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President's Address to Staff: October 10 - 12:15 - 1:15 pm, Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium. Submit questions for President Pollack; view livestream.

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Employee Sale at Cornell Store October 16 - Save 20% on many items in-store and online! And for every purchase over $50, the Cornell Store will donate $5 to the Emergency CARE Fund. Free shipping code and more details.

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Community Gathering
October 19 - including a special Cornell Chimes performance. Donate used cell phones and phone cards at the event or locations across campus. More details.

Involvement opportunities across campus and community

Campus Events

Professional Clothing Giveaway for Staff & Faculty: Drop off gently worn clothing and accessories October 15 & 16; giveaway Thursday, October 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 700 Clark Hall. Details:

Homecoming 2017 October 20-21:
Fireworks and laser light show, Big Red Fan Festival, Cornell vs. Brown football game, and much more!

Halloween Happenings: Tuesday, October 31, 11:30-1:00 pm, 104 Willard Straight Hall (Cornell Cinema). Prizes for most original, funniest, scariest, and best group/department! Pizza & cake donated by Cornell Dining.

Cornell Health Flu Vaccine Clinics: Faculty, staff, students and retirees with a valid Cornell ID can get a free flu shot. Schedule & details.


Spend a Saturday in NYC - November 11: Cornell Recreation Connection offers discounted "Day On Your Own" round trip bus fares for just $54 per person. Seats fill quickly, so sign up today!


Ally Development: Moving from Awareness to Action: October 18th,  9:00-11:00 a.m., G10 Biotech. Registration & details.


Reuse Trail Treasure Hunt: Have fun, win prizes, and support sustainability during the month of October!

Sustainability Recipe #5: Do you want an extra $2,000 in your pocket this year – without spending anything up front? Get ready to make some new friends and line your pocket with this trick for saving green through transportation.

Volunteer Opportunities

United Way Campaign Off and Running:  More than $126,000 has been given to date, thanks to the generosity of the Cornell community. Consider giving a gift today - it's easy, convenient, and makes a real difference!

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Resources to help you manage stress, parenting, caring for elders, and navigating the balance of work and life. More info

Your College-Bound Child: It's All About the Money: October 24, 12 - 1:15 pm. Register
Caregiver Support & Education Network: October 27, 12 - 1:00 pm. More information
Preparing for Baby Series: September 15 - October 20. More information


Cornell Wellness

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

Wondering what to do with late season greens? Watch these short cooking videos created by Cornell Wellness:

Apple Orchards Tour: October 1112:00-1:00 PM, Cornell Orchard Store, 709 Dryden Rd. Register here.

Sign up for Wellness Newsletter

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National Retirement Security Week is October 16-20!

  • The Starting Line – retirement savings tools and information from TIAA you can use right now: October 17, 2017. Register
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshops (no registration required):
  • Endowed: October 24, 2017, Noon – 1:30 pm, G10 Biotech
  • Contract College: October 31, 2017, Noon – 1:30 pm, G01 (Racker Room) Biotech


Save the Date: Benefair - November 7

9 am - 3 pm, Biotechnology Building. Get answers to all your benefits questions directly from the experts, plus workshops and information tables. 
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Free Online Learning

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

Check out this week’s featured topics:
- Organize and Analyze your Data with
- Writing for Business with Skillsoft


Professional Development


Browse "Job Skills and Professional Development" courses on CULearn.

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Learn more about Professional Development at Cornell.


Cornell Careers

Learn more about our workforce mission, vision, core values and priorities.


Career/Life Tip:

Cyber Security:  Are you up to speed with the latest strategies to protect your online data? October is national Cyber Security Awareness Month -- check out these important tips and reminders from CIT for ways Cornell staff and faculty can improve cyber security!

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