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Final Exam Schedule for Spring 2006:  Wed.-Fri., 3-5 May and Mon.-Tues., 8-9 May 2006.
  • The final exam schedule for the spring term for day classes is available online at: http://www.cbu.edu/Academics/registrar/Spring2006Exams.html
  • Exams will be held in the room where the class normally meets unless a specific room is noted.
  • First, look in the "Exam Groups" 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. 
  • Thursday, 20 April 2006    Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 pm S214
  • Last meeting of the Semester.. honoring the graduating seniors and incoming officers. Photos!
    • Tuesday, 17 April 2007 
    11th Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session.
  • 2006 Poster Session Program and Photos
  • 2005 CBU Student Research Poster Session

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    CBU Biology Student Survival Tips
    Do you need a tutor for a CBU science course?  Beta Beta Beta students offer a tutoring service.  CBU's chapter of Beta Beta Beta may be able to help you contact a tutor for CBU  science courses. 
    Tutor's name email Subject(s)
    Melissa Hines mhines@cbu.edu Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology Course
    Emily Defur edefur@cbu.edu Any Biology Course
    Michael Herr mherr@cbu.edu Freshman Biology, Freshman Chemistry, Pre-calc
    Rebekkah Griffith rgriffit@cbu.edu Any Biology Course
    Ashley Miller amiller@cbu.edu Any Biology Course, Freshman Chemistry
    Paula Cerrito pcerrito@cbu.edu Organic, Biochemistry, Biology
    Reena Patel rspatel@cbu.edu Any Biology Course
    Priya Patel pupatel@cbu.edu Chemistry, Math
    Jeremy Hunt jthunt@cbu.edu Algebra
    Ashley Prevost aprevost@cbu.edu  Math (up to Calc III) and Organic Chemistry
    BBB Tutors list updated 28 Oct. 2005
      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. 

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  • Thursday, 6 April 2006    Beta Beta Beta Meeting  1:00 pm S214
  • Election of Chapter officers for 2006-07
  • Wednesday 5 April 2006   Annual Beta Beta Beta Induction
  • 6:30 pm Spain Aud., Buckman Hall.
  • Photos from the April 2006 Beta Beta Beta Induction
  • Saturday, 1 April 2006   2nd Annual CBU Faculty/Staff Talent Show
  • A Benefit for De La Salle Elementary School
  • Photos and Program for the 2006 Talent Show
  • Below:  The 2006 Talent Show raised  more than $1,700 to benefit De La Salle Elementary School

    Kriangsiri Malasri and Siripong Malasri (Engineering) 
    Blessed Journey, Violin and Guitar Duet
    People's Choice Award

    Brothers in Harmony: Bros. Joel McGraw, Phil Jones, John Johnston, Ignatius Brown 
    The Old Songs/Down Our Way, Little Liza Medley, Irish Blessing
    Best Group Performance Award

    Bob Brittingham (Economics)
    Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of My Rest, Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe
    Best Individual Performance Award
  • Thursday 30 March 2006    Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 pm in S214
  • This meeting will include planning for the Induction of new Associate and Full members and Promotion of qualified Associate Members to Full (honor society) membership.
  • If you qualify for Associate or Full membership in BBB, you probably have received an invitation to join.  If you think you qualify and you did not receive a letter, please contact Jennifer Hendrick jhendric@cbu.edu
  • The Induction ceremony will be Wed., 6 April 2006 in Spain Aud. (Buckamn Hall). 
  • Thurs. 30 March - Sat. 1 April 2006    Beta Beta Beta SE Regional Convention
  • Gatlinburg, TN, hosted by Univ of Tenn/Knoxville  (Dr. Don Roush, University of North Alabama, email: dhroush@una.edu)
  • Email jhendric@cbu.edu if you are interested in presenting a poster or powerpoint
  • CBU School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game
    Date 21 March 2006  6:00 pm in the Canale Arena Gymnasium. 
    The traditional rivalry continues!
    Youth and Vitality?
    Youth & Vitality
    (SOS Students)
    • Youth & Vitality (Students) vs. Old Age & Deceit (Faculty & Staff): 
      • Donations to benefit the Church Health Center
      • Photos from the 2006 Game 
      • Faculty Team Roster: Dr. Johnny Holmes, Ms. Cathy Carter, Dr. John Varriano, Ken Massa, Bro. Fancisco Martin, Dr. Max Maloney and Dr. Tracie Burke.
      • Student Team Roster:  Students from Beta Beta Beta and ACS
      • So far the event has raised $600 to benefit the Church Health Center !
    Old Age and Deceit?
    Old Age & Deceit
    (SOS Faculty)
    SOS Charity Volleyball 2006SOS Charity Volleyball 2006
  • Saturday, 18 March 2006    Tennessee Academy of Sciences Collegiate MeetingLink to 2005 TAS @ CBU page
    • The West Tennessee Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences met at U.T. Memphis in the General Education Building starting at  8:00 am. 
  • Thursday, 16 March 2006    Beta Beta Beta Meeting  12:30 pm S214
  • Thursday, 2 March 2006    Beta Beta Beta Study Break  12:30 pm Science Bldg. Biology Hallway (2nd floor)
  • Saturday, 25 Feb. 2006  Science Olympiad 
    • The CBU School of Sciences hosts the local Science Olympiad at CBU on Saturday, February 25. Ten teams from ten schools (five middle schools and five high schools) are participating, bringing about 150 students to campus. 
    • We are sponsoring 28 events, 14 in each division. There are some events where teams have been building something (wooden vehicles, robots, bridges, towers, trebuchets, etc.) and will bring them for testing. Other events involved identification, answering of questions, or performing experiments. 
    • The two schools with the two highest results in each division will be awarded a place in the state competition on April 1. This is CBU's first year hosting the Olympiad. 
    • Contact:  Br. John Monzyk  (email jmonzyk@cbu.edu)
  • Tuesday, 21 February 2006  Biology Seminar Mini-poster Session  1:00-2:00 pm in S153
  • Pairs of students in Dr. Ogilvie's Biology Seminar course will present posters on a paper of their choice from the primary literature.   
  • 2005 CBU Student Research Poster Session
  • Tuesday, 14 February 2006  Biology Seminar  1:00 pm in S153 
    • Manny Patel (Biol '05), UTCHS School of Medicine, 

    • “Refugee Health and Human Rights Disparities in Northern Uganda
    • Spring 2006 Biology Seminar Schedule
    This is the T-Shirt design for the 2002 cohort of MIRT students and mentors.

  • Thursday, 26 January 2006    Beta Beta Beta Meeting followed by Air Force Scholarship Presentation12:30 pm S214
  • Tri-Beta Meeting:   New students are welcome. You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this meeting!
  • Sergeant Nicole Greenwood will give a special luncheon presentation on health-related scholarships offered by the United States Air Force.  The presentation will be in S214, starting at 1:00 p.m., immediately after the Beta Beta Beta meeting.
  • United States Air Force Medical Scholarship Program
  • For more information on the Air Force presentaion, contact Dr. Eisen at seisen@cbu.edu , or by phone, 321-3447 

  • Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2005:  Monday-Friday, 12-16 December
    • The final exam schedule for the fall term for day classes is available online at: http://www.cbu.edu/Academics/registrar/Fall2005Exams.html. 
    • One-page exam schedule (MSWord to print)
    • Exams will be held in the room where the class normally meets unless a specific room is noted.
    • First, look in the Exam Groups" 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. 
    •  Fall Exam Final Schedule (CBU Registar)
  • Thursday, 8 December 2005   Beta Beta Beta  and ACS Christmas and Holiday Party 
  • 6:00 pm in the East Lounge
  • We will eat, sing Christmas carols, and have a fun time.   If you are going to come, please bring a side dish, dessert, or drinks.  Please email and let us know what you are going to bring, and if you are planning to attend.
  • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this party!

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  • Thursday, 1 December 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 pm in S214 
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this meeting!
  • Thursday -Friday, 24-25 Nov. 2005   Thanksgiving Break
  • IHappy Thanksgiving!
    Friday, 18 Nov. 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Bowling for Uganda  7:00-9:00pm at All Star Lanes
    • Photos from Bowling for Uganda
    • Tri-Beta has organized a campus-wide fund raiser to benefit a village in Uganda.

    • “Bowling for Uganda” 7:00-9:00pm Friday, 18 November 2005 at All Star Lanes ($13.00 for unlimited games and shoes)
    • As reported in the 5 Dec. 2005 issue of CBU Connection"Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, would like to thank everyone who participated in their "Bowling for Uganda" bowl-a-thon on November 18. The event was a great success, raising money for Hope North, a camp for internally displaced people in Uganda. The winning teams in the bowl-a-thon were from Kappa Sigma, 1st place (pictured in the online edition); Tau Kappa Epsilon, 2nd place; and the School of Science Faculty, 3rd Place. Tri-Beta especially thanks vice president Jennifer Hendrick, who planned and coordinated the event, and treasurer Christina Brown, who provided invaluable support. Proceeds from the bowl-a-thon will go to build a house at Hope North, which will be called the 'CBU Home' and have the names of all of the participating organizations and teams painted on the wall."
    • Ending Poverty Through Enterprise:  Raising Funds for Hope North, an Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Uganda
      • Hope North is a remote village in Uganda and is commonly referred to as a self-sustainable internally displaced people’s camp, created as the result of a civil war in Uganda.  The Acholi people have been the targets of this war, in which their own children have been abducted by the “Lord’s Resistance Army” and then forced to kill their own kinfolk.  The U.N. and many other non-profit organizations have set up camps in Uganda in hopes of protecting many of the displaced Acholi people.  These camps are overcrowded and have been infiltrated by many diseases such as Typhoid, Malaria, and now most commonly Cholera. These are only a few of the numerous challenges that the villages face.
    • HOW CAN WE HELP?
      • Tri Beta is planning a campus-wide Bowl-A-Thon.  We are asking each club to form at least one team of five or six people.  Everyone else in your organization is encouraged to support your team by donating or raising money.  Each team will go head-to-head with the other clubs on campus in a fun evening of bowling for a good cause.  Prizes will be given to the organizations that raise the most money and bowl the highest score. 

      • Our goal is to raise $2000 in order to build a house for one of these camps in Uganda.  With your help, this can be done!
    • If you are interested, please contact:  Christie Spencer (Tri Beta President) cspencer@cbu.edu or Jennifer Hendrick (Tri Beta Vice President) jhendric@cbu.edu

  • Monday, 14 November 2005   Beta Beta Beta St. Jude Tour leave CBU at 12:15 pm.
    • Tri Beta is offering you the opportunity to tour St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This "behind the scenes" tour will be given Monday, November 14. We will meet on the biology floor and leave at 12:15. 
    • If you are interested in this tour, the sign up sheet is in the resource room (S213) on the biology floor, or you can email Christie Spencer (cspencer@cbu.edu) or Jennifer Hendrick (jhendric@cbu.edu).
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Betato attend this tour!

  • Thursday, 10 November 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 pm in S214 
    • Guest:   Dr. Hastings - Urologist
    • Planning for the "Bowling for Uganda" fundraiser.
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this meeting!

  • 2-5 Nov. 2005  CBU MHIRT Students Present their research at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Atlanta
  • Photos from the trip
  • Four CBU students and one student from U. of Memphis traveled to Atlanta with Dr. Fitzgerald to present their MHIRT Research in poster sessions at the 2005 ABRCMS 
    • Christina Brown.  Mentor Dr. Bonald Figueiredo.  Center for Molecular Genetics and cancer research in children, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.  "Newborn genotyping for TP53 R337H in Southern Brazil where it is responsible for almost all cases of childhood adrenocortical carcinoma." 
    • Jennifer  Paxson.   Mentor: Dr. Maria Marques. Universidade Federal de Sata Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil  "Effects of Cadmium exposure on the GST activity and HSP-70 levels in the gills of the mangrove oyster, Crassostrea rhizophorae." Brazil travel photos from Jennifer Paxson.
    • Reena Patel and Bob Dalsania.   Mentors: Dr. Raquel Pires, Dr. Claudio Toledo and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald.  City University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil and Christian Brothers University   "Intraspecies differences in the expression of the AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the nucleus of Edinger-Westphal of chick embryos and young chicks."
    • Annette Diggs.   (U. of Memphis) Mentor:  Dr. Antonio P. Carobrez.  Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina  "Anxiolytic effects of Beta-adrenergic blockers are mediated by the brain but not periphery" 
    • The Minority Health International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate and graduate students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 17 Jan. 2006.
    • Reena Patel and Bob Dalsania at the CBU 2005 MHIRT SymposiumReena Patel and Bob Dalsania at the CBU 2005 MHIRT SymposiumAnnettte Diggs at the CBU 2005 MHIRT Symposium
    Jennifer Brown and Dr. Fitzgerald at the CBU 2005 MHIRT Symposium
    Jennifer Paxson at the CBU 2005 MHIRT Symposium
    • Monday, 31 Oct. 2005.  Halloween
    Before...  (specimen, F. Cucurbitaceae)After:  31 October.  Happy Halloween!
    Drs. Fitzgerald, Ogilvie, and Welch (Halloween 2005)Dr. Holmes (Halloween 2005)Drs. Burke and Ogilvie (Halloween 2005)
  • Brother Edward Salgado published a paper on "Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Philippine ferns II:  Three new names in Asplenium" in Edinburgh Journal of Botany 61(2&3):185-195 (2005). 

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  • Related publications include: 
  • Salgado, E.  2004.  Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Philippine ferns II: Three new names in AspleniumEdinburgh Journal of Botany 61(2-3): 185-195.
  • Salgado, A. Edward.  2003. Asplenium ofeliae (Aspleniaceae), a New Species from Luzon, Philippines. American Fern Journal 93(4): 191-195
  • Salgado, AE. 1996. Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Philippine ferns. I. The identity of Asplenium anisodontum C. Presl (Aspleniaceae). Edinb. J. Bot. 53: 271--274, illus. 

  • Thursday, 27 October 2005   Beta Beta Beta  Meeting  12:30 pm in S214 
    • Guest:   Marvin Stockwell,  Public Relations and Communication Coordinator for the Church Health Center
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this meeting!
    • 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

    Thursday, 6 Oct. 2005   Health Career Opportunities Fair at CBU!
  • Fri. 30 Sept. -- Sat., 1 Oct. 2005 Tour d'Esprit to benefit Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    • CBU's Tri-Beta students will be assisting at the 24-Hour Tour d'Esprit at Holy Spirit Church in East Memphis Friday, 30 Sept. through Saturday, 1 Oct. 2005.
    • To participate in the Tour d'Esprit:   As CBU's chapter of tri-Beta continues our long-time support for the Haiti Medical Mission, we would like to gather as many volunteers and race participants as possible. In years past, we have had many students and faculty members participate in this event and we want this year to be no different.  Please stop by the Biology Resource Room (S213) and sign either the Volunteer Sign-up List or the Participant Sign-up List to participate in this fun and worthy event.  For questions about Tri-Beta's participation in this worthy cause, contact Tri-Beta's Community Service Chair, Steven L. Moore (email smoore@cbu.edu). 
    • Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.
    CBU Students volunteer for Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page

  • Wednesday, 28 Sept. 2005  BBB Interview Workshop
    • Photos from the 28 Sept. 2005 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.  Contact tri-Beta chapter V.P, Jennifer Hendrick (jhendric@cbu.edu)
    • 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 Wednesday, 28 September.
    • 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 Jennifer Hendrick  (jhendric@cbu.edu).
    2004 BBB Interview Workshop
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    2004 BBB Interview Workshop

    2004 BBB Interview Workshop

  • Saturday, 17 Sept. 2005   MHIRT Projects Symposium and 2005 Wrap-up  Photos from the 2005 Symposium
    • Presentations:  9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. in room S153
      • Schedule of presentations
      • MHIRT students presented their summer 2005 research results and shared their experiences in Uganda and Brazil.  (RSVP to Dr. Fitzgerald to attend the luncheon.)
      • Contact Dr. Fitzgerald (malinda@cbu.edu) to find out about MHIRT paid research opportunities in Brazil and Uganda for 2006!
    • The Minority Health International Research Training grant to CBU supports undergraduate and graduate students who are selected to join summer research projects in Brazil and Uganda.  The application deadline is 17 Jan. 2006.

    • Jenny Bernard and jaguar (MHIRT Brazil, July 2005)
      Jenny Bernard with a jaguar in the Pantanel in July 2005  (from Caduceus)
    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
    Tuesday, 13 Sept. 2005   CBU Health Fair!
    • The CBU Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., along the breezeways in the Buckman Quad and in the Thomas Center Conference Room. 
    • Lunch will be served outdoors, weather permitting. (Rain locations are the Thomas Center Conference Room and the East Lounge.) 
    • Participants will include Walgreen’s Pharmacy, American Red Cross, Natural Family Planning Center of the Diocese of Memphis, Life Choices, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program, Church Health Center, Memphis Alcohol and Drug Council, UT Academy of Student Pharmacists, and others. 
    • Massage therapists will offer free neck and shoulder massages, and Mid-South Chiropractic will offer body mass index and nerve and muscle scans. 
    • The Shot Nurse will be available for free blood pressure screening; wellness information; and fee-for-service vaccinations, vitamin shots, and blood work (visit www.shotnurse.com for more details regarding these and other services). 
  • Thursday, 8 September 2005   12:30 pm in S214 Beta Beta Beta  Meeting
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this meeting!
    • Students who participated in the MHIRT program will be speaking about their summer research experience in Brazil and Uganda. 
    • Announcements about Beta Beta Beta activities planned for this semester:  zoo field trip, the club fair, and our annual bake sale. 
    • Associate and Full Members:  Chapter dues ($5.00) to Christina Brown
    • 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

    Biology Majors & Health Careers Meeting
    Thursday, 1 September 2005  12:45 p.m.  Room S153
    Photos from the 2005 Meeting
    Here are some of the topics on the agenda for the meeting....
    Fall 2005 Welcome and Welcome Back!
  • Fall Registration and Classes
  • The Biology Major paradigm and Checksheet 
  • CBU Online Class Schedule
    • 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
      • Science Students:  Many science labs do meet the first week (for example, sophomore-level Biology labs will meet).
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    Photos from Christian Brothers University Graduation May 2005
    Archives CBU Biology News & Events
    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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