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  Events for January 30, 2014

Walk-in Hours at the CDC

- Location: The Steinheim, Career Development Center
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Alfred University’s Career Development Center has extended walk-in hours for the 2013-14 academic year -Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can drop in with any career-related question and see the next available counselor for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on availability.

If you’re not sure whether or not the walk-in hours are right for your needs, give us a quick call at 607-871-2164 or email us at We’re here for you, and we’d love to help you.

American Red Cross

- Location: 1st Floor of Ade dining Hall
(11:45 AM - 6:30 PM)
- Link:

Sooner or later, most of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. Why not donate Thursday, Jan. 30, any time from noon until 6:30 p.m.? Your donation will take between an hour and 75 minutes.

If you would like an appointment, please sign up using the Web site below. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME TOO!

Can’t donate, but still want to help? We need volunteers too. Please contact to find out about volunteering some time.

Thank you to the Athletics training group for sponsoring this blood drive.

Saxon Swap

- Location: Launch Pad, Campus Powell Center
(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Purchase or exchange brand-name, gently used clothing. Find great clothes at ridiculously low prices.

Film Screening: ’The Black Candle’

- Location: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
(5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
- Link: The Black Candle

"The Black Candle" is a landmark, vibrant documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience.

Narrated by world renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker MK Asante, "The Black Candle" is an extraordinary, inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of family, community, and culture.

Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe. and the Caribbean, "The Black Candle" is a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are relevant today.

The first feature film on Kwanzaa, "The Black Candle" traces the holiday’s growth from the first celebration in 1966 to its present-day reality as a global holiday embraced by over 20 million celebrants.

With vivid cinematography and an all-star cast that features NFL Legend Jim Brown, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, Kwanzaa’s founder Dr. Maulana Karenga, artist Synthia Saint James. and many others, "The Black Candle" is more than a film about a holiday: it’s a celebration of a people!

Welcome Back Dinner

- Location: St. Jude's Chapel, Lower College Drive
(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
- Attachment 1: Welcome_Back_Dinner.pdf
Enjoy a home-cooked meal with the Newman Club as we start a new semester in Alfred.

Study Abroad Information Session

- Location: Perlman 112
(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Thinking about studying abroad? Already applied to go abroad and have questions? Come to the Study Abroad Info Session to learn more!

The presentation will be conducted by a student who spent a semester abroad. All question/thoughts/concerns about the study abroad process are welcomed.