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October 16, 2014

Campus participants constructed a 34-inch, geometrical sculpture of laser-cut wood over several hours. The creation now hangs high above the Powell Campus Center lobby. (Photo by Rick McLay)
Campus News
Three to be inducted into AU Athletics Hall

Alfred University will induct three former student-athletes into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 18, as part of Homecoming weekend.
Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 are: former men's basketball star Jason Amore '97; football All-American Brian Keefer '01; and record-setting women's swimmer Sara (Thompson) Geitner '04. They will be inducted during a banquet at Ade Hall Saturday evening.

Master's in business programs among nation's best says 'The Princeton Review'

Alfred University’s (AU) master’s degree programs in business administration (MBA) are included in The Princeton Review’s annual “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” (Random House/Princeton Review Books). AU is one of 78 institutions in the Northeast to be selected for the publication.

Women’s Tennis Team seeded in Empire 8 Conference championship tournament play

The Empire 8 Conference has announced the schedule for the 2014 women's tennis championship tournament Oct. 18 and 19 at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ackerman '52's ‘HAND-IN-HAND’ design work to be feted at publication reception

There will be a reception to celebrate the publication of “HAND-IN-HAND - CERAMICS, MOSAICS, TAPESTRIES, AND WOODCARVINGS BY THE CALIFORNIA MID-CENTURY DESIGNERS EVELYN AND JEROME ACKERMAN” Friday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Reform Gallery, 6819 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Area alumni participating in annual Allegany Artisans Studio Tour weekend

Several Alfred University alumni are participating in the 2014 Allegany Artisans Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Do you want to explore new horizons?

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.

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.

Tordella-Williams ’12 makes ‘Excavations’ of her art pieces in Millsaps College exhibit

Kristen Tordella-Williams, AU Class of 2012, is a new faculty member this fall at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, where she has an exhibit of her work on display on campus through Tuesday, Oct. 28.

“Excavations” features an overview of her art, which ranges from handmade paper, prints, innovative sculptural pieces, to performance art and video. Visit to see some of her pieces.

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.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog, Jordan, graduates from AU to national stage

A Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) Club was formed on campus in fall 2013, although there have been dogs training for the program at AU since 2011, when Corissa Fanning ’13 lived in Openhym Hall as a resident assistant with her puppy, Darrow.

Huey ’93 plants ‘Dark Garden’ at Cranbrook

“Dark Garden,” a clay and rebar installation by Linda Huey, AU Class of 1993, that includes environmental issues, is on display at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Blooomfield Hills, MI, through Dec. 30, 2014. 

Myers ’98’s Belgian-style ale earns silver medal at Great American Beer Festival

Alumnus Eric Myers, Class of 1998, reported via Facebook that his Mystery Brewing Co.’s LaQuerelle (Belgian-style ale) earned a silver medal at the recent Great American Beer Festival (GABF), Boulder, CO.

Allen Term 2014-15 classes available to all

Alfred University (AU) is opening its winter break, online class term - the Allen Term - to non-AU students and community members.

Alumna's all-girl band to present evening of foot-stomping music in Miller Theater

As part of Alfred University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Passport to your Future: Alumni Connections” series, the Division of Performing Arts welcomes back alumna Emily Tucker ’03 and her all-girl band “After Jack” Friday, Oct. 17.

Date set for Albuquerque-area gathering

Timothy Gardner ’81 and Gayle Gaetano Gardner ’81 invite you to attend an Alumni Event at their Albuquerque home, Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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