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November 20, 2023

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Friendly reminder regarding personal packages

Our campus mailrooms have reported receiving several personal packages for staff and faculty members. Please remember that having personal packages shipped to the University is not permitted as this creates congestion and extra work for our mail staff. The mailrooms should be used for business purposes only. Thank you for your cooperation.

Submitted by: Valerie Ewald

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Canvas Tip of the Week - Allow Multiple Submission Types

ITS is pleased to highlight Canvas tools and features that can help faculty and students achieve their goals. This week's tip is:

Allow Multiple Submission Types for Online Assignments

When creating an online Assignment in Canvas, you have the ability to allow multiple submission types. These types include: file upload, text entry, and media recording (audio/ video). Providing options can allow students to choose how to participate based on personal strengths and preferences. It can also accommodate variety in technology and equity (internet quality/ device access). Instructions are included in the guide below:


Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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Off-Campus Work Study Position- Alfred-Almond Central School

Did you know that you can work as a work-study student at local off-campus community service employers?

The Alfred Almond Central School is looking to hire Federal Work Study eligible students as teacher's aides (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and after school tutors (3:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Students will need their own transportation.

Please reach out to studer@alfred.edu with any questions that you may have regarding this work-study opportunity.

Submitted by: Brielle Gavin

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Performing Arts Courses and Private Lessons Spring 2024

Performing Arts Courses are available to all students regardless of major!

Register for Private Lessons in Piano, Voice, Brass, Flute, Woodwinds & Sax, Violin/Viola, Cello/Bass, Trap Set, Mandolin, Guitar (Acoustic/ Electric), Ukulele, Electric Bass

Join an Ensemble!
MUSC 200 - Popular Music
MUSC 271 - University Chorus
MUSC 274 - Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 275 - University Symphony Orchestra
MUSC 279-01 - Chamber Music for Strings/Piano
MUSC 279-02 - Guzheng Ensemble

Or register for courses in Dance, Music, Performance Design & Technology, or Theatre

DANC 120 - Fundamentals of Dance
DANC 322 - Modern Dance II
DANC 224 - Contact Improvisation
DANC 226 - Hip Hop Dance
DANC 270 - AU Dance Theater
DANC 330 - Improvisation/Composition II

MUSC 131 - Class Piano II
MUSC 132 - Beginning Voice Class I
MUSC 133 - Music of the Guzheng
MUSC 135 - Class Guitar I
MUSC 200 - Songwriting & Composition
MUSC 200 - Musical Infrastructures
MUSC 211 - World Music
MUSC 220 - Music Theory II
MUSC 226 - Western Music History II

PDAT 220 - Design Fundamentals
for Stage, Dance & Film
PDAT 224 - Lighting & Multimedia Technology
PDAT 224L - Lab Lighting & Multimedia Technology
PDAT 225 - Woodworking Tech. for the Stage
PDAT 225L - Lab: Woodworking Tech. for the Stage
PDAT 229 - Transforming fabric
PDAT 229L - Lab: Transforming Fabric
PDAT 270/370 - Play Production
PDAT 278 - Costume Des. For Dance: Practicum
PDAT 320 - Scene Design

THEA 110 - Intro to Theatre
THEA 145 - Improvisation: Just Say Yes!
THEA 205 - Playwriting
THEA 230 - Stage Management Fundamentals
THEA 270/370 - Play Production
THEA 340 - Acting II
THEA 431 - Directing II

Submitted by: Arts Events

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Thanksgiving Holiday

Please note that we are observing the Thanksgiving Holiday on 11/23 & 11/24.

How to enter Holiday time on timesheets:

Under the Holiday slot on your timesheet, enter the required hours per day you have to work. You will either be entering 7, 7.5, or 8 hours depending on your job classification and accrued leave time.

If you are a temporary employee (whether you are PT or FT) with the University (this excludes student workers and interns) you need to code 4 hours of Holiday time on your timesheet for each day that you would normally work.

For hourly employees who will be required to work over the holiday break you will enter the hours you worked along with entering your holiday time (you will have a total of 2 entries for the days you work over the break). Only essential staff, with prior approval by their Supervisor, will have coded work hours over the break.

Any questions, please reach out to payroll@alfred.edu

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Business Office, Travel, & Accounts Payable Reminders

Friendly reminder to please route your business related items accordingly:

Accounts Payable Invoices - Only send to AP@alfred.edu
*Please do not send these to an individual, cc a business office individual, or send them to the business office general account - this delays processing.
*Any invoice that is related to a PO must have the EP# in the subject line.

Travel - Send to Bethany Adams, directly

Journal Entries/Error Corrections/Budget Adjustment Forms - Only send to businessofc@alfred.edu
*Please do not send these to an individual or copy an individual - this delays processing.

Feeds - Send to Jason Warner, directly

Submitted by: Amanda Azzi

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Admissions Counselor

Job Opportunity-Please see the link below for the open position.

Link: https://alfreduniversity.applytojob.com/apply/oGO87V610n/Admissions-Counselor

Submitted by: Christine Harris

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Last Day to Work – Fall Semester

PLEASE NOTE: The last day to work under College Work-Study (CWS) for the Fall 2023 semester is Friday, December 15th.

If you have any questions please use the link provided below for the Student Employment Webpage, or reach out to Brielle Gavin at studer@alfred.edu or 607-871-2159


Link: http://

Submitted by: Brielle Gavin

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Provost Office Final Drop-in Hours for Fall 23

The Office of the Provost will be holding the final open office hours for the fall semester from 9:30 am - 11:00 am on Tuesday November 21st.

Please feel free to come in to share thoughts or concerns, ask questions or give feedback to Provost Dobie. All faculty and staff are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.

Submitted by: Crystal Henshaw

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Art Makers Apprenticeship Program Open Call

Application Deadline Dec 1st 2023
Art Makers Apprentice Program between Alfred's National Casting Center Foundry + Urban Art Projects Polich Tallix
The Art Makers Apprentice Program is a unique collaboration to empower, inspire and celebrate the next generation of art makers between UAP | Urban Art Projects (Sculpture Foundry near Newburgh, NY) and Alfred University's National Casting Center Foundry, School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics. During the apprenticeship students will gain hands-on experience of working on a variety of public art projects and foundry practices at UAP's extraordinary art making facility located in the Hudson River Valley, NY. The Art Makers Apprentice will experience and be a part of real-world interactions between artists, designers and makers related to the large-scale production of art and metal casting.

Urban Art Projects website: https://www.uapcompany.co...

Eligibility: Graduate and Undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Art and Design. Number of students: 2-3 students Length: 6-8 weeks during the summer (June 1st, 2024 - July 13th, 2024)

Housing: Students will be required to supplement the cost of housing. Assistance finding suitable and affordable housing will be provided by UAP.

Travel: Students will be required to cover travel.

Funding: The apprentice is paid at a starting rate of $15 per hours 30 - 40 hrs a week. Students may apply for funding regarding housing and travel (Apex + Bernstein) but it is not guaranteed.

One Page letter of interest expresses why and how this opportunity will be of benefit to you and share what area of the field you are most interested in.

· 10 images of Art Work each labelled with LastName_1, LastName_2 · Art Work List: number, title, media, date (1,title,bronze,2022)

Contact lambertc@alfred.edu for any questions!

Link: More Information and Apply

Submitted by: Arts Events

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First Generation College Student Fundraiser

The AU Women's Basketball Team is still accepting donations to help support First Generation College Students.

We have plans to present a check to the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES in December to help support a local First Gen Student pursue their dreams this upcoming fall. You can donate via Venmo @Moskowitz21 or email moskowitz@alfred.edu and I can come pick up cash or check.

Attachment: Flyer

Submitted by: Michael Moskowitz

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Apply to be an RA!

From NOW until February 9, 2024, you can apply to be a Resident Assistant for the 2024-2025 school year!

The perks of being an RA include having a room to yourself, compensation equal to a double room rate, and so much more!

If you are someone who wants to grow their leadership skills and be a part of a team, apply to be an RA!

If you have any questions please email seifert@alfred.edu.

Link: Use THIS LINK to apply!

Submitted by: Jamie Seifert

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Women’s and Gender Studies Roundtable

Join Women's and Gender Studies for a Roundtable Panel Discussion led by Allsun Ozyesil and staff from AU's Wellness Center. The topic: "Student Reproductive Healthcare: Your AU Resources".

Come to The BookEnd Lounge in Herrick Library on Friday, December 1, from 12:20 - 1:10 pm. Light refreshments provided.

Attachment: Women's and Gender Studies Roundtable Dec. 1st

Submitted by: Janet McClain

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Trans Day of Remembrance Monday, November 20, 2023

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Hate crimes against LGBTQ people increased since last year according to new FBI data. Bias crimes motivated by sexual orientation and gender identity were up in 2022 over last year, representing one fifth of total hate crimes tracked by the FBI.

"This data reflects the sad reality our communities have known this past year, that we are facing increased harm and violence, and our safety is at risk," says AVP Executive Director Beverly Tillery. "This is sadly only a snapshot of the real problem, as we know many threats and hate incidents against our communities go unreported or are not considered crimes and are untracked in this data."

This Transgender Awareness Month, AVP is uplifting the release of 'Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story," a new iHeart podcast about the life and untimely death of Afro-Latine trans woman, Layleen Polanco. In 2019, Layleen died while being held at the notorious Rikers Island in solitary confinement, despite known mental and physical health issues.

Link: https://pod.link/1715577597

Attachment: Trans Day of Remembrance Monday November 20, 2023

Submitted by: Angie Taylor

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November 20 - December 2, 2023 Next Week in the Arts

November 20 - December 2, 2023 This Week in the Arts

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of November 20 - December 2, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.

November 30 and December 1, 6pm CD Smith Theatre Informal Dance Showing Come see what Alfred University students have been working on in the AU Dance Program this semester! Over two nights, the End of Semester showing is an informal performance of the learning and growth in Alfred University's dance program. Each night will have a different line up of works that include student performances from Anthony, Law & Wahl's dance courses.

December 1, 7:30pm Miller Theatre Pop Music Ensemble The Alfred University Performing Arts Division and Music Department presents the AU Pop Ensemble featuring AU student musicians and studio engineers, on stage in the Miller theater, playing a combination of original compositions as well as interpretations of popular music as selected by the students.

December 2, 2023 7:30pm Miller Theatre Choral Concert

Link: This Week in the Arts November 20 - December 2, 2023

Submitted by: Arts Events

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New Vendor Catalogs for Saxon Shop Need Testing!

We currently have two new vendor punch-out catalogs for the Saxon Shop that need test orders before we can make them available to the entire campus.

If you have a product need that could be filled by either Adorama or School Specialty, please contact Procurement at x2698 or procurement@alfred.edu so we can give you access to the catalogs.

We would then work with you to monitor your order from start to finish to be sure the punch-outs are working properly. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Submitted by: Valerie Ewald

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Holiday Gifts at Cohen

Cohen Gallery and the Shop

Consider purchasing holiday gifts at the Cohen Gallery located at 55 N. Main in Alfred. Fine art and craft for sale by faculty, staff, and alumni including works in pottery, paintings, ceramic sculpture, drawings, prints, earrings and more.

Open through December 10 on weekdays 12-4 p.m. and weekends 1-3 p.m.

Link: Cohen Gallery

Submitted by: Arts Events

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