Opperman named one of most powerful women in HR

Mary Opperman

Mary George Opperman, Cornell’s vice president for human resources and safety services, has been named one of the top 15 most influential and prominent women leading human resources today. The recognition was given by editors of the national magazine Human Resource Executive and places Opperman in the company of human resource leaders at such organizations as Merck, IBM, Coca-Cola and General Electric.


Day trip to New York

NYC aerial shot

The next trip to NYC is scheduled for Dec. 14. Discounted tickets are $50 per person for Cornell employees and up to four guests, round trip.

Call Swarthout Coaches at 257-2277 to make a reservation. Full payment is due at the time of reservation. See crc/nyc_daytrips.html for more information.

Itinerary for “Day on Your Own in NYC” trips:

Events build awareness of emergency responders’ work

Response vehicle customized and placed into use in 2012.

In recognition of National Collegiate EMS Week, Nov. 11-15, about 25 volunteers from Cornell University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) hosted daily events aimed to provide information on responding to emergencies and connect students to a variety of emergency responders on campus.

The week began with National Collegiate CPR Day, Nov. 11. CUEMS offered three free classes to anyone in the Cornell community and CPR certified 32 people.

New retirement plan package to be sent: Opt for electronic delivery

New U.S. Department of Labor regulations require Cornell to provide faculty and staff members with information about their retirement plans, which has required a huge annual paper package. Now, that package can be provided electronically by TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments. To receive this important retirement information electronically through email and thereby reduce paper and clutter, you need to sign up for electronic delivery.

Electronic delivery is easy and ensures you have:

• secure access to important plan information you need to know;

Remembering veterans and the fallen at a Memorial Day parade

Remembering veterans and the fallen

The Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG) participated in the Dryden Veteran’s Memorial Home’s Memorial Day Parade, Open House, and Luncheon on Monday, May 28.

Save the Date! for S.E.E.D.

The 14th Annual Staff Educational Exploration Day (S.E.E.D.) will be held Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in G10 Biotechnology Building.

Drawing 300-500 Cornell staff members who seek information about professional and personal development resources, S.E.E.D. showcases a variety of educational exhibitors in one location, providing staff an opportunity to explore an array of educational opportunities available on campus and through community organizations.

Child safety seat inspection held

Crime prevention officer Lisa VanHorn checks the straps and buckles of an infant car seat as Xuebo Hu, left, Xiulin Zhang (Vet School) and their son Kaidi Hu look on during a child seat safety inspection clinic, May 19, at the Palm Road maintenance garage.

Employee Volunteer Extravaganza

Employees gather information and exchange ideas.

About 75 staff members attended the first Employee Volunteer Extravaganza, May 18 at G10 Biotechnology Building, to learn about such volunteer and networking opportunities as those involved with the Employee Assembly, Bailey Hall, Cornell Recreation Connection, Employee Days, Service Recognition Dinner, Slope Day, Convocation and Commencement, Dump and Run, the Statler Hotel, Habitat for Humanity, Bring a Child to Work Day and Welcome Weekend.

Bring a Child to Work Day provides hands-on learning

Emily Gier, director of the Didactics Program, shows the class how to make a smo

More than 350 children registered for Bring a Child to Work Day, May 7, participating in about 50 activities that ranged from exploring underwater robotics, learning Wushu (or contemporary Chinese martial arts) and visiting the Holey Cow, to learning about nutrition or sustainability, using Photoshop, training a dog, or journeying through the solar system.

All photos by Jason Koski, University Photography. See Photo Gallery for additional photos.

Employee volunteer extravaganza

Interested in getting involved, but don’t know where or how to start? Come to the first-ever Employee Volunteer Extravaganza, May 18, noon-1 p.m., G10 Biotechnology Building, for door prizes and pizza and learn how to make connections across the university in the process.

In addition to short (2-5 min.) presentations by the CRC Committee and EA, representatives from such committees as those involved in Slope Day, employee appreciation events, Commencement and Dump and Run will be on hand – leaving time for pizza and in-depth discussions at committee tables around the room.

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