Join us to watch a “Cornelliana with Corey” recorded lecture, followed by a live Q+A session with Corey Earle ‘07.

December 15 |  11:30am

CHEER Talk with Dr. Tashara Leak, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Title: Designing a community-based intervention for adolescents with prediabetes in New York City

CHEER Talk with Rebecca Brenner
Lecturer, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Thursday, December 3rd at 11:00am

Talk Title: Disasters: What makes people and communities vulnerable to disasters?

CHEER Talk with Fiber Science and Apparel Design Students
Friday, October 23rd  |  3:00–4:00 p.m. 

Zoom Link Here Password: Mask

Join FSAD students, Jenny Leigh Du Puis, Katarina Goodge, Yvonne Schichtel and Hanna Norris to learn about their mask design projects.

This kick-start workshop is good fit for anyone who is interested in mindfulness or meditation but maybe too apprehensive, too busy or perhaps too skeptical to try. Ruth from Cornell Wellness will offer practice in different kinds of mindfulness to show you how you can fold it into your routine for better focus, relief of symptoms of worry/anxiety and a slowing of the noisy mind. During this pandemic, if you are looking for tools to bring a little sliver of peace to any moment of your day, then this is the workshop for you. Join the workshop every Tuesday at 9 am (beginning 9/29).

July 20th at 9:30 am & July 23rd at 3:00 pm

Join us for an informal coffee talk to catch up with your fellow Human Ecology colleagues. Choose whichever date/time works best for you, or attend both! We will start with a CHE summer slideshow and then separate into smaller break out rooms to chat about what we've been doing this summer. 

Please email your summer photos to Jennifer Evangelista ( to be included in the slideshow.  Share family, pets, or great outdoor summer spots you've been enjoying. 

Learn about Cornell's history with Corey Ryan Earle '07. Thursday, June 18th | 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Join the NYC Expanded Food Nutrition Education team for a webinar on menu planning! Monday, June 1st from 2:00-3:00 pm.

Thursday, Feb. 27th. 11am-12pm. Human Metabolic Research Unit. 

Erica Bender, Nurse Practitioner and Manager of the HMRU,  will give a 1 hour tour of the facility to talk about past, current, and future research in the unit as well as answer any questions you may have about the HMRU. 

Tour Human Development's MRI Facility 

Employee speaking in front of MRI machine

CHEER MRI Tour - 1.16.2020

Employees touring Botanic Garden Fiber textures

CHEER Botanic Garden Fiber Tour - 07.24.2019

Professor Sassler and book cover photo collage

Cheer Event 2/14/2018 - Professor Sassler Talk "Cohabitation Nation"

CHE Staff at annual beach party photo collage

Beach Party April 2018

CHE and CIPA staff in photo collage

Tom O'Toole and Laurie Miller from CIPA at CHEER presentation - Jan 19, 2018

CHEER Fall Coffee Hour Contest Winners Jumping in air from chair

Fall Coffee Hour Contest Winners 09.12.2017

Two staff members receiving a chair massage

CHEER Chair Massage Event 02.09.17

8 staff members pose with arms folded for group picture

CHEER Ice-skating at Lynah Rink Event 01.13.16

Staff at Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory photo collage

Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory Tour March 2018

CHE Staff in front McGraw Hall, Clock Tower, and Chimes

CHEER Clock Tower and Chimes  Tour 06.15.18

CHE Staff Walking around Bebe Lake

CHEER Summer Walks - Nature Tour 06.27.19

CHEER Department Representatives 

Name Department
Paula Aiken Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Madjabi Castrejon Human Development
Christine Chouinard Division of Nutritional Sciences 
Emily Cotman Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Courtney Crawford Cornell Cooperative Extension - NYC
Jennifer Evangelista Cornell Institute of Public Affairs 
Sarah Harrington Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Natalie Kimbrough Policy Analysis and Management 
Lucy Pola Office of Human Resources
Vicki Sill Design and Environmental Analysis & Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Lauri Whatley Communications Office



CHEER Mission Statement
College of Human Ecology Employee Rejuvenation  

CHEER exists to support the physical, social and psychological well-being of staff working in the College of Human Ecology by:

  • coordinating and sponsoring events that advance our lives through education, entertainment, and social connection
  • promoting and celebrating the diversity that each individual brings to the CHE community
  • encouraging staff to reflect on and engage in the mission of the College
  • liaise regarding work environment issues that could be improved to the benefit of all

CHEER shall consist of non-academic staff members with at least a representative from each of the following departments or organized groups: Administration (including Admissions, Student and Career Services, and Registrar), Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cooperative Extension, Design & Environmental Analysis,  Division of Nutritional Sciences, Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Human Development, and Policy Analysis & Management. 

Each member will serve a two-year term (based on the fiscal year – July through June) and may not serve two consecutive terms.  One-half of the initial members were selected at random to serve only a one-year term in order to establish a turnover of one-half of the committee members on an annual basis.  If a member resigns from the committee, the member’s home department will select someone to complete the remaining term.  The “replacement” member is eligible to serve on the committee for the next full two-year term.   

A member of the Human Resources team will function as the Chair of this group.  

Time Commitment:   CHEER will hold monthly meetings for approximately one hour each.  Additional time may be needed from members at various times throughout the year to help coordinate events or work on special projects.  This additional time should rotate among members, so that one or two members are not bearing the bulk of the time.   

Note: All time spent at meetings and working with this committee requires the approval of the employee’s supervisor.

Send us an email with your ideas for CHEER events, comments on past events, or anything else you would like us to know, or you would like to know from us --- The CHEER Team