In Brief

Nominations sought for Brittain Award

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the Marion Luther Brittain Award, the University's highest student award. Given each year at commencement, the Brittain Award is presented to a graduating student from any division of the University who is considered to have performed the most "significant, meritorious and devoted service to the University." Nominees should be students who either graduated in fall 1995 or will graduate this spring.

Nominations are due Friday, March 22, in the Office of Campus Life, 401 Dobbs Center, or may be sent via campus mail to Drawer PP.

Women's Commission seeks nominations

The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) invites faculty and staff to submit nominations for PCSW membership for 1996-97.

Open positions for next year include: four undergraduates, two graduate students, two professional students, four faculty members and two staff members. Students serve one-year terms, while faculty and staff serve three years.

Nomination forms are available at the Women's Center, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Campus Life office. Nominations are due by Thursday, March 7. For more information, call Mary Ellen McClellan at 727-0253.

168 student-athletes on Dean's List

For the eighth consecutive semester, Emory has set a new record for the number of student-athletes on the Dean's List. Last fall, 168 student-athletes achieved a semester grade point average of 3.31 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Last fall was the 12th time in the past 13 semesters that Emory placed at least 40 percent of its student-athletes on the Dean's List.

Of the 15 varsity teams, 14 had cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. The women's cross country squad led the way with a 3.40 GPA, placing 13 of its 20 players on the Dean's List. Next was women's volleyball at 3.39, with 12 of its 19 players on the Dean's List. Women's tennis had a team GPA of 3.34 with six of 11 players on the Dean's List.

Nursing students garner awards

At the recent statewide convention of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students, Emory nursing students won four awards: Debra Briese was named member of the year; Susan Ward won the leadership award; Nicole Lescota's school scape book won an award; and the nursing school was given the Community Service Award, which is one of the association's most prestigious awards. The Senior Innovative Projects were a large part of meeting the criteria for the award. In addition, Kim Norman was elected to the organization's board of directors, responsible for recruitment of new members.

Sims named Coach of the Year

Women's basketball coach Myra Sims has been named the state college Coach of the Year by the Georgia Women's Intersport Network. Sims was recognized for leading the Eagles to a 21-6 record last season and the "Sweet 16" round of the NCAA Division III national tournament. Emory was ranked in the top 15 nationally by three basketball publications, was ranked No. 1 in the region by the NCAA for the first time ever, and had its best finish ever in the conference. Sims also has been named this year's state female Coach of the Year by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Last month, Sims recorded the 100th victory of her college coaching career.

PCSM holding essay contest

As part of the February celebration of Black History Month, the President's Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has announced an essay contest open to all members of the University community. The theme for the essays is "Building Community." Essayists may focus on building community at Emory, in Atlanta or in larger communities. Three or four $100 prizes will be awarded. Essays should be submitted by Feb. 15 to PCSM, c/o Pat Marsteller, Biology Department. Include your name, affiliation and status (undergraduate, graduate student, faculty or staff).

Competitive swimming instruction available

The Emory Community Swimming Team, a program run by swimming coach Peter Smith and 1995 NCAA National Swimmer Julie Sullivan, provides an opportunity for children ages 7-14 to receive competitive swimming instruction during the winter. The program runs through April. The team works out in the P.E. Center pool each Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. and on every other Saturday. For more information, contact Smith at 727-4081.

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