Carnegie Mellon Day at Kennywood Park, presented by Staff Council, is Saturday, June 11. Pavilion 7, behind the Skyrocket rollercoaster, will be reserved all day for the CMU community. At 1 p.m., all children 10 and under will receive a prize and everyone will get an ice cream treat.
CMU employees presenting their own CMU ID may purchase two tickets for $15 each (valid only on June 11). Additional tickets (limit 10), valid any day in June and September and weekdays in July and August, may be purchased for $23 each.
Ticket sales (cash only) are as follows.
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 24, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 25, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 1, Mellon Institute
- 4 – 5 p.m., June 1, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 3, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 8, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9, Cohon Center
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 10, Cohon Center
Learn more about Kennywood and other employee discounts to Sandcastle, Idlewild and Hershey Park.
Last year, four of the 10 figures in the "Walking to the Sky" art installation on campus were restored. On Tuesday, May 17, the remaining six figures were removed for restoration — two of the figures on the ground and, from the bottom, the first, third, fifth and seventh on the pole. An update will be sent when the figures are scheduled to be returned.
The restoration work is being done by the original installer, Ron McPherson of La Paloma Art. If you have any questions, please call Shannon Wetzel at 8-6332 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) and the Office of Risk Management and Insurance (ORMI) have launched a new website to help members of the university community comply with the applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding the outdoor operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, in the United States.
Per applicable federal law, all drones flown outdoors with maximum take-off weight greater than 250 grams must be registered with the FAA. Drones owned by Carnegie Mellon should be registered with the FAA through ORMI.
Additionally, the outdoor operation of a drone for any non-recreational purpose requires an FAA exemption, which can take up to 120 days for the FAA to process. The OGC and ORMI can assist those seeking FAA registration and exemptions for non-recreational outdoor operations. The FAA does not regulate the indoor use of drones.
More information, including links to the FAA regulations and the FAA registration site, is available at http://www.cmu.edu/ogc/drones/. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To comply with the City of Pittsburgh’s All Hazards Plan, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) will conduct building evacuations in five of CMU’s high-rise buildings on Friday, May 20. (Note: Gates/Hillman centers will be rescheduled.) The building and evacuation schedule is as follows:
- Mellon Institute, 9 a.m.;
- Gates/Hillman centers - POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK;
- Doherty Hall, 11 a.m.;
- Wean Hall, 12:30 p.m.;
- Hamerschlag Hall, 1:30 p.m.; and
- Scott Hall, 2:30 p.m.
An evacuation announcement will be made over the building's voice alarm system, (with the exception of Mellon Institute) followed by the sounding of the buildings fire alarm. Once the fire alarm sounds, occupants should quickly leave the building via the nearest exit and assemble on the nearest sidewalk.
Failure to leave a building when the fire alarm sounds is a violation of a City of Pittsburgh ordinance and may result in a fine and court appearance.
The back-up rain date for these evacuation drills will be Monday, May 23. The same schedule as above will apply. New date and time for Gates/Hillman centers to be announced.
Questions about the evacuation should be directed to Richard Caruso at 412-268-9404 or email@example.com.
The Andy Award nomination period is now open through July 6. Named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, the Andy Awards are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.
Awards are given in five categories: Commitment to Excellence, Commitment to Students, Innovative and Creative Contributions, Spirit, and Teamwork and Collaboration.
For more on the program and categories, nomination criteria and nomination forms visit the Andy Awards website.