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 on Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus Life’s Dave Furhman receives Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Award
Only three faculty members have received lifetime achievement awards in the 16-year history of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, with Dave Fuhrman being the first staff recipient. Ciannat M. Howett, associate vice president for resilience, sustainability, and economic inclusion, wrote to Dave: “Your contributions have been significant and lasting. With your leadership and guidance, Emory has a nationally important, award-winning Sustainable Food Initiative. You have led our Sustainable Food Committee, helped to fulfill the dream of a weekly Farmers Market on campus, assisted with the establishment of the Oxford Organic Farm, and implemented the Working Farms Fund partnership with The Conservation Fund.” The award was presented at the Emory Sustainability Virtual Celebration on April 15. Currently, senior director of finance, administration, and operations, Dave served earlier in his Emory career as director of campus dining. After nearly a decade of with the university, Dave plans to retire at the end of May.
From left: Henry Mitchell, sophomore; Margaret Hecht, first-year; Grace Kessler, sophomore; Eu Giampetruzzi, junior; Shreyas Rajagopal, sophomore; Andrew Pak, junior; Jacob Palmer, sophomore; Manny Navarrete, senior. Photo by Becca Steiner.
Barkley Forum students represent Emory well (again) at National Debate Tournament
Prior to the National Debate Tournament (NDT) at James Madison University in April, junior Eugenia Giampetruzzi and sophomore Grace Kessler were named the 3rd ranked team in the country, their second time achieving that honor. During the tournament, three Emory teams reached the elimination rounds, competing against 78 teams, which represented 46 schools. Junior Andrew Pak, sophomores Shreyas Rajagopal and Henry Mitchell, and first-year Margaret Hecht were double-octafinalists. Eugenia and Grace were octafinalists, finishing in the top 16. Invited to substitute when another team dropped out, senior Manny Navarrete and sophomore Jacob Palmer debated several rounds, a rare opportunity for a 4th team from one school.
Emory students' speaking performance was equally exciting. Shreyas was named 20th overall speaker and Grace was named fifth. Eugenia was first overall speaker at the tournament, receiving the Ross K. Smith Top Speaker Award. She is the first woman from Emory to receive this honor, the second Emory debater to do so, and the seventh woman in NDT history to achieve this recognition.
Mental health at work: What can I do? (1:00)
We all have a role to play in promoting a mental health-friendly workplace – whether we’re a company leader, manager, co-worker or someone with a mental health condition.