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Alfred Today

April 3, 2024

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Alfred University Service Awards Nominations Request

The Employee Recognition Committee would like you to know that the nomination form is open to nominate your co-workers for the three established service awards. Nominations will be received through 4/12/24.

Three Awards (to read more about these click the link below):
-Bob Condrate Lifelong Learner Award
-Saxon Service Award
-Cathy Johnson Service Award

These awards will be presented at the 7th Annual Employee Recognition Event held in May 2024.

Link: Nomination Page

Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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UDL Tip of the Week: Review & Edit Captions in Panopto

AU's Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Task Force is pleased to share weekly tips to help faculty and staff provide an inclusive learning environment for all students, regardless of differences that may impact learning. This week's tip is:

Review & Edit Captions in Panopto

If you create videos using Panopto, captions are generated automatically. However, the accuracy may vary. You have the ability to edit captions in the Panopto Editor using the instructions below.

Link: How to Edit Captions

Submitted by: Meghanne Freivald

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Samuel R. Scholes Award Lecture

The Inamori School of Engineering will host the annual Samuel R. Scholes Award Lecture on April 4, 2024 Dr. John C. Mauro will give a lecture entitled "There and Back Again: A Journey in Glass" in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall at 11:20am.

John C. Mauro, Ph.D.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

"Glass is a lifelong passion for me, starting from my childhood in the Alfred-Almond area. In this presentation, I reflect on my personal journey in glass, from attending Scholes Lectures as a student at Alfred University through my return to Alfred today. I share my thoughts about how my education at Alfred University prepared me for success as both an industrial research scientist at Corning Incorporated and later in academia as a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State. I review several advances in glass physics and chemistry made during this time, including the development of new methods for designing and understanding industrial glass systems. I conclude with some thoughts about the pursuit of industrial vs. academic careers." -John c. Mauro

Dr. John C. Mauro is Dorothy Pate Enright Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Education in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. John earned a B.S. in Glass Engineering Science (2001), B.A. in Computer Science (2001), and Ph.D. in Glass Science (2006), all from Alfred University. He joined Corning Incorporated in 1999 and served in multiple roles there, including Senior Research Manager of the Glass Research department, where he led a group of 15 scientists and technicians in the development of new glass and glass-ceramic products. John joined the faculty at Penn State in 2017 and is a world-recognized expert in fundamental and applied glass science, statistical mechanics, computational and condensed matter physics, thermodynamics, and the topology of disordered networks.

Link: AUConnect Event

Attachment: Mauro Poster

Attachment: Scholes Poster

Submitted by: College of Ceramics

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Notice to CWS Employers for 2024-25

If you are planning on hiring CWS students for the 2024-25 academic year, you will need to complete a Federal College Work-Study Position Request/Job Description. Click on the link below to access the form and instructions. The completed forms are due by Friday, August 02, 2024.

Contact Elena Wallace (x2159) at the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have any questions regarding this request.

Attachment: Job Description Instructions 2425

Attachment: Postion Request form 2425

Submitted by: Brielle Gavin

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The Summer Term schedule is now available!

Summer Term is a perfect time for you to catch up or get ahead. Summer Term offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. Two six-week sessions, special short-term courses of 3 or 4 weeks. Many Summer Term courses are online so you can still enjoy the time at home with family and friends. Don't wait, register now. The Summer Term schedule is available now on Banner.

Should you have any questions please reach out to registrar@alfred.edu

Submitted by: Alex Holbrook

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Undergraduate Research Forum-Abstract/Artist Statement Form

We are celebrating the 23rd year of the Undergraduate Research Forum this year. The Forum welcomes poster presentations from undergraduate students engaged in research across all academic areas, creative works and artistic pursuits!

You are required to submit an abstract that consists of a presentation title and a brief synopsis statement of the project. Students in the arts may choose to submit an artist statement in lieu of an abstract.

The length of the abstract submission will be between 100 to 250 words and will be printed in the Undergraduate Research Forum program booklet.

Please use the new form below to submit your abstract/artist statement. If you have any questions on where to start, what are the guideline for writing it and are there example to help, please refer to the URF Abstract Guidelines and Examples handout below.

The deadline for submissions is April 9th at 5:00pm. No exceptions!

Please contact Shannon Yocum at yocum@alfred.edu with any questions or concerns about the URF.

Link: Abstract/Artist Statement Submission Form

Attachment: URF Abstract Guidelines and Examples

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Customized Alfred University Corn Hole Bags

We are current AU Business students selling customized Alfred University Corn Hole Bags. For one of our classes, we were challenged to create our own product, gather a marketing plan, action plan, pricing workout and sell our product.

Corn Hole is a fun game many people enjoy during the warm months. All of us can relate that this game is one we repeatedly play at family gatherings, graduation parties, and even at Foster Lake. Each set is equipped with eight bags, four purple and four yellow with our own customized Alfred University logo.

For one set of our customized bags it's $35.00. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Please consider supporting students in the College of Business and be sure to elevate your corn hole game in style today!

Link: https://tinyurl.com/2hxa2bwp

Attachment: The poster contains all the details for placing your order!

Submitted by: Natalee Collins, Harper Smith, and Riley Ciamarra

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Registration is Open for 2024 HDD Wellness 5K Run/Walk!

The AU Wellness Center will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Hot Dog Day, April 20th, with check-in at 8 a.m. at the Village Bandstand and the Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m.

The cost is $10 for K-12 Students, AU Students, and A-State Students. Community members pay $20.

Please take note of the virtual race option where you commit to complete the distance of the race on your own schedule and in a location of your choosing while paying the same registration cost- this is an excellent way to support our event if you are unable to make it in person.

Proceeds will benefit AutismUp, an organization serving individuals and their families in the WNY region with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

To register, please see the attached link and advertisement.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Center at (607)871-2400 or email James Ward at wardjv@alfred.edu . Thank you!

Link: 2024 Hot Dog Day Wellness 5K Run/Walk Registration Website

Attachment: 2024 Hot Dog Day Wellness 5K Run/Walk Advertisement

Submitted by: James Ward

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Effective Handwashing and Hygiene Habits to Prevent Communicable Disease

The AU Wellness Center has seen a rise in communicable diseases this academic year, now including Norovirus. Please reference the mass email sent from Student Experience on March 18th, 2024 with information on Norovirus and its prevention. The link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page on Norovirus is also attached to this posting.

Effective handwashing and personal hygienic techniques are essential to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Please reference the attached graphic card from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on how to effectively wash your hands. Individuals should also maintain proper personal hygiene as well as keep their living and work environments clean. Whether it be properly cleaning produce you are consuming or disinfecting surfaces in your work and living environments with a disinfectant product (i.e. "Lysol" Spray), effective hygiene habits can help to keep yourself and those around you from getting sick.

Link: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Page on Norovirus

Attachment: NYSDOH Guide to Slow the Spread of Germs

Submitted by: James Ward

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Pancake Breakfast

BUSI 106 students present a pancake breakfast on Friday, April 5th from 11am until 2pm at the Community Table in Powell.

$8 per plate. Plates include 3 pancakes and 2 sausages and bottomless beverages. Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available.

Link: Order form

Attachment: Flyer

Submitted by: Zoelle Payne

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Hiring Summer Students!

University Advancement is hiring students to work Reunion weekend, June 4-9, 2024.

Part I: Position Description

Title of Position:
Summer Reunion Student Ambassador
Temporary/Non-Work Study

Department/School:
University Advancement

Title of Supervisor:
Alumni Engagement Officer, Janet Marble
Annual Giving Officer, Audrea Sirianni

Part II: Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Alumni Engagement Officer and the Annual Giving Officer, this position performs a variety of responsibilities and duties related to the planning and facilitating Reunion weekend in June.

Part III: Position Requirements

Education: Minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: A dependable student who is available for temporary employment between June 4 - June 9, 2024. A polite and trustworthy demeanor as well as dependability is a MUST. The qualified candidate should be engaging, professional and friendly. Possesses the ability to work effectively with others.

Additional Knowledge/Skills: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) is required. The required work is physical and requires the candidate to lift at least 20lbs. A clean valid NYS driver's license for more than a year is required. You will be driving golf carts and AU vehicles.

Attachment: Reunion Student Ambassador Job Description

Submitted by: Audrea Sirianni

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Hiring a full-time summer assistant!

Part I: Position Description

Title of Position: Full Time Reunion Summer Assistant
Temporary/Non Work Study

Department/School: University Advancement

Title of Supervisor: Alumni Engagement Officer and Annual Giving Officer

Part II: Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Alumni Engagement Officer and the Annual Giving Officer, this position performs a variety of responsibilities and duties related to the planning and facilitating Reunion and the Division after Reunion.

Part III: Position Requirements

Education:
Minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience:
A dependable student who is available M-F between the hours of 8:00 am- 3:30 pm for approximately 35 hours per week beginning May 15th. Proper dress required. A polite and trustworthy demeanor as well as dependability is a MUST. The qualified candidate should be professional and friendly.

Additional Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) is required. Experience in Publisher is a plus as are strong writing and proof-reading skills. He/she can expect to answer incoming calls, provide general office support to the University Advancement Division. Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and assist with any and all tasks required up to and during Reunion Weekend and through mid August. In addition, he/she can expect to work long hours over Reunion weekend. He/she will perform all other duties as assigned.

The required work is physical and requires the candidate to lift at least 20lbs. A clean valid NYS driver's license for more than a year is required.

Attachment: Summer Assistant Job Description

Submitted by: Audrea A Sirianni

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Writing Center - Student Help for Undergraduate Research Forum

The Writing Center will offer an abstract workshop in the Writing Center on Monday, April 8 from 12-1pm. Writing Consultants will be on hand to talk over what should go into an abstract and to look over drafts. Students can come for part of the workshop or the whole time.
Students can also drop-in or make an appointment online at the Writing Center to work on their abstract or poster any time. Their hours are 10:15-4:15 M-Th and 10:15-3:15 F. They also have evening hours at the BookEnd Lounge in Herrick M-W 8-9pm.
See the attached fliers for information on ways they can help with abstracts and posters.

Attachment: Writing Center Poster Presentation Tips

Attachment: URF Writing Center Poster

Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

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Bergren Forum - Elise Bouhet

"#JusticePourNahel: Rioting as a Response to Police Brutality in Contemporary France"

In June 2023, a police officer shot 17-year-old Franco-Algerian Nahel Merzouk at point blank for driving in a bus lane. When the video of the shooting was released in the media, riots erupted all over France over a period of 9 days. This presentation will explain the chain of events that followed the tragedy and discuss the ways in which people react and respond to police brutality against minority youth in France.

The Bergren Forum takes place every Thursday lunchtime during the semester from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm in Nevins Theater. You're welcome to bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

For further information, contact Paige Bock (bock@alfred.edu, (607)-871-2217) or John D'Angelo (dangelo@alfred.edu, x2821).

Join the Bergren Forum on Zoom:
https://alfredu.zoom.us/j...

Submitted by: Paige Bock

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Retirement Celebration

Come help us celebrate Sheila Decker's retirement after 20 years of service at Alfred University!

Stop by for an open reception to congratulate her and wish her luck in retirement.

Powell Campus Center Community Table
Thursday April 4, 2:00-3:30pm

Submitted by: Jodi Howe

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Hot Dog Day Parade!

Hot Dog Day 2024 Parade Registration is still open!

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate! If you are interested in walking in the parade, register your group on AU Connect!

Hot Dog Day was founded by Alfred University students Mark O'Meara and Eric Vaughn in 1972 as a way to bring together Alfred University, Alfred State College, and the village of Alfred for the benefit of area charities and nonprofits. The event is held on a Saturday towards the end of April every year.

Typically, the day involves many separate events run by different clubs, such as a 5k race in the morning, a parade down Main Street, live music, a festival and vendor fair held through the afternoon, and a Pine Hill Derby held the Friday before. Clubs and athletic teams usually participate in running the event for Student Senate or volunteer service requirements.

This year, the 52nd Anniversary Festival will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2024.

Link: https://auconnect.alfred.edu/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=0239f578-ce69-42db-a8d3-a5a662119661

Submitted by: Jessica Doner

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Alfred University Hot Dog Day Mugs

Hot Dog Day, which was created right here at Alfred in 1972, is just around the corner. Get into the spirit with our exclusive AlfredU Hot Dog Day mugs, perfect for sipping your favorite beverages on this delicious day!
This was a project our BUSI106 group created, and all profits will go to a charity. All donations are welcome.

Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0byrFFrfOkG6u3hT4m_OOjOb3K0iEtNNg7IeG5VYHB9UNEk0VzczUVFCVzVBV0Y2VkVKSkxDMUNQRi4u

Submitted by: Shohrukh Sayfullobekov

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