Monday, March 25, 2019
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General Announcements
· May Graduates Time to Order Cap & Gown at the AU Bookstore
· Bargain Book Blow Out SALE- 50% OFF
· Summer Events
· International Folk Dancing
· Experience German College, Culture, and Cars
· Media Mondays: Slaying the Dragon Reloaded
· Bergren Forum - Facilitators from the Common Ground Program
· Soulful Sit-downs
· 2nd Annual All Employee Recognition Reception
· CASTLES, SCULPTURE & THE BUILDING ARTS : Beginnings of a 3D Residency
· Fitting in and Standing Out: Monica Duncan and Lara Odell
· Years of Service Recognition
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· 2019 AU Ping Pong Tournament
· Women's History Month- Book Sale
· Registrar Candidate Presentation
· Students and Advisors: Check out these exciting courses in Performing Arts
· NEW Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF)
· Fashion Designer Sky Cubacub Lecture
· Open Meeting on the Wellness Center
· The Community Table Cooking Classes
· Process for Staff and Student Gifts and Awards during Award Season
· GET YOUR HAIR DONE ON CAMPUS!!!!
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
· Last Day to Withdraw from a course, cancel Pass/Fail, select or cancel Audit in a course Monday Mar 25 that meets all semester
· Last Day to Withdraw from a course, cancel Pass/Fail, select or cancel Audit in a course Monday Mar 25 that meets all semester
TOMORROW
12:15 Open Meeting on the Wellness Center  
  Open Meeting on the Wellness Center
4:00 Women's Lacrosse vs. Keuka College  
  Women's Lacrosse vs. Keuka College
5:00 Fashion Designer Sky Cubacub Lecture  
  Fashion Designer Sky Cubacub Lecture
WEDNESDAY
3:00 Softball Vs. SUNY Geneseo  
  Softball Vs. SUNY Geneseo
4:00 Men's Lacrosse vs. Hilbert College  
  Men's Lacrosse vs. Hilbert College
5:00 CASTLES, SCULPTURE & THE BUILDING ARTS : Beginnings of a 3D Residency Center  
  CASTLES, SCULPTURE & THE BUILDING ARTS : Beginnings of a 3D Residency Center  
  Riley Lecture  
  Riley Lecture

May Graduates Time to Order Cap & Gown at the AU Bookstore

May graduates, it is time to order your cap & gown at the AU Bookstore for May Commencement. Cap, gown, hood and tassel are required. The price for a Bachelor's complete unit (cap, gown, tassel, and hood,) $70.49 inlc. tax and Master complete unit $75.05. Pay at the time of ordering. Individual items can be purchased. Must be ordered by March 28th.



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Bargain Book Blow Out SALE- 50% OFF

Now through March 31, ALL BARGAIN BOOKS are 50% OFF at the AU Bookstore! Regularly $3.99-$9.99, NOW $1.99-4.99. Come browse the large selection!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Summer Events

Summertime here on campus has become a very busy season filled with many different activities including summer term courses, academic and sports camps, sports clinics, conferences, weddings and receptions as well as meetings and special events. In fact, the schedule for Summer 2019 is already filling up!

If you are planning to hold a summer program, event or activity on campus and have not already notified the Office of Summer Programs, please do so as soon as possible. It is important that you contact us to check on space availability prior to confirming any events that will take place between May 20 and August 9, 2019. The Office of Summer Programs maintains the master summer calendar and will work with everyone involved to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated. We look forward to another busy, successful summer!



Submitted by: Bonnie Dungan

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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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Experience German College, Culture, and Cars

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a German college student is like? (College is tuition-free, students are paid by their employer to go to school half the year and work the other half.) How humans and robots can work together? How businesses compete for customer market share globally? What it is like to be inside a medieval city? What makes Munich one of the most popular cities to visit in Europe? How the automobile evolved over the past 100+ years? What would it be like to see two of the most extensive car collections in the world? If you are a junior or senior, this is an excellent APEX opportunity.

As an added bonus, we will be joined by students from Australia, India, China and Belarus making this a unique opportunity for cultural exchange.

All these topics will be covered in the Allen Term 2020 class on the German Auto Industry. If you are interested, come to an information session Tuesday, March 26 at 4:45 pm in Olin 308.



Submitted by: Mark Lewis

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Media Mondays: Slaying the Dragon Reloaded

Slaying the Dragon Reloaded addresses how Hollywood's visual representations of Asian women have changed with globalization and the transformation of America's population over the past two decades. This film is FREE and open to all! A short discussion will follow the film.

WHEN: Monday, March 25
WHERE: Holmes Auditorium
TIME: 7:00 pm



Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

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Bergren Forum - Facilitators from the Common Ground Program

The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Provost Office will be meeting at 12:10 pm on Thursday, March 28 in the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

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

Speaker: Facilitators from the Common Ground Program
Topic: Sharing Common Ground

Common Ground seeks to be a campus-wide initiative giving AU's diverse community members an opportunity to interrogate their assumptions and gain insight into other lives. Learn more about the program by participating in one of our classroom activities and bring your ideas for engaging the broader AU community in the Common Ground experience.




Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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Soulful Sit-downs

Soulful Sit-downs are meaningful student-run conversations centered on weekly topics ranging from authenticity and mindfulness to vulnerability and fear.

We meet EVERY WEEK ON THURSDAY FROM 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AT THE TERRA COTTA COFFEE HOUSE in the upstairs lounge area. We are open to all AU and A-State students and encourage newcomers of all backgrounds to join the conversation space, even if it's just coming to listen!



Submitted by: Mandela Franciscono

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2nd Annual All Employee Recognition Reception

Please join President Zupan and the Employee Recognition Committee in celebrating milestones of our colleagues!

We will be recognizing those employees who have completed 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, or 50 years of service during the period 7/1/18-6/30/19.

We will honor colleagues who have retired or will retire during the period 7/1/18-6/30/19.

We will also be announcing the recipients of the following awards:
-Cathy Johnson Service Award
-Saxon Service Award
-Bob Condrate Lifelong Learner Award

May 14, 2019 from 2-4pm in Ade Dining Hall

Link: Nominate Co-Workers for Service Awards

Attachment: Dessert Reception Flyer

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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CASTLES, SCULPTURE & THE BUILDING ARTS : Beginnings of a 3D Residency

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27

Time of Event: 5:00 pm

Location of Event: BMH 106 Lecture Room C

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Sculpture Dimensional Studies Division

Tim Dailey, Founding Director of Tarleton Castle Arts, Bath, New Hampshire will give a presentation on the inspiration to build a castle and its path to becoming a new center for sculpture and architectural installations. Come and learn about resident intern opportunities for the summer of 2019. These are working internships that include; meals, a tent site, working on construction of a new studio and the Castle, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on a large concrete sculpture for permanent installation on our Sculpture Trail.



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Fitting in and Standing Out: Monica Duncan and Lara Odell

April 6 - August 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 5-8pm
Cohen Gallery

Fitting In and Standing Out showcases a comprehensive sampling of Monica Duncan and Lara Odell's work, starting with the collaborative pieces they created while at Alfred (they met in 2000, when Monica was a BFA student and Lara was working at the IEA as Technical Associate) and ending with their most recent individual projects.

In Duncan and Odell's collaborative works, a recurring theme is the close observation of how bodies fit in or take on the qualities of their environment. Whether it be in a physical space or on a 2-dimensional surface, the artists play with how bodies blend in and out, mimicking shapes, colors and gestures, and in doing so, rearrange the figure-ground relationship. Utilizing custom garments and other props as extensions of the body, Duncan and Odell are interested how we experience and perceive bodies and objects in space-how to be simultaneously seeing and the ones being seen?

Although in different capacities and interpretations, the idea of the "cut-out" has been a common trope in both Duncan and Odell's collaborative and individual artworks. Duncan plays with the notion of the cut-out in video-based performance pieces, using sets, luma-keying and other processing effects and props; Odell takes the concept into the realm of painting and drawing, merging the two practices. Both explore ways in which the body and objects mimic or defy their surroundings; where they deviate, Duncan uses actual bodies and props; Odell creates paper representations. Odell's cut-outs play with ideas of transience, mutability, the fragility of identity. She uses cut paper and paint to create figurative scenes, calling to mind the artifice and ephemeral nature of being.

About the Artists:
Monica Duncan and Lara Odell began their working relationship and friendship at Alfred University in 2000, when Monica was an undergrad art student and Lara (BFA '98) was the Technical Associate at the Institute for Electronic Art. Their first collaborative project, Antibodies (2002), was realized both at Alfred and the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY.



Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of March 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:
March 5- Pamela Jones- Nurse Practitioner- The Wellness Center

Celebrating 5 Years of Service:
March 3- Bailey Grillo- Secretary- Math & Science
March 5- Lisa Porter- Assistant Controller- Business Office
March 10- Trina Freberg- Custodian- Maintenance
March 18- Steven Tomm- Custodian- Maintenance

Link: Employee Recognition Website



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 Wednesday, April 17, Tuesday, April 30, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, June 19, in the Human Resources Conference Room in Greene Hall. Let them 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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2019 AU Ping Pong Tournament

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Multi-purpose Room, Joyce and Walton Center
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organized by: Confucius Institute & Athletics Department at Alfred University

Come and win a trophy! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. All are welcome to attend this event.
Please note that Registration is required at Olin 211 by Thursday, April 4.

Feel free to call 607-871-2762, with any questions by email ciau@alfred.edu.


Attachment: Poster

Submitted by: Sheng Lin

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Women's History Month- Book Sale

March is Women's History Month. Come browse our shelves, all female authored trade books are 20% OFF through March 31 at the AU Bookstore.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Registrar Candidate Presentation

Candidates for the Registrar position will be giving a presentation on their "Vision of a Modern Registrar's Office". Everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and provide feedback.

Dates:
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Monday, March 25

Time & Place Each Day:
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Kenyon/Allen Room, Powell Campus Center

Application information has been distributed via campus email to all Faculty and Staff.

Please contact Laurie Lounsberry McFadden with any questions (mcfadden@alfred.edu).



Submitted by: Laurie Lounsberry McFadden

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Students and Advisors: Check out these exciting courses in Performing Arts

Students and Advisors: Check out these exciting courses in Performing Arts for the Fall 2019!
Offering courses in Theatre, Music, Dance, Performance Design & Technology
THEATRE
THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 240 Acting I
THEA 205 Playwriting
Opportunities on stage and behind the scenes for all Theatre Productions- email Lantz@alfred.edu

PERFORMANCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PDAT 120 Technical Theatre
PDAT 200 Costuming on the Half Scale
PDAT 222 Stage Make-up
PDAT 220: Design Fundamentals: Stage/Dance & Film

MUSIC
Private Lessons available to ALL Students from Beginners to Advanced: Guitar, Piano, Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, Voice and the Chinese Guzheng- available for credit as listed in Banner
MUSC 110 Music Appreciation
MUSC 214 Music & Film "Reel Music in America"
MUSC 200 Fundamentals of Music & Technology
MUSC 200 Hand Percussion
MUSC 130 Piano I
MUSC 133 Music of the Guzheng
MUSC 271 University Chorus
MUSC 273 Concert Band
MUSC 274 Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 275 Symphony Orchestra
MUSC 279 Chamber Music
Music Ensembles are Open to Everyone- NO Audition necessary Instruments are available- Contact Lisa Lantz: Lantz@alfred.edu
MUSC 272 Chamber Singers*
*Audition information, contact Luanne Crosby: fclarke@alfred.edu

DANCE
DANC 120 Fundamentals of Dance
DANC 200 African Dance !
DANC 200 Costume Development for Dance
DANC 222 Modern Dance I
DANC 225 Laban Movement Practicum
DANC 224 Contact Improvisation
DANC 230 Improvisation/Composition
DANC 325 Laban Movement Plenary




Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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NEW Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF)

Do you hire Non-Work Study hourly student workers in your department?

Human Resources is excited to announce that we have been piloting a new electronic form for submission of jobs. This form is called an EPAF (electronic personnel action form) this electronic form will eliminate the current paper form and make things easier and quicker for all involved.

Training will be held in the Kenyon/Allen Room in the Powell Campus Center on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 2 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, April 4 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, April 8 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April 12 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please plan to attend one of these trainings if you are someone who normally prepares the current paper form to hire non-work study hourly students.

For the Fall Semester, for any non-work study hourly student that is hired, we will only be accepting the EPAF form, not the paper form.



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Fashion Designer Sky Cubacub Lecture

Talk: 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 26
Place: Nevins Theater

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Art Force 5

Sky Cubacub is the founder of Rebirth Garments, with a mission to create gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. The line creates a community where all people can confidently express their individuality and identity. To become involved as a model or participant for the March 30 performance, please attend the 5 pm Tuesday talk or contact Logan at LA10@alfred.edu.



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Open Meeting on the Wellness Center

ATS and Support Staff Councils are sponsoring an open meeting with Del Rey Honeycutt on Tuesday, March 26 from 12:15-1:00 pm in Nevins Theater. She will be presenting on the Wellness Center. There will be time for questions. All are welcome to attend.



Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

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The Community Table Cooking Classes

Everyone is welcome! Eat what you cook!

Our upcoming classes:

March 26
Fast Healthy Snacks
with Chef Jason

April 9
Authentic Polish Pierogi
with Josie

April 16
Upstate Classics: Wings
with Chef Jason

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

Sign up by the Monday before class.
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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Process for Staff and Student Gifts and Awards during Award Season

Department completes two forms:
1. Taxable Gifts and Awards form https://my.alfred.edu/hr/...
a. Complete all sections of the form
b. Do not forget to select if the recipient is an employee or not an employee (if the student receives any payroll from AU they are an "employee")
c. If the student is an "employee", the check amount will be the award less taxes regardless of the amount of the award or the intent of the award
d. If the student is not an "employee", the business office will issue the check for the full amount of the award. The student is responsible for declaring the award on their taxes for 2019. If total awards received by a student in a calendar year equal or exceed $600, they will receive a 1099 for tax purposes from the Business Office
e. Complete the description and reason for award and date presenting award
f. All forms to be delivered to Human Resources- Greene Hall by April 8th for processing in time for Awards Presentation

2. Check request form https://my.alfred.edu/bus...
a. Complete all sections of the form including student address
b. Do not forget to enter account number and amount of the award
c. Explain details of award and date presenting award
d. Send to Human Resources- Greene Hall by April 8th with the award form from above

HR will review and approve completed forms and forward to Business Office if necessary by April 10th .

Awards for Non-Employee Students will be reported on 1099 by the Business Office

Awards for Student employees will be reported on W2's by the Payroll Office

All checks will be ready for pickup on April 19th in the HR/Payroll Office

Link: Taxable Gift Form



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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GET YOUR HAIR DONE ON CAMPUS!!!!

Hey Alfred University! My name is Shannon and I am a licensed cosmetologist on campus! As an AU business student, I am doing a project where I am raising money for charity one haircut at a time! Female Haircuts- $12, Male Haircuts $10, Blowout and Style $10... and more! Contact me to schedule an appointment! Text (716) 930-7003, DM on Instagram @shakeupmakeupshan or email at beautyshan82944@gmail.com! A portion of the money raised will go to Cradle Beach Camp for children with disabilities!

Link:



Submitted by: Shannon Mendola

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