• January 17, 2017


    By Nancy Doolittle

    What is a decade?

    In Bartels’ years, it is recognizing 58 Building Care staff with the Bartels Award for Custodial Service Excellence, and providing scholarships for 15 Building Care staff and 44 children of department staff.

    Phil Bartels ’71, his wife Susan and their daughter and Cornell University Council member, Katie Bartels ’06, returned to Cornell to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bartels awards and scholarship program, Dec. 20 in Call Auditorium. They joined Vice President KyuJung Whang; former director of Building Care Rob Osborn and his wife, Mary Beth; and Facilities Management leadership to recognize the work of about 400 Building Care staff, hand out awards to six custodial and housekeeping staff members, and present one staff member and 10 children of staff members with scholarships.

    Osborn gave a brief history of the program, which was developed shortly after Katie Bartels graduated from Cornell as a...

  • January 13, 2017

    EMERGENCY NEED  Cornell Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

    Tuesday, January 17th 9:00am to 2:00pm

    In the Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

    To make your appointment: CLICK HERE   


    Or call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit

    and use Sponsor Code: Cornell Facilities



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    Complete health history questions before your appointment time. Visit RAPID PASS

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  • January 5, 2017


    By Nancy Doolittle


    KyuJung Whang, vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP), has accepted the position of vice president for facilities at Princeton University. His last day at Cornell will be Jan. 20, 2017.

    Whang began his Cornell career in 2006. In the 10 years since, he has overseen Cornell’s conversion from coal heating to natural gas, reorganized his division to better meet the needs of the changing university, furthered university initiatives in diversity and sustainability, and led IPP initiatives in leadership development, staff training and recognition.

    Under Whang’s leadership, the Ithaca campus saw significant growth and development enhancing the quality of campus aesthetics, including several designs by world-renowned architects. Whang was instrumental during the competition and development phases of the Cornell Tech campus, and led the development of the Cornell Tech master plan now being implemented....

  • November 15, 2016

    To: Facility Managers, UFR's, and Building Coordinators
    From: Kyu Jung Whang, Vice President of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning
    RE: Water use restrictions eased

    Cornell University has lowered its water use restriction to a water use advisory, which means water conservation efforts are now strongly encouraged, rather than required.

    Despite the recent rainfall, our region is still experiencing drought conditions. Since groundwater supplies remain depleted, our conservation measures will continue. Remember to report any water leakages, continue to limit showers to five minutes or less, and turn off faucets when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.

    The University will continue to work closely with the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County to monitor the regional drought levels, and it will either de-escalate or escalate the drought response level as necessary.

    I applaud the Cornell community for its enthusiastic participation in...

  • October 27, 2016


    In this month’s issue, you can find out the real story behind IPP’s new website as well as catch up on the latest adventures of resident archeologist Erin Root.  Learn how the IPP Rewards and Recognition Committee works and find out about the objectives and membership of the new IPP Diversity Committee.  The Pets of Suite 125 close out this October edition!