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    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
    Event to be held Thursday, March 30th at 5:00 pm in Holmes Auditorium.

    On Thursday, March 30th, at 5:00pm in Holmes Auditorium the Institute for Electronic Arts will host a panel discussion with printmaker Scott Stephens, new media artist Elisabeth Pellathy, and sculptor Lee Somers on their collaborative project, the Cahaba River Watershed Project.

    The Cahaba River Watershed Project is an investigation of the natural environment and how it has shaped and is shaped by human activity. The Cahaba River is a 200-mile free flowing river with some of the greatest biodiversity and scenic beauty in the South. It rises near Birmingham and flows southwest to the Alabama River just south of Selma. As it passes through Montevallo's Shelby County it is fed by the Little Cahaba watershed that rises in Ebenezer Swamp, an ecological preserve and research center of the University of Montevallo.

    The three themes of interest around the Cahaba River are the natural environment, the human history, from Civil War to Civil Rights, and its ecological and geological features, containing natural resources that are used for economic activity, especially the coal, limestone and iron ore mining that was the foundation of the early iron industry in the area.
    Link: Event on IEA website
    Attachment: Event Poster


    Posted by: dh7
    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' closes 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
    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


    Posted by: fsinger
  • Events

    “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, Pizza will be served. RSVP to fcobb@alfred.edu.
    Hatha yoga classes taught by a Kripalu-certified yoga instructor. All levels welcome. Mondays and Wednesday 5:15-6:45 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, McLane annex (2nd floor).

    All levels welcome. Donations accepted.
    Contact Cecilia for more information (fbeach@alfred.edu)
    The Bergre Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting on Thursday March 30th at 12:10 PM in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.

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

    Speaker: Katarina Riesing
    Topic: "Soft Core"

    A recipient of the International Faculty Development Fund, Asst. Prof. of Foundations Katarina Riesing will look back at her summer as an artist-in-residence at the Icelandic Textile Center and will show her most recent work as well as student works from her Honors textile course.


    Enid Borden's presentation titled "Ending Hunger: Imagine the Possibilities," scheduled for Thursday, March 30 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm is cancelled due to illness.
    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. RSVP to Vicky Westacott, fcobb@alfred.edu (so I know how much pizza to order).

    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
  • 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's presentation titled "Ending Hunger: Imagine the Possibilities," scheduled for Thursday, March 30 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm is cancelled due to illness.

    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

    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 PM on Thursday March 30th in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.

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

    Speaker: Katarina Riesing
    Topic: "Soft Core"

    A recipient of the International Faculty Development Fund, Asst. Prof. of Foundations Katarina Riesing will look back on her sumer as an artist-in-residence at the Icelandic Textile Center and will show her most recent work as well as student works from her Honors textile course.

    Submitted by: Marilyn Saxton

    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

    This award program recognizes students conducting outstanding undergraduate research at Alfred University. Students engaged in research in all fields and programs on campus during this academic year are encouraged to apply for this award. The Sigma Xi advisory board will evaluate applicants and their supporting materials against a rubric. Award recipients will be acknowledged at the Honors Convocation this April. Award winners are also expected to prepare and present a poster about their work at the Undergraduate Research Forum.

    All applicants for this award must prepare and submit the following documents to sigmaxi@alfred.edu by April 9, 2017.
    * 250 word abstract of your research written to be accessible by a broad audience that includes a statement about why your work is significant, how it connects to the greater body of knowledge in your field, experiments you have conducted, key findings you have determined to date, and how you have/plan to disseminate the work. Please also indicate any funding sources for your work and be sure to include your name and program at the start of the file (also will not count against word limit).
    * A resume or CV that must include a listing of publications and presentations of your work.
    * One PDF file of a poster or paper to be presented related to your work.
    * All submissions must include one supporting statement by the faculty research advisor, who will need to email their letter of recommendation to sigmaxi@alfred.edu separately.
    * Your abstract must also be submitted to the Undergraduate Research Forum (held Thursday, April 20). Abstracts are also due April 9.

    Awards will be given out at the Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21.

    Submitted by: Shannon Yocum

    "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

    The Institute for Cultural Unity's Senate Student Diversity Director position is now open for applying! If you are interested in this position, please complete the attached document and submit to the Institute for Cultural Unity Main Suite (release to a coordinator). If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nur, the current Senate Student Diversity Director, at nba1@alfred.edu. Last day to apply is April 7, 2017.

    Attachment: Senate Student Diversity Director Application

    Submitted by: Nur Amalina Amir Hamzah

    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

    Buy One, Get One 50% OFF all Alta Gracia Rolled Tees, March 28-30. Come check out the colors! Some colors remind you Spring is on the way!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    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

    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

    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' closes 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.

    Attachment: poster by Colton Wilhelm

    Submitted by: Cindy DeFelice

    Opening Reception: April 6, 4:30- 7pm
    Open through: April 6 - July 17, 2017

    Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Cost: Variable

    Core Sample: Additional Findings is the second in a series of exhibitions that explore the permanent collection of The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. That collection features the art of renowned Alfred University ceramic art faculty, as well as other major 20th and 21st century American and international ceramic artists. In addition, the exhibition will include ceramic works of individuals whom the Museum calls "Ancestors" - ceramic artists of the ancient Americas, as well as Japan, China, Korea, Africa, and American Indian communities. Finally, the Museum's collection includes works from its Master of Fine Arts collection, representing the astonishing creativity and intellectual rigor of artists who have received MFA degrees in ceramic art from Alfred University.

    Admission is free every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members, Alfred State and Alfred University faculty, staff and students and children under 18. Admission during regular hours is $7 for general public; $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for local residents for non-Alfred students, AAA or military service.

    Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.



    Submitted by: SOAD Events

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