Monday, April 15, 2019
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Official News
· GENERAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY INFORMATION:
· 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony
General Announcements
· Welcome Week Volunteers
· Send your bonus thank you notes for Terry Galanis, Sr. by Wed. 4/17!
· AU Orchestra Concert, This Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater
· ARGUS Proposals – Fall Funding
· Business Office Student Club/Organization Informational Packet
· MostArts Festival Tickets and Workshops are On Sale Now !
· Hometown Permission Form
· International Folk Dancing
· Join AU Chorus 2 C (The Arts) credits
· Media Mondays: The Hunting Ground
· Music Lessons Available- beginners to advance
· Open Draw : Figure drawing open to all
· Soulful Sit-downs
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· Summoning Self
· Healthy Masculinity Workshop
· Media Mondays: The Hunting Ground
· Students- Looking for a class? Check out these exciting courses in Performi
· Bergren Forum - Amber Conrow
· HR Tip of the Month
· Deployment is coming!!! Deployment is coming!!!
· Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
· Summer Male Camp Counselor
· Notice to CWS Employers for 2019-20 - 2019-20 Job Descriptions due 8/1/2019
· Gibbs Fitness Center Orientation
· Procurement Office Closed 4/17 - 4/19
· Awards Forms
· Health Management
· Public Presentation and Doctoral Defense by Zachary Longo, BA, MA
· Informational Meeting for Natural. Glowing. Beautiful.
· The Community Table Cooking Class - Upstate Classics: Wings
· VERSO/RECTO International Student Print Exchange Exhibit
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
· Last Day to Withdraw from a course, cancel Pass/Fail, select or cancel Audit in "B" Block
TOMORROW
3:00 Softball Vs. Clarkson University
5:00 Summoning Self Artist Talk  
  The Community Table Cooking Class - Upstate Classics: Wings
6:00 Women's Lacrosse vs. D'Youville College
WEDNESDAY
4:30 Women's Tennis vs. Daemen College (N.Y.)

GENERAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY INFORMATION:

* All approved graduating students and students on the walk-list through the University Registrar's Office, will each be allotted five tickets for attendance to the annual Commencement Ceremony.
* Faculty, members of the graduating class, and all other staff partaking in the ceremony will not need a ticket.
* Tickets will be available starting Monday, April 22 - Friday, May 17, 2019 for approved graduates in the Powell Campus Bookstore on the second floor of the Powell Campus Center.
* Those requesting additional tickets have the option of being placed on a list. On May 13, prior to the Commencement Ceremony, a review of any remaining tickets will be conducted and those tickets will be divided and distributed evenly amongst the requests. Placement on this list is not a guarantee of additional tickets.
* Students and guests may park in any valid parking spot the day of the ceremony. Shuttles, starting at 8:00 am until 1:30 pm, will be running from several locations to assist you with getting to the McLane Center and returning to your vehicles.
* Guest seating opens at 8:30 am. Please arrive early to locate parking and be seated prior to the start of the ceremony at 10 am.
* Any person occupying a seat must present a ticket for admittance. There is no standing room area in the McLane Center for guests without tickets.
* For those without tickets, an overflow area will be available in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, where a live streaming video of Commencement will play.
* A live stream video of Commencement will be available on the Alfred University website.
* Children under the age of 3 years old who will sit in a lap during the entire ceremony do not require a ticket. Please note, due to strict fire regulations, strollers and car seats may not be taken into the McLane Center.
* Guests with disabilities: seating on the floor (rather than bleachers) is available and guests may enter at the lower level of the McLane Center. We encourage you to make prior arrangements with Bonnie Dungan, Director of Summer and Parent Programs at dunganbj@alfred.edu or (607) 871-2612 should you require special assistance.
* Cell phones and other electronic equipment must be turned off or muted.
* Due to fire regulations, guests are not permitted in the aisles during the ceremony at any time.
* Professional photographers will be taking photos of the graduates as they receive their diplomas.



Submitted by: Meghan Dwyer

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2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony

Please join us for the 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, April 26 in the Miller Performing Arts Center Theater at 4:00 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Alfred University community to honor our "best and brightest" students as well as honor and acknowledge several distinguished faculty. Please come and support your friends and faculty.

This is not a ticketed event and open seating is available.



Submitted by: Meghan Dwyer

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Welcome Week Volunteers

Alfred University's Welcome Week program is designed to assist new students in becoming part of the AU community and to help them feel comfortable with academic and student life on campus. In order to accomplish this, we rely on Welcome Week Volunteers, a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable AU students who want to make a difference for their peers. Being a Welcome Week Volunteer, involves participation in training August 19-21 and the Welcome Week program itself, August 22-25. Applications are in the Center for Student Involvement and on AU Connect. They are due in the Center for Student Involvement, Powell Campus Center, by 4:30 p.m.,
Monday, April 15th.



Submitted by: Eliza Ordway

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Send your bonus thank you notes for Terry Galanis, Sr. by Wed. 4/17!

Please help us thank Terry Galanis, Sr. '40 for the bonus made possible by his generous gift to Alfred. We are collecting thank you notes AND emails to present to Terry when he receives an honorary degree from his alma mater. We are incorporating these notes/emails into a gift for Terry, and the sooner we receive them the better! Please direct your emails to Brenda Joyce, joyceb@alfred.edu, drop off your notes at the Welcome Center, or send them to Brenda via inter-office mail by Wednesday, 4/17. If you have any questions, please call us at 2144.

Thank you for your help!




Submitted by: Anne Cornell

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AU Orchestra Concert, This Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater

Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater
The Alfred University Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring guest violinist Hyeri Choi, will perform Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 29. The concert will also present the AU Jr. String Orchestra performing side by side with the AU Orchestra members in two short works for string orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.

Link: https://www.alfred.edu/about/news/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=21141



Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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ARGUS Proposals – Fall Funding

Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

Proposals for Fall 2019 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, April 19. 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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Business Office Student Club/Organization Informational Packet

The Business Office in Carnegie Hall has put together a Student Club package to help Clubs with any of the Business Office forms. We are hoping this information will be helpful and less confusing of our procedures.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office with any questions.

If you are a Student Club representative, for our records please have your authorized signing rights information sheet filled out and turned into the Business Office ASAP. Without this form, the Business Office has no authorization to perform any transactions for your club.

Link: Business Office Student Club forms

Attachment: Business Office Student Club Org Info Packet

Submitted by: Marty Fuller

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MostArts Festival Tickets and Workshops are On Sale Now !

The Magic Returns July 7-13 and Tickets for the 2019 MostArts Festival are on Sale! Visit our new website for more information about soloists, workshops, and more: www.alfred.edu/MostArts

Link: http://www.alfred.edu/MostArts



Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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Hometown Permission Form

In order to have activities and achievements publicized we need to have a permission form on file for the student involved. If you have not done so please fill out the Hometown Permission Form and return it to Jen Guarasci, Office of Communications, Greene Hall, 2nd Floor. Or you may email it to guarascij@alfred.edu.

This would include performances, dean's list announcements or any special project you are involved in.

Attachment: Hometown Permission Form

Submitted by: Jen Guarasci

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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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Join AU Chorus 2 C (The Arts) credits

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!

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 from 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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Media Mondays: The Hunting Ground

An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. This film is FREE and open to all! A short discussion will follow the film.

WHEN: Monday, April 15
WHERE: Holmes Auditorium
TIME: 7:00 pm



Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

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Music Lessons Available- beginners to advance

Students, Faculty, Staff & Community- Private Lessons are available: Piano, Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Guhzeng, & Voice. Email Lisa Lantz, LANTZ@alfred.edu for more information or look on Banner.

Link: https://www.alfred.edu/academics/undergrad-majors-minors/music.cfm



Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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Open Draw : Figure drawing open to all

In the Brick basement
Every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bring your own drawing materials

Attachment: Open Draw

Submitted by: Sage Gonzalez

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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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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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Summoning Self

Date: April 13 - 16

Time:
Opening reception: Saturday, April 13 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artist talk: Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm

Location: Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: SOAD

Join Samantha Leopold-Sullivan for the opening of her MFA thesis exhibition Summoning Self in the Robert C. Turner Gallery on Saturday, April 13 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and for her artist talk at on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the opening.



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Healthy Masculinity Workshop

Healthy Masculinity Workshop with guest speaker, Tim Collins
Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm
Kenyon/Allen Room- Powell Campus Center. Free and open to the public!



Submitted by: Sara Nostrant

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Media Mondays: The Hunting Ground

Day: Monday, April 15
Time: 7:00 pm
Locations: Holmes Auditorium

An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. This film is FREE and open to all students! A short discussion will follow the film.
Brought to you by The Wellness Center



Submitted by: Sara Nostrant

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Students- Looking for a class? Check out these exciting courses in Performi

Students- Looking for a class?
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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Bergren Forum - Amber Conrow

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, April 18 in the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

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

Speaker: Amber Conrow
Topic: Communication Through Art: An Exploration of a 500 CE Mochica Pot

Phi Beta Kappa of Alfred University winner of the 2019 Wit & Wisdom student competition. Amber will present her winning essay, "Communication Through Art: An Exploration of a 500 CE Mochica Pot"




Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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HR Tip of the Month

Supervisors of student employees did you know that if you have students working in the summer you need to adjust wages to the current NYS Minimum Wage? The current NYS Minimum Wage is $11.10 an hour.

If the employee is a student who is enrolled in classes during the summer and working on campus, they will continue at the $10.00/hour rate.

If the employee is a student of the University, but not enrolled in classes during the summer, and working on campus they will be paid at the $11.10/hour rate.

Please, remember that a Student/Summer Payroll Authorization Form located at the link below must be submitted for all summer workers. These forms can be submitted as soon as you know your department will need summer workers.

All summer jobs will fall between 5/19/19-8/25/19.

Link: Student/Summer Payroll Auth Form



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Deployment is coming!!! Deployment is coming!!!

As ITS gets set for this summer's computer refresh we would appreciate your help. If you have a leased computer with a sticker that shows AU16 followed by three additional digits please email its location and user to deployment@alfred.edu. ITS records Asset information, but oftentimes with turnover and employees swapping computers we are unable to locate all devices that are scheduled to be replaced during the summer. Please email deployment@alfred.edu to guarantee the computer is upgraded.

Thank you,
Liz Moore
Help Desk and Desktop Support Manager



Submitted by: Liz Moore

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Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, a writer and activist from Equatorial Guinea, writes about social, political and economic inequality in his country and more widely in Africa. His novels include By Night the Mountain Burns and The Gurugu Pledge. His new book deals with transforming oral traditions into history: Cuando a Guinea se iba por mar. With support from Alfred University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Division of Modern Languages, & the Global Studies Program, you will have three opportunities on April 16, 2019.

Literatura de Guinea Ecuatorial, crear desde el activismo
Literature of Equatorial Guinea, to Create from Activism
Time: 9:20 a.m.- 10:10 a.m.
Location: Olin Room 210
The lecture is in Spanish with translation provided.
Free and Open to the public

Estudiantes de "Literatura infantil y juvenil"
Cuento de acogida - Book Launch
Time: 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Location: Alfred Box of Books

Literary Theory Seminar "El poscolonialismo"
Time: 1:20 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Location: Perlman 217
Open to Spanish speakers; no translating services will provided


Attachment: To view the Poster

Submitted by: Janet McClain

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Summer Male Camp Counselor

The office of Summer Programs is searching for Male Camp Counselors to work our summer camps. If you are interested in being a male camp counselor please contact the office of Summer Programs at summerpro@alfred.edu



Submitted by: Emma McDowell

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Notice to CWS Employers for 2019-20 - 2019-20 Job Descriptions due 8/1/2019

If you are planning on hiring CWS students for the 2019-20 academic year, you will need to complete a Federal College Work-Study Position Request/Job Description. Click on the links below to access the form and instructions. The completed forms are due at the Financial Aid Office by August 1, 2019.

Contact Elena Wallace (x2159) at the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding this request.

Attachment: Job Description Instructions
Attachment: 2019-2020 Position Request

Submitted by: Elena Wallace

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Gibbs Fitness Center Orientation

Come on down to Mclane right outside of the public weight room to learn a little bit about exercising and how to use fitness facility equipment!

Tuesday, April 9 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 at 11:20 am
Tuesday, April 16 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 18 at 11:20 am

Attachment: Gibbs Fitness Center Orientation

Submitted by: Christopher Vozzella

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Procurement Office Closed 4/17 - 4/19

The Procurement office will be closed Wednesday, April 17 through Friday April 19. If you have requisitions that need to be processed next week, please make sure to have them to us by 4:30 pm on Monday, April 15.



Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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Awards Forms

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 considered a "student 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 award will be reviewed by financial aid to see if the recipient is able to receive a cash payment or if the award will need to be applied against their outstanding loan balances.
e. As a non-employee student, if cash is allowable, 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, the student will receive a 1099 tax form from the Business Office at the end of the calendar year for tax purposes
e. Complete the description and reason for award and date presenting award
f. All forms to be delivered to Human Resources, Greene Hall by Monday, April 18 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 (FOAP) and amount of the award
c. Explain details of award and date presenting award
d. Send to Human Resources, Greene Hall by Monday, April 18 with the award form from above

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

Awards for Non-Employee Students will be reported on a 1099 at calendar year-end by the Business Office

Awards for Student employees will be reported on a W2 at calendar year-end by the Payroll Office

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



Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Health Management

Alfred University is now offering both a major and a minor degree in health planning and management.

Obtaining a bachelor of science in business administration with a major or minor in health planning and management will prepare you for a rewarding career in the health care industry. In 2018 health care became the largest employer in the US. Interestingly, a majority of the new jobs in health care are not clinical but rather administrative and management positions. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between now and 2026 the number of health management positions will increase by 20% compared to general management positions which are projected to grow at about 8% over the same period.

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical, health services and related industries. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Graduates of health planning and management programs work in a wide range of industries including hospitals, medical practices, outpatient clinics, long-term care, hospice providers, public health agencies, assisted living/residential care, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical medical device and consulting firms.

Alfred University offers a unique program by providing an internship where students will gain a first-hand knowledge of a segment of the industry through experiential learning. This internship will provide the student an experience that will help differentiate them from other job applicants.

To learn more about the program contact: Fred Farley, PhD
Olin 409
607-871-2834
farley@alfred.edu




Submitted by: Fred Farley

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Public Presentation and Doctoral Defense by Zachary Longo, BA, MA

Zachary Longo, Doctoral Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology, will conduct a public defense of his dissertation research entitled, The Relationship Between Executive Functioning and Externalizing Behavior Problems During Elementary School
Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 am in Room 405 of the Science Center (4th floor)
For more information, call 607-871-2212.



Submitted by: Patti Potter

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Informational Meeting for Natural. Glowing. Beautiful.

Knowing the basic needs for minorities that deal with hair and skin, Alfred lacks products for us. This informational meeting will talk about what the club is and what we are trying to offer for our minority students here on campus. Everyone is welcome to come!!! Come and learn and also get some FREE FOOD!!!



Submitted by: Ilazhia Huntt

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The Community Table Cooking Class - Upstate Classics: Wings

Everyone is welcome! Eat what you cook!

Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Chef Jason

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

Sign up by Monday, April 15.
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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VERSO/RECTO International Student Print Exchange Exhibit

Students from 4 institutions and 3 countries have worked within set guidelines to exhibit 60 prints, demonstrating a diverse selection of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques.

Headed by Expanded Media junior (and Anderson Ranch Scholarship recipient) Esmé Saccuccimorano, and supported by Polina Arteev and Print Club, the exchange is on view in the Harder Hall Lobby April 15-10.

With a traditional postcard dimension requirement, students created editions of 15, allowing for a substantial distribution of their work abroad and international dialogue.

Participating institutions and professor contacts:
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (Prof. John Graham)
Alfred University, NY, USA (Prof. Myles Calvert)
California State University, Sacramento, California, USA (Prof. Summer Ventis)
Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland (Prof. Marta Bozyk)

Invited Alfred University printmaking students:
Kayleah Aldritch
Polina Arteev
Nathaniel Atkinson
Susana Barger
Grace Fossett
Skyler Gasper
Julia Lauer
Emily Martin
Brianna Mieth
Makenzie Morrow
John Papin
Esmé Saccuccimorano
Claudia Savickas
Uma Samudrala
Chloe Strang

Attachment: poster

Submitted by: Myles Calvert

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