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Healthy Living Week: Oct. 8-12

Well-being is important. Enjoy a week of free fitness classes, workshops, health screenings, and more. Sign up here!
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President's Address to Staff: October 9

12 noon - 1:00 pm, Klarman Hall. Lunch provided; live-streamed for those unable to attend. Submit questions for President Pollack in advance! Complete event details
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RED Day October 16

THANK YOU to Cornell's awesome staff & faculty! Enjoy free cookies 11am - 1pm at the Cornell Store, plus a sale of 20% off clothing & gifts!
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Staff Conversations Series Oct. - Dec.

Speak directly with senior administration & Employee Assembly leaders in an informal setting . Learn more
Involvement opportunities across campus and community


Professional Clothing Giveaway: Donate gently worn professional clothing & accessories Oct. 15 & 16; giveaway to faculty & staff October 18.

Title IX Talks: Meet Chantelle Cleary, Cornell's Title IX Coordinator, for open office hours at locations across campus 9/26 - 11/13.

Halloween Happenings: is your costume ready? Enjoy pizza, cake, and win great prizes Wednesday, October 31, 104 Willard Straight Hall (Cornell Cinema).



Cornell United Way Campaign 2018: Just a few dollars a paycheck can do so much in our community! It's super easy to set up an automatic payroll deduction - look what just $1, $2, or $3 per paycheck can do!

Community Resource & Job Fair: Including services for veterans - October 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

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


Upcoming seminars from the Inclusive Excellence Network:

See Something, Do Something: Responding to Unfair Treatment
October 23, 9:00 - 10:30 am, G10 Biotech

Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Join Sherron Brown and Cornell Woodson for a monthly podcast series where they unpack various topics related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including action steps that listeners can implement immediately. 



Recipe #20: Heat Smart, Cool Smart!- Sustainability Life Recipe Series
A great place to start in efficient energy use is upgrading the insulation and air-sealing your home. Find out how- attend a free HeatSmart public meeting.
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Resources to help you manage stress, parenting, caring for elders, and navigating the balance of work and life. More info

Caregiver Support & Educational Network Meeting: October 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, 221 Weill Hall

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Cornell Wellness

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

Healthy Living Week Oct 8-12: Register now!

  • Meditation Workshop – Oct 8, 10:30-11:30am, Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio
  • Cornell Apple Orchards Tour - Oct 9, 12-1:00pm, meet at Orchards
  • Kidney Health Screening - free and confidential screening plus free doctor's consultation at the end of the screening (total time for screening is about 30 minutes) - Oct 11, 2-5pm, RPCC rm 218

Sign up for the Wellness Newsletter

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Pre-Retirement Workshops

Endowed Employees: Thursday, October 25, 2018;  Noon - 1:30 pm
G01 Biotechnology Building (Racker Room) Learn more

Contract College Employees: Friday, November 9, 2018; Noon - 1:30 pm
G01 Biotechnology Building (Racker Room) Learn more

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Professional Development

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Signature Edition 4.0: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Nov 5, 12, and 19 at the ILR Conference Center.

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Dec 7 and 14, 2018 at the ILR Conference Center.


IT Training

For current IT Training classes: To see a complete listing of technical training resources, go to If you are interested in attending a course that does not yet have a class scheduled, use the 'Request Learning' option to show your interest. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to Have a question?  Contact


Free Online Learning

Cornell offers a variety of free online learning opportunities that includes training videos, courses, books, and certifications through and Skillsoft. Check out this week’s featured topics:

Career/Life Tip:

Take Some Time for NatureRx: Did you you know that a few hours in nature each week can improve mood, cognitive ability, alertness, ability to concentrate, social connection and overall sense of well-being? Take advantage of the natural beauty right here on Cornell's campus to lift your spirits and de-stress! Learn how you can get your nature prescription filled.

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