Friday, February 14, 2020
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Official News
· AU Bookstore going GREEN - No more plastic bags
· Miller I Water Shut Down
General Announcements
· Time to file your 2020-21 FAFSA !
· Holmes Auditorium Scheduling & A/V Assistance
· Understanding Waylande Gregory; a Monumental Vision for Ceramics
· Alfred University Food Pantry
· Saxon WinterFest
· MS/CE Thesis Defense - Garrett Vander Stouw
· Ceramic Art faculty candidate - presentations
· McLane Parking Lot Closed Monday, February 17
· Let's Celebrate! Mardi Gras/Carnaval
· Black Cultural Documentary Series: "The Loving Story"
· SoAD & PA Dean Candidate Presentation
· Environmental House Applications Due March 6, 2020
· Writing Center Workshop on Writing Essay Exams
· Human Rights Emergency Meeting: A Family's Story, A Chinese Story
· Come hear the AU Chamber Singers!
· Health and Wellness Tips
· Fitness Program/Class Interest Questionnaire
· Biology Faculty Candidate Research Talk- Justin Ledogar
· Faculty Research Mentor Award 2019-20
· ARGUS Proposals - Summer funding
· Open Position - Assistant Professor of Dance
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
3:00 AU Faculty & Staff February Birthday Celebration
4:30 Understanding Waylande Gregory; a Monumental Vision for Ceramics
5:30 Alfred University Men's Basketball- Elmira College
7:30 Alfred University Women's Basketball vs. Elmira College
· #SaxonFriday
TOMORROW
12:00 Saxon WinterFest
2:00 Alfred University Men's Basketball- Hartwick College
4:00 Alfred University Women's Basketball vs. Hartwick College
· IHSA HUNT SEAT HORSE SHOW
SUNDAY

AU Bookstore going GREEN - No more plastic bags

In compliance with NYS law, the AU Bookstore will be eliminating plastic shopping bags on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Customers can purchase a re-usable bag for $.99 or bring your book bag with you.



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Miller I Water Shut Down

Miller I water will be shut down on Friday, February 14 starting at 8:00 am and will be off until repairs are completed.

Please plan accordingly.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Physical Plant



Submitted by: Kelly Moore

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Time to file your 2020-21 FAFSA !

If you will be a student at AU for the 2020-21 academic year..file the FAFSA! Go to fafsa.gov to get started! For 2020-21, you will be using 2018 income information! We strongly recommend using the IRS data retrieval tool for income.
AU FAFSA code is 002668.
After completion of the FAFSA, you will be directed to start the State Application. For NYS residents, this is TAP.
For NYS Tap applicants the codes are:
-0020 for Liberal Arts and Sciences,Business, Professional Studies, and Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering.
-0960 for all other Engineering Programs and school of Art and Design.
For more information on Financial Aid, visit alfred.edu/admissions/financial-aid. Our number is 607 871 2159 or financialaid@alfred.edu.




Submitted by: Kate Murphy

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Holmes Auditorium Scheduling & A/V Assistance

In an effort to improve record keeping, requests for scheduling and A/V assistance in Holmes Auditorium should be directed to the ITS Helpdesk. Your cooperation will help ITS provide timely and high-quality service for campus events.

The ITS Helpdesk can be reached at 607-871-2222 or helpdesk@alfred.edu.



Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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Understanding Waylande Gregory; a Monumental Vision for Ceramics

Friday, February 14 at 4:30 pm
Binns Merrill Hall Room 106(Room C)

A lecture by Tom Folk.

Tom Folk, Ph.D is an acknowledged scholar in American art and regarded as the leading authority on the Pennsylvania Impressionists and published the first book on the subject in 1997. He has organized more than a dozen museum exhibitions of paintings by the New Hope Impressionists and Modernists. Dr. Folk has also published many articles on twentieth century American ceramic artist, including an early one on Gregory in 1994. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design and at New York University.

Link: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum



Submitted by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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Alfred University Food Pantry

NEW HOURS!!!! We will now be open Fridays from 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm every week!

Please email Hy8@alfred.edu for appointments outside of pantry hours, volunteer information, and for donations!



Submitted by: Haleigh Youll

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Saxon WinterFest

Alfred University Athletics, holds its inaugural Saxon WinterFest, at the Joyce and Walton Family Center for Health and Wellness on Saturday, Feb. 15. The free event for all ages runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and will include sports stations from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, and community stations throughout the afternoon.

The sports stations will give kids a chance to play basketball, football, lacrosse, and track and field-related games with Alfred University student-athletes and coaches.

There will also be arts and craft stations, a bounce house, a photo booth and other free play activities for kids. During the AU men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Hartwick at 2:00 pm there will be in-game contests, raffles, and giveaways, as well as halftime entertainment by the world-famous ZOOperstars!

Link: Saxon WinterFest Flyer



Submitted by: Nate Smith

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MS/CE Thesis Defense - Garrett Vander Stouw

We are pleased to announce that Garrett Vander Stouw will defend his MS Ceramic Engineering thesis entitled "The Effects of the Mn/Zn Ratio on the Thermal Stability of MnO-ZnO-B2O3-SiO2 Glass System " on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Binns-Merrill Hall, room 106.

Copies of Garrett's thesis are on display in the Dean's office in Binns-Merrill Hall, room 160 and in The CACT Office in McMahon, room 120. Copies of Garrett's thesis are on display in the Dean's office in Binns-Merrill Hall, room 160 and in The CACT Office in McMahon, room 120.

Attachment: Abstract - G. Vander Stouw

Submitted by: Laura Grove

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Ceramic Art faculty candidate - presentations

Feb. 12th, 19th and 26th
12pm, BMH 106(C)

The School of Art and Design will be hosting three candidates for the division of Ceramic Art faculty position. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend!

We can't tell you more about them, except that you are in for a very interesting presentation for each of these people.



Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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McLane Parking Lot Closed Monday, February 17

The McLane parking lot will be closed from 11:00 PM Sunday, February 16 - 3:30 PM Monday, February 17 for an Admissions Event. Students - you will need to move your cars prior to 11:00 PM on Sunday. Thank you for your cooperation!



Submitted by: Jodi Bailey

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Let's Celebrate! Mardi Gras/Carnaval

AU Mardi Gras /Carnaval Celebration

Please join the Division of Modern Languages as we host a Mardi Gras/Carnaval Celebration at the Language House. Food, Games, and Prizes in a welcoming open house environment.

Tuesday, February 25
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AU Language House
12 Park Street

Everyone is Welcome!!

Attachment: Poster for Mardi Gras & Carnaval

Submitted by: Janet McClain

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Black Cultural Documentary Series: "The Loving Story"

The second in a series of four films and documentaries during the Spring semester the Institute for Cultural Unity will be sponsoring the showing and discussion of the documentary "The Loving Story" on Saturday February 15 from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm in Nevins Theater in the Powell Campus Center on the Alfred University Campus. Admission is free and is open to the public.

"A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S. The Lovings, an interracial couple, fell in love and married at a critical time in American history, and, because of a confluence of social and political turmoil our reluctant heroes bring about change where previously no one else could. They are paired with two young and ambitious lawyers who are driven to pave the way for Civil Rights and social justice through an historic Supreme Court ruling, changing the country's story forever." (IMDB)

Link: AU Connect Event Page

Attachment: Black Film and Documentary Series Poster (Spring 2020)

Submitted by: Brian Saltsman

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SoAD & PA Dean Candidate Presentation

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Nevis Theater

Sponsored by: The search committee for Dean of the School of Art and Design and Division Performing Arts

This is open to all students and faculty with an opportunity to offer the committee feedback and a written response to the candidate.



Submitted by: SOAD Events

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Environmental House Applications Due March 6, 2020

If you would like to live in the Environmental House on 16 Park St. next academic year, please fill out an application.

The applications can be found in room 320 of the Science Center as well as the link below. This is an AU residence for students who would like to develop a "green" lifestyle and you must apply to live there because space is limited.

The Environmental House is open to students of all majors. Applications are due Friday, March 6.

If you have any questions or would like an electronic copy of the application, please send an email to Michele Hluchy at fhluchy@alfred.edu

Attachment: Environmental House Application 2020-2021

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Writing Center Workshop on Writing Essay Exams

Midterms coming up? Feeling nervous about writing essays with a time limit? Prepare for your exams by joining us for an interactive Writing Center workshop on essay exam writing skills at the Herrick Library computer lab (room 120) on Wednesday, February 19 from 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm.

For a free pizza lunch, RSVP to RPS6@alfred.edu before the workshop.



Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

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Human Rights Emergency Meeting: A Family's Story, A Chinese Story

Please note the location change.

Sophie Luo, an AU alum and Alfred resident, needs your help in making contact with her husband, a human rights lawyer currently being held in secret detention in China. Luo will tell her family's story and there will be opportunity for you to sign a petition, volunteer to help in this cause, and learn about human rights abuses in China. The event will be held on Monday, February 17 at 5:30 pm in Holmes Auditorium. Free pizza and soda will be available

Link: Event Listing



Submitted by: Robert Reginio

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Come hear the AU Chamber Singers!

The Alfred University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Luanne Crosby, Professor of Voice/Chorus, will present an evening of songs from Hollywood 1940-present, in Howell Hall beginning at 7:00 pm Saturday, February 15.

Come and enjoy savory appetizers and scrumptious desserts while listening to solos, duets and choral arrangements of everything from Frank Sinatra to the golden years of Musical Theater.

There is no cost to attend. However, the event is a fund-raiser to support the Union University Church where many of the University's choral concerts have been presented in its beautiful acoustic space, so free will donations will be accepted. It's the Chamber Singers' way of giving back to the community.
Reservations by contacting Michele Hluchy fhluchy@alfred.edu or Luanne Crosby at fclarke@alfred.edu.

Free will donations accepted at the event.
Come and enjoy a full evening of continuous music, great food and support for our community



Submitted by: Michele Hluchy

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Health and Wellness Tips

Health and Wellness Tips

Don't Let the Flu Hold You Down This Winter: Tips For Staying Healthy

Attachment: Health and Wellness Tips

Submitted by: Benjamin Yonko

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Fitness Program/Class Interest Questionnaire

***Alfred University Faculty/Staff, Students, and Community Members***

The Health and Fitness students at Alfred University are looking to create a free fitness program/class. This survey is to evaluate what would be in the best interest of the community.

In a few weeks we will be compiling all the data from this survey and develop a fitness program/class that will be offered at no cost to the members of our Alfred community.

Thank you,

AU Health and Fitness Management Seniors

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceBDXAPMfqni_5ZiQloZEw4byC88_bAn3f9MIIqvZTKsIZPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



Submitted by: Benjamin Yonko

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Biology Faculty Candidate Research Talk- Justin Ledogar

Title: Virtual Biomechanics and Human Craniofacial Evolution

The Division of Biology is pleased to announce a research talk given by Dr. Justin Ledogar, a candidate for the tenure-track position in Biology. Justin's talk will take place on Monday, February 17 from 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm in Room 303 of the Science Center.

Everyone is welcome to attend

Attachment: Abstract- Justin Ledogar

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Faculty Research Mentor Award 2019-20

The Office of the Provost continues to acknowledge and reward faculty who are outstanding mentors for undergraduate research and scholarly activity. The Faculty Research Mentor Award recognizes those individuals who are outstanding mentors to students engaged in research or scholarly activity and are actively engaged themselves in advancing scholarship in their field.

Up to one award will be offered in each of the following categories this academic year: physical/life and mathematical sciences, undergraduate engineering, social sciences, humanities, visual and performing arts, and professional studies.

Students or faculty wishing to nominate a faculty member for this award should send a nomination letter to argus@alfred.edu by midnight Monday, March 2; self-nominations will not be considered.

A more detailed announcement, including the required contents for the recommendation letter, is available on the Office of the Provost website.

If you have questions, email Frederic Beaudry (beaudry@alfred.edu), and if you know an outstanding faculty research mentor, nominate them today!

Link: More information from the Provost's Office



Submitted by: Frederic Beaudry

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ARGUS Proposals - Summer funding

Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

Student proposals requesting summer 2020 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, February 28. 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 at beaudry@alfred.edu.

Link: ARGUS application information



Submitted by: Frederic Beaudry

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Open Position - Assistant Professor of Dance

Please see the link below for more information on the open Assistant Professor of Dance position.

Link: Assistant Professor of Dance



Submitted by: Mercedes D'Amato

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