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Article in Burrelles Luce "Dramatically Improve Visibility in Bad Weather with Innovative Windshield Application"
Article in The Evening Tribune on 10/8/04 "Trustee to run for mayor" Village Trustee Craig Clark has announced he intends to seek the office of mayor when the position opens up this spring.
Article in the Alfred Sun on 10/14/04 in the Politics section - "Art of Compromise, art of improvise"
Article in Burrelles Luce "Helping Students Go Feral: A university course on wild edible and medicinal plants."
Article in Burrelles Luce - "Meet the candidates"
Article in The Times Herald - "Miracle of WWII subject of Bergren Forum at Alfred" Dr. Sandra Singer, associate professor of German and chair of the Division of Modern Languages at AU, will present "One Thousand Children: A Miracle of WWII" Thursday as part of the Bergren Forum.
"Selective Batching For Improved Commercial Glassmelting."
Article in Alfred Sun 10/28/04 - Alfred will miss The Rasmussens" Tom and Margaret are moving to a new home near Atlanta, Georgia.
Thomas V. Peterson, Alfred University "S/M Rituals in Gay Men's Leather Communities: Initiation, Power Exchange and Subversion"
Husband and wife potters Matthew Metz and Linda Sikora use the same kiln to make the otherwise different looking functional pottery in their joint exhibit at Baltimore Clayworks.
Article with the headline "All in the name of political gain' -Vicki spoke of Steve Endean "He felt the number one stereotype the gay movement had to counter was that gays were dangerous to children," said Vicki L. Eaklor, a professor at AU in NY who recently edited Endeanmemoirs.
Robert made a statement in an article with the headlines "Exodus Lacks Explanation on Trail of Bronx Mystery" Stated "The only thing that might explain it is that we have college students who come from the Bronx and register and become residents in the county" "Maybe they return to the NYC area when they graduate and decide to leave." At this point, however,, Dr. Heineman began to laugh. It had occurred to him, he said, that, including Alfred, there were only a handful of institutions of higher learning in the county, with a total enrollment of 6,000 students. Four thousand people over five years - that's what' he said. Eight hundred a year? That's a pretty big chunk of people going from the colleges to the Bronx."
Sacmi hosts third workshop on sanitaryware in Imola, Italy on 9/30/04. William discussed how the glass formation boundary can assist in vitreous china body development.
AU professor's work featured in magazine - A recent exhibition of work by Kevin Wixted, professor of painting at AU school of Art and Design, was reviewed in 11/04 edition of Art in America, a leading art publication. Wixted's exhibition, "City States," comprised 12 paintings inspired by his 2003 trip to Italy. Wixted also appeared in the New York Times Nov 21 edition for his works displayed on New York City trip.
AU Professor Releases Book - "Not Monsters: Analyzing the Stories of Child Molesters."
Joe Lewis and his wife, Phuong, are the proud parents of Joseph S. Lewis IV, born in June. Dad recently accepted the position of dean at the college of Art and Design at AU, and is looking forward to moving back to Upstate New York and to the upcoming 30th reunion in June.
AU gets equestrian program director. Jill has recently been appointed as AU's equestrian program director, overseeing operation of the new equestrian center, which is being constructed on 47 acres in town.
David A. Glocker Ph.D. joins Biophan Technologies Scientific Advisory Board; Authority in Thin Film Coatings Headed Kodak Thin Film Research Group. In addition to serving on the Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Glocker will work with Dr. Xingwu Wang, of AU and a co-founder of Biophan subsidiary Nanoset LLC, to develop advanced coatings for MRI image compatibility. Dr. Glocker will also assist in the transition of Dr. Wang's coating technologies from lab to commercial utilization in customer sites.
Article "Hal Riegger Retrospective" Raku Pioneer Hal will be honored with a retrospective show featuring a lifetime of work from Nov 27-Dec. 30, 2004 at TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, California.
Now that I have moved from Hamburg to Webster, NY I would like to hear from any alumni of 1939-1946 who live in the Rochester area (585-872-6112)
"Historian's simple symbol sums up our democracy" It was more than 50 years ago, in a classroom on the upstate campus of AU, when Ted Sly, who by now is the Orange County historian, did a doodle he still thinks the world absolutely, positively needs to see.
Article on Paul's step mom Florence Grewer only area woman killed in WWII
Article on Yahoo "PA Governor Rendell Announces 2004 Awards for the Arts Winners"
"Issues as varied as residents in city's 3rd, 4th, 14th districts" David is a retired Physics professor, Townson University.
John Rigas Tuska (1931-1998) - Sculpture and Works on Paper runs through November 6 at Closson's Phyllis J. Weston Art Gallary.
Dr. Ostrower, professor of history at AU, was one of 16 historians invited to participate in a symposium in Harvard University honoring the work and career of Akira Iriye, one of the country's leading diplomatic historians, who is retiring as the chairman of Harvard's history department and who was previously head of its East Asian Studies Program. A 1961 graduate of AU with majors in history and political science, Ostrower earned his master's and Ph.D degrees from the University of Rochester, where Iriye was his thesis advisor. Ostrower returned to AU to teach in 1969.
Article in The Times Herald - The Oct 28 Bergren Forum will feature Dr. Ostrower, professor of history and mayor of the Village of Alfred, who will give a talk on the 2004 election.
Profiles of Leadership article on Joel in his folder.
James Morgan, professor, award-winning lyricist, 63.
Article on Profiles of Leadership
Article in Burrelles Luce " Artist banking on customer-service job"
Alfred Sun 2004/10/29 - Jay Haberland, a 1972 graduate of AU with a BS degree in business administration, joined the AU Board of Trustees. Charly's comment "In these times of new laws and requirements for accounting and audits, his background and expereince in corporate finance and accounting will be an invaluable source of advice to the University."
Article with the headline "One seat on the City Council and the mayor's position are on the Nov. 2 ballot in Pomona"
Contermporary ceramics exhibit to open at CAC (Creative Arts Center). Pittsburgh Ceramic Artist Edward Eberle, whose works are represented in the Shaw Collection, will present a visiting artist lecture about his work in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall.
Cazenovia's Steve Miller among five selected for national honor. Miller is the only resident of Madison County ever to be inducted into the Upstate New York Chapter's Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Induction took place in October 2004.
Article in Democrat & Chronicle "Alfred alum recounts life on the road" Hiker and travel writer Jenkins once took 5-year walk across US.
Alfred Sun 2004/10/29 - Lance Shaner, a 1975 graduate of AU with a degree in history, has joined the AU Board of Trustees. Charly's comment "His background as an entrepreneur, his experience in putting together and running a company and his familiarity with the University and the region in which we are located will make him an asset to the Board.
Article in The Alfred Sun 10/7/04 "AU Alumnus to deliver John McMahon Lecture" Dr. Park, now VP of the Research and Product Technology Center for Kyocera America, will deliver the annual John F. McMahon Memorial Lecture. His lecture entitled "Electronic Packaging from a Ceramic Point of View" will discuss the nature of electronic packaging and how it meets performance requirements for modern electronic systems used in the telecommunications and information technology markets.
Article "Catholic Church Preaches to All" New Port Richey - A part of the church family for seven years, Father Ken Slattery has led the parish for three years. He had served Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin for one year before coming to New Port Richey
American Craft Council Board - William D. Carlson, Coral Gables, FL, a glass artist, is professor and chairman of the department of art history at the University of Miami and was previously professor of art and program chair of glass, clay and sculpture at the University of Illinois. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient, he is a graduate of the NYS College of Ceramics at AU and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Jennifer Ludemann '78 has moved to Northwest Arkansas. She is currently living in Siloam Springs. Jennifer and business partners Marie and Jim Wilbanks are working with ClubZ! In-Home Tutoring Services and conducting training programs in the Siloam Springs area. Their "I Can" Series focuses on life skills training for teens and adults.
Doug Nolan-married 10/10/92 to Maria E. Murphy. 3 daughters - Jacqueline-11; Rachel - 9; Kaitlyn - 7.
Fort Plain artist Loirlee Coleman talks about her installation, "9/11, War & Roses for US" which is displayed until the middle of next week at Carol's Vespi's manystoried Antiques & More building at Canal Place in Little Falls.
Article in Alfred Sun - Michael Teribury has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the US Army. Teribury is a resource management director assigned to the US Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, VA. He is the son of Rodney H. and Mary D. Teribury of County Road 21, Canisteo. His wife DeeAnn is the daughter of Richard and Maryetta Sutton of Jasper. The colonel graduated in 1978 from Canisteo Central High School, and received a BA degree in 1982 from AU. He earned a MA degree in 1996 from Troy State University, Ala.
For artist Xavier, "Dust," his exhibit opening Monday at the IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, will be as new to him as it will be for its viewers.
I am now in my fifth year as a Special Education teacher in Irving, Texas.
Moths as seen through a digital lens - On view at Westchester Community College (WCC) in Valhalla beginning Sat 10/16/04 and running through 11/27/04 is an exhibition featuring digital images by Joseph Scheer, the director and founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at AU.
Before you swat away another moth, stop by "Night Flyers," a new exhibit featuring a roomful of giant digital images of moths created by artist Joseph Scheer.
Article "The Face of Nature Changes as Art and Science Evolve."
Kidsline "Spectacular Beasts" Scheer has created images of more than 17,000 moth specimens; many of the moths at the gallery can be found in Westchester County.
Brad holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering from AU and has more than 20 years of experience in porcelain enamel research and development. Currently he is the market development director for porcelain enamel product development and marketing activities for the Ferro Corp in cleveland OH.
Graham Corp. has picked a South Carolina executive, William C. Johnson, as the new president and CEO of the Batavia heat transfer and vacuum equipment maker, replacing the retiring Al Cadena.
David will be speaking at The American Society for Quality, Section 1106. David is Kingsport director of public works. He graduated from Hobart College and earned a master's degree in administration from AU. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Senior Executive Institute (SEI) and has completed Malcolm Baldridge Quality assessment training.
Article "Keeping Up With Go-Getter Lisa Cove" Profile.
Pierre LaBarge'90 and his wife Amy, with their 1 year old Emily Rose, are rooted at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Pierre works as a naturalist with the City of Seattle's Cedar River Municipal Watershed
Article in Alfred Sun 10/28/04 - Alfred will miss the Rasmussens who will be moving near Atlanta Georgia.
AU alumni to exhibit work at MOMA - Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns, AU alums, will screen solo video projects as part of "Premieres," a 10 week series that celebrates worldwide contemporary film and media, at the newly refurbished Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
AU alumni to exhibit work at MOMA - Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns, AU alums, will screen solo video projects as part of "Premieres," a 10 week series that celebrates worldwide contemporary film and media, at the newly refurbished Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Scott Marinelli '93 is now engaged to Jennifer Ryan of Cranford, NJ. The couple is planning an August wedding.
"Mother and son featured in art exhibition" Former Warren Area High School Art teacher Rebecca J. Thomas will open "It's Relative," a mother and son show at the Wright Conference Room Gallary at the Arts Council for Chautaqua County. Bryan lives in Cortland, NY with his wife Abby, and is a lecturer at SUNY Cortland. After graduating from Warren in 1990, he earned a BFA and a Master of Science in Education at AU followed by a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusettes.
The University Gallery at UMass Lowell is pleased to host an exhibit of sculpture and installation work by Alison Safford 10/6 - 11/5. "Hither and Thither and Hence investigates the body as a site for the mind to process thoughts and to comprhend the external world.
Article "Ti to induct 5 in Sports Hall of Fame. The Ticonderoga Sentinel Booster Club will induct five members in the Sports Hall of Fame Friday during halftime of the varsity football game. Elizabeth starred in softball for the Ticonderoga Sentinels, and, later for AU. She played all four years at Alfred, where she earned a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering. After graduation, DeFranco worked for Osram Sylvania, a lighting manufacturer, in the Associate Development Program. She later worked in Exeter, NH as a Process Engineer before moving into a marketing role as an Applications Engineer in Danvers, Mass. During that time, she earned a High Tech MBA from Northeastern University. She married Chris McDonough in April 2003 and settled in Rhode Island, with their puppy, RUDI. Elizabeth has remained active athletically. After college, she joined a running club, where she met her husband. She has completed three marathons, including Boston and NYC, as well as numerous other road races. She is now focusing on triathlons and this summer completed her first half Ironman Triathlon.
Portfolio - "I am inspired by the layered details and the complexity of construction that result in a well-crafted object, making it appear seamless. I strive to create my own objects in this way to yield a seamless simplicity.' Born 1974, in Fort Belvoir, VA Lives in Portland OR where he co-founded Studio Ramp LLC, a glass fabrication studio, in 2001. Attended Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA (1996), AU (BFA metal and glass 1997)
Rachel Patterson '98 married John Edmunds III on September 13/2004 at the Cathedral Church of St. Divine in New York City.
"Selective Batching For Improved Commercial Glassmelting."
The Second Century Fund hosts NY Times best selling author Thomas Cahill, in Sun 10/3/04 at Smith Middle School at 3 p.m. Mr. Cahill is the author of "How the Irish Saved Civiliazation" "The Gifts of the Jaws" and his newest book "Sailing the Wine Dark Seas: Why the Greeks Matter". A renowned theological, Greek and Latin scholar, Mr. Cahill has taught at Queens College, Fordham University, Steon Hall University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Alfred University.
Dr. Cara Stein has joined Edinboro University of PA as an assistant professor in Computer Science. Stein was a double major at NY's Alfred University, earning her bachelor degrees in computer science and communication studies. She received a master's degree in software engineering from George Mason University and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Alabama. Stein's doctorate in computer science is also from University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has been honored in a National Merit Scholar and a receipt of a NASA Space Grant.
Article in Canon City Daily Record - "FCA executive director resigns" Carrie resigned as executive director of Fremont Center for the Arts, a position she had since December 2003.
"Smith to lead men's laxers" Nicholas Smith, an assistant coach on the Division III level for the past three years, has been named the third head coach in the 10-year history of the Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse program.
AU Professor to lecture on "hydrogen economy" on Dec 3, 2004 as part of the Environmental Studies Speakers Series.
Kerriann Waterhouse, '2000 was married on August 7, 2004 to Peter Pelletter.
Kevin M. Fox '2000 and Elise S Bickford were married on Oct. 2, 2004 in Charleston, SC at Magnolia Plantation. They are both currently pursuing their doctoral degrees at Penn State University.
Bethany Lynn Lysiak, '2000 and Scott Casey DeWolf were married on July 17, 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles, NY.
Kristin Benyo, '01 married Tom Schoonover WVU, '96, whom she met in Bozeman MT. a few years ago on July 31, 2004 in Long Island, NY. It was a wonderful place for Alfred friends to get together.
Recently moved to Buffalo to persue my Masters in criminal justice and I have been working part-time for the Buffalo Bills to help pay for the school books! Enjoying being back in school and look forward to the next few semesters.
Sixteen artists receive awards from N.C. Arts Council - Cristina will use her fellowship Award to extend her works of sculpture into unexplored technical and conceptual realms. Cordova received a bachelors degree from the Clegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecanicas in Puerto Rico and a masters degree in Ceramics from Alfred University. She is a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts.
Mary Giglio and Mark Davidson (both of Hornell) were married on Sept. 4, 2004. Mary was excorted by her son, Todd Giglio of White Plains, NY. Matron of honor was Tonia Schaubroeck of Webster NY., daughter of Mary. Best man was William Davidson of Franklin NC., father of the groom. The wedding took place on the Keuka Maid in Hammondsport, NY. In attendence were 10 AU Alumni.
Wayne Higby among the 200 participants from 31 countries attending the International Academy of Ceramics 2004 General Assembly, held at the Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea, August 26-September 4. Higby, a professor at AU, was recently named a honorary citizen of Jingdezhen, China, for his efforts on co-founding an institute of ceramic art in the city, where porcelain has been made for mare than a thousand years.
Alfred University professor given honorary citizenship in China.
Mr. Nicholas Bonner & Mrs. Melissa Gaskins were blessed with a daughter on January 20, 2003. She was 20 inches, 6 lbs. 12 oz. Her name is Isabella Monroe Cutler Bonner.
Vicky Byrne '91 and her husband Mike are happy to announce son Stuart William Byrne joined the family on May 22, 2004. Proud big brother Simon.
Steve Mangin '94 and his wife Michelle, had a son, Ryan Patrick, on October 6, 2004.
Timothy Burr '95 - daughter, Abigail born on 06/10/2003.
Sarah Eyre (Snow) from the class of 2000 reports that she is now living in Connecticut and recently changed professions from software to motherhood full time. My husband and I are pleased to announce the birth of our twin daughters, Cecily and Lynda, on July 23, 2004. Thanks, Sarah Eyre (Snow)
Michelle Antoinette Young, ' 1998 and James Nicholas D'Imperio were married on Sept 11, 2004 in Pompey, NY.