Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Official News/General Announcements
· Cyber Kiddush
· Seeking new Members
· Alfred University Service Awards Nominations Request
· Bergren Forum - Jean Ellefson
· ATTENTION MAY 2021 GRADUATES: Cap & Gown Info
· Football Team Managers
· Pedagogy Workshop: Using Digital Media in Writing Assignments
· Open Call for All Hair Type Donations!
· Wow! A New(spaper) Issue!
· Fish Fry Friday this Friday Night at the Community Table
· Wellness Center's Monthly Newsletter
· Crocheting Hyperbolic Planes
· Special Open Enrollment for Flex Spending
· Last Days -$1.00 General Reading Books & $2.00 Bargain Books
What's Happening? More Events...
TODAY
12:15 Bergren Forum - Jean Ellefson
TOMORROW
9:00 Global Educational Perspectives: Webinar Series
SATURDAY

Cyber Kiddush

Hillel @ Alfred will be continuing to hold weekly Kiddushes on Zoom this semester. Tune in Fridays at 5:30 to join us in bringing in the digital Sabbath and reading the techno-torah.

BYOBAW (bring your own bread and wine) and don't worry if you're not Jewish. We honestly couldn't care less.

ZOOM PASSCODE:
250 599 1782

Link: Zoom Link



Submitted by: Nikolai Osinoff

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Seeking new Members

Sister Circle is seeking new members for the Spring semester. Students will have the opportunity to be apart of a club/organization that empowers women of color through leadership and community.

Email us at siscirlcle@alfred.edu

Link: https://linktr.ee/sistercircle__



Submitted by: Janiel Jones

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Alfred University Service Awards Nominations Request

The Employee Recognition Committee would like you to know that the nomination form is open to nominate your co-workers for the three established service awards. Nominations will be received through 4/23/21.

Three Awards (to read more about these click the link below):
-Bob Condrate Lifelong Learner Award
-Saxon Service Award
-Cathy Johnson Service Award

These awards will be presented at the 3rd/4th Annual Employee Recognition Event held on 5/11/21 from 2-4 virtually.

Link: Service Awards Web Page



Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Bergren Forum - Jean Ellefson

The Bergren Forum is sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting on Thursday March 4th at 12:15 PM until 1:00 PM on Zoom . People outside AU can request the link from saxtonmj@alfred.edu .

Speaker: Jean Ellefson
Topic: "In Quest of Inclusive Course Engagement"

Jean Ellefson, Asst. Prof. of Analytics in the College of Business will discuss suggested actions for course mechanics, content and interactions with a goal to increase engagement, inclusion and results for all.



Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

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ATTENTION MAY 2021 GRADUATES: Cap & Gown Info

May 2021 Graduates: Alfred University will be providing you with a cap, dated tassel, and stole. You have the OPTION of purchasing a gown and hood on the website in the link below. PLAN AHEAD, for FREE shipping to the AU Bookstore, you must place your order by MARCH 5th. You can order after this date but there will be a shipping charge.

Link: http://alfreduniversity.shopoakhalli.com



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Football Team Managers

The Alfred University Football Team is looking for highly motivated students to become our Team Managers. This is a great opportunity to be involved with our Athletic Department and receive a great experience overall. The managers are required to film practice/ games in its entirety, set up equipment before practice and break it down after practice. Hours are consistent, with at least one and a half hour a day for practice; plus filming games which may add another two hours. Interested students should have their afternoons free, after 4pm and should be available during the weekends. Students must have or be work-study eligible to be considered for this position(s).


If you meet these requirements or have questions, please contact Coach Hampton (qeh1@alfred.edu). Please use the subject title, "Team Managers" in the email. Or please come to the Football office between the hours of 1-3pm.



Submitted by: Quasar Hampton

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Pedagogy Workshop: Using Digital Media in Writing Assignments

Daniel Anderson from the University of North Carolina will talk about creating engaging writing assignments by incorporating digital media that students are familiar with and enjoy. Annotated playlists can be adapted to multiple disciplines to extend familiar forms of writing with audio analysis. Low-threshold tools and publicly available raw materials allow students to create podcasts and other audio projects. Twitter feeds can provide data for social science analysis and reports. These activities can further both print and media literacies and increase engagement in both online and in-person classrooms. Friday, March 5, 3:30 pm on Zoom.

This workshop is part of the Writing Center's Pizza and Pedagogy series (without the pizza this year). Email fcobb@alfred.edu to sign up and get the Zoom link.



Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

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Open Call for All Hair Type Donations!

Artist working with human hair as a medium is looking for all types of scalp hair and all different length donations.

If you are interested in donating, please email tlt9@alfred.edu for instructions.




Submitted by: Tara Thomas

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Wow! A New(spaper) Issue!

Have you read the latest Fiat Lux issue on our website?
Check it out now!

Link: fiatluxnews.com



Submitted by: Fiat Lux Reporters

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Fish Fry Friday this Friday Night at the Community Table

Bring home a Beer Battered Fish Fry this Friday night (3/5) from the Community Table on the 2nd floor of the Powell CC from 4:30 until 7:00pm. Other options will include Cajun Lemon-Pepper Broiled Catfish as well as The Beyond Burger for a vegetarian option.

Each entrees comes with coleslaw, your choice of potato, a dinner roll, dessert and a 16oz soda all for just $13.95.

All orders must be preordered using the GET Mobile App. Dining Dollars, Fiat Bux, and Credit Cards accepted.

Availability is limited so preorder yours now!





Submitted by: Erich Dobson

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Wellness Center's Monthly Newsletter

This month's edition of the Morning Reflection includes tools to help fight COVID-19, information and resources regarding self-harm/self-injury, and a few quick tips to get good sleep.

Attachment: March Morning Reflection

Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

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Crocheting Hyperbolic Planes

Dr. Matson along with the AU Math Club will be teaching interested participants how to crochet your own mathematical surface called a hyperbolic plane, which looks a lot like a coral reef. No prior knowledge of geometry or fiber arts is needed, and all supplies will be provided! The event will run in the Powell Campus Center (specific room will be emailed after sign up close to the event) at two times, from 7-7:50 pm and 8-8:50 pm, both on Friday March 5th with four time slots for each time.

Link: Sign-Up is Required to Attend



Submitted by: Amanda Lipnicki

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Special Open Enrollment for Flex Spending

FSA RELIEF NOW AVAILABLE
Alfred University has taken advantage of the temporary FSA provisions that were included in the year-end spending bill to provide you with much-needed relief during these unprecedented times.

MID-YEAR ELECTION CHANGES
To provide additional flexibility, the following mid-year election changes have been made:

ELECTION CHANGES NOW ALLOWED WITHOUT A QUALIFYING EVENT
Mid-year election changes will be permitted for the following plan type(s) and reason(s):

Plan type(s) allowing mid-year election changes:
-Medical FSAs
-Dependent Care FSAs

Change(s) that can be made without a qualifying event:
-New mid-year elections
-Increase of existing elections
-Decrease of existing elections
-Revocation of existing elections

MID-YEAR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
A mini open enrollment period will be available to allow you to enroll in our available FSA plans outside of the typical enrollment period.

Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2021

Please check your email on 3/15/21 for an official announcement with the necessary form and how to submit it to take advantage of this mid-year election change.



Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Last Days -$1.00 General Reading Books & $2.00 Bargain Books

We are in the final days of the $1.00 general reading (trade )books and $2.00 Bargain books at the AU Bookstore.
Come check out the selection! Titles include fiction & literature, children's books, cookbooks, LGBT titles, art, and more.



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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