Staff Fest 2013

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Come join the fun as we celebrate Staff Fest on May 17, 2013!

This year's theme is One Emory, One Community, One World! Congratulations to Emory employee, William Payne from the School of Medicine for coming up with the winning theme by entering the 2013 Staff Fest Theme Contest!

The main event will take place from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the Quad, with games, music, dancing, and refreshments (popcorn, ice cream, assorted beverages, and more).

RAIN LOCATION: If rain, the celebration will move to the DUC, Lower Level Terrace (refreshments only).

REMINDER: Staff Fest is for current staff and retirees only. Family members will not be admitted.  



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On your mark, get set, go! Join your co-workers and run or walk in the kickoff event for Staff Fest.

Participants meet at the Clifton Road entrance to Lullwater Park. The two-mile run starts at 10:00 am, with the one-mile walk following at 10:30 am.

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Are you and your co-workers competitive in nature? Then the Volleyball Tournament is the event for you!  We can accommodate 20 teams on 2 courts. There is a limit of 10 players per team (no more than 6 on the court at a time). 

Refereed games will take place from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.


Emory's own Becky Herring will perform on the Staff Fest stage at 1:30 pm.

Becky, an Events Manager for the Schwartz Center, is also an Emory Alum who graduated from Emory College with a BA in Music. Prior to joining the Schwartz Center, she worked for the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts for two years. Becky is a former member of the Emory Concert Choir, Emory University Chorus, and the co-ed a cappella group Aural Pleasure. She also played the role of Joanne in Theater Emory's concert version of Rent a few years ago. She is currently a member of the semi-professional co-ed a cappella group The Graduates.


As a special event for 2013, Emory's new online catering vendor, America To Go (ATG), will offer the opportunity to sample foods from a variety of their local restaurant and catering providers. Small, bite-sized samples from ATG partnering restaurants and caterers will be available on the Quad from 1:00 -3:00 pm while quantities last. So, come on out, meet some of Emory's preferred catering vendors and try some of their delicious samples!

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Learn more about Emory University's programs and resources by visiting Emory Central on the Quad. 

Games, door prizes and give-aways at many of the booths!

NOTE: Registration for booths has closed as we have reached capacity.


The Employee Council is organizing a Volunteer/Service Opportunity which will take place with MedShare from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries. Volunteers will help create medical care packages.

Employee Council members are arranging a carpool. Participants will meet at Woodruff Circle at 8:15 am to drive to MedShare (30 min. drive).

arrow  STAFF FEST 2013 T-SHIRTSstaff fest t-shirts ON SALE

Cost: $7 for Small, Medium, Large and XL and $8.50 for 2X, 3X and 4X. Two colors to choose from! Blue or Gold.

Only EXACT cash or checks made payable to Emory University accepted.

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Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

T-shirts will also be available for sale on the Quad on May 17th beginning at 10:00 am.