‘Salute to Service’ Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries of 147 Faculty and Staff

Syracuse University honored employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2016 at the annual “Salute to Service” celebration on Tuesday, May 16, during a luncheon in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium.

Faculty and staff honored—147 overall—marked anniversaries of 25 years (1991), 30 years (1986), 35 years (1981), 40 years (1976), 45 years (1971) and 50 years (1966). Collectively, those honored have compiled more than 4,655 years of service to the University.

Chancellor Kent Syverud told those gathered that they represent every aspect of a great university—teaching and research; expanding, maintaining and improving buildings and infrastructure; facilitating essential operating processes; and “keeping us all warm, fed, healthy, informed and safe.”

“You all are part of the student experience because you touch their lives. You are likely part of a memory in the mind of countless graduates and alumni. You support your colleagues in sustaining the Orange culture. For all of this, I am grateful,” Chancellor Syverud said. “The decades of service represented here are not commonly found in the workplace today. Syracuse University is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of such accumulated wisdom and expertise.”

For a list of the faculty and staff honored at the celebration, visit SU News.

Campus Framework-Vision for Excellence Full Report Now Available

Ensuring that Syracuse University’s physical landscape, buildings and infrastructure align with and support the priorities of the Academic Strategic Plan and its institutional mission and vision is the chief objective of the newly released Campus Framework—Vision for Excellence.

The full report, which remains in draft form to allow the University to shift and adapt to evolving needs and priorities, received the endorsement of the Board of Trustees over the weekend. The Campus Framework, which recently won a 2017 Society for College and University Planning Excellence Award in Planning for an Existing Campus, can now be viewed at CampusFramework.syr.edu. There, campus community members can read the report, provide feedback, and have their questions answered in real time. The University will also host multiple information sessions in the coming months, the first of which is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, at 4 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Look for the times, dates and locations of additional information sessions on the Campus Framework website.

More information about the release of the report is available on SU News.

Summer Hours

Summer office hours for Syracuse University will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017 and will be in effect through Friday, August 25, 2017. Summer office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Academic year hours will resume on Monday, August 28.

On My Own Time Exhibit April 28-May17

On My Own Time Exhibit Runs April 28-May 17

Do you have creative skills or artistic work that you would like to share with your colleagues and friends at Syracuse University? Now is the time to present your inspiration through the On My Own Time exhibit April 28 – May 17.

Any full- or part-time Syracuse University faculty, staff, or instructor is eligible to submit up to three pieces of artwork in the categories of painting, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage/assemblage, fiber art, glasswork, computer art, metalwork, and mixed media. The exhibit is in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. through May 17.

A panel of professional artists assembled by CNY Arts will serve as judges. Artwork selected by the panel will be featured in a public exhibit at the Everson Museum this fall. Visitors to the on-campus exhibit will be able to vote for a “Best of Show” piece. The winner of this and other categories will be announced at a closing reception on May 17.

For questions about On My Own Time, please call Lucille Murphy, human resources shared services representative, at 315.443.4042 or email lumurphy@syr.edu.

Now in its 44th year, On My Own Time (OMOT) brings visibility to employees artistic and creative skills through a community arts program to bring visibility to the creative skills of people employed in local businesses and organizations and the Everson Museum of Art.


Inaugural One University Awards Honor Campus Community Members

Syracuse University held the inaugural One University Awards Ceremony on Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel, honoring dozens of members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.

Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly presided at the ceremony, which included remarks by Chancellor Kent Syverud and a performance by the University Singers under the direction of John Warren, associate professor and director of choral activities in the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Two major University awards, the Chancellor’s Medal and the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence, were given. The ceremony also included the presentation of the Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship; the Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence; the Teaching Recognition Award; the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award; the 50-Year Service Award; and the William Pearson Tolley Medal for Distinguished Leadership in Lifelong Learning.

The Chancellor’s Medal, the University’s highest honor, was first presented in 1967 as the Centennial Medal on the occasion of Chancellor William Pearson Tolley’s 25th anniversary as chancellor. The medal is awarded to individuals in honor of their trailblazing and extraordinary contributions to the University, to an academic body of knowledge, or to society. On the 50th anniversary of the medal’s establishment, the medal was awarded to Sam Clemence, professor emeritus in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and interim dean of Hendricks Chapel, and his wife, Carolyn Clemence.

Be Part of Team SU for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

May 8 is the registration deadline to be part of the Syracuse University team in the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The 3.5-mile run/walk is Tuesday, June 6, at 6:25 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff who meet the J.P. Morgan event eligibility requirements are invited to participate.

Each team participant will receive:

  • an official 2017 Corporate Challenge event tech running shirt;
  • a Team SU tech running shirt;
  • a tented pre- and post-race refreshment area offering snacks and beverages, as well as tables and chairs; and
  • half of the $36 registration paid for by the University.

Registration is a two-step process. First, complete the registration form. Second, bring a check for $18 payable to “Syracuse University” to the Office of Government and Community Relations, Suite 2-212 in the Center for Science and Technology (easiest entry is off of the R3 parking lot next to CST on Comstock Avenue). The check must be delivered by noon on May 8. No late payments will be accepted.

SU team packets may be picked up on Monday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Milton Atrium in the Life Sciences Complex. Please note no packets will be brought to the race site in Liverpool on race day.

Review the course map and more information on the Syracuse Corporate Challenge and sign up by May 8.

Submit 2016 FSA Claims by April 30

Remember to submit any 2016 expenses to WageWorks for your eligible dependent care and health care flexible spending account by April 30, 2017 for expenses incurred by December 31, 2016.

Unused funds in your 2016 dependent care care FSA will be forfeited if they are not claimed by the April 30 deadline.  If you have unused funds in your 2016 health care FSA, WageWorks will rollover up to $500 to your 2017 FSA; amounts over $500 will be forfeited.

You can review eligible expenses and download claim forms at wageworks.com, and more information can be found on humanresources.syr.edu/benefits/fsa.  You can also submit claims online or using the EZReceipts mobile app for iOS and Android. Contact WageWorks toll-free at 1.877.924.3967 with any questions.

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Health and Wellness Expo on March 29

The Department of Recreation Services is once again hosting the Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Flanagan Gymnasium.  The event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students with valid SU/ESF ID.

The event hosts more than 50 vendors who offer a variety of health and wellness-related services, resources and products available on and off campus, such as chiropractic care, stress reduction, mindful eating, yoga and more.  Among the group of vendors will be representatives from the employee benefits programs, including POMCO, OptumRx, Delta Dental and TIAA. Information will also be available about the University Wellness Initiative, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program through Carebridge, and VSP vision benefits. Stop by the vendors’ tables for product demonstrations, free samples, information and activities.

University Faculty, Staff Receive Training on Investigating Complaints of Sexual Violence, Title IX Compliance

About 50 University faculty and staff members took part in training Jan. 27 that involved matters relating to Title IX, including  investigating and adjudicating complaints of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment and stalking.

February is Sexual Health Awareness Month

The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) is holding Syracuse University’s first Sexual Health Awareness Month throughout the month of February, calling it Frisky February. Working in collaboration with many organizations, University offices, community partners and the OHP Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (PEEHRS), there are events all month long to encourage positive discussion about a subject many would like to know more about.