September 25, 2000
Volume 53, No.5
Council celebrates 30th anniversary
By Eric Rangus
With Employee Council President Susan Cook on vacation, President-elect Bill McBride presided over the council's Sept. 20 meeting, its first of the new academic year.
The meeting carried extra significance since it was the last one before the council celebrates its 30th anniversary, a week-long celebration that began Monday.
A list of Employee Council anniversary activities follows. All events are open to employees except for Friday's banquet:
Tuesday, Sept. 26: Brown-Bag Lunches, noon1 p.m. The Council hosts four simultaneous sessions addressing a wide range of employee interests. Refreshments will be provided in all sessions.
Session 1: Stress Management, Dobbs Center 362. Guest speaker: Emory Well House.
Session 2: Benefits Information, Dobbs Center 363. Guest speaker: Human Resources.
Session 3: Disability, Dobbs Center 220. Guest speaker: Gloria McCord, director of the Office of Disability Services.
Session 4: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Understanding Different Cultures To Create a Better Working Environment for All Staff, Dobbs Center 533. Guest Speaker: Lelia Crawford, director of International Student and Scholar Programs. This is a Year of Reconciliation event.
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Information Fair, Coca-Cola Commons. A total of 18 representatives from various organizations and offices around campus (HR, Equal Opportunity Programs and Volunteer Emory, to name three) will be handing out information and will be available for questions about their groups.
Thursday, Sept. 28: Town Hall Meeting With President Bill Chace, noon1 p.m., Winship Ballroom. This the third annual council-sponsored town hall meeting with the University president. Chace will answer audience questions and discuss the state of the University.
Friday, Sept. 29: Awards Recognition Luncheon. This is the only anniversary week event not open to employees at large. During this luncheon, the council will recognize campus organizations who have supported the council in the past, as well as several past and president administrators. Former University President James Laney will be among those in attendance.
In addition to these events, Employee Council will sponsor a blood drive. Information concerning the blood drive will be available throughout the anniversary week.
In other business from the Sept. 20 meeting, Peggy Barlett, professor of anthropology, led a three-person delegation from the Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Stewardship thatdiscussed several issues.
Barlett distributed a draft copy of its "Campus-wide Environmental Policy for Emory University," which the ad hoc committee will soon present to the administration. Barlett asked the council for approval of its language as well as support for the committee's efforts. The council offered its support and unanimously approved the policy language.
Don Newsome, the council representative on the Lullwater Task Force, gave a report on the group's September meeting. It focused primarily on a debate regarding the rebuilding of a footbridge across Lullwater Creek.
The next Employee Council meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Emory Hospital Auditorium, from 24 p.m.