Friday, July 31, 2020
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COVID-19 Update
· Return to Work Training, Quiz, and Policy
Official News/General Announcements
· HR Tip of the Month
· Years of Service Recognition
· Foster Lake Closure
· ZOOM: AU Libraries in the Time of COVID
· 10 Zoom FAQ's to Keep Your Meetings Secure
· Dissertation Defense in School Psychology
· Dissertation Defense in School Psychology
· MUSIC Courses and Lessons available to ALL Students
· Music Lessons available to all students
· New Toshiba Multi-Function Devices being deployed now!
What's Happening? More Events...
· #SaxonFriday

Return to Work Training, Quiz, and Policy

All employees received a link in their email inbox on 7/8/2020 to take the COVID Return to Work Training from Canvas.

Before returning to work or on your first day back, you will need to log into canvas using your AU credentials:

-Review the training power point
-Take the short quiz
-Review the Return to Work Policy

It is your responsibility as a University employee that you know the proper procedures and protocol for returning to work and doing so safely.

Any questions regarding the training, please reach out to Kayleigh Jones.

Link: Canvas Course Link

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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HR Tip of the Month

Did you know that as an employee of Alfred University you could take advantage of discounts to save you money?

-(Foundation Account #02511900) -20% off base plan
-Visit nearest retail store or online
-Existing customers call 866-355-8923 to enroll

Verizon Wireless:
-19% off base plan

SUNY Perks at Work:
-Create a free account with your Alfred e-mail and unlock perks for employees
-Visit https://www.perksatwork.c...

Employee Assistance Program:
-Visit to learn more about our EAP program and the benefits offered to you and your family members
-8 free in-person counseling sessions, per incident, per year (not only for employees but their families as well)
-Child/Elder Care Resources, Legal and Financial Consultations, Virtual Concierge, Wellness Resources, Health Advocacy, Online Resources, and Employee Education E-Learning Courses
-Your entertainment benefit provides access to a myriad of different categories including hotels, theme parks, movies, venues, and stores. To access your discounts, click the Entertainment button in the menu or visit For new users, a onetime registration is required. Use the Company Code: 871915611.

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of July 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 Year of Service:
July 1- Hannah Paduano- Multimedia Production Specialist- Marketing & Communication
July 8- Laurie Harvey- Secretary- Education
July 8- Mercedes D'Amato- Support Clerk- Business Office
July 15- Sarah Pratt- Secretary- Center for Academic Success
July 22- James Cerullo- Program Director- Athletic Training

Celebrating 5 Years of Service:
July 1- Elizabeth Shea- Director- Center for Academic Success
July 13- Jared Cooper- Assistant Dean- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
July 20- Steven Bucklaew- Web Application Developer- ITS
July 27- Caitlin Brown- Chief Curator Cohen Gallery- School of Art and Design

Celebrating 15 Years of Service:
July 25- Amy Jacobson- Director, Gift Planning- University Advancement

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
July 17- David Snyder- Public Service Coordinator- Herrick Memorial Library
July 17- Nadine Shardlow- Executive Director HEOP & Center for Advising- Opportunity Programs

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Foster Lake Closure

Dear Foster Lake Community,

After consultation with the Allegany County Department of Health and the Alfred University Facilities organization we have decided that the Foster Lake recreational facility will remained closed until further notice. We do not have the resources which are required to open the facility for use and ensure the safety of the users according to New York State health codes and regulations. The Foster Lake manager, Dean Perry, is retiring on July 31, 2020 and new management of the facility will be established at a date yet to be determined.

Thank you for your patronage and support throughout this difficult time. Pass holder fees which have not been processed will be returned to the applicants. The existing paid pass holders will retain their existing status and their passes will be extended for the duration of the closure, however long that may be. If you have a specific question regarding Foster Lake you may contact the caretaker, Dave DeLany, via email at

Best regards,

Dean Perry

Submitted by: Dean Perry

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ZOOM: AU Libraries in the Time of COVID

Zoom session: Libraries in the Time of COVID, moderated by Mark Smith

Thurs. August 6th, 2-3pm.

A presentation of how the AU Libraries will continue to support instruction and student learning this fall. The librarians will share their modified library service model to provide safe and socially distanced access to information resources. Additional topics to be covered include:

* Working with librarians to find alternatives to print reserves and other instructional materials
* Incorporating library resources into Canvas courses
* Copyright considerations for remote teaching
* Kanopy video streaming service
* Library and information literacy instruction delivery options

Questions can be sent in advance to Mark Smith at

The Zoom link will be shared via a campus-wide email and can also be found in Online Faculty Development Canvas course calendar.

Submitted by: Mechele Romanchock

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10 Zoom FAQ's to Keep Your Meetings Secure

To prevent your meetings from zoom bombing, use the steps in this document.

Link: Secure Zoom Meetings

Submitted by: Judy Linza

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Dissertation Defense in School Psychology

Doctoral Candidate Nicole Schmidinger will publicly defend her doctoral dissertation on Monday, August 3rd at 1pm.


The public is invited to attend. Please email for the zoom invitation.

Submitted by: Andrea Burch

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Dissertation Defense in School Psychology

Doctoral Candidate Krysten Koktowski will publicly defend her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, August 4th at 10am.


The public is invited to attend. Please email for the zoom invitation.

Submitted by: Andrea Burch

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MUSIC Courses and Lessons available to ALL Students

AU Music Department Fall Courses

Private Lessons available to ALL Students from Beginners to Advanced:
Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, Voice and the Chinese Guzheng

Courses and Ensembles for credit- No prerequisites

MUSC 110 Music Appreciation
MUSC 120 Fundamentals of Music & Technology
MUSC 200 Music and Gaming
MUSC 225 Music History: Medieval to Mozart
MUSC 130 Beginning Piano
MUSC 132 Beginning Voice Class
MUSC 133 Music of the Guzheng

Ensembles are Free Overload credits
Open to All Students

MUSC 272 Chamber Singers
MUSC 273 Concert Band
MUSC 274 Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 275 Symphony Orchestra
MUSC 279 Chamber Music
Guzheng Ensemble- instruments available

NO Auditions, and Instruments are available- Contact Raul Barcenes:
Lisa Lantz:

Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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Music Lessons available to all students

Attention Students:
Private Lessons are available to you regardless of your major or your level of experience.

Instruments are available. Lesson times will be arranged around your fall schedule between you and your instructor.

MUSC 101-01 Piano
MUSC 102-01 Voice Dr. Elizabeth Blades [new]
MUSC 102-02 Voice Mrs. Rebecca Weaver
MUSC 102-03 Voice Mr. Brandon Mellerski [new]

MUSC 103-01 Brass Dr. Raul Barcenes
MUSC 103-02 Brass Mr. Chris Lynn [new]
MUSC 104-01 Flute Mrs. Rachel Decker
MUSC 104-02 Winds/Sax Mr. Matt Amedio

MUSC 105-01 Violin/Viola Dr. Lisa Lantz
MUSC 105-02 Cello/Bass Mr. Rintaro Wada
MUSC 107-01 Guitar Dr. Ken Luk
MUSC 107-02 Mandolin Dr. Ken Luk

MUSC 106-01 Percussion Mr. Dustin Woodard
MUSC 133-01 Guzheng Dr. Daisy Wu
Chinese Guzheng instruments available

Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

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New Toshiba Multi-Function Devices being deployed now!

We are in the process of deploying a new fleet of leased multi-function printing devices across campus. These machines will fully meet if not exceed our needs and result in significant savings for the institution while adding several new features.

PaperCut for All
As a part of the deployment, we are adding PaperCut to every device on the MPS lease, a feature currently used by students on the public access printers. This will provide flexibility to securely print/scan from any Toshiba MPS device on campus. Fobs will be distributed over the next several days via inter-office mail; however, an AU username and password can be used in the meantime to print.

XMedius Fax
XMedius will allow individuals to send and receive faxes from your computer. Training on this feature will be available soon.

Managed Print Services
Non-MPS devices (desktop printers) will bear a Toshiba sticker with the Alfred University logo at the top, indicating that your device has been added to the program. As a networked printer, Toshiba will monitor the toner levels remotely and send supplies for the device(s) automatically, eliminating the need for departments to order toner/ink cartridges. Any issues with the devices should be reported to the ITS Helpdesk who will schedule any maintenance/repairs needed. If a desktop printer in your area does not have a sticker as described above, please reach out to and we will help resolve the issue.

The PrintReleaf program plants trees in targeted reforestation areas based on the print activity of the devices. As part of the redeployment, the University will be added to Toshiba's global program.

Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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