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February 15, 2024


Members of the Alfred University women’s basketball team honored faculty and staff who they consider mentors prior to the team’s second annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Game on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Each student-athlete chose a faculty/staff member who they say has made positive impacts on their collegiate experiences. Pictured above are those honored during a pre-game ceremony, from left: Devon Withers, sports information specialist; Hakan Karaaytu, assistant professor of digital journalism; Dave Preston, head coach, strength and conditioning; Shelly Freyn, associate professor of marketing; Jason Honeck, clinical associate professor, Athletic Training Program director; Garrett McGowan, professor of chemistry; Kerry Kautzman, professor of Spanish; Heather Cramer, custodian; Cheryld Emmons, professor of biology; Jessa Miller, counselor, Center for Advising; and Andy Eklund, professor of chemistry. Unable to attend the ceremony and missing from the photo is Chloe Wasendorf, assistant professor of biology.

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Alfred University's Division of Psychology collaborating with CACT and EthAR LLC of Huntsville, AL, wins $275,000 grant to investigate augmented reality-supported training processes

A collaborative venture between Alfred University's Division of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT), and the Huntsville, AL-based EthAR LLC has been awarded a $275,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to explore the use and value of augmented reality (AR) devices in the training of industrial work groups.


Alfred University to present ‘An Evening of Dance’

Join the Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division for the 2024 Evening of Dance. The event is scheduled for one weekend only, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15, 16, and 17. All shows are at 8 p.m. in Miller Theater.


Daisy Wu, Alfred University music faculty, performs with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Daisy Wu, clinical associate professor of music and language at Alfred University and a master of the guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, performed recently with the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Philharmonic.


Alfred University dance professor Colleen Wahl publishes paper on choreographing in an icosahedron

Colleen Wahl, assistant professor of dance at Alfred University, has published a new research paper in the journal Laser that focuses on intersections of math and art.


Performing Arts students attend USITT meeting and job fair

Students from Alfred University recently attended the United States Institute for Theatrical Technology (USITT) Upstate NY Regional Meeting and Job Fair, held Feb. 3 in Syracuse.


February 19 - 25, 2024 This Week in the Arts

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of February 19-25, 2024. All events are free and open to the public.

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