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    Supporting Communities Recovering From Natural Disasters

    The 2017 tropical storm season wreaked widespread devastation. In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, particularly the Houston area. Then in September, Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Communities across the Gulf Coast will need support for years to come.

    Alfred University is committed to helping our local community and communities further away. The following guidelines from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Center for International Disaster Information will help maximize the impact of our contributions to hurricane relief efforts.

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  • Announcements

    Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

    Proposals for spring 2018 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, November 17. Instructions for preparing and submitting a proposal and the supporting application materials can be found at the link below. Please be aware that proposals not following the required format will be returned without review.

    If you have questions, email Dr. Fred Beaudry (beaudry@alfred.edu).
    Link: ARGUS application information

    Posted by: beaudry
    AU, let's show our support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Events planned so far- PINK tees and merchandise is on sale at the AU Bookstore now! Wear PINK to the following athletic games- Men's Soccer October 17, 21, and 24, Women's Soccer Oct. 18, Football Oct. 21, JV Football Oct. 22, Swimming & Diving Oct. 21. Merchandise will be on sale at the events as well.
    Luminaries are on sale NOW at Residence Life and the AU Bookstore. There will be a luminary lighting at 7pm. Oct. 25 at the King Alfred Statue honoring everyone affected by Breast Cancer.


    Posted by: bradlemk
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. PINK tees are now on sale at the AU Bookstore for $10.00. We have two NEW tees available. ALL proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. Let's show our support and wear PINK the remaining Fridays in October.


    Posted by: bradlemk
    At 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 in Nevins Theater, PCC, Dr. Stephen Berk, an expert in the history of the Holocaust, will present a provocative lecture on the history of the Holocaust, its roots in historical anti-Semitism, the unfolding of the tragedy in Europe, and the failure of leaders in America and elsewhere to stop the destruction (one of the most controversial issues of the Holocaust today). A question and answer session will conclude the lecture, and a reception will follow where students can talk to Dr. Berk about the lecture, about the Holocaust, and about how our responsibility for the memory of the event affects our responses to ongoing crimes against humanity. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    Link: AU Connect Page

    Posted by: reginio
    October is Breast Cancer awareness month and the PINK committee is planning events that promote awareness and honor and remember those who have battled Breast Cancer. One such event will take place 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25. We will lighting the walkway up to King Alfred with luminaries and holding a short program to honor those who have survived, support those currently fighting, and remember those who have passed away. Luminaries will be for sale in the Bookstore and Residence Life office for a one dollar donation that will be put towards organizations that support cancer research. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to decorate their bags and return them to either the Bookstore or Residence Life so they can be put out on the night of the event.


    Posted by: gebel
    Soulful Sit-downs are meaningful student-run conversations centered on topics ranging from authenticity and mindfulness, to love and fear.

    This is not group therapy or a formal lecture! The purpose is to facilitate in-depth, nonjudgmental connections with our peers while exploring topics that are relevant to everyday life.

    When: Every Monday
    Time: 8:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Herrick Library's Seminar Room 106
    Link: Alfred University's Soulful Sit-down Facebook Page
    Attachment: Upcoming Soulful Sit-down Topics


    Posted by: sam17
  • Events

    As part of her exhibition "Real Lookers" at the Cohen Gallery, artist Desiree Des ('01) invites community members to exchange art or other monetary and non-monetary offerings for the posters, postcards, and hand-made buttons in her self-service, honor-system Souvenir Shop inside the gallery. Items exchanged for art souvenirs are put on display and become a community-sourced exhibition within the exhibition.

    Using consumer-grade cameras, on-demand printing processes, and readymade home goods, Brooklyn-based artist Desire Des examines the tension between the photographic image and its physical presence in space. The works presented in Real Lookers often upend viewer’s expectations by throwing the ordinary legibility of snapshots and household wares into question. New perspectives are overlaid on functional objects—like plates, picture frames, and blankets—by compounding their appearances with imagery referring back to themselves. In this fashion, American life’s everyday materialism is represented through the interaction of its most familiar implements and their own images—that is, between reality and its depiction.

    Des often creates socially engaging contexts for her art multiples, awarding them as prizes at public events, mailing them through the post, or selling them at a low cost in retail environments of her own devisement. This ensures that almost any viewer can choose to take something home and experience it on their own terms—even (and especially) if that means the works are placed into contexts beyond the artist’s original intention or control. In this way, Des hopes to encourage conversation about the role of art outside of traditional galleries and underscore how seeing a work over time changes both it and the viewer.

    For this show, Des has created a self-service, honor-system, pay-as-you-wish Souvenir Shop where visitors may take home a postcard or poster and “pay” with their own artworks or other monetary and non-monetary offerings. These transactional goods will be displayed on pedestals in the gallery, and contributors are welcome to add the Real Lookers exhibition to their résumé.
    desireedes.com

    As part of her exhibition "Real Lookers" at the Cohen Gallery, artist Desiree Des ('01) invites community members to exchange art or other monetary and non-monetary offerings for the posters, postcards, and hand-made buttons in her self-service, honor-system Souvenir Shop inside the gallery. Items exchanged for art souvenirs are put on display and become a community-sourced exhibition within the exhibition.

    Using consumer-grade cameras, on-demand printing processes, and readymade home goods, Brooklyn-based artist Desire Des examines the tension between the photographic image and its physical presence in space. The works presented in Real Lookers often upend viewer’s expectations by throwing the ordinary legibility of snapshots and household wares into question. New perspectives are overlaid on functional objects—like plates, picture frames, and blankets—by compounding their appearances with imagery referring back to themselves. In this fashion, American life’s everyday materialism is represented through the interaction of its most familiar implements and their own images—that is, between reality and its depiction.

    Des often creates socially engaging contexts for her art multiples, awarding them as prizes at public events, mailing them through the post, or selling them at a low cost in retail environments of her own devisement. This ensures that almost any viewer can choose to take something home and experience it on their own terms—even (and especially) if that means the works are placed into contexts beyond the artist’s original intention or control. In this way, Des hopes to encourage conversation about the role of art outside of traditional galleries and underscore how seeing a work over time changes both it and the viewer.

    For this show, Des has created a self-service, honor-system, pay-as-you-wish Souvenir Shop where visitors may take home a postcard or poster and “pay” with their own artworks or other monetary and non-monetary offerings. These transactional goods will be displayed on pedestals in the gallery, and contributors are welcome to add the Real Lookers exhibition to their résumé.
    desireedes.com

    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Mary Barringer, master potter, writer and recently retired editor of Studio Potter Magazine will give the fifteenth Perkins Lecture. Her lecture will focus on the extraordinary ceramic art and career of Stanley Rosen (MFA Alfred ‘56).

    Hatha yoga classes taught by a 500-hr Kripalu-certified yoga instructor. 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in the Multipurpose Room, McLane extension. All levels welcome. Free for students. Donations accepted.
    Contact Cecilia for more information (fbeach@alfred.edu)
  • Alfred Today

    4:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18

    Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center

    Cost: free

    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Mary Barringer, master potter, writer and recently retired editor of Studio Potter Magazine will give the fifteenth Perkins Lecture. Her lecture will focus on the extraordinary ceramic art and career of Stanley Rosen (MFA Alfred '56).


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    Interested in obtaining funding for a research project?

    Proposals for spring 2018 funding from the Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program are due by midnight Friday, November 17. Instructions for preparing and submitting a proposal and the supporting application materials can be found at the link below. Please be aware that proposals not following the required format will be returned without review.

    If you have questions, email Dr. Fred Beaudry (beaudry@alfred.edu).

    Submitted by: Frederic Beaudry

    Saxon Racing will be having a meeting every Thursday in Seidlin 114 at 9:00 pm starting 8/31/17. New members are always welcome!

    Submitted by: Cameron Martineau

    OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Alumni, independent curators, groups, individual artists, and collaborative projects are welcome to apply.

    Review begins Friday, November 10. Download a proposal request form and revisit our exhibitions from last semester at: http://art.alfred.edu/fac...
    Email us at cohengallery@alfred.edu.


    Submitted by: Cindy DeFelice

    This spring, Colleges Against Cancer will be working with the Relay for Life Club at Alfred State to have a combined Relay for Life event on April 14th from 12pm-12am! We encourage other clubs and organizations to get involved in this event! More information will be sent out about Relay for Life, but for now we need you all to vote on a theme for this years event! Use the link provided to vote and keep an eye out for more information about Relay for Life!!

    Submitted by: Andria Merrill

    Tips for how to stay healthy during the month of October! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

    Attachment: October Wellness Tips

    Submitted by: Kayleigh Misner

    Please see below break hours for BOTH -The Gibbs Fitness Center & Joyce Walton Health & Wellness Center.

    (Regular in-semester hours will resume on Wednesday, 10/18)


    Saturday 10/14: open 10AM-6PM
    Sunday, 10/15: open 10AM -6PM
    Monday, 10/16: open 10AM -8PM
    Tuesday, 10/17: open 10AM - 8PM

    Submitted by: Tony Aquilina

    The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting at 12:10 p.m., Thursday, October 19 in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.

    Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee will be provided.

    Speaker: Colleen Culley
    Topic: "Dude Moves: Versions of Meaning in this Pop Culture Body-language Stuff"

    After years of teaching embodied communication in businesses and at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, I have grown frustrated by the messages around movement taught in most body language courses and the support they garner from their pop-culture counter-parts. Through the lens of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, this discussion reflects on movement coaching and interpretation in body-language literature and pop-culture(Saturday Night Live, John Wayne, Big Lebowski) and their versions of an embodied and powerful masculinity.

    Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

    October 11 through October 19

    Cohen Gallery

    Cost: free

    As part of her exhibition "Real Lookers" at the Cohen Gallery, artist Desiree Des ('01) invites community members to exchange art or other monetary and non-monetary offerings for the posters, postcards, and hand-made buttons in her self-service, honor-system Souvenir Shop inside the gallery. Items exchanged for art souvenirs are put on display and become a community-sourced exhibition within the exhibition.

    Using consumer-grade cameras, on-demand printing processes, and readymade home goods, Brooklyn-based artist Desire Des examines the tension between the photographic image and its physical presence in space. The works presented in Real Lookers often upend viewer's expectations by throwing the ordinary legibility of snapshots and household wares into question. New perspectives are overlaid on functional objects-like plates, picture frames, and blankets-by compounding their appearances with imagery referring back to themselves. In this fashion, American life's everyday materialism is represented through the interaction of its most familiar implements and their own images-that is, between reality and its depiction.

    Des often creates socially engaging contexts for her art multiples, awarding them as prizes at public events, mailing them through the post, or selling them at a low cost in retail environments of her own devisement. This ensures that almost any viewer can choose to take something home and experience it on their own terms-even (and especially) if that means the works are placed into contexts beyond the artist's original intention or control. In this way, Des hopes to encourage conversation about the role of art outside of traditional galleries and underscore how seeing a work over time changes both it and the viewer.

    For this show, Des has created a self-service, honor-system, pay-as-you-wish Souvenir Shop where visitors may take home a postcard or poster and "pay" with their own artworks or other monetary and non-monetary offerings. These transactional goods will be displayed on pedestals in the gallery, and contributors are welcome to add the Real Lookers exhibition to their résumé.
    desireedes.com


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. PINK tees are now on sale at the AU Bookstore for $10.00. We have two NEW tees available. ALL proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. Let's show our support and wear PINK the remaining Fridays in October.

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    The AU Bookstore will be closed Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 14 & 15, during Fall break. Store Hours 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 16 and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17. Enjoy break everyone!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    English Professor, Juliana Gray, has just released a new book of poetry, titled "Honeymoon Palsy". Her book includes poems about art, desire, marriage, and murder! Now available at the AU Bookstore. Congratulations Juliana!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19

    Robert C Turner Gallery

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Robert C Turner Gallery

    Inspired by an antique photo album, "This is How I Remember It" investigates the lucidity of memory in relation to cultural and generational differences. Created with a combination of fiber and paint integrated into large, digital scans of the original images; the pieces facilitate a wide range of interpretation driven by each viewers' personal influences. This format starts new conversations in which the audience can reflect on their memories and understand the gravity of outside influence.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    The pool in the McLane Center will be closed during Fall Break. We will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday October 18.

    Regular hours:
    Monday- Friday 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Weekends: 3::00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (unless we are hosting a competition)

    Submitted by: Brian Striker

    One of the most touted small-town college perks is "dinner at my professor's house" and it's something we hear from alumni is a true highlight of their Alfred experience. The program is now sponsored by Richard '63 and Martha Widdicombe. Richard remembers his own personal and impactful experiences with faculty and staff and wants current students to have the same.

    Thursday 10/19 is hosted by Shakima McCants in her AU apartment. All students are welcome! Sign up on AU Connect (sign in and then search Thursday Dinner Series) or email woughter@alfred.edu. Space is limited so the sooner, the better.

    Submitted by: Kathy Woughter

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