Monday, March 20, 2017
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Official News
· Accounting For Time Due to the Weather Emergency
· May Graduates Order your Cap & Gown
General Announcements
· Gender Literacy in the Classroom
· Swimming Lessons
· All Hats Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF
· Phi Beta Kappa Wit & Wisdom winner announced!
· Meet with Adam Schrader from Owens Corning March 24
· ICU looking for presenters on cultural awareness workshops
· Tuesday Night Bowling
· Core Sample: Additional Findings
· Alfred University Online Photo Library - Gallery Server Pro
· Campus Job: Late night party staff and possible drivers
What's Happening? More Events...
6:00 Reservations Due April 3 for Passover Seder (April 10)
8:30 International Folk Dancing
· Spring Retreat to Christ the King Seminary
4:00 Men's lacrosse at Oswego
Women's lacrosse vs. Wells
· Spring Retreat to Christ the King Seminary

Accounting For Time Due to the Weather Emergency

In order for the Payroll Department to properly account for time, please note the following instruction for the days of March 14 and 15:

Tuesday, March 14: The University closed to all but essential personnel. For non-essential personnel, time should be recorded as "excused" depending on the employee's normal schedule (7 hours, 7.5 hours or 8 hours). In the comments section please indicate "weather closing".

Wednesday March 15: Alfred University is open for classes and regular business today, March 15. Due to the weather conditions and safety concerns, some employees may have chosen not to come to work or may have been delayed in their arrival. The University respects the judgement of the employee as to the safety of reporting to work. If an employee is delayed coming to work they may use "Personal" or "Floating Holiday" time in one-hour increments to account for the delayed attendance. The employee also has the option of a shortened lunch period (but no less than 30 minutes is required to be taken) to make up the time or, with the approval of the supervisor, can make up the time by staying a little later.

If an employee made the decision not to come in due to the weather, he/she will be required to use a vacation day, personal day, or floating holiday for the absence.

Submitted by: Mark Guinan

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May Graduates Order your Cap & Gown

All May graduates: Place your order for your Cap & Gown (along with hood and tassel) at the AU Bookstore BY MARCH 23, 2017. Payment is required at the time of ordering. Bachelor complete unit w/tax (cap, gown, tassel, hood ) is $ 68.49, Master complete unit

Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Gender Literacy in the Classroom

Join fellow students, staff, and faculty at 12:20 on Tuesday, March 21 at the JLC for information and conversation on how gender awareness and education intersect.
Gender Literacy in the Classroom is part of the Judson Leadership Center Spring 2017 Workshop Series and the Social Justice Teach-In, a campus-wide, week-long event highlighting social justice in the classroom. This workshop is facilitated by Charlie Best with Corey Fecteau and a panel of faculty advocates.

Attachment: Gender Literacy Workshop Poster

Submitted by: Corey Fecteau

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Swimming Lessons

The Swimming and Diving team will be offering swimming lessons March 27rd - 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 (Caroline Burgos) *Money should be paid the first night of class / checks made out to Alfred University Swimming*

Submitted by: Brian Striker

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All Hats Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF

All baseball caps are Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF, March 21-23. Come check out the selection! You will need a hat to block the sun, soon!


Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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Phi Beta Kappa Wit & Wisdom winner announced!

Phi Beta Kappa of Alfred University is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Wit & Wisdom student competition. The winner is Madeleine Lomax-Vogt. Madeleine will present her winning essay, "Glacial Relations: Thawing the Relationship Between Science and Tradition," at the April 6 Bergren Forum. She will also receive a $250 award.

Two other students, Jonathan Makeley and Madison Muehl, were finalists in the Wit & Wisdom competition. Congratulations to all three of these outstanding students, and thanks to every student who submitted their work!

Submitted by: Juliana Gray

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Meet with Adam Schrader from Owens Corning March 24

Meet with Adam Schrader Senior Glass Scientist at Owens Corning in Granville, OH. Ask questions about the company, discuss tips for interviewing or have your resume critiqued. Adam is open for questions and will share his experience.

Please RSVP in Saxon Joblink under Events/Workshops

Submitted by: Valerie Daciw

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ICU looking for presenters on cultural awareness workshops

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

Thank you for your consideration.

Link: ICU AUconnect Website

Submitted by: Itan Chait Clemente

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Tuesday Night Bowling

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 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

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Core Sample: Additional Findings

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.

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Alfred University Online Photo Library - Gallery Server Pro

AU's faculty/staff photo library, Gallery Server Pro ( 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.

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.

1. Go to 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 in your browser

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

Those who haven't yet accessed GSP, must email Steven Bucklaew of ITS ( who will provide access and confirm it via email soon after he receives the request. It usually happens within minutes!

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 ( or Judy Linza ( with a brief description of which image(s) you are downloading, and where it is going to be used.

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.

Please contact Mark Whitehouse, AU's Sports Information director ( 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 or Ext. 2736.

Submitted by: Deborah Clark

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Campus Job: Late night party staff and possible drivers

The Center for Student Involvement is looking to hire FIVE students to serve as responsible entry and exit staff for late night parties. Workers would be responsible to scan ID Cards and monitor entry into the party. Also seeking licensed drivers to possibly drive shuttle vans back to halls at the end of the evening. Hired staff do not need work-study but cannot have a conduct violation record. We are looking for staff for 10pm-3:30am for Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 15, and Saturday, April 29. priority to applicants who can work all three. To inquire e-mail Shania at

Submitted by: Dan Napolitano

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