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Gerber ’07’s ‘Sensation’ on view at Penn State Altoona 9/24/15

Paintings by Clarissa R. Gerber, AU Class of 2007, will be on view from Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 13 at Penn State Altoona’s Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The exhibition “Sensation” is open to the public free of charge; there will be a reception Oct. 8 from 3-5 p.m. in the Titelman Study of the Center.

Clarissa is an assistant professor of art at Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio.


Herzog ’79’s ‘Angel of History’ flies solo at Brooklyn gallery 9/24/15

“Shift: The Angel of History” is a solo exhibition by Elana Herzog on view at Studio 10, Brooklyn through Sunday, Oct. 25. Elana is a member of the AU Class of 1979.

Gallery notes explain: “Her installation addresses the relationship between material and memory, activating the space through drawing, painting, and stitching. An entire jacket has been pulled apart to form vertical sutures in the walls. The room itself is splitting at the seams.”


News Image Alumnae Athletes: Come back ‘Home’ and experience a special weekend welcome! 9/18/15

Thank you for sharing your memories and photos of the history of women in athletics at Alfred! Please continue to submit your stories, photos or memorabilia to our University Archivist Laurie McFadden at see the history of Alfred’s women athletes come to life, please visit to learn more about the pioneering efforts of our alumnae athletes. 

We hope you will join us in Alfred for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 3 to celebrate the culmination of this project and the induction of the 2015 Hall of Fame members!


News Image ‘entire story’ penned by Halper ’72 9/17/15

Evelyn Halper, AU Class of 1972, writes that she has “derived and written a channeled spiritual book penned and authored in the years 2005-2015” – “the entire story of biri jeet.” The work commemorates in fantasy and spiritual tale the memory of her “deceased life partner, Joan Ripp … the healing of the earth... the saving of the tiny animals and the graces given to lost children of nethers...”


Sabol ’89 new senior vice president/president at Xylem Inc. 9/17/15

Xylem Inc., Rye Brook, NY has named Colin Sabol, AU Class of 1989, as senior vice president and president for analytics and treatment. In this role, he will lead the global operations of the two business divisions.

Colin most recently served as senior vice president and president for dewatering. He will continue to serve on the company’s senior leadership team.

Colin also serves as chairman of Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship and social investment program.


News Image Washington ’04 accepts appointment to Manhattan Deputy Borough President seat 9/17/15

Matthew Washington, a Manhattan native and member of the AU Class of 2004, has been appointed by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer one of two deputy borough presidents. He begins his new duties Nov. 2, 2015.

Matthew currently serves as deputy director of external affairs at The Durst Organization.


News Image AU, Alfred State College students taking Team NY Alfred into Solar Decathlon 9/17/15

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following piece was written by Jessica Scoones of Deansboro, a senior renewable energy engineering major at Alfred University who is a member of Team NY Alfred, a group of students from both AU and Alfred State College collaborating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015 Oct. 8-18 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA. Team NY Alfred will be competing against 13 student teams from across the country.


‘Prophets & Epistles’ on view in Mooney ’80 gallery exhibition 9/10/15

Joe Mooney MFA ’80 will host an opening reception for his new exhibit, “Prophets & Epistles,” Saturday, Sept. 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Joe will give an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. The show runs from Monday, Sept. 14-Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.


Stein’s ’11 ‘Bee Space’ takes up residence in Brooklyn Heights 9/10/15

The Forum @ St. Ann’s, Brooklyn Heights, NY will present  “Bee Space,” an installation of glass works by Emma Stein, AU Class of 2011, in the sanctuary of historic St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Sunday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. An artist’s talk and reception are scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 12, 6- 8 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Emma - a glass artist, educator, and new beekeeper - says she is influenced by the beauty of nature, the need to honor plant diversity and bee survival. The artist created two works specifically for the St. Ann’s historic landmark sanctuary.


Au ’09 offering ‘Frame of Reference’ at Iowa City gallery 9/10/15

Iowa City ceramic artist Eliza Au, AU Class of 2009, is featured in the first exhibit of the 2015-16 season at Wartburg College’s Schmidt Art Gallery, Waverly, Iowa. Her “Frame of Reference” runs through Sunday, Oct. 25. There will be an opening reception featuring a gallery talk by Au be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.


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