Bowden memorial service on April 2
The Emory community is invited to a memorial service on Wednesday, April 2, for Henry Lumpkin Bowden, chairman of the board of trustees from 1957-1979 and recipient of the 1963 Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom. The service will be held at noon in Cannon Chapel.
Libraries to survey Emory community
The General Libraries, consisting of the Candler, Chemistry and Woodruff libraries, is seeking ways to improve the resources and services it provides to the Emory community. Toward that end, the Libraries will be distributing a survey to a random selection of faculty, staff and students in early April. All who receive survey forms are encouraged to complete and return them, regardless of whether they presently use the services and collections of the General Libraries. The completed questionnaire should be returned by Monday, April 21. Summary results will be made available this summer.
Oxford professor wins literary prize
Lucas Carpenter, professor of English at Oxford, was awarded second place in the national Hackney Literary Awards competition March 15. The awards were presented at the Writing Today Conference at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.
Carpenter won for his poem "Roman Roads," which was selected from 160 entries. He received a cash prize for winning. "Roman Roads" was written during Carpenter's professional development trip to England, funded by the Beverly Pope Allen Fund for Faculty Enrichment Award.
Women's Center Board seeks new members
The Women's Center Advisory Board is seeking recommendations for at-large board members for 1997-98. At-large members are drawn from the administration, staff, faculty, undergraduate students and graduate/professional students. Nominations or expressions of interest should be sent by Friday, April 4, to Mary Krueger, Women's Center Advisory Board, via interoffice Mail. Nominations also may be submitted by phone to 727-0395, by fax to 727-3859 or by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Psychotherapy group is seeking women volunteers
The Outpatient Psychotherapy Training Program seeks women 18 and over to join an insight-oriented psychotherapy group. The group will focus on issues that limit personal development. Those interested and willing to commit to the group for at least six months are encouraged to contact the Outpatient Psychotherapy Training Program at 727-0399.
Offer 'free' time off for commencement
"The University wants to minimize traffic on commencement day. The solution is simple: give employees the morning off. Yet the University is intent on 'charging' employees with personal or vacation time. The administration is trying to have its cake and eat it too.
"What would be the great loss if everyone had a 'free' half-day from the office? Even if we were here, we'd do nothing but watch commencement, move our cars from illegal parking spots, or figure out how many vacation hours we have left."
Name withheld by request
Secretary of the University Gary Hauk responds:
Unfortunately, there is no equitable way to give every employee a half-day of vacation at commencement. Hundreds of employees have no choice but to be on campus on commencement morning, because they work very hard from long before the first bagpipe sounds until long after the last graduate has left the quadrangle.
These employees are involved in setting up, taking down, directing traffic, serving food, distributing students' regalia, hosting parents, running sound equipment, providing security and so on. For these employees to have to work, while others received extra vacation "on the house," would be patently unfair.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
The following lists give the 10 bestselling fiction and nonfiction books in the Emory Bookstores for March:
1. Penguin International Book of Women's Studies by Kate Figes
2. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
3. A Civil Action by Jonathan Hair
4. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
5. The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
6. Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
7. The Partner by John Grisham
8. Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
9. Arkansas by David Leavitt
10. Norton Anthology of African American Literature edited by Henry Louis Gates
1. Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil by John Berendt
2. Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman
3. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
4. Proper Names by Emmanuel Levinar
5. Woe is I by Patricia O'Conner
6. When Work Disappears by William Wilson
7. To be Real by Rebecca Walker
8. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield
9. Maus I & II by Art Spiegleman
10. Good Natured by Frans de Waal
Unshelved is compiled by Nowell Briscoe, trade book buyer in the Emory Bookstores.