Staff Fest '96 is planned for Thursday, May 16, and the planning committee is soliciting ideas for a theme and logo. The theme should emphasize the value of Emory's employees and the festivity of the occasion. The deadline for submitting a theme and/or logo is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The person submitting the winning idea(s) will receive a $25 gift certificate. Submissions should include your name, department and telephone number, and should be sent to Deborah Glenn, Facilities Management. For more information, call Glenn at 727-2110.
The Emory Recycles Steering Committee reminds faculty, staff and students that a large bin for recycling of campus directories and Southern Bell telephone books and Yellow Pages will be available on campus through the end of February. The recycling bin is located on Peavine Creek Drive near Candler Field. Directional signs have been posted at the intersection of Fraternity Row and Peavine Creek Drive.
The amount of telephone books on campus to be recycled next year should decrease because of a policy change in Telecommunications. Because Southern Bell residential directories for 1996 will be delivered only to departments that have requested them, Telecommunications expects to reduce by 20.4 tons the amount of directories delivered to campus offices.
CNNfn, the new 12-hour financial news channel, is not available in homes around Atlanta. But it is available to faculty, staff and students on Emory Television. The channel has been offered since Dec. 29 on Emory's two campus cable systems, Channel 49, the academic system, and Channel 23, the residential system. CNNfn broadcasts original programming from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and CNN International from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. The channel's World Wide Web site, located at <http://www.cnnfn.com/>, includes up-to-date, 24-hour business news and current stock quotes.
Students, faculty, staff and affiliates can now renew library books over the phone by calling 727-5084. Callers must give their name and Social Security number to a staff member from Woodruff Library, who will then renew all books checked out under that name, excluding health science and theology books. If a book cannot be renewed for any reason, the caller will be notified at that time. A letter of renewal, along with new due date information, will be sent to callers via campus mail.
If staff members are busy, callers should leave their name, Social Security number and telephone number on the Circulation Department voice mailbox. Staff will return calls as soon as possible.
Books may be renewed by telephone three times. At the fourth renewal, books must be brought to the Woodruff Library Circulation Desk. After this in-library renewal, renewal over the telephone will be permitted three more times. For more information, contact Nancy Books at 727-6898.
The Woodruff Library Reference Department has a new e-mail address and is encouraging users outside the building to use e-mail for asking reference questions. Messages will be checked three times a day (Monday-Friday) with a goal of responding within 24 hours. Reference questions may be sent via your e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Former State Sen. Cathy Steinberg, a Democratic candidate for the 4th congressional district in this fall's elections, will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the President's Commission on the Status of Women.
The dinner will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Cox Hall Ballroom. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $16 for faculty and staff, and $8 for students. A cash bar will be available.
Reservations with a check payable to "Emory University, PCSW" should be sent to Martha Talbott, ITD, third floor, North Decatur Building, before Friday, Feb. 9.