Clinic founding member McGarity dies
William McGarity '45M, distinguished professor of surgery emeritus and a founding member of Emory Clinic, died Sept. 30. "This kind and generous colleague will be missed by all of us. He touched countless lives and careers here at Emory," said Thomas Lawley, dean of the School of Medicine.
McGarity served as chief of surgery at Emory Hospital for many years and maintained a large general surgery practice at the clinic until his retirement in 1994. His specialty was endocrine surgery and inflammatory bowel disease.
In 1973, McGarity established the Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Education Program, now known as the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Center, to train nurses from around the world.
Philanthropist George W. Woodruff established the William C. McGarity Chair of Surgery in 1983. That same year, McGarity received the President's Award from the International Association of Enterostomal Therapy for his contributions to the association and the field. Among his other honors were the Lamartine Griffin Hardman Cup Award from the Medical Association of Georgia in 1984.
Get started with holiday shopping
The annual Holiday Mall with holiday decorations and gifts will be held in the Dobbs Center's Coca-Cola Commons Dec. 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The a cappella groups Voices of Inner Strength and Aural Pleasure are scheduled to perform during lunch hour Dec. 3. For more information, call Linda Byams at 727-5354.
Open house at the Health Fitness Center
The Blomeyer Health Fitness Center is holding an open house 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nov. 18. The event includes an appearance by Paralympic gold medalist Scot Hollenbrook from 5:30 to 6:30, as well as complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Fitness center members and their colleagues in the Emory community are invited. For more information call 727-4600.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
First vanpool organized; MARTA meeting on campus
Community Services has organized Emory's first vanpool. The route is I-75 north to
I-20 west to Moreland Avenue, making stops at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Tara Blvd. Cub Foods in Clayton County and at K-Mart on Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta. Van ridership for Emory employees costs approximately $45 per month including subsidy, and there's room for more riders, said Cheryle Crumley, director of alternative transportation. She's begun to formulate another vanpool north of the city from Duluth down I-85. "It's brand new. We don't have riders yet, but we do have someone who's willing to be a driver if a group wants to form," Crumley said. For more information, call 727-5935.
In other transportation news, Emory will host one of the second series of MARTA public involvment meetings regarding the South DeKalb/ Clifton Rd./Lindbergh corridor study on Monday, Nov. 24, 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the P.E. Center.
The Wheel wins highly regarded national student press award
The Emory Wheel has won the 1996-97 National Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). The Emory student newspaper also won the award in 1992. The Pacemaker is considered the Pulitzer Prize for student reporting and was presented at the ACP's Nov. 1 national convention in Chicago.
"It's a high honor to receive what many feel is the top national award for the student press," said Wheel editor Kimberly Freeman. "The paper's staff works hard to put out the best paper they can. Because Emory is a place where a free press exists, we really are given the chance to succeed."
"Just like in sports, it takes talent, hard work and teamwork to be the best. I couldn't be more proud of these students," said Richard Daigle, the Wheel's advisor.
National Pacemaker award winners are judged by professional journalists for overall excellence in both editorial and design categories. This year's competition involved 140 student newspapers nationwide.
Winners must first receive the Pacemaker Finalist Award to qualify for Pacemaker selection. The Wheel has won eight finalist awards dating back to 1990. Emory was one of 10 non-daily student papers to receive a National Pacemaker Award this year.