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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

August 28, 2014

Saxon football players can be seen going through their paces on a sun-dappled Merrill Field. Can Game Day be far away? First home contest - Sept. 6 at noon vs. Husson University.
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Drawn to Diversity Activist-Artist series to host survivor of genocidal Sikh killings

Alfred University’s (AU) Drawn to Diversity 2014-15 Activist-Artist Series – “Exploring Equality Through Art” – kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 17, with illustrator/activist Vishavjit Singh. His talk, open to the public, begins at 8:20 a.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

Eaklor chosen for editorial board of 'The American Historian'

Vicki Eaklor, professor of History at Alfred University, is one of 10 historians nationally  selected for the editorial board of the new magazine of the Organization of American Historians, The American Historian.

Work by Cabanas ’74 will find you ‘Wandering thru the Tide’ in Maine gallery

Friendship, Maine artist Pam Cabanas, AU Class of 1974, will open a solo exhibition – “Wandering thru the Tide” - at the Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Portland, Maine, on Monday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. The exhibit will be on view to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Tuesday, Sept. 30; admission is free.

Alumnus/professor ’61 contemplates President Obama’s place in history

Gary Ostrower, AU Class of 1961 and University professor of history, recently wrote an article which reviews the current issues on President Obama’s “plate” and how they may ultimately determine his place in history.

Swimming/Diving program offering community lessons

Alfred University’s (AU) Swimming and Diving program will offer swimming lessons for children in the community ages 4 – 13, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Sept. 1-11 at the McLane Center pool.

Yohe ’09 takes firm to ‘Dinosaur Island’

Tyler Yohe, AU Class of 2009, is the founder of the family friendly video game publishing studio, Broken Crayon Games.

“My role as game publisher is to handle the ‘business’ of game development, such as contract negotiations, monetization, public relations, and marketing, and much more,” he explained.

Goldenberg ’74 set for Sausalito fest, work to be featured in Studio Visit Magazine

Eileen P. Goldenberg, AU class of 1974, will present new plates, vases, saltcellars, and cups at the Sausalito (CA) Art Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in I Booth 205 (at the tennis courts).  

CNN documentary on Beck ’89 airs Sept. 4

CNN will air a two-hour documentary film, “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story,” on Thursday, Sept. 4 at both 9 and 11 p.m. Eastern; the film is about a man, Christopher Beck, AU Class of 1989, who served in the military for 20 years and was a former member of Navy Seal Team 6 from Wellsville, NY who later became a transgender individual known as Kristin Beck.

If you’re in the Friendsville, TN area ….

Make plans to attend the fifth annual AU alumni Oktoberfest, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the home of William Rice, AU Class of 1978, and his wife, Debbie, at 539 Watershaw Drive, Friendsville.

Dann '72 makes big proposal ‘With a Little Help’ from his friend, Sir Paul McCartney

It doesn’t matter whether or not John Dann, AU Class of 1972, ever crosses another item off his bucket list. He’s completed what might be #1 on the Bucket List of many of us “children” of the ’60s! It took more than “A Hard Day’s Night” worth of planning and strategizing, but the payoff turned out better than imagined.

Buckwalters open enduring Bergren series

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, opens for the 2014-15 academic year at 12:10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

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