Monday, December 10, 2018
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General Announcements
· New email and login features for students!
· Powell Mailroom Mailbox Keys
· Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day @ AU Bookstore 12/11 & 12/12
· CA$H for Textbooks at the AU Bookstore
· Alan Littell Book Signing for "Winter Passage" December 11, from 11:30-1
· ALL Fleece, Outwerwear, & Cold Weather Gear 25% OFF @ AU Bookstore
· Jam Sessions (therapy dog) on Monday
· Return RENTED textbooks BEFORE going home for Break!
· Massage, Acupuncture and Therapy Dog Night at Herrick Library!!
· Flute Lessons!
· The Saxon Bike Hub is Open!
· Monthly Safety Tip
· AU Fresh Second Annual Food Photography Contest!
· It's that time of year!
· ~~Ecology of the Bahamas~~
· Join AU Chorus
· December Years of Service Recognition
· So you've always wanted to star in a Musical?
· PhD/CE Thesis Defense Presented by Yiyu Li
· 2019 Benefits Update
· Catered Buffet Style Dinner: Hosted by AUGSO
· Looking for a fun and interesting course that satisfies both Arts/Global?
· Procurement Services We are here to help!
· Student Web Editing/Proofer/Graphics Assistant Position Opening
· Job Opening
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
10:30 Midnight Breakfast  
  Midnight Breakfast
· Final Exams begin (grades due within 48 hours of exam or last class, if no exam)
· Final Exams begin (grades due within 48 hours of exam or last class, if no exam)
TOMORROW
WEDNESDAY
12:10 Faculty & Staff Bible Study (Students also welcome)  
  Faculty & Staff Bible Study (Students also welcome)

New email and login features for students!

In the Spring 2019 semester, ITS is implementing upgrades to add additional security and convenience to our email and login system.

Like all colleges and Universities, Alfred University has encountered a large increase in sophisticated email phishing scams. Starting in January, ITS will begin implementing multifactor factor authentication for all students. This additional security layer will prevent students from accidentally being tricked into providing usernames and passwords to off-campus scammers. After a brief registration process (and potentially a short mobile phone installation), students may occasionally receive a prompt to verify their email login. These few additional steps will provide a much needed shield against phishing scammers. If you have questions, you can contact the ITS Helpdesk. Helpdesk@alfred.edu

And...Have you ever forgotten your email password? And you couldn't call the ITS Helpdesk to reset your password because it was after business hours? Starting Spring semester, all Alfred University campus community members will have the opportunity to register self-service password resets...WITHOUT having to go through the ITS Helpdesk. You will have to register in-advance, but once you are registered, password resets will be super easy, anytime, day, nights, or weekends. No more possibility of being locked out of your accounts waiting for regular business hours. Look for upcoming details in Alfred Today.




Submitted by: Gary Roberts

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Powell Mailroom Mailbox Keys

Graduating and not returning students please return your Powell campus center mailbox key before you leave campus. Thank you!!



Submitted by: Debra Campbell

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Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day @ AU Bookstore 12/11 & 12/12

Didn't have a chance to stop in at out last Appreciation Day at the AU Bookstore? No worries, your second chance is Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11 & 12! Faculty/Staff can stop in anytime to take advantage of 30% off bargain books (LOTS in STOCK), 25% OFF Denik journals, 25% OFF cold weather gear, outerwear, and all sweats! We may have other specials too! Of course sweets and treats too!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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CA$H for Textbooks at the AU Bookstore

Sell your TEXTBOOKS for CA$H at the AU Bookstore. Bring in your unwanted textbooks and let us tell you how much CA$H we would pay you- no matter where you purchased them! Remember to RETURN your textbook RENTALS by December 14.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Alan Littell Book Signing for "Winter Passage" December 11, from 11:30-1

AU Bookstore will host Alan Littell for a book signing for his new book "Winter Passage".

Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Bookstore

Please stop in to talk with Alan about his new book!

Refreshments provided. It's faculty/staff appreciation day too!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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ALL Fleece, Outwerwear, & Cold Weather Gear 25% OFF @ AU Bookstore

All Fleece, Cold Weather Gear, and Outerwear is 25% OFF at the AU Bookstore. Stop in to see and shop our selection! Sale runs thru 12/14/18.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Jam Sessions (therapy dog) on Monday

Need some time to chill with a cute little dog during finals? Stop by JAM SESSIONS on Monday in the Powell Campus Center main lounge from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and get some healing from Jam, Professor Morehouse's certified therapy dog.



Submitted by: Kathy Woughter

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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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Flute Lessons!

Flute lessons are available for all ages and abilities. If you are interested, please register for MUSC 104 Private Lessons-Woodwinds and/or contact Mrs. Decker deckerr@alfred.edu



Submitted by: Rachel Decker

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The Saxon Bike Hub is Open!

The Saxon Bike Hub is open for business. See the attached flyer!
Hours:
- Tue - Fri: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Sat - Mon: Closed
Come by and see us!

Attachment: Flyer - The Saxon Bike Hub

Submitted by: Liam Saccucci-Bryan

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Monthly Safety Tip

Cold weather, ice and snow can increase the chances of slips and falls, so the Alfred University safety committee would like to remind all Saxons to stay safe throughout this winter season. We remind you to dress warmly and wear suitable attire, and, when appropriate, walk like a penguin. It may sound silly, but short, shuffled steps can decrease your chances of slipping and falling. Be sure to download a copy of our Walk Like A Penguin poster to post in your area.

Attachment: Walk Like A Penguin Poster

Submitted by: Dean Perry

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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 that time of year!

Just a reminder: As the semester comes to a close we often see a rise in larceny, usually from unlocked rooms and vehicles. Please remember to secure all of your valuables! If you do become the victim of a theft, call the Office of Public Safety. xxx-2108 right away.



Submitted by: Robert Billings

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~~Ecology of the Bahamas~~

There are still spots available in the Ecology of the Bahamas course! It's a B-Block, spring semester course with a travel component to be completed May 20-30, 2019. The field portion of the course is done out of the Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island - look it up, it's an amazing location. Once there we will complete labs on coral reefs, inland lakes, and tidal lagoons. We will explore the island's history and geology. We will boat over to bird colonies on offshore keys, visit caves, and spy on rock iguanas. Prerequisites are ENVS101 or BIOL150. Exceptions are possible, contact me if you're interested.

We are still working towards reducing the travel component fee, and currently our best estimate is around $1,500. Juniors and seniors can apply for APEX funding to reduce the cost further. The course is available on Bannerweb - you can register today, or you can let me know (beaudry@alfred.edu) if you would like to be kept current on the latest developments.

Link: http://geraceresearchcentre.com/index.html



Submitted by: Frederic Beaudry

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Join AU Chorus

The AU Chorus is open to all students regardless of musical background. If you can sing, we want you. If you've always wanted to sing but are a little unsure, we will teach you! In the spring semester, the choir will focus on music that celebrates diversity, acceptance and hope. We will be working on "Glory" from the movie "Selma" and alumni Chaz Bruce will come from Rochester to help us sing Gospel and R & B music. We will perform 2-3 selections from a new work "Considering Matthew Shepard" a piece about the tragic death of a young gay man but also focusses on hope for our future. We'll celebrate our Latino community in a Caribbean based "Kyrie" with steel drums and multiple percussion.

Concerned about issues of diversity, inclusion and community? Let's sing about it and through our songs truly become community.

University Chorus is a 2 credit course MUSC 271 and satisfies part of the Arts credit in General Education. The choir meets on Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and Wednesday 5:20 pm - 6:50 pm. Chorus can be taken as an overload with no additional charge. To do this, you will need to get an overload form and signatures, but it's really easy. The group is also open to faculty and community members.

Singing in a choir has been shown to relieve stress and help people to find a community.



Submitted by: Luanne Crosby

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December Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of December 2018. The Committee will be observing years 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50.

At Alfred University, we realize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are delighted to honor your dedicated service and commitment to this organization. It is our employees who uphold our principles, demonstrate our vision of working for a better future for our University, deliver on our customer promise and make us the passionate organization we are today.

The success of our organization is a direct result of your efforts and dedication. Your commitment to quality and personal and professional integrity is the differentiating factor that sets us apart from our competition.

On behalf of Alfred University, it is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate you on this service anniversary milestone.

Celebrating 1 Year of Service:
December 5- Shaun Fields- Public Safety Officer- Public Safety
December 6- John Lewis- Director, Student Activities- Center for Student Involvement

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
December 14- Terri Drake- Research Admin Specialist- Sponsored Research

Link: Employee Recognition Website



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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So you've always wanted to star in a Musical?

Now is your chance! Steve and Luanne Crosby are teaming up for a Double Threat (singing and acting) Class in Musical Theater. You'll learn the basics of singing and acting for musicals and the class culminates in a production of scenes. You choose the musicals. Everyone gets a lead role. What better way to earn 4 credits in Music and/or Theater. Class meets M & W 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm and Thurs. 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm.
MUSC 200 (topics) or THEA 242. Openings still available!!!!!



Submitted by: Luanne Crosby

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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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2019 Benefits Update

For this benefits update, included is a PDF regarding information as it relates to the changes to the Non-Statutory and Retiree benefits for 2019.

Please review the attached PDF for helpful tips for a smooth transition from BCBS to Univera and OptumRx.

If you still have questions regarding the new insurance, be sure to reach out to Kayleigh Misner, Kim Wyant, or Mark Guinan.

Link: Benefits Page

Attachment: Benefits Update

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Catered Buffet Style Dinner: Hosted by AUGSO

AUGSO is hosting a dinner on Wednesday December 12th at 5:30 pm in the Knight Club. Free for those who attend, there will be vegetarian lasagna & chicken parmesan along with sides and mini cannolis for dessert!
To RSVP: https://auconnect.alfred....
RSVP only, spots limited.



Submitted by: Abigail Hurley

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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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Procurement Services We are here to help!

In case you may not be aware, the University has accounts set up with many different companies that offer discounts and shipping benefits. Some of these suppliers include AirGas, Staples, B&H Photo & Video, Office Max/Office Depot, Sherwin Williams, and many more. A more complete list can be found in the attachment below.

In addition to these suppliers, the University has an Institutional Amazon account. Since Amazon often does not offer the same warranties, protections, and discounts that other suppliers may offer, and therefore may not be the best choice of vendors, departments are encouraged to reach out to Procurement Services prior to using Amazon.

Please be sure to reach out to Procurement Services when using any of these vendors to ensure we get all of the benefits available.
If you have any questions, call Procurement Service!

Thank you!
Valerie Ewald, Procurement Clerk, x2698
Melissa Badeau, Director of Procurement Services, x2914

Link: Procurement Website

Attachment: AU Contracted Suppliers, November 2018

Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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Student Web Editing/Proofer/Graphics Assistant Position Opening

The web team is looking to hire a student Web Editing/Proofer/Graphics Assistant. If you are interested, please apply via Handshake, link below, or email resume to webmaster@alfred.edu by December 14, 2018.

Link: Handshake Job Posting



Submitted by: Judy Linza

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Job Opening

Please check out the link below as it relates to the Director of the Cohen Gallery opening.

Link: Job Posting



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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