Current Campus Announcements:

Tour the Castle!

Tour one of our most striking campus buildings and visit the Steinheim Castle for an introduction to its fascinating history! Featured prominently in the University's logo, this unique structure has stood guard over campus since 1876. University Archivist Laurie Lounsberry Meehan AU'91 will be on hand to answer questions, point out interesting features, and take you back in time. Historic photos and artifacts will be on display and light refreshments provided.

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Terra Cotta Office Building (that cute one on Main Street)

October 7, 2023. 10 am - 2 pm

Tour the unique Terra Cotta Building on Main Street, across from the post office.

Built in 1892 by the Celadon Terra Cotta Company, the building showcases the artistic work of the company and served as its office.

Historic photos will be on display to illustrate the history of the two terra cotta companies in Alfred that produced most of the beautiful tile roofs in the village. Learn about the current effort to save this heritage and interesting history!

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September 25 - October 1, 2023 Next Week in the Arts

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division, week of September 25 - October 1, 2023. All events are free and open to the public.

September 25, 2:30pm

Nevins Theater

Emily Cheng Artist Talk

Renowned for her captivating large-scale paintings, Cheng's work is characterized by vibrant, circular compositions. She has received prestigious awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She will share her insights and journey as an artist. Sponsored by the Division of Drawing & Painting

On View:

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Reuben Nakian: The Impassioned Gesture and Ashley Lyon: Super Real on view through December 30, 2023

Cohen Gallery Central Receiving New Works by Trevor Bennett on view through October 1, 2023

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery Andy Brady: Steward of Precision on view through October 22, 2023

Robert C. Turner Gallery Back Burn 2023 Summer Ceramics Intern Showcase and A ticket to Senegal: Where one feels at home On view through September 29, 2023

TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery "Bodies," Mark Klink

AUConnect Arts Events

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Bergren Forum - Zu-yan Chen

Zu-yan Chen, "A Confucian Confusion: What the Sage Says and What the Mean Means."

Bergren Forum
Thursday, Sept. 28th
Nevins Theatre, 12:10 - 1:00

Dr. Chen is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at Binghamton University and the author of many books and articles spanning the fields of literature, history, Confucianism, translation, and language pedagogy.

The Bergren Forum takes place every Thursday lunchtime during the semester from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm in Nevins Theater. You're welcome to bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

The Zoom link for people unable to attend in person is:

For further information, contact Paige Bock:

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People Wanted From All Walks of Life

Tammy, a senior art student, is looking for subjects for her seminar thesis show. Her senior show focuses on community and acceptance. If you are willing to chat with Tammy and have your photo taken please email her at

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Two Storage Shelves (FREE)

We have two storage shelves that are free, if you would like either of them, please contact Christine Harris to claim.

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Student Panel Discussion: Is Alfred University Inclusive?

Location: CD Smith Theater in Miller Performing Arts Center
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2023
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm


Last year our first campus conversation was: Why is It Important to have difficult conversations, and as a follow up to this question we have decided to have a student panel in talk show forum discuss a difficult topic.


Inclusive excellence focuses on providing access and support to students and employees from a variety of racial, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, physical and intellectual abilities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions to create a genuinely diverse campus environment.

What is the goal of the difficult conversation?
Difficult conversations help us understand different perspectives on the same topic. A difficult conversation is a planned discussion about an uncomfortable topic or a negative experience where the goal is to share different perspectives, build mutual understanding, and develop respect (not to persuade or win").

Why is it important to discuss difficult topics with students?
"The appeal of 'the hard stuff' is that it encourages students to think critically about social life, that is, to question what they learn and make meaning from what they learn, to synthesize information from various sources, and to evaluate ideas."

The Aim of Conversation Analysis
Principally, it is to discover how participants understand and respond to one another in their turns at talk, with a central focus on how sequences of action are generated.

We look forward to having you attend this very important student-led panel discussion.

Snacks will be provided!

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