Winter Employee Celebration is Jan. 28

Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration

Buy tickets now for Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration, to be held Jan. 28.

Tickets can be purchased through Jan. 19 at the Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall (M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or call 255-4247.

The discounted $5 per person ticket for Cornell staff, faculty, retirees and their families includes:

Kara Miller elected president of national Greek organization

Kara Miller, associate director in Cornell’s Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living, has been elected for a two-year term as president of the national Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), 2017-19. Miller has served on the association’s board of directors since 2014 and also is serving a three-year term as Sigma Sigma Sigma national vice president.

Cornell United Way campaign passes halfway mark

United Way logo

The 2017 Cornell United Way Campaign has passed the halfway mark of its $750,000 goal for the 2016-17 academic year.

In a memo sent earlier this week, campaign co-chairs Andy Noel, the Meakem♦Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, and Kathy Zoner, chief of Cornell Police, announced that Cornell had reached 42 percent of that goal. An uptick in pledges has since increased the amount raised to more than 50 percent.

Soup & Hope opens 10th season Jan. 19

Janet Shortall

Since Cal Walker opened the first Soup & Hope series of winter talks in 2008, more than 50 speakers have touched, inspired, motivated and stirred the hearts of those who gather Thursdays at noon in Sage Chapel. Stories have come from a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members who have shared their experiences of hope and courage, change and challenge.

Planning for winter weather

snowing on campus

The following message from KyuJung Whang, vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning, and Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, was distributed to deans, directors and department heads Dec. 2.

Winter is approaching and it is time for faculty and staff to review their units’ inclement weather staffing plans.

Winter parking, campus alerts and other important links

Winter at Cornell

Winter parking rules are in effect Dec. 1 - April 1: Winter overnight parking rules are in effect Dec. 1 - April 1, whenever it is snowing, or snow is in the forecast; winter break parking for students is available from December 16 - January 24; and City of Ithaca odd/even parking is in effect from November 1 - April 1.

For complete information, visit https://ipp.cornell.edu/content/winter-and-break-parking-rules.

An end-of-the-year message for Cornell staff

Mary G. Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, shares the following message with Cornell staff:

Dear staff colleagues,

Six staff members receive awards for excellence

Front row, from left: Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, honorees Lisa Yager, Vince Kotmel, Richard Clark, Robert Van Brunt and Holly Potter; back row: Interim President Hunter Rawlings and honoree Marc Magnus-Sharpe at the High Five Employee Recognition Award Luncheon.


Interim President Hunter Rawlings and Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary G. Opperman recognized six award recipients – out of nearly 100 nominees – at the fourth annual High Five Employee Recognition Award Luncheon Nov. 7. Attending were many nominees, their guests and supervisors, and those who nominated them.


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