Friday, November 8, 2019
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Official News
· Account Payable Invoice Deadline - Thanksgiving Break
General Announcements
· Open Enrollment Labs
· International Folk Dancing
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· Artist In Residence - Sarah Groff-Palermo.
· Division of Human Studies Spring 2020 Courses
· Last Day of Sale- Nike & Under Armour 25% OFF
· Biology Talk: Jonathan Millen
· AU Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour at The Community Table
· SOUP BOWL to support "H2O for Puerto Rico"
· Crumbshot
· The Community Table Cooking Classes: Stuffed Pasta
· Artist in Residence: Evan Bobrow
· RAFFLE for H2O for Puerto Rico
· Women and Gender Studies Rountable
· Book yourself a spot at the table this Thanksgiving!
· Admissions Fall Open House
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
12:20 Environmental Studies Speaker Series- Dr. R. Laurence Davis
2:20 Biology Talk: Jonathan Millen
3:00 AU Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour at The Community Table
7:30 'Tartuffe' by Moliere
TOMORROW
9:30 Admissions Fall Open House
7:30 'Tartuffe' by Moliere
SUNDAY

Account Payable Invoice Deadline - Thanksgiving Break

There will be no checks processed the week of Thanksgiving (11/25-11/29).

All invoices must be received in the Business Office by Tuesday, November, 19 end of day to be paid out on 11/21. Any invoices received after this date will not be paid until 12/5.

Thank you!



Submitted by: Amanda Azzi

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Open Enrollment Labs

Human Resources is excited to announce that we have gone electronic for Open Enrollment this year. Everyone must log into the portal, update dependents as necessary, and ensure they are enrolled in all the benefits they would like to elect.

It is important to note that the vision rider remains on the health insurance plan for 2020, so if you are electing the AU health insurance you do not need to elect EyeMed, unless you want the additional coverage.

The PlanSource portal will open on October 23 and close on November 10. All changes/elections must be made during that time and through the online portal. If you miss Open Enrollment, you will not be able to make any changes until Open Enrollment during 2020, unless you have a life event throughout the year.

NYSCC employees need to go into the electronic portal as well to elect all benefits minus health and dental. When New York State announces the rates you will receive further communication regarding how to change medical/dental during the NYSHIP Option Transfer Period.

With this new platform, we know that employees may need help to navigate it or have more questions, feel free to attend one of our Open Labs, which will be held in Herrick Library 106. You will receive 1 on 1 support from a member of the HR team.

October 22 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 25 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 28 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
October 31 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 5 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please see the attachment to learn how to log in during Open Enrollment.

Attachment: PlanSource Enrollment

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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International Folk Dancing

Tuesday nights from 8:30 pm to 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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TIAA Consultant on Campus

A TIAA consultant will be conducting one-on-one, 45-minute, individual retirement counseling sessions on 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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Artist In Residence - Sarah Groff-Palermo.

Date: November 7 - 11, 2019
Location: The Institute for Electronic Arts

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts / NYSCA

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo is an artist, programmer, and erstwhile data designer. Her work centers around methods to make computers and data more humane, more accessible, more flexible, more contextual. She has created data-obscured art sites, new computer languages, and hybrid nostalgia machines. Her current focus is livecode and digital abstraction. Sarah is an alumna of the School for Poetic Computation, Recurse Center, Brown University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She has taken part in group shows at Sonar+D, Westbeth, Day for Night, and Flux Factory.
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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Division of Human Studies Spring 2020 Courses

Division of Human Studies Spring 2020

History

HIST 111 (01) Modern Western History- Gary Ostrower
HIST 111 (02) Modern Western History- Gary Ostrower

HIST 120 The Ancient Mediterranean- Sandra Singer

HIST 212 American History II- Mallory Szymanski

HIST 301 America in War in the 20th Century- Gary Ostrower

HIST 310 The Ancient Greeks- Sandra Singer

HIST 360 Black History in the U.S. since 1877- Mallory Szymanski

HIST 360 Women in the U.S. since 1920- Mallory Szymanski

HIST 360 Ukraine: Between Putin and Trump- Andrew Kless

HIST 360 Historian's Craft- Mallory Szymanski & Andrew Kless

Philosophy and Religious Studies

PHIL 281 Ethics- Emrys Westacott

PHIL 101 (01) Introduction to Philosophy- Bill Dibrell
PHIL 101 (02) Introduction to Philosophy- Bill Dibrell

PHIL 300 (01) Cultural and Personal Identity in Film- Bill Dibrell

PHIL 310 Animal Consciousness- Bill Dibrell

PHIL 300 (03) Marxism and Modernity- Emrys Westacott

PHIL 300 (02) The Philosophy of Socialism- Emrys Westacott

RLGS 105 Introduction to World Religions- Chris Yarnal

RLGS 240 Religion in America- Chris Yarnal



Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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Last Day of Sale- Nike & Under Armour 25% OFF

Take advantage of 25% OFF Nike & Under Armour. Today is the last day of the sale! AU Bookstore is open until 4:00 pm today.

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Biology Talk: Jonathan Millen

Title: Understanding and Altering Lifespan: From Yeast to Humans

The Division of Biology is pleased to announce a research talk given by Jonathan Millen, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Biology. Jonathan's talk will take place on Friday, November 8 from 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm in Room 303 of Science Center.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Attachment: Jonathan Millen- Abstract

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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AU Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour at The Community Table

AU faculty and staff, join us at The Community Table this Friday, November 8 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm!

Mingle with fellow coworkers and AU Fresh staff!
Refreshments will be available.

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



Submitted by: Marie Williams

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SOUP BOWL to support "H2O for Puerto Rico"

Help support "H2O for Puerto Rico" Thursday, Nov 14, 11:50 a.m. until 1:20 p.m. The event will take place in the Powell Campus Center Lobby. The Alfred Clay Collective has thrown and fired bowls. Volunteers have made delicious soup. For only $10.00 you can grab a creative and warm lunch just outside the Bergren Forum in Nevins. $5.00 for soup in disposable bowl. All funds donated to ENVS 106 the Water Planet's "H2O for Puerto Rico" fundraising efforts. You do not want to miss this SOUP BOWL event.

Attachment: Soup Bowl Poster

Submitted by: Janet McClain

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Crumbshot

"Crumbshot" is an exploration of the over-packed space of our minds, and of the studio landscape, both packed full to the brim. Combining a closely packed grid of pedestals with recorded sound, a confusing and perhaps claustrophobic experience will challenge how the viewer traditionally navigates the space and perceives the work displayed. Tightly grouped pedestals will be populated by found objects, fragments, broken or unrealized pieces, and ideas still germinating, all sourced from the nooks and crannies of Harder Hall. Each object will be positioned to be viewed as both finished thoughts and fragments of ideas, without the pressure to cement itself as anything more or less. "Crumbshot" will be the second installment of Dog Park's pop-up installation; in short, it will be a systematized sweeping up of all the burnt crumbs rattling around in Harder Hall's toaster coils. [Sponsored by a Fenced in Dog Area]

"Crumbshot" will take place onThursday, November 21 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Harder Hall courtyard pedestal room (in the Graffiti Wall).



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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The Community Table Cooking Classes: Stuffed Pasta

Tuesday, November 12
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Community Table

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

Saxon Swipe, plus $5
(Meal Plan Members - Cash, Credit, Dining Dollars, or Fiat Bux)
or $16 (Cash or Credit)

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



Submitted by: Marie Williams

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Artist in Residence: Evan Bobrow

Date: November 11- 15, 2019
Location: The Institute for Electronic Arts
Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts / NYSCA / Schein-Joseph Endowment

Evan Bobrow grew up in Rochester, NY. He holds a BA in Architecture with dual minors in Design and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. The primary focus in his work is the intersection between quantitative study and emotional experience. Drawing from technical aesthetics, including user manuals, city plans, and blueprints, Bobrow uses these sources to legitimize the subject matter, or to explore a concept more deeply through technical practices. His recent exhibitions include, Year End Show, Washington University in St. Louis, Hedge, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, Spectroplexus, Lambert International Airport and Transcription Beta and Digital Evolutions at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently was artist in residene at Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY.

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



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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RAFFLE for H2O for Puerto Rico

We have several items to raffle for the H2O for Puerto Rico fundraising efforts! The items include

1. $50 in Dining Dollars, which can be used in any AVI location on campus (including Starbucks) or vending machine.

2. A $20 gift certificate to the Collegiate Restaurant.

3. An item of clothing from the AU bookstore.

4. A basket of all natural (soy) candles, air freshener, lip balm, hand cream, and room scent diffuser.

5. A 2K20 basketball game for XBOX.

We will be selling raffle tickets at ALL of our fund raising events - bake sales, etc. tickets are $1 each. Come take a chance to win a great prize!



Submitted by: Michele Hluchy

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Women and Gender Studies Rountable

Tuesday, November 12, 3:30-4:30PM
Seidlin Hall, Room 114

"Sex As A Weapon: The Politics of Shame"

Award-winning journalist, actor and producer Chagmion Antoine (AU, BFA 2004 ) will speak about her journey, as a queer woman of color, covering global violence against women in the #MeToo and Revenge Porn era.

Along the way, she will highlight her two decades of personal experience navigating the media industry.



Submitted by: Luanne Crosby

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Book yourself a spot at the table this Thanksgiving!

Get home easily and affordably this break with OurBus. Grab tickets to head home or even take a quick trip! Book now while tickets are still available and prices are still low! OurBus provides a more convenient way of traveling with access to free water, a free checked bag, and complimentary WiFi and charging on board. Book now with the OurBus app and use KATELYN2019 for $5 off your purchase.

Link: OurBus

Attachment: OurBus Flyer

Submitted by: Katelyn Monroe

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Admissions Fall Open House

The Office of Admissions is hosting the last of 3 fall open house events on Saturday, November 9. Registration begins at 9:45 am in the Joyce & Walton Center and will include lunch in Ade Hall with current students.

The complete schedule is attached. We are excited to have 250+ prospective students and their families registered! Thank you in advance for welcoming these families to campus.

Attachment: Fall Open House Schedule

Submitted by: Kristen Vargason

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