Department of Biology
2004-2005 Activities
 CBU Biology
Current CBU Biology News & Events               CBU School of Sciences Events
Summer 2005, Spring 2005, and Fall 2004 (events listed in reverse chronological order)

Summer 2005

Photos from Christian Brothers University Graduation May 2005
  • Summer & Fall Registration and Classes
    • Fri.--Mon., 19-22 Aug. 2005:   New Student Orientation   Orientation Brochure 
    • Mon., 22 Aug. 2005Chemistry Placement Exam8:00am Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall (Lower Level)  Chemistry Placement Exam Information   Dr. Busler (email wbusler@cbu.edu; phone 901-321-3449) 
    • Tuesday, 23 August 2005  First Day of Fall Semester Classes
    Link to Being a successful student
    This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
  • NIH GRANT RENEWED FOR MHIRT PROJECT AT CBU 
  • CBU has been awarded a grant of more than $900,000 from the the Fogarty International Center and the Office of Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health, designed to support research opportunities for minority students. 
  • This is the sixth consecutive year CBU has received the Minority Health International Research and Training (MHIRT) grant, which will be received in increments of more than $200,000 a year over a four-year period. 
  • Research projects address problems inherent to health care in minority and rural populations in the U.S. and in developing countries; CBU programs involve lab and health programs in Brazil and Uganda. 
  • Since the first grant was awarded in 2000 more than 40 students from CBU and several other colleges and universities in the Mid South and throughout the U.S. have participated in the project. 
  • For additional information on the MHIRT grant and project, see the linked web page or contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) at malinda@cbu.edu or 321-3262. 
  • Global Village Africa at Heifer Project (2004)


    Spring 2005--Fall 2004
    Archived items below are listed in reverse chronological order.
    Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  Thursday, 21 April 2005   12:30 pm in S214
    • Chapter Officers for 2005-2006:
      • President - Christie Spencer
        Vice President - Jennifer Hendrick
        Secretary - Reena Patel
        Treasurer - Christina Brown
        Historian - Sarah Wright
    • Committee Chairs for 2005-2006:
      • Social Chair - Melissa Hines
        Public Relations - Ashley Prevost
        Volleyball Game - Ann Ramsey
        Fundraising - Jeremy Hunt
        Community Service - Steven Moore
    2005 CBU Student Research Poster Session
  • Monday, 11  thru Mon., 18 April.   Advising for Summer & Fall Registration
  • Registration for Summer & Fall 2005:
      • Thurs., 31 March. Fall course schedule online.
        • Make an appointment to meet with your advisor.
      • Mon. & Tues. 11-12 April.   Senior & Junior Online Registration
      • Wed. & Thurs. 13-14 April.   Sophomore Online Registration
      • Fri. 15 & Mon. 18 April.   Freshman Online Registration
    • The Biology Major paradigm and Checksheet 
    Link to CBU Bio Student Survival Tips
    Tennesse lottery
    scholarshipsFAQ
    Link to Being a successful student
  • How to be a Student
  • How to study math & science
  • Reading in the sciences
  • Study Skills Links
  • CBU President's Reception for Accepted Students
    Sunday, 10 April 2005     CBU Admissions
  • Thursday, 14 April 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 p.m. in S214
  • Beta Beta Beta  Annual Induction of New & Promoted MembersWednesday, 6 April 2005
    CBU Faculty/Staff Talent Show:  A Benefit for Holy Names Catholic School, 1 April 2005
    $1,211.82 was raised to benefit Holy Names Catholic School

    Drs. Mary Ogilvie and Leigh Becker
    If Ever I Would Leave You

    Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Ms. Karen Conway, 
    and Sr. Dolores Montini
    Supremes, 2005 Award: "Most Original"

    CBU Combo: Ms. Karen Conway, 
    Dr. Neal Jackson, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie
  • Saturday, 2 April 2005   Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual "MS Walk" 
    • CBU Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society is participating in the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual "MS Walk" on Saturday, April 2, 2005. This is an annual fund-raiser event for the MS Society. 

    • There are three ways to participate in this worthy cause: (1) Participate in the walk, (2) Volunteer during the walk, and (3) Collect donations for the MS Society. 
    • The walk will begin at 10 am on Mud Island, however it is best to arrive by 9:30 am to sign-in.  BBB is putting together 2 teams, one team of volunteers and one team of participants. Those who are interested in being a part of one or both teams, please pick up a brochure from the Biology Resource Room, room S213, and fill out the registration form provided in the brochure.  Please turn this registration form in to Dr. Ogilvie by Wednesday, March 23, 2005
    • If you have any questions, please contact either Dr. Ogilvie (mogilvie@cbu.edu) or Steven Moore (smoore@cbu.edu), BBB Community Service Chairman. 
    • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta 
    CBU School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game
    Tuesday, 29 March 2005  6:00 p.m. in the Canale Arena Gymnasium.  The traditional rivalry continues!
    Youth and Vitality?
    Youth & Vitality
    (Students)
    • Youth & Vitality (Students) vs. Old Age & Deceit (Faculty & Staff): 
      • Donations to the Church Health Center!
      • Faculty Team Roster included:  Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Max Maloney, Ms. Cathy Carter, Ms. Lynda Miller, Dr. Johnny Homes, Dr. Stan Eisen, Dr. John Varriano, Bro. Francisco Martin, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie.
      • Student Team Roster includes:  Students from CBU School of Sciences
      • Photos from the 2005 Game !
    Old Age and Deceit?
    Old Age & Deceit
    (Faculty)
    TAS Collegiate Meeting at CBU
    Saturday, 19 March 2005 The West Tennessee Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences met in Buckman Hall at CBU on Saturday, 19 March 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee.  The Program and Abstracts as well as photos of the Best Paper Award winners are available onlineat the  TAS at CBU 2005 Web Page
    Link to 2005 TAS @ CBU page

    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page
    • Thursday, 17 March 2005   Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 p.m. in S214
      • A combined meeting of BBB with CBU's student affiliates of ACS.
      • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta  Chapter Officers for the 2004-05 academic year:  Chapter Officers for 2004-2005:  President: Manny Patel; Vice-President: Christen Gregory; Secretary: Cynthia Caceres; Treasurer: Carrie McIvor; Historian: Adriane Wilkinson.  Committee Chairs for 2004-2005:  Publicity: Whitney Appling; Fundraiser: Janet Atkins; Volleyball Game: Christie Spencer; Social:  Reena Patel; Community Service: Steven Moore.  Dr. Ogilvie is the  advisor for BBB.

    Link to CBU's ACS web page
     
    • Friday, 11 March 2005  Abstract Deadline for TAS Meeting at CBU
    Link to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    • CBU Biology students and Bro. Edward Salgado are planning a trip to Haiti to work at a clinic for  Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.   The Spring Break trip '05 volunteers from CBU will be Bro. Edward Salgado, Carrie McIvor, Manny Patel, Kelly Ward, Christen Gregory, Andrew Kovacs, and Chris Sage.
    • The Spring Break trip plans are tentative, depending on the political situation in Haiti.  The Fall Break Trip was cancelled because of political unrest in Haiti (the U.S. State Dept. issued a travel warning). 
    • Senior CBU Biology Majors may volunteer for a trip to Haiti during either Fall '05 or Spring '06 Break.  The number of expense paid openings is limited.  Contact Bro. Edward Salgado to apply.  (Donations to the mission to cover living expenses and travel expenses for the student volunteers are supported by a grant from the Assissi Foundation and contributions from the Memphis Christian Brothers Commmunity.)
    • View a slide show to learn about Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.
    • Photos of last year's CBU Biology volunteers in Haiti can be seen at the HMM web site.
    CBU Students volunteer for Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
  • Thursday, 3 March 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Study Break
  • This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
  • Sat. & Sun.,  26-27 Feb. 2005   MIRT Annual Team Building Workshop at Heifer Project in Perryville Ark. 
  • For students who will participate in MIRT (International Research Training) projects in Brazil and Uganda during the Summer of 2005.  (Photos from 2004, 2003 and 2002)
  • Global Village Africa at Heifer Project (2004)
  • Saturday, 26 Feb. 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Blood Pressure Screening
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on Madison
  • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta 
  • Tuesday, 15 Feb. 2005   CBU Biology Seminar  1:00-1:50 p.m. in S153
    • Dr. David Freeman, U of M Dept. of Biology, "Neurobiology of Seasonality in Mammals."
      • You are invited to attend!   The CBU Biology Seminars are arranged by Dr. Ogilvie for the benefit of all CBU students and faculty.   CBU Biology students are especially encouraged to attend.
  • Thursday, 10 Feb. 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 p.m. in S201
  • Link to CBU Health Careers information
  • Tuesday, 8 Feb. 2005   St. George's University Medical School  1:00-1:50 p.m. in S153
    • Representatives from the Office of Admissions for the St. Geoge's University Medical School (Grenada) will be visiting CBU to meet with students informally on Tuesday, 8 Feb. from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in room S153. 
    • Stop by to find out about medical school admissions and the program at St. George's Univ. 
    • Mandy Oppel, Admissions Counselor, St. George's University, (800) 899-6337 x219, aoppel@sgu.edu
    Link to CBU Health Careers information
    • Tuesday, 25 Jan. 2005   CBU Biology Seminar:  "Dealing with the Application Process"  1:00 p.m. in S153
      • Dr. Stan Eisen, Director of CBU's Pre-professional Health Programs, will explain the steps required by CBU for application to post-Bachelor's, health-related, professional schools.  His talk is aptly entitled "Dealing with the Application Process." 
      • This seminar will be of particular interest to those planning to apply to graduate programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.
      • Please join us in S153 on Tuesday, 25 Jan. at 1:00 pm.
      • You can access Health Careers 2004-2005 via http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/hc.html.   
      • CBU Biology Seminars are arranged by Dr. Mary Ogilvie
     
    • Thursday, 13 January 2005   Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency Exam  1:00-2:45 pm
    • As a part of CBU's continuing institutional effectiveness efforts, the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness will be administering the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency exam to all CBU day students who are Juniors now or who will be by the Spring. 
      • The exam consists of four test modules and administration will commence at 1:00 on Thursday, January 13th.  It will last approximately one hour and forty-five minutes.
      • Five dollars will be added to students' Buc cards in appreciation for their participation. However, students who do not take take the exam will not be allowed to register for Fall 2005 classes until the Freshmen register.
    Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2004:  Monday-Friday, 13-17 December
    • Exams will be held in the room where the class normally meets unless a specific room is noted below.
    • First, look in the matrix for your course number and section.  If you do not find a listing for your specific course, then look for the time your class met during the semester.  Exam dates are listed along the top row and Exam times are listed down the left column. 
    Exam 
    Time
    Monday
    13 Dec
    Tuesday
    14 Dec
    Wednesday
    15 Dec
    Thursday
    16 Dec
    Friday
    17 Dec
    8:00
    10:00
    MWF  9:00
    TR 9:30
    MWF 11:00
    MWF 12:00
    TR 11:00
    10:30
    12:30
    TR 2:00
    Thurs 2:00
    Exam Group 2
    Math 117 A, B in S107
    Math 117 C in S155
    Psyc 354 B in BU217
    Psyc 360 A in BU217
    Psyc 361 A in BU217
    Phys 150 A, B in S112
    Exam Group 4
    Chem 211 A, B in K108
    Chem 101 A, B in K109
    Math 105 A in S155
    Math 105 C, D in StJ-10
    Exam Group 5
    Chem 211L A, B in S107
    Chem 115L A, B in BU217
    Chem 115L C, D in BU218
    Chem 113L A, B in S155
    Chem 113L C, D in S214
    Tues 1:00
    1:00
    3:00
    TR 8:00
    MWF 8:00
    Classes 
    not
    otherwise
    scheduled
    MWF 2:00
    M 2:00
    MW 2:00
    No
    exams
    scheduled
    3:30
    5:30
    Exam Group 1
    Math 131 A, B in S112
    Math 131 C, D in S155
    Math 131 E, F in S114
    Math 132 A, B in S107
    Math 231 A, B in S151
    Exam Group 3
    Biol 211L A, B in S216
    Biol 217L A, B, & C in S155
    Math 101 A in K113
    Math 101 B, C, & D in K109
    Math 101 E, F in K114
    Mktg 338 in BU 103
    ChE 319 in N235
    ECE 451 in N236
    MWF 1:00
    MF 1:00
    MW 1:00
    MWF 10:00
    No
    exams
    scheduled
       Fall Exam Final Schedule (CBU Registar)
    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page
    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page
    • Thursday, 2 Dec. 2004   Beta Beta Beta  & ACS Holiday Party  7:00 p.m. in Montesi
    Link to CBU's ACS web page
  • Thursday -Friday, 25-26 Nov. 2004   Thanksgiving Break
  • IHappy Thanksgiving!

    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page
    • Thursday, 18 Nov. 2004   Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 p.m. in S214
      • A combined meeting of BBB with CBU's student affiliates of ACS.
      • "What is Medical School Really Like?" by Colleen Hastings, M.D. (CBU Chem, class of '96)
      • Planning the end-of-the-semeter/holiday party.
      • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta  Chapter Officers for the 2004-05 academic year:  Chapter Officers for 2004-2005:  President: Manny Patel; Vice-President: Christen Gregory; Secretary: Cynthia Caceres; Treasurer: Carrie McIvor; Historian: Adriane Wilkinson.  Committee Chairs for 2004-2005:  Publicity: Whitney Appling; Fundraiser:  Janet Atkins; Volleyball Game: Christie Spencer; Social:  Reena Patel; Community Service: Steven Moore.  Dr. Ogilvie is the  advisor for BBB.

    Link to CBU's ACS web page
  • Monday, 8 Nov. thru Fri. 12 Nov.   Advising for Spring Registration
  • Registration for Spring 2005:
      • Mon. & Tues. 15-16 Nov.   Senior & Junior Online Registration
      • Wed. & Thurs. 17-18 Nov.   Sophomore Online Registration
      • Fri. 19 & Mon. 22 Nov.   Freshman Online Registration
    • The Biology Major paradigm and Checksheet 
    Link to CBU Bio Student Survival Tips
    Tennesse lottery
    scholarshipsFAQ
    Link to Being a successful student
  • How to be a Student
  • How to study math & science
  • Reading in the sciences
  • Study Skills Links
  • Link to CBU Health Careers information
  • Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2004   Univ. Arkansas Medical School  12:00-2:00 p.m. in S214
    • Tom South, Director of Admissions for the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, will be visiting CBU to meet with students informally on Tuesday, November 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room S214.  Mr. South will also give a presentation in the senior research class at 1:00 in S214.  Dr. Fitzgerald invites any interested students to attend this session. 
    • Stop by to find out about medical school admissions and the program at Univ. of Arkansas.
    • The CBU students accepted to the Univ. of Ark. Medical School include Amy Fallon (Amy is now a medical resident in OB/GYN at UAMS), Keith Criner (Keith is now a medical resident in combined Med/Peds at UAMS), Gautham Gandhi (an M3), Jana Pierini, J. Christian Cash, and Ashleigh Frith (an M1).   We also have a CBU alum at U Ark. graduate school in Toxicology, Katie Fields.
    Link to CBU Health Careers information
    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page

  • Tuesday, 9 Nov. 2004   Beta Beta Beta  Interview Workshop  6:30 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m
  • Photos from the Interview Workshop
    • An evening of mock interviews for any CBU Pre-Health major.  BBB matched student interviewees with medical professionals who will conduct one-on-one interviews with our students.  Health care professionals (physicians, dentists, etc.) who came to CBU to conduct the interviews include:
      • Karen Curtis, M.D.; Colleen Hastings (Chem Class of '96), M.D.; Fauzia Khan (class of '96), D.D.S. ,; Beth Goforth, D.V.M.; and Nicole Alexander Walker (class of '00), UT Pharmacy student.
      • Students participating were: Jenny Bernard, Amar Bhula, Christina Brown, Vincent Bryant, Cynthia Caceres, Emily DeFur, Christen Gregory, Rebecca Finley, Justin Jones, Manny Patel, and Kelley Ward. Special thanks to Tri-Beta officers and staff Manny Patel, Christen Gregory, and Kelley Ward for planning and organizing the event. 
    • Hosted by CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta.
    BBB Interview Workshops: 
    Be part of the Tradition

    Dr. Busler at the Fall 1992 BBB Interview Workshop
    Dr. Busler with Gary Nickol (1992)


    Dr. Cooper with Bryan Jackson (1992)

    Link to CBU Health Careers information
  • Friday, 5 Nov. 2004   Univ. Tennessee Allied Health Programs Open House 
  • UT is hosting an open house for Allied Health prospective students on Friday, 5 Nov. 2004 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • OPEN HOUSE  Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences, Memphis
  • Discover Educational opportunities in: Cytotechnology, Dental hygiene, Health information management, Occupational therapy, and Physical therapy. 
  • Talk to faculty and students 
  • Tour the teaching labs 
  • Meet with representatives from financial aid and admissions
  • Where:  930 Madison Ave., 6th floor
  • When:  Friday, 5 Nov. 2004
  • Time:  3:00--5:00 pm
  • Free parking (please bring stub in for validation)
  • Refreshments
  • RSVP to (901)448-5581 or ahcareers@utmem.edu
  • Thurs. 4 Nov. 2004  Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 pm room S214.
  • CBU Students volunteer for Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis

    Link to CBU's BBB web page.

    Do you need a tutor for a CBU science course?
    Beta Beta Beta students offer a tutoring service.
    Beta Beta Beta Tutoring Spring 2005 (updated 17 Nov. 2004)
    Name Subject(s) Email Address
    Christie Spencer Prin. Biology cspencer@cbu.edu
    Jenny Bernard Prin. Biology jbernard@cbu.edu
    Melissa Hines Organic Chemistry mhines@cbu.edu
    Jennifer Hendrick Organic Chemistry jhendric@cbu.edu
    Manny Patel Prin. Biology / A&P 1-2 mpatel@cbu.edu 
    Reena Patel Prin. Biology  rspatel@cbu.edu
    Ben Reves Chemistry breves@cbu.edu
    Biology / Chemistry niti.patel@gmail.com
    Rebekkah Griffith Bio / A&P I & II rgriffit@cbu.edu
    Matthew Morgan Physics mmorgan@cbu.edu
    David Grandy Bio / Chem (not organic) dgrandy@cbu.edu
    Truc Le Math 101, Math 117, Math 131 (& Calc II) tle@cbu.edu
    • CBU Counseling Center offers Study Skills Assistance

    • Printed materials on study skills are available in the Counseling Center.  Topics include suggestions for Concentration, Exam Panic, Memory, Motivation Issues, Test Anxiety, Strategies for Taking Tests, Taking Useful Lecture Notes, Study Conditions, etc. 

    Tennesse lottery
    ScholarshipsFAQ
    Link to Being a successful student
  • How to be a Student
  • How to study math & science
  • Reading in the sciences
  • Study Skills Links
  • CBU Biology

  • Student Survival Tips
     
  • MCAT Test Prep
  • This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
  • Wed. 3 November 2004  Carnivore Conservation Research Opportunties in Brazil:  MIRT Informational Meeting   12:00 pm S201
  • Dr. Leandro Silveira from and MIRT program participating faculty member will be on campus Wed,  3 Nov. 2004.  Dr. Silveira will be meeting with interested students at 12:00 pm in S201.  His talk will be on jaguar conservation.  If you need any further information contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at extension 3262 or malinda@cbu.edu.
  • You are invited to attend and find out about MIRT paid research opportunities in Brazil for 2005 (and 2006)!
  • The Minority International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate students (juniors and above) who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 15 Jan.
  • Preparing a live Pampas Cat for release
    This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
  • Monday, 1 November 2004  Vision Research Opportunties in Brazil: MIRT Informational Meeting   1:30 pm S216
  • Dr. Claudio Toledo from Sao Paulo Brazil and MIRT program participating faculty member will be on campus Monday, 1 Nov. 2004.  Dr. Toledo will be meeting with interested students at 1:30 pm (in S216).  He will also discuss his research on subcortical neural pathways controlling the eye.  If you need any further information contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at extension 3262 or malinda@cbu.edu.
  • You are invited to attend and find out about MIRT paid research opportunities in Brazil for 2005 (and 2006)!
  • The Minority International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate students (juniors and above) who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 15 Jan.
  • Dr. Toledo and MIRT students in Brazil, 2003 (with Amada Fitzgerald)
    Before...  (specimen, F. Cucurbitaceae)31 October.  Happy Halloween!
  • Photos from the 28-30 October 2004   Field Trip to Gulf Coast Marine Lab 
  • GCRL Field Trip Oct 2004GCRL Filed Trip Oct. 2004
    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page

  • Friday, 29 Oct. 2004  Last day to sign up for BBB Interview Workshop
  • If you are a CBU student who is currently applying or planning to apply to a professional school (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Optometry, etc.), you may now sign up for a mock interview.
  • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta will match CBU student interviewees with medical professionals who will conduct one-on-one interviews.
  • Professionals from each field will be in attendance for the interviews, which will be held on Tuesday, 9 November, starting at 6:30 PM.
  • Students who wish to participate need to sign up in advance.  To register, please send and email containing your name and area of interest to Christen Gregory cgregory@cbu.edu by Friday, 29 Oct. 2004.
  • BBB Interview Workshops: 
    Be part of the Tradition

    Dr. Busler at the Fall 1992 BBB Interview Workshop
    Dr. Busler with Gary Nickol (1992)


    Dr. Cooper with Bryan Jackson (1992)

    Link to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    • CBU Biology Students are collecting items such as T-shirts, ballcaps, and toys for the Haitians.  Anything that you can donate would be appreciated.  Drop Off is in the Biology Resource Room (Room 213) of the Science Building.  (Monetary donations can be made to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis).
    • Because of political unrest in Haiti, the U.S. State Dept. has issued a travel warning.  Therefore Bro. Edward Salgado and the CBU Biology student volunteers will not be able to travel to Haiti for Fall Break 2004.  The group plans to travel to Haiti in early Jan. 2005.   Meanwhile, donations can still be accepted and they will be carried to Haiti by medical volunteers on subsequent trips on a space available basis.
    • CBU Biology students who volunteered for the Fall Break trip (now scheduled for Jan. '05) are: Carrie McIvor, Manny Patel, and Kelly Ward.  The Spring '05 volunteers from CBU will be Bro. Edward Salgado, Christen Gregory, Andrew Kovacs, and Chris Sage.
    • Senior CBU Biology Majors may volunteer for a trip to Haiti during either Fall '05 or Spring '06 Break.  The number of expense paid openings is limited.  ContactBro. Edward Salgado to apply.  (Donations to the mission to cover living expenses and travel expenses for the student volunteers are generosly contributed by the Memphis Christian Brothers Commmunity.)
    • View a slide show to learn about Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.
    • Photos of last year's CBU Biology volunteers in Haiti can be seen at the HMM web site.
    CBU Students volunteer for Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis

     
    Link to CBU Biology Student Survival Tips
    Link to CBU BBB web page
    • Thursday, 14 Oct. 2004   Beta Beta Beta  Midterm Study Break 

    • 12:30 p.m. in S214 and Science Building 2nd floor Hallway
      • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta will distribute study break treats.  You do not have to bring a treat to sample the goodies.  However, if you are so inclined, please bring the snack that you like most when you are studying. We will set up the snacks on a table on the 2nd floor of the Science building.  Come, grab a snack, and go back to studying.
      • If you have any questions, or if you want to let us know what you are bringing, please email Manny Patel (mpatel@cbu.edu).
      • CBU Biology Student Survival Tips
    Link to CBU Biology Student Survival Tips
    Link to CBU Health Careers information
    Thursday, 7 Oct. 2004   Health Career Opportunities Fair at CBU!
    Link to CBU's BBB site
    Link to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    Link to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
  • Friday, 1 Oct. - Sat., 2 Oct. 2004   HMM fundraiser Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis  Tour d'Esprit Fundraising Events
    •  CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta will have volunteers helping with this fundraiser as well as representatives running in the race. 
    • To join the BBB volunteers, sign up in room S213 or contact Steven Moore (smoore@cbu.edu)
  • Thursday, 30 Sept. 2004  Beta Beta Beta  Meeting 

  •      12:30 p.m. in S214
    • Information about the MIRT Research Opportunity
  • Some of the CBU MIRT students will show photos from their summer 2004 research, travels, and experiences in Uganda and Brazil. 
  • The Minority International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.
  • This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
    Link to CBU's BBB web page
  • Tuesday, 28 Sept. 2004   Beta Beta Beta  Zoo Tour 

  • Leave CBU at 2:00 p.m. to carpool to the Memphis Zoo
    • Participants who join the BBB group for this zoo visit will be eligible for free parking as well as  "free admission" on Tuesday. 
    • If you plan to join the BBB group tour, please email Manny Patel (mpatel@cbu.edu). 
    • Click the link at the top of the Memphis Zoo page to see the Panda Cam.
    Link to Memphis Zoo website
    Panda YaYa at the Memphis Zoo
  • Saturday, 25 Sept. 2004  MIRT Projects Symposium and 2004 Wrap-up 
    • 10:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m. in room S214
      • MIRT students presented their summer 2004 research results and experiences in Uganda and Brazil.  Luncheon will be served.  (RSVP to Dr. Fitzgerald to attend the luncheon.)
      • You are invited to attend and find out about MIRT paid research opportunities in Brazil and Uganda for 2005!
      The Minority International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 15 Jan.
    This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.
    Preparing a live Ocelot for release, MIRT 2004 in Brazil
  •  Friday, 24 Sept. 2004   Public Health Careers Information Session, 10 am in S201
    • Bernie Backer, Director of Admissions at St. Louis Univ. School of Public Health, visited CBU on Friday, 24 Sept. at 10 am in room S201.  Any interested students can attend.  He will be discussing careers in public health and the program available at St. Louis Univ. School of Public Health.  CBU alum, Katie Brown (Biol '00), is working on her MS in Public Health at St. Louis Univ. and she suggested that Mr. Backer visit CBU. 
    • St. Louis Univ. School of Public Health offers the following graduate degree programs: Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, and Doctoral Program in Public Health Studies (PhD).  Contact Mr. Backer at backerb@slu.edu
  • Thursday, 16 Sept. 2004   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 p.m. in S214
    • CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta Chapter Officers for the 2004-05 academic year:  Chapter Officers for 2004-2005:  President: Manny Patel; Vice-President: Christen Gregory; Secretary: Cynthia Caceres; Treasurer: Carrie McIvor; Historian: Adriane Wilkinson.  Committee Chairs for 2004-2005:  Publicity: Whitney Appling; Fundraiser:  Janet Atkins; Volleyball Game: Christie Spencer; Social:  Reena Patel; Community Service: Steven Moore.  Dr. Ogilvie is the  advisor for BBB.
    Beta Beta Beta and Alpha Chi participated in the 
    CBU Health Fair and Club Fair 9 Sept. 2004



     
     


     
     


     
     

    Biology Majors & Health Careers Meeting
    Thursday, 2 September 2004  12:45 p.m.  Room S153

    Photos from the 2004 Biology Majors and Health Careers Meeting!

    Here is some of the information discussed at the meeting....

    Regarding Health Careers --  a message from Dr. Eisen
    • As a reminder to students, Dr. Eisen will off-campus on a sabbatical leave that officially starts on the date of the President's Workshop, 19 August 2004.  If you are applying to a health-related professional school during the upcoming academic year, please direct all inquiries regarding your evaluation file to Brother Edward Salgado.
    Fall 2004 Welcome and Welcome Back!
    • Saturday, 21 August 2004. Orientation Events begin 8:30 a.m.  2004 Orientation Schedule 
    • Monday, 23 August 2004   Chemistry Placement Test  (Information provided by Dr. Busler, MSWord).  This placement test is required for all students planning to take Chem 113.  Students may take this test Monday, 23 August 2004 at 8:00 AM in Spain auditorium.
    • Tuesday, 24 August 2004    First Day of Fall Classes
      • Science Students:  Many science labs do meet the first week (for example, sophomore-level Biology labs will meet).
    News from CBU's MIRT Student Researchers: 
    The Carnivore Conservation Project, Emas National Park, Brazil
    Preparing a live Ocelot for releasePreparing a live Pampas Cat for releasePreparing a live Maned Wolf for release
    Report from Dr. Leando Silveira, June 2004:  "Sally and Jen at work. [Up to now, they have been] involved in 13 maned-wolf captures (3 new individuals), 3 pampas-cat and 1 ocelot. They are working on their maned-wolf ecology and conservation project." The captured animals pictured above were examined, tagged, and released to monitor their activity.  Fundo para a Conservação da Onça-Pintada / Jaguar Conservation Fund
    CBU Biology Student Research: List of Examples
  • MIRT: Research Training Opportunity:  The Minority International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate biology students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 15 Jan.
  • Photos from Christian Brothers University Graduation May 2004
    CBU Biology News & Events Archives
    Index of photo pages:  CBU Biology Fun Photos
    CBU's Mu Tau chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society.
    CBU Biology Students' research. CBU Biology Student Research: List of Examples
    Biology Faculty Award and Dominic Dunn Award





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