The theme of the 1997 Druid Hills Home and Garden tour, "Celebrating Our Heritage: Historic Druid Hills," emphasizes the early era of Druid Hills, which has recently been designated a National Historic District. Six large, traditional houses and two gardens are on the tour. All homes date from the years 1911-1929.
Among the houses on the tour this year are a French Provincial design by well-known Atlanta architect Neel Reid and a house designed by Lila Ross Wilburn, the first female architect licensed by the state of Georgia.
The home and garden tour will be held April 25 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (single home, $5 each), and are available on or near campus at the Dobbs Center, Emory Village Flowers and Gifts and Houston Mill House.
New name for
health care system
As of April 1, the Emory University System of Health Care changed its name to Emory Healthcare. The new name has been approved by Emory health sciences leadership and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Board.
Michael Johns, executive vice president for Health Affairs said the name change accomplishes two goals. First, it "focuses on Emory's passionate commitment to health care across the spectrum of life."
Second, "the name also reminds us that our services are shaped by being part of Emory. As the health care service component of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory Healthcare can offer patients, practitioners and the community the newest knowledge and the most advanced technologies and innovations in health care, many of which result from Emory's own widely-regarded discovery research," he said.
Michael Bernardino, director for Managed Care, has been overseeing the review of the health care system's identity. The next step, he said, is the creation of a consistent look for use of the Emory Healthcare name. This covers everything from signage and stationery to how individual components of the system will be identified. A prototype of a logo with the words Emory Healthcare and a wavy flourish underneath has already been created and is being fine-tuned. The process should be completed by June so that future materials can be designed using the new look.
Much more to do
during the new
Oxford Day is no more. It's now Oxford Weekend, an expanded slate of activities for the more than 700 alumni who return each spring to celebrate their alma mater. This year, a celebration of Oxford and the arts begins Friday, April 18, with an alumni leadership colloquium on Oxford 2005, the College's strategic, long-range plan. Alumni will be able to participate in discussion groups with faculty and administrators regarding plans for a new arts facility and other endeavors. The chorale spring concert will be held later that evening at 8 p.m.
Saturday morning activities get off to a brisk start with the 1997 Oxford Road Race & Tour Walk at 8:30 a.m., a 5K and one-mile fun run. Later that morning, Atlanta actor Tom Key will deliver the annual alumni convocation keynote address on "Arts and Southern Culture." Well-known as the coauthor of the musical Cotton Patch Gospel, Key is currently starring in a Theatrical Outlet production of The Real Thing by playwright Tom Stoppard.
Other Saturday activities include a picnic on the quad; the Old Timers Luncheon; a kid's carnival with fire-engine rides, face painting and clowns; a one-act play by the Oxford Drama Guild; the annual Rugby Rumble between Oxford and Emory colleges; and reunion parties.
An 11 a.m. memorial service Sunday, which celebrates the lives of friends and graduates who've died since April 20, 1996, last year's Oxford Day, and will be led by Oxford Chaplain Samuel Clark, David Rowe, director of development, and the Rev. Lee Fullerton, pastor of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. The Oxford Family Dinner follows.
An alumni golf tournament wraps up Sunday's activities and the weekend. For more information about Oxford Weekend 1997 or to register call (770) 784-8312.
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