Human Ecology recognizes Tom Rushmer and staff service

Dean Alan Mathios and 30-year service awardees Juleene Conner, Pat Avery, Kim Fe

College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gathered on October 14 to celebrate staff service milestones and to recognize individuals who made exceptional contributions to the college during the past year. Forty-one employees, representing the College of Human Ecology, Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City and Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), celebrated milestone anniversaries this year, representing 540 years of service in total.

CU Later Diner serves up Halloween fun

Left to right: Jean Curran, Ed LoPresti, Joe Remillard, Peggy Emerson and Luanne

Each Halloween the staff members of the Facilities Customer Service department, located at 105 Humphreys Service Building, transform themselves and their office according to a different theme. Past Halloweens have included an 80’s prom (complete with punch and power ballads), The Wizard of Oz and last year’s pop culture mash-up, Alice (Cooper) in Wonderland.

“It’s a challenge each year to come up with something new,” says Peggy Emerson, an operations coordinator with Facilities Management.  “It’s a lot of work, but it’s also probably the most fun we have all year.”

Halloween Happenings

Abby from NCIS: Melissa Fields

See Photo Gallery for Winning Costumes
Some 35 staffers mustered all their creativity to dress in costume for this year’s Halloween Happenings, held Oct. 31 at the Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall. An audience of nearly 100 cheered them on.

Employee Celebration warms hearts on cold day

Football fans

Photo Gallery
It might have been the coldest day of the fall so far, and Cornell Big Red football might have come up short against Princeton 27 to 38, but inside Barton Hall Nov. 1, Employee Celebration was in full swing.

Melodramatics Theatre Company presents Pippin

Get tickets now for a showing of Pippin, the story of a young prince in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment, Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., Kiplinger Theatre at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, Pippin is a coming of age tale appropriate for families with children 12 years old or older; not appropriate for children under 8 years old. Presented by the student group, Melodramatics Theatre Company, the show features talent from Ithaca College and Cornell University.


Halloween Happenings

Halloween happenings 2013.

Dress up and be a contestant – or come and cheer on your favorites – at the annual Halloween party for all Cornell staff, faculty and retirees, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., held this year at the Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall. The costume parade begins at noon. Prizes will be awarded for most original, funniest, scariest and best group/department. Pizza, donut holes and beverages will be served. 

Runners Clinic for faculty and staff

Photo of runner.

A “Runner’s Clinic” will be held Oct. 29, 8-10 a.m., in Cornell’s physical therapy department, Schoellkopf Hall. Faculty and staff members who participate will receive a professional running evaluation by sports physical therapists with years of clinical musculoskeletal experience and an individualized follow-up appointment. 

Updated flu schedule

The flu vaccine clinics of the 2014-15 season are underway. Vaccines are available at walk-in clinics at locations around campus (see schedule below). This schedule changes often; check for more information and updates at prior to attending.

Nationally ranked Big Red Women’s Hockey annual United Way game set for Nov. 15

United Way women's hockey.

Campus and community members will once again gather for the Cornell Women’s Hockey game to benefit United Way of Tompkins County.

Raffles, prizes, giveaways a pre-game family fun zone, special guests and other activities will surround the Big Red’s march toward another winning season as Cornell takes on Yale, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m., Lynah Rink.

The goal for this year’s high-profile, fun-for-all game is to break the women’s hockey team’s all-time attendance record.

Cornell is led by Cornell hockey captain and Olympic gold medalist Brianne Jenner.

Call for award nominations

The deadline for nominations of staff or students for the 2014 Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award (CUPSA) is Oct. 27.

The CUPSA for Staff and Student Leaders is given each fall semester to an individual or a team who has made significant and notable contributions to the sustainable development of the Cornell campus over the last year. There are three categories for nominations: Individual staff members, individual students, student groups.


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