Announcements

Current Campus Announcements:


Special Open Enrollment for Flex Spending

FSA RELIEF NOW AVAILABLE
Alfred University has taken advantage of the temporary FSA provisions that were included in the year-end spending bill to provide you with much-needed relief during these unprecedented times.

MID-YEAR ELECTION CHANGES
To provide additional flexibility, the following mid-year election changes have been made:

ELECTION CHANGES NOW ALLOWED WITHOUT A QUALIFYING EVENT
Mid-year election changes will be permitted for the following plan type(s) and reason(s):

Plan type(s) allowing mid-year election changes:
-Medical FSAs
-Dependent Care FSAs

Change(s) that can be made without a qualifying event:
-New mid-year elections
-Increase of existing elections
-Decrease of existing elections
-Revocation of existing elections

MID-YEAR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
A mini open enrollment period will be available to allow you to enroll in our available FSA plans outside of the typical enrollment period.
Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2021

Please check your email on 3/15/21 for an official announcement with the necessary form and how to submit it to take advantage of this mid-year election change.

Posted By: guinan


Math, Physics and Chemistry Support

Looking for more support in Math, Physics or Chemistry? Check out Supplemental Instruction (SI) provided by the Center for Academic Success (CAS). SI Leaders have taken the courses in the past and lead review sessions in which participants will collaborate on course content to gain a stronger understanding of the material.

Check out the SI webpage linked here to learn more or download the SI schedule attached.

Supplemental Instruction | Center for Academic Success

Attachment: Spring 2021 SI Schedule

Posted By: pratt


HR Tip of the Month

Did you know that the IRS has announced retirement plan contribution limits for 2021?

403(b) Plan Contribution Limits:
For 2021, the contribution limit for employees into this type of account is staying the same from 2020. The annual limit is $19,500.

For participants who are age 50 and older, the catch-up contribution amount is $6,500. Meaning that older savers can choose to defer up to $26,000 of their compensation into their accounts.

How do you open a Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA) with AU?

1. First you have to decide how much money you want to set aside.

2. Secondly you have to decide if you want that money to be a Pre-Tax or Post-Tax deduction.

Pre-tax contribution is the amount of deductions you make from your bi-weekly gross wage into your 403b retirement savings account, BEFORE taxes have been deducted. By making pre-tax contributions, you are lowering your current taxable income.

Post-Tax contribution is the amount of deductions you make from your bi-weekly gross wage into your 403b retirement savings account, AFTER taxes have been deducted. By making post-tax contributions, you do not have to pay tax on withdrawals because you've already paid taxes

3. Third, you contact HR, as detailed below, and we would be happy to help you!

Non-Statutory (Regular AU Employees):

With this type of account we are able to process your contribution as a flat dollar amount, not a percentage. If you wish to open a new account, you should fill out the form attached and return to humanresources@alfred.edu

Statutory (NYSCC):

With this type of account we are able to process your contribution as a flat dollar amount, not a percentage. If you wish to open a new account, you should contact, Kayleigh Jones, to set up an appointment to enroll in either a pre-tax or post-tax SRA account.

Retirement HR Page

Attachment: TIAA SRA Non-Stat Form

Posted By: misner


Call to photographers!

Looking for experienced photographer to take high quality photographs of an upcoming art exhibition in Turner Gallery. 2-D, sculpture and video work are included in the show.

Willing to negotiate payment.

If you are interested in applying, please send a joint email with the following information to dmm15@alfred.edu and tlt9@alfred.edu:

Contact information
Social media information
Examples of your work
Details of your rates

Posted By: tlt9


1095-C Proof of Health Insurance Coverage Forms Ready

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires Alfred University to provide a 1095-C annually to all employees who are eligible to participate in health insurance. Your form is ready for you to retrieve for your tax records. To retrieve your form log on to the link below and use your AU credentials to log on to Plan Source. Once there go to the "Documents" tab on the left hand side of the page and click on "Tax Documents" where you will be able to check and download your document. The document for this year's taxes will be 2020. Please contact Human Resources if you have any problems and we will be happy to assist you.

http://aka.alfred.edu/mybenefits

Posted By: guinan


Phonathon Job Openings

Alfred University is seeking students to work in the University's Phonathon. The job pays $10 per hour and allows for flexible hours built around your schedule. If interested, please contact Caroline Burgos at burgoscm@alfred.edu.

Posted By: burgoscm


Open Call for All Hair Type Donations!

Artist working with human hair as a medium is looking for all types of scalp hair and all different length donations.

If you are interested in donating, please email tlt9@alfred.edu for instructions.

Posted By: tlt9


Special Open Enrollment for Flex Spending

FSA RELIEF NOW AVAILABLE
Alfred University has taken advantage of the temporary FSA provisions that were included in the year-end spending bill to provide you with much-needed relief during these unprecedented times.

MID-YEAR ELECTION CHANGES
To provide additional flexibility, the following mid-year election changes have been made:

ELECTION CHANGES NOW ALLOWED WITHOUT A QUALIFYING EVENT
Mid-year election changes will be permitted for the following plan type(s) and reason(s):

Plan type(s) allowing mid-year election changes:
-Medical FSAs
-Dependent Care FSAs

Change(s) that can be made without a qualifying event:
-New mid-year elections
-Increase of existing elections
-Decrease of existing elections
-Revocation of existing elections

MID-YEAR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
A mini open enrollment period will be available to allow you to enroll in our available FSA plans outside of the typical enrollment period.

Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: March 26, 2021

Please check your email on 3/15/21 for an official announcement with the necessary form and how to submit it to take advantage of this mid-year election change.

Posted By: misner


Pedagogy Workshop: Using Digital Media in Writing Assignments

Daniel Anderson from the University of North Carolina will talk about creating engaging writing assignments by incorporating digital media that students are familiar with and enjoy. Annotated playlists can be adapted to multiple disciplines to extend familiar forms of writing with audio analysis. Low-threshold tools and publicly available raw materials allow students to create podcasts and other audio projects. Twitter feeds can provide data for social science analysis and reports. These activities can further both print and media literacies and increase engagement in both online and in-person classrooms.
Friday, March 5, 3:30 pm on Zoom.

This workshop is part of the Writing Center's Pizza and Pedagogy series (without the pizza this year). Email fcobb@alfred.edu to sign up and get the Zoom link.


Posted By: fcobb



Degree Works Training for Faculty Advisors

As we get closer to fall 2021 course registration, it is time to launch the much anticipated new degree evaluation tool that a group of our colleagues has been working on for two plus years! We are excited to present Degree Works by Ellucian!! We will begin by training our faculty that carry advisee loads and then shortly thereafter offer training for other members of our staff, faculty, support staff, and students. If you carry an advising load, please use the link below to sign up for a training spot that best fits your schedule.
Once you select a date and time, you will receive a Zoom invite the evening before the training. Faculty need to sign-up at least 36 hours prior to the scheduled training they wish to participate in. Thank you!

Sign up for training

Posted By: shardlnd


Last Days -$1.00 General Reading Books & $2.00 Bargain Books

We are in the final days of the $1.00 general reading (trade )books and $2.00 Bargain books at the AU Bookstore.
Come check out the selection! Titles include fiction & literature, children's books, cookbooks, LGBT titles, art, and more.

Posted By: bradlemk


Do you still need to purchase textbooks? Textbook returns will start soon

Students, do you need to purchase textbooks yet? Textbook returns back to publishers will start soon. Make your purchases this week!

http://alfred.bncollege.com

Posted By: bradlemk


Constructing Identity - Submissions due!

Constructing Identity student show submissions are due on 3/7/21 at midnight!

Constructing Identity is a curated show from freshman to graduate level art students.

This show deals with a variety of topics surrounding the constructions of identity and the role issues surrounding gender play in such identity construction. These topics will range across the gender spectrum, giving voice to non-conforming/non-brinary expression alongside traditional binary paradigms, including but not limited to LQBTQ+ issues, gender bending, cross dressing, fitting in/not fitting in and body image.

Please send submissions to tlt9@alfred.edu or dmm15@alfred.edu with the follow pieces of information:

*Images or video - 2 minimum per piece or series.
*Short paragraph about you and your work.
*The medium, dimensions and mode of installation.
*Your contact information.

Posted By: tlt9


Constructing Identity - Submissions due!

Constructing Identity student show submissions are due on 3/7/21 at midnight!

Constructing Identity is a curated show from freshman to graduate level art students.

This show deals with a variety of topics surrounding the constructions of identity and the role issues surrounding gender play in such identity construction. These topics will range across the gender spectrum, giving voice to non-conforming/non-brinary expression alongside traditional binary paradigms, including but not limited to LQBTQ+ issues, gender bending, cross dressing, fitting in/not fitting in and body image.

Please send submissions to tlt9@alfred.edu or dmm15@alfred.edu with the follow pieces of information:

*Images or video - 2 minimum per piece or series.
*Short paragraph about you and your work.
*The medium, dimensions and mode of installation.
*Your contact information.

Posted By: tlt9


Constructing Identity - Submissions due!

Constructing Identity student show submissions are due on 3/7/21 at midnight!

Constructing Identity is a curated show from freshman to graduate level art students.

This show deals with a variety of topics surrounding the constructions of identity and the role issues surrounding gender play in such identity construction. These topics will range across the gender spectrum, giving voice to non-conforming/non-brinary expression alongside traditional binary paradigms, including but not limited to LQBTQ+ issues, gender bending, cross dressing, fitting in/not fitting in and body image.

Please send submissions to tlt9@alfred.edu or dmm15@alfred.edu with the follow pieces of information:

*Images or video - 2 minimum per piece or series.
*Short paragraph about you and your work.
*The medium, dimensions and mode of installation.
*Your contact information.

Posted By: tlt9


Fish Fry Friday this Friday Night at the Community Table

Bring home a Beer Battered Fish Fry this Friday night (3/5) from the Community Table on the 2nd floor of the Powell CC from 4:30 until 7:00pm. Other options will include Cajun Lemon-Pepper Broiled Catfish as well as The Beyond Burger for a vegetarian option.

Each entrees comes with coleslaw, your choice of potato, a dinner roll, dessert and a 16oz soda all for just $13.95.

All orders must be preordered using the GET Mobile App. Dining Dollars, Fiat Bux, and Credit Cards accepted.

Availability is limited so preorder yours now!

Posted By: dobson


Str8 Eight Card Game Virtual Event - Fun for anyone!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a card game that was invented in Alfred, NY? AU Alumni and Inventor Peter McClain ('00) will be teaching small groups of players how to play Str8 Eight in this Virtual Powell Campus Take-Over event. This Friday, March 5th 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Find a small group of 2 to 4 Friends on Campus and make plans to play together. Sign-up and pick- up your deck of Str8 Eight at SAB Wednesday - Friday this week. The Deck will have the Meeting ID and Passcode. Join the Zoom at 8:00 p.m. for instruction on how to play. Then you will compete against others around the Alfred community to win. SAB will also provide a Grand Prize to be announced at the end of the event. This event is Co-Sponsored by InterVarsity and SAB

To request the zoom link if you already own the Str8 Eight card game, please email mcclain@alfred.edu

Powell Campus Take-Over this Friday March 5th InterVarsity will be located in the Boardroom of PCC on the 2nd floor . Stop in from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. if you want in-person direction on how to play.

Attachment: Str8 Eight Card Game Virtual Event Poster

Posted By: mcclain


Champion Sports Logo-ed Tees- $9.99 this week

All AU sports logo-ed tees are on sale for $9.99 this week! This is 50% OFF! Show your support for your Saxon team!

http://alfred.bncollege.com

Posted By: bradlemk


Str8 Eight Card Game Virtual Event - Fun for anyone!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a card game that was invented in Alfred, NY? AU Alumni and Inventor Peter McClain ('00) will be teaching small groups of players how to play Str8 Eight in this Virtual Powell Campus Take-Over event. This Friday, March 5th 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Find a small group of 2 to 4 Friends on Campus and make plans to play together. Sign-up and pick- up your deck of Str8 Eight at SAB Wednesday - Friday this week. The Deck will have the Meeting ID and Passcode. Join the Zoom at 8:00 p.m. for instruction on how to play. Then you will compete against others around the Alfred community to win prizes. Top scorer of each group will get to keep the game. SAB will also provide a Grand Prize to be announced at the end of the event. This event is Co-Sponsored by InterVarsity and SAB

To request the zoom link if you already own the Str8 Eight card game, please email mcclain@alfred.edu

Attachment: Str8 Eight Card Game Virtual Event Poster

Posted By: mcclain


Alfred University Service Awards Nominations Request

The Employee Recognition Committee would like you to know that the nomination form is open to nominate your co-workers for the three established service awards. Nominations will be received through 4/23/21.

Three Awards (to read more about these click the link below):
-Bob Condrate Lifelong Learner Award
-Saxon Service Award
-Cathy Johnson Service Award

These awards will be presented at the 3rd/4th Annual Employee Recognition Event held on 5/11/21 from 2-4 virtually.

Service Awards Web Page

Posted By: misner


$9.99, $14.99, & 24.99 Clothing Sale @ AU Bookstore

Come to the AU Bookstore to check out the tees, hats, sweatshirts and sweatpants on SALE for $9.99, $14.99, and $24.99. It's up to a 50% SAVINGS!
Sale dates 3/1 - 3/4/21 Monday through Thursday!

Posted By: bradlemk


Spirit of Service Award Nominations Open!

Nominations for the 2021 Spirit of Service Awards are open! Recognize a student or student group, faculty or staff member, or Alfred community member for an award highlighting their efforts on behalf of our community.

The annual Spirit of Service Awards celebrate those who support the greater Alfred community and honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who embodied the principles of equality, social justice, community, and service. Nominations are open through March 15, 2021.

Contact Service Learning Coordinator Corey Fecteau with questions: fecteauc@alfred.edu

Spirit of Service Award Nomination Form

Attachment: 2021 Spirit of Service Awards Poster

Posted By: fecteauc


Environmental Studies House Application for 2021-2022

If you would like to live in the Environmental House on 16 Park St. next academic year, please fill out an application.

The applications can be found using the link below. This is an AU residence for students who would like to develop a "green" lifestyle and you must apply to live there because space is limited. Applications are due by March 15, 2021.

The Environmental House is open to students of all majors.

If you have any questions or would like an electronic copy of the application, please send an email to Michele Hluchy at fhluchy@alfred.edu

Attachment: Alfred University ENVS House Application 20/21

Posted By: yocum