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June 26, 2015

All of us at Alfred University wish you a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. There will be no E-News next week due to the holiday.
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MostArts opening concert to feature 2014 pianist competition winner Miyashita

Mayuki Miyashita, Grand Prize winner in the 2014 Young Pianist Competition at Alfred University’s (AU) inaugural MostArts Festival, returns to the Miller Theater stage for the event’s 2015 opening concert, Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Miyashita, a ninth-grader from Maryville, TN, will perform with the MostArts Festival Orchestra – a small, Mozart-sized ensemble - with Dr. Lisa Lantz, the guiding force behind the festival, conducting. A gala reception will follow the program ($$ see below).

Calling all alumni! How sharp is your memory?

We kindly ask for your assistance as we gather a comprehensive list of senior class gifts made through the years. These are the legacies (sometimes physical gifts such as trees and furniture, and sometimes scholarship funds) most classes collectively left to AU upon graduating. While our records show many specific class gifts, some are, unfortunately, proving harder to find in our archives.

‘Hubs and Spokes’ riders favor the format

Riders on the Alfred University (AU) “Hubs and Spokes with Alfred Blokes” tour to Reunion 2015 pedaled to another successful journey earlier this month when they completed their six-day trip to campus.

This eighth ride-to-reunion tour took a little different tack in that riders and their traveling companions enjoyed two-day stays and regional exploring at New York State stops in Auburn, Canandaigua, and Letchworth State Park before completing the journey at the King Alfred statue on campus Friday, June 12, the first day of Reunion.

Blank ’61 works on view this summer

Bette Blank, AU Class of 1961, has paintings and sculpture in two exhibitions this summer.

Work is on display in “HEADSTRONG” at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 E. 667th St., New York City, through Friday, Aug. 7.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit, call 212.861.7338, or email

School psychology doctoral program reaccredited at maximum seven-year term

Alfred University’s (AU) doctoral program in school psychology (PsyD) has been reaccredited by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation for the maximum term of seven years.

A seven-year recertification is awarded to those programs which have no areas of deficiency requiring continuing review and are deemed to represent “the best possible quality of graduate education and training in psychology,” said Dr. Nancy Evangelista, associate provost and dean of the College of Professional Studies at AU.

National panel reaccredits teacher education programs

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) has granted Alfred University’s (AU) teacher education programs reaccreditation for a two-year period.

The determination was made by the Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and was granted without citing any areas for improvement or making any stipulations.

Fifty-four AU athletes, seven teams earn Empire 8 Conference academic honors

Fifty-four Alfred University student-athletes were named to the Empire 8 Conference President's List for the Spring 2015 semester, the Empire 8 announced this week. In addition, seven AU teams were honored for academic excellence.

President's List recipients must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher and have participated in athletics at one of the conference's full-time member institutions or affiliate members. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive contact on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution.

Carillon music will fill the valley Tuesday evenings in July during AU's summer series

The hills and countryside surrounding Alfred University (AU) will once again be alive with the sound of carillon music as guests for the annual Wingate Memorial Summer Carillon Recital Series perform Tuesday evenings during the month of July.

This year’s concerts, played on the University’s Davis Memorial Carillon, begin at 7 p.m., with the exception of the first program July 7, which starts at 6:30 p.m. due to the ongoing MostArts Festival programming that week.

Attention alumni: Do you have a credential file at CDC?

Credential files (letters of recommendation, certifications) are maintained at the Career Development Center for 10 years after graduation. Pre-Health and Pre-Vet folders are maintained indefinitely.

AKO sisterhood selects new leadership

The sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Omicron (AKO) announces the selection of new co-presidents.

Danielle Johnson-Kutch ’03 and Meghan Martin Smith ’04 are the new leaders of the AKO Alumni Association Board, effective June 13, 2015.

Debbie Clark, alumni publications editor, or you may call her at 607.871.2040.

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