Emory’s Award of Distinction nominations: Deadline Feb. 18
This is the highest award presented to university staff. The Award of Distinction is bestowed annually to 10 to 15 university employees who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees are recognized at a special dinner and receive a $1,000 gift. Throughout the past two challenging years of the pandemic, the entire Campus Life team has maintained the highest standards of excellence serving Emory students and the university community. Many team members deserve consideration for the Award of Distinction. Please note that all nominations must be submitted to Venus Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Campus Life HR by Feb. 18. Nominations sent directly to Emory HR will not be considered. Learn more.
Experience Healthy Emory Connect
Emory University and Emory Healthcare have partnered with Sharecare to help you live your healthiest and most productive life. With the all-new Healthy Emory Connect, you now have access to many new health and well-being resources to help keep your mind and body strong – at no cost to you. It is important to take care of yourself, and Healthy Emory Connect makes it easier for you to do just that. Hear directly from Emory University President Fenves about why it’s important to participate. Learn more and register.
Pride Awards update: Nominations deadline and awards ceremony rescheduled
The nominations deadline is now Monday, Feb. 7. Register for the Pride Awards ceremony, which has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 30. Learn more about the awards.
Candice M. Williams moves on but continues civic engagement work
Candice, who joined Campus Life in 2019, serves as assistant director of the Atlanta Urban Debate League (AUDL) in the Center for Civic and Community Engagement (CCE). Her last full day with Emory will be February 4. In her new role with the National Civic League, she will serve as program director for equity and inclusion. Candice worked with AUDL to create forums for public debate and discussion, partnering with students, educators, and community members to expand inclusive and collaborative decision-making in the metro community. She was also an advisor for the NAACP Emory Chapter and the Coalition of Black Organizations and Clubs, a member of the Student Intervention Services (SIS) team, and co-chair of the Undergraduate Strategic Planning Committee for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
OHP team welcomes Chelsea Williams
Chelsea joins the Office of Health Promotion as hazing prevention coordinator, bringing research, program planning, implementation, and evaluation experience to her new position. Before coming to Emory, she was a substance misuse prevention intern at the Georgia Prevention Project. During her undergraduate studies, Chelsea served as a wellness peer mentor, certified peer educator, and peer health outreach and wellness leader at Kennesaw State University, where she earned a BS in public health education.
Support our Emory Eagles
Update: Spectators are again allowed in the stands at Eagles competitions with the university now operating in yellow status. You can also continue to support our Eagles by watching webcasts of their competitions.
A trans swimmer roils women’s sports
The dominance of Penn’s Lia Thomas has many decrying her success, though definitive research that might guide the conversation is lacking. Now the NCAA is making up the rules as it goes along.