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    Allen Term

    If you're taking any classes during the Allen Term, be sure to check out the support for online students. It's a good idea to be on top of any technical issues that may come up during this time.

    We also have a new Self–Service Password Reset available to make it easier for you to change your password. If you forget your AU email/ network password, you can reset it. However, you must sign up for this service and provide an alternate email address or phone number. It is recommended that you sign up soon after you activate your email account. To reset a forgotten password, you can visit the AU Webmail login page and click "Can't Access Your Account," or "Forgot my Password."

    Remember to make sure your password is at least 10 characters long and includes at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, special character and/or number. Try not to include personal information or dates in it so that it can't be easily guessed.

  • Announcements

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Alfred Today

    1 DAY SALE- January 17- Take an ADDITIONAL 50% OFF clothing and sale clearance. The racks are loaded with new items at the AU Bookstore! We also have a rack of $1.00 Bargain books.

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    Gear up for cold weather! All fleece, cold weather, and outerwear is 25% OFF at the AU Bookstore 1/21-1/25/19. Bundle up when walking to class!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    Do you love to sing or play an instrument? Share your talent with other musicians in Performing Arts by joining an ensemble and/or taking private lessons. Private Lessons under MUSIC on Banner. Ensembles are Free Overload credit, and we have instruments, so there is no excuse not to join this Spring ! Questions- email LANTZ@

    MUSC 271 AU Chorus
    MUSC 273 Concert Band
    MUSC 274 Jazz Band
    MUSC 275 Symphony Orchestra
    MUSC 133 Music of Guzheng - instruments provided !
    MUSC 279 Chamber Music
    MUSC 272 Chamber Singers - contact Luanne Crosby

    Submitted by: Lisa Lantz

    A TIAA consultant will be conducting one-on-one, 45-minute, individual retirement counseling sessions on Tuesday, January 29, Tuesday, February 26, and Monday, March 11, in the Human Resources Conference Room in Greene Hall. Let her 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

    Submitted by: Kim Wyant

    Date: Thursday, January 17
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Alfred, NY
    Cost: free
    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Alfred Art Walk is a collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses of Alfred University and Alfred State College in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities. Our goal is to support local artists and galleries and to highlight Alfred as the arts destination it truly is.

    Alfred Art Walk is open to anyone in the Alfred area who would like to participate. Have an event for Art Walk? Contact us!

    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    Opening February 7, 2019 - July 28, 2019

    Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7
    Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Cost: free

    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Through the lens of renowned photographer Brian Oglesbee, large scale photographs document the personal kilns used by Alfred ceramic art luminaries and serve by analogy as individual portraits of the artists. Included are panoramic views of the Alfred University kiln rooms that are associated with the work of graduates of the ceramic art program.

    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    For this benefits update, included is a PDF regarding information as it relates to the changes to the Non-Statutory and Retiree benefits for 2019.

    Please review the attached PDF for helpful tips for a smooth transition from BCBS to Univera and OptumRx.

    If you still have questions regarding the new insurance, be sure to reach out to Kayleigh Misner, Kim Wyant, or Mark Guinan.

    Attachment: Benefits Update

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    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

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    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.

    Submitted by: Brian Saltsman

    The AU Bookstore will offer the NY Times newspaper subscription for the Spring semester. The Monday -Friday NY Times arrives daily for pick up at the bookstore after 1:30 pm. Newspapers will start on 1/22/19 and end on 5/13/19. No newspapers during spring break. The cost is $75.00 for the semester which equals $1.00/day for the NY Times! Let us know if you would like a subscription.

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    As of Monday, Jan 14, we had 3200 pairs of shoes for the Navajo Water Project!! We surpassed our goal of 2500 pairs by a large amount, thanks to the incredible generosity of the greater Alfred community. If you still have shoes, we will take them for a few more days, but those 3200 pairs will bring us $1280 for the Navajo Water Project. In the next week or two we will have the final tally of what we raised for the project, but we estimate it will be something just over $10,000, which is more than enough money to provide two homes on the reservation with clean, running water. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    If you still have shoes you are dying to get rid of, email me at or bring them to the Science Center. We have left that collection box there in the second floor lobby.

    Submitted by: Michele Hluchy

    Foreign Language Placement Exam
    Tuesday, January 22
    Perlman Hall 112
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Exams are given for French, German and Spanish.

    Who needs to take the Placement Exam?
    * Students who have taken more than two years of a language in high school and who intend to take the same language at AU must take the exam.
    * Students who are bilingual or native speakers or who have spoken the language at home.
    * Students do NOT need to take the exam if they did not study a language previously or if they are planning to take a different language in college.
    * Students who wish to demonstrate proficiency in another language should contact Dr. Sandra Singer about procedures.

    Registration upon arrival.

    *Please remember to bring your student ID and a #2 pencil.*

    Submitted by: Janet McClain

    The Pre-Health Club, Biology Club and the Athletic Training Club will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 29 from 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the Knight Club (3rd floor of Powell Campus Center). To make an appointment, visit, call 1-800-733-2767, or use the following GoogleForm:

    **The Red Cross is currently in URGENT NEED status for donations.** Thank you for donating and helping to save lives!

    Submitted by: Elisabeth Estep

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