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August 31, 2023


Mark Zupan, Alfred University president, helps members of the football team move new students' belongings into residence halls on Friday. The University opened its 188th academic year by welcoming 453 first-year and 90 transfer students. Classes for the 2023-24 year began on Monday.

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.

Alfred University convocation opens 188th academic year

Alfred University hosted its Opening Convocation Friday afternoon, welcoming more than 540 new students to campus and marking the beginning of the University’s 188th academic year. Classes for the 2023-24 year begin on Monday, Aug. 28.


Alfred University professor Meg Bernstein participates at conference in England

Meg Bernstein, assistant professor of art history, participated in a conference at the University of York (England) June 26-27, 2023. Bernstein also wrote an article published recently in Studies in Iconography.


Mary Johnson, director of Foundations has work in solo exhibition in Indiana

Mary Johnson, director of Foundations in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, had work shown in a recent solo exhibition at the ArtLink Gallery at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture, Fort Wayne, IN.


Gallery preparator Timothy Pauszek to exhibit work at Southern Tier Biennial

Timothy Pauszek, gallery preparator in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, will exhibit two prints during this fall’s Southern Tier Biennial in Olean, NY.


Visiting professor of dance Erin Law creates original work for Nashville theater performances

Erin Law, visiting assistant professor of dance, created original work included in “4 Short Stories," a dance theater production featuring four Nashville, TN-based creative directors.


Sikora's artwork included in exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary

Alfred University Professor Linda Sikora is represented in the exhibition ARE WE THERE YET, currently on display at the Ferrin Contemporary gallery, located on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), in North Adams MA. Sikora is a Professor of Ceramic Art in the School of Art and Design.


Emeritus Professor Ben Howard’s book on Zen published

The Absolute Moment: Essays on Western Zen, a new book by Benjamin Howard, emeritus professor of English at Alfred University, has been released by Jericho Hill Publishing and is now available on Amazon.


Visiting professor in Performing Arts Division works on adaptation of ‘Wizard of Oz’

Ola Kraszpulska, Visiting Assistant Professor in Performance Design & Technology at Alfred University, was instrumental in the production and adaptation of the timeless classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” which opened Thursday at Geva Theatre in Rochester.


This Week in the Arts 9/3- 9/10/2023

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of September 3 - September 10, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.


Saxons Announce Schurr as Associate Athletic Director

The Alfred University Athletics Department has named Erin Schurr the associate athletic director.


Football ticket prices, parking and tailgating policies set for 2023 season

Alfred University announces ticket prices, gameday policies for 2023 football season.

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