Employee Assembly to hold membership election

All eligible Cornell staff members will receive an email from the Employee Assembly Monday morning, April 24, inviting them to vote for a new member to the EA. This election will be held beginning Monday, April 24 at 8 a.m., and ending Wednesday, April 26, at noon.

On Monday, voting will be open for one of two candidates – Bruce Roebal and Jonathan Fuller – for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Call for blood donations next week

According to the American Red Cross, there is an emergency need for blood donors. Three on-campus donation sites have been scheduled for next week. Sign up online at one of the following times, or call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are always welcome. Bring your Cornell ID card or other photo ID with you and remember to hydrate (drink plenty of water) in advance of your donation.

Men's lacrosse to hold Clinic for a Cause

Dream Factory

Once again, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team will host its annual Save the Day fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause April 23, 11:21-2 p.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m., at Schoellkopf Field.

Explore Tompkins' trails with ease with new website

Tour at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Cornell Botanic Gardens and partner organizations have launched a new website designed to help outdoor enthusiasts find and take the perfect trail to walk, hike, bike, ski or even horseback ride. “Out on the Trails”at IthacaTrails.org is a GPS-enabled, mobile-optimized site that maps all of the trails in Tompkins County, and invites users to search by the experience they seek.

Debra Howell elected to NYS ACE Women's Network

Debra Howell, director of information technology for the Division of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning (IPP), was elected to the executive board as the information officer for the New York State Chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network during their annual conference April 6-7 in Cooperstown, NY.

“I am honored to be invited to serve this organization and its goals of promoting the advancement, visibility and influence of women in higher education," Howell said.

Employee Assembly calls for awards nominations

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.

Regional campus-community members gather in Ithaca

Michael Lane, left, chairman of the Tompkins County Legislature, receives a plaque commemorating the county’s bicentennial from Joel Malina, vice president for university relations.

Nearly 70 government, nonprofit and university representatives from college towns around New York state, including Brockport, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Hamilton, Geneva, Albany, Cortland, Dryden and Ithaca – and from State College, Pennsylvania, and Princeton, New Jersey – met April 7 in Ithaca to discuss ways colleges and universities can collaborate on town-gown issues within their communities.

Reminder: Volunteers needed for Slope Day, 2017

Slope Day 2016.

Slope Day, slated for May 11, still needs volunteers to provide support and care for their fellow Cornellians.

Volunteers can select from among a variety of duties and opportunities:

Touchdown a hit at Grandparents Day at Cornell Cinema

Kailer, Brayden and Gianna patiently wait for the theater doors to open.

More than 100 Cornellians braved a cold and rainy Saturday in Ithaca to attend Cornell’s inaugural Grandparents Day event at Cornell Cinema on March 25, sponsored by Work/Life in Human Resources.

The Secret Life of Pets—an animated comedy about the lives pets lead when humans are not around—took viewers on an adventure through Manhattan and included animal antics in a high-rise apartment building while their owners are at work, getting lost on the streets, and being taken underground through the water system.

John Gutenberger, 'father of community relations,' to retire

From left, Joel Malina, vice president for university relations; John Gutenberger, special adviser to Office of Community Relations; Craig Yunker ’73, chairman of the University Relations Committee of the Board of Trustees; and Ezra Cornell ’71, chairman of the Community Communications Committee of the Board of Trustees.

John “Gutie” Gutenberger, former mayor of the city of Ithaca and special adviser to Cornell’s Office of Community Relations, was recognized “for 27 years of meritorious town-gown service” by the Cornell Board of Trustees’ University Relations Committee at its March 23 meeting in Ithaca. Gutenberger will retire from the university April 14.

An Ithaca native, former owner of a Collegetown grocery store (Egan’s IGA), father of four and grandfather of 13, Gutenberger was a member of Ithaca’s Common Council in the 1970s and early ’80s, and served three terms as mayor from 1984-90.


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