Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Official News/General Announcements
· Planning to Graduate in May!
· Food Pantry Hours
· Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Talks: Nancy Blum
· Alfred University's 20th Undergraduate Research Forum
· Alfred For Racial Justice LOUD PROTESTS are BACK!!
· Job Opportunity-Research Administration Specialist
· Free Self-Care Packages
· NEW Residence Life WALK IN HOURS!!
· IEA Artist in Residence
· Arts Summer School
· Guest Artist: William Gallagher
· The Meaning of Soul
· Buried/Encased/Embedded
· Parasomatic
· HR Tip of the Month
· Updated Sick Leave Policy
· Re-Imagining the Monument' An exhibition of ideas and artifacts
· 2021 Graduates Sign-up for the Tossing of the Caps Drone Footage
· Guest Lecturers: La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski
· Suzette Who Set to Sea
· Latest Issue Out Now!
· Saxon Strong Fitness Group - Online Fitness Sessions
· Microsoft 365 Trainings Available from SUNY CPD
· President for a Day
What's Happening? More Events...
7:00 The Meaning of Soul
· Suzette Who Set to Sea
4:30 Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Talks: Nancy Blum
8:00 Re-Imagining the Monument: An exhibition of ideas and artifacts
11:20 Guest Artist: William Gallagher

Planning to Graduate in May!

You MUST apply to graduate and note your intention of participating (or not) in the May Commencement.

1) Run a degree evaluation to be sure all graduation requirements are met. Any questions see your advisor.

2) Submit a graduation application. (Can complete electronically and email to

3) Visit the Graduation Checklist web page.

4)Check your BannerWeb student information to be sure your contact information current, especially your personal email. Send updates to

Thank you,
Office of the Registrar, Student Service Center

Link: checklist

Attachment: Graduation Application

Submitted by: Tammy Jursza Williams

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Food Pantry Hours

The Food Pantry has new hours for the semester!
Visit us on Wednesday from 3:30-6:00.
If you can't make it then email to make an appointment.
See you soon!


Submitted by: Kirstin VanRenselaar

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Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Talks: Nancy Blum

Division of Ceramic Art Presents: Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Talks on Zoom

Date: 4/8/2021
Time: 4:30pm

Register in Advance
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Link: Register Link

Attachment: Nancy Blum Talk

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Alfred University's 20th Undergraduate Research Forum

AU's Annual Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Thursday, April 29 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom.
Any undergraduate students who have engaged in research or scholarly activities are encouraged to present at this event.

Presentation style will be power-point. Students must submit abstracts of their work no later than Monday, April 26. This year, the abstracts must be submitted using the 2021 URF Abstract Submission Form. Please click on the attachment below to access the submission form.
The form must then be e-mailed to Please carefully read and follow the instructions for using the form.

If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Forum or submitting abstracts, please contact Michele Hluchy at or Shannon Yocum at

Attachment: 2021 URF Abstract Submission Form

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Alfred For Racial Justice LOUD PROTESTS are BACK!!

Alfred For Racial Justice is proud to announce that our weekly protests are back!!

Wednesday evenings from 5pm-6pm.

There are materials there to make your own signs as well as signs already made! Come out and show your support for Black Lives!!

Submitted by: Trinniti Gunn

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Job Opportunity-Research Administration Specialist

Please see the link below for more information on the open Research Administration Specialist position.

Link: Research Administration Specialist

Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Free Self-Care Packages

The Wellness Center will be outside of Harder Hall on Tuesday, April 13th from 2:00-4:30 PM (rain or shine) giving away FREE self-care packages to students.

Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

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NEW Residence Life WALK IN HOURS!!

We're open later for the remainder of the semester! Our phones will be covered from 8:30am-10:00am, and we will be open for calls and walk-ins from 10:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday.

Please remember we are currently located in the Kenyon-Allen room on the second floor of the Powell Campus Center. Come see us!!

Submitted by: Lacey Gosnell

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IEA Artist in Residence

Hank Linhart
NYSCA - Electronic Media & Film

Date: 4/12/2021
School of Art & Design, John Wood Studios - Harder Hall

Hank Linhart is a media artist currently based in the Northern Catskills.

He has made over 40 short videos which have been screened nationally and internationally : DAAD,Berlin; ICA, The Power Plant, London; Anthology Archives, Limelight, The AIR Gallery, The Kitchen, Donnell Library, NYC, Hallwalls, Uniondocs, Artist Space, NYC; The Pleasure Dome, Laforet Museum,Tokyo, Seattle Video Shorts, Minor Injury, Quiet Life, El Centro, Williamsburg BK and Microscope Gallery, Bushwick, BK

Link: AUConnect Event

Attachment: Impersonations & Liplift_Rebekkah Palov-2

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Arts Summer School

May 17 - June 4, 2021

ART 200
These three-week intensive introductory-level studio courses will count for elective credit for BFA majors. Courses may count as arts credits for NON-art majors. Any art major wishing to take for studio credit must request a special waiver from the Dean's office. Please note studio fees are in addition to tuition fees. Please contact instructor directly for syllabi.

May 17 - June 4, 2021

May 17 - June 4, 2021

May 17 - June 4, 2021

June 7 - June 25, 2021

June 7 - June 25, 2021

June 7 - June 25, 2021

May 17 - June 4, 2021

May 17 - June 4, 2021

May 17 - August 6, 2021

Link: Arts Summer School

Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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Guest Artist: William Gallagher

Performance Design and Technology will have Sound Technician William Gallagher as a guest speaker.
11:20 - 12:10 on Zoom

PD&T's Sound Design and Technology will have Sound Technician William Gallagher as a guest speaker. William Gallagher has worked in the AV industry for 14 years in both Florida and Las Vegas as a sound technician for venues with bands such as Limp Bizkit, Neon Trees, volbeat, Kendrick Lamar, feed me, and Third Eye Blind. He toured with Hellyeah, and was the Stage Tech for the Stratosphere Hotels MJ Live show, the Las Vegas Michael Jackson Tribute Show. He is also a sound technician with The Space, also in Las Vegas, and is a technical support specialist at Music Tribe.

Link: Zoom Link

Attachment: image of sound tech

Submitted by: Arts Events

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The Meaning of Soul

On Wednesday, April 7 via Zoom: In The Meaning of Soul, Emily J. Lordi proposes a new understanding of this famously elusive concept. In the 1960s, Lordi argues, soul came to signify a cultural belief in black resilience, which was enacted through musical practices. Through these soul techniques, artists such as Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Minnie Riperton performed virtuosic survivorship and thus helped to galvanize black communities in an era of peril and promise. Their soul legacies were later reanimated by such stars as Prince, Solange Knowles, and Flying Lotus. Dr. Lordi will be presenting on the meaning of soul, on the trajectory of soul music from the 60's to today and will be answering questions from attendees. This event is free and open to all members of the AU community.

Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Submitted by: Robert Reginio

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MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kimberly Willcox
Gallery talk via Zoom at 4:30 on Tuesday, April 12th

Buried/Encased/Embedded is an exhibition that engages in finding softness and understanding both in the self and in relationships that harbor resentment and resignation. Through the use of space, materiality, and body, I aim to transform these traumatic, hardened ways of thinking into journeys of empathy and mindfulness that end the cycles of hereditary trauma.

Link: AUConnect Event

Attachment: Event Poster

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Date: 4/10/21
During Robert C. Turner Gallery hours.
MFA Thesis exhibition featuring a body of work titled "Parasomatic" by EIA graduate Isabella Uliasz.

Link: AUConnect Event

Attachment: Event Poster

Submitted by: Arts Events

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HR Tip of the Month

Supervisors of student employees did you know that if you have students working in the summer you need to adjust wages to the current NYS Minimum Wage? Which is $12.50 an hour.

If the employee is a student who is enrolled in classes during the summer and working on campus, they will continue at the $10.00/hour rate.

If the employee is a student of the University, but not enrolled in classes during the summer, and working on campus they will be paid at the $11.80/hour rate.

Please, remember that an EPAF (Electronic Personnel Action Form) must be submitted for all summer workers. EPAFs can be submitted as soon as you know your department will need summer workers.

All summer jobs will fall between 5/16/21-8/22/21.

If you need training on the EPAF system, please contact Kayleigh Jones. All employees must be trained on how to use the EPAF system before they are given access.

Link: EPAF Instructions

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Updated Sick Leave Policy

Highlight of the changes:

-Students, Temps, and Adjuncts now accrue sick leave each payroll that they work, where previously they were not eligible

-Expanded permitted uses of sick leave

-All employees are eligible to use sick time once it is accrued in their banks, previously, new hires had to wait until their 91st day of employment to use sick leave

What didn't change:

-Sick leave accrual structures for existing employees, these all remain the same.

Please see the link to the policy for more details.

Link: Sick Leave Policy

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Re-Imagining the Monument' An exhibition of ideas and artifacts

April 9th, 2021. 8am - 5pm
Located in Special Collections at Scholes Library

A student exhibition examining and re-imagining the concept of 'monument' today. Work includes, drawings, plans, and maquettes cast in metal.
Exhibiting Artists include: Ty Heyden Bradley Howes Sam LaPell Grace Labatte Marysia Lelakowski-Josephson Wes Livezey Shae McClaughry Saoirse Powers With Special Guest Olivia Kim who will be exhibiting artifacts of the Frederick Douglass Statues from 1899 and 2018. As part of Sculpture Foundry 'From Miniature to Monumental' taught by Professor Coral Lambert and Art History course 'Monuments and Memory' taught by Professors 'Hope Childers and Jennifer Lyons.

Attachment: Reimagining Poster

Submitted by: Arts Events

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2021 Graduates Sign-up for the Tossing of the Caps Drone Footage

The tradition began at the US Naval Academy and dates back to 1912. The tossing of the caps tradition signifies both the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new chapter.

College of Business Dean Mark Lewis has offered to use his drone piloting credentials to do an overhead video of graduates tossing their caps in the air.

Graduating students may meet at 2:00pm on Friday, April 23 between the Powell Campus Center and Alumni Hall, near the King Alfred statue and the Fiat Lux sign with your caps. Students will be required to social distance and wear masks. Students will be asked to maintain space in this area and toss their caps into the air in a "wave" fashion so the drone can capture the video in a moving fashion. The video will be shown at the end of the Commencement ceremony.

Link: Tossing of the Caps Sign-up

Submitted by: MT Sick

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Guest Lecturers: La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski

Museums are Not Neutral
4/7/2021 from 3:30 - 5 pm on Zoom

La Tanya S. Autry and Mike Murawski, founders of Museums are Not Neutral, will speak about the history of museums, current controversies around curating and collecting, and ways of making museums into agents of social change. Museums Are Not Neutral is a global advocacy initiative founded to expose the myth of museum neutrality and demand equity-based transformation across institutions.

Link: Zoom Link

Attachment: Museums are Not Neutral

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Suzette Who Set to Sea

April 7th-10th in Miller 2

4:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00 - 5:00 pm Saturday

Tickets are FREE!
Sign up in Advance in 20 minute time slots

An immersive theatrical installation walk thru Miller and your imagination!

Is it an art installation? Is it a walking audio adventure? Is it even THEATRE?? Welcome to a theatrical installation with augmented reality, a walking tour through Miller and your imagination unlike any trip you may have been on before ... welcome, in short, to Suzette Who Set to Sea, by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer ... brought to you by a cast and crew of intrepid how-do-we-make-live-art-in-covid artpreneurs! First mate Conroy fights one-legged Pete because who wants to set to sea with a lady captain in charge of the ship? That's just weird. So that captain tells a story-of shipwrecks and sea monsters and saving cities. And if you tell a story long enough, listen hard enough, it becomes your story too. And then, everything can change. This is the story of Suzette, who set to sea. It is also the story of being brave enough to step into your own true self, and your own special powers. Featuring Student Performances by: Howard Lang, Aaliyah Lingard, Lashay Santana, Zulaikha Yusuff, Kirstin Van Renselaar, Milton Esliker, Jade Tulk, Charise Paschall. And Student Designs by: Ronan Adams, Marysia Josephson, Katie Maher, Daniela Marie. Stage Management by: Monica Nowik

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Latest Issue Out Now!

Hey AU!

The latest Fiat Lux issue is available to be read on our website!
In this issue we talked about pressing (inter)national news, local opinions, and showcasing student poetry!

We always encourage comments on our works and articles, as well as student submissions for later issues!
(We're also always open to new writers and editors for our team! Contact us at for any of the above!)

Link: Fiat Lux News Website

Submitted by: Fiat Lux Reporters

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Saxon Strong Fitness Group - Online Fitness Sessions

The Alfred University Health Fitness Management students will be hosting Zoom workout sessions for Alfred University faculty, staff, students, and Alfred community beginning this week!
These sessions will include a variety of different workouts such as: cardio, yoga, HIIT, and stretching. The sessions will consist of a warm up, cool down, various exercises, and nutrition facts. Workouts will accommodate for skill and experience levels, along with consideration to space available in your home. Zoom classes will take place every Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm and Sunday from 6:00-7:00pm from April 8th through April 25th.

If you have questions or would like to sign-up, please contact:,, or for further information.

Attachment: Saxon Strong Fitness Group Flyer

Submitted by: Eden Palmer

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Microsoft 365 Trainings Available from SUNY CPD

The SUNY Center for Professional Development is offering a series of trainings on Microsoft 365 applications. Training topics include: Microsoft Teams, One Drive, One Note, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Forms, and Creating Accessible Content.

All webinars are free but registration is required. Recordings will be available to attendees. On the Registration page, AU faculty and staff will click "SUNY Sign-in" and select "Alfred - Ceramics" from the campus list.

Link: SUNY CPD Training Schedule

Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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President for a Day

Do you have what it takes to be President for a day?

Apply on AUConnect or...

Send Your proposal to John Lewis at and include your Major, Hometown, Academic year, & why you want to be Alfred University's President For A Day.

Submissions are due April 9th, 2021.

Link: Pres for a Day

Attachment: Pres for a Day

Submitted by: John Lewis

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