Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Official News/General Announcements
· Online Tai Chi Class via Zoom
· Years of Service Recognition
· Faculty Enrollment In MFA (October 2020)
· Job Posting
· Free Breath-Body-Mind classes on Zoom
What's Happening? More Events...


Alfred University has started to receive multiple fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits for employees who remain working. These are not coming from actual Alfred employees but rather are part of a criminal enterprise that is seeking to steal funds from the State of NY and Alfred University and is not just aimed at our employees but thousands across the United States. If you receive a notice from the NYS Department of Labor showing that they have received a claim for benefits in your name and you continue to work please file a "Fraud" complaint at https://labor.ny.gov/secu...=&
You may also be the victim of Identity theft and may visit the Attorney General's website at: https://ag.ny.gov/consume... for information about protecting yourself from this crime.
Alfred University is disputing these fraudulent claims as they are received but your help is vital to successfully combat this crime. Please contact Mark Guinan at 607-382-0468 if you have questions about this problem.

Link: https://labor.ny.gov/secure/fraud/report-fraud.shtm?error=&

Attachment: identity theft kit

Submitted by: Mark Guinan

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Online Tai Chi Class via Zoom

Join our online Tai Chi Class every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am via Zoom. The Alfred Tai Chi Group's daily practice was suspended temporarily due to the coronavirus. We have now set up a new way for people to exercise together on Zoom!

Specifically, we will be practicing Qigong, 24-form Tai Chi and Taiyi Swimming Dragon under the instruction of a Confucius Institute teacher and videos. No experience is needed, we welcome beginners! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jialin Fang at fangj@alfred.edu.

Here is the Zoom meeting link and ID below:

Meeting Link: https://alfredu.zoom.us/j...
Meeting ID: 6250338420

Link: https://alfredu.zoom.us/j/6250338420

Submitted by: Confucius Institute at Alfred University

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of June 2020. The Committee will be observing years 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50.

At Alfred University, we realize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are delighted to honor your dedicated service and commitment to this organization. It is our employees who uphold our principles, demonstrate our vision of working for a better future for our University, deliver on our customer promise and make us the passionate organization we are today.

The success of our organization is a direct result of your efforts and dedication. Your commitment to quality and personal and professional integrity is the differentiating factor that sets us apart from our competition.

On behalf of Alfred University, it is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate you on this service anniversary milestone.

Celebrating 1 Years of Service:
June 4- Kimberly Guyer- Vice President- Student Affairs
June 17- Michael Holley- Boiler Tender/Night Watchman- Maintenance
June 30- Pontus Niklasson- Registrar- Student Service Center

Celebrating 35 Years of Service:
June 17- James Thiebaud- Technical Specialist- NYSCC Educational Tech Service

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Faculty Enrollment In MFA (October 2020)

In Spring semester 2019, ITS enrolled all students in email Multifactor Authentication (MFA)...and followed up by enrolling all non-faculty employees in MFA in Fall semester 2019.

This coming Fall semester (Mid-October 2020), we will enroll all Alfred University faculty in email Multifactor Authentication.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a significant deterrent to unauthorized email access...even when the password has been compromised. MFA is often described as "Something you know, and something you own." The something you know is the password portion ...and in our particular case, something you own will be a mobile device.

During the enrollment process in mid-October, faculty will be redirected to a Web page that will require them to register a mobile number where they can receive a call, text or notification to a phone based authenticator application (perhaps the easiest method of MFA). The enrollment process will take only a few minutes and will require that the employee have their mobile phones available on the day of enrollment. After they have registered that phone, they will be sent a call, text message or authenticator application notification whenever they login from off-campus. If an employee is on-campus, there will be no need for an additional authentication (other than the password).

The entire process is similar to the way banks secure login attempts to online financial sites. If you would like to complete the process before October 2020, please feel free to pre-enroll at: https://my.alfred.edu/inf....

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ITS Helpdesk at 871-2222 or helpdesk@alfred.edu.

Submitted by: Gary Roberts

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Job Posting

Please see the link below for details as they relate to the Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramic Art position.

Link: Visiting Asst Prof Ceramic Art Posting

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Free Breath-Body-Mind classes on Zoom

Breath-Body-Mind combines gentle movements with breathing practices to help alleviate a wide range of physical and psychological challenges including anxiety and depression. These techniques have also proven effective in enhancing concentration, improving performance in athletes, and maintaining general health and well-being in healthy individuals.
Weekly classes on Tuesdays 5-6pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 1154 2556
Password: 210271

Link: https://www.breath-body-mind.com/

Submitted by: Cecilia Beach

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