• Disaster Relief Info

    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.

    More information and resources
  • Announcements

    A Devised Theatre Production created by students and facilitated by NYC based Guest Director, Dara Malina, will open Thursday September 28 thru the 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the C.D. Smith Theatre of the Miller Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 607-871-2828

    Who is Freedom and Why Should We Speech?
    A Devised Piece About Free Speech and the First Amendment

    NOTES from Dara Malina, visiting director:
    Over the past few weeks, the group of students you will see onstage created this performance piece from a prompt, teamwork, and a lot of creativity. We have constructed a fractured response to this complicated and difficult topic as the current debate around Free Speech continues to grow and change every single day in the United States.

    This year, as our country has become more divided and fractured, we're asking: how did this happen? In a post-logic world where facts are feelings and news is fake and institutions and ideals are being dismantled, how do we construct meaning?

    I came to Alfred knowing I wanted to make something with students that felt inspired by our current politics. When I visited back in the Spring for a weeklong workshop, the students and I fully jumped into a post-logic state, using Dada and nonsense as the driving inspiration to create a collaged piece of American politics where nothing seemed to make sense anymore. It was a hysterical response to feelings not yet processed.

    Instead of looking at the world around us as discombobulated nonsense, we're now asking pointed questions: How did we get here? What are American values? What are the tenants on which our country was founded and how are they affecting our contemporary moment? Should Free Speech be protected? Should Free Speech be limited? Why?

    We invite audiences to consider the topic, our performative response, and have a conversation.
    -Dara Malina, Guest Director



    Posted by: lantz
    Singer/songwriter, Peggy Lynn is joined by her husband Dan Duggan for a concert of ballads and folk songs. Duggan is one of the foremost hammer dulcimers players in the country and has appeared on the AU stage with the Susquehanna String Band. The concert is the culmination of a residency with Ms. Lynn who will be working with FYE students composing their own songs. A few of these songs may be featured on the concert! Come for an evening of great music and fun! The concert is free and begins at 7:30 in the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, Church street (behind the Panda Chinese restaurant)


    Posted by: fclarke
    The Inamori-Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum features over 3000 sq. ft. of permanent exhibits covering the history of advanced ceramics and their modern applications in global communication, advanced electronics, energy and environment, science and industry, and home and health. The museum will be open during Open House. Please stop in and see us in Binns-Merrill Hall on the 2nd floor on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment during working hours by calling 607.871.2422.
    Link: https://engineering.alfred.edu/outreach/museum.cfm

    Posted by: hortont
    The Inamori-Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum features over 3000 sq. ft. of permanent exhibits covering the history of advanced ceramics and their modern applications in global communication, advanced electronics, energy and environment, science and industry, and home and health. The museum will be open this weekend for Homecoming Weekend events Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment during working hours by calling 607.871.2422.
    Link: https://engineering.alfred.edu/outreach/museum.cfm

    Posted by: hortont
    Residence Life at Alfred University is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to participate.

    Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment go to: www.redcrossblood.org

    Also check out the Red Cross's new system: RapidPass®. It can help save time during your next blood or platelet donation. For the best donation experience, we recommend you schedule an appointment, then complete your RapidPass® at http://www.redcrossblood....

    Intended donors are urged to drink plenty of fluids on the day of the donation, wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up, eat iron-rich foods prior to donation day, and bring a list of prescription/over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking or are in your system. Students also bring a student ID.
    Link: RapidPass signup

    Posted by: gebel
    You can purchase retired athletic jerseys at the AU Bookstore! Hurry, they won't last long! Football and men's & women's basketball jerseys!

    Come check them out! GREAT PRICES!


    Posted by: bradlemk
  • Alfred Today

    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, September 28 is hosted by President Zupan and is limited to the first 10 students to sign up. Sign up on AU Connect (sign in and then search Thursday Dinner Series) or email woughter@alfred.edu.

    Submitted by: Kathy Woughter

    Residence Life at Alfred University is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to participate.

    Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment go to: www.redcrossblood.org or sign up for a time in person in either the Powell Campus Center on Wednesday 9/13 and or Ade Dining Hall on Friday 9/15 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Also check out the Red Cross's new system: RapidPass®. It can help save time during your next blood or platelet donation. For the best donation experience, we recommend you schedule an appointment, then complete your RapidPass® at www.redcrossblood.org/rap...

    Intended donors are urged to drink plenty of fluids on the day of the donation, wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up, eat iron-rich foods prior to donation day, and bring a list of prescription/over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking or are in your system. Students also bring a student ID.

    Submitted by: Vicky Gebel

    The Engineering Career Fair will take place on Thursday, October 5. To assist you with preparing for the fair, the CDC will host Resume Days 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4. You can stop into the CDC to get your resume reviewed and pick up some FREE resume paper.

    Submitted by: Jill Crandall

    Andrew Raftery, Alex Lukas, Corinne Teed, Christy Gast

    November 3 - December 4, 2017
    Opening Reception: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 3

    Curated by Andrew Oesch

    Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition explore our human relationship to land and how we construct a sense of place.



    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    hereafter: Kelcy Chase Folsom; 2015 -2018
    Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow
    Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture Stanley Rosen
    Minyao: Art of the Everyday
    a Selection of Chinese Folk Pottery

    October 19, 2017 - January 1, 2018
    Opening Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19

    Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Cost: free

    Sponsored by: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

    Three new exhibitions are opening simultaneously on October 19, 2017.

    Holding the Line, ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen's (MFA Alfred '56) retrospective is revelatory. Rosen has long been a quiet visionary. His little known work from the late 1950's, 1960's and 70's will astonish.

    Concurrent with the Rosen exhibition the Museum is celebrating the break out career of Kelsey Chase Folsom. His thoughtful, poetic and often challenging work will be on view in the exhibition hereafter. The Museum will also feature Minyao (peoples' pottery): The Art of the Everyday. Supported by a grant from the Asian Cultural Council-Rockefeller Foundation, the collection of work on view is the result of a concerted effort to honor and preserve a powerful, disappearing ceramic language of the Chinese people.


    Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    Artist Lecture: Candidate #3 for tenure track position in Ceramic Art with emphasis in integrative design

    4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26

    Nevins Theater

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Division of Ceramics

    Please attend the public presentation by visiting artist/designer/candidate #3 for the tenure track position in ceramic art with emphasis in integrative design and digital fabrication. Please make an effort to attend all three presentations and provide the search committee with feedback and insight.

    Ant Hill Series 2016


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 22
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday, September 25

    Robert C. Turner Gallery

    Cost: Free

    Sponsored by: Robert C. Turner Gallery

    Disco Dodgeball is a 3 day dodgeball tournament with prints for sale on the cat walk.


    Submitted by: SOAD Events

    The Inamori-Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum features over 3000 sq. ft. of permanent exhibits covering the history of advanced ceramics and their modern applications in global communication, advanced electronics, energy and environment, science and industry, and home and health. The museum will be open this weekend for Homecoming Weekend events Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment during working hours by calling 607.871.2422.

    Submitted by: Tiffany Horton

    Students and others who may not yet have registered to vote in New York State may do so at one of seven Allegany County public libraries Saturday, Sept. 23. Each library will be open during its regular business hours that day.
    Participating libraries include Alfred Box of Books, Angelica Free Library, Belfast Free Library, Cuba Circulating Library, Wide Awake Club Library in Fillmore, David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville and Whitesville Public Library.
    The Voter Registration Day is sponsored by the Southern Tier Library System and PRO Allegany, a volunteer organization that promotes civic engagement.

    Attachment: Voter Registration Day poster

    Submitted by: Susan Goetschius

    Come and enjoy cuisines and music from different African countries before going out for Homecoming. Dinner will be served from 5:00-8:30pm Saturday September 23 in Susan Howell hall.

    Attachment: A Taste of Africa Dinner

    Submitted by: Martina Lewis

    You can purchase retired athletic jerseys at the AU Bookstore! Hurry, they won't last long! Football and men's & women's basketball jerseys!

    Come check them out! GREAT PRICES!

    Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

    Due to significant increases in costs of labor and raw materials, Airgas prices will increase beginning October 1, 2017. Attached is our new pricing menu beginning on the 1st. We will still NOT be charged any rental fees, just the associated cylinder fees.

    Please contact Procurement Services (ext. 2698) for any questions or concerns.

    Attachment: Airgas Pricing as of 10.1.17

    Submitted by: Cheryl Foster

    The Business Office will be offering two separate trainings in the Banner Training Room at the end of September and again at the end of October. For all faculty and staff who travel, or those who prepare travel forms on behalf of others, we encourage you to join us for one of the sessions on Travel Policy & Procedures. For faculty or staff who manage departmental budgets, we encourage you to join us for a session on Budget Process & Review.

    2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday September 28 - Travel Policy and Procedures
    2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,Thursday September 28 - Budget Process & Review

    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Friday October 27 - Travel Policy and Procedures
    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Friday October 27 - Budget Process & Review

    Please contact Jodi Howe howe@alfred.edu to register for any of these sessions.


    Submitted by: Jodi Howe

    Info Session Series Offered:

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28 in the Knight Club: Corning Inc. will be on campus presenting an info session and networking event. This will be located in the Knight Club, you can sign up for the event on Handshake which is preferred but is not required to attend.

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, in the Powell Campus Center/Board Room: Kohler Company , find out about Kohler and their co-op program and job opportunities.

    Also, Kohler is offering open interviews on October 4th, if you are interested in speaking one on one with Kohler pick a time , you are able to sign up for times right now in Handshake.

    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 in the Powell Campus Center/ Kenyon Room: Saint Gobain Refractories(Sefpro) Find out about full-time jobs and internships with Saint Gobain.

    Wednesday, October 4 in the Powell Campus Center / Board Room: Owens-Corning Find out about full-time opportunities and internships with Owens-Corning.

    Sign up for these info sessions and other events on Handshake as soon as possible. You do not have to sign up on Handshake to attend but it is preferred. These are great opportunities to speak with employers prior to the fair in a smaller group. If you need help signing into Handshake or registering for any of these events, please email daciw@alfred.edu or call 607-871-2164.

    Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

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