Friday, January 11, 2019
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General Announcements
· Online Web Request Form
· 2019 Benefits Update
· ITS & Procurement Services....We are here to help!
· ******Mock Interview Week February 11-15****Sign up on Handshake Today!
· Years of Service Recognition
· Last week for shoes!
· MLK Community Dinner
· The Harlem Globetrotters come to Alfred University!
What's Happening? More Events...
1:00 Men's Swimming at Utica College  
  Women's Swimming at Utica College
5:30 Men's & Women's Basketball Doubleheader vs. Utica
2:00 Men's & Women's Basketball Doubleheader vs. Hartwick

Online Web Request Form

In order to ensure that requests for new web pages or changes to existing pages are handled in a timely manner, please use our online request form.

This is the only request format that will be accepted. If you have questions regarding the form or its use please contact Webmaster, Judy Linza, at x2727 or e-mail

Link: Web Request Form

Submitted by: Judy Linza

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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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ITS & Procurement Services....We are here to help!

A friendly reminder, per Alfred University Policy, all computer and printer purchases must be approved by ITS. A link to the specific policy is listed below.

To guarantee that you have the best technology possible at your fingertips, we have a Technology Refresh Program available for both desktop and laptop computers (Mac and PC). If you sign up for the Technology Refresh Program, your computer will be replaced every three years with the latest technology. This also helps the University by making sure that out-of-date computers are removed from service.

We require the involvement of the ITS Team on the selection and purchase of this equipment for several reasons:

1. In today's world there is a constant stream of new threats out there trying to impact computer networks. By making sure that only approved devices are linked to our network, we are protecting the University as well as our students, faculty and staff.

2. The ITS team is here to help you with your devices. If you purchase something that is not approved for use, we may not be able to assist if you have problems.

3. By working with ITS, you have access to our extensive knowledge and business contacts that will ensure you are receiving the best price on equipment that will properly fit your specific needs.

4. We have purchasing contracts with Dell and Apple. By purchasing computers through ITS and procurement, we are ensuring that you get the best possible price on approved solutions. In addition, you are adding to the University's buying power when it comes time to re-negotiate contracts.

Please work with Procurement and ITS to ensure that you are getting the absolute best possible product at the absolute best possible price to meet all of your IT needs!

Link: Alfred University Computer Purchase Policy

Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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******Mock Interview Week February 11-15****Sign up on Handshake Today!

This is a whole week dedicated to perfecting your interviewing skills. Schedule one, two or five interviews with real employers. Get honest feedback and suggestions on what you might want to change or brush up on. Students are able to sign up for a 30 minute session with an employer M-F 9am-4pm. ** Students from last year were offered internships after meeting with employers to brush up on their skills**

To pick an interview date/time go into jobs then search Mock Interview Week and the date you want to interview, then apply to see available times. Pick your time and confirm.
Please contact Valerie Daciw at with any problems signing up for a time.

Monday: Steuben Trust / Steve Harriger
Tuesday: TBA
Wednesday: TBA
Thursday : Corning: Brian Wheaton
Friday: Watkins Glen International: Cindy Lewis-Black

Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of January 2019. 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:
January 3- Laurie Smith- Operations Associate- Admissions
January 8- Christina Vetter- Secretary- Renewable Energy Engineering
January 8- Angie Taylor- Head Mens/Womens Track and Field Coach- Athletics
January 15- Cody Crippen- Admissions Specialist- External Programs
January 15- Soutik Betal- Research Scientist- Materials Science and Engineering
January 22- Shelly Grant- Admin Assistant to the Dean- School of Art and Design

Celebrating 10 Years of Service:
January 6- Fion MacCrea- Banner Researcher- ITS
January 25- Jessica Faughnan- Night Auditor- Saxon Inn

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
January 1- Hyojin Lee- Research Associate- Ceramic Engineering
January 18- Brian Dodge- Director, Physical Plant- Maintenance
January 25- Charles Barron- Janitor- Maintenance

Link: Employee Recognition Website

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Last week for shoes!

We are in the final stretch now and still need about 180 pairs of shoes to reach our goal. Please check your closets to see if you have shoes to donate for the Navajo Water Project. Please email if you need the collection bin in your area emptied or if you need shoes picked up. Thank you!

Submitted by: Michele Hluchy

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MLK Community Dinner

The culmination of our Alfred University MLK Week 2019 activities will be the MLK Community Dinner and Keynote Presentation on Sunday, January 27 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Knight Club. This event is a wonderful way for our community to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and to recognize some of our community members for their service and share an important message and meal together.

Date: Sunday, January 27

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Mr. Prince will begin his Keynote Presentation at 6:15 pm, and we advise guests to arrive a bit early to find a seat.)

Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center

Dinner is by reservation only and limited to the first 110 individuals.

Please RSVP to via AU Connect or email Brian Saltsman at

Our keynote speaker for this year is Mr. Steve Prince, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art and Director of Engagement at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Mr. Prince is an artist born and raised in New Orleans, LA who combines spirituality, history, humor, and musical performance art to both entertain and educate audiences about social justice, community, and civic responsibility to one another and the broader community. The title of his Keynote presentation is "The Great Commission". Mr. Prince is an award winning artist who is the subject of a year long course at SUNY Geneseo based upon his art and social action work which will culminate in a published book within the next year. His work is widely regarded by both civic and academic colleagues, where he has been invited to produce works for municipalities, churches, and schools. Samples of his work can be found on the Eyekons Gallery website.

The evening dinner event will begin with a presentation and keynote by Steve Prince and be followed by a communal dinner and will include members of the Alfred community who volunteered in the day of service and our community partners.

Link: AU Connect RSVP

Submitted by: Brian Saltsman

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The Harlem Globetrotters come to Alfred University!

The Harlem Globetrotters will be coming to play at Alfred University in the Galanis Arena on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Globetrotters Website by visiting the below link or calling 1-866-468-3399.

Link: Globetrotters Tickets

Submitted by: Tony Aquilina

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