October 1, 2001
Appreciation week begins with art debut
By Eric Rangus firstname.lastname@example.org
Emory is a communitythere 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.
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 weeks co-sponsors along with Employee Council and
the Dobbs Center.
In fact, the weeks programsmovies on McDonough Field, an
open mic night, an art showare staples of student activities. The
main difference is the focus on inclusion, not that faculty and staff
couldnt participate before, but this is the first time programming
has been coordinated with nonstudents specifically in mind.