Find Events Find People Find Jobs Find Sites Find Help Index


October 1, 2001

Appreciation week begins with art debut

By Eric Rangus


Emory is a community—there is certainly no doubt about that. However, the campus social circles of faculty, staff and students rarely overlap. A weeklong event that starts today hopes to change that.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week kicks off Monday afternoon, Oct. 1, with the opening of the faculty/staff art show in the Dobbs Center art gallery, and continues throughout the week with programming engineered to appeal to the broad Emory community, but specifically to its employees and instructors.

  • Monday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m.: Opening of the faculty/staff art show. Dobbs Center art gallery
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.: Screen on the Green, Lean On Me. McDonough Field.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.: HummingBird Music Series, open mic night. Dooley’s Den at the Depot.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: Faculty/staff art show reception. Dobbs Center art gallery.
  • Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.: First Friday, Emory’s a cappella singing groups perform. Refreshments provided. Dobbs Center terraces.

“This is an example of the students encouraging the faculty and staff to take part in their activities,” said LeAnna Rensi Casey, associate director of student activities and an advisor to the L.E.A.D Team, one of the week’s co-sponsors along with Employee Council and the Dobbs Center.

The L.E.A.D. Team, which stands for “Leadership through Event Planning and Develop-ment,” is made up of nine students who promote, develop and enhance leadership and programming skills.

In fact, the week’s programs—movies on McDonough Field, an open mic night, an art show—are staples of student activities. The main difference is the focus on inclusion, not that faculty and staff couldn’t participate before, but this is the first time programming has been coordinated with nonstudents specifically in mind.

The centerpiece of appreciation week is the art show, which will run through Oct. 31. The Dobbs Center art gallery can hold 17 pieces, but Casey said she has received more than double that number of entries. A group of faculty, staff and students will judge the articles on display. However, no winners will be announced nor ribbons handed out.

“This is more or less an appreciation by way of inclusion,” Casey said.

The Oct. 4 formal opening of the show will feature several of the artists, who will be on hand to discuss their work.

For more information on participating in Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week,
contact the Office of Student Activities at 404-727-6169.


Back to Emory Report October 1, 2001