Message from Dean Gelaye
With fall semester right around the corner, I want to take a moment to pause and thank you all for the hard work, creativity and planning that has carried us to this point. I’m so grateful for your efforts.
For many on our team, this time of year is also coupled with major personal and family milestones as well as a rush of “back-to-school” considerations. There are so many
shifts and needs to be addressed simultaneously – both personal and professional. Please know I join you in these major life moments and understand the challenges and the joys we all hold in these realities at the start of Emory’s school year.
I am fortunate to work with such a talented team. I know you all will continue to shine bright for our students and each other as we ensure that every student can take full advantage of the extraordinary learning opportunities at Emory. Let’s go forth this semester to support students in feeling welcome and that they belong.
Nina Acosta joins Office of Respect
The responsibilities of the new administrative assistant in the Office of Respect, Nina Acosta (she/her), include providing administrative support for the office as a whole, serving as first-point-of-contact for students, and assessing students’ needs. Acosta will celebrate five years with Emory in November, having served previously with Campus Services and earlier with Emory Master Planning.
She is a career support person with a range of training and the ability to organize offices and complete work quickly and efficiently. Nina’s leisure time activities include listening to jazz and classical music, watching musical theater, reading novels, cooking and exercising. She’s an Emory Wellness Champion and serves on the Staff Council as chair of the Hardship Fund Committee. Nina reports to Emily Palmieri, director of the Office of Respect.
Volunteers still needed for Orientation week events
We are counting down the days until students are back on campus! Move-in, Orientation and welcome events are among the biggest opportunities to set the tone for a student's experience at Emory. These events could not be successful without your support.
Please sign up to volunteer at the activities listed here. There is a range of opportunities available from driving golf carts to scanning IDs at events to answering questions at the welcome desk. Sign up with a friend. Make new ones. We promise it will be a good time! Sign up today.
2023-24 Office of Spiritual and Religious Life calendar
The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life has new 2023-24 multi-faith calendars available, highlighting OSRL's personnel, communities, programs and key religious holidays and seasons. Of note, Yom Kippur falls on Monday, September 25 this year. If you would like a printed copy or more than one for distribution, please request them here.
Webinar: Manage Unexpected Events and Expenses
Life is dynamic – often changing when you least expect it. This webinar will help you to be prepared for such changes. Topics include:
- Know how to assess spending
- Take control of your budget
- Understand your financial options after an unforeseen event
Presented by the Human Resources WorkLife Resource Center on Thursday, August 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. Register here.
Emory hosts national College Horizons workshop for Indigenous students
Emory recently hosted the national College Horizons summer workshop for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students who are applying to colleges and universities. During the College Horizons summer workshop, students break into small groups where they discuss their cultures, hopes and dreams.
From football star to Goizueta grad and business owner
Keith Marshall wasn’t sure of his next step when he left professional football. Now he has an MBA from Goizueta Business School and is co-founder and co-CEO of The Players’ Lounge, a media platform for college athletes.
Indigo Girls: Multiplying life by the power of two
In a new career-spanning documentary, “It’s Only Life After All,” Indigo Girls singer-songwriters Emily Saliers 85C and Amy Ray 86C describe the homesickness and homophobia they felt when they each went away to different colleges. After Saliers’ two years at Tulane University and Ray’s one year at Vanderbilt, the musical partners headed back home to Atlanta. “The fact that Amy and I both transferred to Emory at the same time, it was grace. I really believe that,” Saliers says in the film.
Could sleep apnea be taking years off your life?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition characterized by heavy snoring and waking up repeatedly during the night. During each episode, people with sleep apnea stop breathing momentarily. Untreated sleep apnea puts you at increased risk for a host of chronic illnesses, including high blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and heart failure.
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