Emory Community Virtual Town Hall: Jan. 6 (31:49)
This COVID-19 update, recorded on Jan. 6, is provided by President Greg Fenves; Provost Ravi Bellamkonda; Zanthia Wiley, associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; and Amir St. Clair, AVP and executive director for COVID-19 response and recovery.
Message from the President: Jan. 10
“Our campuses are open, but our collective experience will be altered during this time. This pandemic has relentlessly challenged us to adapt and here we are in 2022, adapting once again. Why?”
Message from the President: Dec. 28
“I understand that beginning the semester with remote learning and teaching is inconvenient…. But we must be adaptable during this surge so we can continue our important work – learning, teaching, creating, and discovering – in the face of this ever-evolving pandemic.”
COVID-19 booster shot required for all students, faculty, and staff: Jan. 19 deadline
Atlanta and Oxford students can upload booster documentation into the Student Health Services Portal. Faculty and staff members can complete an online form here attesting to their booster status.
Emory celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week with virtual events
It is in the spirit of beloved community that Emory University celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a week of virtual events, including lectures, panel discussions and worship services. These virtual events are open to the entire Emory community and focus on the importance of building bridges, not barriers. Read News Center story.
The gift of a good argument
Featured is the groundbreaking work of the Atlanta Urban Debate League, an initiative of Campus Life’s Barkley Forum, and the impact it had on starting an educational movement across the country.
Black Women in the Wilderness initiative receives national award
Campus Life’s Center for Women at Emory and its director, Chanel Craft Turner, are being recognized by the National Women’s Studies Association with the 2021 Outstanding WGEC Program Award. According to the NWSA website, the “award recognizes the work of women’s and gender equity centers as sites of feminist praxis and celebrates specific programs/initiatives developed and implemented by a center.”
Wellness Coaching program takes big step forward with staff certifications
Three Campus Life team members recently passed the exam for certification by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. April Flint and Alyssa O’Keefe, Athletics and Recreation, and Elizabeth Peeler, Office of Health Promotion, join previously certified colleagues Brandi Benton, Office of Health Promotion, and Elaine Miller, Case Management. According to the organization’s website, “The mission of the NBHWC is to lead the advancement of health [and] wellness coaching by establishing professional standards and collaborative partnerships.”
SILT’s Becka Shetty heads for Lone Star State
Becka, who joined Campus Life in 2015, will transition from her role as associate director with Campus Life’s Student Involvements, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT) to serve as director of the Follet Student Leadership Center at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her last day will be Jan. 28. Among many contributions, Becka worked with units across campus to introduce new concepts and challenging practices to support SILT’s work with students. In collaboration with the Center for Ethics, she oversaw the implementation of a $1 million grant to build a culture of integrity on campus. Becka served as a thought leader with the reimagining of Emory's leadership programs, including workshops, coaching program, and orientation leader experience.
Support our Emory Eagles online
Reminder: Spectators at games are not allowed while the university is in orange status. Support our Emory Eagles by watching their competitions via live stream.