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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

November 21, 2014

No E-News next week; the campus community members will be celebrating Thanksgiving. May you and yours experience a happy and safe holiday.
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Galanis Family gift provides major renovations to McLane Center

Thanks to the generosity of the Galanis Family, Alfred University is now home to one of the area's premier Division III indoor athletics facilities.

Saxon Singers to present concert at Wellsville church

The Alfred University Saxon Singers, a new all-male (with two women who happen sing low enough to qualify) vocal ensemble have been invited to perform at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, at 289 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.   The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 on Friday, Nov. 21 in the sanctuary of the church.

Raising their voices: New all-women choir ready to present debut concert program

Alfred University’s (AU) new all-women choir will present its debut concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the sanctuary of the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church. The choir is under the direction of Luanne Crosby, professor of music in the Division of Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at AU

Alfred University student performers to showcase talents

Alfred University (AU) students will perform at a recital on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3pm in Susan Howell Hall. The recital will feature singers and instrumentalists from the studios of Laurel Buckwalter, Luanne Crosby, dance accompanist Peter O’Connor, adjunct of private music lessons Genie Meltzer, Daisey Wu of the Confucius Institute, and adjunct of private music lessons Amanda Robbins. 

Huang ’03 uses his design to 'set the table' for VIPs in attendance at APEC conference

Nick Geankoplis, AU class of 2013, professor of ceramic art and design, China Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) teaching in the Alfred CAFA Ceramic Design for Industry program, writes, “One of my colleagues in the program, Alfred alumnus Chunmao Huang’s (AU Class of 2003) design work made an epic debut at the international APEC conference.”

AU student seeks to fill local stomachs via community donations for 'Empty Bowls'

Alfred University student Nick Labate is coordinating a community-wide initiative to produce ceramic bowls and share homemade soup to help support local hunger initiatives.

Fairweather ’07 offers ‘Developed Asceticism’ in Illinois gallery

Sculpture by Seth Fairweather, AU Class of 2007 is on display in a gallery show at Illinois Central College (ICC), East Peoria, through Wednesday, Dec. 10.

AU librarian to discuss elaborate creatures found in manuscript

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues with “Saints Inside Dragons: The Bizarre World in the Margins of the Luttrell Psalter” Thursday, Dec. 4, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Sophomore Empire 8 swimmer of the week

Dylan Staniszewski (Oakton, VA/Oakton), a sophomore on the Alfred University women's swimming and diving team, has earned weekly honors from the Empire 8 Conference.

Senior garners weekly Empire 8 honors

David Luke (Ocala, FL/West Port), a senior on the Alfred University men's swimming and diving team, has earned weekly honors from the Empire 8 Conference.

Alumni event: Brunch, game in D.C. Dec. 6

Please join Washington DC area alumni, parents and friends as they mingle with the Alfred University Saxon Basketball team and coaches at the Courtyard Marriott Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, Saturday, December 6, 11AM – 1PM

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).  

Thinking of a year-end gift? It's easy!

Making an end-of-the-year gift not only helps Alfred University, but it can mean tax benefits for you. Find out how you can make a gift to AU before Dec. 31.

Alumni exhibit work in 'CT (un) Bound'

Proposals by Marion Belanger, AU Class of 1982, and Alison Safford, AU Class of 1996 have been selected along with six others (out of 30 submitted) for commissioned work and inclusion in an exhibition, “CT (un) Bound” which opened Nov. 7 at Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven, CT.  

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