Stories of Service: CPDC Director Joe Alfieri

In celebration of Veterans Week 2019, the University is recognizing stories of student veterans and faculty/staff who are veterans or have especially strong connections to the military. These stories are just some of the many from the veteran and military-connected community on campus whom the University is dedicated to supporting. From welcoming veterans to campus as far back as World War I, and having the longest consecutively running ROTC program in the country, the University is committed to being the “best place for veterans.”

Today, read the stories of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and College of Visual and Performing Arts student Adrian Weekly ’20 and U.S. Navy veteran Joe Alfieri, director of campus planning, design, and construction.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Campus Vending Machines to Accept New Payment Options, Including Credit Cards, Apple Pay

Beginning the week of Nov. 18, members of the campus community will be able to use credit cards and mobile pay apps at 10 vending machines in Bird Library. The new payment capabilities will gradually expand to all 175 campus vending machines throughout the next year.

In addition to SUpercard FOOD funds and credit cards, the machines will now accept Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Android Pay. Purchasers should look for a new orange vending sticker placed on the machines, which will identify the acceptable forms of payment.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Four Questions for Chief Maldonado About the Safety Escort Program

Learn about the safety escort program in this Q&A with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief Robert Maldonado.

Q: Is the safety escort program new?

A: No, we’ve had the program for many years but we revamped the program at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. In the past, we had different shuttles that covered different areas, which sometimes confused students. We now have two types of escorts: shuttle escorts and walking escorts.

Read more at Syracuse University News.

Syracuse University Launches Historic $1.5 Billion Forever Orange Campaign

Fueled by undeniable momentum and powered by a fiercely passionate Orange community, Syracuse University today announced the launch of a historic $1.5 billion campaign—Forever Orange: The Campaign for Syracuse University. The campaign kicks off as the University celebrates its sesquicentennial, uniting the Orange community as it collectively reflects on 150 years of impact and fearless firsts.

“Syracuse University is at a pivotal moment,” says Chancellor Kent Syverud. “Higher education looks vastly different now than it did at the University’s founding, 150 years ago. Our world is increasingly complex, and the future demands ideas, inventions, actions and individuals equipped to meet these challenges head on. Together, we can achieve our vision, impact lives and improve our world. That’s the Orange way.”

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Housing Committee Seeks Additional Input

This past July, Syracuse University began a comprehensive review of its student housing to better understand residential options and determine future needs in support of enriching the student experience. Through its engagement with an expansive group of stakeholders, the committee’s scope evolved to include the residential needs of graduate students, faculty and staff.

As part of the engagement phase of the housing assessment, the University released an online survey to all current undergraduate students in September. The response rate was strong and provided the committee important information on current living conditions, student satisfaction, and preferences for new and improved housing offerings.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Geraldine ‘Babydoll’ Williams celebrates 50 years working at SU

The number 13 has always been significant in Geraldine Williams’ life. Her mother died on the 13th, her son — who passed away five years ago — was born on the 13th. She even said her address number is 1331.

And on Oct. 13, Williams celebrated her 50th anniversary working at SU. But she said it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long at all.

Williams has been working at SU Food Services for the past five decades in jobs at Haven Hall, Washington Arms and Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center. She is now a group leader at Manley Field House’s dining center.

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BFAS By the Numbers: Fall 2019

  • 800: The Bookstore distributed 800 reusable tote bags to students to promote sustainability efforts on campus and encourage early textbook orders. The Orange is the New Green campaign launched during the summer to encourage students to forgo plastic bags for reusable shopping bags.
  • 7,643: Students moved in to University housing during Welcome Week
  • 49,738 and 36,874: The total number of meals served by Food Services in dining centers and at catered events, respectively, during Welcome Week 2019
  • 1,345 tons: The total weight of construction debris hauled away from the Schine Student Center during renovations (Put another way: That’s 223 30-yard containers!)
  • 200: The number of participants in Sustainability Management’s South Campus Pilot Composting Program, up from nine last academic year
  • 500: The number of people Auxiliary Services is looking to hire to staff concessions stands at the Dome
  • 10,700: The number of incoming phone calls fielded by the Bursar’s Office during their registration confirmation process (On top of 4,486 incoming emails!)
  • 2,630: The amount of $18 sweatshirts, hoodies, and pants the Bookstore sold on one day, thanks to a Fast Blast sale
  • 50,248: Attendance at the football game vs. Clemson, an announced sellout crowd
  • 38: Different camera views employed by the ABC broadcast during the game, including overhead coverage from the Goodyear blimp

Auxiliary Services Looking to Hire up to 500 People to Staff the Dome

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the excitement of a major Dome event and also earn money while you’re there, consider applying for one of the several hundred positions that are available through Dome concessions and catering.

The positions are flexible, says Mark Tewksbury, Food Services’ director of residence dining and concessions. Many people who work in the Dome do so for supplemental income and work games on nights and weekends. Food Services is looking for 300 to 400 people to staff concessions stands and another 100 or so to help with Dome catering and bartending.

Application links:

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The Orange Family is Ready to Boost the ’Cuse!

Across campus and around the world, members of the Orange family are preparing to Boost the ’Cuse.

The clock starts ticking at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, as the entire Syracuse University community comes together in a race to beat the goal of 5,000 donors by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 6. In its third year, Boost the ’Cuse is expanding to 44 hours for Syracuse University—an effort that aims to be as legendary as the number itself.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance Adds New Youth Program Compliance Coordinator

Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance, a department within Campus Safety and Emergency Services, has hired Sarah Ross Cappella as the youth program compliance coordinator. The position was created as part of the University’s commitment to provide an open and safe campus environment for all, including minors. The protection of minors policy  is intended to ensure the safety of minor participants in on-campus youth programs.

The policy—a key part of the Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services’ enterprise risk management program—aims to reduce minors’ exposure to reasonably foreseeable risk by training minor program staff and volunteers and identifying all participating minors, staff and volunteers.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.