Staff Fest 2022
A time-honored tradition, Staff Fest is an annual celebration of Emory University’s dedicated and hardworking staff. Let us know you’re coming. Completing the RSVP form will also add Staff Fest to your Outlook calendar, so you don’t miss the fun!
Class Day Crossover Reception for Emory community
Class Day Crossover is back for its 20th year. Join the pre-reception with alumni, faculty, staff, and other university community members before they gather to cheer on the Class of 2022 during the Crossover procession. Afterward, welcome the graduating class into alumni-hood with a Coke Toast on McDonough Field. Help us show the Class of 2022 a warm welcome to the Emory Alumni Association. Included: free beer, wine, appetizers, fun, and lots of Emory nostalgia. Thursday, May 5, 7- 8:30 p.m. Emory Student Center Plaza. Alumni, staff, faculty, trustees, and other community members register here.
Professional development: Sharpen your public speaking skills with Toastmasters@Emory
“Toastmasters has boosted my confidence by helping me understand that even the best speakers get nervous before they deliver a speech,” said Adrienne Little-Dunson, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Case Management and Intervention Services and the Office of Respect -- and a Toastmasters member for the past two years. “I am excited about my journey – and, in my opinion, this is the best club you can join.” Interested staff should discuss possible Campus Life funding with their direct supervisor. Learn more on the Toastmasters@Emory website.
Office for RACE introduces new staff
Victoria Alarcon (they/them) joined Campus Life's Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement in March as a program coordinator. They oversee Centro Latinx, the Centro Latinx interns, the MORE Mentorship Program, and general programming for the Office. Victoria is an alum of Emory University with a bachelor’s in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
Blair Banks (she/her) joined RACE as a program coordinator in April. She helps to coordinate the MORE Program, as well as manage and supervise the Emory Black Student Union (EBSU) and its staff. Blair received her bachelor’s in race and ethnicity studies from Salem College in Winston-Salem. She will receive her master’s in Africana studies from Georgia State in May 2022.
Oxford College names 2022 Tarbutton Leadership Fellows
Established through a gift by Hugh Tarbutton in memory of his father, Hugh Tarbutton Sr. 52Ox 55B, the program allows students to design a meaningful summer experience around their developing areas of interest. This activity takes place between their first and second years at Oxford.
Support our Eagles
You can support our Emory Eagles in person in the stands now that the university is operating in yellow status -- or you can watch webcasts of their competitions.
COVID-19: Who needs a second booster?
On March 29, the CDC updated its guidance to recommend additional COVID-19 booster shots for some individuals. Emory epidemiologists Dr. Jodie Guest and Dr. Carlos del Rio teamed up to discuss who is now eligible for a second booster, potential risks and benefits of a fourth dose, and whether to mix and match booster shots.
An award-winning short film by Tahneek Rahman