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THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

December 20, 2012

Varick Nevins III '32, who left us many campus images of his day, urges you to go to the latest edition of Alfred Online to view a special holiday 2012 message.
Campus News
Giving back: Not just a holiday state of mind

Although the holiday season brings a flurry of do-good and feel-good stories, we’ve found that putting a priority on giving back to the community and those in need is a year-round focus for many of our alumni and students.

 

Happy Holidays!

We wish you and your families and friends a very peaceful and happy holiday season. It’s been a pleasure providing you with Enews throughout 2012 and we look forward to continuing to be in touch in 2013.

Celebrate King Day with AU’s Drawn to Diversity Team

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating diversity and equality on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at The National Museum of Play® at The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, with interactive theater shows by Alfred University’s Art Force Five

Alumnus, trustee heads national leadership honor society

Michael Christakis, AU Class of 1999, assistant vice president for Student Success at the University at Albany (NY), has been named national president of the 300,000-member leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).

Houston lawyer, alumnus is ‘Go-To’ guy

Stan Schneider, AU Class of 1971, has recently been named the “Go-To” Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas by Texas Lawyer Magazine.

Visiting professor puts focus on renewable energy findings

 Xuesong Li, visiting professor in Alfred University’s (AU) Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering and celebrated Chinese renewable energy expert, gave a major presentation titled “Farmers’ Willingness in Transforming Traditional Houses to Solar Houses in Rural China – Surveying 456 Households Surrounding Chongqing,” and continued his research on the feasibility of solar houses throughout the fall 2012 semester.

Alumna one of numerous Peace Corps volunteers from Ithaca, NY area

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12, 2012 – The Ithaca, NY region tops the 2012 list of metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the highest per capita number of Peace Corps volunteers.  leven (11) currently serving Peace Corps volunteers call Tompkins County home, making it the number three Peace Corps volunteer-producing metropolitan area in the nation on a per capita basis.  One of them is Catherine "Kate" Stalter, AU Class of 2005, currently a volunteer in Ghana teaching creative arts at a school for the deaf.

'Alums Along the Mohawk' gain speed

Alumni bikers will again arrive at the 2013 Alfred University Reunion - this year beginning from Albany, NY. The 2013 theme:  “Alums Along the Mohawk.”

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