Josh and Sharon Shipley
Josh and Sharon Shipley spoke and issued certificates at the Peer Counselor Appreciation Luncheon on November 12. Josh is a 2001 graduate of CBU, president of the National Alumni Board, and a member of the CBU Board of Trustees. He is vice president of commercial lending at Independent Bank. Sharon is an alumna of the CBU Class of 2003 and is a portfolio manager in corporate banking at First Tennessee Bank. (photo by Sadie Lisenby)


Dr. Ted Clarke (Physics) and Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) attended the Differential Equations Weekend Conference sponsored by the University of Memphis on November 7. Dr. Becker gave a talk entitled "Uniformly continuous and asymptotically stable solutions of Volterra integro-differential equations."
• Gulf South Conference West Division volleyball coaches voted two Lady Bucs to the All-GSC West Team. Middle hitter Hanna Orendorff ('10) was voted First-Team All-GSC West, while middle hitter Logan Westphal ('13) earned a spot on the Second Team.


Andrew WebberThe M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series will welcome Andrew Webber, president & CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), on November 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Mr. Webber will address the topic of "Health Care Reform: Has Its Time Come?" NBCH, a non-profit, membership organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, represents over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH is dedicated to improving health and transforming healthcare, community by community. Mr. Webber is responsible for overseeing all association activities including value-based purchasing programs, government and external relations, educational programs, member communications and technical assistance, and research and evaluation. A reception for Mr. Webber will be held in the Montesi Executive Center at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to (901) 321-3270 or by November 16.


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• November 27: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
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• November 18: Day Juniors
• November 20: Day Sophomores
• November 24: Day Freshmen
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Dr. Charles KaoDr. Charles Kao, an alumnus of St. Joseph College, a Lasallian secondary school in Hong Kong, has been awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication." Kao, who is known as "The Father of Fiber Optic Communications," was born in Shanghai but left China in 1949 and came with his family to Hong Kong, where he received all his secondary education at St. Joseph. Although he now lives in California, Dr. Kao keeps a house in Hong Kong and is a frequent visitor to his old school. He recently dropped in to present a check for the college building fund. He will be presented with the Nobel Prize in Oslo on December 10.