November 13, 2000
United Way, partnerships office on October agenda
By Michael Terrazas
To open the meeting Oct. 24 in Woodruff Library, Jason Chandler of corporate
relations gave a presentation on the Universitys 2000 United Way
campaign. He announced that Emory was a third of the way toward its $380,000
goal and then introduced Toby Spinner, secretary in the Health Sciences
library, who explained how United Way agencies helped her raise her two
JoAn Chace also urged Emory women to participate in the United Way Womens
Initiative, a graduated system of matching grants whereby several foundations
turn private donations of $1,000, $2,500 or $10,000 into as much ass triple
the amount of the initial gift. She said the programs can also be applied
to group donations, though only one person could be listed as the principal
Michael Rich, director of the Office of University-Community Partnerships,
explained his new organizations role and activities. Rich said the
offices three primary goals are to increase awareness of Emorys
involvement with the Atlanta community; to provide a navigable and responsive
point of entry for community groups looking for an Emory partner; and
to provide students with explicit, focused pathways for sequencing coursework,
research and service opportunities.
Rich took the Senate on a tour through the offices website and
encouraged people to send updates on the information the site contains
about their individual service projects.
Susan Cook-Prince, president of Employee Council, said the councils
30th anniversary celebration was a tremendous success. She said the council
is collaborating with the presidents commissions on women and LGBT
concerns on their campus climate survey, and that Employee Councils
two main issues for the year are examining designated smoking areas on
campus and improving the system for internal promotions and transfers.
The library policy, safety and security, and traffic and parking committees
all submitted their 200001 rosters for approval and announced the
issues on which they will work this year.
Judy Raggi-Moore of the honorary degrees committee announced Dec. 1 is
the deadline for submitting nominations for degree recipients in May 2002.
She added that President Bill Chace has also requested nominations for
possible Commencement speakers.
Bridget Riordan announced that Campus Life would begin publishing a weekly
column in The Wheel in late October. The column is scheduled to
run every Friday.
Jean Porter of the Emory Well House said flu shot serum was not arriving
as expected and that the planned schedule for flu shots may need to be
In closing, some Senate members requested an update on the discussed
expansion to the Universitys workplace giving program. John Boli
said Chace has asked Michelle Smith, executive director of corporate relations,
to study the issue further. Senate President Claire Sterk suggested the
group contact both Chace and Smith for more information, then discuss
the topic again at a later meeting.
The next Senate meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 3:15 p.m. in the Jones
Room of Woodruff Library.
If you have a question or concern for University Senate, contact Sterk at email@example.com.