Buc Named NABC All-District

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Michael Drake named All-District, Selected for All-Star Game

The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Buccaneer forward Michael Drake (Biology ’13) to its South Region All-District First Team, and it selected him to play in the Reese’s Division II All-Star Game Sunday, April 7, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Drake was one of four GSC players selected to the All-District First Team after leading the Bucs to a 21-9 record and the school’s second GSC championship. Drake averaged 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game for the Bucs this season. Drake, also a First-Team All-GSC selection, scored 1,079 career points with 450 rebounds over 113 games.

Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumna

(l-r) Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering), Maria Teresa Lensing, and Dr. Gregory Sedrick (Director of Graduate Engineering)

(l-r) Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering), Maria Teresa Lensing, and Dr. Gregory Sedrick (Director of Graduate Engineering)

Maria Teresa Lensing (’01, MEM ’07) was honored with the R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumna Award at the annual Graduate Engineering Award Dinner on March 22. Lensing is vice president of the Signature Client Group at AT&T, a member of CBU’s National Alumni Board, and was the recipient of the CBU Distinguished Young Alumna Award in 2011.

The R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award is named for the founder of the Graduate Engineering Program and recognizes individuals for their academic excellence, professional success, community service and continual support of CBU, the School of Engineering and the Graduate Engineering Programs.

This Week at CBU

MULTICULTURAL FASHION SHOW: Intercultural Cultural Club members from around the world will model clothes from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, Burma, Columbia, Cameroon and more! Monday, March 25 in Spain Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.

BIOLOGY RESEARCH AT CBU: Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Professor of Biology and Program Director MHIRT, will give a talk entitled “The Many Facets of Research in Biology at CBU” on Monday, March 25, in Nolan Engineering Center 241, 4:00-5:00 p.m. In this seminar, Dr. Fitzgerald will review some of the projects and types of research conducted in the Department of Biology.  The event is hosted by the CBU Unofficial R&D Forum. Pizza and drinks are sponsored by CBU Packaging. All are invited.

SIMPLE COOKING: CBU and the American Heart Association are teaming up to present “Simple Cooking with Heart” to the CBU community on Tuesday, March 26, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. There will be a wellness session with a simple cooking demonstaration, healthy heart facts and blood pressure screenings. The AHA will also share some new information regarding their new online program called “Heart 360.”

NO CARDIO HOUR: Cardio Hour is cancelled this week due to the Easter Holiday. Get ready to get fit next Thursday to make up for the week off!

EASTER HOLIDAY: The University will be closed Thursday, March 28 through Monday, April 1. Have a safe and Happy Easter!

Steel Toes to Stilettos

Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical Engineering) and Morgan Harrell (Chemical Engineering '12) at "Steel Toes to Stilettos"

Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical Engineering) and Morgan Harrell (Chemical Engineering ’12) at “Steel Toes to Stilettos”

The collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted “Steel Toes to Stilettos” on March 22 at Chickasaw Oaks Village. The wine-tasting and silent auction was a benefit for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach to Memphis City School students. The STEM programs, aimed to inspire children to pursue a college education in these fields, are paid for by the monetary support gained from this fun event.

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Dr. Emily Holmes, Geoffrey Claussen (Elon University), Amy Allocco (Elon University) and Whitney Sanford (University of Florida)

Emily Holmes, Geoffrey Claussen (Elon University), Amy Allocco (Elon University) and Whitney Sanford (University of Florida)

Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) meeting in Greenville, SC on March 17, where she presented her paper “Narrative, Agriculture, and Food Justice: Reading A. Whitney Sanford’s Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture” as part of a panel discussion with the author.

Margretta daLomba Dobbs (Campus Ministry) was recently appointed to the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) Higher Education Relations Committee (HERC).The purpose of this committee is to empower campus ministries in their relationships with the other higher education community so they can effectively connect with colleagues, benefactors and other partners, thus creating collaborative partnerships through traditional and virtual networks that extend the reach of the association. Out of over 950  members, only six Campus Ministers are asked to accept this appointment.

MEDRachel George (Nursing ’14) is featured on the right in this ad campaign by the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED). This particular ad is located outside the secured access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the second floor of the Rout Building.

 

Commencement Info

GRAD FAIR: This fair will be held twice on April 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again 4:30– 6:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. All graduating students are required to attend one of these important events to gather and complete the necessary information required for graduation. You will also receive your graduation announcements to send to your family and friends.

COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE:  All graduates are asked to consistently check the Commencement website for the most up-to-date information regarding the ceremony. You may access this website at www.cbu.edu/commencement2013/overview.html.

PROOF YOUR NAME & DEGREE: Check the website to make sure your name and degree information are correct (or the way you want it to appear) in the Commencement Program.
• Bachelor’s degree candidates, check here >>>
• Master’s degree candidates, check here >>>

COMMENCEMENT TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE: Please sign up for the free text message service to receive updates regarding all Commencement events. To sign up, simply text the word CBU to 313131.

2013-14 CARLs and PCs

Academic Services would like to congratulate the CBU Advising Registration Leaders (CARLs) and Peer Counselors (PCs) for the 2013-14 school year, who will help the Class of 2017 transition to CBU.

Kelsey Bizzell, Erica Cofield, Terri Conley, Justin Crone, Rachel Depperschmidt, Jeremie Gruber, Ethan Hunter, Camry Ivery, Julia Kueter, Mikayla Ortner, Nathan Sampson, and Matt Winemiller have been selected as CARLs. CARL Alternates are Adam Okolicany, Bailea Coleman, and Rebecca Hall.

Katie Antes, Justin Crone, Rachel Depperschmidt, Amelia Gattuso, Sheleinia Henderson, Heather Huff, Lauren Hutchison, Brooke Joyce, Courtney Morris, Jonathan Mosley, Evan Munier, Tyler Napier, Nathan Sampson, Kolbie Seay, Bailey Smith, Whitney Stepter, Florence Tamari, Aroneysia Williams, Matt Winemiller, and Erika Yates have been selected as PCs. PC Alternates are Erica Cofield, Alex McCormick, and Jessica Voyles.

Join a Student Focus Group!

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Thank you to the 92 students who have signed up for focus groups to help make CBU greater! We can still take students in the following groups:

  • LGBT students and allies Monday at 1:00 p.m.
  • A School of Engineering student Monday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Students with disabilities Tuesday at 12:15 p.m.
  • International students Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • Adult evening students Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Asian or Latino students Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Students, what kind of experiences have you had at CBU? Are you proud to be a Buccaneer? Do you have ideas that could make CBU better?

 As part of a new initiative called “It’s a Great Day at CBU,” students are invited to participate in a focus group to discuss their satisfaction with campus life at CBU. Twenty focus groups will take place Thursday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 27. Each group will have six students and will be facilitated by Dr. Tracie Burke or Dr. Jeff Gross.

In each focus group, we will ask the following three questions:
· What are you satisfied with in your experiences at CBU?
· What are you dissatisfied with in your experiences at CBU?
· How can we make CBU great? 

To sign up for a focus group and help make every day a great day at CBU, go to https://formsrv.cbu.edu/webforms/greatdayfocus. Pilot focus groups and other discussions with students have already led to the Buc being open late in April. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference!

Who’s That Behind That Pie?

PIE_SWEThe CBU Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers hosted an opportunity to “Pie A Professor” on March 14 in Buckman Quad. Students could purchase pies at different prices to either throw them from 5 feet away or pie them right up to their face. For a full gallery of pied professors, visit the School of Engineering’s Facebook album.

Easter Egg Party

egg001Resident Assistant Jonathan Mosley and the Office of Residence Life put on a Easter Hunt/Party for the children of De La Salle Blessed Sacrament Elementary School on March 21. Thanks to Alicia Scarborough, Earnest Spiller, Erika Odigie, Terri Conley, Tekeva Hicks, Gina McNeil, Kristen Robinson and Kyera Suggs for helping make this event such a success!

More photos! (Thanks to Alton Wade)

CBU Packaging on the World Map

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Global Board of Directors has created a new Global Education Committee. ISTA Chairman Matt Daum has appointed Erin Topper from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association as Committee Chair. Larry Rutledge, CBU’s ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Manager, has been selected to serve on this new global committee. Other committee members are from Lansmont Corporation, Sears Holdings, Packnomics, Packaging Corporation of America, Ongweoweh Corp, EMC Corporation, Michigan State University, RIT, and The Hershey Company. (A complete list can be found at www.ista.org/pages/about/officers-directors.php.)
Rutledge was packaging manager at FedEx for 18 years until his retirement a few years ago.  Since then he has served as CBU Certified Lab Manager. He was named the recipient of the 2010 ISTA prestigious “R. David LeButt Memorial” Award. During his FedEx career, he was instrumental in developing many innovative packaging solutions for FedEx and FedEx customers, including Pack and Ship services for then FedEx Kinko’s. His experience and knowledge helped FedEx customize the Packaging Lab to improve service for FedEx customers. His dedication to the lab enabled FedEx to move forward with practical applications of sophisticated package testing and engineering. He is past chairman of the IoPP Transport Packaging Committee, and served on the Board of Directors for ISTA and the Board of Directors for the Michigan State University Consortium on Distribution Packaging.

 

Accounting & Engineering Interviews

Mueller Industries will be interviewing on-campus on Wednesday, April 3 for full-time positions in Accounting and Engineering. Seniors and recent graduates in Accounting, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are eligible to apply.

Interested students should submit a resume through their Nace-Link account to position #2589 (Accounting) and #2590 (Engineering) no later than March 26 in order to be considered. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted to sign up for a specific interview

ROTC Summer Internships

The Leader’s Training Course (LTC) is a 28-day, PAID, training course at Fort Knox, KY. Their mission is to test and motivate prospective students to enroll in the Army ROTC Advanced Course. Students who complete the course have the potential to earn a 2-year Army ROTC scholarship with 100% tuition assistance (can apply toward a graduate degree for seniors) and are provided with the opportunity to become a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.

Training Events

  • Teamwork Development Course
  • Water Survival / Stream Crossing 
  • Leadership Reaction Course 
  • Basic Map Reading / Land Navigation 
  • Rappelling / Rock Climbing / Confidence Course 
  • Rifle Marksmanship 

For more information, contact MAJ Brian Hagood, Enrollment Officer, at (901) 626-5422 or bhagood@memphis.edu.

A Year in China?

Looking for a paid job abroad with free housing, full reimbursement for airfare, and even more amazing benefits?

The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is looking for students graduating in Spring 2013 to participate in its Ameson Year in China program.

As a participant in AYC, you will teach for one academic year in China. You may be placed in the greater metropolitan areas of Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Tianjin, or in the provinces of Guangdong, Anhui, Liaoning, Hebei, Sichuan or Fujian. You will teach in a secondary school, a primary school, or an adult learning center. You will interact with students, colleagues, and other Chinese citizens as an unofficial ambassador for your country, imparting its goodwill towards the Chinese people and challenging misconceptions about its culture, society, and educational system.

Please email program assistant Sean O’Connor at seanoconnor.ameson@gmail.com with any questions. Click here to learn more about the Year in China program. 

Philosophy of Labor Conference

Interested members of the CBU Community are cordially invited to attend the “Philosophy of Labor” conference, hosted by the Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Memphis, on April 5-7. The keynote lecture will be given by Jason Read, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, at 7:00 p.m. on April 5 in the U of M University Center Room 300.  Besides being a talented philosopher and author of a well-reviewed book, The Micro-Politics of Capital: Marx and the Prehistory of the Present Mr. Read was also involved in several “Occupy” movements.

Over the weekend, four graduate students will present papers on the theme of labor, two on Saturday morning and two on Sunday morning in be in University Center 304. But the PGSA wants this to be more than a stuffy conference.  To this end, a roundtable will be presented on Saturday afternoon consisting of a philosopher, a graduate student, and several people in the labor organizing community discussing the role that ideas play in concrete changes for working people. A trip to the Civil Rights Museum is also scheduled, highlighting the sanitation workers’ strike and the extent to which Memphis has been and continues to be a locus of civil rights movements.

For more information, contact Josh Dohmen at jrdohmen@memphis.edu.

Buc Scoreboard

BASEBALL (6-21, 0-12 GSC)
03/19: Bucs 5LeMoyne-Owen College 7 (at Livingston, AL)
03/23: Bucs 2/0, University of West Alabama 11/5 (at Livingston, AL)
03/24: Bucs 1University of West Alabama 12 (at Livingston, AL)

SOFTBALL (7-13, 3-11 GSC)
03/20: Lady Bucs 5/3, University of North Alabama 6/4 (at Florence, AL)

TENNIS (1-6, 0-4 GSC)
03/20: Bucs 0Harding University 9 (at TPC Southwind)
03/20: Lady Bucs 0Harding University 9 (at TPC Southwind)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
BASEBALL
03/26: Williams Baptist College (Walnut Ridge, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
03/29: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/30: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)

SOFTBALL
03/25: University of West Florida (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/29: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/30: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)

MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
03/25-26: Central Baptist College Spring Invitational (Maumelle, AR; Country Club of Arkansas)

McKellar Lake Cleanup

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Members of the CBU Honors Program and CBU Sustainability Club joined forces to help clean up McKellar Lake, one of the trashiest waterways in the United States, on Saturday March 16. The group worked with Living Lands and Waters, a national organization committed to cleaning America’s rivers. After the cleanup, the participants ate lunch on the 150-foot barge (on which they are pictured) that will carry all the McKellar Lake trash back to St. Louis for sorting. Living Lands and Waters will continue their Memphis cleanup until the end of March. If you’re interested in helping, contact Tammy Becker at tammy@livinglandsandwaters.org.

 

This Week at CBU

GAYLA: The CBU Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is hosting a “Gayla” on Monday (March 18) in Sabbatini Lounge, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The theme is St. Patrick’s Day, so there will be snacks (such as green Rice Krispie treats and s’mores and maybe even some mocktails) and light music. This is an event to foster community and fellowship between everyone and the fellow GSAs in the community — and of course to have fun!!  All are welcome!

FILM SCREENING: Plough Library and Student Life are sponsoring a showing of the documentary, Prince Among Slaves (Unity Productions, 2008), the story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince who was enslaved in the American South for 40 years in the early years of the Republic, on Tuesday (March 19) in Spain Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. The film is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion, led by Dr. Mary Campbell and Dr. Neal Palmer. Snacks will be provided. For additional information, call (901) 321-3432. This presentation is part of Multi-Cultural Awareness Month.

LEADING LADIES: A Panel Discussion on “Leading Ladies: Women, Careers & Leadership” will be conducted on Thursday (March 21) in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Panelists will be Andrea Hough, Vice-President of Talent Acquisition with ServiceMaster; Maria Lensing, Vice President of Signature Client Group, AT&T ; Emily Greer, Vice-President at ALSAC; Lori Patton, President of Roadshow BMW; Susan Stephenson, CEO of I-Bank; and Sylvia Walker, State Farm Agent, State Farm Insurance. Learn about these successful women and how they made it to the top! This presentation is part of Multi-Cultural Awareness Month.

CARDIO HOUR: Come and join in a free workout class that is sure to fire away the fat! Where? Swashbuckler Fitness Center. When? Thursday (March 21) at 7:00 p.m. (Did we mention that it’s FREE?)

DISCOVER CBU: An open house for prospective students and parents will be held on campus Saturday (March 23), 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with registrations starting at 8:30 a.m.  in the lobby of Alfonso Dining Hall. Attendees will be greeted over breakfast by Dr. Smarrelli and the Admissions staff, with campus tours starting at 9:20 a.m. A Student Information Session will be held in Sabbatini Lounge at 10:30, while parents take a break in the Assisi Hall Lobby and then meet with the Deans in Assisi 153 at 10:40 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., students will be offered classes in each School, taught by Dr. Divya Choudhary (Engineering), Dr. Maureen O’Brien (Arts), Dr. James Allen (Business), Dr. Dennis Merat or Dr. Anna Ross (Sciences). At the same time, parents will attend a session offering information on Admissions and Financial Aid, along with words of advice and encouragement from CBU alumni. Lunch will be served for everyone outdoors at noon. Optional sessions for students and parents will be offered following the lunch festivities.

It’s a Great Day to Eat Late!

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Looking for a late night snack? It’s a Great Day at CBU! is proud to announce late-night dining at the Buc in April. That’s right! You asked for it, you got it. Starting April 2, the Buccaneer Galley & Grill (AKA “the Buc”) will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12 midnight, Mondays through Thursdays, until May 3. Make sure you take advantage of this exciting change; if you don’t, we won’t be able to keep the Buc open late.

(And don’t forget about Alfonso Dining Hall’s breakfast-to-go items!)

 

It’s a Great Day at CBU! Student Focus Groups

Students, what kind of experiences have you had at CBU? Are you proud to be a Buccaneer? Do you have ideas that could make CBU better?

As part of a new initiative called “It’s a Great Day at CBU,” students are invited to participate in a focus group to discuss their satisfaction with campus life at CBU. Twenty focus groups will take place Thursday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 27. Each group will have six students and will be facilitated by Dr. Tracie Burke or Dr. Jeff Gross.

In each focus group, we will ask the following three questions:

  • What are you satisfied with in your experiences at CBU?
  • What are you dissatisfied with in your experiences at CBU?
  • How can we make CBU great?

To sign up for a focus group and help make every day a great day at CBU, go to https://formsrv.cbu.edu/webforms/greatdayfocus. Pilot focus groups and other discussions with students have already led to the Buc being open late in April. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference!

Spring Break Externships

Career Services rolled out the first-ever CBU Spring Break Externship Program this year, offering 32 students short-term work and shadowing experience at 22 different sites in Memphis:

  • Ave Maria Home: Jasmine Hall
  • Buckman USA: Ricky Sanders, Edward Powell and George Eason
  • CBHS: Alicia Russell, Sarah Longoria and Janay Allen
  • CBIZ MHM (Accounting): Catherine DelBove and Jeremy Sieger
  • CBIZ MHM (Marketing): Patrick Ghant
  • CBRE: Jeremy Sieger
  • CBU Finance Office: Alicia Dearon
  • Exchange Club: Dani Hobbs
  • FedEx Express: Minh Nguyen, Yuki Namba and Paul Brown
  • GrowMemphis: Kyra Clapper
  • International Paper: Catherine DelBove
  • Johnson & Johnson: Shantrel Mosley
  • Medtronic: Melissa Duong
  • Mid-South Spay & Neuter: Patrick Ghant
  • MLGW: Viet Tong and Jennifer Lo
  • Resurrection Catholic Schools: April Delheite
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School: Sarah Longoria and Janay Allen
  • St. Cecilia’s School & Academy: Caitlin Terry
  • Shelby County Schools: Richaudra George
  • United Way: Madeline Faber and Bryana Polk
  • University of TN Health Science Center: Eva Chen, Jessica Jameson and Kelsey Coolican
  • US Army Corps of Engineers: Njeri Cooper
Emily Daniel and Melissa Duong at Medtronic

Emily Daniel and Melissa Duong at Medtronic

“I enjoyed having Melissa here for a few days,” Emily Daniels at Medtronic said of Melissa Duong‘s externship. “It was exciting to see how eager she was to learn about Medtronic as a company and our goals for alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. Melissa’s interest is in marketing and, while classroom lessons help build great foundational skills, there is something to be said about getting to see a marketing career path in action.”

“This program is excellent and CBRE would love the opportunity to participate again in the future,” said Sharon Hayes of CBRE.

Tiffany Smith at The Exchange Club agreed: “This program is needed when trying to locate a career after college.”

CBU: Best for Vets

BFV_BUSINESS_SCHOOLSCBU was ranked among the “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2013” by the Military Times. Of the some 100 schools responding to the first-ever national survey, CBU ranked 19 out of 62 selected by the Military Times for its Graduate Business programs that help veterans bridge their military skills to corporate America.

The detailed 60-question survey ranked academic policies, financial aid, academic and career support, and even the average Graduate Management Admission Test scores of the participating schools. The result of the evaluation of the survey responses distinguished CBU’s Graduate Business programs as an ideal option for veterans, active-duty service members and their families. More >>>

 

Condolences: Beverly Ross

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Beverly & Sam Ross

Beverly Ross, a longtime friend and benefactor of CBU, passed away peacefully on March 9 at the Ave Maria Home. A memorial service will be held at Ave Maria (2805 Charles Bryan Road) on Monday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m.

“We at CBU who knew her are deeply saddened by the death of Beverly Ross, for whom our art gallery is named along with her husband, Sam, with whom she is now together again,” said Brother Robert Werle, Director of the Art Gallery and Collections at CBU.  “She was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts on campus and of the Christian Brothers, often attending Sunday Mass with us and sharing our noon meal.  We have lost a good friend, but will be reminded of her legacy each day when we enter the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery.”

Please keep Beverly, her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Simple Cooking With Heart

cookingsimpleCBU and the American Heart Association are teaming up to present “Simple Cooking with Heart” to the CBU community on Tuesday, March 26, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. There will be a wellness session with a simple cooking demonstaration, healthy heart facts and blood pressure screenings. The AHA will also share some new information regarding their new online program called “Heart 360.”

NCAA Watch Party

The Office of Student Life put on a “Watch Party” on Saturday in the LLC’s Wilson Family Commons, as the CBU Buccaneers battled it out against Alabama-Huntsville in the NCAA DII South Regional quarterfinals in Lakeland, FL.  Congratulations to the 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Team on being the Gulf South Conference Champions for the second time in school history and for making it to the NCAA South Regional Tournament for the fourth time in school history!

Photos by Alton Wade

Chemistry Competitions

The Forty-Fourth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty-Eighth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Students who earn top scores on the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will return to CBU on April 13 to take the National Exam. The top scorers on the National Exam may be invited to become part of the team that will represent the United States at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Moscow, Russia July 15-24, 2013. The Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Chemistry Olympiad Examination are sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society and co-hosted by the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) and the CBU Department of Chemistry. For more information please contact Dr. Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.

Science and Engineering Fair

The 59th annual Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair will be held on March 20-21, 2013, on the campus of Christian Brothers University. This is a regional fair that is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for the high school competition and with the Broadcom Masters Competition for Middle School Students. Judging of projects will take place from noon until 2:00 p.m. on March 21. The event is co-hosted each year by the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society and the CBU Chemistry Department and School of Science. The high school division is for grades 9 through 12 and accepts only individual projects; the middle school competition is open to grades 6 through 8 and accepts both team and individual projects. The high school division winner of our Fair goes on to compete in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Phoenix, AZ this year. The top 10% of our middle school fair goes on to compete in the online phase of the Broadcom Masters competition. Our student participants is open to all middle and high schools in Memphis/Shelby County, whether public or private, to students from schools that do not have science fairs, and to home school associations. We do not charge schools or students a fee to enter. If you would like to participate in judging or know of a middle school or high school student who would like to enter, please contact the Fair Director, Dr. Dennis Merat, at dmerat@cbu.edu.

 

CBU Packaging Collaborates With Universidad De La Salle Bajío

Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe, Edel Espino Ledezma (Director of Information Technology, Universidad De La Salle Bajio), Brother Andres Govela Gutierrez (President of Universidad De La Salle Bajio), and Dr. Pong Malasri.

Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe, Edel Espino Ledezma (Director of Information Technology, Universidad De La Salle Bajio), Brother Andres Govela Gutierrez (President of Universidad De La Salle Bajio), and Dr. Pong Malasri.

Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging) and Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) visited Universidad De La Salle Bajío in Leon, Mexico, March 2-7.  An agreement was made on research collaboration in packaging between the two universities. The collaboration will expand CBU’s packaging research capability to include logistics, mechatronics, industrial design, and communication/marketing. Universidad De La Salle (about 17,000 students) is one of the 15 Lasallian campuses in Mexico. The long-term goal is to establish the Global Lasallian Packaging Consortium/Alliance with involvement from other Lasallian universities/colleges around the world.

 

Christian Brother Named President of National Catholic Education Association

Brother Robert R. Bimonte

Brother Robert R. Bimonte

Brother Robert R. Bimonte, FSC has accepted the top leadership position of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), effective July 1, 2013. As President of NCEA, Brother Robert will be at the helm of the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing more than 200,000 Catholic educators who serve 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, religious education programs, seminaries, and institutions of higher learning.

As a member of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Bro. Robert has dedicated the past 35 years of his life to education working to further the Lasallian mission. He spent years serving students and educators alike, including as an elementary/middle school teacher, parish director of religious education, associate principal, Assistant Superintendent for the Diocese of Syracuse, NY, and Superintendent of Catholic Education for the Buffalo Diocese. As the Region’s Secretary of Education in the early nineties, he coordinated the educational activities for Lasallian schools and ministries. Since 2001, he has been a regular presenter at the Lasallian Leadership Institute, a Regional mission formation program for Brothers and Partners. More >>>