Announcements

Current Campus Announcements:


IDEA Lab: for Social Justice & Cultural Diversity

Wednesday, October 20th, 2-3 PM
Workshop Leader: Emily Woo
Facilitators: Hiram Cray, Adero Willard, and Rey Jeong
Location: TBD
RSVP required: https://rb.gy/fodqqj
A space for/with People of Color and everyone who is interested in cultivating diverse and inclusive teaching/learning environment.
IDEA Lab workshop is a bi-weekly open discussion at Alfred University's SOAD and PAD. Anyone who is interested in cultivating a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment is invited to join. A student, faculty or a community member of color will lead each session by sharing stories and responding with empathy to other discussants. The conduct of this workshop will be 1) active listening, 2) timed responses, and 3) asking questions as a sign of respect to the storyteller. IDEA Lab will be a gathering place for students and faculty of color, and a support network to empower the local BIPOC community.

Attachment: Poster

Posted By: artsevents



Foreign Language Placement Exam

The Foreign Language Placement Exam is now administered online. Online exams can be taken in French, German or Spanish. Students must PREREGISTER by emailing Prof. S. Singer (fsinger@alfred.edu). In the email, include the language (French, German or Spanish) in which you would like to be tested. For Spring 2022 Semester classes, you must preregister during Advisement Week October 25-29, 2021.

Who should take a Placement Exam?
* Students who have taken more than two years of French, German or Spanish in high school and who intend to take the same language at AU should take the exam in that language.
* Students who are bilingual or native speakers of French, German or Spanish (or who have spoken the language at home) should take the exam in that language.

Who does not need to take a Placement Exam?
* Students who are planning to take French, German or Spanish in college but have NOT studied that language in High School (or spoken it at home) do not need to take an exam. They should start by taking 101 in their chosen language.
* Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency in a language OTHER THAN French, German or Spanish should contact Prof. S. Singer (fsinger@alfred.edu) about procedures for taking a Placement Exam through another institution.

Posted By: mcclain


Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) for Students

All students should have received an email on Friday 10/8 regarding HEERF III funds for students. Please refer to the University's website for further information.

**HOW TO RECEIVE FUNDS**

-There is no application process, eligible students are currently being finalized and those who qualify will receive a separate email communication by the end of next week.

-There is an authorization form available through 10/22 that you can complete to apply the funds directly to your student account. This can be found at alfred.scholarshipuniverse.com. After logging in, search for "HEERF III" in the upper right-hand corner.

-To make sure you receive your award quickly make sure you've enrolled in Direct Deposit and submitted your Direct Deposit Form by clicking the link below. Direct Deposit forms must be received by Thursday 10/14!

Direct Deposit Authorization & Submission

Posted By: ruscitto


Environmental Studies Speaker Series- Zachary Edwards (Virtual)

Zac Edwards, will present a talk entitled "Discovering Personal Potential in the Outdoor Space" on Friday, Oct 22 at 12:20 via zoom as part of the AU Environmental Studies and Geology Fall Seminar Series.

Edwards grew up in Alfred, and, after receiving a B.S. in biological engineering from Cornell University in 2012, began a career with Outward Bound leading wilderness expeditions and team building programs across the United States. He has served as an instructor, course director, and staff trainer for the program, teaching a broad range of courses from the Sierra Nevada mountains of California to the city parks of Philadelphia. Zac has also worked as a trail crew leader with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation managing a team in the construction of a new, sustainably designed trail on Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Zac is the son of Stephen and Pat Edwards, formerly of Alfred Station and a 2008 graduate of Alfred Almond Central School.

Please email Shannon Yocum (yocum@alfred.edu) for the Zoom link.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
12:20 pm -1:10 pm

Posted By: yocum


MeltDown: 14th Annual Iron Pour

Public Metal Casting Event by Alfred Foundry Guild. The Division of Sculpture Dimensional Studies
We welcome you to come watch the fiery spectacle of melting and casting molten metal. Joining the Alfred crew will be alumni, students and faculty to create new work in cast iron. This year Alfred students will be running the road furnace 'MothRa'; Professor Lambert's portable coke fired 100# capacity cupolette Molten Iron will flow at temperatures up 2650 degrees Fahrenheit and be poured into unique sand and cermic shell molds to create sculptural works. Some molds will be poured open face so you can witness the molten iron as it cools. Arrive at Dusk to see the Hot Iron GLOW !

Located in Sculpture Annex BackYard Foundry near the Ceramics Wood Fire Kiln Building from 5-8 pm, October 21st

AU Connect Event

Posted By: artsevents


Open Screening

Open Screening is a long-standing tradition in the School of Art and Design that provides a platform to share your video and moving images to the wider SOAD community. This semester we will be hosting Open Screening in Holmes Auditorium on October 21st from 7-9 PM. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to bring their own time-based media (video/sonic, or both) to screen via a portable hard drive. We will prioritize works under 8 minutes in length. This semester we have special live audio-visual performances by several solo and collaborative groups.

AU Connect Event

Attachment: Open Screening Poster

Posted By: artsevents


In Person Tour: Path of the Teabowl

What is a teabowl? How did it become an iconic ceramic art form? Join us in person for a tour of the exhibition during Alfred Art Walk. Guest curator Meghen Jones, Associate Professor of Art History, will discuss exhibition highlights, share behind-the-scenes insights and answer audience questions.

October 21st from 5-8 pm, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Posted By: artsevents


Open Enrollment Virtual Meetings

Open Enrollment is the yearly period when employees can enroll in any of Alfred University's insurance plans or make changes to their current coverage. Once the Open Enrollment period has closed, your ability to make changes is limited to "Life Events" until the next open enrollment period. The Open Enrollment window for the 2022 plan year will be from October 25, 2021 through November 8, 2021.

All AU and NYSCC employees should log into the PlanSource system to review benefit coverage. If you are not making any changes for the 2022 plan year, all benefits (with the exception of Medical Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Flexible Spending) will remain the same. Flexible spending accounts must be re-elected yearly. Employees will receive a separate email on October 25 with instructions on how to log in to PlanSource. Please note that all changes made during the Open Enrollment window will be effective on 1/1/2022.

Our medical, dental and vision insurance carriers will remain the same. There will be a 2% increase for medical premiums for the 2022 plan year.

Virtual Open Enrollment information sessions will be presented by Relph Benefit Advisors. Dates of the virtual meetings and a meeting link have been provided below. Spouses that are covered by AU insurance plans are welcome to attend these sessions.

* Friday, October 22 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm
* Tuesday, October 26 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Join by Phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting URL: https://aleragroup.zoom.u...
Meeting ID: 585 703 9445

If you need assistance in completing your Open Enrollment, please use the following contacts for Human Resources:
Last names starting with A-L: Tamara Green - ext. 2965 or Schweigart@alfred.edu
Last names starting with M-Z: Ashley Yackeren - ext. 2118 or Yackeren@alfred.edu

All NYSCC employees: NYSHIP has not announced Open Enrollment dates for your medical and dental plans. They will announce by the end of the year and you will receive a separate email from Tamara Green or Kayleigh Jones regarding any changes for these two benefits. However, all NYSCC employees should log into the PlanSource portal to review all other available coverages.

Posted By: yackeren


2022-23 Tuition Exchange Application Deadline is October 25, 2021

Faculty and Staff - the Tuition Exchange Export Application deadline is October 25, 2021. If your child is planning to begin college (or transfer to another college) next year, 2022-23, you may wish to explore the schools participating in the Tuition Exchange (TE) Program. RENEWAL TE Export applications are also subject to the deadline of October 25, 2021.

Please read the attached TE Information Memo for application procedures and details on the program. Two application forms are required; specifically, the AU TE Export Application and the AU Human Resource (HR) TR/TE form (links and attachments, herewith).

AU HR TR/TE Application 2022-23

Attachment: TE Information Memo for Campus Community

Attachment: AU 2022-23 TE Export Application

Posted By: bartonk


Behind the Post Workshop

Join the Wellness Center staff in this interactive workshop discussing the signs of a healthy vs. unhealthy relationship and how social media can have an impact on our view of relationships.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21st
TIME: 6-7 PM
LOCATION: Kenyon/Allen Room on the second floor of the Powell Campus Center

Just show up! No registration is required!

Posted By: khodorkovskaya


ADDITIONAL 25% OFF clearance prices @ AU Bookstore

Check out the additional 25% OFF sale at the AU Bookstore. Clothing (LOTS of children's clothing), emblematic, school supplies, and more!
(Great items for stocking stuffers!)

http://alfred.bncollege.com

Posted By: bradlemk


2022-23 Tuition Exchange Application Deadline is October 25, 2021

Faculty and Staff - the Tuition Exchange Export Application deadline is October 25, 2021. If your child is planning to begin college (or transfer to another college) next year, 2022-23, you may wish to explore the schools participating in the Tuition Exchange (TE) Program. RENEWAL TE Export applications are also subject to the deadline of October 25, 2021.

Please read the attached TE Information Memo for application procedures and details on the program. Two application forms are required; specifically, the AU TE Export Application and the AU Human Resource (HR) TR/TE form (links and attachments, herewith).

AU HR TR/TE Application 2022-23

Attachment: AU 2022-23 TE Export Application

Posted By: bartonk


2022-23 Tuition exchange Application Deadline is October 25, 2021

Faculty and Staff - the Tuition Exchange Export Application deadline is October 25, 2021. If your child is planning to begin college (or transfer to another college) next year, 2022-23, you may wish to explore the schools participating in the Tuition Exchange (TE) Program. RENEWAL TE Export applications are also subject to the deadline of October 25, 2021.

Please read the attached TE Information Memo for application procedures and details on the program. Two application forms are required; specifically, the AU TE Export Application and the AU Human Resource (HR) TR/TE form (links and attachments, herewith).

AU HR TR/TE Application 2022-23

Attachment: TE Information Memo for Campus Community

Attachment: AU 2022-23 TE Export Application

Posted By: bartonk


Job Opportunity-Senior Financial Accounting Manager

Please see the link below for more information on the open Senior Financial Accounting Manager position

Senior Financial Accounting Manager

Posted By: schweigart


Update on the AU Libraries Commitment to Anti-Racism And Anti-Oppression

In the summer of 2020, Alfred University Libraries made a Commitment to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression. In this commitment, committed to action items designed to strengthen the inclusivity of AU Libraries.

We want to update the Alfred University community on our progress and lay out where we plan on going next.

See the full blog post at the link!

Update on the AU Libraries Commitment to Anti-Racism And Anti-Oppression

Posted By: adamska


History of South Hall and opening of 1908 time capsule

To commemorate the history of the South Hall building (recently demolished, next to the Saxon Inn) the community is invited to attend a program on the history of the building (constructed in 1908 as the village public school before becoming an AU structure). As part of the program, the time capsule placed in the cornerstone during construction will be opened.
Monday, October 18th at 7:30 pm, in the Alfred Village Hall on West University Street.
Masks will be required.

Posted By: meehan