Chris Kerber, lightweight varsity eight, honored by ECAC

Chris Kerber, the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men's Lightweight Rowing.

Chris Kerber, the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men's Lightweight Rowing, has been named the Eastern Association of Rowing Coaches (EARC) Lightweight Coach of the Year for the third time in four years, as was announced by the ECAC May 26. The Big Red varsity eight was also named the EARC Lightweight Crew of the Year for the third time in four seasons. Both Kerber and the varsity eight were recognized for Cornell's standout performance at the 2017 EARC Sprints.

Bike to Work/School Day brings new, encore participants

Bike to Work/School Day


Stanley Mcfall, a Tompkins County resident and Cornell staff member who for the past five years has participated in Bike to Work/School Day, won an overnight stay at The Cornell Club in New York City, while Neeraj Kulkarni, a Cornell graduate student participating for the second year, won a round-trip ticket on the Campus-to-Campus Express Bus Service to NYC.

CIT staff celebrated for service

Front row, from left: Ceila Davila (25 years); Diane Sempler (30); Beth Goelzer Lyons (25). Back row, from left: Pat Graham (25); Bobby Griffin (25); Ken Ridley (35); Rich Marisa (30). Missing from photo: Juan Salomon (25); Brian Witchey (25); Sandi Boles (30); Rick Polcaro (30); Leisha Redfield (30); Ken Pendell (35).

At the department’s town meeting May 18, Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) celebrated about 50 staff members who have been Cornell employees for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years of service. All of those recognized were given a book and certificate and thanked for their dedication and commitment.

Particularly impressive, Rick Cochran, Mariann Carpenter and Carl Moravec have been with Cornell for 44, 47 and 48 years, respectively. Other staff members celebrating a fifth-year anniversary between 5 and 35 years were:

Graduation Weekend volunteers needed

Commencement volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help make Cornell’s Commencement Weekend special for graduating students and their families.

Commencement will be held in Schoellkopf Stadium on Sunday, May 28. In addition, assistance is needed on Saturday, May 27, at the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony in Barton Hall. A variety of roles needs to be filled for these events.

All volunteers are invited to a reception with the president, Monday, June 5, noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room at Willard Straight Hall. Lunch will be provided.

Arts & Sciences advising chief honored for kindness to students

David DeVries, associate dean of undergraduate education in the College of Arts & Sciences.

The career of David DeVries, associate dean of undergraduate education in the College of Arts & Sciences, was celebrated with music from the Big Red Pep Band, as well as kind words and a serenade from Glenn Altschuler, at a retirement event May 8 in Klarman Hall.

With full team, Financial Affairs focuses on the future

From left, Carol Rickel, director of the University Finance Service Center, William Sibert, controller, John Harabedian, tax director, and Gerald Hector, vice president for financial affairs.

Over the past two months, Gerald Hector, vice president for financial affairs, has filled three key positions in the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA). With his leadership team complete, he is setting his sights on the strategic work he began shortly after arriving at Cornell last summer.

Nominate staff, managers, supervisors for three awards

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Nominations are open through June 30 for the President’s Award for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion, and the employee excellence awards for individuals and managers. Recipients will receive a monetary award, and all nominees will be invited to a luncheon with President Martha E. Pollack and Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, in the fall.

Procurement Services hosts annual supplier show June 1

2015 Supplier Show

Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Barton Hall. The event provides 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.

Participants who register online and attend the show will be eligible to win door prizes. You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win a prize.

Cornell alum to discuss "Understanding Implicit Bias"

In a return engagement, Cornell alumnus Christopher Dial '04 will discuss how unconscious bias can influence behaviors and decision-making in a seminar, “Understanding Implicit Bias,” to be held May 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Hollis E. Cornell auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall (Room 132).


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