Alumni Weekend Schedule and Information Announced

Alumni Weekend
October 5-8, 2006

Thursday, October 5

6:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary of Engineering at CBU Dinner, East Lounge, Thomas Center, CBU
Come celebrate this historic milestone in the life of your alma mater. Chris Singer ’83, co-deputy director of the engineering directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will speak. Cocktail Attire

Friday, October 6

2:30 p.m. Memphis Mojo Tour, departs from Blues City Café at the corner of 2nd & Beale Streets
Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul aboard the vintage 1959 bus, “Miss Clawdy,” and see Beale Street, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum. Led by talented Memphis musicians who’ll captivate you with their own blend of story and song. 80-minute tour.

4 p.m.-6 p.m. Open House in St. Benilde Hall, CBU
Relive your days in the lab! Drop by for refreshments, tours and student demonstrations in CBU’s renovated engineering lab space.

5 p.m.-7 p.m. Class of 1956 Golden Graduate Dinner, President’s Dining Room, Barry Hall, CBU
Hosted by Brother Louis Althaus.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. World of Beers Opening Night Reception
Boshwit Courtyard, CBU
It’s a hit! Celebrate with your buddies at the 2nd Annual World of Beers Opening Night Reception then head to Earnestine & Hazel’s for more great fun. Casual Attire

9 p.m.-Midnight Suds & Soul Burgers at Earnestine & Hazel’s
$25 gets you unlimited beer, wine, and as many mouth-waterin’ Soul Burgers as you eat to keep you dancing to the best jukebox in town.

Saturday, October 7

10 a.m. Alumni Co-Ed Volleyball Game
> Rozier Hall Sand Volleyball Court
Get a little sand in your shorts and work up an appetite for some BBQ.

11 a.m. Alumni Co-Ed Basketball Game
Canale Arena
Bask in the glow of Bucs past and relive the glory days of games against Union.

12 noon-3 p.m. CBU Family Festival
Nolan Field, behind Thomas Center, CBU
Join the CBU Community for a family picnic featuring some inflatable fun sure to delight the kids and music sure to delight you. Enjoy the food, cold beverages, and stories throughout the event. Reunion Class photos will be taken at 1:30 p.m. Children 12 and under are free.

1 p.m. Alumni Co-Ed Softball Game
Bland Field
Take me out to the ballgame! Bring some peanuts & crackerjacks and we guarantee a good time.

Alumni Co-Ed Soccer Games VS the University of Memphis Alumni
Signaigo Field, CBU
2 p.m. Under-30 Game
4 p.m. Over-30 Game

5 p.m.-6 p.m. CBU International Alumni Reception
Stritch Lounge, CBU
Hosted by Brother Tim McNary
Join current international students to share your memories of your time at CBU, update everyone on what you’re doing now, and meet new friends from the decades of international students at CBU.

7 p.m.-11 p.m. President’s Alumni Dinner
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Avenue
Join Brother President Vincent Malham, FSC, ’54 for an evening of fabulous food and music. Enjoy the company of other alumni in the beautiful space at ANF Architects, as well as an exhibition by local artists Bob Eoff and Laurie Samuels. Eat, drink and be merry! Cocktail Attire

Sunday, October 8

11 a.m. Catholic Mass
De La Salle Chapel
Celebrate Mass in honor of past, present, and future students and alumni of CBU.

12 noon Alumni Awards & Brunch with the Brothers
Stritch Gardens
Cap off the weekend honoring our 2006 award recipients in the lovely gardens surrounding the Brothers residence. Enjoy a champagne toast and bid farewell to old and new friends.

Hotel Information


Doubletree Hotel (downtown, across from AutoZone Park)
185 Union Avenue
(901) 528.1800
$139 Block Rate for CBU Alumni Weekend

Holiday Inn Hotel (University of Memphis)
3700 Central Avenue
(800) 465.4329
$119 Block Rate for CBU Alumni Weekend

Fogelman Center (University of Memphis)
330 Innovation Drive
(901) 678.5410
$80 Block Rate for CBU Alumni Weekend
**Reservations must be made by September 21 for block rates**

2006 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus

Father Scott Binet, M.D., OSCam ‘85
Fr. Scott Binet is a physician and ordained priest of the Order of St. Camillus. As coordinator of the Camillian Task Force (CTF), Father Binet runs the international relief effort that responds as teams to national and man-made disasters around the world. CTF offers a pastoral presence and professional healthcare competence to help the poor and the sick in slums and refugee camps and during epidemics, earthquakes, floods, plagues, drought and the consequences of armed conflict.

Distinguished Young Alumnus

Chris Kane ’00, MBA ‘01
Chris Kane is an attorney with Adams and Reese, New Orleans. In 2005, Kane founded Desire NOLA, a not-for-profit designed to assist small business recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastation. In addition to his work with Desire NOLA, Kane serves on the Algiers Economic Development Foundation Advisory Board, the New Orleans Youth Recreation Advisory Committee, and the Young Leadership Council.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Brother Robert J. Staub
Br. Robert Staub has given nearly 67 years of his life in service as a Christian Brother. Brother Robert came to Memphis in 1950 to teach for both the high school and junior college divisions of Christian Brothers College. Known as a tough but fair professor, Brother Robert also served in a variety of roles around campus from school photographer to dorm prefect, to name a few. A tireless advocate for environmental causes, his commitment to this community extends beyond the borders of our school to Memphis and the greater environmental world.

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