Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Official News
· Where Are Those Useful Links On The Updated MyAU?
· Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Training
· Where Are My Icons On The Updated MyAU?
General Announcements
· New Director of Libraries
· Dates for PAFs for Fall/Spring
· Lost and Found
· Joanne Droppers Memorial
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· Purchase Football Purple Seat Season Tickets Today!
· HR Tip of the Month
· Tartuffe Auditions Coming Soon!!
· Artist In Residence - LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
What's Happening? More Events...
· Summer Intern Art Walk Takeover

Where Are Those Useful Links On The Updated MyAU?

Where are my Useful Links (AU Connect, Help, Email Activation, Banner, Password Info, My Printing, Human Resources, Business Office, Beacon, Web Request Form, Facilities & Work Orders/Request and Submit Alfred Today)?

Useful Links has become Useful Info and made a slight move. They appear under Useful Info on my.alfred.edu, right hand corner. See attached for information on Useful Info.

Link: MyAU Portal

Attachment: Useful Links is now Useful Info

Submitted by: Judy Linza

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Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Training

Do you hire Non-Work Study hourly student workers in your department? If the answer is yes, then I am inviting you to attend training to learn how to use a new electronic form for hiring. This form is only currently being used for Non-Work Study students at this time. In the future we hope to expand to Work Study.

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 Dates:
8/13/19- 10:00-11:00- Kenyon/Allen- Powell Campus Center
8/16/19-11:00-12:00- HR Conference Room- Greene Hall
8/19/19- 1:00-2:00- Kenyon/Allen- Powell Campus Center
8/21/19- 2:00-3:00- Kenyon/Allen- Powell Campus Center

Please plan to attend one of these training's. 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.

Link: EPAF Instructions

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Where Are My Icons On The Updated MyAU?

Where are the icons for AU Report IT, Email, BannerWeb, Canvas, U:drive, Handshake, Beacon, People Search on the updated MyAU?

Icons are in the horizontal navigation under the Quick Links tab on my.alfred.edu. See attached for more information on Useful Links.

Link: MyAU Portal

Attachment: Quick Links

Submitted by: Judy Linza

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On Thursday August 15, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Stop in the Park area behind Carnegie Hall for some comradely interaction, and summer time food.

Hoping everyone can take some time and enjoy some end of summer fun!!

Submitted by: John Zlomek

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New Director of Libraries

The Alfred University Libraries are pleased to announce that Mechele Romanchock is our new Director of Libraries. In this role, Mechele will be responsible for managing the internal day-to-day operations of the University Libraries, working alongside the Dean of Libraries to lead our talented and dedicated group of staff and librarians at Scholes and Herrick. Mechele has served as the User Services Librarian at Scholes Library since 2016. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of academic, school, and public libraries, bringing a rich user experience, customer service, and leadership background to this position. Mechele obtained an M.S. in Library Science from Clarion University, and is an Alfred alumna who earned a B.A. in Comparative Cultures in 2002.

Mechele will be spending her time equally in Scholes and Herrick. Look for her in Scholes 114 or Herrick 110, or contact her any time at romanchockm@alfred.edu.

Please join us in congratulating Mechele on her new role!

Submitted by: Brian Sullivan

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Dates for PAFs for Fall/Spring

Are you responsible for completing PAFs for incoming new staff and students? HR would like to provide dates to help you complete your PAFs with accuracy.

Adjunct Fall Dates- 8/26/19-12/13/19
Adjunct Spring Dates- 1/21/20-5/11/20
Visiting with 1 Year Appointment- 8/15/19-8/14/20
Regular Full Time Faculty- 8/15/19 start date

Students/Summer Workers:
Work-Study Dates Fall- 8/26/19-12/13/19
Work-Study Dates Spring- 1/21/20-5/11/20
Non-Work Study Dates- 8/26/19-5/16/20
Summer Work Dates- 5/17/20-8/23/20

Link: Employment Administration Forms

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Registration is free for on-campus offices and community partners
1 full table or 1/2 a table will be provided depending on how many attend. (Bring lunch with you or organize coverage) Lunch will not be included.
Please contact Valerie Daciw at the Career Development Center to register or register on Handshake. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 30th.

Link: http://alfred.joinhandshake.com

Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

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Lost and Found

If you have an item you lost or found, please post it on the Lost and Found Board using the link below.

Link: Lost and Found Board

Submitted by: Judy Linza

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Joanne Droppers Memorial

Remembering Joanne Droppers - 1932 - 2018

The Droppers family will be in Alfred to remember Joanne (and Garrett) Droppers on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16. We invite friends, colleagues, and all who enjoyed Joanne and Garrett to join us. Joanne was the Alfred University Carillonneur 1977-1994. Garrett Droppers (1928-1986) was Professor of History at Alfred University from 1961 until his death in 1986.

Memorial Carillon Concert
Thursday August 15, 7:30 pm

Jennifer Lory-Moran of Ithaca NY and Laurel G. Buckwalter of Alfred will play a Memorial Carillon Concert on Alfred University's Davis Memorial Carillon. Carillon concerts are traditionally performed "rain or shine." (https://www.alfred.edu/ab...)
Interment of Ashes

Friday August 15, 11:00 am
Alfred Rural Cemetery. A short graveside ceremony will be held.

Submitted by: Gary Ostrower

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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, August 27, Tuesday, September 24, Tuesday, October 8, Tuesday, November 5, and Thursday, December 5 in the Human Resources Conference Room in Greene Hall. No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session can help you create a plan for your goals. 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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Purchase Football Purple Seat Season Tickets Today!

Dear Saxon Faithful,

Hello from Saxon Athletics! I write to you today to gauge your interest in purchasing 2019 Alfred University football season tickets.

Again this season we are offering reserved tickets for the best seats in the house, the chairback seating near midfield in historic Yunevich Stadium. Each season ticket will cost $50 (or $10 per game), a $30 savings for the season on the reserved seats the day of the game. If these tickets are purchased alone that is what the subscriber will receive. However, by joining "Saxon Nation" you will also receive reserved parking and invites to pre-game receptions for football games in the Connors Family Pavilion.

"Saxon Nation" supports all of our athletic programs here at AU and features a tiered giving plan that allows those to join the club for as little as $25, while offering not only reserved parking and special event options at our club's lowest tier but also great Nike Saxon athletic merchandise all the way up to those giving $2,500 or more to support our athletic department.

To summarize, you will be able to purchase your reserved seats for all five home games at $50 per seat and if you do not want to join Saxon Nation that is what you will receive. Starting at $25 more, you can join Saxon Nation (see sheet attached for how to sign up) and receive reserved parking and invites for the extremely popular pre-game parties for each home game (starting two hours before kickoff).

I thank you for your continued support of Saxon football and Alfred University athletics. Your support makes the difference!

Go Saxons!

Link: Purchase Football Purple Seat Season Tickets Today!

Submitted by: Brandon Harrison

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HR Tip of the Month

Did you know that if you are a regular full time or part time employee of AU that you have Bereavement time available to you immediately after hire?

Up to five paid days of Bereavement Leave are provided to allow the employee to mourn and otherwise attend to the death of an immediate family member. Immediate family members are defined to include: spouse or spousal equivalent; child, stepchild, or grandchild; grandparent or parent; sibling; or parent-, son-, daughter- or sibling-in-law.

One work day of Bereavement Leave is provided to allow the employee to mourn the death of a cousin, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

(For CSEA Union Members, please check your handbook)

Time awarded for Bereavement Leave will be pro-rated for regular employees who work less than full-time.

Bereavement should be recorded on the timesheet as excused time with a comment in the comments section. If you normally work 7 hours a day, you put 7 hours under excused time for the days that you missed. If the days that you missed surpass what is allotted, you will code that time as vacation/personal/floating holiday/merit time.

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Tartuffe Auditions Coming Soon!!

A savage comedy from 17th Century France, full of melodrama, seduction, sinister clergy and crazy costumes ... what could be better to kick off the new year in Performing Arts at Alfred?!

Auditions are open to EVERYONE, and we will enjoy a rigorous, hilarious, ensemble experience as we put together this fabulous work. SO COME AND AUDITION!!!!!! No preparation necessary.

Rehearsal period will begin Saturday September 7 and end with the final strike on Saturday November 9th.

Show dates: Wednesday November 6 - Saturday November 9th.

AUDITIONS to be held in the C.D. Smith Black Box theatre in Miller Performing Arts:

Saturday, August 31 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 1 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Call backs Monday, September 2 at 7:00 pm

Submitted by: Niki Tulk

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Artist In Residence - LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)

Date: August 19-23, 2019
Location: The Institute for Electronic Arts
Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts / NYSCA

LoVid is Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. LoVid's work includes immersive multimedia performance and installations, textile works, participatory projects, videos. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid's projects have been presented at Real Art Ways (CT), Moving Image Art Fair (NY), Daejeon Museum (Korea), Everson Museum (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among many others. LoVid has performed and presented works at: Issue Project Room (NY), Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), River to River Festival (NY), The Kitchen (NY), and FACT (Liverpool) among many others. LoVid's projects have received support, awards, grants, and residencies from organizations including: NY Hall of Science, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, NYFA, LMCC, NYSCA, and Greenwall Foundation.

The Institute for Electronic Art's Experimental Projects Residency is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Submitted by: SOAD Events

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