Emory Report
November 16, 2009
Volume 62, Number 11


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November 16, 2009
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Food drive helps fill empty shelves
The Emory University Community Food Drive is collecting food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank until Nov. 20. According to Matt Engelhardt of the Employee Council, it’s Emory’s biggest, collaborative effort to date.

Look for collection bins at various locations across campus, strategically placed to make it as easy as possible for students, staff and faculty to participate. Departments and others are also encouraged to set up individual contribution boxes to collect food; boxes must be dropped off at one of the 12 main locations for pick-up.

Most-needed food items include: peanut butter; canned tuna; canned beans, canned soups and stews; pastas; 100 percent fruit juice; canned fruits and vegetables; macaroni and cheese dinners; and whole grain, low sugar cereals.

2010 Unsung Heroines sought
The Center for Women is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroine awards; the deadline is Nov. 19.

Unsung Heroines are undergraduate and graduate students, alumna, faculty, staff and retirees who have demonstrated extraordinary effort to women’s issues at Emory or the larger community but whose dedicate has not been formally recognized.

Submit a letter describing why she should be considered for the award, detailing risk-taking, trailblazing and promoting safety, justice and equity for girls and women and serving as a role model.

Awards will be presented to the recipients at a reception and ceremony Feb. 18, 2010, at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.

For more information, contact Sasha Smith.

Thank-a-Thon needs volunteers

All members of the Emory community are invited to volunteer for the Emory Annual Fund’s Holiday Thank-a-Thon Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students call donors to thank them for their most recent gift to the University. The holiday tradition is a way to show Emory’s most loyal supporters that not every call from the Emory Annual Fund Office is a request for a donation.

Apple cider and cookies are provided and each participant receives a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative gift as a thank-you. There will also be giveaways and chances to win prizes, officials say.

Online registration and additional information is available at www.alumni.emory.edu/thankathon.