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February 27, 2015

The Inamori School of Engineering's Women in Engineering Day attracted students from six regional schools. One of the day's demonstrations included an iron pour.
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Men's basketball team shooting for championship in Empire 8 tournament play

The Alfred University men’s basketball team has earned a second straight berth in the Empire 8 Conference championship tournament. The Saxons, who were seeded fourth last year when they made the conference championships for the first time in team history, will be the second seed when the four-team tournament opens at top-seeded St. John Fisher Friday evening.

Saxon track and field teams competing at New York State championship meet

The Alfred University men's and women's indoor track and field teams will compete this weekend at the New York State championship meet, where several Saxons are among the top seeded athletes in their respective events.

The New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) indoor championships are being held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at Rochester Institute of Technology.

AU welcomes area community for 'Selma' screening

Alfred University (AU) invites the Alfred area community to a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “SELMA” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The showing coincides with the 50th anniversary of the voting rights marches from Selma, AL to the state capitol of Montgomery.

Expanded Media faculty open 'Variantology' exhibition in Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

The opening reception for “Variantology,” a collaborative exhibition featuring work by faculty and staff from the Division of Expanded Media in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, will take place Wednesday, March 4 from 7-9 p.m. in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Harder Hall. The public is welcome.

Saxon's David Luke makes field for NCAA swimming and diving championships

For a second straight year, David Luke (Ocala, FL/West Port), a member of the Alfred University men’s swimming and diving team, has earned a spot in the field for NCAA Division III championship meet.

Luke, a senior at AU, will swim in the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships, which run March 18-21 in Shenendoah, TX. He will be the 12th seed in the 50 freestyle, which will be held on Wednesday, March 18, the meet’s opening day.

LPGA International Alumni Gathering!

You are invited to join AU Vice President for Student Affairs Kathy Woughter ’93 along with Alumnus Russ Fahey ’58 and his wife Pat as they welcome alumni, parents, and friends to the LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona, FL (386.274.5742), Saturday, April 11, 2015, from noon-3 p.m.

Reester ’90’s first book takes reader on ‘Leadership Journey’

Keith Reester Jr.’s first book, “Define. Measure. Create. - inspiring a Leadership Journey,” has recently been released. Keith is a member of the AU Class of 1990. Targeted at leaders and managers in today’s business world, the book provides actionable insights and inspiration into tackling challenges and opportunities.

Student, faculty member honored for their 'Spirit of Service' ion the Alfred community

Alfred University (AU) student Jasmine Ramón and Dr. Wesley Bentz, professor emeritus of chemistry, are the campus’s 2015 Spirit of Service Award recipients, cited for their significant contributions to the greater Alfred community.

Award winners and nominees were recognized at the fifth annual Celebration of Service program last month at the Alfred Village Hall.

Holly ’78 and Holly ’51 earn ‘Great Workplace’ designation

Sage Rutty & Co. Inc., Rochester, NY, has been named to the new “Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services” listing by and

Sage Rutty’s chairman and president is Wayne Holly, AU Class of 1978. His father, former president and CEO, is from the AU Class of 1951.

AU connection inspires sixth grader!

Not too many sixth graders are sure about their college career path, but Xavier Fair, a middle-schooler in Khieta N. Davis’s class at Flower City School #54, Rochester, NY, says he knows exactly where he’d like to go – Alfred University (AU)!

Look how far we have come!

Alfred University plans to highlight the role that the athletic experience played in women’s lives at AU and beyond. We are looking for stories and photos that illustrate the experience of women athletes at AU throughout the decades. This is a collaborative effort among AU’s Student Affairs, Athletics, Archives, and University Relations divisions. Plans include an online timeline and memory book, and will culminate in celebratory events at Homecoming 2015.

Buffalo-area St. Patrick’s Day Brunch!

Calling all Buffalo-area Irish and Irish-at-heart alumni, parents, and friends! You’re invited to continue AU’s St. Patrick’s Day brunch tradition by joining Chris Robinson ’86 and his wife, Cynthia, at their home.

Off named Empire 8 women's hoops all-star

Amanda Off (New Berlin, NY/Unadilla Valley), a sophomore forward on the Alfred University women’s basketball team, has been named an Empire 8 Conference all-star. Off was named to the Second Team.

A 6-0 forward, Off averaged a team-high 16.2 points (third in the Empire 8), 7.7 rebounds (seventh in the E8) and 1.3 blocks (third in the conference). She was second on the team in steals, with 1.4 per game, which ranked 11th in the league. She shot 42.9 percent from the floor and 71.9 percent from the foul line, which rank fifth and eighth, respectively, in the Empire 8.

Saxons' Dalton Walsh, Tyler Seelman named Empire 8 men's basketball all-stars

Dalton Walsh (Stockton, NY/Cassadaga Valley), a senior forward on the Alfred University men’s basketball team, and Tyler Seelman (Lorton, VA/Hayfield Academy), a sophomore guard for the Saxons, have been named Empire 8 Conference all-stars. Walsh was named to the First Team, while Seelman was a Second Team pick.

Two AU women's swimmers named all-stars

Two members of the Alfred University women’s swimming and diving team have been named Empire 8 Conference all-stars.

The Empire 8 announced its all-conference teams Wednesday and a pair of Saxons were cited. Senior Chrissy Behr (Surf City, NJ/Southern Regional) earned First Team honors in the 50-yard freestyle and Second Team recognition in the 100-yard freestyle; and sophomore Dylan Staniszewski (Oakton, VA/Oakton) earned Second Team honors in the 200-yard freestyle.

Three earn men's swimming honors

Three members of the Alfred University men’s swimming and diving team have been named Empire 8 Conference all-stars.

The Empire 8 announced its all-conference teams Wednesday and a trio of Saxons, all seniors, earned recognition. David Luke (Ocala, FL/West Port) earned First Team honors in the 50-yard freestyle; David Coombes (Dansville, NY/Dansville) earned Second Team recognition in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle; and Zac Toth (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) is a Second Team all-star in the 200-yard individual medley.

AU's Young drafted into AIF league

Isiah Young (Groton, NY/Groton), a senior tight end on the Alfred University football team, has been drafted to play for the Buffalo Lightning of the American Indoor Football (AIF) league.

Young was chosen 23rd overall by the Lightning, a first-year franchise in the nine-team AIF. The AIF draft was held Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Young was the Lightning’s third pick in the 28-player draft. The Lightning also chose Morrisville State quarterback Lemar Johnson (seventh) and Lincoln University offensive lineman Jerry Johnson (10th).

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