Current Campus Announcements:

Postage Rate Increase - Effective January 27, 2019

As of January 27, First Class Letter mail stamps are increasing from $.50 to $.55. The First Class Letter metered rate will increase from $.47 to $.50.

Please be sure to take your University-related mail to the Powell mail room for processing to receive the metered mail discount.

Attachment: Mail Processing form

Posted By: ewald

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Did you know that Alfred University Human Resources provides an EAP for employees?

What is an EAP? An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting the employee's performance. EAPs traditionally have assisted workers with issues like alcohol or substance abuse; however, most now cover a broad range of issues such as child or elder care, relationship challenges, financial or legal problems, wellness matters and traumatic events like workplace violence. Programs are delivered at no cost to employees by stand-alone EAP vendors or providers who are part of comprehensive health insurance plans. Services are often delivered via phone, video-based counseling, online chatting, e-mail interactions or face-to-face.

As of Tuesday, January 15 our new EAP provider is NexGen EAP. Please see the attached documents for further information on how to use these services. This program is completely free and confidential for all employees. To take advantage of these benefits, please visit the website to register for an account today or call 800-EAP-CALL.

Attachment: Member Guide

Attachment: Poster

Posted By: misner

Winter weather safety

Winter weather conditions like ice and snow can increase the chances of slips and falls, in addition to other safety concerns, so the office of Environmental Health and Safety would like to remind all Saxons to stay safe this winter. We remind you to dress warmly and wear the appropriate attire, and, when appropriate, walk like a penguin. It may sound silly, but short, shuffled steps can decrease your chances of slipping. Be sure to download a copy of our Walk Like A Penguin poster to post in your area. Also, checkout the additional recommended links for staying safe in the cold.
CDC Infographic: Avoid Spot Treat: Frostbite & Hypothermia

CDC Infographic: Be Ready In Winter

CDC When Working In Cold:

Attachment: Walk Like A Penguin Poster

Posted By: perrydr

AU Class Ring Sales

Class rings are an enduring memento of your college years - don't miss out on getting one!

Stop by the table in the lobby of Powell Campus Center to look over the class ring selection and place your order!

Representatives from Balfour will be available to answer your questions and help with ring sizing.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Posted By: mcfadden

Check out the Human Library on Jan. 23rd

Be a Human Book or Human Reader at the Human Library Event!

Wednesday, January 23 @ Herrick Library
Stop by between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Check out "Books" on topics like Depression, Agnostic, Veteran, Biracial Adoptee, Alopecia (Hair Loss) and Others!

The "Human Library" at Alfred University is a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Institute for Cultural Unity (ICU) and plays off the idea that readers engage in dialogue with books, which they check out from a library. In the Human Library, the Books are participants who select the subject matter and title they will represent. They are the resources which will be utilized by Readers.

Readers are event attendees, who can select a Book (based on title and description) to "check out." Checking out a Book entails engaging in a one-on-one conversation for a short period of time (usually 15 minutes) which focuses on the Book's title. The context of the event provides a safe and judgment-free time and place for Readers to ask questions they may not feel comfortable expressing in other situations and for Books to share themselves and their experiences.

The Alfred University community is full of individuals with unique identities, experiences, and stories to tell. The Human Library provides a forum in which participants can embrace the variety of individuals who make Alfred the "magical" place it is. Rather than having community members feel a need to assimilate in order to fit in, we want to celebrate difference while also finding the "common ground" which brings our community together.

Attachment: What Is A Human Library?

Posted By: mcfadden

Jam Sessions - Certified Therapy Dog

Every Monday from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm, enjoy the company of Jam, a certified therapy dog, on a drop-in basis in the Powell Campus Center main lounge. Thank you to Jam's owner Professor Susan Morehouse for sharing Jam with us!

Posted By: sickm

Open invitiation to the Celebration of Service

The Alfred community is invited to attend the Celebration of Service on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00 pm in the Union University Church event space. The Celebration of Service is an annual collaboration between Alfred University and Alfred State College, honoring nominees and recipients of the Spirit of Service Awards. This event typically lasts about an hour, and light refreshments will be served.

Posted By: fecteauc

MLK Community Dinner

The culmination of our Alfred University MLK Week 2019 activities will be the MLK Community Dinner and Keynote Presentation on Sunday, January 27 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Knight Club. This event is a wonderful way for our community to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and to recognize some of our community members for their service and share an important message and meal together.

Date: Sunday, January 27

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Mr. Prince will begin his Keynote Presentation at 6:15 pm, and we advise guests to arrive a bit early to find a seat.)

Location: Knight Club, Powell Campus Center

Dinner is by reservation only and limited to the first 110 individuals.

Please RSVP to via AU Connect or email Brian Saltsman at

Our keynote speaker for this year is Mr. Steve Prince, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art and Director of Engagement at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Mr. Prince is an artist born and raised in New Orleans, LA who combines spirituality, history, humor, and musical performance art to both entertain and educate audiences about social justice, community, and civic responsibility to one another and the broader community. The title of his Keynote presentation is "The Great Commission". Mr. Prince is an award winning artist who is the subject of a year long course at SUNY Geneseo based upon his art and social action work which will culminate in a published book within the next year. His work is widely regarded by both civic and academic colleagues, where he has been invited to produce works for municipalities, churches, and schools. Samples of his work can be found on the Eyekons Gallery website.

The evening dinner event will begin with a presentation and keynote by Steve Prince and be followed by a communal dinner and will include members of the Alfred community who volunteered in the day of service and our community partners.

AU Connect RSVP

Posted By: saltsman

******Mock Interview Week February 11-15****Sign up on Handshake Today!

This is a whole week dedicated to perfecting your interviewing skills. Schedule one, two or five interviews with real employers. Get honest feedback and suggestions on what you might want to change or brush up on. Students are able to sign up for a 30 minute session with an employer M-F 9am-4pm. ** Students from last year were offered internships after meeting with employers to brush up on their skills**

To pick an interview date/time go into jobs then search Mock Interview Week and the date you want to interview, then apply to see available times. Pick your time and confirm.
Please contact Valerie Daciw at with any problems signing up for a time.

Monday: Steuben Trust / Steve Harriger
Tuesday: TBA
Wednesday: TBA
Thursday : Corning: Brian Wheaton
Friday: Watkins Glen International: Cindy Lewis-Black

Posted By: daciw

Years of Service Recognition

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to announce Years of Service dates for the month of January 2019. The Committee will be observing years 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50.
At Alfred University, we realize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are delighted to honor your dedicated service and commitment to this organization. It is our employees who uphold our principles, demonstrate our vision of working for a better future for our University, deliver on our customer promise and make us the passionate organization we are today.

The success of our organization is a direct result of your efforts and dedication. Your commitment to quality and personal and professional integrity is the differentiating factor that sets us apart from our competition.

On behalf of Alfred University, it is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate you on this service anniversary milestone.

Celebrating 1 Year of Service:
January 3- Laurie Smith- Operations Associate- Admissions
January 8- Christina Vetter- Secretary- Renewable Energy Engineering
January 8- Angie Taylor- Head Mens/Womens Track and Field Coach- Athletics
January 15- Cody Crippen- Admissions Specialist- External Programs
January 15- Soutik Betal- Research Scientist- Materials Science and Engineering
January 22- Shelly Grant- Admin Assistant to the Dean- School of Art and Design

Celebrating 10 Years of Service:
January 6- Fion MacCrea- Banner Researcher- ITS
January 25- Jessica Faughnan- Night Auditor- Saxon Inn

Celebrating 20 Years of Service:
January 1- Hyojin Lee- Research Associate- Ceramic Engineering
January 18- Brian Dodge- Director, Physical Plant- Maintenance
January 25- Charles Barron- Janitor- Maintenance

Employee Recognition Website

Posted By: misner

Nominations needed for Spirit of Service Awards!

It's time once again to nominate deserving Alfred students, faculty and staff, and community members for Spirit of Service Awards! These annual awards celebrate service to the greater Alfred community and honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who embodied the principles of equality, social justice, community, and service. Nominations will be accepted through January 22.

Nominators can submit their recommendations using this form:

The 2019 Celebration of Service ceremony, where Alfred University and Alfred State College honor all nominees and present winners with their awards, is scheduled for 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29 at the Union University Church event space. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

2019 Spirit of Service Award Nomination Form

Posted By: fecteauc

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