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Survey asks
Emory people to list
community activities
The Office of Governmental and Community Affairs is in the process of identifying the many community related initiatives in which Emory and its faculty, staff and students are involved. The office is distributing a survey that will inventory these community activities, which will be the first step in creating a database to serve as a centralized source of information that can be easily accessed by the Emory community. A web page of program/project descriptions and key contacts for each will be created once the inventory is complete.

For the purposes of the survey, Director of Community Affairs Betty Willis said that community involvement refers to activities with public agencies or schools; public or private nonprofit organizations; individual participation in a volunteer service capacity; or as a resource assisting in addressing a specific issue or problem.

Surveys should be returned to the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs by Friday, March 7. For more information, contact Willis by phone at 727-5312, by fax at 727-5313 or by e-mail at <>.

Emory Wheel named
the best in Georgia
The Emory Wheel was recognized for the third consecutive year as the best college newspaper in Georgia at the Georgia College Press Association awards on Feb. 8. The award was one of 15 presented to Wheel staff and sections. The Wheel was awarded first place honors for best community service in both sports and features. The newspaper earned second place awards for best community service in news, editorials, layout and design, general photography and general advertising. Several staff members received individual awards as well.

Funds for internships,
student travel available
The Department of Religion seeks applications from students for The Jack Boozer and Hermann Noether Internships in Social Ethnics and Community Service. Students from all parts of the University are eligible for the award, with which they are expected to pursue summer or semester internships of study and active engagement in the service sector. The maximum award is $1,000 per student.

Those interested should submit a letter to The Jack Boozer and Hermann Noether Funds Committee in care of the Department of Religion outlining the proposed project as fully as possible and giving details regarding the funds requested.

Students must also fill out an application, available from the religion department or the Chaplain's Office, and return completed applications to the religion department. Upon the program's completion, students will be expected to submit a written report to the committee. The deadline for applications this year is March 17.

For more information call David Blumenthal at 727-7545 or Bobbi Patterson at

Dorot Travel Grants are available for students who wish to study or work in Israel for the summer or longer. Applicants must be enrolled in a formal course of study, and the grants provide up to $1,000 toward travel expenses. Applications are available in the Department of Religion and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. Completed applications should be returned to the religion department by March 17. Students who wish to study at an Israeli university may apply for $1,250 tuition grants from the Interuniversity Fellowship Program in Jewish Studies. For more information, contact David Blumenthal at 727-7545.

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