Costly but worth it
Emory was ranked as the 17th best value out of 109 schools that charge more than $18,000 in tuition and fees by Money magazine. The September issue of Money contains the 1997 college guide which identifies schools that deliver the highest quality education for the tuition they charge. The magazine arrived at its value ratings by comparing 16 measures of educational quality, such as student selectivity, faculty and institutional resources and graduation rates, with each college's sticker-price tuition and fees.

Library copiers converted to EmoryCard
During the next two months, copy machines and microform printers in the Woodruff, Candler and Chemistry libraries will be converted to the EmoryCard system. Anyone with an EmoryCard will be able to make photocopies and microfilm prints using funds in an EmoryCard account. Woodruff and Candler Libraries will have two EmoryCard automatic deposit machines, which can be used to deposit cash to an EmoryCard account. For departments with copy cards that are charged to FAS accounts, departmental cards will be issued that can only be used for copying in the General Libraries. These cards will function as credit cards, and departments will be billed monthly for the copies made using the card. For the next two months, some copiers will continue to use the old General Libraries copy cards so that the money deposited in advance for these cards can be used. Eventually, all equipment will be converted to EmoryCard.

Candler is site for UCC's first national teleconference
The Candler School of Theology will serve as a downlink site for the United Church of Christ's first national teleconference, "Freedom of Conscience and the Radical Religious Right." The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon-4:30 p.m. in 311 Bishops Hall. The conference will focus on putting faith into action through elections and the political process. Participants also will consider the biblical and theological foundations for differing views on various issues and the Christian vocation of helping to shape public policy. The event will begin with a brown bag lunch and orientation session from noon-1 p.m., continue with the telecast from 1-2:30 p.m., and finish with discussion, planning and strategizing from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For reservations call Nan Wright at (404) 607-1993.

Aquinas Center visiting professor arrives
Rev. Philip Kennedy will be a visiting professor at the Aquinas Center of Theology this fall. Kennedy, who is from Melbourne, Australia, will teach courses in the Candler School of Theology and in the Department of Religion. He will also give the annual Thomas Aquinas Lecture in early December and be involved in community outreach programs at various churches. Kennedy, a Dominican friar, holds four academic degrees, including a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Melbourne. His Ph.D. in theology is from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He teaches each spring for Blackfriars at Oxford University.

Johns to address health sciences community
Woodruff Health Sciences Center faculty, staff and administration are invited to gather at four different sites on Monday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. to hear the first "State of the Health Sciences Center" address by Michael M.E. Johns, executive vice president for Health Affairs and director of the Health Sciences Center. Johns will speak in the WHSCAB Auditorium, but his talk will be broadcast simultaneously to the Emory Hospital Auditorium, Glenn Auditorium at Crawford Long Hospital and the Steiner Building Auditorium at Grady Hospital. Those in attendance at the off-campus sites will be able to ask questions following Johns' address by teleconference. A reception on the WHSCAB Plaza will follow.

Two 1995 graduates receive NCAA scholarships
Two Emory student-athletes have been awarded NCAA postgraduate scholarships for women's at-large sports. Laura Helton of Raleigh, N.C., and Laurie Speed of Signal Mountain, Tenn., were among the 23 NCAA Division III athletes in the nation to receive $5,000 scholarships for graduate school. Helton graduated in May with a 3.89 GPA as a double major in anthropology and human biology. A GTE Academic All-American in volleyball, Helton graduated with the school volleyball career records for kills, service aces, solo blocks, assisted blocks and total blocks. Speed, a double major in English and Women's Studies with a 3.58 GPA, was a four-time All-American and 10-time all-conference honoree as a member of the swimming and diving team, which she captained for two seasons.

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