April 2022 Updates From the Department of Public Safety

I recently concluded my first month as a member of the Syracuse University community. I have enjoyed my time meeting with so many of you, including the Graduate Student Organization, Student Association, University Senate and Resident Association Advisory Board just to name a few, and look forward to connecting with even more of you.

I have also been spending one-on-one time with the dedicated team members in Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services to learn about our unit and the work each individual performs on a daily basis. This is a terrific team and I’m honored to be a part of it.

Read the full update on the DPS website.

Syracuse University Libraries’ Module-2 Storage Facility Complete

The second phase of Syracuse University Libraries’ 14,000-square-foot storage facility on South Campus is now complete. The facility provides temperature and humidity-controlled cool and cold storage vaults in the building.

The facility addition was designed to provide optimum environmental conditions for the storage and preservation of items from the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. Unique, rare and fragile materials that require cold (32°F, 40% relative humidity) or cool (50°F, 30% relative humidity) environmental conditions can be stored in Module 2 for secure and long-term preservation. Module 2 also has customized security technology, fire protection and environmental controls that will halt degradation and extend the life of these valuable collections by several hundred years, ensuring crucial access to materials for teaching, research and scholarship at Syracuse University.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Mountain Goat Run May 1 to Lead to Road Closures On and Around Campus

The 44th annual Mountain Goat Run will take place Sunday, May 1. More than 2,500 runners are expected to take part in the race, which will affect traffic and roads in the city throughout the day. The 10-mile course traverses a large section of the City of Syracuse, including roads on campus and around the University area.

Members of the campus community should be advised that temporary road closures will take place between 9:45 a.m. and noon on the day of the race. Centro shuttles and Syracuse University trolleys will also be delayed during that time, affecting travel to and from South Campus.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Bee Love on Campus Enhances University’s Sustainability Measures

What’s the buzz? On South Campus and all across Syracuse University, it’s native plants to support pollinators of all varieties. And that is just one part of the University’s efforts in sustainability management.

Melissa Cadwell, sustainability coordinator in Sustainability Management, spearheads that support and helps move the University forward in its vision of instilling a culture of sustainability on campus. Cadwell has worked at the University since 1987.

Other work in the unit has focused on working with students in Sustainability Management’s internship program on a variety of projects, including Bee Campus USA and Pete’s Giving Garden.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Student Volunteers With the Food Recovery Network Fight Waste and Feed People

After the dining centers close, as most students are scattering back to their residence halls, to the library to study or toward other late-night activities, volunteers with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a student organization comprising members from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Syracuse, spring into action.

The premise of their work is simple: to recover as much leftover, untouched food as possible from on-campus dining centers and deliver it to its eight partner agencies located throughout the greater Syracuse community. In 2021, FRN volunteers recovered 21,985 pounds (almost 11 tons!) of food, contributing around 18,320 meals to neighbors in need.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Food Services Named Student Employment Department of the Year

Recognizing student employees and supervisors who have consistently exhibited hard work and dedication in their roles, on April 18, Student Employment (’Cuse Works) presented students and staff with the Graduate Student Employee of the Year Award, Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year Award, Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award and Department of the Year Award. The awards are part of the celebration of 2021-22 National Student Employment Week.

’Cuse Works encouraged campus community members to nominate undergraduate and graduate student employees who have made an impact on campus through their work, as well as the student employee supervisors and departments who have made a difference in the student employee experience. Winners were decided by the Student Employment Recognition Committee.

Syracuse University Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Syracuse University has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

STARS, a self-assessment, incorporates data accuracy processes that improve report quality, protect the credibility of the program and provide a fair and transparent means for resolving questions about the accuracy of reported data.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Local Business Owners, Job Seekers Invited to University’s Go Local Career and Vendor Fair April 28

The University is hosting a Career and Vendor Fair Thursday, April 28, as part of its “Go Local” economic initiative. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Oncenter Convention Center ballroom, lower level, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.

Local business owners can meet with University purchasing managers to identify opportunities to see how their goods and services can supply the needs of the University. Individuals can attend to check out and apply for one of the hundreds of job openings at the University.

Those interested are asked to register for the event.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Syracuse University to Rename On-Campus Stadium, Readies Next Phase of Transformation

For more than 40 years, the Carrier Dome has been synonymous with Syracuse University and Orange Athletics. Carrier’s historic 1979 gift represented the first naming agreement for a major stadium in college sports, and one of the first in all of sports. More than four decades later, Carrier, whose support was instrumental in creating one of the most iconic and electric sports and events venues, has agreed to allow Syracuse to rename its stadium, effective May 1.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.