Current Campus Announcements:

Registration is Open for HDD 5k in Memory of Pam Schu

Please use the attached link to access the registration process on AUConnect for the Wellness Center's 5k on Hot Dog Day, April 22, 2023. This event is being held in memory of Pam Schu, a former Health and Wellness Educator for the Wellness Center.
Registration begins at 8:30 am at the Village Bandstand with the race beginning at 9:30 am. The cost of the race is $5 for AU and Alfred State Students and $15 for Community Members.
Please note that to complete registration, you must complete the registration form, the cashnet payment form, and the liability waiver form. All forms can be found on AUConnect.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Wellness Center at (607)871-2400 or email .

Registration Information for 5k on AUConnect

Attachment: 5k Poster

Posted By: wardjv

The AU Orchestra presents annual Spring Concert

The Alfred University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Lantz will perform its annual Spring Concert featuring student soloist, Vanessa Gazi.

Take a ride on the Orient Express as the orchestra performs works from Austria, Asia and Norway including Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony," Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz," Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King."

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 14 at 7:30 pm in the Miller Theater. The public is invited to this free concert.

AU Connect event link

Posted By: artsevents

Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

Student proposals requesting Summer/Fall 2023 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight April 21. 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. Wallace at

ARGUS application information

Posted By: wallaced

RICH B*TCH by Rachel Lynett

Theatre Production directed by Asst. Prof of Theatre Jonathan Ziese
Dani, Emma, Izzy, Vivien, and Maddie gather in a Las Vegas hotel to celebrate Emma's wedding. (Just don't call it a "bachelorette party" or Emma will yell at you.) No one expected the literal and proverbial cuts they would ultimately inflict on each other over the course of an evening that would change each of their lives in ways both overt and subtle.

The three shows, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (March 30-April 1) will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Theater.

This show is free to the public and no reservations are required.

*Please note that this show does contain mature subject matter with adult content and may not be suitable for all audiences.

AUConnect Event

Posted By: artsevents

Come And Get Your Love

IDEA Lab is an overarching umbrella for cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment providing co-teaching and co-learning experiences as part of an Anti-Racist Program at the School of Arts and Design and Performing Arts Division in Alfred.

Come see Idea Lab host a solo show by Leo Bonaccio celebrating indigenous joy and love!

IDEA lab is for Social Justice & Cultural Diversity and is a space for/with People of Color, sexually marginalized communities and everyone who is interested in diversity and inclusive teaching/learning environment.

AUConnect Event

Posted By: artsevents

Black Glass Artist Series Show

The Robert C. Turner Gallery is a professional gallery space at Alfred University that is run and organized by students and also features student exhibitions during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The culmination of the worked created in collaboration with Alfred students during the black glass artist series.

Black Glass Artist Series Exhibition (Main Space)

Here, There, Everywhere (Catwalk)
March 17 - 24

AUConnect Event

Posted By: artsevents

AU CoB Fleece/Jacket Sale

Hello everyone!
We are a student group at Alfred University that is organizing our small business idea - College of Business Apparel! We are going to manufacture through Bookstore CoB fleece and anorak jackets! This is a great investment for students, alumni, and parents as we try to keep the price reasonable and fair. Our fleece is super soft and comfortable for everyday wear, sports, and active weekends! All our profits are going to be donated to humanitarian aid towards the war in Ukraine, so if you would like to do a small donation, we would appreciate it and include a small gift personally from our group.

Thank you!

Posted By: nw11

Deadline to submit abstract for Undergraduate Research Forum '23

The deadline to submit an abstract for the Undergraduate Research Forum is April 13, 2023. If you have any questions about submission, please contact Shannon Yocum at

Please use the form attached to submit your abstract and email it to

Attachment: 2023 URF Abstract Submission Form

Posted By: yocum

Here, There, Everywhere

The Robert C. Turner Gallery is a professional gallery space at Alfred University that is run and organized by students and also features student exhibitions during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Black Glass Artist Series Exhibition (Main Space)

Here, There, Everywhere (Catwalk)
March 17 - 24

AUConnect Event

Posted By: artsevents

SpaceX Engineering Seminar

"About SpaceX and Rocket Thermal Protection Systems, Limitations, and Future Problems"
Daniele Boncompagni,
Principal Thermal Engineer, SpaceX Jeffrey Andress,
Senior Thermal Engineer, SpaceX

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
11:20 - 12:10 p.m.
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall

BIO: Daniele Boncompagni has been with SpaceX since 2015, and currently serves as Principal Thermal Engineer - TPS R&D Team Leader based out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Previously, he served as Aerodynamics Team Leader for McClaren Racing, and as a Senior Aerodynamicist at Toyota Motorsport. Mr. Boncompagni holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Università di Pisa and a Certificate in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from UCLA.

BIO: Jeffrey Andress has been with SpaceX since 2018, and currently serves as a member of the Starship heatshield TPS development team based out of Cape Canaveral, Fl. Previously he served as a senior member of the engineering team at the Kennedy Space Center, Thermal Protection System Facility overseeing ceramic and glass materials manufacturing processes for multiple spacecraft re-entry heatshields. This work spanned the entirety of the Space Shuttle program, X-38, X-37, Orion and Sierra Space Dream Chaser development and production.

Abstract: SpaceX, founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. This presentation will provide an introduction and overview of SpaceX operations and will provide an overview and discussion on the design, testing, and production of thermal heat shields utilized in Falcon 9 Full Thrust family of medium-lift launch vehicles. Jeff Andress has worked for the full duration of the NASA space shuttle program and will provide some historical perspective on space flight and a discussion on system limitations and future/open problems.

Posted By: Guysick

Newspaper Database Trial

The AU Libraries are trying out a database that provides access to historical newspapers! To learn more about the database and how you can use it for your research, join Kevin Adams and Dr. Szymanski in Olin 306 on Friday, March 24 from 10:20-11:10.

Attachment: Newspaper Database Demonstration Info

Posted By: adamska

Ramadan 2023

Please Read:

Message from Zahriyah- Amina, Vice President of the African Students Association (ASA) and the Muslim Student Ambassador.

As Salam Alaikum Ramatullahi Wa Barakhatu All,

The Cresent Moon has been spotted in Saudi meaning this year Ramadan will take place from Wednesday, March 22nd to Friday, April 21.

First, we would like to commend you on your commitment to fasting this year as it is a challenging thing to do while being active and school while also taking part in sports, clubs, or organizations. Angie Taylor has offered to supply dates and water on a needed basis. You can stop by her office on the first floor of Powell to get your supplies per week. We also have an area on the second floor of the gothic Powell equipped with Qurans, Dikr beads, Prayer rugs, and garments if you need them.

If you would like personal Qurans in English we have about 50 we can give away, please contact Eliza Ordway or Angie Taylor for them. As you know we also have 3 Stories of the Prophets events coming up with snacks and chia as you enjoy the film. THESE FILMS WILL NOT SHOW THE FACE OF ANY PROPHET WITHIN ISLAM AS IT IS CONSIDERED HIGHLY DISRESPECTFUL.

We will also be hosting a trip to a Masjid in Elmira NY during Dhurh prayer on Sunday, April 2nd to get a tour of the masjid and to learn more about the blessed month of Ramadan. We hope your Ramadan is easy this year and if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Attachment: Ramadan 2023

Posted By: taylora

Time to order your cap & gown!!

Check this off your to-do list! Follow the link to order your cap and gown.

Oak Hall Cap & Gown

Posted By: snyderhg

Women's History Monty

Women's History Month was initially just International Women's Day, a day that commemorated the Feb. 28 meeting of socialists and suffragists in Manhattan in 1909.

One year later, on March 8, 1910, according to BBC, a German activist named Clara Zetkin suggested that they recognize International Women's Day at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. With 17 countries in attendance at the conference, they all agreed.

On March 8, 1911, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark, though the holiday wasn't widely celebrated in the United States until the United Nations began sponsoring it in 1975.

In 1977, in order to persuade school principals to comply with the recently passed Title IX, a task force in California created Women's History Week. They used that week to celebrate the accomplishments of women.

In March 1980, after celebrations had spread across the country, President Jimmy Carter declared that March 8 was officially the start of National Women's History Week. That same year, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Maryland Representative Barbara Mikulski co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution declaring the week of March 8, 1981, National Women's History Week.

By 1987, Congress declared the entire month of March Women's History Month. Since then, every president has declared the month of March Women's History Month.

Attachment: Women's History Month

Posted By: taylora

Bridges Between Mathematics and the Arts

Next week is advising week, so here's a heads up about a special course being offered in fall 2023:

Topics: Bridges Between Mathematics and the Arts - 18497 - MATH 200 - 1

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in art or math. We will focus on learning and exploring intersections of the two fields, drawing on research and expertise of AU math and arts faculty. Students will produce artwork and/or analytical papers which can be submitted for peer review to The Bridges Organization, an international mathematics, art, music, architecture, and culture organization with an annual conference and peer-reviewed publications. Mentoring students who are producing work for peer review, then optionally submitting it and/or attending the Bridges 2024 math arts conference are all facets of the class. Faculty will continue mentoring students toward this goal, even when the class concludes. For more information about the Bridges organization, including archives of previously accepted artwork and papers, conference announcements and updates see https://www.bridgesmathar....

The course is cotaught by Doctors Lipnicki and Matson. It will take place 12:20-1:10pm MTWF.   Please keep it in mind for your advising week meetings. 

Posted By: tayloral