You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography
You Belong Here, a brand-new exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, honors the vibrant photography of both established and emerging Latinx artists from various regions of the United States who explore themes of political resistance, family and community, fashion and culture, and the complexity of identity in contemporary American life. Join the Emory Latinx Employee Resource Network for a special reception for the opening of the exhibit on Thursday, September 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall. Free admission; refreshments provided. Registration required.
AJ de Coteau joins LGBT Life
The new assistant director in the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Life is AJ de Coteau, PhD, reporting to Danielle Bruce-Steele, director of LGBT Life. In this role, they will advise undergraduate and graduate/professional student organizations, support other office staff in the supervision of undergraduate student staff, and coordinate, develop,
and facilitate departmental and student organizational trainings on queer and trans topics. Prior to joining Emory, de Coteau served as the inaugural program coordinator for the Graduate Diversity Programming Initiative at the University of Delaware. They hold a PhD in education, specializing in socio-cultural approaches to education, and a master’s degree in music education. As a new transplant to Atlanta, much of de Coteau’s time outside of work is spent with their wife and daughter, exploring all that Atlanta has to offer. They especially enjoy all the trees and look forward to hiking and visiting nature reserves. You can send a welcome greeting to AJ at email@example.com.
Melissa Echeverry joins Res Life
Residence Life’s new complex director for Hamilton Holmes and Turman Halls is Melissa Echeverry, reporting to Linda Bachman, director of residential education. Echeverry brings experience in creating community in residential settings and expertise in restorative justice, safe zone, and wellness initiatives. She served most recently as a graduate resident advisor in
first-year and residential college houses at the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier, Melissa worked in several youth services, urban health, and social justice organizations, including a stint in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa. She also studied abroad in Buenos Aires at the Universidad de Belgrano. Melissa completed her master’s degree in social work at Penn and bachelor’s in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her leisure time interests include enjoying coffee, reading, traveling and spending time outdoors. You can send a welcome greeting to Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former SCOE student staff Luis Pastore-Manzano graduates, moves up to project assistant
The new project assistant for Emory Student Center Operations and Events (SCOE) brings more practical knowledge than most new employees. Luis Pastore-Manzano (he/him/his), reports to SCOE Director Jackie Grinvalds and leads project management support for strategic initiatives, including evaluating
current processes, creating and implementing project timelines, and assessing results. Pastore-Manzano is no stranger to the Emory Student Center, its team or its work. A student employee with SCOE throughout his undergraduate years, he served as student staff lead, building manager, production assistant and welcome desk assistant. Pastore-Manzano holds a bachelor's degree from Emory in neuroscience and behavioral biology with a double major in Spanish and Portuguese. Much of his leisure time at present is invested in interior design as he decides how to decorate his apartment. He also enjoys watching fashion videos and shopping. You can send Luis a welcome message at email@example.com.
What is Rapt by Others?
Registration is now open for Rapt by Others, a Campus Life book salon. It features discussions about memoirs that will create new connections with our colleagues and deepen our understanding and appreciation of cultural differences. The 3rd Series features six books, from October 2023 through April 2024. Discussions will take place at the Emory Bookstore on select Wednesdays at 4 p.m. To register, login through Emory HR Self-Service.
Select Learning Management > Learning Management-Brainier. Search for "Rapt" using the search bar; two titles should appear. Select the book(s) you would like to attend. (See image below.)
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emory Continuing Ed offering 20% discount for 3-day Fall Forward Event
As the year draws to a close, this is an opportunity to set goals for a new career direction or to ensure greater success in your current job. It's also a time to consider the changes ahead with technologies like AI. Emory Continuing Education is offering a discount incentive on most ECE learning. Use the code FALLFORWARD at registration for a 20% discount for three days, September 13-15.* The event ends at midnight ET on September 15, 2023.
Photos: Emory celebrates College Colors Day
The Emory community might just be made of gold. Last weekend, students, faculty and staff showed their school pride during College Colors Day and the Gold Rush Tailgate, then cheered the Eagles to victory.
This Week in Emory Athletics
- Volleyball vs. Oglethorpe: Friday, Sep. 15, at 6 p.m., WoodPEC Arena. Free crossbody bags for first 100 sudents.
Women's Soccer vs. Illinois Wesleyan: Friday, Sep. 15, at 6 p.m., WoodPEC Soccer Stadium. Free crossbody bags for first 100 sudents.
Learn more about this week's events and promotions.
Rashad Morgan, new director, ADA compliance officer
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance named Rashad Morgan as the new director and ADA compliance officer for the Department of Accessibility Services. Morgan will serve as the university’s subject matter expert on ADA implementation for faculty, staff and students. He holds a master’s degree in higher education and a master's in social work from Florida State University. He earned a bachelor's in
psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Morgan's previous roles have included college and transition specialist for the Florida Department of Education, assistant director of Disability Services at Georgia Tech, and director of Accessible Education at Agnes Scott College.
Opportunities to improve your wellness opportunities this fall
To support and promote your efforts to live healthy, Emory offers a wide variety of programs, resources, and services. The Healthy Emory initiative was established to improve employee health and wellness in the areas of physical activity and fitness, healthy eating and weight, and stress or emotional health. Check out wellness resources and the events calendar for September and October from Emory+You.
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