Emory Report
September 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 4

More Homecoming highlights

Academics: Classes Without Quizzes on Saturday, Sept. 27, features talks by faculty members Drew Westen, professor of psychiatry and psychology, and Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament. Westen will present “The Political Brain,” which explores how emotion and reason collide in politics, and Newsom will discuss angels and demons in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Athletics: The annual Birdies for Eagles golf tournament in Stone Mountain kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Friday morning, Sept. 26,
and alumni softball, volleyball and baseball games spice up the schedule. Saturday night, Sept. 27, is the formal Emory Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Emory’s volleyball and men’s soccer teams have home games as well.

Dooley Statue Unveiling: On Friday, Sept. 26, a statue bearing the likeness of the Eternal Spirit of Emory, Lord James W. Dooley, will be dedicated on Asbury Circle, following the Homecoming parade and followed by a tailgate and soccer game.

Building Dedication: The dedication of the new home for the Candler School of Theology and the Center for Ethics takes place Thursday, Sept. 25.



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15, 2008
Homecoming Weekend to be filled with celebration

By Eric Rangus

Emory Homecoming Weekend, which begins Friday, Sept. 26, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 28, has in recent years truly become a campus-wide celebration. And this year, the accent is on “celebration.”

Celebration Emory is one of the highlights of this year’s Homecoming calendar, and the entire Emory community is invited. Celebration Emory, the public launch of Campaign Emory, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. on the Clairmont Campus. Co-hosts President Jim Wagner and Emory Alumni Board President Crystal Edmonson will guide guests through a showcase of Emory’s courageous efforts to enlighten, care, connect, listen, discover and give.

Enquérir will be the featured entertainment. It’s an original production featuring a cast of international acrobats that explores the origin, challenges and ultimate triumph of courageous inquiry at Emory.

During Homecoming, celebrations will be taking place from Oxford to Atlanta. Some 10 Emory College class reunions are scheduled as well as a variety of other reunions from schools across the University. That means thousands of alumni and their families will be flooding the campus for the weekend.

“Homecoming Weekend is a real celebration of campus life,” says Gloria Grevas, the Emory Alumni Association’s assistant director for reunions and Emory Commencement Weekend. “It’s a beautiful time to be back on campus. We’ve got a great schedule of events, many that will interest faculty and staff as well.”

The best place to find out what’s going on is the Emory Homecoming Weekend Web site at www.emory.edu/homecoming. It has a full schedule and registration information. Most events are free, although some events like Celebration Emory require tickets, and other events may have charges.