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Alfred Today

June 23, 2022

In This Issue

Official News/General Announcements


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Your increased information security vigilance is essential

Due to the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia forces, organizations everywhere are amplifying cybersecurity defenses.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to be on increased alert for potential cyberattacks.

What is Alfred University doing?
In response, Alfred University Information Technology Services has heightened its cybersecurity awareness. As recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Alfred University has already implemented 2-factor authentication (2FA) and ITS also scans our entire network for known software and system vulnerabilities.

What can I do?
Practicing good cybersecurity is especially important right now. We encourage you to be on heightened alert for phishing emails, unexpected text messages and unusual phone calls.

Phishing and other forms of social engineering attempts to steal personal information by tricking you into clicking a link or giving up your password or other protected information.

While Alfred University has protective measures in place to reduce phishing emails, some of those emails do get through to your inbox. Please be vigilant and lookout for suspicious links and spoofed websites.

Submitted by: Gary Roberts

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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 May 14, 2022 will be deleted on July 1, 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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Start Your Engine: Incoming Student Exhibition 2022

June 9 - September 2, 2022
Robert C. Turner Gallery

The Start Your Engine Exhibition features work from the incoming class of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division students. This includes all first years, transfers (domestic and international) for the 2022-2023 school year. Start Your Engine showcases students from around the world and celebrates the talent and creativity of our new Arts students. The exhibition is made possible by the support of the Office of Enrollment Management and the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division. This annual exhibition is curated by current student interns; this year our student curators are: Lukas Perry (BFA 2023) and Xavi LeFevre (BFA 2025). The exhibition will be open throughout the summer starting June 9th and end with a closing reception on September 2nd.

Gallery Hours:

(June 9 - June 12) Tuesday - Sunday 11AM - 2PM

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Link: AUConnect event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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The Bob and Bobble Show at Cohen Gallery

Featuring work by Judy Livingstone and Jesse "So Handsome" Plass
This whimsical show featuring YessireeBob: a photo-graphic collection of Bob signs by Judy Livingston and bobble head sculptures by Jesse "So Handsome" Plass, is the perfect show to keep your summer bobbing along.

On view June 1 - August 5, 2022

Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday 11am-2pm

Link: Cohen Gallery

Submitted by: Arts Events

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USPS Postage Increase starting 7/10/2022

On July 10th, 2022 the USPS will be increasing Postage prices. Below are some of the new Postage rates that will go into effect.

First class stamps from .58 to .60
Metered First class letter from .53 to .57
Second ounce up .04
International First class letter from 1.30 to 1.40
Certified Mail from 3.75 to 4.00
Return Receipt from 3.05 to 3.25

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Ashley Carl

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Job Opportunity-Assistant/Associate Director of Arts Enrollment

Please see the link below for more information on the open Assistant/Associate Director of Arts Enrollment position.

Link: Assistant/Associate Director of Arts Enrollment

Submitted by: Tamara Green

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Year End Important Dates

The University Fiscal Year End is June 30th, please take note of the following important dates!

*Accounts Payable*
-June 30th - Last day to receive merchandise/services for fiscal year 21-22.
-July 13th - Last day to receive invoices relating to products received/services performed prior to July 1.

-July 11th - Last day to submit travel expense forms for any travel prior to July 1.

*One Cards*
-July 10th - Last day to upload receipts and send statements to Jason Warner.

*General Business Office*
-July 15th - Last day to submit all transactions to the business office such as: corrections, transfers, budget adjustments, year-end accruals, etc.

Submitted by: Amanda Azzi

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Fitness Center & Joyce Walton Center Closed Saturday 6/25

The Joyce Walton Center and Gibbs Fitness center will be closed on Saturday, 6/25. Summer hours will resume on Monday, 6/27

Submitted by: Tony Aquilina

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Open Meeting for Campus Program/Event Planning

Open Meeting for Campus Program/Event Planning for 2022-2023

This meeting will take place in Herrick Library in the BookEnd Lounge Thursday, June 23rd at 1 pm.

Anyone involved in planning campus events or programs for students is welcome to attend!

The purpose of this meeting is to gather folks involved in campus events together to share confirmed or tentative program/event plans and ideas for the coming academic year, brainstorm with others, and hopefully spark collaborations!

If you cannot make this meeting but you are interested in hearing about the ideas that come out of the meeting, or if you would be interested in meeting again in the future, please email romanchockm@alfred.edu.

Submitted by: Mechele Romanchock

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Scholes Open Tuesday Nights Through July

In support of summer classes, workshops, and activities happening on campus, Scholes Library will be open Tuesday nights until 9 pm through the month of July.

The Late nights, with hours extended from 8 am- 9 pm are:

Tuesday, June 28th
Tuesday, July 5th
Tuesday, July 12th
Tuesday, July 19th
Tuesday, July 26th

For all other days, summer hours are:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Herrick Memorial Library and Samuel R. Scholes Library are open throughout the summer and are ready to support your research needs as well as summer recreational reading.

Examples include:

-Appointments with Librarians for research support via Zoom, chat, email, phone or in-person.

-Research in Archives and Special Collections, by appointment.

-Librarian classroom instruction during summer courses (Zoom or in-person).

-Interlibrary Loan

-Library spaces for studying, meetings, class visits or events. See our calendar at https://alfred.libcal.com... to make a reservation.

-24-hour study rooms for AU Students or employees in both Herrick and Scholes Libraries. Please show your AU ID at the front desk of Herrick or Scholes to receive an access code.

-One-on-one or group tours of library spaces and resources. Please email libraries@alfred.edu to schedule a tour or orientation.

-Library materials and resources including online databases, print materials, DVDs, and streaming media via Kanopy. Email libraries@alfred.edu with questions

Submitted by: Mechele Romanchock

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