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October 9, 2000


Emory hosts Town Hall on environment
The Office of Governmental & Community Affairs and Peavine Watershed Alliance are sponsoring the first Emory University Environmental Town Hall Meeting for the Peavine Watershed community Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 206 White Hall at 2 p.m.

Various Emory faculty, staff and students will join with community members to discuss environmental issues facing the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods. Issues include restoration plans for Peavine Creek, the ecology of Emory and the comprehensive Watershed Management Plan.

For more information, contact the Office of Governmental & Community Affairs at 404-712-9893.


Estate planning seminar
Emory faculty and staff and their spouses are invited to an estate planning seminar presented by law professor Jeffery Pennell, who specializes in estate planning, on two upcoming Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required, and the seminar costs $30 per couple.

For more information, contact Helaine Fruchtman at 404-727-5328 or


Travel training sessions
In an ongoing effort to make business travel planning convenient for the Emory community, the Finance Division has introduced ResAssist.

ResAssist is a web-based reservation tool offered by Emory’s travel partner, WorldTravel. WorldTravel will provide introduction and training sessions on Oct. 24 and 25 in the Finance Division Training Room at 1762 Clifton Road.

All participants in these training sessions will be entered into a drawing for an airline ticket valued at $500 courtesy of World-Travel. There will be three sessions each day—at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Respond with your date and time preference by Oct. 18 to Loette King at 404-727-0909.


Ethridge receives promotion
Bob Ethridge, associate vice president and director of Equal Opportunity Programs since 1992, has been promoted to vice president. Ethridge, who joined Emory in August 1981, will continue to serve as EOP director.

"In his almost 20 years at Emory, Bob has contributed in countless ways to the quality and diversity of life in our community, rising within the office of Equal Opportunity Programs from coordinator to vice president and director," said President Bill Chace. "We are all better for his presence among us."


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