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April 21, 2017

Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs will deliver the address at Alfred University 181st commencement.
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Alfred University alumni, founders of renowned design firm, to deliver commencement address

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, will deliver the address at Alfred University’s 181st commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center on the Alfred University campus

Alfred area loses a legend

The Alfred area has lost a legend: Bill Castle, a 1988 graduate of Alfred University and creator of Pollywogg Holler, a gathering place for Alfred University students and alumni for more 30 years. 

‘The British Are Humming:’ Alfred University’s choral concert features work by British composers

The Alfred University Chorus, which includes faculty, staff, students and members of the community, will present “The British Are Humming,” a selection of work by British composers, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church in the Village of Alfred.

Marty, Michele and Adam Cohen Cohens' gift endows School of Art and Design deanship; creates opportunities for applied learning

A $2 million gift from Michele and Marty Cohen will create an endowed dean’s position for the School of Art and Design, and will provide immediate funding for an applied learning program for Alfred University studentsregardless of major.

Alfred University and Alfred State College students begin working out 'tiny house' details. Alfred University engineering students move 'tiny house' project forward with help of Alfred State College students

Matthew Finley, a third-year engineering student at Alfred University, started thinking about living off the grid when he was in his freshman year.

By the end of his sophomore year, he had refined his idea to the point of imagining himself living in a “tiny house” – a modern, energy-efficient structure generally occupying less than 500 square feet of floor space. 

Alfred Univesity Outstanding Seniors Cheyenne Rainford and Quintin Reed Alfred University names Rainford, Reed Outstanding Seniors

Alfred University seniors Cheyenne Rainford and Quintin Reed have been named recipients of the 2017 Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award. Both students will be honored at Alfred University’s spring commencement ceremony on May 13 and will address the graduating class, faculty, administration, trustees, and guests.

Ceramic art by April Felipe, Renee LoPresti and Lindsay Scypta Ceramics Monthly cites three Alfred University alumna as emerging artists

Three Alfred University graduates -- April Felipe ’03, Renee LoPresti ’09 and  Lindsay Scypta ’03 --  are featured in the current issue of Ceramics Monthly as Emerging Artists in the magazine’s prestigious annual review.

Dr K? That's Susan Kelleher '91 Fourth season of 'Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER' premiers Saturday

The fourth season of "Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER" premiers this at 10 p.m. this Saturday, April 22, on Nat Geo Wild.   For those who don’t know, Dr. K is Susan Kelleher, DVM, a 1991 alumna of Alfred University (and subject of a feature story in the next Alfred Magazine.)


Ceramic art by Audrey An Alfred University senior Audrey An wins Windgate Fellowship

Alfred University senior Audrey An has been awarded a Windgate Fellowship from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, based in Ashville N.C. An is one of ten outstanding senior craft art students in the U.S. chosen for the fellowship.

Professor Stacy Bender to speak at Bergren Forum

Alfred University Assistant Professor of School Psychology Stacy Bender will describe mindfulness within the context the parent-child relationship at the April 27 Bergren Forum.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members

Seventeen undergraduates and four graduate students were inducted Tuesday, April 4 into the Alfred University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

President Zupan: Live and on the air!

Alfred University President Mark Zupan will discuss his new book, "Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest," live on "Conversations with Peter Solomon," aired at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 23, on WIP-AM & FM in Philadelphia.

Art Force 5 competes in USA Today’s "A Community Thrives" Competition

With the help of your vote, Alfred University’s Art Force 5 program hopes to expand as part of USA Today’s “A Community Thrives” competition. The contest seeks to fund nine initiatives in three categories: education, wellness, and arts & culture. The art Force 5 program has been entered in the arts & culture category.

Goodman book surveys present, future of journalism education

Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations, edited by Alfred University Professor of Communication Studies Robyn Goodman, and co-edited by Elanie Steyn of the University of Oklahoma, will be launched April 21 at the start of the International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Alfred University Library/Sociology collaboration noted in NMC Horizon Report

The recently published 2017 NMC Horizon Report Library Edition references an article co-authored by Alfred University Information Literacy Librarian Brian Sullivan and Alfred University Professor of Sociology Karen Porter that appeared in the January 2016 issue of College and Research Libraries News.

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