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January 23, 2015

L'il Alf gives pointers to students writing notes of appreciation to scholarship donors during this week's annual Thank-a-Thon event in Ade Hall.
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NFL umpire Schuster ’81 assigned to work football’s biggest game - The Super Bowl!

Fifteen years into his career as a National Football League (NFL) umpire, Bill Schuster has made it to the game’s biggest stage.

Schuster, a 1981 graduate of Alfred University and former All-American end for the Saxons, has been tabbed to serve as the umpire for the officiating crew for Super Bowl XLIX. The game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be played Feb. 1 in Phoenix, AZ.

Performing Arts faculty concert dedicated to trumpet, organ

Alfred University (AU) Performing Arts faculty, led by Dr. Christopher Foster, professor of music, will perform during an evening dedicated to music for trumpet and organ Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Alfred. The performance, at 5 Church St., is free and open to the public.

Angier's performance art to be displayed in Alfred University's Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Alfred University’s (AU) Fosdick-Nelson Gallery presents “As The Air Moves Back From You,” a performance installation created by D. Chase Angier, professor of dance and director of the dance program, in collaboration with many visual, performing, and sound artists, including Chicago-based Luftwerk, from Wednesday, Jan. 28-Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. An opening reception Friday, Jan. 30 from 7-9 p.m. will feature a sculptural performance choreographed by Angier and performed by local artists Kristin Clancy, Carlyn Yanda, and Nazim Kourgli.

You’re Invited!

Alumni are cordially invited to an AU cocktail reception at the Brocken Sound Country Club, Boca Raton, Tuesday, March 10 from 6-9 p.m. Please join President Charles M. Edmondson and his spouse, Dr. Laura Greyson, as they welcome alumni, parents, and friends to the club at 2401 Willow Springs Drive (561.241.6800).

Higby’s ‘Infinite Place’ makes stop in Rochester (NY) Memorial Art Gallery

“Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby” opens to the general public at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, Sunday, Jan. 25; the exhibit runs through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (There will be a gallery members-only reception on Saturday from 8-11 p.m.)

Coombes Empire 8 Male Athlete of the Week

David Coombes (Dansville, NY/Dansville), a senior on the Alfred University men's swimming and diving team, has been named Empire 8 Conference Male Athlete of the Week.
Coombes was honored for his performance in two dual meets last week - a win at LeMoyne College and a victory at home against Hartwick College – in which he won four individual events and swam on three winning relays.

Class of 2010 duo opens Lexington Glassworks in Asheville, NC

Lexington Glassworks, the creation of owners/glass artists Billy Guilford and Geoff Koslow, both members of the AU Class of 2010, is now open at 81 S. Lexington Ave., downtown Asheville, NC. The 5,000-square-foot contemporary glassblowing studio and gallery features live demonstrations, custom lighting, and handmade glass; future plans include a taproom highlighting local beers served in hand-blown glass.

Bergren Forum speaker will relate why Friendship 'grateful' for AU art students

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, opens for the spring 2015 semester at 12:10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Guest for the first forum of the new year will be Tom Cannon, a member of the Friendship Fire Department (FFD), who will describe how “Daisy was GRATE for Alfred University,” when a group of  AU art students assisted in repairing Friendship’s antique, horse-drawn, steam-fired pumper “Miss Daisy.”

Calling all AU women athletes!

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.

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Buffalo artist Sczerbaniewicz ’95 in ‘High Strangeness’ exhibit

Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz, AU Class of 1995, will have a solo exhibition, “High Strangeness,” at the Castellani Art Museum of  Niagara University, Niagara Falls, from Sunday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, May 3, 2015. There will be an opening reception on the first day of the exhibit from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Gerber ’07’s ‘Figurative Color’ will be displayed at Middlesex Community College

Clarissa R. Gerber’s “Figurative Color” will be on exhibit in the Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT, from Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, March 6, 2015.

There will be a reception for the artist, a member of the AU Class of 2007, in the Pegasus Gallery Thursday, Jan. 29 from 6:7:30 p.m.

NYC-area alumni - Come to McGee’s Pub!

Come meet up with other Alfred University (AU) alumni at McGee’s Pub! Join us for a casual evening of connecting and networking with other AU grads in the NYC area.

Friday, Feb. 6
6-8 P.M.
McGee’s Restaurant & Pub
240 West 55th St. (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

Alumnae Belanger ’82, Safford ’96 participate in ‘CT (un) Bound exhibition closing activities

AU alumna Marion Belanger, Class of 1982, representing Artspace’s “CT (un) Bound,” will participate in a panel discussion and reception at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), 1111 Chapel St., at York, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees may then make their way to Artspace (50 Orange St.) between 3 and 4 p.m., where a panel will feature discussion with “CT (un) Bound” artists, including Alison Safford, Class of 1996. A closing reception for the exhibition will follow.

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