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ARGUS Proposals deadline – Spring Funding

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 (

ARGUS application information

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Luminaries on sale 10/11-10/25

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.

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The Holocaust Revisited: Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies

At 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 in Nevins Theater, PCC, Dr. Stephen Berk, an expert in the history of the Holocaust, will present a provocative lecture on the history of the Holocaust, its roots in historical anti-Semitism, the unfolding of the tragedy in Europe, and the failure of leaders in America and elsewhere to stop the destruction (one of the most controversial issues of the Holocaust today). A question and answer session will conclude the lecture, and a reception will follow where students can talk to Dr. Berk about the lecture, about the Holocaust, and about how our responsibility for the memory of the event affects our responses to ongoing crimes against humanity. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

AU Connect Page

Posted By: reginio

Alfred University is Passionately Pink for a Cure- New tees on sale now!

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

Passionately PINK Campus Events October 18-25th

AU, let's show our support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Events planned so far- PINK tees and merchandise is on sale at the AU Bookstore now! Wear PINK to the following athletic games- Men's Soccer October 17, 21, and 24, Women's Soccer Oct. 18, Football Oct. 21, JV Football Oct. 22, Swimming & Diving Oct. 21. Merchandise will be on sale at the events as well.
Luminaries are on sale NOW at Residence Life and the AU Bookstore. There will be a luminary lighting at 7pm. Oct. 25 at the King Alfred Statue honoring everyone affected by Breast Cancer.

Posted By: bradlemk

Soulful Sit-downs

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

Alfred University's Soulful Sit-down Facebook Page

Attachment: Upcoming Soulful Sit-down Topics

Posted By: sam17

Last week of Sale of Old Athletic Jerseys

Last chance sale through Friday 10/20/17, on old athletic jerseys. We have football (purple and white) jerseys, and Men's and Women's basketball jersey and shorts. All money goes back to the athletic department. Come get your favorite # at a great price! Shorts $10, jerseys $15.

Posted By: bradlemk

Announcing Juliana Gray's new book release, "Honeymoon Palsy"

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!

Posted By: bradlemk

Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany 2017 is Saturday, October 28!

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:

CSCA Facebook Page

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Unido! Donate art for silent auction supporting recovery efforts in PR

If you make artwork of any kind, consider donating! We can arrange a drop off or kindly leave it at the Moka Joka (2nd floor, Harder Hall, AU campus). All artwork will be picked up daily and secured for the silent auction.

DONATE WORK: Due Oct 19th. Drop work off at the Moka Joka or email Charlie Best at to arrange a pick up.

AUCTION: Silent Auction Oct 20-Oct 27 in the Moka Joka Lobby, 2nd floor of Harder.

100% of proceeds go to directly to community organizations.

Posted By: defelice

Trade Objects for Art at the Cohen

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.

Full show description:
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.

Cohen webpage

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Environmental Studies Speaker Series- Michael Talbot '86 Alum

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

Posted By: yocum

Let's Talk About It: Consent

Join fellow students for pizza and a peer-led discussion about consent! The workshop will be held from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Thursday October 19 at the Judson Leadership Center.
Sponsored by SAVE and the Wellness Center

Attachment: Let's Talk About It: Consent Poster (PDF)

Posted By: fecteauc

Fall Break AU Bookstore Hours

The AU Bookstore will be closed Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 14 & 15, during Fall break. Store Hours 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 16 and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17. Enjoy break everyone!

Posted By: bradlemk

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