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Chief Zoner testifies on sexual assault to Senate subcommittee

Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner provides testimony in the U.S. Senate Dec. 9 on

Addressing the topic of reducing sexual assaults on campuses nationwide and pending related legislation, Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner testified Dec. 9 before the U.S. Senate, providing expert opinion and specific ideas on bolstering federal laws.

Cornell United Way Campaign needs boost

As of Dec. 10 the 2014-15 Cornell United Way Campaign has received $521,907, raising almost two-thirds of its $815,000 goal. Last year at this time, the campaign had totaled $566,720. The campaign runs through March.

“The goal was met last year but at the 12th hour; this year, our goal is to make sure we are able to do this in a timely fashion and to engage more Cornellians,” said Anne Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian and Cornell United Way Campaign chair.

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Online auction to benefit United Way

All members of the Cornell community are invited to participate in an online auction, “SAS United,” sponsored by the Division of Student and Academic Services to support Cornell’s United Way Campaign.

You can add services and items to be auctioned, or you can bid on those already available.

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Reminder: Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) has moved to 312 College Ave.

312 College Ave

Cornell’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) began the new year in a new location: 312 College Ave. in Collegetown.

During the week of December 15, FSAP moved to a fully renovated office suite a block down from its previous location in Collegetown. The new office is situated in a quieter part of College Ave. and has a private entrance.

“I think our new location will really support our emphasis on privacy and confidentiality for all of our clients,” said Gabriel Tornusciolo, Psy.D., assistant director for FSAP.

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Staff and faculty can get physical therapy services on campus

Susan Geisler, Cornell Physical Therapy, left, works with staffer Karen Berkley

Dealing with back pain or carpal tunnel symptoms? Recovering from an injury or surgery?

You may be interested to learn about one of Cornell’s best-kept secrets: physical therapy services for staff and faculty, available right here on campus.

Cornell community members can self-refer, making an appointment without having to be referred by their primary care provider. Better still – most PT fees are covered by Cornell employee (contract college and endowed) insurance plans.

Planning for an inclusive holiday season

Colorful trees

The following guidelines are meant to assist Cornell community members in celebrating the winter holiday season safely and in accordance with the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

First, when displaying holiday decorations, employees are expected to be sensitive to the rights and views of others and of the university’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment. The visibility of decorations to other employees and their resulting impact upon the workplace should be considered by employees who place them in the workplace.

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Prepare now for inclement weather (it’s already here)

Campus in winter

As the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder, it’s time for faculty and staff to review their units’ inclement weather staffing plans.

Cornell University offices generally remain in operation, classes continue and regular services are provided despite adverse weather conditions. Even in times of inclement weather, university employees are asked to continue meeting the academic, research and student support needs of our community.

Snow removal procedures and winter weather preparedness

snow plow

Central New York inclement weather often arrives at the most inconvenient of times. The Cornell Grounds Department would like to remind the Cornell community that proper dress, footwear and vehicle tires are the key tools to navigating winter weather.

Women's hockey trumps Yale at benefit for United Way

More than 1,000 supporters from the university and local area turned out for Cornell women’s hockey team’s annual fundraiser game Nov. 15 to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County. Morgan Stanley of Ithaca donated $1 to the UWTC for every person in attendance, and another $700 was brought in through a raffle of items, event tickets and services donated by Cornell offices. Big Red beat Yale, 6-2.

Six officers join Cornell's police force

Six new Cornell University Police (CUP) officers were sworn in and two officers promoted – Sgt. Daniel Murphy to lieutenant and Officer Kevin Noterfonzo to sergeant – at the officer commissioning and swearing-in ceremony Nov. 13 in the Statler Ballroom.

Although the promotion and appointments had already been in effect, the event formally recognized the officers’ achievements and new responsibilities.

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