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  • March 24, 2017

    For many staff, Cornell’s closing of the Ithaca campus at noon, March 14, through 4:30 p.m., March 15, meant they could be home with their children during the worst of the late-season snowstorm as area school districts closed and county travel bans went into effect.

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  • February 24, 2017

    The committee that coordinates the IPP department’s newsletter for staff, “The Steward,”  took on the challenge of organizing the event, announcing it a couple of weeks ago.

    By coincidence, the outdoor temperatures on Tropical Day – Feb. 23 – were in the 70s. So Tropical Day became a celebration of the return of good weather: staff dressed in costumes, decorated their offices and workspaces, and brought in food and games. They visited each other’s workplaces and voted on the best-decorated office – and shared in a temporary, tropical reprieve from the grey days that have dominated the past few weeks. 

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  • February 9, 2017

    Download the February, 2017 IPP Newsletter by clicking here.

  • February 7, 2017

    FREE COFFEE, hot chocolate & tea

    Wednesdays ● 10am-12pm ● Ho Plaza

    **when you use your re-usable mug**

    Kick the cup!

    Cornell is once again participating in a 8-week Recyclemania Competition (Feb. 5-April 1), competing against colleges across the nation. 

    Help the university win by reducing waste on campus. As part of this effort, for the next eight Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, bring your own mug to Ho Plaza outside Willard Straight Hall for coffee, chocolate and tea. (Disposable cups will not be provided)

    Join the entire Cornell community in learning how to reduce personal waste and improve waste-sorting across campus (trash, recycling, compost). 

    Go to recyclemania.cornell.edu for more information or...

  • January 17, 2017

     

    By Nancy Doolittle

    What is a decade?

    In Bartels’ years, it is recognizing 58 Building Care staff with the Bartels Award for Custodial Service Excellence, and providing scholarships for 15 Building Care staff and 44 children of department staff.

    Phil Bartels ’71, his wife Susan and their daughter and Cornell University Council member, Katie Bartels ’06, returned to Cornell to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bartels awards and scholarship program, Dec. 20 in Call Auditorium. They joined Vice President KyuJung Whang; former director of Building Care Rob Osborn and his wife, Mary Beth; and Facilities Management leadership to recognize the work of about 400 Building Care staff, hand out awards to six custodial and housekeeping staff members, and present one staff member and 10 children of staff members with scholarships.

    Osborn gave a brief history of the program, which was developed shortly after Katie Bartels graduated from Cornell as a...