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Alternative Spring Break Pancake Breakfast

Do you love delicious, golden pancakes? Alternative Spring break (ASB) will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday (February 5) at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. What better way to fuel up for the Super Bowl!

Tickets are $7 ($5 for students), and are available at the door or in the office of Campus Ministry (OM-206).  All ticket proceeds will go directly to help cover costs for students participating in ASB. For more information, contact Alex Snow at or Ext. 2189.

Submitted by:  Alex Snow, campus ministry intern

Singers Needed for Cantio Sacra

Cantio Sacra, the college’s choral group, is looking for new members. Cantio Sacra meets each Wednesday from 1 – 1:50 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. The group sings at college functions, such as Celebration of Service, and has a varied repertoire. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and neighbors are welcome. So, if your New Year’s resolution was to add stress release to your week, consider joining Cantio Sacra. Contact Kathleen Keenan-Takagi at Ext. 2226 or if you have questions.

Submitted by:  Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, adjunct professor, fine arts

Soup with Substance Series Celebrates Dr. Martin. Luther King, Jr. (February 1)

Craig D. Rogers, PhD, associate professor, economics & finance, presents “Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Transformative Challenge of King’s Legacy and our Future” this Wednesday (February 1) from 12 – 12:45 p.m. in Regis South. Soup and beverages will be served courtesy of Chartwell’s Dining Service. All are welcome to attend. Rogers will speak for 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute question and answer period.

Submitted by:  Joe Van Volkenburg, assistant to the director, campus ministry

Retirement Reception for Irene Ehde (February 2)

After more than 27 years of service, Irene Ehde, administrative associate in ITS, will retire on Friday (February 3). An informal reception for her will be held Thursday (February 2) from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room in the Winter Student Center. All are invited to stop by to wish her well.

Submitted by:  Joel A. Cohen, PhD, associate vice president, library and information services

First Physics Cafe of the New Semester (January 30)

All are invited to the first Physics Cafe of the Spring 2012 semester by Daniel Ramsey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at UB, on Monday (January 30) in Horan-O’Donnell 103 at 3 p.m. The Physics Cafe is an informal meeting to learn about and discuss topics in Physics and Engineering.

The title of the lecture is, “Introduction to Mechanical, Neuromuscular and Anatomical Assessment of Human Movement.” Ramsey’s expertise is in biomechanical analysis of normative and aberrant gait mechanics. At UB, he is studying the local biomechanical factors in degenerative joint disease and disability. In addition, he examines which rehabilitative strategies can mediate chronic pain, improve knee function and stability, and normalize walking. In his talk, he will discuss the instruments and analysis in quantifying human movement.

Submitted by:  Michael Wood, PhD, assistant professor, physics