Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Official News
· Electronic W2
· Pet Insurance **New for 2020**
· Attention: New Timesheet Due Dates for 2020
General Announcements
· Family Medical Leave Act Training
· Winter Break Athletic Facility Hours of Operation
· TIAA Consultant on Campus
· Job Opening-Part-Time Temporary A/V Tech
· Job Opening-International Admissions Specialist
· Job Opening-Director, Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families
· Job Opening-Part-Time Secretary to the Director of Athletics
· Megan Parry and Mei-ling Hom at Cohen Gallery
· Miguel Angel Roja’s Art Trajectory and The Vulnerability of the Subject
· The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory
· January Art Walk
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TODAY
TOMORROW
1:00 Alfred University Swimming & Diving vs. Utica College
THURSDAY
· January Art Walk

Electronic W2

Did you know that you can receive your W2 (the form that reports an employee's annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from his or her paycheck) electronically in BannerWeb? This feature will be available late-January.

Advantages of receiving Form W-2 electronically
-Your W-2 will be available sooner than a printed copy
-You can reprint a copy of your W-2 anytime during the year
-No possibility that a Form W-2 might be lost, stolen, delayed or misplaced by the U.S. mail service or by the employee
-Multiple levels of security protects all information within the BannerWeb system
-Access can be obtained anytime via the internet-anywhere in the world

If you do not choose to receive your W-2 electronically, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address (current students receive their W-2 in their campus box). Faculty and staff, please ensure the Office of Human Resources has your up-to-date mailing address.

Please see the handout for additional information and how to sign up for electronic retrieval of your W2.

Attachment: W2 Instructions

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Pet Insurance **New for 2020**

The Benefits Committee is proud to present Pet Insurance to all employees of Alfred University. Pet Insurance is a benefit that will be administered by Nationwide. For any questions, please contact Nationwide.

This is a benefit that you can enroll in anytime throughout the year, please check out the new web page below for more details as it relates to Pet Insurance to find out how to enroll.

Also, check out the FAQ provided by Nationwide, to help answer any initial questions you may have.

This benefit will be available as a payroll deduction from your paycheck for your convenience.

Link: Pet Insurance Information

Attachment: FAQ

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Attention: New Timesheet Due Dates for 2020

Timesheets will now be due Mondays by Noon following the end of each pay period. Approvals are Due Tuesdays by Noon, following the end of the pay period.

Pay Period 2: 12/29/19 - 1/11/20:
Time sheets due Monday, January 13 by Noon

Approvals due Tuesday, January 14 by Noon

Timesheet Tips:

* Timesheets are Due the Monday after Pay Day. If Friday is your last working day of the week, then Pay Day marks the end of your pay period. On Pay Day Fridays, Review and Submit your timesheet before you leave for the day on Friday (unless you work Saturdays).

* Be Proactive and take 2 minutes daily to fill out your time sheet. Completing your timesheet before you leave every day will help ensure accuracy and will eliminate rushing to complete it before the deadline.

* Opening your time sheet at the beginning of a new pay period will let you know if there is an issue with your time sheet and allows us time to fix it ahead of the deadline

* Please notify HR and Payroll if your supervisor changed

* Make sure to click "Submit" at the end of the Pay Period when finalizing your time sheet so it is sent to your supervisor for approval

* If you miss the deadline to submit your time sheet online, please stop down to our office in Greene Hall and pick up a paper time sheet

* Notify your supervisor that you submitted your timesheet and make sure they approve it by Tuesday.

* If you submit your timesheet and need to make a correction before the deadline, ask your supervisor to return it to you for correction or send an email to payroll@alfred.edu and we will return it to you.

Link: Payroll Schedule 2020



Submitted by: Jessica Clinger

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Family Medical Leave Act Training

This is the fifth 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: who is eligible for FMLA leave, how long is the leave, intermittent/reduced leave, how employees request FMLA leave, and how employees return to work after leave

Supervisors who may be new in their rolls or need a refresher are encouraged to come. This is also open to any AU employee who would like more knowledge on this topic.

This training will be held on January 6, 2020 from 11:15am-12:00pm and on January 23, 2020 from 11:15am-12:00pm both located in the Kenyon/Allen Room in the PCC. This is the same training both days.

Attachment: Flyer for Supervisor Training

Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

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Winter Break Athletic Facility Hours of Operation

Hours of operation for the Joyce Walton Health & Wellness Center & Gibbs Fitness Center are listed below:

Beginning Saturday, 12/14:

Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm
Mondays-Fridays 6am-6pm

CLOSED 12/24-12/25 & 1/1/20

Regular in-semester hours resume on Tuesday 1/21/20



Submitted by: Tony Aquilina

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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, January 23, Wednesday, February 19, and Tuesday, March 24 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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Job Opening-Part-Time Temporary A/V Tech

Please see the link below for more information on the open Part-Time Temporary Audio/Visual Technician position.

Link: Part-Time Temporary Audio/Visual Technician Position



Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Job Opening-International Admissions Specialist

Please see the link below for more information on the open International Admissions Specialist position.

Link: International Admissions Specialist Position



Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Job Opening-Director, Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families

Please see the link below for more information on the open Director of the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families position.

Link: Director, Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families Position



Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Job Opening-Part-Time Secretary to the Director of Athletics

Please see the link below for more information on the Part-Time Secretary to the Director of Athletics position.

Link: Part-Time Secretary to the Director of Athletics Position



Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Megan Parry and Mei-ling Hom at Cohen Gallery

Work by mixed media artists Mei-ling Hom and Megan Parry will be featured in the first exhibition of 2020 at the Cohen Gallery.

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and prints. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm; and will remain on view through Jan. 31.

Statement: "Often times when art exhibitions feature paired artists there is the assumption that these artists share conceptual or stylistic groundings. Shared approaches do exist (i.e. biological motifs, making work that makes itself, patterning, finding elegance in restraint) but the genesis of this exhibition grew out of a friendship with the notion that respect for each other will support mutual artistic growth."

Hom, an artist based in Philadelphia and Andover, NY, earned a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from Alfred University's School of Art and Design in 1987. She has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Pew Fellowship in Visual Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to South Korea (2007. She has had major site installation exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.

Parry, whose work has been featured nationally, was born in Hornell, NY, and grew up in Philadelphia. She is the daughter the late Dr. William Parry '47, longtime professor of ceramic art in the Alfred University School, of Art and Design and a 1947 Alfred University graduate. Her career encompasses public and private commissions from Alaska to New York City, with many exhibitions in and around Boulder, CO, where she lived from 1970 to 1989, and in the Detroit, MI, area from 1990 to 2018. Parry returned to Alfred with her husband, film scholar and English professor Lesley Brill, in 2018.

Attachment: parry hom poster

Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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Miguel Angel Roja’s Art Trajectory and The Vulnerability of the Subject

Nydia Gutierrez
Historian and Curator of Latin American Art
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 pm
Binns Merrill Hall Room C

Nydia Gutierrez was born in Venezuela and is currently based in Medellín, Colombia, South America. Gutierrez is an architect from the Pontifical Xavierian University (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) in Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a museologist from the JKF University in San Francisco, U.S. She is the former Chief Curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas, Venezuela. She teaches in the Master program of Museology at the National University of Bogotá, Colombia. Gutierrez just recently retired as the Chief Curator of the Museum of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. One of her many publications is The Vulnerable Individual: Assessment of Psychoanalytic Notions in the work of Miguel Ángel Rojas.*
*Miguel Ángel Rojas is a Colombian conceptual artist born in Bogotá in 1946. His work includes drawing, painting, photography, installations and video and is often related to the sexuality, the marginal culture, the violence and problems involved with drug consumption and production.

Sponsored by Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Division of Art History and Global Studies

Link: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum



Submitted by: Natalie Lambert

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The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Waylande Gregory is recognized as America's top ceramic artist of the 1930s. His Fountain of the Atom made for the 1939 New York World's Fair, admired by Albert Einstein and countless others, was at that time the world's largest ceramic sculpture of the modern era. Gregory came into his own during what F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, named the Jazz Age.

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum would like to thank Tom C. Folk for his help in bringing this important exhibition to the Museum and, as a result, helping the Museum address its mission of bringing the best of ceramic art and its important history to the attention of the art world. The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory is an exhibition that honors, highlights and celebrates the American experience in Ceramic Art.

Link: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum



Submitted by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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January Art Walk

Third Thursday Every Month
Plan your November Art Walk
Thursday, January 16, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alfred, NY

SPECIAL EVENTS

Hands-on project in the Cohen Studios
Noah Napolitano is currently working on his Eagle Scout Project, a mural for the offices in the Town of Alfred. This Thursday, we will be painting the letter E (for Education) in our mural which will be hung on the Town of Alfred building. We hope AU , ASC, and Alfred-Almnod students and faculty might stop by to join in.

REGULAR VENUES
Most regular venues will be closed in January. The Art Walk will be smaller but is still a great opportunity to come out an socialize in the community. Open venues include the Cohen Gallery with a lovely exhibition by Mei-ling Hom and Megan Parry, plus work for sale by well-known local artists in the Shop. Gallery 2 is open with a wide selection of work by local artisans. As always, the Rosebush offers 10% off meals on Art Walk evenings with coupon (found at open venues). The Terra Cotta Coffeehouse has paintings on view upstairs by Craig Prophet. And, every Thursday is Knit Night at Yarn Over in Alfred Station.

Link: Alfred Art Walk



Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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