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September 23, 2022

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Sculpture Unveiling / Coral Lambert

Friday, September 23 2022 at 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

You are invited to join in the unveiling of Fallen Sky by Professor Coral Lambert at 6pm during Family and Homecoming weekend.

Professor Lambert is the International Sculpture Center's 2022 Educator of the Year Award recipient. the large scale sculpture will serve as a reminder of her prestigious award for years to come.

"Fallen Sky" is being placed at the intersection of art and engineering on the Alfred University campus on Allen Way in front of Binns Merrill Hall.

The Outstanding Educator Award is given annually by the International Sculpture Center to honor inspiring, influential artists who have taught sculpture at institutions of higher learning for 15+ years and have sustained exemplary careers as professional artists.

Recipients are valued by students and colleagues as mentors for future generations, are recognized nationally and internationally for their significant artistic production and their significant contributions to the field.

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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The Hiring Process Training

This is the second training in a 9 part training series targeted at any AU employee who has supervisory roles in their department. This training can also be especially helpful for any staff who support the supervisors in their department.

This training will encompass: preparing the job description, filling out the recruitment requisition form, interview tips for success, filling out the personnel action form, filling out student/summer payroll authorization forms, and documentation from students that is necessary before they visit Human Resources.

Supervisors who may be new in their rolls or need a refresher are encouraged to come. This is also open to anyone in the department who helps fill out new hire paperwork.

This training will be held on October 4, 2022 from 11:15am-12:00pm and on October 19, 2022 from 11:15am-12:00pm both online.

https://alfredu.zoom.us/j...

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Light Matter Film Festival

Friday 11/4 - Sunday 11/6
5 - 10 on Friday and Saturday; 12 - 6 on Sunday

The second annual Light Matter Film Festival will take place from November 4-6, 2022. The festival will feature several short film programs, focused on contemporary experimental film and media art. The festival is co-curated by James Hansen and Eric Souther. More info to come.

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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OPEN CALL - Come Out... Come Out... Wherever You Are! - Exhibition by the Q

QuAC is seeking submissions from queer artists in the Alfred community for an exhibition honoring the anniversary of the first marches for queer parental rights on Washington DC. All are welcome to submit work(s) that focus on queer expression/feature queer artists.

Submissions are due at least one week prior to the exhibition opening - Due September 30
submit work here: https://forms.office.com/...

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Student Employment 22-23

If you are a student intending to work or a Supervisor looking to hire student employees. There is a website (linked below) that is for Supervisors/Students that details the requirements to work on campus.

Student employees- if you have never worked for AU before you may not begin working until all of your paperwork is complete this includes your I-9 (federal) requirement. Please see the website below for better detail of what is required to bring to your appointment with you.

Supervisors- it should be noted if you are hiring Non-Work Study students they should all be going through the Electronic Personnel Action (EPAF) system. If you need training/access to this system, please visit https://my.alfred.edu/hum... for instructions.

All Work Study jobs will remain on the Employment Authorization Cards issued by Financial Aid.

Link: Student Employment Webpage

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Magic the Gathering Club meeting

The Magic the Gathering Club will start holding its meetings this Saturday (9/3) at 7 o'clock in the Kenyon Allen room in Powell Campus Center. The meetings will happen every Saturday. All skill levels are welcome and decks will be provided to those who do not have one. The link is for the club discord where you can ask questions about the club.

Link: Discord invite

Submitted by: Yves Geyer

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Hold my Body, Hold my Breath

Opening reception: September 23rd, 6-8pm

The Robert C. Turner Gallery



Solo exhibition by Avery Smith, September 23rd-30th

Hiraeth: a vague and constant desire for something that never existed or has been lost; to feel a deep incompleteness and recognize it as familiar; the love that stays after something has been taken. Hold My Body, Hold My Breath is an exploration of childhood grief, loss, and the yearning for home through fiber-based media and poetry.

Link: AU Connect Event

Attachment: Hold My Body, Hold My Breath september 23rd-30th

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Dennis James, “Phantom of the Opera” Silent Film Concert

Just in time for Halloween: Internationally renowned theatre organist and silent film accompanist, Dennis James will appear in concert to perform in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. For over fifty years Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films screened with historically authentic, fully researched and stylistically preserved live music performances. The 1925 silent film "Phantom of the Opera" staring Lon Chaney will be performed for a frightfully entertaining evening. This is a free public event is sponsored by the Music Department with funds from the Herrick Gallman Performing Arts Fund.

https://m.facebook.com/pr...

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Open Office Hours with Provost Dobie

The Office of the Provost would like to announce drop-in office hours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Please feel free to come in to share thoughts or concerns, ask questions or give feedback to Provost Dobie. These open office hours will be in effect the following dates through the fall semester.

September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 8, 22
December 6

All faculty and staff are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.

Submitted by: Crystal Henshaw

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Job Opportunity-Network Systems Administrator

Please see the link below for more information on the open Network Systems Administrator position.

Link: Network Systems Administrator

Submitted by: Tamara Green

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12-string Guitarist, Neil Jacobs in Concert

World renowned guitarist, Neil Jacobs returns to the Alfred community with a 3-day residency and performance featuring his unique brand of World Music. Neil will lecture to the Cultural Competency in Music course on Wed. Sept. 28 at 3:20, and is and will present a Bergren Forum at 12:10 in Nevins Theater, Thursday, September 29th.

Neil's personal experiences performing in refugee camps in Bosnia and the Balkans following the Balkan War inspired him to study the treasured Sevdalinka music of Bosnia. He caught the attention of Bosniak writer Edib Kadic in Sarajevo who conducted an extensive interview, which led to a five page STAV Magazine article on Neil Jacobs published in Sarajevo in 2020. The article outlines Neil's diverse musical history and explains how he became fascinated by Sevdah music.

His residency will culminate in a solo performance on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater. This concert is free and open to the public.

Link: AU Connect Event

Attachment: Internationally recognized 12-string guitarist and composer, Neil Jacobs returns to Alfred University for an extraordinary evening of music on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm in Miller Theater.

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Wellness Center Hours & After-hours Support for Students

The Wellness Center is OPEN Monday-Friday 8:30a-4:30p, CLOSED daily for lunch 12p-1p

After-hours Crisis support for students:

-Text HOME to 7417419 24/7

-Dial 988 for the National Suicide Lifeline 24/7

-Dial 518-442-5777 for the Peer to Peer Hotline
Monday - Thursday: 1 p.m. to midnight
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 24 hours a day

*See attached poster and share!

Attachment: After-hours Supports

Submitted by: Allsun Ozyesil

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Glitch Dolls

"Glitch Dolls" is a multi-channel video installation piece exploring the intersection of digital fashion and glitch processing techniques. I was inspired to create this series from my love for collecting vintage Ken Dolls. I wanted to play with modeling the dolls and their clothing, taking textures I created using different glitch processes. To create the textiles, I used digital and analog glitch methods including: analog video feedback, datamoshing, sonification, and creative coding. The dolls and their clothing are meant to evoke fantasy and the potential of digital fashion.

Micah Alhadeff is a 3D and glitch artist who explores the anatomy and "DNA" of digital representations of the body using glitch processing techniques. He uses 3D programming combined with augmented reality and virtual reality as both the tool and subject of these investigations. Alhadeff has shown his work at Colorado State University and Front Range Community College, and he has presented his scholarly investigations about clothing and queerness at the Denver Art Museum. Micah exhibits and sells NFTs of his work on OBJKT.com, a cryptocurrency art marketplace on the Tezos blockchain. His collections have been featured in curated digital exhibitions of rare NFTs including "Can't Touch It!" Alhadeff is an MFA candidate at Alfred University in Electronic Integrated Arts. This show will be on display in the Snodgrass/TSI Gallery until September 24th.

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Upheaval Book Club with Victoria Walton

In our meeting, we will discuss select pages from the anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by activists Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Please be sure to email IDEA Lab for the PDF and to read them before we begin book club. Through this primary text, we will establish the origins of our own beliefs, as we unpack the processes of unlearning mindsets that feed systems of oppression. Each meeting we will read different passages of portions of literature that center on themes of intersectionality and radical leftist liberation movements.

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Fundraiser for Marilyn Hoyt

Trying to fundraise money for Marilyn Hoyt, worker of 22 years, with her cancer treatment, who is one of the kindest women alive. Please come and help raise money for her, there will be snacks!

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Call for Pride 5K Volunteers and Student Sponsors

Sunday, October 2nd at 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM

APPLICATION FOR SPONSORSHIP CLOSES 9/24

Call for volunteers at the PRIDE 5k. Call for organizations and faculty to sponsor student participants. Application for students that need sponsorship.
To volunteer:

https://forms.office.com/...

To sponsor a student: https://forms.office.com/...

Students that need a sponsor apply here: https://forms.office.com/...

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Pride 5K

Sunday, October 2 2022 at 8:45 AM EDT to 12:00 PM
Alfred, NY (on-campus)

The pride 5k was organized with the goal for runners to show up truly as, and for, themselves. This is a virtual race started by nonbinary runner Nikki Hitlz and will take place on October 2nd. It is the goal of QuAC, in collaboration with our community, to host a 5k route on campus.
The event will begin at 9:00 AM Sunday October 2nd. Sponsored students will retrieve their bibs and t-shirts at the welcome table at 8:45 am.
The 5k can be completed by walking, running, cycling, or whatever means of mobility is accessible.
The fee for entry is $35. All proceeds from this event will go to the Trevor Project. There will be an application to sponsor students to cover this cost if necessary.
There will be activity stations along the route including a temporary tattoo and sticker station, a water station, a photo booth, music, and prizes!
@quac_alfredu
@pride5k
https://runsignup.com/Rac...

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G

prints and other works on paper by Ana Alexander
Opening reception September 23rd 6-8pm
On display through September 30th

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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William Underhill: Casting a Legacy tour with Professor Coral Lambert

Coral Lambert, Professor of Sculpture at Alfred University, will give a tour of the William Underhill: Casting a Legacy exhibition at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. Following the tour, Coral will take questions.

Link: AUConnect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Choo Choo! All Aboard the Saxon Station! (Library Open house)

Alfred University Libraries will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Herrick Memorial Library to mark the completion of Saxon Station Study Center. Snacks provided.

Located on the ground floor of the library, Saxon Station offers three study rooms and an open study space with restaurant booth seating. The railroad-themed center features an Alfred University historic "Tracks of Time" timeline, a large 1856 map of Allegany County and a restored 1940s telephone booth. The area has become a popular spot for students seeking a place to study.

Submitted by: Haleigh Mikolajczyk

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Stull Observatory- Clearance Items for sale

The Stull Observatory is clearing out some old items. Most of these were stored for parts and have not been maintained or even dusted. Any mirrors on these are all very dirty, and some may even need to be recoated in order to use them.
These items are now for sale to any interested buyers.

Any questions please contact Dave Toot at tootgd@alfred.edu

Saturday, Sept. 24th
9:00am - 12:00pm
Stull Observatory parking lot

Attachment: Stull Observatory Clearance Items

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Are you Military Affiliated?

Alfred University Military Affairs is trying to gain information of everyone on campus who is Military Affiliated. We are doing this so we can include you in our future events, For example our upcoming Veterans day dinner. If this applies to you we will need your name, branch of military and your contact information. To relay your information you can make contact with Burlingame@alfred.edu or militaryaffairs@alfred.edu.

Submitted by: Military Affairs

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Colorblind? Drawing for a Free Pair of EnChroma Glasses

September is International Color Blindness Awareness Month

AU Libraries will host an interactive EnChroma themed display in both Herrick Memorial Library and Samuel R. Scholes Library.

Visitors can learn about colorblindness, the development of the color blindness corrective glasses, which were invented by Alfred University alumni Don McPherson, and try on one of the pairs from the libraries' circulating collection.

EnChroma has donated two pairs of EnChroma glasses to the Alfred University community give away in a free drawing.

To enter the drawing to win a pair of EnChroma glasses, visit the EnChroma display in Herrick or Scholes Library (or both!) on Friday September 23rd or Saturday, September 24th during library hours.

Everyone is invited to enter including students, staff, faculty, families and community members.

Hours available at: https://libraries.alfred....


Link: More Information about Color Blindness and the EnChroma Glasses Giveaway

Submitted by: Mechele Romanchock

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On Campus Flu Shot Clinic Information

The Alfred Pharmacy will be offering a walk-in Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 28th as well as on Wednesday, October 12th for all campus faculty, staff, and students. Clinics will be held in the Knight Club from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you are interested.

Submitted by: James Ward

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Foundations Presents: clAy to Zine

Foundations Presents clAy to Zine a pop up exhibition. Foundations students made zines as the culmination of material exploration and self reflection during their first project and first week of their collegiate career.

Please come check it out in Harder Hall 225!

Link: AU Connect Event

Submitted by: Arts Events

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