Nominate ‘excellent’ employees through Dec. 8

The Employee Excellence Awards committee has streamlined the nominations procedure and clarified criteria, and is accepting nominations through Dec. 8.

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Option transfer period has begun for contract college employees

The health plan option transfer period for contract college faculty and staff began Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 15, for coverage effective Jan. 4, 2018.

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Upcoming Cornell Cooperative Extension programs

Upcoming Cooperative Extension events: Press Bay Holiday Market, Leadership in Our Midst: Cultivating Leader-full Organizations, Parents Apart® and more.

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Ithaca Garden Club to hold holiday gala Dec. 6

The Ithaca Garden Club invites anyone interested to an “Innkeeper’s Holiday Gala,” Dec. 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at the John Joseph Inn, 813 Auburn Road, Groton NY. The inn is 7.5 miles north of the Shops at Ithaca Mall on Route 34.

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Tech Talk: Administering a SCCM site

Tech Talk: Administering a System Center Configuration Manager site? In this four-day hands-on course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks.

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New York City day trip Dec. 9

The Cornell Recreation Connection has organized a New York City day trip for Dec. 9, 2017. Sign up early to ensure that these trips continue.

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30th annual Thanksgiving feast is Nov. 23

This Thanksgiving, join other members of the Cornell and local communities for the 30th annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast, Nov. 23 at the Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery on North Campus, 107 Jessup Road.

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United Way campaign accelerates; extended into December

As of Nov. 14, the Cornell United Way campaign has raised $400,773, or 53.4 percent of its goal of $750,000, well beyond the level reached at a comparable time last year.

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Statewide paid family leave becomes effective Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, 2018, employers in New York state will be required to offer paid leave for eligible staff members to bond with a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition or fulfill a qualifying military exigency.

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