May 16: Vol. 23, No. 42-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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May 16: Vol. 23, No. 42

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CMU Kennywood Picnic Set for July 13

KennywoodThe ticket sale begins June 11. Employees can purchase one ticket for $10 with their CMU ID (valid on the July 13 picnic day only), up to four additional tickets for $15 each, and up to five more tickets for $20 each. Sandcastle ($21) and Idlewild ($24.99) tickets also will be available. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dennis Schebetta Wins Film Competition

Dennis SchebettaHis script, “My Date With Adam,” received the Ellen Weiss Kander Award, which provides $20,000 to produce and film his short movie this summer. The movie, which he plans to shoot locally, will debut at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Film Festival in November. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Staff Celebration Picnic is Wednesday, May 22

We Thank YouPresident Jared L. Cohon and Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet invite you to the Staff Picnic, an opportunity to celebrate all that you do for CMU! The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the University Center's Wiegand Gym and Rangos Hall. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Staff Council Reps Elected for 2013-15; SEI Presents Staff Awards; Washington Series Focuses on Protecting Critical Infrastructures; Credit Union Loan Rates; New SMART ID Cards To Be Issued for Pittsburgh Campus. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Marios Savvides; Donna Morosky; Astria Suparak; Susie Cribbs; and Stan Charap.