• Disaster Relief Info

    Supporting Communities Recovering From Natural Disasters

    The 2017 tropical storm season wreaked widespread devastation. In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, particularly the Houston area. Then in September, Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Communities across the Gulf Coast will need support for years to come.

    Alfred University is committed to helping our local community and communities further away. The following guidelines from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Center for International Disaster Information will help maximize the impact of our contributions to hurricane relief efforts.

    More information and resources
  • Announcements

    November 3- December 8, 2017
    Opening reception November 3, 6-9pm

    The Cohen Gallery presents the work of Caroline Hayes Charuk (BFA '08), Terry James Conrad (BFA '03), Ron Lambert (MFA '04), and SV Randall (BFA '10) in "Residue."

    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.

    Learn more about the artists' work here:
    www.carolinehayescharuk.c...
    http://www.terryjamesconr...
    http://www.ronlambertart....
    http://www.stevenrandalls...

    https://art.alfred.edu/fa...

    Attachment: Residue poster


    Posted by: defelice
    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 employees ab out changes to the Short Term Disability program and the new NY State Paid Family Leave that will start January 1. Watch Alfred today for times and locations.


    Posted by: guinan
    Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast
    November 3 - December 4, 2017
    Opening Reception: 6:00 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.



    Posted by: soadevents
    Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

    Proposals for spring 2018 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, November 17. Instructions for preparing and submitting a proposal and the supporting application materials can be found at the link below. Please be aware that proposals not following the required format will be returned without review.

    If you have questions, email Dr. Fred Beaudry (beaudry@alfred.edu).
    Link: ARGUS application information

    Posted by: beaudry
    October is Breast Cancer awareness month and the PINK committee is planning events that promote awareness and honor and remember those who have battled Breast Cancer. One such event will take place 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25. We will lighting the walkway up to King Alfred with luminaries and holding a short program to honor those who have survived, support those currently fighting, and remember those who have passed away. Luminaries will be for sale in the Bookstore and Residence Life office for a one dollar donation that will be put towards organizations that support cancer research. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to decorate their bags and return them to either the Bookstore or Residence Life so they can be put out on the night of the event.


    Posted by: gebel
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. PINK tees are now on sale at the AU Bookstore for $10.00. We have two NEW tees available. ALL proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. Let's show our support and wear PINK the remaining Fridays in October.


    Posted by: bradlemk
  • Events

    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Mary Barringer, master potter, writer and recently retired editor of Studio Potter Magazine will give the fifteenth Perkins Lecture. Her lecture will focus on the extraordinary ceramic art and career of Stanley Rosen (MFA Alfred ‘56).

    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 (fbeach@alfred.edu)
    Film Night at the Language House! 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18! Hope to see you all there! Below is a description of the movie in French, L'Auberge Espagnole.

    Xavier, qui vient de finir ses études en économie, est en quête d'un travail. Il part en Espagne pour étudier à Barcelone, avec le programme Erasmus. Il habite avec étrangers aux langues, cultures et religions différentes.
    The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting at 12:10 p.m., Thursday October 19 in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.,

    Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

    Speaker: Colleen Culley
    Title: "Dude Moves: Versions of Meaning in this Pop-Culture Body-language Stuff"

    After years of teaching embodied communication in businesses and at Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, I have grown frustrated by the messages around movement taught in most body language courses and the support they garner from their pop-culture counter-parts. Through the lens of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, this discussion reflects on movement coaching and interpretation in body-language literature and pop-culture (Saturday Night Live, John Wayne, Big Lebowski) and their versions of an embodied and powerful masculinity.
    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. every Thursday - Language House
    If you are already fluent in French or still learning, come and have fun with games, movies, cooking lessons and more ...
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, we'll be hosting a special closing reception at the Cohen with artist Desiree Des?. Light refreshments will be served.

    Closing Thursday:
    Liz Ainslie "The Part of Sight"
    The elements within Liz Ainslie's paintings function as fundamental building blocks of perception-represented and rearranged. As a poet might reorder the parts of speech, Ainslie uses the language of abstract painting as a structure upon which to develop a visual investigation of human perception. To this end, the artist has developed a vocabulary of non-objective forms that sidle up with everyday objects, bodies, architecture, and the natural world.

    Equally important to Ainslie's work is her manipulation of space through the use of color theory. Each of her paintings holds a record of the color relationships developed by mixing oil paint on the palette and drawing from the memory of observed color. Ainslie uses photography as a sketchbook, capturing interactions between architecture, light with natural interventions on human spaces.
    lizainslie.com

    Desiree Des "Real Lookers"
    Using consumer-grade cameras, on-demand printing processes, and readymade home goods, Brooklyn-based artist Desire Des examines the tension between the photographic image and its physical presence in space. The works presented in Real Lookers often upend viewer's expectations by throwing the ordinary legibility of snapshots and household wares into question. New perspectives are overlaid on functional objects-like plates, picture frames, and blankets-by compounding their appearances with imagery referring back to themselves. In this fashion, American life's everyday materialism is represented through the interaction of its most familiar implements and their own images-that is, between reality and its depiction.

    Des often creates socially engaging contexts for her art multiples, awarding them as prizes at public events, mailing them through the post, or selling them at a low cost in retail environments of her own devisement. This ensures that almost any viewer can choose to take something home and experience it on their own terms-even (and especially) if that means the works are placed into contexts beyond the artist's original intention or control. In this way, Des hopes to encourage conversation about the role of art outside of traditional galleries and underscore how seeing a work over time changes both it and the viewer.

    For this show, Des has created a self-service, honor-system, pay-as-you-wish Souvenir Shop where visitors may take home a postcard or poster and "pay" with their own artworks or other monetary and non-monetary offerings. These transactional goods will be displayed on pedestals in the gallery, and contributors are welcome to add the Real Lookers exhibition to their résumé.
    desireedes.com



    Link:
    https://art.alfred.edu/facilities/cohen.cfm?
    Join us for this weeks Environmental Studies Speaker Series- Michael Talbot. He will be giving a talk on "Landfill Operations, Curbside Material Collection and its Impacts on a Small Community."

    Michael Talbot is an AU Alum '86 who received his BA in Geology. He is currently the Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Auburn, NY.
    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Alfred University

    While at Alfred University, Trent Cooper (’93) split his time between his political science studies and playing for the Saxon football team. His twenty-year career as a filmmaker still reflects this split between these two passions. His most recent work Us Against the World, a ten-part series produced by Uproxx Studios, explores the intersection of race and high school basketball in rural Kentucky. Cooper will screen and discuss some of his work at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 20 in Holmes Auditorium on the Alfred University campus.

    Demonstrations: 8:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., 1:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

    Artist Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Nevins Theatre

    Demonstrations: Chase Folsom’s Sophomore Handbuilding Classroom & Jason Green’s Tile Classroom

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Art

    Mary Barringer will be demonstrating her work in Chase Folsom’s Sophomore Wheel class from 8:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., Friday, October 20. From 1:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., she will be giving another demonstration in Jason Green’s Tile classroom on the same day. These demonstrations are followed by an Artist Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Nevins Theatre. The lecture will encompass her work and life experiences in studio pottery, sculpture, ceramic history, critical writing, and editing.

    Mary Barringer has been a studio potter since graduating from Bennington College in 1972 with the B.A. in Arts. She served as the editor for The Studio Potter Journal from 2003-2014 while maintaining her practice as a full-time studio potter. Barringer has been an instructor at numerous universities and residency programs across the United States, including Penland School for Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her works are featured in collections at the Crocker Art Museum, the American Museum of Ceramic Art, and the Weisman Art Museum.

  • Alfred Today

    Stop the flu before the flu stops you!

    The Wellness Center is offering Flu Clinics to students on the following Thursdays:

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., October 5 in Powell
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., October 12 in the McLane Center (next to Athletic Training room)
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., October 19 in Ade Dining Hall
    10/26: 3-5 pm in the McLane Center (next to Athletic Training room)

    Flu shots cost $10.00 for students and can be charged to your student account.


    Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

    "Disparates and The Disasters of War - Screening and Presentation by Media Artist, Keith Sanborn"

    5:15 p.m., Monday, October 23 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Division of Expanded Media of the School of Art and Design

    Media artist Keith Sanborn, presents a survey of his critically-incisive media work, in an event hosted by the Division of Expanded Media. This tour through some of Sanborn's labors over the past several decades includes videos, media installations and translation work in media - obsessions, archaeology, anthropologies, politics and pillaging.

    Keith Sanborn is a media artist, theorist and translator based in New York. His work has been the subject of numerous one-person shows and has been included in major survey exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, the American Century, and Monter/Sampler (the Centre Pompidou) and festivals such as EMAF, OVNI, and The Rotterdam International Film Festival.

    Sanborn's theoretical work has appeared in journals, books, and museum catalogues. He has translated into English the work of Debord, Viénet, Wolman, Bataille, Napoleon, Gioli, Brecht, Farocki, Kuleshov and Shub.

    Keith Sanborn has also acted as an independent curator for the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Exit Art, Artists Space, the Pacific Film Archive, and CinemaTexas. He is a collaborator with Peggy Ahwesh on Ediciones La Calavera, a small press given to eccentricities.

    Sanborn currently teaches at The New School, New York and at the Milton Avery Graduate School in the Arts of Bard College.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Alumni, independent curators, groups, individual artists, and collaborative projects are welcome to apply.

    Review begins Friday, November 10. Download a proposal request form and revisit our exhibitions from last semester at: http://art.alfred.edu/fac...
    Email us at cohengallery@alfred.edu.


    Submitted by: Cindy DeFelice

    This spring, Colleges Against Cancer will be working with the Relay for Life Club at Alfred State to have a combined Relay for Life event on April 14th from 12pm-12am! We encourage other clubs and organizations to get involved in this event! More information will be sent out about Relay for Life, but for now we need you all to vote on a theme for this years event! Use the link provided to vote and keep an eye out for more information about Relay for Life!!

    Submitted by: Andria Merrill

    Applying to grad schools? Need to write a personal statement? Come to the Herrick Library computer lab on Friday, October 20th at 12:15 for a grad school application essay workshop hosted by the Writing Center. Free pizza will be provided. RSVP to ELT7@alfred.edu so we know how much to order.

    Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

    Did you know that as an employee of Alfred University you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on your federal direct student loans?

    Qualifying Factors:
    *Must work at least 30 hours a week
    *Your federal loans have to be Direct Loans to qualify
    *Your loans must be paid under an income based repayment plan
    *Have to make 120 on-time qualifying payments then the rest of your loans are forgiven
    *Complete and submit the Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness form yearly to your loan servicer to certify your employment

    Human Resources can certify your employment and verify employment dates. You will fill out the first page of the attached document, HR will fill out the second page, and the remaining pages are for your reference.

    This website will give you more information regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness https://studentaid.ed.gov...

    Feel free contact Kayleigh Misner in HR with any questions at 607-871-2276 or by email misner@alfred.edu

    Attachment: PSLF Form

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    Soulful Sit-downs are meaningful student-run conversations centered on topics ranging from authenticity and mindfulness, to love and fear.

    This is not group therapy or a formal lecture! The purpose is to facilitate in-depth, nonjudgmental connections with our peers while exploring topics that are relevant to everyday life.

    When: Every Monday
    Time: 8:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Herrick Library's Seminar Room 106

    Attachment: Upcoming Soulful Sit-down Topics

    Submitted by: Savannah Markajani

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 9 in the Knight Club

    Sponsored by Alfred University and Alfred State, this fair is designed to highlight volunteer and internship opportunities in the region.   .   This event will provide an invaluable opportunity for non-profits, agencies and other organizations looking to recruit motivated volunteers, and to promote their organization for internships.  


    Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

    October 20, 2017

    Demonstrations: 8:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., 1:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

    Artist Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Nevins Theatre

    Demonstrations: Chase Folsom's Sophomore Handbuilding Classroom & Jason Green's Tile Classroom

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Division of Ceramic Art

    Mary Barringer will be demonstrating her work in Chase Folsom's Sophomore Wheel class from 8:20-11:10am on Friday

    October 20th. From 1:20-4:10pm, she will be giving another demonstration in Jason Green's Tile classroom on the same day. These demonstrations are followed by an Artist Lecture in Nevins Theatre at 4:30pm. The lecture will encompass her work and life experiences in studio pottery, sculpture, ceramic history, critical writing, and editing.

    Mary Barringer has been a studio potter since graduating from Bennington College in 1972 with the B.A. in Arts. She served as the editor for The Studio Potter Journal from 2003-2014 while maintaining her practice as a full-time studio potter. Barringer has been an instructor at numerous universities and residency programs across the United States, including Penland School for Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her works are featured in collections at the Crocker Art Museum, the American Museum of Ceramic Art, and the Weisman Art Museum.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    October 11 through October 19

    Cohen Gallery

    Cost: free

    As part of her exhibition "Real Lookers" at the Cohen Gallery, artist Desiree Des ('01) invites community members to exchange art or other monetary and non-monetary offerings for the posters, postcards, and hand-made buttons in her self-service, honor-system Souvenir Shop inside the gallery. Items exchanged for art souvenirs are put on display and become a community-sourced exhibition within the exhibition.

    Using consumer-grade cameras, on-demand printing processes, and readymade home goods, Brooklyn-based artist Desire Des examines the tension between the photographic image and its physical presence in space. The works presented in Real Lookers often upend viewer's expectations by throwing the ordinary legibility of snapshots and household wares into question. New perspectives are overlaid on functional objects-like plates, picture frames, and blankets-by compounding their appearances with imagery referring back to themselves. In this fashion, American life's everyday materialism is represented through the interaction of its most familiar implements and their own images-that is, between reality and its depiction.

    Des often creates socially engaging contexts for her art multiples, awarding them as prizes at public events, mailing them through the post, or selling them at a low cost in retail environments of her own devisement. This ensures that almost any viewer can choose to take something home and experience it on their own terms-even (and especially) if that means the works are placed into contexts beyond the artist's original intention or control. In this way, Des hopes to encourage conversation about the role of art outside of traditional galleries and underscore how seeing a work over time changes both it and the viewer.

    For this show, Des has created a self-service, honor-system, pay-as-you-wish Souvenir Shop where visitors may take home a postcard or poster and "pay" with their own artworks or other monetary and non-monetary offerings. These transactional goods will be displayed on pedestals in the gallery, and contributors are welcome to add the Real Lookers exhibition to their résumé.
    desireedes.com


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    October is Breast Cancer awareness month and the PINK committee is planning events that promote awareness and honor and remember those who have battled Breast Cancer. One such event will take place 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25. We will lighting the walkway up to King Alfred with luminaries and holding a short program to honor those who have survived, support those currently fighting, and remember those who have passed away. Luminaries will be for sale in the Bookstore and Residence Life office for a one dollar donation that will be put towards organizations that support cancer research. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to decorate their bags and return them to either the Bookstore or Residence Life so they can be put out on the night of the event.

    Submitted by: Vicky Gebel

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. PINK tees are now on sale at the AU Bookstore for $10.00. We have two NEW tees available. ALL proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. Let's show our support and wear PINK the remaining Fridays in October.

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany on Saturday, October 28, 2017! Participate in National Make A Difference Day with Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Houghton College by joining this annual county-wide service event benefiting local community organizations. Sign up as an individual volunteer or with a group to serve with your class, club, or team. AU's Service Learning Program provides all volunteers with a boxed lunch, t-shirt, and transportation (if necessary) to and from projects. The average time commitment is 4 hours. Contact Corey Fecteau, Service Learning Coordinator, with questions: fecteauc@alfred.edu

    Submitted by: Corey Fecteau

    English Professor, Juliana Gray, has just released a new book of poetry, titled "Honeymoon Palsy". Her book includes poems about art, desire, marriage, and murder! Now available at the AU Bookstore. Congratulations Juliana!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19

    Robert C Turner Gallery

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Robert C Turner Gallery

    Inspired by an antique photo album, "This is How I Remember It" investigates the lucidity of memory in relation to cultural and generational differences. Created with a combination of fiber and paint integrated into large, digital scans of the original images; the pieces facilitate a wide range of interpretation driven by each viewers' personal influences. This format starts new conversations in which the audience can reflect on their memories and understand the gravity of outside influence.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    Name: Wes Bentz
    Email: fbentz@alfred.edu

    Title: AU Charities Drive Underway
    Details:
    This year's Alfred University Charity Drive has begun. This week all University employees should have received an appeal letter and pledge form. We encourage you to contribute to the charities that support your home community and those that you favor.

    Private sector employees should choose from the Allegany County United Way, the Alfred-Alfred Station Community Chest or the United Way of the Southern Tier (Steuben County). Multiple charities may be selected. Those pledge forms and donations should be returned to Wes Bentz, Myers Hall 221.

    Employees of the College of Ceramics are encouraged to choose from the Allegany County United Way, the Alfred-Alfred Station Community Chest or the United Way of the Southern Tier (Steuben County). Multiple charities may be chosen. If you do not specify where you wish your donation to go, a state formula will decide where your money goes. Ceramic College pledge forms should be sent to Connie Lewis in Green Hall.

    If you have any questions, or did not receive a pledge form, contact Wes Bentz at fbentz@alfred.edu or call him at 607-661-8798.

    Submitted by: Wes Bentz

    For those taking the Alfred Art Walk on Thursday, October 19, there will be a free shuttle bus running between Alfred University, Main Street in the Village and Alfred State Campus. The van, generously provided by the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, will make regular stops, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Community Bank on Main Street in Alfred, and Lot # 29 on Upper College Drive on the Alfred State College campus. Signs will be posted at each shuttle bus stop and at each Alfred Art Walk venue, and volunteers pointing people in the right direction.


    Stop 1: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum - easy walking distance to:
    Scholes Library
    Harder Hall
    Fosdick Nelson Gallery
    Robert C Turner Gallery
    Snodgrass Gallery
    Moka Joka

    Stop 2: Community Bank, 39 N Main Street - easy walking distance to:
    Gallery 2, 43 N Main Street
    Terra Cotta Coffeee House, 34 N Main Street
    Cohen Gallery 55 N Main Street

    Stop 3: Lot# 29 - easy walking distance to:
    Engineering Technology Building
    Bret Llewellyn Gallery
    Typography Lab
    Hinkle Library Gallery

    Submitted by: Caitlin Brown

    Join us for this weeks speaker, AU Alum '86, Michael Talbot. Michael will be giving a talk on "Landfill Operations, Curbside Material Collection and its Impacts on a Small Community.

    12:20 p.m. -1:10 p.m., Friday, October 20
    Science Center- Roon Lecture Hall

    Open to everyone
    Light Refreshments

    Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

    Saxon Life Council serves as a voice for students that live on-campus. Saxon Life Council meets Wednesdays at 6 PM in Nevins Theatre. Complete the form if you are interested in serving as a representative for your residence hall. You will be contacted with further details. Please note you must live in the building you represent and be available to attend the weekly general meetings.


    Submitted by: Alice Hallaran

    The Office of Admissions is having our second open house this fall for prospective students on Saturday, October 21. We are expecting over 75 students including their families which will bring over 200 people on campus for this event.

    Registration begins in Alumni Hall Lobby at 8:30 a.m. followed by a welcome session, academic dean break-out sessions, an academic and services fair as well as other concurrent sessions.

    Families will be eating lunch on campus in Ade Dining Hall from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Concurrent tours will follow lunch.

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact Michelle at x2015.

    Attachment: Autumn Visit Day Schedule

    Submitted by: Michelle Pomeroy

    Date: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19
    Location: Scholes Library Gallery
    Cost: Free!
    Sponsored by: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies and the Institute for Electronic Arts

    Andrew Deutsch, will speak about his collaboration with Ann Hamilton "The First Line 1998-2017". Curated by Karen Donnellan, the exhibition features a sound and drawing installation by Deutsch and Hamilton as well as unique prints by Hamilton made while in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts. Visitors are invited to make a drawing while listening to the audio. All drawings will be included in a future publication.

    Submitted by: SOAD Events

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