The Emory Housestaff Alliance, composed of the spouses of medical residents, will host the 15th annual "Dare to Care" auction on March 9 in WHSCAB. The evening will include a buffet and open bar, door prizes and an auction of more than 100 items including an eight-day, seven-night stay in the Bahamas, resort packages, golf packages, gift certificates and autographed baseballs. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase wheelchairs for Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital at Grady Hospital. Tickets are $12; for more information call Mary Ann Hardman at 770/414-0656.
In observance of National Nutrition Month, the Employee Assistance & Wellness Program and Emory Hospital Food and Nutrition Services are offering free guided supermarket tours for all faculty, staff and students on Monday, March 11, from 7 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, from 11 a.m. - noon. The tours will be held at the Toco Hills Kroger. Dietetic interns will conduct group tours and will provide participants with recommendations on how to select better and healthier products while shopping. Participants also will receive information on the food guide pyramid and on how to read nutrition labels. For further information or to register, call the Employee Assistance & Wellness Program at 727-9355.
Delores Aldridge, the Grace Towns Hamilton Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, was one of six recipients of a Governor's Award in the Humanities for 1996. Gov. Zell Miller presented the awards during a luncheon ceremony Feb. 20.
The Governor's Awards in the Humanities honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated creative leadership and exceptional effectiveness in increasing understanding of the humanities disciplines in Georgia. In 1971, Aldridge became the first African American woman to join the Emory faculty, and initiated Emory's Black Studies program, the first degree-granting program of its kind in the South. In 1990, Emory created the Hamilton Chair to honor her efforts.
Ali Crown, director of the Women's Center, has been appointed interim chair of the new Women's Center Division of the National Association for Women in Education (NAWE), an 80-year-old professional organization dedicated to providing support for women educators through programs, services, publications and advocacy. Crown will serve a one-year term for the division, recently created by NAWE, participating in program planning and in the development of workshops and projects.
Volunteers are needed to work on the Emory-Morehouse Habitat for Humanity home during spring break. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12-13, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., volunteers will continue the ongoing construction of a three-bedroom home being built by students, staff and faculty of Emory and Morehouse College. No skills are required. The deadline for registration is March 6. Call 727-7475.
The physical education department is seeking volunteers to serve as timers on the pool deck during the NCAA Division national swimming and diving championships, to be hosted by Emory March 14-16 and March 21-23. Each meet consists of three morning and three evening sessions. Morning sessions are 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; evening sessions are 7-10 p.m. Minimum age for volunteers is 14. For more information or to volunteer, contact Scott Murphy at 727-5615.