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Join the Cornell Club-New York

Cornell Club lobby

Did you know that Cornell faculty and staff members can join The Cornell Club-New York?
 Located at 6 East 44th Street in midtown Manhattan, the Cornell Club is steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and some of the best shopping, theatres and museums on the East coast. The Cornell Club is ideally located to visit or stay in New York City, dine and connect with new and old friends.

In addition to a waived initiation fee (or reinstatement fee if applicable), you will receive a $100 house credit if you join The Cornell Club by October 31.

Apply now for CLASP adult learning program

The application deadline has been extended to Sept 16.

Want to study and grow? Apply to the Community Learning + Service Partnership (CLASP) for the fall of 2016.

CLASP is a mutual learning opportunity for students and service workers at Cornell University. In CLASP, service employees can receive eight weeks of free educational sessions in such areas as English language, computer skills, high school diploma and career development.

Runners' Clinic to be held April 13

Runners

Spots fill quickly for Gannett Health Services Runners' Clinic, which next will be held April 13 in Schoelkopf Hall by the physical therapy department. Participation is by appointment only.

President Elizabeth Garrett dies of colon cancer at age 52

President Elizabeth Garrett

Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett died March 6 from colon cancer. She was 52.

“Our president, colleague and friend, Elizabeth Garrett, passed away late last evening after a brave battle with colon cancer,” Robert S. Harrison ’76, chairman of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, said in a message sent to the university community March 7. “There are few words to express the enormity of this loss.

Reminder: Call for nominations for employee awards

Nominations are sought for two employee awards given by the Employee Assembly – the Opperman Award for Staff Advocacy and the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service.

Black Lives Matter community events to commemorate King

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Black Lives Matter” is the theme of a community luncheon and dialogue in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ithaca, and the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement are coming to Cornell Feb. 3 for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture. All events are free and open to the public.

Give the gift of preparedness

’Tis the season for giving, and what better way to show you care, than giving the gift of preparedness to your friends and family? Most likely an emergency supply kit is not at the top of your shopping list, but it could be the most important gift you give this year.  Do you have a new home or car? Has a teenage child recently passed a driver’s test? Does an elderly parent live alone? Have you welcomed a new member to the family? Safeguard these milestones and the ones you love by spending a few minutes shopping for or making a kit.

Reviewing inclement weather staffing plans

The following message is from Kyu-Jung Whang and Joanne DeStefano:

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.

Women's hockey benefit raises $1,700 for United Way

From left: James Brown and Deborah Mohlenhoff present the Cornell and Community Spirit trophy to students Janée Dennis and Megan LeDuc representing the women's basketball team.

Although the women's hockey team fell to nationally ranked Boston College in Lynah Rink Oct. 24, volunteers for the Cornell United Way campaign felt like winners.

About $1,700 was raised through raffles, donations and a portion of the tickets purchased.

Seventeen student groups wearing their club or organization's colors at the game vied to receive the inaugural "Cornell and Community Spirit" trophy for having the greatest number of game attendees. Ithaca Acting Mayor Deborah Mohlenhoff presented the award to the Cornell women’s basketball team.

Resource fair connects Cornell with local community

Jennifer Jensen, communications and outreach coordinator of Cornell's Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), right, talks to Amy LeViere, donor services officer at the Community Foundation of Tompkins County at the Cornell Resource Fair.

On a chilly Friday morning Oct. 30, representatives from more than a dozen of Cornell’s departments and offices assembled at The Space @ Greenstar for the second Cornell Resource Fair, where area residents who work for and with local government, K-12 and not-for-profits were invited to learn about the university’s outreach programs.

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