Thursday, December 6, 2018
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General Announcements
· Return RENTED textbooks BEFORE going home for Break!
· Massage, Acupuncture and Therapy Dog Night at Herrick Library!!
· Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
· Alfred Art Walk
· Artist In Residence Nancy Blum
· Bergren Forum - Holly Shulman
· AU Fresh Second Annual Food Photography Contest!
· It's Hunting Season! Be Careful!
· Nominations needed for Spirit of Service Awards!
· Need to get someone a Holiday gift?
· NEW - Psyc 300: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
· Union University Church Annual Bazaar & Luncheon
· Doctoral Public Defense by Brad Ervin
· PhD/CE Thesis Defense Presented by Yiyu Li
· Student/Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day @ AU Bookstore Friday, Dec. 7
· Alfred Montessori Marketplace
· Holiday Brass
· Hanukkah Party: Latke Fest 2k18
· Looking for a fun and interesting course that satisfies both Arts/Global?
· Job Opening
· The Community Table AU Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour
· Buy Candy Grams For Your Friends And Fight Cancer!!!
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
12:10 Bergren Forum - ‚??Hands on Materials Science‚??
TOMORROW
5:00 Women's Basketball vs. SUNY Delphi
· Classes End
SATURDAY
2:00 Men's Basketball vs. SUNY Canton
5:00 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Return RENTED textbooks BEFORE going home for Break!

Remember to RETURN your RENTED textbooks back to the AU Bookstore BEFORE you go home for December break. Rentals must be back to the bookstore by December 14.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Massage, Acupuncture and Therapy Dog Night at Herrick Library!!

Final Exams can be stressful. Herrick Library tries to relieve some of that stress. Massage, Acupuncture and Therapy Dog Night will be held from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Tuesday, December 11 in the Bookend Lounge at Herrick Library. Sign-up begins at 7:45 pm at the front desk. Free specialty coffee and cookies will also be available. Best of luck on Final Exams!


Attachment: Massage and Dog Therapy Night

Submitted by: David Snyder

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Caribbean Student Association (CSA)

All are welcome!
Divided by Sea, United by Culture!!

Meetings are every Friday in the ICU at Powell Campus Center.
Time: 7:00 pm



Submitted by: Marshae Fenton

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Alfred Art Walk

Date: Thursday, December 20
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Alfred, NY
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Alfred Art Walk is a collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses of Alfred University and Alfred State College in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities. Our goal is to support local artists and galleries and to highlight Alfred as the arts destination it truly is.

Alfred Art Walk is open to anyone in the Alfred area who would like to participate. Have an event for Art Walk? Contact us! Submit.alfredartwalk@gmail.com alfredartwalk.org

Link: http://www.alfredartwalk.org/



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Artist In Residence Nancy Blum

Dates: November 26 - December 7, 2018
Location: Alfred University
Sponsored by: NYSCA and The Institute for Electronic Arts

Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Blum is well known for her public art commissions. For the new San Francisco General Hospital, she recently completed an installation of monumental glass windows that feature her robust botanical imagery. Previous projects include 50 hatch covers designed for the streets of Seattle and a sculptural installation for the city's airport; a 40-foot freestanding sculpture in Philadelphia; large-scale mosaics for New York City's MTA Arts in Transit program; and artwork and architectural components for three light-rail stations in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Blum's drawings and sculptures have been represented in numerous exhibitions at galleries and other venues across the US such as the Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro; the International Print Center, New York; and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Her most recent solo show, Wonderland, appeared at the Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York last year. Blum's work is held in two dozen private and public collections, including the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in Icheon, South Korea; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Boise Art Museum. Also among these project is a permanent installation at the residence of the American Ambassador to Belgium.



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Bergren Forum - Holly Shulman

The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting at 12:10 pm on Thursday December 6 in the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

Speaker: Holly Shulman
Topic: "Hands on Materials Science"

Living in a world of materials and processes, like heating food in a microwave, and layering up in the winter, gives us an intuitive understanding. In this forum, you'll hear technical explanations while playing with a series of materials experiments.



Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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AU Fresh Second Annual Food Photography Contest!

Live for food? Love photography?

Submit a photo of your favorite recipe, social dining event, or simply fun with food. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have your artwork displayed next semester in our Community Table location!

First Prize: $100 in Dining Dollars and display in The Community Table
Honorable Mentions: $25 each in Dining Dollars and display in The Community Table

Submit high-resolution images to williamsmz@alfred.edu by Friday, December 14.



Submitted by: Marie Williams

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It's Hunting Season! Be Careful!

For your safety, we would like to notify you that big game hunting season has begun in Western New York. The season began on Saturday, November 17 and is over on Sunday, December 9.

Please be very careful if you decide to walk in any wooded area during this time. If you do, wear blaze orange or some other very bright color. If you see a POSTED sign, get the landowner's permission to enter or you could be fined for trespassing.

Hunting is not allowed on Alfred University property which includes the woods behind the campus and around Forster's Lake.



Submitted by: Norm Pollard

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Nominations needed for Spirit of Service Awards!

It's time once again to nominate deserving Alfred students, faculty and staff, and community members for Spirit of Service Awards! These annual awards celebrate service to the greater Alfred community and honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who embodied the principles of equality, social justice, community, and service. Nominations will be accepted through January 22.

Nominators can submit their recommendations using this form: https://docs.google.com/f...

The 2019 Celebration of Service ceremony, where Alfred University and Alfred State College honor all nominees and present winners with their awards, is scheduled for 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29 at the Union University Church event space. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

Link: 2019 Spirit of Service Award Nomination Form



Submitted by: Corey Fecteau

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Need to get someone a Holiday gift?

The Navajo Water Project has scented soy candles, lip balm, hand butter, and room/fabric fresheners for sale in a variety of scents. All natural products. Candle wax can be used as a hand lotion! Come by our usual Thursday bake sale from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the campus center this Thursday (11/29) and next Thursday (12/6). We will have updates at the booth on our fund raising and shoe collection goals.



Submitted by: Michele Hluchy

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NEW - Psyc 300: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

This course is an introduction to and the study of alcohol and substance abuse and the treatment of addictions. Upon completion of this course the student should have a basic understanding of alcohol and drug abuse and its treatment, lifestyle choices, and the human cost drugs have on the lives of people and society.

Register today!



Submitted by: Nikki Sortore

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Union University Church Annual Bazaar & Luncheon

Date: Friday, December 7

10:00 am - Gift Basket Raffle and Baked Good Corner open
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Luncheon

The luncheon features a variety of soups, sandwiches and pie.

Location: The Church Center on the corner of Main and Church Streets in Alfred

The winning raffle ticket for each basket will be drawn at 1:30 pm.
Winners don't need to be present to win. They will be contacted after the drawing.



Submitted by: Jen Guarasci

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Doctoral Public Defense by Brad Ervin

Brad Ervin, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology, will conduct a public defense of his dissertation,

"Social-Emotional Learning Interventions: Familiarity and Use Among Elementary Principals", at 8:30 am on Thursday, December 6, at the Powell Institute Classroom (downstairs), 6 Sayles Street.

For more information, call 607-871-2212.



Submitted by: Patti Potter

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PhD/CE Thesis Defense Presented by Yiyu Li

We are pleased to announce that Yiyu Li will defend his Ph.D. Ceramic Engineering thesis entitled "A Study On The Consolidation of Sulfide Based Optical Ceramics" on Wednesday, December 12 in McMahon Hall, room 358 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Copies of Yiyu's thesis are on display in the Dean's office in Binns-Merrill Hall 160 and the CACT Office in McMahon 120.

Attachment: Abstract Provided by Yiyu Li

Submitted by: Laura Grove

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Student/Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day @ AU Bookstore Friday, Dec. 7

Students, Faculty and Staff, take advantage of Student Appreciate Day at the AU Bookstore Friday, December 7.

Stop in for some sweets & treats, make an ornament (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) and look for additional discounts on bargain books 30% OFF, Denik journals 25% OFF!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Alfred Montessori Marketplace

The Alfred Montessori School will be hosting our 1st Montessori Marketplace on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Alfred Village Fire Hall. For only $10 you get:
- a hot, homemade lunch including dessert
- an exclusive shopping opportunity courtesy of our local artists and small business retailers
- a convivial atmosphere with live acoustic music
- a chance to participate in creative activities like tie-dying
- the feeling of knowing that you've supported one of our most important area non-profits, The Alfred Montessori School!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2177953595857671/



Submitted by: Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo

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Holiday Brass

Come listen to your favorite holiday music!

Date: THIS Saturday, December 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Powell Campus Center, 2nd floor

The Alfred University Brass group will be providing holiday music for everyone. Come join us in the second floor lounge area. We hope to see you there!



Submitted by: Dustin Woodard

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Hanukkah Party: Latke Fest 2k18

Get together and celebrate the sixth day of Hanukkah at Hillel's annual Hanukkah party.

All are welcome. You do not need to be Jewish to attend.

There will be too many latkes and jelly donuts. Who knows, there may even be a few dreidles around...

No RSVPs required! Feel free to bring as many friends as you'd like.

Link: Check out this event on AUConnect



Submitted by: Rachael Pettinicchi

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Looking for a fun and interesting course that satisfies both Arts/Global?

There are still openings in MUSC 211 World Music. This course will focus on the music of West Africa and the African diaspora of the Caribbean and Brazil. You'll learn the basics of West African drumming and have the opportunity to learn from a Master Drummer from Ghana as Saakumu Dance and Music Troupe joins the class for a week in March. We'll then explore the fascinating rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Brazil.
World Music is a 4 credit course that satisfies both the C credit (Arts) and Global Perspectives. Class meets MW 11:20-12:35 and TH 10:20-11:10. For more information contact Dr. Luanne Crosby fclarke@alfred.edu



Submitted by: Luanne Crosby

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Job Opening

Please click on the link below to see details as they relate to the Payroll Specialist position that is open in Human Resources.

Link: Job Posting



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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The Community Table AU Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour

AU faculty and staff, join us at The Community Table (second floor of Powell) on Friday, December 7 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm!

Learn about our space and mingle with AU Fresh staff!
Refreshments will be available.



Submitted by: Marie Williams

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Buy Candy Grams For Your Friends And Fight Cancer!!!

Head to Ade Dining Hall to purchase adorable candy grams for your friends. Colleges Against Cancer and Saxon Racing are teaming up to fund raise for cancer research and will be selling candy grams all week (12/3-12/7). Stop by when you're swiping in to donate to a great cause.



Submitted by: Ethan Bennett

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