Feature Stories

Parent portal screen shot
New Parent and Family Experience portal to unveil this fall

September 19, 2019

The vision was a one-stop shop that affords parents easy access to information that helps them partner more closely with the university to enhance support for Emory students.

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Four sorority sisters enjoying renovated kitchen
Emory investments sustain a robust living and learning environment for sororities and fraternities

September 19, 2019

Emory investments in housing, staffing, and programming sustain a robust living and learning environment for sororities and fraternities.

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Coping with failure: F#ckupNights at Emory help students become more resilient

August 22, 2019

F#ckupNights at Emory will feature professors from the university's business and nursing schools and Emory and Oxford colleges, in addition to the debate team coach. Their stories will be interspersed with roundtable discussions with students about resiliency and turning setbacks into opportunities for growth.

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Students spoke, Emory listened, and the result is a range of change

August 22, 2019

Student feedback from various sources is reflected this fall in a range of innovations and other enhancements in a number of areas around campus.

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Emory x Me elevates student voices through student stories

July 24, 2019

Early last spring, Emory students participating in a student-led research project told Campus Life they would like for social media to deliver more stories about their peers.

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Sorority and Fraternity Life Eminence Awards

May 7, 2019

At last month's Sorority and Fraternity Life Eminence Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Campus Life Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (OSFL), 10 individuals and eight sorority and fraternity chapters were recognized.

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Emory's Barkley Forum debaters excel in Lafayette Debates

May 7, 2019

Emory debaters will spend a portion of their summer vacation on a study tour in Paris thanks to their recent success at the prestigious 2019 Lafayette Debates U.S. National Championships.

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2019 Brittain Award recipient Klamath Henry

May 7, 2019

During her studies at Emory, Klamath Henry has engaged with Campus Life in a range of roles. In a recent communication with ECL Connections, she discussed those affiliations and their impact on her Emory experience.

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2019 Eminence Award recipients

May 7, 2019

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life sponsored its annual Sorority and Fraternity Life Eminence Awards Ceremony, April 16, in the Cox Hall Ballroom. This is a list of the awards and recipients.

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Emory's Denim Day, April 17

April 9, 2019

Emory participates in annual Denim Day event support victims of sexual assault and violence.

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OSFL: Advising with a purpose

April 9, 2019

This year, OSFL and the sorority and fraternity leaders are working on a shared goal to strengthen collaboration among the Greek letter organizations.

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Emory Community Police Academy

April 9, 2019

The Emory Police Department's Community Policing Academy recently graduated its third class of participants interested in learning more about EPD and the officers that serve and protect the Emory community.

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Emory's Social Justice Innovation Institute

March 13, 2019

The institute's primary goal is to get participants to think about their own social networks and those of their students. Social networks are where creativity flows and innovation occurs.

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Clifton Tower residence hall to reopen this fall

March 13, 2019

Today, Clifton Tower is back in demand. The modernized facility will have 146 beds and blend the best features of residence hall and apartment-style living.

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LGBT Life: Engaging students with faculty and staff beyond the classroom

February 13, 2019

LGBT Life, a unit of Campus Life, is building on its success to date to expand its role as a campus hub of support for the population that it primarily serves.

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Helpline logo
CAPS' Helpline volunteers: Emory's unknown, unsung student heroes

February 13, 2019

Every day that classes are in session, from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Sunday, an unknown group of undergraduate students convenes at an unknown location on campus to take calls on the Emory Helpline, a service managed by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a Campus Life organization.

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CAPS staff
CAPS celebrates 40th Anniversary

February 13, 2019

On February 15, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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FAC Panel Welkley
ECL Connections reader survey provides helpful feedback

February 13, 2019

The eight-item fall 2018 survey was offered to approximately 335 Campus Life staff members, with 51 (15 percent) responding. Readers offered helpful feedback about what they like and how the newsletter can be improved.

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Dona Yarbrough
Celebrating Greek Life at Emory

January 22, 2019

Greek letter organizations at Emory will celebrate two milestone anniversaries in 2019: the 150th anniversary of fraternities and the 60th anniversary of sororities on campus.

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FAC Panel Welkley
Locker Room Talks help Eagles to Fly Higher

January 22, 2019

The Emory Athletics Integrity Initiative and its social media hashtag #flyhigher reflect a new culture and definition of success based on ethical standards that more formally emphasize the importance of integrity and doing things the right way -- while also engaging coaches and staff.

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FAC Panel Welkley
Emory faculty and Campus Life staff partnerships serve students

December 18, 2018

A November panel discussion focused on partnerships between Academic Affairs and Campus Life, with the goal of offering insights for additional faculty-staff engagement initiatives.

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Dona Yarbrough
One Emory in Campus Life: New AVP Yarbrough is expanding faculty and academic engagement

December 18, 2018

Dona Yarbrough, recently appointed assistant VP of Campus Life, spoke recently with ECL Connections about faculty and academic engagement and how these responsibilities relate to the new One Emory Strategic Framework.

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Emory Volleyball Arles and Dzurik
Arles and Dzurik Highlight Emory Volleyball All-America Honorees

November 13, 2018

Four members of the Emory volleyball program have been recognized for their outstanding play, culminating with recognition on the 2018 Division III All-America Team. Saunders, who was named the UAA's Most Valuable Player, is second on the squad and 13th in the league with an average of 2.71 kills per set.

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mealtimes to foster increased engagement between faculty members and undergraduate students.
Encouraging student-faculty engagement: Let's Do Lunch @ the DUCling!

November 7, 2018

Emory is piloting a new initiative this fall that uses mealtimes to foster increased engagement between faculty members and undergraduate students. Let's Do Lunch @ the DUCling! ¿ an initiative of the Emory Undergraduate Project (EmoryUP) and Campus Life

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Homecoming 2018
Parent and Family Programs: Building community at Emory

November 7, 2018

Approximately 1,000 parents and other family members were among the estimated 2,500 alumni and..."Reaching out to and engaging the parents of 15,000 Emory students is a challenging task," said Bridget Guernsey Riordan, assistant vice president of Campus Life Alumni Relations, and Parent and Family Programs.

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Emory Votes 2018
Emory Votes: Shuttling to vote with Emory!

November 7, 2018

On Election Day, Emory helped dozens of students become 2018 Georgia voters with a special shuttle bus route that made the rounds to polling places near the Druid Hills Campus. Click below for Emory Votes 2018: Slide Show images.

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Emory Votes 2018
Emory Votes 2018

November 5, 2018

On Election Day, the Emory Votes initiative - a partnership of administration, faculty, staff, and student government organizations... What: Emory Votes shuttle bus transportation to polling places... When: Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttle routes operate from 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Emory Eagles Volleyball
Emory Volleyball Travels To Berry For NCAA Regional Action - Draws Meredith College In Opener

November 5, 2018

The Eagles will head to the campus of Berry College where they will compete in the eight-team Rome, Georgia Regional. Action at the Cage Center begins on Friday (Nov. 9) with four quarterfinal-round battles, followed by Saturday's semifinals. Emory's opening-round foe will be Meredith College from the USA South Athletic Conference.

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Emory Volleyball Arles and Dzurik
Going Dancing! - Emory Women's Soccer Headed Back to NCAA Tournament

November 5, 2018

The Emory University Women's Soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2014, earning an at-large bid to the tournament as the 64-team field was announced on Monday afternoon.

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North View new constructions Emory Student Center
New Campus Life Center gets official name

October 9, 2018

The name "Emory Student Center" replaces the "Campus Life Center" designation for the capital project, which remains on schedule to open in May 2019.

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Emory Convo quad
Barkley Forum's Ed Lee delivers keynote for Conversations on the Quad

October 9, 2018

Keynote remarks for Emory's second Conversations on the Quad event were delivered by Ed Lee of the Barkley Forum. The theme for this event was"Community." Lee's remarks, lightly edited for print, follow.

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Emory Futcher Katie golf coach
A conversation with Katie Futcher, head coach for Emory's new women's golf program

October 9, 2018

Coach Futcher recently shared some thoughts on her leadership and the future of women's golf at Emory. Following is an edited version of what she had to say.

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Move In 2018
Student orientation leaders play vital role in annual success of the program

September 11, 2018

Every year, OUE and Campus Life partner to deploy orientation leaders (OLs) and captains. Last month, 100 OLs welcomed new students, helped them move in, escorted them around campus, planned late-evening events, and led small-group sessions.

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First-year student Jess Lang, on left, checks into Raoul Hall
Ongoing partnerships make Move-In a success every year

September 11, 2018

Campus Life, in partnership with other university units, plays an essential role in the yearlong preparation and fall execution of the annual Move-In and New Student Orientation.

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Emory faculty partner to enhance Faculty in Residence Program
Campus Life staff and Emory faculty partner to enhance Faculty in Residence Program

August 14, 2018

Emory's Faculty in Residence (FIR) Program will reach a milestone this fall in serving Emory students when it adds a living-learning community to its traditional theme hall initiatives.

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Kathy Moss leaving Emory Campus Life
Kathy Moss, executive assistant to three deans, to retire after 15 years

August 14, 2018

Emory Campus Life will lose a beloved member of its staff with Kathy Moss' retirement this month. She is concluding her 15-year tenure as an executive assistant for the vice president and dean of Campus Life.

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Trio of socially conscious Emory student entrepreneurs embark on million-dollar quest to serve humanity

July 17, 2018

Amid signs that global climate change is accelerating, Kieren Helmn, Ryan James, and Jesse Rosen-Gooding have developed the "Vimband," a wearable device designed to prevent heat stress and related illnesses, as well as to warm wearers in severe cold.

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ULC-Rivera
University Learning Community: A Hidden Gem

July 17, 2018

Emory's first University Learning Community (ULC) is a hidden gem formed around the convic-tion that both parties in community-campus partnerships should work together as equal part-ners. "The best partnerships are true collaborations and mutually beneficial," said ULC cofounder Kate Grace.

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Welcoming women's golf Head coach: Katie Futcher
Emory Names Katie Futcher Head Women's Golf Coach

July 9, 2018

Emory University Athletics Director Dr. Michael Vienna has announced the appointment of Katie Futcher as the school's first-ever head women's golf coach. Emory will begin women's golf as an intercollegiate sport starting in 2019. Futcher will begin her duties at Emory on July 23.

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Mike Huey
Conversation with Mike Huey of Student Health Services on the eve of his retirement

June 18, 2018

Michael J. Huey, MD, retires July 31 as assistant vice president of Campus Life and executive director of Emory University Student Health Services. Earlier this year, he stepped down as head team physician with Emory Athletics but plans to continue as a team physician.

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Safe Comms
Case Study: The Huey Effect

June 18, 2018

When Emory students return to campus in August, they will sleep more securely in high-loft beds equipped with rails to prevent falls. Huey's recommendation to install rails and elevate student awareness of the need is one of his countless contributions to Emory student wellness and safety

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Wild fig tree in South Africa: Photo by Danie Bester
Campus Life, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and Alumni Affairs team up to send students abroad

May 8, 2018

Campus Life is partnering with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Emory Alumni Association to enable Emory students to travel with the 2018 Journey to South Africa. A group of 17 Emory students, faculty, and staff will study the history of apartheid and the role of truth and reconciliation in the aftermath of its elimination in 1994.

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Enrichment Committee
Enrichment Committee: ECL's special events "A-Team"

May 8, 2018

Lights, camera, action! Campus Life is going decidedly "Atlantawood" when it gives staff the red carpet treatment this coming week at its annual awards program. For years, the Enrichment Committee has labored to make the popular event fun and memorable for the honorees

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