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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

February 5, 2016

The Alfred Celebration of Service honored members of Alfred University, Alfred State College, and the community for their overall contributions in making Alfred a better place.
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Staff member, students honored with Spirit of Service Awards

An Alfred University (AU) staff member, a student, and a volunteer group of students were all honored last month with Spirit of Service Awards at Alfred’s annual Celebration of Service ceremony.

Painting professor recognized with grant from Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Alfred University (AU) faculty member Kevin Wixted, professor of painting, School of Art & Design, has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for 2016.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability.

DiBello ’65, ’69 and Pietropaolo ’11 fortunate to ‘Meet … In The Greenroom’

Joe Di Bello, AU Class of ’65, ’69 (“the famed ‘Miracle at Merrill’ ’63 football team), is a columnist for the Delaware & Hudson Canvas, a dominant arts and entertainment publication in New York’s Hudson Valley. He writes that while on assignment at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, NY the performance and abilities of a young and capable actor, Justin Pietropaolo, came to his attention.

Softball team ranked 10th in preseason

The Alfred University softball team, coming off the most successful season in program history, is ranked in the top 10 in the 2016 preseason national rankings.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its Division III preseason poll Wednesday and the Saxons are ranked 10th.

Professor's snow and ice cities point out climate change, human condition

Kathryn Vajda, adjunct assistant professor in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University (AU) will exhibit digitally simulated cities she has constructed of snow and ice at INDIGO art in Buffalo, beginning Friday, Feb. 5 when there will be an opening reception for “Configuration recent work of Kathryn Vajda and Bryan Hopkins” from 6-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

It's Wearin’ O’ the Green time for Buffalo-area alumni, parents, and friends!

AU Alumni Chris Robinson, Class of 1986, and Scott Robinson ’84 invite Buffalo-area alumni, parents, and friends to join them at their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Sunday, March 13, from 1-3 p.m. at a new location – Sean Patrick’s Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville, NY.

Corvias ECAC tabs Battle Division III Upstate Rookie Of The Week

Alfred University women's basketball's Chanice Battle (Brooklyn, NY/Midwood) has been named the Corivas ECAC Women's Basketball Division III Upstate Rookie of the Week as made official in an announcement on Tuesday evening.

This is Battle's first award from the Eastern College Athletic Conference in this, her inagural collegiate season. She has been slated as the Empire 8 Rookie of the Week twice, including this week. Battle has also earned GoSaxons.com's Athlete of the Week when she topped the performances of the other 43 winter season women's athletes.

Battle Tabbed Empire 8 Rookie Of The Week for second time

For the second time in her debut season, Alfred University women's basketball's Chanice Battle (Brooklyn, NY/Midwood) has been named the Empire 8 Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week as made official in an announcement on Monday afternoon.

Art Force Five team finalist in Unite Rochester Challenge for project funding

The University’s Art Force Five team project was named one of 10 finalists in the Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle’s Unite Rochester Challenge.
There were 89 entries for the challenge, launched in late September seeking ideas to address the racial and socioeconomic divide that plagues the Rochester area.

Kahan ’01 to discuss new book during Museum of American Finance lecture

Paul Kahan, AU Class of 2001 will deliver at lecture at the Museum of American Finance, New York City at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 4 on the topic of his new book, “The Bank War.” That same evening he’ll be signing copies of the book at the Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington beginning at 7 p.m.

Soccer coaches hosting campus for elementary, middle school students

Alfred University’s (AU) soccer program will offer a co-ed soccer camp for elementary to middle school-aged children Monday, Feb. 15- Thursday, Feb. 18 in the McClane Center gymnasium.

Women’s soccer team honored by NSCAA for academic success

The Alfred University women's soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its achievements in the classroom.


The NSCAA recently announced its Team Academic Awards for 2014-15 and the Saxons were among 587 women's collegiate teams (all divisions) nationwide to earn recognition. To receive Academic Team Award honors from the NSCAA, a team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The AU women's team posted a team GPA of 3.30 in 2014-15.

Men’s soccer team earns NSCAA academic honors

The Alfred University men's soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for its achievements in the classroom.

The NSCAA recently announced its Team Academic Awards for 2014-15 and the Saxons were among 319 men's collegiate teams (all divisions) nationwide to earn recognition. To receive Academic Team Award honors from the NSCAA, a team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The AU men's team posted a team GPA of 3.27 in 2014-15.

Perry ’12 featured in Art In America

Sondra Perry, AU Class of 2012, who was a visiting artist in the School of Art & Design last November, is featured in the February 2016 edition of Art In America magazine in an article titled “First Look: Sondra Perry” by Jessica Lane.

To read it, please visit:
http://www.artinamericama...

 

Bergren Forum to focus on humanitarian efforts using yoga

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Feb. 11, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center with “Yoga in Action: Himalayan Institute Cameroon.” The program is free and open to the public.

Celia Beach, French language professor at AU, will share the concept of Karma yoga, or yoga in action, and present an overview of some of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects around the world.

Reunion Ride: Hub & Spoke Tour locations!

Greetings from the Reunion 2016 bike crew! We are developing the routes for the June 2016 Ride to Reunion, a hub and spoke tour, with the ride to kickoff at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The ride will begin Saturday, June 4 and will wrap up on Friday, June 10, for the beginning of Reunion Weekend at Alfred.

Dean of students contributes to Washington Post article on high school hazing

 Norm Pollard, AU dean of students, was quoted in a Washington Post article this week by Marissa Payne which followed a discussion on high school hazing in conjunction with ABC’s drama “American Crime.” 

Alumni reception in Boca Raton

You are invited to an AU Alumni Reception at Broken Sound Country Club, Boca Raton, FL, Tuesday, March 1, from 6-9 p.m. Please join AU President Charles M. Edmondson and his spouse, Dr. Laura Greyson, as they welcome alumni, parents, and friends.

Enjoy cocktails and an expansive hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet hosted by AU Trustee Eric ’69 and Susan Bershad.

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