Emory Report
May 5, 2008
Volume 60, Number 30


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May 5, 2008
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Staff Fest has some things new
Staff Fest 2008, the annual appreciation event for Emory University employees, will feature community volunteer opportunities during the fest to be celebrated on the Quad Friday, May 16.

New this year is the opportunity to learn more about over 30 organizations at Emory Information Central. Also, a limited number of volunteers can sign up to work at Project Open Hand, the Atlanta Community Food Bank or the Atlanta Tool Bank the morning of the fest. E-mail Katherine Hinson, khgambl@emory.edu, by 4 p.m. on May 9 to sign up.

Staff Fest will also feature a rock wall, bungee jump trampoline, DJ, relay races and drawings.

Teams in the volleyball tournament should register at www.hr.emory.edu/volleyball.

Fest attendees must show an Emory ID and a meal ticket, which can be printed at the Web site, for the catered lunch.

May 13 is the registration deadline for the Lullwater Fun Run or Walk that kicks off the fest. For more information, call 404-727-4328. To register, visit www.hr.emory.edu/runwalk.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Kay Manning at kmannin@emory.edu or visit www.hr.emory.edu/eu/worklife/lifecampus/stafffest.html.

Residence hall gets the silver
Turman Residence Hall, which opened to freshman last August, recently received LEED Silver accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Turman is the first in a series of halls that will comprise Emory’s freshman housing complex. The second phase of the complex, Freshman 2 and 3, is currently under construction for future LEED Gold certification.

Emory’s Board of Trustees committed the University to building based on LEED standards. Recently that commitment was included in the University’s campus design standards to meet LEED Silver level or better.
Emory continues to have more “green” certified buildings by square footage than any other university in the country.

Why not bike to work in May?
Faculty, staff and those students who are still on campus are encouraged to cycle to work or other activities on Friday, May 16, which is National Bike to Work Day.

In addition to Bike to Work Day, Bike Emory and the League of American Bicyclists are promoting Bike to Work Week from May 12–16.

For more information visit the events calendar page at www.bike.emory.edu.