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VP for infrastructure, properties and planning appointed

Frederick Burgess, recently the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C., has been named vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP) at Cornell. The appointment, effective Sept. 1, was made by Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and approved by the Executive Committee of the Cornell Board of Trustees June 15.

Free summer events begin June 22

Savoyards Ithaca will open Cornell University's summer events

Free summer events will be offered at Cornell beginning June 27 and downtown at the Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons, beginning June 22

Cornell summer events

Cornell’s free summer events series, which runs from June 27 to August 4, is sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and includes Tuesday performances at the Schwartz Center, Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad.

Cornell performances

Noel, Zoner receive United Way volunteer award

Patricia E. Stage and Andy Noel stand with award.

Cornell United Way Campaign co-chairs Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, and Kathy Zoner, chief of the Cornell University Police, were awarded the Patricia E. Stage Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award at the United Way Community Campaign celebration and volunteer recognition breakfast held June 8 at the Country Club of Ithaca. Noel and Zoner received the award for their outstanding service to UWTC and the community as champions of the Cornell United Way campaign.

Gary Cremeens on the move with sustainability efforts

Gary Cremeens

Gary Cremeens, project associate in Transportation Services focusing on social media and sustainability in transportation demand management (TDM), has recently been named a finalist for a national excellence in advocacy award from the Association for Commuter Transportation. Over the winter, he was selected by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education to co-present a national webinar for “Moving the Needle on Commute Mode through TDM,” June 28, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT.

One thousand attend annual Supplier Show

More than 1,000 attended the 2017 annual supplier show June 1 in Barton Hall.

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More than 1,000 attended the 2017 annual supplier show June 1 in Barton Hall, hosted by Procurement and Payment Services. The event provided an opportunity for members of the Cornell community to meet Cornell’s contract suppliers, learn about their products and services, and hear about the savings and efficiencies they provide – as well as win door prizes.

'Garrett's Bow' garners writing award for athletics' Greco

Cornell women's rowing team

“A chance meeting between the Cornell women’s rowing team and then President-elect Elizabeth Garrett established an instant connection for the students who met her, one that lasted through Garrett’s inauguration and her untimely death, and continues still…”

Workday to replace Kronos this fall

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The university will roll out a new time-and-attendance system in fall 2017 to replace Kronos – the system currently used by approximately 12,000 nonexempt, biweekly staff and student employees to manage time worked and time off. The new Workday Time Tracking (WDTT) time and attendance system is part of the larger Workday system that manages a variety of employee information, such as benefit elections, pay slips, tax information, exempt employees’ time off and internal job postings.

IPP Information Technology holds computers intensive week

May 22-26 was Spring Intensives week for the New Roots Charter School, a time when students take a break from the academic course load to focus their energy on a singular topic of interest.

May 22-26 was Spring Intensives week for the New Roots Charter School, a time when students take a break from the academic course load to focus their energy on a singular topic of interest. Ten students from New Roots spent a week with Infrastructure Properties and Planning (IPP) IT staff for a course exploring “Computers: Break, Make and Take!”

Arts and Sciences celebrates with medieval feast

Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences donned their best medieval garb for the annual staff appreciation picnic June 2.

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Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences donned their best medieval garb for the annual staff appreciation picnic June 2.

Feasting on a menu from Kendra’s Catering that included turkey legs, salads and a giant themed cupcake display, staffers also had the chance to win door prizes, as well as grand prizes that ranged from stays at local bed-and-breakfasts to spa treatments to wine.

Warrior-Scholar Project veterans are Cornell-ready

Members of the Undergraduate Veterans Association (UVA) at the War Memorial Arch on Veterans Day 2016.

The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) helps veterans transition from a military to university environment by providing a highly structured orientation to academic life, with an emphasis on reading, writing and the liberal arts. The project will be offered at Cornell for the third year this summer, July 23-30.

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