Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Official News
· The Use of Signature Stamps
General Announcements
· Memorial Service for Pat O'Brien
· Cristina Cordova: La Jungla & Mysteries of Place
· On Sept 6th there will be “active shooter” emergency preparedness drill
· Carillon Recital, Tuesday, July 17
· AU Fridays with Admissions
· MostArts High School Piano Competition Continues
· Don't miss the RAKU Extravaganza this Sat. from 11:00-2:00
· MostArts Grand Finale Gala this Saturday at 7:30 in Miller Theater
· Piano Master Class with Andreas Klein this Saturday at 2:00
· New Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian
· Goodie Bags/Giveaways for Incoming Students
What's Happening? More Events...
7:30 Evening Concert Series
· Chamber Music Series
12:00 Chamber Music Series
7:30 Evening Concert Series
11:00 Raku Extravaganza
· Gala Concert: Festival Orchestra

The Use of Signature Stamps

Part of the internal controls safeguarding the university assets includes proper authorization and approval of transactions. This would consist of original signature by supervisors or fund managers. The use of signature stamps is not acceptable for any documents coming to the business office. All financial transaction documents are under auditor review which require us to verify authorization and approval. Electronic approvals, verified electronic signatures and original signature are approved methods of authorization.

The Business Office currently offers fund managers the ability to assign signing authority to another individual for their funds or orgs, which can be set at certain levels if needed. In these instances, when an individual has been granted signing authority they would sign as themselves, not using the stamp of another individual.

Transactions requiring supervisor approval of an employee's transactions or activities would not fall under an assigned authority. This would require the actual supervisors review and approval.

Submitted by: Jodi Howe

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Memorial Service for Pat O'Brien

A memorial service for Pat O'Brien, AU alumna and longtime partner of the recently deceased AU history professor, Vicki Eaklor, has been planned for Sunday, July 15, at 1:00 pm at the future home of the SPCA at 5440 State Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813. The building is still under construction, so please use care in the driveway and enter at the front main entrance. The building is about 1 mile from the Belmont Exit on Interstate 86 and is a short distance from the intersection of Hwy 244 and NY 19. There is an ice cream shop in a red barn near the entrance of the driveway and there is a big sign out front that says it is the future home of the SPCA. Pat and Vicki were generous supporters of the SPCA Serving Allegany County and donations to this organization are welcome. There will be a reception following the service. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Singer at:

Submitted by: Michele Gaffney

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Cristina Cordova: La Jungla & Mysteries of Place

Friday, February 2 -Sunday, July 29, 2018

Opening Reception: February 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum


An exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Cristina Cordova. Cristina's figurative work has established her as one of the preeminent ceramic artists of her generation. Her work renders the figure as a mysterious, sensual force of compelling urgency. Her masterful use of the ceramic medium empowers her work with a mesmerizing, at times uncanny presence.

Mysteries of Place

In collaboration with the Institute of Electronic Media, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, has resulted in the magnificent exhibition Mysteries of Place: The Cahaba River Project, prints by Elisabeth Pellathy, Lee Somers and Scott Stephens. This collaboration lies at the core of the Museum's exhibition policy, which acknowledges works in all media. We are pleased to exhibit the work of these particular artists who have strong connections to Alfred University.

Submitted by: SOAD Events

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On Sept 6th there will be “active shooter” emergency preparedness drill

On September 6th Alfred University will conduct an "active shooter" emergency preparedness drill that include our "shelter in place" protocol. This will affect campus access for a short time. Members of the Alfred University community will be alerted to the start of the drill, and updated through the course of it via our Rave Alert messaging system.
If you are not signed up for the Rave Alert system notifications, please go to BannerWeb on the page and in the purple banner to the right icon area, click the second icon "i", when you hover over it, it displays BannerWeb. Click and select Enter Secure Area, then the Personal Information menu. Next select Emergency Alert Contact Information - Rave Alert. There you will sign up or review your current notification selections.
As the date gets closer, more information will be provided.

Submitted by: Norm Pollard

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Carillon Recital, Tuesday, July 17

The Wingate Memorial Summer Carillon Recital Series will continue with the performance of Jim Fackenthal. Jim is Associate Carillonneur at the Rockefeller Chapel at the U of Chicago. He also regularly performs on a number of carillons in the Chicago area. His program will include the Wingate Fantasia, dedicated to AU's first carillonneur Ray Wingate by Frederick Marriott, as well as works by carillon composers van den Gheyn, Fruhauf, Courter and Della Penna. Jim's closing set will be three popular songs, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart", "Smiles" and "Til We Meet Again". The 7 pm recital is free and will be held rain or shine.

The summer recital series is funded by the Wingate Foundation in memory of the first Alfred University carillonneur, Dr. Ray Wingate, who served AU as professor of organ for 56 years and carillonneur for 31 years.

Submitted by: Laurel Buckwalter

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AU Fridays with Admissions

The Office of Admissions is hosting 5 summer Friday events for prospective students and their families. The events will take place through June, July and August with our second program this Friday, July 13th. Registration begins at 10:00 am in Alumni Hall. Families will hear from Mark Zupan and Brian Dalton on what makes AU so special, learn Admissions/Financial Aid 101 and will then tour our picturesque campus. Lunch will follow at Alumni Hall.

Submitted by: Maria Bentley

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MostArts High School Piano Competition Continues

The fifth annual "Young Pianist Competition" continues Thursday and Friday evenings, as eight contestants move into the final tour of the competition performing with the MostArts Festival Orchestra at 7:30. The Audience will have an opportunity to cast their vote each night for their favorite performance for a special "Audience Award" to be announced Saturday evening. Tickets available at the Box Office- sorry, No Children Under 7 Permitted at the Competition.



Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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Don't miss the RAKU Extravaganza this Sat. from 11:00-2:00

The annual RAKU Extravaganza will take place at the "Hair Pin" turn above the Miller Theater. Select a pot or plate and glaze it and watch it transforms as it is fired in front of you. Special thanks to Wayne Higby and AU Ceramic Grads for putting on this Spectacular Event.Milliners Southern Smoke Truck will be serving up delicious lunches. (FREE Public Event---Weather Permitting)


Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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MostArts Grand Finale Gala this Saturday at 7:30 in Miller Theater

The final concert of the season will take place Sat. at 7:30 in Miller Theater featuring Grammy award winning pianist, Angelin Chang performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with MostArts Festival's Artistic Director, Lisa Lantz on the podium. Then Maestro Yuval Zaliouk will conduct the iconic Beethoven Symphony No. 5. The festival will conclude with the presentation of awards to our finalists in the 5th annual "Young Pianist Competition." Don't miss a moment of the Magic in this final concert of the MostArts Festival Orchestra! Tickets available at the Box Office, AU Book Store and MostArts Pop-up Shop on Main Street across from the Post Office.


Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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Piano Master Class with Andreas Klein this Saturday at 2:00

A special Piano Master Class with Andreas Klein will feature 5 young pianist ages 10-15 on the Miller Theater Stage this Sat. at 2:00. The public is invited to this free event.

Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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New Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian

The Alfred University Libraries are pleased to welcome Ms. Samantha Dannick as our new Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian. Samantha, an Alfred University alumna who earned her B.A. in Conflict Studies and Philosophy in 2012, began her new duties on July 1st. She returns to Alfred after completing her M.S. in Library and Information Science, with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation, from Syracuse University. In addition to serving as the library liaison to the Inamori School of Engineering, she will lead the development of a scholarly communications program that promotes the scholarship of Alfred's faculty, staff, and students. She will also serve as a resource on scholarly communications topics such as copyright, data management, open access, and open educational resources.

Samantha can be found in Scholes G02, or contacted at

Please join us in welcoming Samantha back to Alfred!

Submitted by: Brian Sullivan

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Goodie Bags/Giveaways for Incoming Students

The Orientation check-in team will be providing goodie bags again this year for our new students, which we give away at new student check-in day on Thursday, August 23th. Students love these bags and it's a great way to get your office or area name out there.

If you'd like to contribute, plan on bringing 500 of whatever you're contributing. Bags will be stuffed on Aug. 22 starting at 1 p.m. sharp in the Joyce Walton Center. If you can also help stuff the bags that would be cool too. (We realize not everyone is able to do this but it doesn't hurt to ask.) Thank you.

Submitted by: MT Sick

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