Emory Report
September 28, 2009
Volume 62, Number 5


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September 28, 2009
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Candler creates fund to help flood victims
An Emergency Flood Fund has been created in the Candler School of Theology to help students cover unanticipated costs incurred during the recent flooding.

Rebecca Spurrier, acting director of student life and spiritual formation at Candler, says donations can be made via checks payable to Emory University. These can be taken to the Candler Development Office, Suite 515, or mailed to Candler Development Office, 1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 515, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

“If you have other resources you would like to make available [like furniture], please notify the Office of Student Programming at osp@learnlink.emory.edu, and we will then contact you if we have requests for the items that you are willing to donate,” Spurrier says.

Those needing assistance can make a request by completing the form at candler.emory.edu.

For more information, call 404-727-4538.

Consulting program hones teaching skills
Faculty members can now have a teaching consultation — a one-on-one series of focused sessions with another faculty member, either as a peer or a mentor.

Offered by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the consultation is usually conducted over a semester or a year. The goal of the structured but flexible program is to help a faculty member improve aspects of teaching such as lecturing, grading, feedback, low evaluations and technology use in class.

The center has 60 volunteer faculty and staff from across the University, recognized for their excellence in teaching.

Participation in the program is voluntary and confidential. For more information, contact Jamie Weems at jdweems@emory.edu.

Carter museum, library will reopen
The renovated Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will reopen Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremony and ribbon-cutting.

The event, which is open to the public, will also celebrate Carter’s 85th birthday. It will be webcast live at www.cartercenter.org.

In addition to the former president and first lady, former Vice President Walter Mondale, civil rights leader Joseph Lowery and other guests will be there.

The museum closed in April for a five-month, $10 million renovation, funded by private donations.