A way of saying 'thanks' for all you do
A student-led initiative is being mounted to show Emory staff and faculty just how appreciated they are. "Concert in the Park," an annual festival sponsored by the music department, is now part of "Emory Appreciation Day," and the entire community is invited. The festivities will take place Thursday, April 22, from 4-7 p.m. on McDonough Field next door to the P.E. Center.
"It's just a way of saying thank you to all the Emory community for all they do to make Emory a successful place," said junior Tito Jackson, one of the event's organizers. The concert in the park will feature the Emory Wind Ensemble, Emory Jazz Band and the male a cappella group No Strings Attached.
An Earth Day Festival will be held on the field as well, and free food will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, hammocks and frisbees. For more information, send e-mail to <Appreciation@learnlink. edu> or call 404-727-2995.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
Last week's fire at the Fulton Mill Complex in Atlanta was to blame for Emory's losing its Internet connection from around 3:30 p.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The blaze, which gutted an entire building in the mill complex and drew fire and rescue vehicles from around the state, damaged the connection between the University and its Internet service provider. Access was still slow for a few hours following the connection's repair, and the Information Technology Division worked to get held e-mails sent to their destinations as quickly as possible.
"This is the first time in my three years here that this has happened," said Paul Petersen, ITD network engineer. "Fixing it really wasn't anything we could do; the vendor that sells us the link had to fix it. They actually had to wait for the fire to be completely extinguished before they could begin repair, and that's why it took as long as it did."
For more information, call the ITD Customer Support Center at 404-727-7777.
Carter Center garden receives top petal prize
The Carter Center model garden recently won one of the Southeastern Flower Show's most prestigious awards: the Southeastern Flower Show Trophy.
The silver compote is on permanent display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens next to Piedmont Park, and the name of each year's winner is added to a plaque hanging near the trophy.
About 60,000 people attended the Southeastern Flower Show, and many stopped at the center's garden to talk to Carter Center volunteers about its work. According to the center, 3,000 people left with printed materials about Carter Center programs.