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Employee Excellence Awards: Nominations Close September 7

This year's nomination process has been totally refreshed and is easier than ever! Make a nomination now
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Preparing for Baby Series: Sept 19-Nov 1

Free workshops to help you make the best decisions for your family. Registration and details

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2018 Photography Contest

Open to Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni, and retirees: submit up to 4 entries, one each of 9 categories. Enter by Sept. 30!
Involvement opportunities across campus and community


Cornell Elves Summer Backpack Program: DONATE BY AUGUST 24!
Help local kids in need get a great start on the school year with a new backpack loaded with supplies! 


NYC Daytrips: Enjoy a day in the city, without the hassle of parking and driving! Cornell Recreation Connection offers discounted coach fare of just $54 r/t. Upcoming trips: Sept. 8, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8. Book now!

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County:
Here are just a few of the upcoming workshops scheduled (full schedule & details here)


Check out the Diversity at Cornell website:, for events, resources, and news for the entire Cornell community.



Recipe for Sustainability #17: You Gotta Know It - It's Electric!
Tompkins County installed 11 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations last month to advance its goal of becoming New York State’s first EV Model County. EVs use significantly less energy than typical gas-fueled cars – which translates to over $4,000 in savings for an average driver over five years.
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Resources to help you manage stress, parenting, caring for elders, and navigating the balance of work and life. More info

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Cornell Wellness

Provides staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners with support for fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing. Visit website

Wellness Rock Climbing ClassSept. 11 - Oct. 23 (12 sessions). Why not spend your lunch break trying something new and exciting?

   Sign up for Wellness Newsletter

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Cornell Child Care Grant: Get help paying for childcare! Application period: September 5 -28. Child Care Grant details & FAQ

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Professional Development

Understanding the Role of Policy at Cornell: Tuesday, September 4, 9 AM – 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $50. Facilitated by Joshua Adams, Director, University Policy Office and Lauran Jacoby, Sr. Consultant, Staff & Labor Relations. Learn what resources are available across the university to get help with policy matters.

ProfessionalismWednesday, September 5, 1 – 4 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $35

Important Conversations: Thursday, September 6, 8 AM – 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $50
How to Create Effective Presentations: Thursday, September 6, 1 – 4 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $50


IT Training

Receive IT training announcements by sending an email with the subject "join."  See the complete list of technical training resources

Captivate Beyond the Essentials Sept. 13-14; $450
Learn to be more efficient as you produce interactive and technically sound eLearning programs, including branching scenarios, custom themes, random quizzes, and more.

Managing Data in Excel Sept. 17; $105
Access 2016 Intermediate Essentials Sept. 18; $205
Adobe Sign - Group Manager Training Sept. 18; No Fee
Getting Started with InDesign Oct. 3; $99


Free Online Learning

Cornell offers a variety of free online learning opportunities that include training videos, courses, books, and certifications through and Skillsoft.

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Welcome Website: New to Cornell? Check out this step-by-step guide to help support new employees throughout their first year. Longstanding employees can also find useful information and tips!

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