Did You Know?
Emory's first newspaper was named The Collard Leaf.
In preparation for the 1997 Commencement "scores of the staff members worked a cumulative total of some 300 hours to groom the Quadrangle, 600 hours to set up the bleachers and chairs, and 2,600 hours to make the three days of Commencement Weekend a smooth and dignified festivity."
The first African-American student was registered at Emory by the Atlanta Area Teacher Education Service in fall 1962. The first full-time African-American students were two women enrolled in the School of Nursing, who graduated in June 1964.
Sources: Emory Commencement, 1997; Thomas English's Emory University 1915-1965.
This column is compiled by the Employee Council to help increase awareness of Emory's history.
Emory hospitals nab glowing JCAHO ratings
Both Emory and Crawford Long hospitals joined an elite group of American hospitals-just 13 percent, to be exact-by receiving an accreditation with commendation rating from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) following the panel's October survey.
"This outstanding level of achievement reflects the successful efforts of your hospital network to provide high quality care to those you serve," read JCAHO's announcement letter. According to Emory Hospital CEO John Henry Sr., the hospital network scored a perfect 100 percent in the organization's survey of how well the different units work together.
Final results for the individual hospital surveys will be released soon, but reports indicate those numbers will be outstanding as well. JCAHO surveys hospitals every three years for accreditation ratings. This is the third straight top rating for Crawford Long and Emory Hospital's first.
Ministers' Week to examine link between faith and action
The interplay of belief and behavior in Christian communities, a key faculty interest in the School of Theology, will be the focus of the school's 1998 Ministers' Week symposium, Jan. 12-14.
Under the theme "Practicing Our Faith! The Future of Theological Education in Church and Seminary," the schedule includes four major addresses by Candler faculty, workshops and conversation groups, and early morning worship. No prior registration is required for those events. Plenary sessions will be held in Cannon Chapel.
Candler professors in several disciplines have studied how habits and practices are shaped around a faith group's self-understanding as well as how they inform that same self-understanding. How we practice our faith is "deeply reflective of what the church has to offer society," said Don Saliers, one of the scheduled speakers. Saliers is the Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Theology and Worship.
"Baptism and Eucharist constitute the deepest symbolic actions of the church for shaping and expressing Christian social imagination when they are faithfully taught and celebrated at full stretch," Saliers said. "Indeed, every common act of prayer is an eschatological cry that God's promises be made real."
Ministers' Week registration begins at 4 p.m. Jan. 12. For more information, call the Candler Development Office at 404-727-6351 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Parking hangtags available in January
Parking registration forms were mailed the week of Dec. 8. Both sides of the application should have been completed and returned to the Parking Office by Dec. 31.
The transportation form on the back of the survey is very important. The information will be helpful to regional studies being conducted for Clifton Corridor as far as transportation needs and future development in the area.
This year Emory employees will receive two deck or lot stickers, which will contain the name of the deck or lot to which you are assigned and bear the same number as the handtag permit. The sticker should be affixed outside the lower-left rear window.
Beginning Feb. 1, employees must display both the hangtag and sticker to park legally on campus.
Hangtags will be available for distribution on the dates below; employees must show a photo ID to pick them up. Those unable to pick up their hangtags and stickers at these times can visit the Parking Office. Current hangtags should not be discarded until Feb. 1.
There are additional dates and times for Emory Clinic and Emory Hospital employees. Call 404-727-PARK for more information.
Dates, Time and Place
Wednesday, Jan. 14: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., 209 Administration Building
Thursday, Jan. 15: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rollins Building lobby
Friday, Jan. 16 : 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dobbs Center commons
Tuesday, Jan. 20: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Peavine Deck II security office
Wednesday, Jan. 21: 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., Michael Street Deck office, training room
Wednesday, Jan. 21: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., FMD, 638 Asbury Circle, training room