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  Events for August 26, 2016

September Red Cross Blood Drive

- Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
- Link:

Residence Life is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to participate.

Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment go to: or sign up for a time in person in the Powell Campus Center Wednesday 8/31 and Thursday 9/1 from 11-1 p.m.

Intended donors are urged to drink plenty of fluids on the day of the donation, wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up, eat iron-rich foods prior to donation day, and bring a list of prescription/over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking or are in your system. Students also bring a student ID.

Allen Walk and 2016 Opening Convocation

- Location: Powell Campus Center 1st Floor
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
New students will walk from Powell to McLane through "Allen Walk" officially beginning our 181st year of learning. Convocation is an important event to welcome you to your new journey at Alfred. There will be opening remarks by President Mark Zupan and Student Senate President Kyle Silberstein. You will also hear a memorable first lecture of your college career.

Foreign Language Placement Exam

- Location: Roon Lecture Hall
(3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Foreign Language Placement Exam

Exams are given in French, German and Spanish.

Who needs to take the Placement Exam?
Students who have taken more than two years of a language in high school and who intend to take the same language at AU must take the exam.
* Students who are bilingual or native speakers or who have spoken the language at home.
* Students do NOT need to take the exam if they did not study a language previously or if they are planning to take a different language in college.
* Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency in another language should contact Dr. Kerry Kautzman about procedures.

*Please remember to bring your student ID and a 2 pencil*

Remembering Toni Olshan

- Location: Book End Lounge, Herrick Library
(4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Friends, family and colleagues of Toni Olshan are invited to a reception in her honor at the Herrick Library Book End Lounge on Friday, August 26th, from 4-5:30 pm.
It will be an opportunity to get together to remember and savor the gracious and encouraging life of a wonderful friend to us all. There won’t be a formal program, just bring a favorite story or remembrance to share. Light refreshments will be served.

Shabbat dinner cookout style

- Location: Hillel house
(6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Hillel will be hosting a cookout style orientation themed Shabbat dinner. We will have burgers, dogs, chicken, potatoes... something for the whole family! Bring a friend, make a friend, be our friend!

Creativity Over Conflict

- Location: Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
(8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Shocking studies show today’s college students are deficient in creative problem-solving. Discover how your creativity skills are tied into diversity, noon-violence, and activism. Unleash creativity as your ultimate super power as AU’s Art Force 5 empowers you for life at AU and beyond.

Team Trivia

- Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center
(10:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Come out to see how strong you are in "useless" trivia. Teams will be formed at the event. Prizes to top scorers.

Drop in, Game on!

- Location: Institute for Cultural Unity, 1st floor Powell
(10:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
the ICU hosts a drop in game night with a variety of board games, card games and snack!


- Location: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
(10:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Enjoy a chance to sit back and relax during this hectic week and get reconnected with the X-Men.