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Humanitarian award deadline is quickly approaching
Jan. 17 is the deadline for nominations for the 1997 Humanitarian Awards, which are sponsored by Campus Life to recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their leadership and humanitarian spirit within the Emory community. Nomination forms are available in the DUC Commons, Lullwater Book Store or in the Office of Student Activities. For information, call 727-6169.

Campus recycling available for old telephone books
Now that the new 1996-97 campus directories have arrived in most University offices, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to recycle their old directories. A large bin for telephone book recycling has been placed just off Peavine Creek Drive near Candler Field. Emory community members are invited to recycle not only their campus directories, but also their BellSouth directories and Yellow Pages from home. Departments are encouraged to bring telephone books to the recycling site themselves. Those who cannot deliver their own directories should contact Recycling Coordinator Elaine Gossett for assistance. Gossett can be reached by phone at 727-1796 or by e-mail at <>.

Inclement weather procedures posted
In the event of inclement weather, University employees may call 727-1234 and receive frequently updated information on University closings or delayed openings.

Other inclement weather procedures, which do not apply to Emory Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital employees, include:
Essential personnel, designated by department heads, must report for duty even in the event of a closing or delayed opening.

Deadline extended for Staff Fest theme/logo
Staff members who wish to submit suggestions for a theme and logo for Staff Fest 1997 have one week left. The due date for the contest previously published in Together at Emory and NETMA has been extended to Jan. 17. Staff Fest is scheduled for Thursday, May 15. The themes suggested should emphasize the value of Emory's employees and the festivity of the occasion. Entries may be sent by e-mail to <> or <>. Entries also may be mailed to Geiselle Sykes, Human Resources, 1762 Clifton Road.

Guidelines for logo and theme entries include the following: The winner(s) will receive a $25 gift certificate.

Submissions invited for LGB writing prize
The President's Commission on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Concerns is offering awards for undergraduate, graduate and professional student writing on the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer studies. The undergraduate prize carries a $250 award, while the graduate and professional student prize carries a $500 award.

For the undergraduate award, authors must currently be enrolled as students in Emory College, Oxford College or the undergraduate divisions of the business and nursing schools. Papers must have been written for a course in one of these schools between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1996. Honors theses written during that time also are eligible for submission.

For the graduate/professional student award, authors must currently be enrolled as graduate or professional students in either the Graduate School or the schools of medicine, law, public health, theology, business and nursing. Submitted papers must have been written for a course, conference, lecture, dissertation chapter or published on unpublished journal article between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1996.

All papers must be submitted unmarked and typed, double-spaced, on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper. The name of the author and course title must appear on a page separate from the paper's title page. No information identifying the author may be included in the body of the paper.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 31. Awards will be presented at the annual Pride Banquet in March.

To submit a paper, send four copies to: President's Commission on Lesbian/Gay/ Bisexual Concerns, Lesbian/ Gay/Bisexual Studies Writing Prize, P.O. Box 24075, Campus Mail.

For further information, contact Yvette Morgan via e-mail at <ymorgan@ss.>.

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