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.


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.

Fitness Centers Offers for Faculty and Staff

Syracuse University faculty and staff members have access to special offers at thousands of nationwide chains and local fitness centers through the GlobalFit gym discount network.  So whether you live in Syracuse, Washington DC, LA, Atlanta, NYC or anywhere else are eligible to use the GlobalFit offers.

The Syracuse University Wellness Initiative has also collaborated with various fitness centers in the Syracuse community to offer discounted rates and opportunities to faculty and staff.

metrologoMetro Fitness Executive Health Club

Downtown: 205 S Salina Street, Syracuse NY 13202
East: 6800 E Genesee St, Fayetteville NY 13066

Offer: Syracuse University faculty and staff will receive corporate rates for the general membership level of their choice ($10 discount off each level).
Enrollment Fee: 50% off for SU faculty and staff (savings of $55). Enrollment comes with a MicroFit Fitness Assessment and 1 session with a Personal Trainer.
Agreement Period: Month-to-Month. First and last month due at signing.
Trial: A free 3-visit punchcard to use during the course of 1 week.
*Personal Training and other programs available at additional cost.

Contact: Will Masiclat 315.446.2638

SU ID required

Aspen Athletic Clubs


Offer: Syracuse University faculty and staff will receive a $19.99 per month membership with 3 free amenities: Towel Service, Guest Privelege (1) and Kids Korner (1)
*See club for complete details. *All amenities not available at all locations
Enrollment fee: Waived ($0)
Agreement period: 12-month minimum term, then month-to-month
All days. All hours. 2 training sessions. All aerobics.

Contact: The location of your choice

SU ID required

Personal training session at Trillium Fitness

Trillium Fitness

Trillium Fitness
2815 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY

Offer: Syracuse University faculty and staff will receive a discounted membership fee of $34/month (regularly $45/month, a savings of $11/month)
Enrollment fee: Waived (savings of $79)
Agreement period: Month-to-month (No annual contract)
Trial: Can sign up online or call to receive a seven (7) day free trial
*Personal training and other programs available for additional cost.

Contact: Cathy Boyle at 315.463.WELL (9355)

SU ID required

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse 

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse
5655 Thompson Road
Dewitt, NY

Offer: Syracuse University faculty and staff will receive a 20% discount on all Full-Facility (Fitness) memberships. *Note: Discount cannot be combined with any other JCC discounts.
Enrollment fee: Varies by membership type
Agreement period: One year (monthly payment plans available)
*Personal training and other programs available for additional cost.

Contact: Nick Finlayson at 315.445.2360 x140 or nfinlayson@jccsyr.org

SU ID required

Crossfit SyracuseWhat Is CrossFit?

Crossfit Syracuse
3030 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY

Offer: Syracuse University faculty and staff will receive free attendance to the 4 day Foundations program ($60 value), where experienced coaches will teach all of the basic movements, terminology, and equipment to prepare beginners for CrossFit. This is a great introductory offering to help you decide whether to participate in a Crossfit membership.
Agreement period: 4 days total, the foundations program is offered Monday-Thursday every other week from 7:30-8:30p.m.

Contact: Ellen Goldberg at ellen@crossfitsyracuse.com for more details and to sign up!

SU ID required

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Tobacco-Free Campus

On July 1, 2015 Syracuse University proudly joined more than 975 universities in the United States that are completely tobacco-free. A tobacco and smoke-free campus is a clear expression of the University’s investment in the health and well-being of its members and in promoting respect for others and our environment. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness through the promotion, education, and support of a tobacco and smoke-free campus to help ensure a healthy, productive, respectful environment in which to work, learn, and live.

FSAP Tobacco Cessation Resources Together, the University’s FSAP and Carebridge have a variety of Tobacco Cessation Resources as well as the University offering Nicotine Replacement Therapy coverage.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy coverage Attention Syracuse University faculty and staff: if you are enrolled in the University’s health benefits coverage through SUBlue, SUOrange or SUPro, you and your enrolled family members are eligible to receive coverage at no cost to you for prescription drugs and FDA-approved over-the-counter products to help you quit tobacco.
Tobacco-and Smoke-Free Campus For information about the policy, FAQ’s, online resources, history and timeline.
Communication Toolkits Communication is a key strategy in implementing the Tobacco-Free Campus policy and educating our campus community and visitors about what it means to be a tobacco-free campus. Communication toolkits are available to you to help you get the conversation started!

Free Flu Shots Still Available

Flu Shots: Walk-ins Welcome!

Faculty and Staff are still able to get their free flu shot at the Health Services pharmacy during regular business hours*: 

Monday and Tuesday: 8:30a.m.—7p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30a.m.—5p.m.
Saturday: 10a.m.—4p.m.

*There may be a few minute wait

POMCO offers flu shots to Syracuse University members at select participating pharmacies or through your participating primary care physician at no cost. For participating pharmacy information, please click on the flyer below.

View POMCO flyer [PDF]

Financial Wellness Kick Off

New Year, new you! Many times this phrase refers to making changes to eating or physical activity routines, but not in this case. The results of the 2016 faculty and staff wellness survey indicated that 50 percent of survey respondents were interested in financial wellness programs, and on Feb. 2, the Syracuse University Wellness Initiative is kicking off the first of six financial wellness education opportunities available to faculty and staff during the spring semester.