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Record number of children receive new backpacks

A record 1,224 children attending 27 elementary schools in Tompkins and neighboring counties went to school this fall with a new backpack filled with school supplies.

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Employee Celebration is Oct. 6; tickets on sale Sept. 12-26

Tickets are on sale Sept. 12-26 for Cornell’s Fall Employee Celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families, to be held Oct. 6, when Cornell Big Red football will square off against Harvard University at 1:30 p.m.

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Body Positive Cornell groups for staff and faculty begin Sept. 18

BPC groups to help staff and faculty increase their physical, mental and emotional health will begin Sept. 18 and will be held for eight consecutive Tuesdays at noon.

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United Way campaign leaders stress fun while making a difference

Cornell United Way co-chairs Pat Wynn and Rick Burgess look to generate campuswide enthusiasm and involvement among faculty, staff and students for this year's campaign, which will kick off countywide Sept. 18 and at Cornell Sept. 27.

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Professional clothing giveaway for staff and faculty

The annual fall professional clothing giveaway for staff and faculty will be held Oct. 15 and 16 (drop off) and Oct. 18 (giveaway).

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Nomination deadline for excellence awards extended

Nominations have been extended to Sept. 14 for the President’s Awards for Employee Excellence (formerly named the Employee Excellence Awards).

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Upcoming fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics

The next two clinics will be Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Bartels Hall (hallway to Lynah Rink), and Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall.

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Child care grant applications for faculty and staff available Sept. 5

Starting Sept. 5, faculty and staff members eligible to participate in Cornell’s Flexible Spending Dependent Care Account can apply for tax-free child care grants.

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Fifth annual BEAR Walk roars through Collegetown Aug. 28

The fifth annual BEAR (Being Engaged and Responsible) Walk to promote community in Collegetown will be Aug. 28 at the Frank E. Gannett Plaza, in front of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

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