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October 23, 2014

Russ Cesari'67 talks to the current Saxons Football Team about the 1964 Miracle at Merrill during Homecoming activities. See more photos at
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Leading expert to present Lefkowitz Lecture: 'Capitalism and the Jews'

Dr. Jerry Z. Muller, a prominent economic historian and leading scholar on capitalism, will deliver the 2014 Leonard and Saradona Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies at Alfred University (AU) on Monday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. The public lecture will be held in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center; admission is free. 

Football team ready to battle Empire 8 foe

The Alfred University Saxons plays host to Frostburg (MD) State in Empire 8 Conference football action Saturday afternoon at Yunevich Stadium.

Saturday’s game marks the sixth meeting between the Alfred University Saxons and Frostburg State Bobcats, with holding a 3-2 advantage in the series.

Plan to ‘Malt and Mingle’ in Boston

Come “Malt and Mingle” with Alfred University at Boston Beer Works
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m., 112 Canal St., Boston, (near the TD Garden).

After a long day of work, come unwind with other Alfred University alumni and friends at the Boston Beer Works! Join us for a casual evening of mingling and networking.

University inducts three into Athletics Hall

Alfred University inducted three former star student-athletes into its Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday evening, Oct. 18.
Former men's basketball star Jason Amore '97; football All-American Brian Keefer '01; and record-setting women's swimmer Sara (Thompson) Geitner '04 were inducted at a banquet ceremony on campus, held as part of Homecoming weekend.

Senior swimmer earns Empire 8 honors

Zac Toth (Lockport, NY/Starpoint), a senior on the AU men's swimming and diving team, has earned weekly honors from the Empire 8 Conference.
Toth was named the Empire 8 Male Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

University offers daylong immersion into 'Sustainability Leading to Innovation'

Alfred University (AU) will host “Sustainability Leading to Innovation,” Friday, Nov. 7, a symposium focused on the facets of sustainability and how it relates to business, engineering, and the liberal arts. Business people, community members, engineers, environmentalists, and students are all invited to participate in the daylong program.

Do you want to explore new horizons?

Come see Europe’s fabled gateway to Asia, a land the West could never conquer…

Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman Empire and the most powerful city in Europe. Sitting half in Europe and half in Asia, today’s Istanbul blends ancient with modern and serves as the cultural capital of contemporary Turkey. It plays a vital role in world politics and is an important bridge from the Middle East to the democracies of the West.

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).  

Peters ’97 to present ‘Art of the Interview’

Olga Peters, AU Class of 1997, senior staff reporter for The Commons, Brattleboro, VT, will present “The Art of the Interview” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., in the meeting space next to the Children’s Room on the top floor. The program, sponsored by the Vermont Independent Media’s Media Mentoring Project, is free.

Orchestra ready to 'scare up' musical sounds for Halloween-themed concert

Attention all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins: Come dressed as you are or dress for the occasion!

The Alfred University (AU) Orchestra will perform a special Halloween-themed concert Friday evening, Oct. 31, as the clock strikes 8 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall. Admission is free.

Faculty member to critique individualism, race at Forum

Alfred University’s (AU) longstanding lunchtime series, the Bergren Forum, continues Thursday, Oct. 30, at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Associate Professor of Social Science Robert Stein will present a talk, titled “Individualism and Race in Peter Matthiessen’s ‘Shadow Country,’” in which he will elaborate on the critique of individualism within Matthiessen’s novel.

Grammy Award-winning music educator, choir to join Saxon Singers in concert

The Saxon Singers, a new, all-male choir at Alfred University (AU), will take to the Miller stage along with two invited men’s choirs for a festival of men’s voices Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Professor of counseling co-authors two journal articles

Dr. Stephen Byrne, assistant professor of counseling at Alfred University (AU), recently had two journal articles published.

Master's in business programs among nation's best says 'The Princeton Review'

Alfred University’s (AU) master’s degree programs in business administration (MBA) are included in The Princeton Review’s annual “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” (Random House/Princeton Review Books). AU is one of 78 institutions in the Northeast to be selected for the publication.

Accountancy professor co-authors paper

Dr. Theresa Gunn, assistant professor of accountancy at Alfred University (AU), along with her former professor, Dr. Joshua Shackman, recently co-authored the paper “A Comparative Analysis of the Implications of the Islamic Religion on Corporate Capital Structures of Firms in Emerging Market Countries.”

Counseling professors co-present at regional conference

Alfred University (AU) Assistant Professors of Counseling Kevin Curtin, Stephen Byrne, and Kasie Lee co-presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) earlier this fall in Providence, RI.

Tordella-Williams ’12 makes ‘Excavations’ of her art pieces in Millsaps College exhibit

Kristen Tordella-Williams, AU Class of 2012, is a new faculty member this fall at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, where she has an exhibit of her work on display on campus through Tuesday, Oct. 28.

“Excavations” features an overview of her art, which ranges from handmade paper, prints, innovative sculptural pieces, to performance art and video. Visit to see some of her pieces.

Long-time professor to reflect on emergency service

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Nancy Furlong, professor of psychology at Alfred University (AU) will reflect on nearly 25 years as an EMT (emergency medical technician) in the A. E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Co. Her talk will touch on the humor of EMS service and focus on the important work that she and other volunteers do in the community.

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