Emory Report

September 20, 1999

 Volume 52, No. 5

Writer Shelby Foote to speak at Alumni Weekend

An impressive slate of alumni will receive the University's highest honor and author Shelby Foote will speak at the Sept. 25 Emory Medal ceremony, the highlight of this year's Alumni Weekend, set for Sept. 23-26.

Registration for Alumni Weekend begins Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. in the White Hall lobby, and immediately after Judson "Jake" Ward '33C, '36G, dean of alumni, will lead a walking tour of the Quadrangle.

The Emory Medal ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in Glenn Auditorium. This year's recipients include: Walter Beckham Jr. '41C; Robert Chappell Jr. '56Ox, '58B, '68MBA; Kenneth Cole '76C; James Ferman Jr. '65B and Cecelia Davis Ferman '65C; Beverly Guy-Sheftall '84PhD; Fleming Jolley '43Ox, '47M; Margaret Parsons '75MN, '85PhD; and Bishop Ann Brookshire Sherer '91T.

Shelby Foote was awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships during the 20 years he spent writing the three-volume The Civil War: A Narrative. He has been an award-winning writer and Civil War historian for much of his career-his correspondence with friend and fellow Mississippian Walker Percy was published in 1996--but Foote did not achieve widespread fame until appearing in Ken Burns' "The Civil War" documentary. He has also written Shiloh, Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign and other novels. Foote is a lecturer at the University of Virginia and Memphis State.

Following the ceremony, all alumni are invited to follow bagpiper Henry Frantz '71C, '74L from Glenn to the Quad for a barbeque picnic under the big tent. Cost is $12, and reservations are required.

The 1999 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will kick things off Sept. 23 from 6-9 p.m. in Cox Hall. Reservations are required for the event, and the cost is $35 per person. Also that night is the reception and awards presentation for Goizueta Business School alumni from 6-9 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel.

The annual Alumni Golf Tournament will tee off Friday morning, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. at the Druid Hills Golf Club. Cost is $115 per person and includes green fees, cart and lunch.

School of Nursing alums can welcome the new CEO of the school, Marla Salmon, at a reception and address at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 24, in the nursing school auditorium. Afterwards at noon, old and new alumni can meet for lunch and a "Dialogue of Generations." Cost is $12.

Bill Fox, vice president for Institutional Advancement, will tell alumni about travel destinations for 2000 at a presentation Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the Emory Conference Center.

The law school will honor its alumni at an awards ceremony and reception Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. in Gambrell Hall, and distinguished Arts & Sciences graduates of Emory College will be honored at a 6:30 reception and dinner that night at the conference center.

Saturday morning the Annual Alumni 5K Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. in Lullwater. The $10 entry fee includes a T-shirt.

Jeffrey Koplan, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Lecture Sept. 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the nursing auditorium. CEU credit applications will be available at the event.

The School of Nursing alumni awards banquet will be held Sept. 25 from 6-10 p.m. in the WHSCAB Plaza, and the cost is $35. The School of Medicine's award ceremony will be held that evening at 6:15 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. The Rollins School of Public Health reception and award ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, at the The Peasant Uptown in Phipps Plaza.

The weekend concludes with Lullwater Day Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. Advance registration is $5, cost at the park is $7 and includes picnic lunch, entertainment and souvenir.

A full schedule of Alumni Weekend events and phone numbers to call for registration is online at <www. emory.edu/ALUMNI/REUNIONS/reunion99.htm>. For more information, call the Association of Emory Alumni at 404-727-6400.

-Michael Terrazas

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