaging Minor & Chapter Treasurer). The trip was partially supported by a $500 travel grant from TAPPI (tappi.org).  More trip pictures can be found at this School of Engineering Facebook photo album. Also, news of the October 22 TAPPI-CBU Scholarship Fundraising Golf appears in the January-February 2013 issue of Paper 360 magazine, page 28.
  • The Gulf South Conference named 11 CBU student-athletes to the Academic All-GSC teams today. To be eligible, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, be a starter or significant contributor to his or her team, and not be a freshman or first-semester transfer. Three-time Academic All-GSC winner Alex Shipp (Business Administration ’13) led the men’s cross country squad, where he was joined by Nate Spears (Mechanical Engineering ’13).  Shipp, a first team All-GSC runner this season, carries a 3.65 GPA, while Spears, a two-time All-GSC member, has a 3.35 GPA. Corinne Doder (Accounting ’13) led the Academic All-GSC volleyball team as one of two three-time winners on the squad. Doder, who was also All-GSC as a junior, carries a 3.87 GPA. Kelsey Miles (Natural Science ’13) joined her on the Academic All-GSC team for the second time.  Miles, a three-time All-GSC pick, has a 3.65 GPA. Jennifer Hale (Natural Science ’13) represented the Lady Buc soccer team on the Academic All-GSC squad as a repeat selection.  Also an All-GSC selection as a junior, she has a 3.45 GPA. Six members of CBU’s GSC champion men’s soccer team earned spots on the Academic All-GSC squad. Yannick Skull (Business Administration ’13) and David Skull (Psychology ’13) were repeat selections. David Skull, a two-time All-GSC selection at defender, has a 3.63 GPA in, while Yannick Skull, a three-time All-GSC pick at midfielder, carries a 3.52 GPA. Goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration ’14), a two-time All-GSC selection, has a 3.26 GPA, and defender Nico Alvarez-Garcia (Physics ’14), who was All-GSC as a sophomore and has a 3.45 GPA, were first-time selections. Forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15), a two-time All-GSC selection with a 3.23 GPA in, and defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) carries a 3.73 GPA. CBU also placed 41 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll, including 10 men’s soccer players, 10 women’s soccer players, nine volleyball players, six men’s cross country runners, and six women’s cross country runners. The GSC Academic Honor Roll comprises all student-athletes who carry at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and played during the season.
  • Stephanie Bennett (Business Administration ’07), Chris Peterson (Religion & Philosophy ’10)  and Jermel “Ziggy” Tucker (Psychology ’07) were selected to The Memphis Flyer‘s “20 < 30″ Class of 2013, a list of 20 young Memphians who are shaping the city’s future. Stephanie is executive director of Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services. Ziggy is a fashion and portrait photographer. Chris is executive director of GrowMemphis.
  • Dr. Mario Brown (Student Life) and Creston Lynch, Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs at Southern Methodist University, presented an interactive and dynamic session at the 25th annual Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference at Texas A&M in College Station, TX on January 19.  The presentation topic centered around strategic visioning, for the next 100 years, based on the history, mission and values of Black Greek Lettered Organizations.
  • Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics) has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Literacy Mid-South.

Black History Month

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14: Brother Terence McLaughlin will share accounts of his book, Silent Acceptance, which describes the story of a young black man who seeks to enroll as a student in CBHS, an all-white Catholic school in 1963 in the two-culture city of Memphis and the school’s willingness to break ranks with the city’s cultural code to welcome him. Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Soul Food Day and Art Exhibit: Come celebrate heritage and art as members of the CBU Community and the Memphis area display some of their artistic pieces celebrating the past, living in the present, and embracing the future. Afterwards, come enjoy some delectable soul food. Aramark Food Service will put together a spread you won’t soon forget in Alfonso Dining Hall, starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: History of Negro Spirituals: An examination of Negro spirituals will be presented by Elaine L. Turner, owner of Heritage Tours, in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Special musical selections will be performed by Karen Conway-Barnett (Dean of Students) and Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology).
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: The Burkle Estate: Tour of the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, 12:00-1:00 p.m. The white clapboard house built in 1849 by Jacob Burkle 825 N. Second Street is rumored to have served as a way station on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. A tour of the house includes a visit to a small cellar where slaves waited to escape. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and $6 for kids (4-17) and can be purchased at the museum. Free tickets and carpooling is available on a limited basis and can be reserved by emailing kconway@cbu.edu.
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24: Sunday Worship Service at First Baptist  Church, Broad (2835 Broad Avenue, 10:00 a.m.) Pastor Keith Norman, Senior Pastor and Recipient of CBU Dozier Award, will deliver the sermon and preside over the service. Dinner will be served for the CBU community at the church immediately after the service. Go to the following link to RSVP for dinner and/or carpooling: tinyurl.com/cbubroadstreet

Newest Baby Buc

babynicholasNicholas Clayton Viotti was born on January 19 to proud parents Karen Viotti (Advancement) and Pete Viotti, who met while they were both students at CBU (and both are members of the Class of ’02). Nicholas weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz. Everyone is doing great!

Alternative Spring Break

Living Lands & Waters, a non-profit river cleanup organization, will be bringing college students from across the country to Memphis in March 2013 their third annual spring break working on the Mississippi River. Students are being recruited to spend their break cleaning up the shorelines and islands in the Memphis area. More information is available at the Living Lands & Waters website. Local student volunteers will meet at the boat ramp adjacent to the Riverside Park Marina located at 1875 McKellar Lake Drive (inside Martin Luther King Park) by 9:00 a.m. to register for the event.

Study Abroad Updates

  • The International Initiatives Office is now taking applications for faculty-led travel study trips for  the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. Faculty wishing to offer a travel study trip must complete the request form and return it to Buckman Hall 347 or 346 by February 4.  Please call the International Initiatives office at (901) 321-4416 or (901) 321-3461 for the form or with any questions. Also taking applications for 2014-15
  • Students considering studying abroad for a semester during fall or  spring  of next year should come by the  Study Abroad office in Buckman Hall 346 or 347 by March 15 to discuss locations, requirements, and options and to complete a preliminary interest form.

Buc Scoreboard (Jan. 24-27)

MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-6, 6-3 GSC)

  • 01/24: Bucs 68, Valdosta State University 60 (at Valdosta, GA)
  • 01/26: Bucs 61, University of West Florida 52 (at Pensacola, FL)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-12, 2-7 GSC)

  • 01/24: Lady Bucs 60, Valdosta State University 52 (at Valdosta, GA)
  • 01/26: Lady Bucs 54, University of West Florida 61 (OT; at Pensacola, FL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Academic Improvement Workshops

The final workshop to help at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. will be held on February 7 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room and will be conducted by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions 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.

Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment

Delta Sigma Pi, the co-ed business fraternity, will be conducting its recruitment drive on campus January 28 – February 3. Events include:

  • Monday, January 28: Come see what Delta Sigma Pi has to offer at its Meet the Chapter meeting at 12:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center.
  • Tuesday, January 29: Brush up on your interview skills in an interview workshop hosted by fellow Delta Sigma Pi brother, Professor Jennifer Weske, at 12:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center.
  • Thursday, January 31: Come meet DSP alumni and School of Business faculty and staff for a delicious dinner at Central BBQ (downtown location: 147 E. Butler Ave) at 7:00 p.m. Street parking will be available.
  • Friday, February 1: Join in a game of Laserquest (3417 Plaza Ave.) at 3:30 p.m. Admission will be $8.75 per person.
  • Sunday, February 3: DSP will be wrapping up its recruitment week with a Superbowl Party at the home of Dr. Mike Ryan at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP and directions will be provided.

For more information please contact Melissa Duong at mduong@cbu.edu.

Community Conversation

The next Community Conversation with the President is February 28 in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.

Free Square Dance Lessons

Don’t spend another Saturday night on the couch, get up, get moving  and have some fun! Come out Saturday night from 7:00 to  8:15 p.m. to stimulate the brain, energize the body, and learn to square dance with FREE Beginner Dance Nights on February 16 and 23.  Bring your friends & family to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 6252 Stage Plaza East (between Elmore Park and Altruria), Bartlett. For information call (901) 373-4497 or check with Bob Moats (School of Engineering), president of the Pistols & Petticoats Square Dance Club.

Spring Play: Private Eyes

PrivateEyes-PosterPerformances for the Spring Play are scheduled for March 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes is a comedy that is a roller coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. Matthew and Lisa are rehearsing a play. Lisa may or may not be having an affair with their British director, Adrian.  In any case, Matthew tries to cope with his troubled marriage by seeing his therapist, Frank. Then, there is Cory, a mysterious woman, who seems to be shadowing their every move. She helps bring the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she?  The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating. Please use this link to reserve your tickets today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/privateeyestixGeneral admission is $ 5.00 and admission for CBU staff/faculty/students is $1.00. The cast includes Nic Picou (Adrian), Catherine Montesi (Cory), Meghan Hawkins (Lisa), Kierra Turner (Frank), and Cale Baskin (Matthew).

Mobile Mammography

The Baptist Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus on March 21. Please contact Katherine Misee in Human Resources if you would like to take advantage of this worthwhile program. It only takes about 15 minutes (provided you have completed the information sheets prior to the visit) and they will only be here in the morning. Remember that the new CBU plan year starts May 1, 2013 — if you had a mammogram since May 1, 2012, you would not be covered until the new plan year. The Unit is open to anyone (even those who are not covered under our plan) but there is a restriction for age. You must be at least 35 before having the base one performed (federal regulations say that you can have one from age 35-40). Please send your scheduling request to kmisee@cbu.edu with your best time options. She will respond with the forms that you will need to complete and return by the first week in March.

MLK Service Day

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The students above were among the CBU community members who participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with Rhodes College on Saturday, January 12. Participants were inspired by a speech given by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and then dispersed to serve 13 Memphis agencies including Hope House, FedEx Family House, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, and the Refugee Empowerment Program. Pictured are Daniel Niegelberg (General Studies ’14), John Tubbs (Chemistry, Religion & Philosophy ’13), Danielle Hobbs (Psychology, ’12), Larshay Watson (Creative Writing ’15), Bijou Coulibaly (Business Administration ’15), Nadia Earle (Biochemical Engineering ’14), and Trey McGinnis (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’16).

 

CBU Trivia Night

CBU Trivia Night, with our own quizmaster Brother Ignatius Brown and a theme of “TV Land Trivia,” will be held Friday, January 25 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first question at 7:30 p.m. You can still register through Wednesday, January 23 for $15 per person; afterward, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can always register for $5 per person. Teams are comprised of six to eight people, and community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. For more information and to register online, visit https://luna.cbu.edu/advancement/trivia. All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.

 

Kudos (January 21, 2013)

Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) provided a 1.5-Professional-Development-Hour (PDHs) seminar entitled “Stormwater Monitoring System Seminar” to City of Memphis engineers on January 11. At the seminar, Dr. Lin also reported on the results of the stormwater monitor system and stormwater quality on CBU’s soccer field in 2012, which is a part of grant that Dr. Lin received from the City of Memphis.

 

Librarian-At-Large

Instruction librarian Benjamin Head will be on your own turf, ready to answer your library and research-related questions. Look for him in the following places on these dates:

  • Buckman Hall: Tuesday, January 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Kenrick Hall: Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon
  • Nolan Engineering Center: Thursday, January 24, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Cooper-Wilson Center: Monday, January 28, 11 a.m.-12 noon

Career Services Forum

Career Services 101: Jumpstart your Career in 2013,” a forum presented by Amy Ware, CBU’s new Director of Career Services, will be held on Tuesday, January 22 in Spain Auditorium, 1:00 -1:50 p.m.

  • Meet the new Career Services Director.
  • Learn about the services/resources available from Career Services.
  • Find out how to obtain a job and/or internship.
  • Practice your networking skills!
  • Refreshments will be provided!

Tax Assistance Program

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will host two, free Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) events for Spanish-speaking taxpayers through its Immigration Services Department. Each event is co-sponsored by Christian Brothers University, The United Way of the Mid-South and parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

The first VITA event will be held on February 10 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in the Hickory Hill area of southeast Memphis. The second event will be held on February 24 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Ascension in Raleigh.

Trained, volunteer tax preparers will be on site along with Spanish-to-English interpreters to assist in tax preparation. Potential taxpayers are encouraged to visit www.ccwtn.org for a list materials that they will need to bring to have their taxes prepared and other information.

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

 

C-Y Farmers Market Seed Swap

The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market is hosting a Seed Swap on Saturday, February 16 at 1000 South Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker), 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Gardeners can bring their extra or saved vegetable, herb and flower seeds in exchange for swap tickets. Quite a few farmers are donating excess seed to the swap. For folks who don’t have seed to bring along, swap tickets can be purchased for a nominal fee. There will also be a seed-starting demonstration, and farmers and expert gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. In the event of inclement weather, it will be postponed to the following Saturday.

Breakthrough Thinking & Innovation Seminar

Jay Morgan, Vice President for R&D of Merck Consumer Care, will present a one-hour seminar entitled “Breakthrough Thinking & Innovation” on Monday, January 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in Nolan Engineering Center 241. The seminar is hosted by the CBU Unofficial R&D Forum. Pizza and drinks will be provided by the CBU Packaging Department.  CBU faculty, staff and students are invited to this free seminar.  RSVP on the Forum website or pong@cbu.edu.

Campus Events (January 21, 2013)

  • ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, workshops will be offered to help at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays as follows: January 24, January 31, and February 7 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room and will be conducted by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions 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.
  • COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: The next Community Conversation with the President is February 28 in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.
  • SPRING PLAY: Performances for the Spring Play are scheduled for March 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes is a comedy that is a roller coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. Matthew and Lisa are rehearsing a play. Lisa may or may not be having an affair with their British director, Adrian.  In any case, Matthew tries to cope with his troubled marriage by seeing his therapist, Frank. Then, there is Cory, a mysterious woman, who seems to be shadowing their every move. She helps bring the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she?  The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception. Seating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating. Students, staff and faculty of CBU will receive an email link for reservations. Non-CBU participants may reserve seats by emailing the director at mhamner@cbu.edu. General admission is $ 5.00 and admission for CBU staff/faculty/students is $1.00. The cast includes Nic Picou (Adrian), Catherine Montesi (Cory), Meghan Hawkins (Lisa), Kierra Turner (Frank), and Cale Baskin (Matthew).
  • MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT: The Baptist Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus on March 21. Please contact Katherine Misee in Human Resources if you would like to take advantage of this worthwhile program. It only takes about 15 minutes (provided you have completed the information sheets prior to the visit) and they will only be here in the morning. Remember that the new CBU plan year starts May 1, 2013 — if you had a mammogram since May 1, 2012, you would not be covered until the new plan year. The Unit is open to anyone (even those who are not covered under our plan) but there is a restriction for age. You must be at least 35 before having the base one performed (federal regulations say that you can have one from age 35-40). Please send your scheduling request to kmisee@cbu.edu with your best time options. She will respond with the forms that you will need to complete and return by the first week in March.

Buc Scoreboard (Jan. 14-20, 2013)

MEN’S BASKETBALL (10-5, 5-2 GSC)

  • 01/17: Bucs 64, University of West Georgia 54 (at Canale Arena)
  • 01/19: Bucs 68, University of West Alabama 49 (at Canale Arena)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-11, 1-6 GSC)

  • 01/17: Lady Bucs 56University of West Georgia 59 (at Canale Arena)
  • 01/19: Lady Bucs 56, University of West Alabama 51 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

 

Masquerade Ball

The CBU Honors Program will host a Masquerade Ball on Friday, January 18, 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Everyone is invited — $3.00 admission fee! Come dressed to impress in your best masquerade gear for an enjoyable evening of paper faces on parade —complete with a chocolate fountain, photos, and fun! Prizes will be awarded for best mask for both male and female.

Campus Events (January 14, 2013)

  • During January and February, four Workshops for Academic Improvement will be offered to help at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays as follows: January 17, January 24, January 31, and February 7 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room and will be conducted by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions 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 next Community Conversation with the President is February 28 in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.

Woodturners Exhibition

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Works by (l-r) Keith Burns, Larry Sefton and Skip Wilbur.

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at CBU is exhibiting collection of works by the Mid-South Woodturners Guild through February 13.

This exhibit is dedicated by the Guild to the loving memory of Joan Kelly, who was a member and past officer of the board. Kelly coordinated the 2007 exhibit “Beneath the Bark,” which was featured in the Ross Gallery and began initial dialogue for the permanent collection which was exhibited in 2008.

The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft.  Its mission is to provide information, education, a meeting place, and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.

The gallery is located on the lower level of the Plough Memorial Library. More info>>>

FAFSA Deadline

fafsa-on-the-webIt’s that time again! The FAFSA deadline is January 30! Filling out the FAFSA can be a straightforward and easy process. FAFSA on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) will guide you through the application. (By the way, CBU’s code is 003482. That’s one thing you won’t have to look up…)

Packaging Consortium Publishes Study

A pallet study performed at the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium entitled “Water Absorption of Wooden Pallets” appears in the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 9, November 2012.  The paper is authored by Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging Department), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical/Biochemical Engineering Department), Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering ’14), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’14), and Bob Moats (School of Engineering). The pallet study is sponsored by FedEx with pallets provided by the Pallet Factory.  Both companies are consortium members. The study can be downloaded here. >>>