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  Events for November 6, 2017

Benefits Open Enrollment Information Session

- Location: Nevins Theatre Powell Campus Center
(2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Open Enrollment is the yearly period when employees can enroll in AU’s health insurance plan, make changes to their current health insurance enrollments, or to drop health insurance coverage if no longer necessary. After the Open Enrollment period is done you can no longer make changes to your health care plan until the next year’s open enrollment. The only way you are able to make changes to your health insurance during the year is if you have a qualifying life event.

Open Enrollment Sessions presented by Human Resources
(All sessions are located in Nevins Theatre in the Powell Campus Center)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017- 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017- 10:00am-11:00am
Monday, November 6, 2017- 2:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017- 9:00am-10:00am
Tuesday, November 7, 2017- 6:00pm-7:00pm

Spouses that are covered by AU insurance plans are welcome to attend these sessions as well.

The open enrollment for changes to the Non-Statutory (Private side) 2018 Medical and Dental Plans as well as Vision, Life, Accident and Short Term Disability Programs for all Alfred University employees will commence on October 30, 2017 and end on November 17, 2017. The Human Resources Office was able to negotiate a zero percent increase for all overages for the 2018 year without any plan changes.

The Statutory benefit open enrollment dates have not been announced by NYSHIP but we anticipate that we will know shortly and we will announce those dates as soon as we have them.

This year it will be necessary for all employees to return a benefit election form to the HR office. The brochures with the form will be available soon. Meetings will be scheduled to inform employee’s about changes to the Short Term Disability program and the new NY State Paid Family Leave that will start January 1.

Yoga class

- Location: Multipurpose Room, McLane extension
(5:20 PM - 6:50 PM)
Hatha yoga classes taught by a 500-hr Kripalu-certified yoga instructor. 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in the Multipurpose Room, McLane extension. All levels welcome. Free for students. Donations accepted.
Contact Cecilia for more information (

Candle Making with Chem Club!

- Location: Chem Cave in Myers, 2nd floor
(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Come make sweetly scented candles and learn about the chemistry behind them!

Dr. Candelario's discusses Eiko & Koma, and Asian/American Choreographies

- Location: Nevins Theater
(7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Flowers Cracking Concrete: The Politics of Eiko & Koma's Choreography

Eiko & Koma are artists from Japan who have lived and worked in New York City since the mid-1970s, establishing themselves as innovative and influential American modern and postmodern dancers who continue to actively choreograph, perform, and give workshops across the United States and around the world. This talk, based on Candelario's 2016 book, Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma's Asian/American Choreographies, provides an introduction to duo's body of work, particularly their defining aesthetics of slowness and their emphasis on site-adaptability. Eiko’s solo project, A Body in Places, which will come to Alfred College in spring 2018, will also be discussed.

Errant Landscapes

- Location: Fosdick- Nelson Gallery
(All Day)
Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast

Opening Reception: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Curated by Andrew Oesch

Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition explore our human relationship to land and how we construct a sense of place.

Exhibit at the Cohen Gallery: Residue

- Location: Cohen Gallery
(All Day)
Residue: Caroline Hayes Charuk, Terry James Conrad, Ron Lambert, and SV Randall exhibit at the Cohen Gallery

Nov 3- Dec 8, Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3

The Cohen Gallery presents the work of Caroline Hayes Charuk, Terry James Conrad, Ron Lambert, and SV Randall in “Residue,” opening 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3.

As humans we leave a trail behind us- a record of our personal histories. Some of these marks are egregious like the oil spills in the oceans, others are poetic like the subtly scuffed paint surrounding a well-used door knob. The artists in this exhibition are using residue as a tool for making their art. By making objects to create stains, mimic stains, or employ stains for creative reflection, these four artists reflect how residue can create a metaphor for life’s experience.