In Brief

ITD offers new voice menu service

The Information Technology Division (ITD) is now offering a voice menu service to guide customers to the departments or persons with whom they need to speak. Dialing the new number, 727-1111, will result in a list of menus including: hours and services of the computing labs, software distribution, short course registration, the Multimedia Communications Department and other ITD departments; information on the University and hospital network status; and recorded messages offering information on how to report problems, how to get help with mainframes, and communication and application software. If you need to speak with a particular person, the menu service can connect you to that person's department.

MARTA, carpooling seminars scheduled

The Department of Parking and Community Services is sponsoring informational seminars to help faculty and staff learn more about MARTA use and carpooling. Seminars will include speakers from MARTA, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Clean Air Coalition.

"We are looking for ways to encourage employees to experiment with MARTA and carpooling, particularly in time for Clean Commute Week (May 13-17) and during the Olympics (July 19-Aug. 4)," said Cheryle Crumley, assistant director of Community Service/Transportation. "There are a lot of employees here who are interested in these options, but don't feel comfortable trying them until they know more."

Seminars are scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, at noon in Harland Cinema, Dobbs Center; and Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the second floor auditorium, Emory Hospital. At the April 10 seminar, employees are invited to bring their own lunches; sodas and cookies will be provided.

For information on Emory's MARTA and carpooling incentive programs, call Crumley at 727-7638.

Emory buildings receive design awards

Two Emory buildings are among those recognized at a March 21 ceremony as part of the inaugural Design DeKalb Community Design Awards presented by the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission.

Receiving an Award of Excellence was the Carlos Museum, whose 1993 addition and 1987 renovation were designed by renowned architect Michael Graves. The Studio Arts Building, completed in 1995 and uniting Emory's once scattered studio arts programs, received an Award of Recognition.

The panel of judges for the awards program included members of the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission, as well as representatives from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, REL Properties and WXIA television.

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