Employee Council held its most recent meeting,
March 19, at the Yerkes Center. It was the first time the council
had met at Yerkes, and highlights included a welcome from the center’s
public relations director, Lisa Newbern, and an in-depth presentation
on Yerkes research by Poul Olson, senior editor in the Yerkes public
relations office. Olson also led attendees on a brief tour of the
facilities, including a look at a habitat for capuchin monkeys.
In council business, communications chair Susie Lackey said plans
are in full swing for next month’s information fair at the
VA hospital. Membership chair Robyn Pollette distributed biographies
of members running for offices for the 2003–04 academic year.
Elections will be held at the council’s April meeting.
Special issues chair Don Newsome updated the council on the activities
of the ad hoc University Senate committee charged with addressing
Emory’s pre-employment drug testing policy. The committee
is expected to present a revised version of the policy to the Senate
Michelle Smith, director of corporate giving, gave a review of the
fall EmoryGives campaign. Joining her was Elicia Fritsch from Earth
Share of Georgia, one of EmoryGives’ partners. Fritsch discussed
EmoryGives’ volunteer component, focusing on a campaign to
drum up Emory employees to help clean up Dearborn Park in Decatur
on April 26.
Employee Council President Cheryl Bowie will serve as volunteer
coordinator, and Fritsch said she hoped 150 Emory employees would
volunteer. The cleanup would be from 9 a.m.–noon, and a thank-you
party would follow that afternoon in the Borders bookstore in Buckhead.
The next Employee Council meeting will be held at 2 p.m., April
16, in the Agnor Room of Gambrell Hall.
have a question or comment for Employee Council send e-mail to president
Cheryl Bowie at firstname.lastname@example.org.