Monday, February 11, 2019
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Official News
· Why Does My W-2 Show a Lower Amount Than My Salary?
· Tax Form 1095C Affordable Care Act Form Available on-line
General Announcements
· Enter to WIN tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters @ AU Bookstore
· ARGUS Proposals Summer Funding
· International Folk Dancing
· Beware Toner Scams
· Corrective Action Documentation Training
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· Media Mondays: Further Off the Straight and Narrow
· Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
· MD Live
· Bergren Forum - Juliana Gray
· HUMAN FLOW, a Film by Ai Weiwei
· Years of Service Recognition
· ITS Student Worker Needed
· HR Tip of the Month
· BIO 150 Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019
· Chemistry Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019
· Athletic Facilities Closed 2/11 from 5PM to 10PM for Globetrotters Game
· Math Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019
· Katherine Gray- Visiting Artist Lecture and Demo
· Reminder Open Forum, Scott Cason - ED Marketing & Communications
· 25% OFF Under Armour and Nike Clothing
· Time Management Workshop!
· Fitness Center Closed at 5pm Monday, 2/11
· The Community Table Cooking Classes: Pizza from Scratch
· Moka Joka is hiring! Work for food
· Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire Opening Reception
· $5 Valentine's Day Dinner
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
1:30 Katherine Gray- Visiting Artist Demo
5:00 Katherine Gray- Visiting Artist Lecture and Demo
TOMORROW
9:00 Mock Interview Week
5:00 The Community Table Cooking Classes: Pizza from Scratch  
  The Community Table Cooking Classes: Pizza from Scratch  
  Men's & Women's Basketball Doubleheader vs. Elmira
WEDNESDAY
9:00 CDC Drop-In Hours Every Wednesday  
  CDC Drop-In Hours Every Wednesday
5:30 Etiquette Dinner
7:20 HUMAN FLOW, a Film by Ai Weiwei

Why Does My W-2 Show a Lower Amount Than My Salary?

I have received many questions about why the W-2 shows a lower amount than what the employee expected. The reason is that the W-2 is a report for the taxing bodies (State, Federal and Local) to know how much "Taxable Earnings" you received in the tax year. Because you pay no taxes on Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Retirement and Flexible Spending Accounts those dollars are not reported to the taxing bodies so that you are not charged taxes on them.

Please contact the HR or Payroll Office if you feel your W-2 is incorrect and we will be happy to research your questions.



Submitted by: Mark Guinan

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Tax Form 1095C Affordable Care Act Form Available on-line

For all the employees who chose to save the University a stamp and receive their Form 1095C on line you can retrieve your 2018 form on Banner Web under the Employee/Tax forms section. Hard Copies will be mailed to the address we have on file to those who did not elect the electronic option. While you do not need the form to file your taxes you do need to keep your copy with your tax documents. Please contact HR for any questions or concerns.



Submitted by: Mark Guinan

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Enter to WIN tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters @ AU Bookstore

Stop into the AU Bookstore to enter drawing for Harlem Globetrotter tickets! They are HERE at Alfred University, Monday, February 11 at the Galanis Family Arena in McLane Center! It will be a great show!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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ARGUS Proposals Summer Funding

Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

Proposals for Summer 2019 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, March 1. Instructions for preparing and submitting a proposal and the supporting application materials can be found at the link below. Please be aware that proposals not following the required format will be returned without review.

If you have questions, email Dr. Beaudry (beaudry@alfred.edu).

Link: ARGUS application information



Submitted by: Frederic Beaudry

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International Folk Dancing

Tuesday nights, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm, in the Knight Club, PCC. We learn and enjoy dances from around the world. No experience necessary, we welcome beginners!

Link: Alfred University International Folk Dancing



Submitted by: Otto Muller

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Beware Toner Scams

Multiple departments on campus have been receiving calls from solicitors posing as Toshiba representatives requesting information regarding their department printers, specifically the model and serial numbers. Please do not share your information with them! They are gathering this information in order to sell you high priced toner cartridges. Toner cartridges for department MFPs are included in our Toshiba contract at no additional cost. Should you intercept one of these calls, either hang up or transfer the call to Procurement at x2698.



Submitted by: Valerie Ewald

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Corrective Action Documentation Training

This is the sixth training in a 9 month series targeted at any AU employee who has supervisory roles in their department. This training can also be especially helpful for any staff who support the supervisors in their department.

This training will encompass: corrective action vs. coaching, the process of corrective action, & performance improvement plans

Supervisors who may be new in their rolls or need a refresher are encouraged to come.

This training will be held on February 12, 2019 from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm and on February 27, 2019 from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm both located in the Kenyon/Allen Room in the PCC. This is the same training both days.

Link: HR Website

Attachment: Flyer for Supervisor Training

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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TIAA Consultant on Campus

A TIAA consultant will be conducting one-on-one, 45-minute, individual retirement counseling sessions on Tuesday, February 26, and Monday, March 11, in the Human Resources Conference Room in Greene Hall. Let her help you make financial decisions that are right for you. To schedule an appointment, employees should call TIAA at 1.800.732.8353 and remain on the line for assistance; or register at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.



Submitted by: Kim Wyant

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Media Mondays: Further Off the Straight and Narrow

Further Off the Straight and Narrow takes a close look at sitcoms, reality shows, and premium cable programming as it explores how representations of GLBT characters have become more complex and varied in recent years. This film is FREE and open to all! A short discussion will follow the film.

WHEN: Monday, February 11
WHERE: Holmes Auditorium
TIME: 7:00 pm



Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Did you know that Alfred University Human Resources provides an EAP for employees?

What is an EAP? An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting the employee's performance. EAPs traditionally have assisted workers with issues like alcohol or substance abuse; however, most now cover a broad range of issues such as child or elder care, relationship challenges, financial or legal problems, wellness matters and traumatic events like workplace violence. Programs are delivered at no cost to employees by stand-alone EAP vendors or providers who are part of comprehensive health insurance plans. Services are often delivered via phone, video-based counseling, online chatting, e-mail interactions or face-to-face.

As of Tuesday, January 15 our new EAP provider is NexGen EAP. Please see the attached documents for further information on how to use these services. This program is completely free and confidential for all employees. To take advantage of these benefits, please visit the website www.nexgeneap.com to register for an account today or call 800-EAP-CALL.

Attachment: Member Guide
Attachment: Poster

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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MD Live

If you are an active subscriber to the Universities new health insurance with Univera, did you know that there is an MD Live option for your convenience. You have on-demand access to affordable, quality health care-anytime, anywhere.

Please see the flyer attached for more information as it relates to this program.

Call 1-866-914-8426 or visit www.univerahealthcare.com... for further details.


Attachment: MD Live Flyer

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Bergren Forum - Juliana Gray

The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provosts Office will be meeting on Thursday, February 14 at 12:10 pm in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

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

Speaker: Juliana Gray
Title: Honeymoon Palsy

Death, marriage, and Lizzie Borden: Assoc. Prof. of English Juliana Gray will read poems on these subjects and more from her book Honeymoon Palsy.



Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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HUMAN FLOW, a Film by Ai Weiwei

Date: February 13
Time: 7:20 pm
Location: Holmes Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public

Sponsored by: Art History Division and Global Studies Program

Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis - the greatest human displacement since World War II - in a breathtakingly epic film journey, HUMAN FLOW. After the screening on Feb. 13, a panel discussion, "Human Flow, Globalization, and Artists' Interventions," will take place on Feb. 20 (also at 7:20 pm, Holmes Auditorium). Both events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Meghen Jones, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of Global Studies (jonesmm@alfred.edu).



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of February 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:
February 12- Jane Gilliland- Executive Director Student Financial Services- Financial Aid

Celebrating 5 Years of Service:
February 3- Cory Perkins- Multi- Trades- Maintenance
February 10- Susan Wood- Secretary- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Celebrating 15 Years of Service:
February 2- Anne Cornell- Director Research/Prospects/Steward- University Advancement

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
February 4- Jeffrey Hurlburt- Electrician- Maintenance

Celebrating 30 Years of Service:
February 6- Cynthia Mullen- Director Budget, Planning, Assessment- Ceramics Unit Head
February 27- Donald Weinhart- Technician, Print and Photo- Expanded Media

Link: Employee Recognition Website



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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ITS Student Worker Needed

Information Technology Services seeks a student worker for Spring 2019. Duties include assisting AU faculty and staff with video conferencing, and assisting ITS staff with classroom equipment installation and maintenance.

Advanced technical skills not required; training will be provided. A positive attitude, professional disposition, and customer service skills are mandatory. Experience with Skype or similar conferencing software is preferred.

If you are interested in this opportunity please download the attached form, fill it out, and email it to Dan Hausman at hausman@alfred.edu.

Attachment: ITS Student Worker Application

Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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HR Tip of the Month

Did you know that if you are covered under a health insurance plan that there is such a thing as zero cost preventative care options?

By now, many consumers know that health insurance plans are required by law to cover 100% of the costs for preventive care. However, a question we often hear is, "What is preventive care?"

Preventive care is the care you receive to prevent illnesses or diseases. It also includes counseling to prevent health problems. Providing these services at no cost is based on the idea that getting preventive care, such as screenings and immunizations, can help you and your family stay healthy. Preventive care may also help reduce your health care costs down the road if you catch a problem early, or if an immunization keeps you from getting a serious illness.

If you are covered by the Universities new Health Insurance, Univera, please visit https://www.univerahealth... to learn more about the preventative services that are offered.

If you are a NYS College of Ceramics employee, covered by the Empire Plan, please visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/emp... to learn more about the preventative services that are offered.

Link: Employee Benefits at AU



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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BIO 150 Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019

BIO 150 01 Dr. Lippa, Dr. Emmons SC 303 on Monday, 12-1 pm, Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 PM, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM and Friday, 3:30-4:30 PM. SI Leaders: Jake Passmore and Alissa Altadonna.



Submitted by: Elizabeth Niles

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Chemistry Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019

Chem 106 01. 8:20 class, Dr. Eklund, Myers Hall 336. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7-8 PM, Friday, 3-4 PM. SI Leader: Madison Muhel.
Chem 106 02, 10:20 class, Dr. Marsh, Myers Hall 229. Monday and Thursday, 9:10-10:10 PM, Sunday, 4-5 PM. SI Leader: Eli Cordova.
Chem 106 03, 9:20 class, Dr. McGowan, Myers Hall 228. Monday and Tuesday, 7-8 PM, Sunday, 4-5 PM. SI Leader: Rachel Pera.



Submitted by: Elizabeth Niles

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Athletic Facilities Closed 2/11 from 5PM to 10PM for Globetrotters Game

All athletic facilities at Alfred University will be closed on Monday, February 11 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm due to the Harlem Globetrotters game.



Submitted by: Brandon Harrison

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Math Supplemental Instruction Schedule for Spring 2019

Math 151 01 8:20 class, Dr. Taylor, Myers Hall 337, Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 PM and Thursday, 8-9 PM. SI Leader: Morgan Brothers.
Math 151 01, 8:20 class, Dr. Kirtland, Myers Hall 335. Monday, 4-5 PM, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Sunday, 4:30-5:30 PM. SI Leader: Kelsey Bennett.
Math 152 02, 9:20 class, Dr. Simon-Romero, Myers Hall 336. Tuesday 5-6 PM, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Thursday 7-8 PM. SI Leader: Erin Jurkowski.
Math 152 03, 10:20 class, Dr. Matson, Myers Hall 335. Monday and Tuesday and Thursday, 8-9 PM. SI Leader: Heidi Boettcher.
Math 152 04, 11:20 class, Dr. Matson, Myers Hall 337. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 7-8 PM. SI Leader: Mark Ciccarella.
Math 253 01, 8:20 class, Dr. Simon-Romero, Myers Hall 229. Wednesday and Thursday 6-7 PM and Sunday 7-8 PM. SI Leader: Aanu Adeloye.



Submitted by: Elizabeth Niles

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Katherine Gray- Visiting Artist Lecture and Demo

Date: Monday, February 11th
Time: Demo 1.30 pm - 4:00 pm; Lecture: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Demo: Glass Blowing Studio; Lecture: Binns Merrill Room 106C
Cost: Free!
Sponsored by: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies

Katherine Gray's practice draws on the rich historical traditions of glassblowing as well as her explorations of the dichotomy that glass embodies, ranging from mundane to the sublime. She often comments on aspects of glass, which make it physically invisible and psychologically ab-sent. The LA Times has praised her works for 'emphasizing the broad potential of the medium while also showcasing Gray's very considerable skills,' and Artforum magazine described her major installation Forest Glass as a 'neat conceptual maneuver.'Katherine Gray studied at Ontario College of Art and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Museum of American Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Gray is an Associate Professor at California State University San Bernardino.

Link: http://katherine-gray.com



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Reminder Open Forum, Scott Cason - ED Marketing & Communications

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an open forum on Monday, February 11 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, in Nevins Theater, presented by Scott Cason, ED Marketing & Communications candidate. The topic is "Vision for a High Performing Marketing Communications Office".



Submitted by: Janet Lynch

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25% OFF Under Armour and Nike Clothing

SALE on Nike and Under Armour clothing 2/11-2/15/19 at the AU Bookstore! We have a large selection to choose from.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Time Management Workshop!

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers a series of FREE workshops at no cost to Alfred University students throughout the semester that address key avenues to success in college. Learn practical strategies to manage your time more effectively.
Wednesday, February 13
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Herrick Computer Lab

Attachment: Schedule

Submitted by: Alicia Zielenski

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Fitness Center Closed at 5pm Monday, 2/11

The Gibbs Fitness Center will be closing at 5:00 pm on Monday 2/11. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, 2/12.



Submitted by: Tony Aquilina

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The Community Table Cooking Classes: Pizza from Scratch

Everyone is welcome! Eat what you cook!

Tuesday, February 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Kyle

Saxon Swipe or $8
(Cash, Credit, Dining Dollars, or Fiat Bux)

Sign up by Monday, February 11.
Call 871-2247 or email snyderhg@alfred.edu.
Class size is limited.

The Community Table is on the second floor of Powell Campus Center, next to the elevator.



Submitted by: Marie Williams

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Moka Joka is hiring! Work for food

Moka Joka needs more volunteers to run more smoothly.
Time: Once a week, 4 hour shift (flexible around your schedule)
You will get a tab with $50 for the whole semester in which you can spend at the moka joka.
Coffee is free and unlimited for volunteers!
Where: Harder Hall 2nd Floor

Intrested? Want more info? Contact us2@alfred.edu



Submitted by: Umaporn Samudrala

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Kilns of Alfred: Transactions with Fire Opening Reception

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5 - 8 pm
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Through the lens of renowned photographer Brian Oglesbee, large scale photographs document the personal kilns used by Alfred ceramic art luminaries and serve by analogy as individual portraits of the artists. Included are panoramic views of the Alfred University kiln rooms that are associated with the work of graduates of the ceramic art program.

Link: Alfred Ceramics Art Museum Exhibitions



Submitted by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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$5 Valentine's Day Dinner

whether you're single, in a relationship or celebrating this day with your friends. Come to Susan Howell Hall and eat a beautiful dinner made by Cupbakery. For $5 you can get an entree and dessert; bring 3 friends and get a meal free. RSVP ON AUCONNECT.

Attachment: Flyer/menu

Submitted by: Cupbakery

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