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    The Swimming and Diving team will be offering swimming lessons March 27th- April 6th, 2017 on Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's. They will be conducted at the Alfred University pool in the McLane Center.

    Beginner Block A 5:00 - 5:30 pm
    Beginner Block B 5:30 - 6:00 pm
    Beginner Block C 6:00 - 6:30 pm
    Intermediate 5:00 - 5:45 pm
    Advanced 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Ages: 4-13 (younger ages are allowed upon request)
    Cost: $60 for lessons - discount when enrolling 2+ children
    Registration: It is preferred if you register prior to the start of lessons through the contact information below, although registration will be available March 23rd prior to the start of lessons.

    Questions: (609) 618 - 5145 or CMB35@alfred.edu (Caroline Burgos) *Money should be paid the first night of class / checks made out to Alfred University Swimming*


    Posted by: striker
    If you are curious about Biology or plan to study it in the future, you may be wondering what do I need to do. What "prerequisites" do I need or what other knowledge will give me a solid foundation to learn biology.
    Please come to an Information Session and learn about the Biology major, the Biology minor, upcoming classes, and other opportunities in the Biology program. There will be two sessions available for your convenience.
    Monday, Mar. 27 @ 12:30p.m. and at 5:15p.m.
    Science Center, Room 303



    Posted by: yocum
    The Theater Department and Division of Performing Arts are looking for crew (stage hands, wardrobe, etc) for the spring production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Crew would be needed beginning March 30 through performances (April 6-8). No experience is necessary! Credit is available (Production credit does not incur extra costs and can be added late in the semester!)

    Please reach out asap of you are available and interested or would like more information to robin@alfred.edu


    Posted by: robin
    Workshop with visiting sound designer / composer Adam Salberg March 28 + 31

    Sound designer, Adam Salberg is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with off Broadway and regional theatres. His design credits include: The Woodsman (New World Stages), The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, All the Fine Boys, Some of the Things Inside, and The Rocky Horror Show (Yale). Adam is a graduate of Fordham University, and a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. He is currently collaborating with students and faculty on the Performing Arts production of As You Like It. During his residency at Alfred, he will be hosting a two part workshop on sound design for the performing arts. This workshop is open to all interested students and faculty.

    March 28 5:30pm-6:30pm:
    What is Sound Design? What is the role of a sound designer in a production? Examining a text, discussing basic theory, and exploring how sound design interacts with the other elements of a show.

    March 31 3:30pm-4:30pm:
    Tools of the trade. How does sound travel in space? What equipment do we have at our disposal to implement the sound design, and how do we design systems to create the most effective environment for the audience.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Sign up by emailing Natalie Robin (Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Design & Technology) at robin@alfred.edu


    Posted by: robin
    Thursday, March 30th
    112 Perlman Hall
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Exams are given in 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. Kerry Kautzman about procedures.

    Registration upon arrival.

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



    Posted by: gaffney
    A Day's Work: Rebekah Modrak and Nick Tobier, March 1- April 1, 2017

    Closing Reception April 1, 6-8pm

    Rebekah Modrak (Class of '92) and Nick Tobier present 'A Day's Work' at the Cohen Gallery, March 1-April 1, 2017


    The joint show features distinct but related bodies of work that serve to challenge viewers' social expectations. 'A Day's Work' opens March 1, with a closing reception on April 1.

    Rebekah's installation, Re Made Co., is a multimedia artistic intervention satirizing the brand narrative of Best Made Co., a New York City-based company that sells painted axes and a range of 'outdoor' consumer products using calculated and false associations with manual labor. Evolving since its launch in July 2013, Re Made Co. works across genres, including Fluxus art whose distribution channels circumvent and subvert the gallery system; critical design that challenges the values of design practice; and activist art or 'culture jamming' that attempts to introduce a critical discourse into passive consumption. Re Made Co. at Cohen Gallery will create a storefront space on Main Street in Alfred with both the products and the critique of luxury consumer culture that seeks to appropriate the work of labor.

    Nick will conduct performances in the gallery and community during the month of March. He will present, 'Marvelous Guests,' which lends new working conditions and meanings to several trades by inviting professionals to conduct their business in unusual locations. As a guest. Each encounter will produce its own forms of communication on location.

    Both artists taught at the School of Art Design at Alfred University before joining the faculty at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where they currently live and work.



    Posted by: defelice
  • Alfred Today

    I failed to leave instructions for any person who worked from home or "telecommuted" on Wednesday March 15 due to the weather. If you worked from home on that day please enter the time worked exactly as if you worked here on the campus and put a comment in the comment section that you were "Telecommuting due to the weather." This way you will be properly paid and we will have a record of your work for that day. If you telecommuted you do not use Vacation, Personal Day or Floating Holiday to account for that time.

    Submitted by: Mark Guinan

    Enid Borden ('72) will launch the Alfred University Social Justice Activist-in-Residence Series with a presentation titled "Ending Hunger: Imagine the Possibilities." The lecture is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm in Nevins Theater, followed by a reception in the Alumni Lounge, Powell Campus Center. Enid is the founder of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger and the former CEO of Meals on Wheels. Her presentation will focus on using social entrepreneurship approaches to create systems change.

    Submitted by: Nancy Evangelista

    Join Sylvia Bryant for a presentation on self-care for professional helpers.

    This presentation offers an interactive conversation that looks at the proven power of self-care as a strategy for helping professionals in coping with stress, balancing life and work, building resilience, and attending to themselves with the same care and compassion they demonstrate toward others.

    While targeted toward students pursuing careers in the helping professions, including counseling, education, and other related fields, all who can benefit from more mindful self-care and greater self-compassion are welcome.

    When: Wednesday, March 29th
    Time: 12:15 pm
    Location: Kenyon/Allen Room

    Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

    Monday, March 27 12pm

    Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

    free

    Sponsored by: FNG

    This event is in conjunction with Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight, the current exhibition at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, highlighting works by faculty from the Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies: Sarah Blood, Diane Cox, Karen Donnellan, Brett Hunter, Coral Lambert, Angus Powers and guest collaborators Paul Higham, John Hogan, Whitney Hubbs, Andrew Oesch, Hiromi Takizawa and "of the land and the sky, big horn mtns"


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    We are currently recruiting students to serve on our Peer Review and University Conduct boards. Our system is designed to hold students accountable for the Student Code of Conduct, change problematic behavior through a structured educational process, and protect the University community. The conduct system enables the campus community to take an active role in the hearing process.

    Board members need to possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgement, personal integrity, and demonstrate respect for others.

    Hearings are scheduled on as-needed basis, with the majority of them being held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm.
    Serving depends on your schedule and availability.

    If you are interested, please contact studentconduct@alfred.edu or x2132 and information about our next training will be provided.


    Submitted by: Jacob Marcy

    Employment Opportunity:
    Human Resources Generalist

    Submitted by: Connie Lewis

    Employment Opportunity:
    Assistant Dean, School of Art & Design

    Submitted by: Connie Lewis

    March 30th.

    Meet with Expert-in-Residence Bryan Wheaton, Ph.D., Research Manager - Microscopy and Surface Analysis. Ask career questions or questions about Corning Inc.

    Space is limited , sign up on Saxon Joblink soon!

    Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

    Alfred University's Institute for Cultural Unity is looking for professionals interested in presenting twenty-minute talks on relevant topics as part of our "Wednesday Talk & Response" series. The institute is a source of diversity education and multicultural programming. The institute is a resource center that develops self-awareness and respect for others through the sharing of experiences and cultures. Through this, we hope to create a stronger community here at Alfred and expand our educational philosophy even further.

    We would like to invite anyone who would be interested, to hold a short talk of no more than twenty minutes followed by small group discussion based on three questions of your choosing. Our focus areas include diversity, inclusion, tolerance, social justice or any topic that helps unites a community rather than divide. Topics will range from the timely "What is a Sanctuary Campus?" to the lighter "Why Beyoncé's Lemonade Matters?" (right before the GRAMMY Awards).

    If you are interested in presenting a topic, or have any questions, you can contact me by e-mail at ic3@alfred.edu.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Submitted by: Itan Chait Clemente

    Bowling Club's semester league invites a team of 4 faculty/staff members to bowl with the members of the club each week they go. If you are interested, Check AUconnect at the bowling club's event page, or email ABC@alfred.edu for more information and to choose a week that works best for your schedule.
    There is a schedule attached.

    Attachment: Schedule_2017_sp.docx

    Submitted by: Keshawn Laplante

    The coaching minor will be of interest to students who wish to work with youth and sport. The minor meets the coursework requirements for coaching certification in New York State schools. In addition to the three coaching courses required by the New York State Education Department, the minor includes courses which will deepen students' knowledge of nutrition, conditioning, First Aid and CPR, injury prevention, and role of sports in society. Successful completion of the coaching minor requires students to participate in a faculty-supervised practicum experience in which the student applies theoretical knowledge in practical situations. At least 15 clock hours of the 30-hour practicum will be completed in a secondary school setting, while the remaining hours will be completed in a collegiate athletic setting. Please contact Assistant Dean Williams for more details at Williams@alfred.edu or in person in Olin 434.

    Submitted by: Antonio Williams

    The Swimming and Diving team will be offering swimming lessons March 27th- April 6th, 2017 on Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's. They will be conducted at the Alfred University pool in the McLane Center.

    Beginner Block A 5:00 - 5:30 pm
    Beginner Block B 5:30 - 6:00 pm
    Beginner Block C 6:00 - 6:30 pm
    Intermediate 5:00 - 5:45 pm
    Advanced 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Ages: 4-13 (younger ages are allowed upon request)
    Cost: $60 for lessons - discount when enrolling 2+ children
    Registration: It is preferred if you register prior to the start of lessons through the contact information below, although registration will be available March 23rd prior to the start of lessons.

    Questions: (609) 618 - 5145 or CMB35@alfred.edu (Caroline Burgos) *Money should be paid the first night of class / checks made out to Alfred University Swimming*

    Submitted by: Brian Striker

    Saturday April 29th
    Registration opens at 9:00 AM
    Run/Walk begins at 10:00 AM

    Entry Fee:
    $5.00 for students (K-College)
    $15.00 for community members

    Pre-register by April 12th to be guaranteed a T-shirt

    Break the Silence! 5K Color Run/Walk is approximately 3.1 miles and will begin and end at the Alfred Village Bandstand. You will experience hills and inclines during the event. The route will be clearly marked and there will be water stations along the way.

    This event is being held to raise awareness about sexual violence. The proceeds will go to Cattaraugus Community Action's Victim Services Division. It's On Us to make a difference and to Break the Silence. Participate at your own pace and help us move towards change!



    Attachment: Break the Silence! 5K Color Run/Walk Flyer

    Submitted by: Amanda Khodorkovskaya

    The March Women's and Gender Studies Roundtable will be on Friday, March 31, from 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. in the Judson Leadership Center. The presenter will be Laurie McFadden, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and University Archivist. Her topic will be "The Feminist Origins of Wonder Woman." This presentation will cover Wonder Woman's roots in the early suffrage and birth control movements and how she was specifically created to promote the idea of women as strong, independent leaders. The WGST roundtables are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
    If you would like to present at a future WGST roundtable, please contact Sandra Singer at: fsinger@alfred.edu

    Submitted by: Sandra Singer

    AU's faculty/staff photo library, Gallery Server Pro (http://gsp.alfred.edu) has expanded over the past year!

    Hundreds of images have been added since Gallery Server Pro (GSP) was originally launched in the fall of 2015, and new ones continue to be added almost daily.

    Below is a refresher for all faculty/staff.

    This searchable photo library contains a wide variety of downloadable AU images ranging from seasonal campus scenics, to classrooms/labs, selected campus events, official AU Faculty/Staff portraits, and much more.

    GSP images are in folders cataloged by semester, by month and by topic, and as new photo assignments are completed, selected images are cataloged and posted on a regular basis. The photos are extensively tagged to assist in searches for specific subjects.

    WHO CAN ACCESS GALLERY SERVER PRO?
    GSP is accessible to any faculty or staff member who has been provided access by ITS. It is NOT accessible to students, or to the public.

    TO ACCESS GALLERY SERVER PRO
    1. Go to our.alfred.edu and hover over the left-hand side menu item "Faculty/Staff." The Gallery Server link is the 13th item listed in the fly-out menu.
    2. Type in http://gsp.alfred.edu in your browser

    Once GSP launches in your browser, you will need to enter your AU username (not full email) and email password.

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE ACCESSING GSP
    Those who haven't yet accessed GSP, must email Steven Bucklaew of ITS (bucklaew@alfred.edu) who will provide access and confirm it via email soon after he receives the request. It usually happens within minutes!

    BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD
    The primary use of many of these images is for Admissions and University Relations marketing efforts in both printed and web formats. In order to keep track of downloads (except for faculty/staff portraits), we recommend you email Rick McLay (mclay@alfred.edu) or Judy Linza (linza@alfred.edu) with a brief description of which image(s) you are downloading, and where it is going to be used.

    DOWNLOADING AN IMAGE
    There are two recommended downloadable formats:
    1. Web optimized (low resolution but full size), and 2. Original (high resolution). To download the image of your choice, use the download/share icon, which is the one on the left in the icon grouping above each image, and follow the directions.

    ATHLETICS PHOTOS
    Please contact Mark Whitehouse, AU's Sports Information director (whitehouse.alfred.edu) if you have any questions regarding access to and usage of athletics images.

    If you have any questions about GSP, or if you have images that you would like to be considered for inclusion, please contact Rick McLay at mclay@alfred.edu or Ext. 2736.

    Submitted by: Deborah Clark

    Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30

    This informal group is designed to help assist the silent minority of the Alfred Campus seeking a comfortable platform to speak about topics such as: beliefs, politics or any other relevant issue without the fear of backlash from others. While most topics are open to discussion, it is the aim of this group to maintain a safe space for positive discussion. It's a big step to be able to talk about one's beliefs without fearing judgment, and the trust it takes to open up will be fostered and protected above all else.

    For information on where this group is meeting, email Sara Clayberger at: sc30@alfred.edu

    Submitted by: Sara Clayberger

    Once again, the Writing Center is sponsoring a Pizza and Pedagogy lunchtime discussion on how to help your students become better writers when writing is not the main point of your class. The topic for this year is building on writing skills taught in our first year writing classes. The majority of our students take Writing I and/or II in their first year. So by the time they get to their upper division classes, their writing should be perfect, right? Not so much. Apart from the fact that writing is a skill that takes time to develop, students often don't transfer the skills they've learned in their introductory writing class(es) to their other classes. There obviously isn't time to completely reteach writing in every class, but possibly we can encourage transfer of skills by explicitly making connections to what the students have already learned. To start off the discussion, Allen Grove will provide an overview of skills taught in Writing I and II and Mary McInnes will talk about ways she explicitly builds on those skills in art history classes without sacrificing content. Come share your ideas and successes with fellow faculty or just listen. Pizza will be served. 12:15-1:10, Friday, March 31 in the Alumni Lounge. RSVP to Vicky Westacott, fcobb@alfred.edu (so I know how much pizza to order).



    Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

    If you are curious about Biology or plan to study it in the future, you may be wondering what do I need to do. What "prerequisites" do I need or what other knowledge will give me a solid foundation to learn biology.
    Please come to an Information Session and learn about the Biology major, the Biology minor, upcoming classes, and other opportunities in the Biology program. There will be two sessions available for your convenience.
    Monday, Mar. 27 @ 12:30p.m. and at 5:15p.m.
    Science Center, Room 303


    Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

    Alfred University's Orientation program is designed to assist new students in becoming part of the AU community and to help them feel comfortable with academic and student life on campus.

    In order to accomplish this, we rely on Orientation Guides (OG), a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable AU students who want to make a difference for their peers. Being an OG is a volunteer position involving participation in training Aug. 21-23 and the Orientation program itself, Aug. 24-27.

    Applications are due in the Center for Student Involvement, Powell Campus Center, by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 7.

    Attachment: 2017 Orientation Guide Application

    Submitted by: Patricia Debertolis

    "What's so important about that author's choice?" "Why did they use that word?" "Why does it keep raining in this book?" Answering those questions is literary analysis! Using the specific language of an author's writing, we can pull out the greater meaning. Eli Garcia will help you do it at a lunchtime workshop on Wednesday, March 29 at 12:15 in the Writing Center, Herrick Library 218 (in the Center for Academic Success). Pizza will be served. RSVP to fcobb@alfred.edu.

    Submitted by: Vicky Westacott

    Please join AU's Spanish Culture & Conversation Club, El cafecito for Salsa and Bachata Lessons! Learn to dance in these Latin American styles while practicing your Spanish speaking skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

    Monday, March 27th
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    AU Language House
    12 Park Street (across from the Saxon Inn)

    Beginner to Advanced Spanish speakers, everyone is Welcome!

    Submitted by: Michele Gaffney

    World renowned activist and Rutgers professor Charlotte Bunch will discuss April 4 how she has helped advance global women's rights and the challenges ahead, including fighting the backlash against feminism in the U.S. and abroad.

    Bunch, engaged in the `60s civil rights, anti-war, and gay rights movements, works via a feminist human rights framework. She will explain this framework, how the United Nations fits in, and how feminism continues to influence international human rights concepts and strategies.

    The Women's and Gender Studies lecture is free, with delicious food and conversation to follow. It will take place at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at Nevins Theater.

    Bios and a documentary of her life's work are in links below.




    Submitted by: Robyn Goodman

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