Emory Report
June 22, 2009
Volume 61, Number 33


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June 22, 2009
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A box you will want to get into
A new program offers a square deal: Boxes of organic fruits and vegetables grown on local farms can be ordered to pick up weekly on campus.

The Emory Organic Market Box Program provides boxes containing mainly local and regional produce with some items from organic farms outside the region for variety, says Julie Shaffer, sustainable food service education coordinator.

The boxes, which come in three sizes, are picked up on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at The Depot.

“It is definitely not too late to begin ordering. We will continue into fall if we have a minimum order of 20 boxes per week on average,” she adds..

Emory joins ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program
Emory will participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.

The University currently has 54 veterans enrolled.

Under the new Yellow Ribbon program, veterans who have served since 9/11 are entitled to the equivalent of the highest in-state public undergraduate tuition rate.

Participating colleges and universities fund up to 50 percent of the remaining tuition. The Veterans Administration matches that contribution.

“We are proud of the contribution we have been able to make to the education of veterans, and we look forward to doing even more,” says Santa Ono, senior vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs. “During the coming year, post-9/11 veterans, like all veterans who have already enrolled, will continue to be eligible for the full range of Emory’s existing financial aid programs, including the Emory Advantage program if they qualify on the basis of family income.”

Recycling center to close at Village CVS
On Aug. 3, Emory will discontinue the recycling drop-off space it has sponsored for several years at the CVS in Emory Village.

The site was originally started when DeKalb had no recycling program. In order to support DeKalb County’s voluntary residential recycling program, Emory has decided to redeploy its staffing from the CVS program.

Recycled materials can be dropped off at the Whole Foods on Briarcliff Road, DeKalb County fire stations and libraries, and the DeKalb Farmer’s Market.

Help plan conference on health care volunteerism
Input is being solicited via a two-minute questionnaire on volunteer experiences in health care or teaching medicine throughout the world.

Emory Healthcare faculty and University students, plus private practice physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, and other health personnel as well as laypersons are invited to share their experiences.

The survey is a precursor to a conference in the planning stages on national and international medical volunteerism.

Nonprofits that support the volunteer programs will be invited to exhibit at the conference, which is being spearheaded by Neil Shulman,associate professor in the School of Medicine.

Please take the physician volunteerism survey today.