Friday, October 16, 2020
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Official News/General Announcements
· Things to do this weekend!!
· Sibley Lecture - William Irvine
· COVID-19 Campus Safety Campaign
· Alfred University Food Pantry
· New York State Voting Leave Rights
· Airgas Cylinder Price List
· IEA Artist in Residence - Monica Duncan and Senem Pirler
· Environmental Studies Speaker- Alethea Cariddi '95
· Get to Know the CDO
· Alfred For Racial Justice Silent Protests
· Open Screening
· Listen to the Big People and the Little People
· Latvian Art Academy / Alfred University Transnational Project
What's Happening? More Events...
12:00 #SaxonFriday
4:30 COVID-19 Campus Safety Campaign
5:00 Open Screening
6:00 Listen to the Big People and the Little People
· Last Day to Add/Drop or Select Pass/Fail option in "B" Block courses

Things to do this weekend!!

We hope you are all doing well during these COVID restricted times.

Fear not, Student Activities Board along with the Center for Student Involvement and the Institute for Cultural Unity are hosting an array of VIRTUAL EVENTS this week!

This Thursday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at bandstand the pumpkin decorating contest will be judged!! Some of the school's deans will be judging. Prizes include gift cards to Terra Cotta, The Jet or the Rosebush!

On Friday a virtual concert featuring John Lewis' band, Badgemen, will be playing at 8:00 pm via ZOOM! Come check them out and hear some great music. Songs can be requested in the chat.

On Saturday we have 2 virtual options! Jackbox (interactive video games) at 7:00 pm or Magic the Gathering (virtual) with the Magic Club.

Links can be found via AU Connect or on the CORQ app.

Link: Find events here!

Submitted by: Eliza Ordway

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Sibley Lecture - William Irvine

William Irvine will Present the 2020 Sibley Lecture on Tuesday, October 20th, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Title: The Stoic Challenge: Ancient Advise on Dealing with Life's Setbacks.

William Irvine is Prof. of Philosophy at Wright State University and the author of several books, including The Stoic Challenge, A Guide to the Good Life, and On Desire.

For the link for the zoom presentation e-mail Marilyn Saxton at

This Year's lecture is dedicated to the memory of Bill Dibrell

Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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COVID-19 Campus Safety Campaign

The Dowd Gallery is hosting a "COVID-19 Campus Safety Campaign" virtual exhibition, which showcases the work of 47 art and design students from four SUNY campuses; Alfred University, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Cortland, and SUNY Purchase.

The Virtual Exhibition Opening will be hosted by Webex on Friday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m. The event will include appearances by participating professors and selected students who will speak about their experience with the project. The recording of the event will be available on the Dowd Gallery website.

Link: Alfred University Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Alfred University Food Pantry

The Alfred University Food Pantry has made it our mission to make food accessible for all. Come see what we have to offer!

Please stop in Fridays 3:00-5:30 or email to set up an appointment.


Submitted by: Haleigh Youll

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New York State Voting Leave Rights

Generally, New York State employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have "sufficient time to vote." An employee is deemed to have "sufficient time to vote" if an employee has four consecutive hours to vote either from the opening of the polls to the beginning of their work shift, or four consecutive hours between the end of a working shift and the closing of the polls.

The Election Law provides for up to two hours of paid time off to enable an employee time to vote when added to their voting time outside their working hours.

An employee must notify an employer at least two working days prior to their intention to take paid time off to vote, but not more than ten working days.

If you are an employee who qualifies for this leave and you are hourly, you will code this time as excused on your time sheet and you will put a note in the comments section that says "voting time". If you are a salaried employee, you will just note that you took the leave, in the comments section of your Leave Report.

To find your polling place and the hours that it will be open, please visit,

Link: New York State Voting Leave Rights

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Airgas Cylinder Price List

As previously announced, Airgas cylinder prices increased as of October 1st. Attached is an updated price list.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Procurement at x2698.

Attachment: Airgas 20-21 Price List

Submitted by: Valerie Ewald

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Is Grad School in your future? Attend the 2020 Virtual Grad Fair!

The Fair is Wednesday, October 21 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Find grad programs from across the nation and some international institutions as well.

This is a VIRTUAL fair being held in Handshake.

Register today at



Submitted by: Faith Piatt

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IEA Artist in Residence - Monica Duncan and Senem Pirler

Dates: October 12-16 2020

Monica Duncan and Senem Pirler create video and audiovisual performances that investigate everyday objects, concepts of agency and queer potentiality. Pirler is a sound artist whose work is interdisciplinary in nature. Duncan's video work investigates the nature of visual perception and audience-performer dynamics through camouflage, stillness and collective image-making. Their work has been shown at Collar Works, Revolutions Per Minute Festival, KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival, Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image and they have been artists-in-residence at Signal Culture and PACT Zollverein.

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.

**under COVID-19 protocols sadly any in-person engagements with students and IEA AIRs will not be possible.

Link: Alfred University Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Environmental Studies Speaker- Alethea Cariddi '95

Alfred University's Environmental Studies Program will be presenting a talk (online via Zoom) entitled "Sustainability Journey at University of New England". The speaker will be Alethea Cariddi, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of New England. Ms. Cariddi is responsible for monitoring and managing greenhouse gas emissions and the University of New England's Climate Action Plan, the recycling program, the move to a water bottle-less campus, sustainable transportation alternatives and many other environmental initiatives. She works closely with the Facilities Management team to improve equipment efficiencies, and implement energy savings measures with lighting retrofits and direct digital control upgrades. Ms. Cariddi received her BA in Environmental Studies and Biology in 1995 and Masters of Science in Education from Alfred University in 1998 and currently teaches at the University of New England as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Environmental Science.

The talk is from 12:20 until 1:10 on Friday, Oct 16. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In order to avoid "zoom bombing", we are not publishing the zoom address for the talk publicly, but it is available simply by emailing Shannon Yocum at and asking her to send you the address

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Get to Know the CDO

Dr. Brian Saltsman, the newly appointed interim Chief Diversity Officer is hosting bi-weekly open chats and meetings to hear from the campus community about issues of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. This is an opportunity to speak with him and to hear concerns. The meetings will occur over zoom as we are currently observing social distancing and health protocols.

Meetings will occur on the following Thursdays from 11 am to 1pm:

October 22nd
November 5th
November 19th

Dr. Saltsman is also willing to speak with other groups or individuals additionally at other times. Please feel free to reach out at

Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Submitted by: Brian Saltsman

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Alfred For Racial Justice Silent Protests

Every Wednesday from 5p-6p at the Alfred Bandstand

Alfred for Racial Justice is a community dedicated to anti-racism and activism against racial injustice. Our mission is to eliminate systemic racism in our communities through education, programming and activism. We are here because we stand with the Black and Brown people of this community. Enough is enough. We are here because Black Lives Matter.

We are looking for people to join our committee and help us uplift the black voices that have been squandered in this community. If interested please email

Submitted by: Trinniti Gunn

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Open Screening

Date: 10/16/2020

Time: 5:00PM

Open to all SOAD faculty, staff, & students. Open Screening is a long-standing tradition in the School of Art and Design (special thanks to Peer Bode) that provides a platform to share your video and moving images to the wider SOAD community. This semester we will be hosting open screening online via ZOOM. If you would like to participate please submit your work here . We will be screening the work and watching it together via YouTube or Vimeo links only. You are also welcome to come and post your link in the zoom chat, but those who submit their works will be presented first. Please submit by Oct 16 by 1PM.

Open screening was started by Peer Bode whom retired from 32 years of fostering innovation in the Video Arts Area within the Division of Expanded Media. I asked Peer to share some of that history with us.

Since his first semester in 1987 at NYSCC Alfred University, IEA Co-founder and former Co-Director, Peer Bode has been continuously hosting Open Screening. Open Screening is open to the public, inclusive platform for the love of video and moving-image. Any and all are welcomed to bring a video to screen and share.

This community-sourced art event is a point of pride for the Video Arts area. Thanks to Peer Bode's dedication and moxie in sustaining Open Screening for 32 years, many artists and arts programmers have been informed by and then expanded this open format within their arts communities. For the last decade, Open Screening has also included the New Media Potluck, founded by Sondra Perry (BFA 2010). So many of the excellent students who studied video arts with Peer have had their public exhibition careers begin at Open Screening. What a run!

Thank you Peer! We will carry on the tradition! ??

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Listen to the Big People and the Little People

Date: 10/16/2020

Time: 6:00 -10:00 PM at the CD Smith (Black Box Theater)

Cost: Free (Minimum donation of 5$ is recommended)

The event will be an art show centered around the theme of community. There will be a variety of artwork on display from paintings to videos, even some glass!

Link: Alfred University Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Latvian Art Academy / Alfred University Transnational Project

Date: 10/12/2020 Ongoing for the rest of the semester.

Cost: Free

Ticketing Website Link: https://www.irmacollabora...

This educational project offers ample opportunities for the exchange of a multiplicity of ideas, expressions, and approaches. From its inception this project is collaborative in nature and so will provide various points of view.
Participants both in Alfred and in Riga will bring much to their chosen surroundings. What will be done, what will appear? It is interesting that everyone will set off in various directions but as we share this project experience, in the end it can also be seen as one work." -Michael Rogers, Artistic Associate, Alfred University.

The Glass Object in an Environment". Participants are to choose an actual existing place or create it in a model. The students are then to create a glass object or objects connected to the chosen environment. This project can be presented by video, a performance, or by photo documentation.

Instructors: Inguna Audere, Art Academy of Latvia (LMA); Karen Donnellan, Alfred University; Michael Rogers, Artistic Associate at AU and Professor at (LMA)

Link: Alfred University Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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