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May 2, 2024

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.

SUNY recognizes Alfred University School of Art and Design faculty Sikora, Jones

Two faculty members in the Alfred University School of Art and Design have been honored by the State University of New York with 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards.


Alfred University Catalyst Award leads to unique combination of steel and crochet: The hyperbolic pseudosphere "Sit-In Sculpture"

Seven-thousand feet of paracord have been crocheted into a rippling, mathematically coherent circular disc in a collaboration between Alfred University Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Elizabeth Matson.


Root beer floats for graduating art students endure as a tradition at The Collegiate

John Ninos, owner of The Collegiate Restaurant, began hanging photographs of students graduating from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, New York College of Ceramics, in 1992, when his parents, John and Angie, Ninos were still running the family restaurant.


Alfred University students travel to nation’s capital for Leadership Forum

More than 30 Alfred University students and a group of faculty and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., April 3-5 for the second annual DC Purple City Student Leadership Forum.


Math Professor Joseph Petrillo wins prestigious teaching award

Alfred University Professor of Mathematics Joseph Petrillo is the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Clarence F. Stephens Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded by the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America.


Alfred University students meet playwright Dan O’Brien, see play “Newtown” at Geva Theater

Nine Alfred University students joined members of the English Division faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at Rochester’s Geva Theater last week to watch “Newtown,” playwright Dan O’Brien’s dramatization of events surrounding the 2012 school shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults.


Alfred University’s Aero Saxons take part in Design/Build/Fly competition

A team of students from Alfred University recently traveled to Wichita, KS, to participate in a competition to design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of a radio-controlled aircraft.


IEA Director Miranda Metcalf guest-lectures at Chulalongkorn University

Miranda Metcalf, Director of Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts, School of Art and Design, New York College of Ceramics, recently visited Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, as a guest lecturer.


Alfred University Sigma Chi Nu sisters raising funds to renovate sorority house

Alfred University alumnae sisters of Sigma Chi Nu are raising funds to renovate the sorority’s house on Sayles Street in Alfred. The fundraising effort comes as the sorority plans this year’s celebration marking its 100th anniversary.


Alfred University ‘Reunion Bikers’ announce plans for their 2024 ride

The Alfred University “reunion bikers”, a group of alumni who spend the week preceding Reunion Weekend bicycling to Alfred, have announced initial plans for their return trip to campus this year.

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