Monthly Archives: November 2017

Derek Spransy wins 2017 Award of Distinction

Derek Spransy, who works in IT Security as the lead information security specialist, is one of fourteen Emory employees selected as this year’s winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the award has annually recognized staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees were celebrated at a dinner on Oct. […]

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Emory Libraries’ new age of digital signage begins ones box at a time

Last week heralded the delivery of a special wooden box in the Woodruff Library loading dock. With great excitement, Derek Butler, Marc Harrison, Norman Hulme, and Edgar Perez unboxed the Information Kiosk, the first physical piece of equipment in Emory Libraries’ digital signage project. The Information Kiosk, standing almost eight feet high, was delivered by Boyd […]

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Tavares Matthews, Communications Specialist I, Field Services

Tavares Matthews joins Field Services after two years in first aid sales at Cintas. He also spent 13 years as a server and bartender at Red Lobster. A native of Charleston, SC, Tavares moved to GA when he was 17 years old and attended Newton County High School in Covington, GA. He is currently working […]

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Bryce Smith, Communications Specialist I, Field Services

Bryce Smith is one of four new technicians in Field Services. He came to Emory after spending four years in the Navy, where he was an aviation ordinanceman. He has also worked as a professional musician and attended the Atlanta Institute of Music, where he was a guitarist. Born in Ocean View, CA, Bryce moved […]

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

Recent LITS headlines: ECDS News: Open source ATLMaps provides new perspectives on urban history ECDS News: Emory special pathogen experts partner with digital scholars to develop immersive training videos WABE News: Elections bring change, runoffs to Atlanta city council Upcoming LITS events: (go HERE for more information for each event) November 13 – Event: Visual Scholarship Initiative/MAP […]

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LITS annual chili cook-off pleases another large crowd

It was perfect fall weather at the 1762 Building as LITS Business and Administration held another successful Chili and Dessert Cook-Off event. Coordinated each year by Linda Richardson, Michelle Crawford, and Kim Comstock, with loads of help from the 1762 staff, this traditional event, in its 16th year, never disappoints. With over 200 LITS employees in […]

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Curtis Jones, Communications Specialist I, Field Services

Curtis Jones recently joined Field Services after spending the previous six months working for NetPlanner Systems as a low voltage tech in the construction of Emory’s new healthcare towers. He also spent three and a half years working an Emory contract as a low voltage contractor for American Telecommunications. Additionally, Curtis spent three years in […]

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