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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

October 30, 2014

May you find only treats in your neighborhood this holiday weekend and may many Jack-o-Lanterns brighten your way. Happy Halloween!
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Orchestra ready to 'scare up' musical sounds for Halloween-themed concert

Attention all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins: Come dressed as you are or dress for the occasion!

The Alfred University (AU) Orchestra will perform a special Halloween-themed concert Friday evening, Oct. 31, as the clock strikes 8 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall. Admission is free.

School of Art and Design hosts impending 'Meltdown' this Saturday at Casting Center

The Alfred University (AU) School of Art and Design presents the Eighth Annual Meltdown Cast Iron Art Invitational from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at The National Casting Center, Sugar Hill Road, Alfred.

Grammy Award-winning music educator, choir to join Saxon Singers in concert

The Saxon Singers, a new, all-male choir at Alfred University (AU), will take to the Miller stage along with two invited men’s choirs for a festival of men’s voices Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Russell Lecture: 'How Printing Transformed Western Culture (and How it Didn’t)'

Princeton University Historian Anthony Grafton will present Alfred University’s (AU) annual Russell Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. Grafton will discuss “The Triumph of the Book: How Printing Transformed Western Culture (and How it Didn’t).” Admission is free and open to the public.

Saxons' Baughman earns weekly cross country honors from Empire 8 Conference

Mary Baughman (Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta), a sophomore on the Alfred University women's cross country team, has been awarded weekly honors by the Empire 8 Conference.

Plan to ‘Malt and Mingle’ in Boston

Come “Malt and Mingle” with Alfred University at Boston Beer Works
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m., 112 Canal St., Boston, (near the TD Garden).

After a long day of work, come unwind with other Alfred University alumni and friends at the Boston Beer Works! Join us for a casual evening of mingling and networking.

University offers daylong immersion into 'Sustainability Leading to Innovation'

Alfred University (AU) will host “Sustainability Leading to Innovation,” Friday, Nov. 7, a symposium focused on the facets of sustainability and how it relates to business, engineering, and the liberal arts. Business people, community members, engineers, environmentalists, and students are all invited to participate in the daylong program.

AU hosting panel, workshop on abuse, domestic violence

A panel and workshop on healthy, unhealthy, toxic, and abusive relationships will be held at Alfred University on Friday, Nov. 14. The panel is slated for 2 p.m. in the Kenyon-Allen Room, Powell Campus Center; the workshop will begin at 5 p.m. in Nevins Theater, also in Powell Campus Center. The public is invited to attend both  programs free of charge.

Campus activities turn PINK to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the seventh consecutive year, faculty, staff, and students at Alfred University helped to spread the message of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by being “passionately pink” at a number of sporting events and activities on campus.

Art Force Five to bring their message to Rochester, planning to build residency

A team of real-life superheroes from Alfred University (AU) is in the early stages of establishing its new headquarters in Rochester!


The Art Force Five, colorfully costumed college students, will provide a unique “creativity over conflict” workshop for Khieta Davis’ fifth grade class at Flower City Flower City School #54Thursday, Nov. 6.

Emeritus professor to read from upcoming collection during Bergren Forum program

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Nov. 6, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with readings from an upcoming collection of his works by Ben Howard, AU professor emeritus of English. The program is free and open to the public.

Houghton professor to share lessons from 'Always Birding' at next program in ongoing Environmental Studies Speaker Series

Eli Knapp, assistant professor in the Department of Intercultural Studies and Biology at Houghton College, will present “I’m Always Birding: Lessons I’ve Learned While Teaching Ornithology” as the next lecture in the ongoing fall Environmental Studies Speakers Series at Alfred University (AU).

Counseling professors co-present at regional conference

Alfred University (AU) Assistant Professors of Counseling Kevin Curtin, Stephen Byrne, and Kasie Lee co-presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) earlier this fall in Providence, RI.

Help celebrate women in athletics!

We are looking for alumnae stories and photos that illustrate the experience of women athletes at AU.

Alfred University plans to highlight the achievements of AU women athletes, with particular focus on alumnae experiences through the mid 1980’s (when Title IX’s influence was starting to be felt).  

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Come see Europe’s fabled gateway to Asia, a land the West could never conquer…

Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman Empire and the most powerful city in Europe. Sitting half in Europe and half in Asia, today’s Istanbul blends ancient with modern and serves as the cultural capital of contemporary Turkey. It plays a vital role in world politics and is an important bridge from the Middle East to the democracies of the West.

Professor of counseling co-authors two journal articles

Dr. Stephen Byrne, assistant professor of counseling at Alfred University (AU), recently had two journal articles published.

University inducts three into Athletics Hall

Alfred University inducted three former star student-athletes into its Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday evening, Oct. 18.
 
Former men's basketball star Jason Amore '97; football All-American Brian Keefer '01; and record-setting women's swimmer Sara (Thompson) Geitner '04 were inducted at a banquet ceremony on campus, held as part of Homecoming weekend.

Accountancy professor co-authors paper

Dr. Theresa Gunn, assistant professor of accountancy at Alfred University (AU), along with her former professor, Dr. Joshua Shackman, recently co-authored the paper “A Comparative Analysis of the Implications of the Islamic Religion on Corporate Capital Structures of Firms in Emerging Market Countries.”

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