What to Expect With the Link Hall Renovations

Machinery and power tools echo throughout Link Hall as construction workers bustle about the building. Since the spring of 2022, Link Hall has been undergoing renovations, and big changes are on the horizon.

Bruce Molino, director of space management and strategic initiatives in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), believes these renovations will transform Link Hall into a welcoming space that fosters collaboration.

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New Communications Unit Established, Will Combine Resources from BFAS and Auxiliary Services

In recognition of the historically close ties and frequent crossover between Business, Finance and Administrative Services (BFAS) and Auxiliary Services, the two divisions are launching a joint communications unit, combining the marketing and communications resources from each division.

The new unit will be led by director of communications Jennifer DeMarchi, who will now report to both Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett Padgett and Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer John Papazoglou.

In addition to her new responsibilities with Auxiliary Services, DeMarchi remains the primary point of contact for all marketing and communications needs for the units within BFAS, including Campus Facilities, Administration and Services, the Comptroller’s Office, the Office of Institutional Risk and Audit Management, the Office of Budget and Planning, the Office of the Treasurer, and Real Estate and Asset Management.

Abby Haessig, previously the Auxiliary Services marketing manager, will move into the role of assistant director of marketing and communications, supporting both BFAS and the units within Auxiliary Services. The unit will also include marketing managers Hannah Redmond (Campus Store) and Keone Weigl (Food Services), who will continue to provide marketing and communications support to their respective departments.

BFAS and Auxiliary Services interact on a regular basis, and in fact, several units now housed within BFAS were previously under the Auxiliary Services umbrella. Establishing a cohesive communications team will allow for coordination between the divisions on shared areas of interest. In addition, the new unit will follow the lead of the University’s Division of Marketing, and establish a renewed focus on consistent messaging, design, and branding across all platforms.

As before, all staff members in both divisions should continue to reach out to members of the communications unit for all marketing and communications needs: publications, presentations, digital tools, websites, print and promotional materials, SU News communications, social media, and all internal and external communications, including media requests.

Anyone with questions should contact Jenn DeMarchi at

Christine Stallmann Named University’s Chief Compliance Officer

Christine Stallmann has been named the University’s chief compliance officer. The position, which will report directly to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett Padgett in the Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services, is a key component of the University’s coordinated risk assurance efforts. Stallmann is responsible for oversight and coordination of the University’s compliance program.

She brings nearly 30 years of professional experience in compliance, privacy, policy development, insurance, environmental health and safety, and risk management to Syracuse. She led compliance and risk services at Cornell University for over 15 years, and most recently held the position of chief compliance and privacy officer at the institution.

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The Inn Complete Re-Opens; Provides Gathering Space on South Campus

The campus community and guests are welcome back to the Inn Complete. The University’s former ski lodge is open and is ready to provide students, faculty and staff another quick and delicious lunch option, without leaving campus.

The Inn Complete is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet, featuring sandwiches, salad, soup, dessert and a hot entree of the day. The buffet costs $16.30 and includes water, tea and soft drinks. Credit cards, Dining Dollars and ‘Cuse Cash are accepted. Students with a meal plan (block or unlimited) may also choose to utilize one meal swipe for the buffet.

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‘Glory Days’ Come to Campus: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to Perform at JMA Wireless Dome Thursday

Rock icon Bruce Springsteen and his legendary E Street Band will perform on campus for the third time Thursday, making a stop in Syracuse at the JMA Wireless Dome on the second U.S. leg of their marathon 2023 tour. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays at entry and download their tickets to their mobile device prior to entry. Springsteen has no opening act and is anticipated to take the stage promptly at 7:30 p.m.

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Richard Graham Marks 50 Years With Facilities Services

When Richard (Richie) Graham came to Syracuse from South Carolina in 1972, he was following family and better job opportunities. Little did he know, he would plant roots here and be celebrating his 50th anniversary at Syracuse University.

Graham, a member of the Facilities Services maintenance team, was among those honored at the One University celebration in April who marked milestone anniversaries in 2022. He was honored during a reception before the ceremony, and with the presentation of a certificate during the ceremony by Chancellor Kent Syverud, during which Graham received an extended standing ovation.

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Faculty Center Continuing at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel’s Sitrus for 2023-24 Year

Sitrus on the Hill, located within the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center (801 University Ave.), will continue to be home to the Syracuse University faculty center for the upcoming academic year.

Located to the left of the lobby within the hotel’s main entrance off of University Ave., Sitrus features a chic atmosphere replete with luxurious seating and table service. Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, faculty and their guests are invited to congregate while enjoying an exclusive, updated menu.

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Orange Is the New Green: Pete’s Giving Garden and South Campus Food Pantry Support Students Through Sustainability

Tucked away on the University’s South Campus, on a plot of land off of Skytop Road, is a photogenic garden full of life. Pete’s Giving Garden is a partnership between Syracuse University Sustainability Management, the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics food studies and nutrition program and the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry. The garden has been open since 2017 and its bounty has been making appearances in kitchens on and off campus ever since.

Pete’s Giving Garden and the University’s two food pantry locations bring together students, faculty, and staff to combat food insecurity through environmentally conscious practices. As part of this flourishing community garden, students are not only provided with fresh produce, but also a sense of collective responsibility for the wellbeing of the University community as a whole.

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