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Alfred Today

November 24, 2021

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Upcoming Changes to the Storage of AU Zoom Recordings

Information Technology Services is pleased to continue offering Zoom to the campus community. In order to ensure the quality and availability of this service, AU routinely deletes old recordings from our instance of Zoom. This is scheduled twice per year, in July and January. All recordings made prior to December 1, 2021 will be deleted on January 31, 2022. Users are encouraged to examine their recordings and download any items that need to be saved. This routine maintenance will allow us to continue to provide Zoom for virtual classes and meetings. Any questions on this matter can be directed to the ITS Helpdesk. Thank you for your cooperation.

Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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2FA for Virtual Private Users (FortiClient)

Alfred University continues to evolve our information security practices to meet the increasing threat environment posed by those who would steal our sensitive information and disrupt our educational mission. Most recently we have implemented two factor authentication (2FA) for off-campus email users. I want to thank our campus community for understanding that our diligent efforts contribute to a more secure information technology landscape.

We are now turning our attention to the use of the virtual private network (VPN). As of Wednesday, September 15th, all Alfred University VPN users will be required to authenticate through 2FA, just like they do for off-campus email access. These efforts will help further protect the confidentiality of our sensitive information, and the availability of information systems.

Before September 15th, all VPN users will need to install the new VPN software. Please see the link for directions on installing the new VPN client. If you require any assistance, please call the ITS Helpdesk 607-871-2222.

Link: How to Setup VPN

Submitted by: Gary Roberts

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Food Pantry Hours

The AU Pantry is open MONDAYS 3:30 to 6:00. Everyone is welcome to stop by and see what we have. If these hours don't work for you, or you have specific dietary needs, email KLV11@ALFRED.EDU to schedule a time to stop in. If you have ANY need reach out and we will do our best to help! See you at the AU Pantry in the Judson Leadership Center next to Openhym.

Link: More info on the AU Pantry

Submitted by: Kirstin VanRenselaar

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Signing of 2021-22 Alumni Loan Documents

All students who have accepted the Alumni loan award for the 2021-22 year must sign their documents in order to receive the loan. The Financial Aid Office has changed the way students will sign their documents from handwritten signatures to electronic signatures.

Within the next week you will receive a total of three emails from sign@vidsigner.net and one email from noreply@docuware.cloud. This is NOT a scam. You will need to click the ACCESS THE DOCUMENT box in the body of the email. To receive a verification code, you will need to enter your 10-digit telephone number when prompted, with +1 in front of your 10-digit telephone number. You will be prompted to enter your 10-digit telephone number and receive a verification code for each document that needs an E-signature.
Example: +1607XXXXXXX

Please note, all first-time borrowers will need to complete the Alumni Loan Info Sheet. You will complete this document in Bannerweb under the Financial Aid tab, Document Checklist for 2021-22. All first-time borrowers must complete this form along with the other documents mentioned above in order to receive the Alumni Loan.


Office of Student Financial Aid

Submitted by: Kim Morisseau

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Notice to CWS Employers for 2021-22

This is a reminder that the last day that Federal College Work Study (CWS) students can work for the Fall semester is the last day of exams, 12/10/2021. The first day that CWS students can work for the Spring Semester is the first day of classes, 01/18/2022.

If you have any questions regarding CWS please reach out the Office of Student Financial Aid 607-871-2159 or financialaid@alfred.edu

Submitted by: Brielle Studer

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Signing of 2021-22 Alumni Loan Documents

All students who have accepted the Alumni loan award for the 2021-22 year must sign their documents in order to receive the loan. The Financial Aid Office has changed the way students will sign their documents from handwritten signatures to electronic signatures.

Within the next week you will receive a total of three emails from sign@vidsigner.net and one email from noreply@docuware.cloud. This is NOT a scam. You will need to click the ACCESS THE DOCUMENT box in the body of the email. To receive a verification code, you will need to enter your 10-digit telephone number when prompted, with +1 in front of your 10-digit telephone number. You will be prompted to enter your 10-digit telephone number and receive a verification code for each document that needs an E-signature.
Example: +1607XXXXXXX

Please note, all first-time borrowers will need to complete the Alumni Loan Info Sheet. You will complete this document in Bannerweb on the Financial Aid tab, Document Checklist for 2021-22. All first-time borrowers must complete this form along with the other documents mentioned above in order to receive the Alumni Loan.

Submitted by: Kim Morisseau

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Robert C. Turner Gallery Exhibition Proposals Open

Propose an exhibition for Spring 2022
The Robert C. Turner Gallery is accepting exhibition proposals for Spring 2022. Please submit your proposals using our online form, which can be found by scanning the QR code on the poster, or by going to the link on the Instagram @auturnergallery. Applications are due by November 30th. https://linktr.ee/AU_Turn...

Link: application

Submitted by: Arts Events

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The Responsibility of Breath TSI Harland Snodgrass Gallery

Solo exhibition by Paul Catanese
TSI/ Harland Snodgrass Gallery
Harder Hall
on view through December 4
Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, performance, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artist books, code, net.art, and projections which have been exhibited internationally. This work has been shaped by the events of the past eighteen months; a period defined by breath. During this time, watching breath as data, trying to hold breath (physically, conceptually, emotionally), the legibility, musicality, and potency of breath has emerged as an organizing principle for this work, which is guided by a series of questions: When is our breath no longer an extension of the body? When is one no longer responsible for their breath? What is the half-life of that responsibility? Was our breath ever our own?

Link: VR Companion Piece

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Fall 2021 BFA Shows

BFA exhibitions will be held on campus in the Robert C. Turner Gallery with an in-person reception on Saturday, December 4 from 6-8pm. Family and visitors unable to join in person will be able to view the exhibitions through a series of streaming and video tours and an online catalog. Exhibition on view December 4 - 11

Link: Thesis Shows

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of November 2021. 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:
November 9 - John Caufield - Grounds/Landscaper
November 9 - Nicholas Hyland - Landscape Tech.
November 9 - Lori Rodriguez - Custodian

Celebrating 5 Years of Service:
November 7- David Gottfried - Deputy Director of Business Development
November 7 - Lindsey Burnham - Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Celebrating 10 Years of Service:
November 28 - Valerie Ewald - Procurement Associate

Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Time to file your 2022-23 FAFSA for the 2022-23 Academic Year

If you will be a student at AU for the 2022-23 academic year and you have not already filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) .. It's FAFSA filing time!

The 2023-23 FAFSA became available on October 1, 2021.

You'll need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to sign the 2022-23 FAFSA. Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas... to create an FSA ID (if you do not already have one) or if you have forgotten your Username or Password

Proceed to https://studentaid.gov/h/... to get started with the FAFSA filing.

For 2022-23, you will be using 2020 income information. No need to wait until 2021 tax return is filed!

It is strongly recommended that you use the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to upload the 2020 income directly from the IRS to more quickly complete the form.

The Alfred University FAFSA school code is 002668.

Upon completion of the FAFSA, you will be directed to "Start your state application" if your home state requires it. For NY State residents, this form is called a TAP Application and is required for TAP and other NY State aid.

For New York State Residents only: Be sure the proper Alfred University TAP school code is listed for both the fall and spring semesters.

Alfred's Code is 0020 for programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, College of Professional Studies, and Mechanical, Renewable Energy, and Undecided Engineering.

Use code 0960 for all other Engineering Programs and the School of Art and Design.

For more general information about financial aid at Alfred University, please visit our web page https://www.alfred.edu/ad... .
Our telephone number is 607-871-2159 and our email address is financialaid@alfred.edu.

Link: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Submitted by: Kim Morisseau

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Casting Call! AU Holiday Video 2021

Decorating your desk/office space for the holiday? Having a Secret Santa exchange? Dressing in themed attire for a holiday social or potluck? Showing "It's A Wonderful Life," "Jingle All The Way" or "Elf" in class?!

Consider sharing the moment with us!

The Marketing & Communication Office seeks opportunities to capture holiday-themed b-roll footage for this year's Holiday Video! All staff/faculty are encouraged to participate!

Email us at mcdowellj@alfred.edu with details of your activities so we can make the arrangements to stop in and grab some video!

Submitted by: Jeff McDowell

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Casting Call! AU Holiday Video 2021

Decorating your dorm room, suite or apartment for the holiday? Having a Secret Santa exchange with your friends? Dressing in themed attire for a holiday social or potluck with your club? Having friends over to watch "It's A Wonderful Life," "Jingle All The Way" or "Elf"?!

Consider sharing the moment with us!

The Marketing & Communication Office seeks opportunities to capture holiday-themed b-roll footage for this year's Holiday Video! All students/clubs/orgs are encouraged to participate!

Email us at mcdowellj@alfred.edu with details of your activities so we can make the arrangements to stop in and grab some video!

Submitted by: Jeff McDowell

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E-Procurement at Alfred University!

We are excited to share that Alfred University has begun the process of implementing a new E-Procurement Platform. The Unimarket project is expected to go live on March 2, 2022 for a small pilot group, with the balance of the campus expected to be on-boarded by the conclusion of the Spring Semester.

What are some of the goals of this eProcurement implementation?
* Improve sourcing strategies
* Eliminate manual paper processes
* Expedite the purchasing process using supplier catalogs
* Develop an automated contract management system
* Implement an electronic invoicing platform
* Increase data collection and reporting ability
* Enable monitoring and reporting on increased efficiencies
* Strengthen governance and compliance
* Improve auditability and visibility

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Procurement Team (x2698, or procurement@alfred.edu).

Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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AU Bookstore- All Manga & Graphic Novels Buy 2, Get 3rd FREE

All Manga and Graphic Novels are Buy 2, Get the 3rd for FREE, at the AU Bookstore. Sale is 11/21-12/4/21.
Remember, all new release titles are 20% OFF. We have enlarged the size of our tradebook titles, come check them out the bigger selection at the AU Bookstore! You can shop tradebooks on our (NEW)website too!

Link: http://alfred.bncollege.com

Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Mailroom closing at noon on Wednesday, 11/24/21

The Powell Campus Center Mailroom will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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Robert “Bob” Baker, MSEd ’64, former coach, passes away

Robert L. "Bob" Baker, who served as the first men's soccer coach at Alfred University and also served as the Saxons' men's basketball and tennis coach, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 86.

Bob was appointed the Saxons' men's basketball coach in 1962 and served in that role for 16 years, until 1978. He was head men's tennis coach for 15 seasons, from 1963-77. In 1965, Bob was appointed the first men's soccer coach at Alfred University and remained in that role for four seasons (1965-68).

Bob earned a master's degree in education from Alfred University in 1964.

A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at Alfred-Almond Bible Church at a date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Link: Full Obituary

Submitted by: Mark Whitehouse

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