Supplier Recognition Program and Supplier Show inspire, motivate vendors

Supplier awardees.

Cornell University would not be the institution it is without its suppliers, said Human Ecology Assistant Dean Craig Higgins at the third annual supplier recognition event hosted by Cornell Procurement Services June 11. Cornell is a demanding customer, but it’s also one of the first universities to recognize suppliers for product and service quality, pricing, order fulfillment, customer satisfaction and social responsibility. In his address, Higgins praised Cornell’s supplier recognition process, saying that it helps distinguish how the recognized suppliers differ from others.

Zoner on campus sexual violence prevention, education

Cornell Chief of Police Kathy Zoner and Sen. Claire McCaskill

After participating June 23 in a Washington, D.C., roundtable discussion, “Campus Sexual Assault: The Administrative Process and the Criminal Justice System,” Cornell Chief of Police Kathy Zoner said that Cornell University is already addressing the concerns of many other colleges and universities in its coordination of effort with local law enforcement agencies and training for its responders.

Summer CRC Trips Reminder

The next Cornell Recreation Connection trip to New York City is August 9. The discounted fare is $50 per person for Cornell faculty/staff and up to four guests. Contact Swarthout Coaches at to make a reservation. Full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Vice President Murphy reaches 20

Honoring Susan H. Murphy ’74.

More than 50 Cornell staff and senior leaders gathered June 16 to honor Susan H. Murphy ’74, Ph.D. ’94 for 20 years of dedicated service as vice president for student and academic services (SAS), a division that has more than 1,200 staff and 2,500 student employees. Murphy has worked at Cornell since 1978, including nine years as dean of admissions and financial aid before taking the helm at SAS on July 1, 1994. The event was organized by Sue Parker, who has worked with Murphy the entire 20 years, and was held in Court Hall’s Murphy Lobby, which was named in Murphy’s honor in 2005.

Campus-to-Campus Rate Changes

Campus-to-campus bus.

Campus-to-Campus Executive Motor Coach service has updated its terms and conditions regarding cancellation fees, and is implementing a rate increase effective July 1, 2014.

All trips booked on the Campus-to-Campus Executive Motor Coach are now subject to a cancellation fee; trips cancelled prior to eight hours of the scheduled departure are assessed a $10 penalty and trips cancelled within eight hours of scheduled departure are assessed a $30 penalty.

Annual supplier show draws 1,000

More than 1,000 members of the Cornell community attended the annual supplier show hosted by Procurement Services June 12 in Barton Hall, exceeding last year’s attendance by about 200. Attendees visited the 142 booths from 119 of Cornell’s contract suppliers to learn about their products and services, and to hear about the savings and efficiencies the suppliers offer to Cornell departments.

Human resources celebrates accomplishments, service

Human resources and safety services staff.

About 140 people from the human resources community and the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity gathered June 23 to recognize their peers for their accomplishments and years of service, including Pam Dollaway, for 30 years of service, and Tammy Dunlop and Rick Kuhar, for 25 years of service.

Celebrating 15 years of service were: Chris Halladay, Jessica Divell, Lynette Chappell-Williams, Pat Mahoney and Berta Davidson. Donna-Marie Parker, Jim Sheridan, Jo Ellen Rose, Linda Croll Howell and Melanie Ciotoli were recognized for 10 years of service.

Program promotes ‘world peace, one friend at a time’

International Friendship Program

Imagine what it is like to come to Cornell for the first time from a nonWestern country, with no car and no expectations of returning home until the following June.

Now imagine how different this experience could feel if a local family showed you around Ithaca; helped you find Wegmans; took you to movies, concerts and sporting events; and invited you to dinner over the holidays.

Kiwanis award honors Cornell police investigators

Investigators awarded by Kiwanis

Cornell University police officers Lt. Daniel Murphy, Sgt. Anthony Bellamy and their investigative team – Stan Slovik, Dan Gonzalez, Charles Alridge and Denise Schulze – were recognized with the Frank Hammer Kiwanis Officer of the Month Award June 23 for their work to identify and ensure the safety of a person brought to their attention during Commencement Weekend.

Central Energy Plant operators receive Facilities’ Keystone Award

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About 900 Facilities Services staff members gathered June 10 for the sixth annual Facilities Services Employee Celebration, which began with a slide show of individual “kudos” and culminated in a presentation of the division’s Steve Wright Bridge Award, Keystone and Cornerstone Awards.


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