Emory Report
July 6, 2009
Volume 61, Number 34


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July 6, 2009
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New design policy for Emory Web sites
Building on the momentum of the redesigned Emory home page, the University has defined a new policy regarding Web site redesign.

Effective immediately, any school, division, department or other unit that redesigns its Web site will be expected by the Ways and Means Committee to use templates and the underlying content management system.

Divisional webmasters can get assistance from Communications and Marketing staff, says Ron Sauder, vice president of communications and marketing.

Later this summer, the Office of Information Technology will offer a new fee-based service designed to help units build or convert their sites using the new format.

“The eventual goal is that all Emory Web sites will adopt the new template or add required template elements to any site redesigns that occur from this point forward,” Sauder says, to achieve a powerful, progressive and unified presence for Emory on the Web.

EmoryCard now in a new slot
EmoryCard is now at the Boisfeuillet Jones Center and has become part of Student Financial Services and the finance division.

Moving from the Dobbs University Center on July 1, operations for the official ID of the University had been under the Division of Campus Life for 18 years.

“Except for the physical location change, the goal will be a seamless transition of services for students and staff,” says Tom Watkins, EmoryCard director.

For more information, visit www.emory.edu/dining/EmoryCard.php.

Say it electronically and save resources
Human Resources joins other Emory departments to eliminate most printed communications and instead send electronic communiqués. Starting in June, benefits materials are being communicated electronically, including the Annual Enrollment Guide, for a savings of approximately $130,000 a year.

“Our goal is to reduce our print and mail budget by 30 percent this year,” says Peter Barnes, vice president of human resources. “It is a trend we are seeing among our peer schools. Technology is now a more acceptable means of communicating this information.”

“We’ve reached a tipping point for departments that want to save natural resources and money,” says Ciannat Howett, director of sustainability initiatives. “Materials such as course catalogs are now almost entirely electronic, and today students simply expect this.”

Striking savings for bowlers

Monday nights in July are Emory Faculty & Staff Night at Wisteria Lanes, the new 6-lane bowling alley at the recently renovated Emory Conference Center Hotel. From 4-8 p.m., employees can bowl for $7.50 per person, per hour. The discount requires a minimum of two hours and an Emory ID. For more information: