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January 21, 2022

E-news is an electronic newsletter for Alfred University alumni and friends to provide the latest in alumni news and events, campus happenings, and sports. If you have news to share please email Mark Whitehouse or you may call us at 607-871-2040.

AU history student turns research project into essay on grandfather’s WWII experience - and publishes a final draft

Alfred University senior student R. J. Hillman was a student in History Professor Gary Ostrower’s class on the Second World War when, as the 2021 Fall semester approached its conclusion, the time came for Hillman to write his principal essay for the course. He chose a subject with which he had a personal connection.


VanRenselaar wins classical acting honors at KCACTF Region 2 competition

Alfred University fourth-year student Kirstin VanRenselaar recently captured acting honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Region 2 competition. VanRenselaar was honored for her work in classical acting.


Gift from China University of Geosciences will provide 7,200 KN95 masks to Alfred University

A gift from the China University of Geosciences will help Alfred University provide more than 7,000 KN95 masks to students, staff, and faculty.


Renowned scenographer Deb O to present at Jan. 26 Wednesday Artists’ Speaker Series

The Weekly Wednesday Artists’ Speaker Series at Alfred University continues on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. with a lecture by Deb O, scenographer. The presentation is offered by the Division of Performing Arts Division’s Performance Design and Technology department.


University, SOAD kicks off Black Glass Artist Series in February

Glass artist N'Kosi Barber of Chicago will join Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in the first week of February to kick off the University’s Black Glass Artist Series, as well as the University’s celebration of 2022 as the International Year of Glass.


Mark Zupan participates in WXXI’s ‘Connections’ panel discussion on updated COVID safety plans

Alfred University President Mark Zupan was a guest on the Jan. 12 episode of “Connections with Evan Dawson” on WXXI, Rochester’s National Public Radio affiliate. Zupan and three other area college administrators discussed COVID safety measures being taken for the Spring 2022 semester.


Bergren Forum begins with lecture on glass history, coinciding with 2022 International Year of Glass

Doris Möncke, Alfred University Associate Professor of Glass Science and Engineering, will deliver the Jan. 27 Bergren Forum, “The History of Glass and Technology.”


Alfred University alumnx Sondra Perry ’12 interviewed for ‘Barbara London Calling’ podcast

Alfred University alumnx Sondra Perry ’12 was interviewed recently for a podcast hosted by Barbara London, an art curator and writer specializing in new media and sound art.


Art Force 5 to appear at Strong Museum Saturday

ROCHESTER, NY - Alfred University students and staff will return to The Strong National Museum of Play Saturday, Jan. 22, to exhibit the work of Art Force 5 and engage audiences in a new mosaic tile painting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Saxons’ Allison named top E8 men’s basketball rookie for second straight week

For the second week in a row, Alfred University men's basketball player Kenneth Allison Jr. was named the Empire 8 Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week.

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