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Cooper-Wilson (Photo by Dr. Holmes) September 2008
Spring 2009 and Fall 2008 
Archived events are listed in chronological order.

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Cooper-Wilson and Assisi (Photo by Dr. Holmes) September 2008
  • Thursday, 14 May 2009  Baccalaureate Ceremony 7:00 pm in the University Theater
    • Friday, 15 May 2009  Commencement  4:00 pm Desoto Civic Center
    Congratulations to the May 2009 
    CBU School of Sciences Graduates 

    Bachelor of Science/Arts in Science & Mathematics

    Melody Lyn Allensworth ............ Biology
    Andrew Kary Mehdi Assadollahi ............ Mathematics (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Michael Adel Antone ............ Biology
    Isaac Jerome Barr ............ Natural Science
    Scott Christopher Berry ............ Biology
    Ryan Douglas Blankenship ............ Mathematics (Bachelor of Arts) 
    William Gayle Britt ............ Natural Science
    Katelyn Brumfield ............ Natural Science
    Feng Cai ............ Computer Science
    Nakia Marie Chambliss ............ Biology
    Courtney Nicole Colotta ............ Biology
    Stewart Matthew Condren ............ Computer Science (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Daniel Gene Darnell ............ Biology
    Edward Justin Derrick ............ Chemistry
    Antony Gene Eddy ............ Chemistry
    Meghan Beth Foard ............ Natural Science
    Alan Richard Fredericks ............ Biology
    Heather Nicole Gosnell ............ Biology
    Daniel Robert Hess ............ Computer Science (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Danielle Elaine Howell ............ Natural Science
    David Lee Garrett James ............ Computer Science (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Stephanie L. Johnson ............ Biology
    Kyle Steven Jones ............ Computer Science
    Jacqueline Leigh Kalder** ............ Natural Science
    John Daniel Legge ............ Mathematics and Chemistry
    Valencia Danielle Lewis ............ Natural Science
    Adam Konrad Luka ............ Biology
    Erica C. McMorise ............ Biology
    Kevin A. Nuckolls ............ Computer Science
    Stephanie Leigh Parker ............ Biology
    Michelle Diann Paul ............ Biomedical Science
    Jason Porter* ............ Biology
    Teddy Salan* ............ Computer Science (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Madiha Sayani** ............ Natural Science
    Alicia Monique Scarborough ............ Biology
    Hope Brett Shackelford ............ Biology
    Roger Dale Smith ............ Computer Science and Mathematics
    Daniel Joseph Sullivan ............ Natural Science
    Whitney Peirce Torok* ............ Natural Science
    Kelly Jane Towns ............ Biology
    Tuyetdung Ngoc Tran ............ Chemistry
    John Robert Waldorf III ............ Computer Science (also see Undergraduate Engineering)
    Emily Huei-chung Wong ............ Biology
    Ying Ying Wong ............ Biology 

    * Denotes completion of degree requirements in December 2008
    ** Denotes completion of degree requirements in August 2009

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded CBU's Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program $242,208 per year for five years to continue its training of undergraduate and graduate students. The renewal of this grant will fund the MHIRT program at CBU with more than $1.2 million until 2014.
    • Tuesday, 21 April 2009 
    13thAnnual CBU Student Research Poster Session.
    11:00 am -2:00 pm 
    Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge), 2nd floor Thomas Center 
    Dominic Dunn Award Presentation 12:45 PM
    Research Posters on display: 11:00 am – 1:45 pm, Tuesday, 21 April 2009
  • 2009 Poster Session Program
  • 2008 CBU Student Research Poster Session
    2009 CBU School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game
    Tuesday, 7 April 2009   6:30 pm in the Canale Arena Gymnasium. 
    Youth and Vitality?
    Youth & Vitality
    (SOS Students)
    Youth & Vitality   (SOS Students)
    vs.
    Old Age & Deceit  (SOS Faculty & Staff)
    • The time has come to think seriously about the impending Beta Beta BetaYouth and Vitality vs. Age and Deceit volleyball tournament, April 7 at 6:30 pm  (to support the Church Health Center).

    • Yes, students, if you've been fostering a grudge, this is your chance to get even with the CBU faculty/staff who will be doing their darnedest to prevent another debacle like the one that tragically occurred in April of 2008
      It was a stunning defeat for the Aged and Deceitful despite the fact that they were bronzed, toned and ready for anything!  This year they are determined to save face (wrinkled though it may be).   Are you Young and Vital enough to incur the unspeakable wrath of the CBU oldsters?  I think not!  Practices start Tues., 24 March 2009 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Canale gym. Bring your knee pads and an attitude.
      Dr. O. Spikemeister
    • Donations to benefit the Church Health Center
    • Photos from the 2008 Game 
    Old Age and Deceit?
    Old Age & Deceit
    (SOS Faculty)
    2008 Championship Team SOS Charity VolleyballSOS Charity Volleyball 2008
  • Saturday, 4 April 2009    Tennessee Academy of Sciences Collegiate MeetingLink to 2009 CBU at TAS page
  • Some of the participants at the 2009 TAS meeting
  • Wednesday , 1 April 2009   3rd not-quite-annual 2009 CBU Faculty/Staff Talent Show  6:00 pm CBU Theater
  • A Benefit for De La Salle Elementary School.  More than $1,400.00 donated! 

  • The Real Supremes (Beatrice Cain, Karen Conway, Dean of Students, & Mary Ogilvie, Biology): Stop in the Name of Love, Ain’t No Mountain, The Supremes   People's Choice Award Winner!

    Bob Brittingham, Economics, & Linda Brittingham: If I Were a Rich Man, from Fiddler on the Roof  Best Performance Award Winner!
  • Tuesday, 3 March 2009  Biology Seminar Mini-poster Session  12:45 pm  AH 155
  • Photos from the 3 March 2009 Junior Poster Session
  • Pairs of students in Dr. Ogilvie's Biology Seminar course will present posters on a paper of their choice from the primary literature.   
  • 2009 CBU Junior Poster Session
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday,  26 Feb. 2009   Tri-Beta Movie Night   7:00 pm in AH 155
  • Movie:  "Evolution" the comedy and sci-fi blockbuster movie starring David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, and Orlando Jones.
  • Tuesday, 24 February 2009    Annual Beta Beta Beta Induction
  • 6:30 pm in Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall
  • Photos from the February 2009 Beta Beta Beta Induction
  • TriBeta Officers at the Feb 2009 Induction
    Beta Beta Beta at CBU
    beta beta beta is a national biology honor society for undergraduates.
    "Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research."
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Wednesday,  18 Feb. 2009   Tri-Beta Service Project   3:00 pm 
  • Tri-Beta students will be working with  Bro. Rob to make sandwiches for distribution to a local homeless shelter.
  • Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday, 12 February 2009    Darwin's Birthday 200th Anniversary
  • Birthday cake from CBU's 2007 Darwin day celebration
    Galapagos finches pictured on the cake:
    Left: Tower (Genovesa) Is.  Sharp-beaked ground finch (female), Geospiza difficilis, on Opuntia flower. 
    Middle: Cactus ground finch, Geospiza scandens, on Opuntia.   Right: Santa Cruz Is.  Small tree finch, Camarhynchus parvulus.
    Dr. Ross's Galapagos photos of finches
  • Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England on February 12, 1809.
  • The complete works of Charles Darwin online
  • There are many many Web site with great evolution and Darwin information ...
  • Listen to a public radio program "Evolution of Wonder: Understanding Charles Darwin"
  • Here's a four part BBC radio program you can listen to online.  ... talso has links to other great resources.
  • Open University site on Darwin and Evolution:  http://www.open.ac.uk/darwin/
  • Dr. John Whitfield (Evolutionary Biologist and science writer) is blogging as he reads Darwin's Origin of SpeciesHe plans to have posts on each chapter by the 12 Feb. 200th anniversary of Darwin's bithday.
  • Issues in Evolution is a site provided by the AIBS (ActionBioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy).
  • Scientific American (Jan. 2009 issue) has a cover story on "the evolution of evolution" and an editorial on why everyone should learn evolution.
  • pbs has a web site on Evolution and Darwin

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    anti-Darwin cartoon from the 1800s

    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday,  5 Feb. 2009   Tri-Beta Meeting 12:30 pm in CW 105
    • New students are welcome. You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend and participate!
    • Plans for the annual induction of new and promoted members are underway.
    Beta Beta Beta at CBU
    beta beta beta is a national biology honor society for undergraduates.
    "Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research."
    • Mu Tau Chapter Officers for 2008-09:

    • President: Daniel Darnell
      Vice President:  Kristi Prevost 
      Treasurer: Erica McMorise
      Secretary: Anmol Khan
      Historian: Kelly Towns
    • Committee Chairs for 2008-09:

    • Social Chair: Mary Jane Dickey
      Philanthropy: Nicole Bates
      Publicity: Rachel Haag
      Fundraising: [election pending]
      Volleyball: Antony Eddy
      Bowl-a-thon Chair: Caitlin Clay
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
    Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2008:  Monday-Friday, 15-19 December
    • The final exam schedule for the fall term for day classes is available online. 
    • 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. 
  • Wednesday,  3 December 2008   Beta Beta Beta  and ACS Christmas and Holiday Party 6:30 pm in the East Lounge
    • We will eat, sing Christmas carols, and have a fun time.  If you would like to attend and can bring a dish (dinner or dessert), it would be greatly appreciated!  Daniel Darnell, BBB Chapter President (ddarnell@cbu.edu) 
    • New students are welcome.  You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend this party!
    Link to CBU's BBB web page
    Link to CBU's ACS web page
  • Thursday -Friday, 27-28 Nov. 2008   Thanksgiving Break
  • IHappy Thanksgiving!
    Friday, 14 Nov. 2008   Beta Beta Beta  Bowling for Uganda  5:00-7:00 pm
    • BOWL-A-THON FOR UGANDA: The annual Beta Beta Beta Bowl-a-thon for Uganda is Friday evening, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Billy Hardwick All Star Bowling Lanes (1576 S. White Station). 
      • The Bowl-a-Thon supports the Hope North Community in Uganda that shelters and educates Ugandans displaced by the war. This year a new water pump system will need to be installed or Hope North is in danger of being shut down.  It will cost over $5,000 -- BBB's goal is to meet $2,000 of the cost with this event. 
      • Sign up to play by contacting Dr. Mary Ogilvie at mogilvie@cbu.edu by Thursday. The cost for students is $15 per person and $20 each for all others (faculty, alumni, family and guests).  Sponsors above and beyond the entry fee are always welcome.  Bring spouses, friends, and family members for a great time and a great cause. 
    • 2008 Photos:  Caduceus 
    • 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.

     
     


     

    Thursday, 6 Nov. 2008   Health Career Opportunities Fair at CBU!
    • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center
    • Arranged to help CBU students find out about graduate programs in health care.  At the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair representatives of health-related graduate programs will be available to answer your questions about their programs.  This event is anchored by the various schools of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and we expect representatives from other regional universities and from the military scholarship programs.
    • Representatives from the following programs will be on hand to answer questions:
  • For more information contact:  Dr. Stan Eisen (seisen@cbu.edu), Pre-professional Health Programs, CBU
  • Link to CBU's Beta Beta Beta web page

  • Wednesday, 5 Nov. 2008  BBB Interview Workshop 6:30 pm
    • Beta Beta Beta will host the annual mock interview session on 5 Nov. 2008. 
    • If you are a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior CBU student who is 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 Vice President, John Legge jlegge@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.
    • 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 John Legge  jlegge@cbu.edu 
    • Photos from the Sept. 2006 Interview Workshop
    Sept. 2006 BBB Interview Workshop
    BBB Interview Workshops: 
    Be part of the Tradition

    2004 BBB Interview Workshop

    Sept. 2006 BBB Interview Workshop

  • Friday, 31 Oct. 2008.  Halloween
  • Before 31 October...  (specimen, F. Cucurbitaceae)After:  on 31 October.  Happy Halloween!
  • Tuesday, 28 Oct. 2008 Cooper-Wilson and Assisi Hall Ribbon Curring Ceremony 
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony May 2007 Groundbreaking Ceremony May 2007
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday,  9 Oct. 2008   Tri-Beta Meeting 12:30 pm in CW 105
    • Election of Fundraising Chair
    • Order your  T-shirt ($10 each)
    • New students are welcome. You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend and participate!
    Beta Beta Beta at CBU
    beta beta beta is a national biology honor society for undergraduates.
    "Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research."
    • Mu Tau Chapter Officers for 2008-09:

    • President: Daniel Darnell
      Vice President:  Kristi Prevost 
      Treasurer: Erica McMorise
      Secretary: Anmol Khan
      Historian: Kelly Towns
    • Committee Chairs for 2008-09:

    • Social Chair: Mary Jane Dickey
      Philanthropy: Nicole Bates
      Publicity: Rachel Haag
      Fundraising: [election pending]
      Volleyball: Antony Eddy
      Bowl-a-thon Chair: Caitlin Clay
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday,  25 Sept.. 2008   Tri-Beta Meeting 12:30 pm in CW 105
    • New students are welcome. You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend and participate!
    • A short meeting before the guest speaker from St. Louis Univ. 
    Beta Beta Beta at CBU
    beta beta beta is a national biology honor society for undergraduates.
    "Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research."
    • Mu Tau Chapter Officers for 2008-09:

    • President: Daniel Darnell
      Vice President:  John Legge
      Treasurer: Erica McMorise
      Secretary: Anmol Khan
      Historian: Kelly Towns
    • Committee Chairs for 2008-09:

    • Social Chair: Mary Jane Dickey
      Philanthropy: Nicole Bates
      Publicity: Rachel Haag
      Fundraising: Kristi Prevost
      Volleyball: Antony Eddy
      Bowl-a-thon Chair: Caitlin Clay
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday, 25 September St. Louis Univ. programs in Public Health and in Health Admin.
  • 12:45 to 1:45 pm Room CW 105
  • Mr. Bernard Backer, Director of Admissions, St. Louis University School of Public Health
  • “Careers in Public Health and in Health Administration” 
  • Contact Dr. Eisen (seisen@cbu.edu)
  • Monday, 22 September Careers in Chiropractic Medicine 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Mackel Harris, representing Life University of Chiropractic (Atlanta, GA), will be on campus to answer questions and distribute information pertaining to chiropractic in general, and Life University in particular.  Contact Dr. Eisen (seisen@cbu.edu)

    Biology Majors & Health Careers Meeting
    Thursday, 18 Sept 2008  12:45--1:45 p.m.  Room: Spain Aud. (in Buckman Hall)
    Photos from the 2007 Meeting
    Here are some of the topics on the agenda for the meeting....
  • Saturday, 13 Sept. 2008   MHIRT Projects Symposium and 2008 Wrap-up  
    • Photos
      Presentations: 9:00 a.m. -- 1:15 p.m. in Sabbatini lounge, Thomas Center
      • The MHIRT Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2008 projects was held September 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., in Sabbatini (Thomas Center). Students who participated in the 2008 projects from this international research experience presented the results from their summer research. (2008 participants will have a wrap up workshop following the lunch break.)
      • Schedule of Presentations 
      • This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2009 or 2010 to meet with students and find out about the program.  A schedule and abstracts was posted on the MHIRT Web site (contact Julia Hanebrink jhanebri@ cbu.edu) 
      • The presentations are open to all... particularly if you may be interested in applying to participate in MHIRT research in the future.
      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.  MHIRT is a paid internship.  All expenses relative to travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops are paid for and you receive a stipend.   The MHIRT application deadline is 27 Jan. 2009.
    • Contact Dr. Fitzgerald (malinda@cbu.edu) to find out about MHIRT paid research opportunities in Brazil and Uganda for 2009 and 2010!
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
  • Thursday,  11 Sept.. 2008   Tri-Beta Meeting 12:30 pm in CW 105
    • New students are welcome. You do not have to be an official member of tri-Beta to attend and participate!
    • The main agenda items will be the upcoming Beta Beta Beta activities for this semester. 
    • The meeting will include discussion of coordinating activities among Tri-Beta, ACS, and pre-professional health programs.
    Beta Beta Beta at CBU
    beta beta beta is a national biology honor society for undergraduates.
    "Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research."
    • Mu Tau Chapter Officers for 2008-09:

    • President: Daniel Darnell
      Vice President:  John Legge
      Treasurer: Erica McMorise
      Secretary: Anmol Khan
      Historian: Kelly Towns
    • Committee Chairs for 2008-09:

    • Social Chair: Mary Jane Dickey
      Philanthropy: Nicole Bates
      Publicity: Rachel Haag
      Fundraising: Kristi Prevost
      Volleyball: Antony Eddy
      Bowl-a-thon Chair: Caitlin Clay
    Link to CBU's BBB web page.
    Cooper-Wilson and Assisi Hall  25 Aug. 2008: 
    •  Cooper-Wilson is open for lecture classes!  Enjoy the fully furnished second floor study area!  Unless you hear differently from your professor, labs scheduled in Cooper-Wilson will NOT meet for the first week of classes. 
    • Unless you hear differently from your professor, classes scheduled for Assisi Hall will meet in alternative locations for the first week of classes.  Check the signs posted on the doors.  Labs scheduled in Assisi will not meet the first week of classes.  Chemistry labs in Assisi will not meet for the first TWO weeks of classes.  Check you email for information from your professor.
    • Faculty with offices in Cooper-Wilson are almost all now located there.  Salgado, Eisen, and Ross who have offices in Assisi, are still using their temporary offices until computer network access is available in Assisi . 
    • Visit the CBU Flickr album for photos of the Cooper-Wilson Center construction process, June 2007-present. 
  • Fall Registration and Classes
  • Fri.--Sun., 22-24 Aug. 2008:  New Student Orientation 
  • New Student Orientation [2008 information is now available]
  • Monday, 25 August 2008  First Day of Fall Semester Classes
  • Chemistry Placement Exam Information:  The placement exam will be given during the first Chem 113 class meeting, Monday, 25 August.  For more information, contact Dr. Merat (email dmerat@cbu.edu; phone 901-321-4201) 
  • Science Students:  Many science labs do meet the first week (for example, sophomore-level Biology labs will meet).
  • Link to Being a successful student
  • Dr. Scott Adelman (CBU Biology class of '03) is pictured in The Commercial Appeal 
  • Dr. Rick Donlon with Christ Community Health Services talks with residents Peter Law (left), Scott Adelman, and medical student Lisa Holcomb prior to making rounds at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

  • "Christian clinics reach out to the city's poorest neighborhoods" By Morgan Bernal.  Special to The Commercial Appeal.  Wednesday, August 29, 2007
    Photo credit: A.J. Wolfe/The Commercial Appeal
     
  • Dr. Adelman is a resident in the medicine/peds program at UT.
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