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Alfred Today

January 14, 2022

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COVID-19 Update


Official News/General Announcements



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COVID Testing for Students

Students who need testing prior to the start of classes are invited to visit the McNamara Room (1st floor Powell Campus Center):

- Thursday 1/13 & Friday 1/14 from 9am until 2:30pm
- Sunday 1/15 from 10am until 5pm
- Monday 1/16 through Friday 1/21 from 9am until 2pm

Please contact Kendra Lanphier (lanphier@alfred.edu) for more information or simply stop by for testing.

Submitted by: Jeff McDowell

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Distribution of COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits and kn95 Mask

The Alfred Box of Books Library is distributing rapid home COVID-19 test kits and kn95 masks while supplies last. These supplies were provided by the Allegany County Department of Health to help slow the spread of COVID-19. They have asked that we limit distribution to 1 test kit per family (2 kits for larger families) and 1 mask per household member. The library is open Monday/Wednesday 10:00am-5:30pm; Tuesday/Friday 12:00pm-5:30pm and Sunday 12:00-4:00pm. Please feel free to call the library at 607-587-9290.

Submitted by: Mechele Romanchock

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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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Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) Professionals Gathering

The Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, The IDEA Lab for Social Justice and Cultural Diversity, and the Institute for Cultural Unity would like to invite all Black/Indigenous/People of Color Professionals at Alfred University to an informal get together on MLK day (Monday, January 17th 2022) in the Knight Club from 3:00-5:00pm.

The purpose for the informal get together is to help form and develop community, network, and to celebrate ourselves and uplift one another.

Light Refreshments will be available. If interested in attending please consider (not required) RSVPing with Brian Saltsman (saltsman@alfred.edu).

Happy New Year and Blessings to all...

BIPOC Professionals Organizing Group

Submitted by: Institute for Cultural Unity

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HR Tip of the Month

Did you know that you can receive your W2 (the form that reports an employee's annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from their paycheck) electronically in BannerWeb?

W2's will be available on Bannerweb in late January, once available a notice will go out to employees.

All W2's that are mailed will be mailed by 1/31/22.

Advantages of receiving Form W-2 electronically:
-Your W-2 will be available sooner than a printed copy
-You can reprint a copy of your W-2 anytime during the year
-No possibility that a Form W-2 might be lost, stolen, delayed or misplaced by the U.S. mail service or by the employee
-Multiple levels of security protects all information within the BannerWeb system
-Access can be obtained anytime via the internet-anywhere in the world

If you do not choose to receive your W-2 electronically, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address (current students receive their W-2 in their campus box). Faculty and staff, please ensure the Office of Human Resources has your up-to-date mailing address.

Link: Please see the web page on how to sign up for electronic consent

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Open Call for Works on Paper

This community project invites anyone who would like to participate to submit an 11" x 14" drawing on the theme of Reconnection. The drawings will be displayed with a sister exhibition titled I5olation: A Portfolio of 50 Drawings by 50 Female Sculptors During COVID. The Drawing Community project is an opportunity to collectively express ideas about reconnecting while coping with the ongoing pandemic. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information contact Sharon McConnell: mcconnells@alfred.edu
Drop your 11" x 14" drawing at the Cohen gallery January 18-20, 11am and 4pm

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

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Survey IDEA Lab Finding the best time

Please submit your availability for participating in the IDEA Lab 2022 winter. We will do our best to suit your schedule!

DEA lab: for Social Justice & Cultural Diversity
* A space for/with People of Color, sexually marginalized communities and everyone who is interested in diversity and inclusive teaching/learning environment.

If you'd like to take a lead for one workshop for the Spring 22, please let us know what topic you'd like to talk. Students who take the lead for a workshop will be compensated with $100 amount of art materials.

Run by Adero Willard, Emily Woo, Felicity Machado, and Rey Jeong

Link: Survey Link

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 January 2022. 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:
Jan 20- Callie Baker- Secretary- Lea Powell Institute
Jan 28- Thomas Boyle- LPN- The Wellness Center

Celebrating 10 Years of Service:
Jan 9- Tom George- Manager of Network Services- ITS

Celebrating 15 Years of Service:
Jan 8- James Eveland- Plumber- Maintenance
Jan 29- Kim Ward- Custodian Auxiliary Leader- Maintenance

Celebrating 30 Years of Service:
Jan 6- Laurie Lounsberry Meehan- Librarian/University Archivist- Herrick Memorial Library

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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