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    Have you ever forgotten your email password? And you couldn't call the ITS Helpdesk to reset your password because it was after business hours? Starting Spring semester, all Alfred University campus community members will have the ability to reset their password without having to contact the ITS Helpdesk. In order to use this procedure, users will need to opt in and provide a phone number or an alternate email address.

    Setup Link: https://aka.ms/mfasetup
    Reset Link: https://aka.ms/sspr

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    Time to celebrate! 2019 SENIOR tees are on sale at the AU Bookstore. $10.00 each!


    Posted by: bradlemk
    Students from 4 institutions and 3 countries have worked within set guidelines to exhibit 60 prints, demonstrating a diverse selection of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques.

    Headed by Expanded Media junior (and Anderson Ranch Scholarship recipient) Esmé Saccuccimorano, and supported by Polina Arteev and Print Club, the exchange is on view in the Harder Hall Lobby April 15-10.

    With a traditional postcard dimension requirement, students created editions of 15, allowing for a substantial distribution of their work abroad and international dialogue.

    Participating institutions and professor contacts:
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (Prof. John Graham)
    Alfred University, NY, USA (Prof. Myles Calvert)
    California State University, Sacramento, California, USA (Prof. Summer Ventis)
    Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland (Prof. Marta Bozyk)

    Invited Alfred University printmaking students:
    Kayleah Aldritch
    Polina Arteev
    Nathaniel Atkinson
    Susana Barger
    Grace Fossett
    Skyler Gasper
    Julia Lauer
    Emily Martin
    Brianna Mieth
    Makenzie Morrow
    John Papin
    Esmé Saccuccimorano
    Claudia Savickas
    Uma Samudrala
    Chloe Strang

    Attachment: poster


    Posted by: calvert
    Are you an animal lover looking to make a difference for animals in need? The Alfred University Libraries are hosting a Pet Supply Drive benefitting the SPCA Serving Allegany County!

    Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all encouraged to participate! Supplies may be dropped off at Herrick and Scholes Libraries from Monday, April 15th through Monday, April 29th. (See list of supplies needed below.)

    Any questions? Please contact Natalie Skwarek at skwarek@alfred.edu or (607) 871-2792. On behalf of all of our animal friends, thank you!

    Wish list items include (but are not limited to):

    dry and wet kitten and cat food
    dry dog food
    (the animals are used to Purina brand cat chow or kitten chow or 4Health brand
    available at Tractor supply.)
    rodent food and bedding
    cat and dog treats
    cat and dog toys
    catnip
    wood pellets used for kitty litter
    animal brushes
    dog collars and leashes
    towels and washcloths
    paper towels
    bleach
    dish soap
    liquid laundry soap
    13 & 39 gallon trash bags
    office supplies




    Posted by: romanchockm
    Get ready for SENIOR WEEK! All May graduates are invited to participate May 13-16 in the activities planned. Tickets are on sale at the AU Bookstore, $50.00 cash or $55.00 through cashnet. Monday, May 13 kicks off Senior Week with a Knight on Us reception, May 14- Keuka Lake Wineries and Brewery Tours including lunch. May 15 is go-cart fun at Minnehan's Fun Center and Cider Creek in the evening. Thursday, May 16 is the 2nd Annual Senior Art Show Reception and later a comedian in the Knight Club. Purchase tickets by May 6!

    Attachment: Senior Week 2019


    Posted by: bradlemk
    All are welcome to the lecture "The Journey of an 'Undesirable Alien' from the Oki Islands, Japan, to Alfred, USA," by Choichiro Yatani, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Alfred State. Thursday April 25, 3:20 pm - 4:35 pm. Binns-Merrill 106-C. Sponsored by the Global Studies program. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Meghen Jones (jonesmm@alfred.edu).


    Posted by: jonesmm
    AU faculty and staff, join us at The Community Table (second floor of Powell) this Friday, April 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm!

    Learn about our space and mingle with AU Fresh staff!
    Refreshments will be available


    Posted by: williamsmz
  • Alfred Today

    *Please note, the following information does not apply to the AUNY graduating students. Those students will have a separate ceremony on June 14th in Brooklyn, NY. AUNY students will receive separate information regarding this ceremony.*

    * All approved graduating students and students on the walk-list through the University Registrar's Office, will each be allotted five tickets for attendance to the annual Commencement Ceremony.
    * Faculty, members of the graduating class, and all other staff partaking in the ceremony will not need a ticket.
    * Tickets will be available starting Monday, April 22 - Friday, May 17, 2019 for approved graduates in the Powell Campus Bookstore on the second floor of the Powell Campus Center.
    * Those requesting additional tickets have the option of being placed on a list. On May 13, prior to the Commencement Ceremony, a review of any remaining tickets will be conducted and those tickets will be divided and distributed evenly amongst the requests. Placement on this list is not a guarantee of additional tickets.
    * Students and guests may park in any valid parking spot the day of the ceremony. Shuttles, starting at 8:00 am until 1:30 pm, will be running from several locations to assist you with getting to the McLane Center and returning to your vehicles.
    * Guest seating opens at 8:30 am. Please arrive early to locate parking and be seated prior to the start of the ceremony at 10 am.
    * Any person occupying a seat must present a ticket for admittance. There is no standing room area in the McLane Center for guests without tickets.
    * For those without tickets, an overflow area will be available in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, where a live streaming video of Commencement will play.
    * A live stream video of Commencement will be available on the Alfred University website.
    * Children under the age of 3 years old who will sit in a lap during the entire ceremony do not require a ticket. Please note, due to strict fire regulations, strollers and car seats may not be taken into the McLane Center.
    * Guests with disabilities: seating on the floor (rather than bleachers) is available and guests may enter at the lower level of the McLane Center. We encourage you to make prior arrangements with Bonnie Dungan, Director of Summer and Parent Programs at dunganbj@alfred.edu or (607) 871-2612 should you require special assistance.
    * Cell phones and other electronic equipment must be turned off or muted.
    * Due to fire regulations, guests are not permitted in the aisles during the ceremony at any time.
    * Professional photographers will be taking photos of the graduates as they receive their diplomas.

    Submitted by: Meghan Dwyer

    The University will henceforth observe a summer work schedule beginning the Monday following commencement and concluding the second Friday in August. For this year, summer hours will begin on Monday, May 20 and will continue through Friday, August 9.

    While most University employees will be working according to the Administrative Office hours, some department schedules may vary. Please speak with your supervisor for your department's schedule.

    Administrative Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (with a half hour lunch)
    Maintenance, Grounds and Custodial: No schedule change

    Additional Information:
    -On the door of your office, please post summer office hours
    -Please change your voice mail message to indicate your specific summer hours, as may be appropriate
    -Any questions regarding payroll/timesheets, please contact the Payroll Department

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    Join us for conversations about being "a light in the workplace" as we study the book of John together this semester, led by co-leaders: Jared Cooper and Mariah Evans. Thursdays at 12:10 pm in the Herrick Conference room 202!

    Submitted by: Mariah Evans

    Please join us for the 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, April 26 in the Miller Performing Arts Center Theater at 4:00 pm.

    This is a wonderful opportunity for the Alfred University community to honor our "best and brightest" students as well as honor and acknowledge several distinguished faculty. Please come and support your friends and faculty.

    This is not a ticketed event and open seating is available.

    Submitted by: Meghan Dwyer

    The Office of Alumni Engagement is looking to hire 15-20 Student Ambassadors to assist with our 2019 Reunion Weekend June 5-9. Must have own transportation to/from Alfred. Campus housing and meals are included throughout the weekend. Great opportunity to network with returning alumni. Get paid and have fun at the same time! Call Janet or Maggie at (607) 871-2144, or stop over to the Fasano House for more information.

    https://www.alfred.edu/alumni/reunion.cfm

    Submitted by: Maggie Alsworth

    Say some prayers, eat some challah, enjoy some dessert. RSVP not required. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their religious background. Hope to see you there!

    Check out this event on AUConnect

    Submitted by: Rachael Pettinicchi

    The AU Chorus is open to all students regardless of musical background. If you can sing, we want you. If you've always wanted to sing but are a little unsure, we will teach you!

    University Chorus is a 2 credit course MUSC 271 and satisfies part of the Arts credit in General Education. The choir meets on Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and Wednesday from 5:20 pm - 6:50 pm. Chorus can be taken as an overload with no additional charge. To do this, you will need to get an overload form and signatures, but it's really easy. The group is also open to faculty and community members.

    Singing in a choir has been shown to relieve stress and help people to find a community.

    Submitted by: Luanne Crosby

    In the Brick basement
    Every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Bring your own drawing materials

    Attachment: Open Draw

    Submitted by: Sage Gonzalez

    The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Provost Office will be meeting at 12:10 pm on Thursday, April 25 in the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

    Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided

    Speaker: Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge
    Topic: The Only Thing I Can See is the Sky

    Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge , Assoc. Prof. of Art at the University of Rochester, will present a series of multimedia art projects developed in collaboration with incarcerated artists and writers.

    Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

    A TIAA consultant will be conducting one-on-one, 45-minute, individual retirement counseling sessions on Tuesday, April 30, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, June 19, in the Human Resources Conference Room in Greene Hall. Let them help you make financial decisions that are right for you. To schedule an appointment, employees should call TIAA at 1.800.732.8353 and remain on the line for assistance; or register at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.

    Submitted by: Kim Wyant

    Free comedy series. Derrick will be performing on Friday May 3rd at 9pm in the Knight Club at Alfred University.

    Submitted by: Ashlee Wilmier

    As ITS gets set for this summer's computer refresh we would appreciate your help. If you have a leased computer with a sticker that shows AU16 followed by three additional digits please email its location and user to deployment@alfred.edu. ITS records Asset information, but oftentimes with turnover and employees swapping computers we are unable to locate all devices that are scheduled to be replaced during the summer. Please email deployment@alfred.edu to guarantee the computer is upgraded.

    Thank you,
    Liz Moore
    Help Desk and Desktop Support Manager

    Submitted by: Liz Moore

    5K - Registration 7:30 pm
    5K Start - Friday, May 3 at 8:30 pm
    Online registration ends Thursday, May 2 at 12:00 pm
    Location: Wellsville Municipal Airport
    2600 Tarantine Road

    Spring is here and so is the GLOW 5K Run and Walk! Jones Memorial Hospital along with the GLOW 5K Run and Walk would greatly appreciate your ability to help us spread the word for this great event. I've attached an information flier along with a registration form that can be shared electronically or easily printed. As we count down the days to the GLOW 5K Run and Walk we greatly appreciate your assistance with this and look forward to seeing you at this community WELLNESS event!

    Entry Fees:
    0-5 years old- free
    6-13 years old- $15.00
    14 & older- $25.00

    Register for GLOW 5K Run & Walk

    Submitted by: Kathy Woughter

    Do you know what HIPAA stands for? Do you know what HIPAA protects?

    HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information.

    The HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, to develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared. This applies to all forms of PHI, including paper, oral, and electronic, etc. Furthermore, only the minimum health information necessary to conduct business is to be used or shared.

    As a Supervisor if you become aware that your employee needs time away from work due to a medical condition for themselves or their family members, the employee does not have to disclose what that medical condition is to you. You should refer them to Kayleigh Misner, in Human Resources, for proper handling of Family Medical Leave Act, Short Term Disability, and/or Paid Family Leave.

    If the employee shares that they are needing time off for surgery to you, as their Supervisor, under the HIPAA laws you have no right to share that with anyone else, besides Human Resources. That is a breach of HIPAA confidentiality and can be punishable by law. If it is in email form, you should not forward the email on to anyone else, including your boss, only Human Resources should receive this email.

    You cannot discuss with your other employees that the employee will be off for surgery, unless the employee explicitly tells you that you may discuss it with the team. Of course, if the employee wishes to discuss his/her own medical information with others, that is not an employer violation.

    HIPAA Notice

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    On Hot Dog Day, Saturday, April 27, there will be a car smash in between Myers and Pearlman! $1 for 3 hits!

    http://saxonracing.org

    Submitted by: Nathaniel Blakley

    All are welcome to the lecture "The Journey of an 'Undesirable Alien' from the Oki Islands, Japan, to Alfred, USA," by Choichiro Yatani, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Alfred State. Thursday April 25, 3:20 pm - 4:35 pm. Binns-Merrill 106-C. Sponsored by the Global Studies program. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Meghen Jones (jonesmm@alfred.edu).

    Submitted by: Meghen Jones

    We are pleased to announce that Behrouz Azimian will defend his MS Electrical Engineering thesis entitled "Microgrid with Electric Vehicles" on Thursday, May 2 at 11:20 am in Binns-Merrill, room 106. Copies of Behrouz' thesis are on display in the Dean's office in Binns-Merrill Hall, room 160 and in the Seidlin Annex, room 206.


    Attachment: Abstract by Behrouz Azimian

    Submitted by: Laura Grove

    AU faculty and staff, join us at The Community Table (second floor of Powell) this Friday, April 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm!

    Learn about our space and mingle with AU Fresh staff!
    Refreshments will be available

    Submitted by: Marie Williams

    Everyone is welcome! Eat what you cook!

    Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    with Professor David Marsh

    Saxon Swipe or $8
    (Cash, Credit, Dining Dollars, or Fiat Bux)

    Sign up by Monday, April 29.
    Call 871-2247 or email snyderhg@alfred.edu.
    Class size is limited.

    The Community Table is on the second floor of Powell Campus Center, next to the elevator.

    Submitted by: Marie Williams

  • News

    • Art Force 5 ‘SUNY Super Team’ announced
      Apr 25, 2019

      Alfred University has again joined in SUNY’s collaborative spirit, announcing a team of “superheroes” representing six different SUNY institutions. The team is part of the Art Force 5 program at Alfred University, which uses art to help communities address difficult issues while promoting “creativity over conflict.”

    • Environmental science professor Beaudry to give Bergren Forum at Alfred University
      Apr 24, 2019

      Frederic Beaudry, associate professor of environmental science at Alfred University, will give a presentation titled “Old Fields, Farming Woes and Breeding Birds” at the May 2 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.

    • Alfred University set to host Hot Dog Day festivities
      Apr 23, 2019

      Alfred University is set to host a number of activities for the 47th annual Hot Dog Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27. Organized each year by Alfred University and Alfred State College, Hot Dog Day benefits several area charitable and non-profit community organizations.

    • Alfred University Choirs to present spring concert
      Apr 23, 2019

      The Alfred University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and the Alfred Volunteer Choir Comp any will join voices to present a spring concert on Saturday, May 4, that celebrates diversity, community and hope.

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