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News Image NYS political magazine taps Williams ’93, ’95 as one of 25 dedicated female leaders 4/28/16

Molly Williams, AU Classes of 1993 and 1995, was recently honored by New York political magazine City and State as one of 25 dedicated women leaders in public service, business, non-profits, and the media in the state. The “Above and Beyond” award recognized Molly’s professional career working in the pharmaceutical industry, along with her commitment to charity work in her personal life.

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News Image Myers ’98 leads North Carolina brewers’ effort to counteract anti-LGBT law 4/28/16

Erik Lars Myers, AU Class of 1998, is at the center of a story beginning to make national news.


In response to the passing of HB2, an anti-LGBT law in North Carolina that discriminates against gay and transgender residents by limiting their use of public restrooms, the state’s beer industry has come together to protest the legislation with a beer called “Don’t Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison.”

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News Image Goldenberg ’74 puts ceramics on display at weekend San Francisco 'stARTup Art Fair' 4/28/16

Ceramic artist Eileen Goldenberg, AU Class of 1974, will have her work on display in Room 311 of the Hotel DelSol, site of this weekend’s “stARTup Art Fair,” San Francisco’s contemporary art fair for independent artists.

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Kalkbrenner ’01 hosting arachnoiditis exhibit in Wellsville, NY 4/28/16

Sheila L. Kalkbrenner, AU Class of ’01 of Wellsville, NY, sends information about the latest events of her Art for Arachnoiditis Project:

The YEAR 2 Survivors’ Exhibit, featuring art by arachnoiditis survivors, opens at SheilaLynnK Art Studio, Wellsville, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 30 and will be free to the public during open studio hours through Saturday, May 28, 2016. (The Survivors’ Art Exhibit may contain some graphic medical imagery or concepts which may not be appropriate for some viewers. Parental Guidance is advised.)

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News Image Johnson ’03 produces poetry that takes reader to places ‘In A Dark Room…’ 4/21/16

Sheree N. Johnson has published a book of poetry – “In A Dark Room … With Highlights of Maroon” – where love, sorry, and scenes of New York City come alive. The volume is available at Amazon.com and at www.createspace.com/60595....

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News Image McElligott ’90 enters theatrical world with ‘Backbeard the Pirate’ musical production 4/21/16

Matthew McElligott, AU Class of 1990, will see some of his children’s book characters come alive on stage as the children’s musical production based on several of his “Backbeard the Pirate” books opens at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater, Theatre Institute at Sage, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY, Wednesday, June 1. “Backbeard: A New Musical,” a collaboration of Matthew (book and lyrics), Michael Musial (music and lyrics), Larry Tuxbury (book and lyrics), and Brian Sheldon (book), will run through June 12, 2016.

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News Image Buffalo-area alumni - Meet our new president at 716, HarborCenter 4/14/16

Join us in welcoming Dr. Mark Zupan, chosen as the 14th president of Alfred University for his proven track record in scholarship, academic leadership, strategic planning, promoting curricular innovation, fundraising and forging partnerships within his community.

Dr. Zupan would appreciate the opportunity to meet you, hear your perspectives on Alfred, and share his initial thoughts about how our University might become even better over the years to come.

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News Image Scheer ’84 opens large-print, solo exhibition in Yantai, China 4/14/16

Joseph Scheer, professor of printmaking in the School of Art and Design at AU and member of the AU Class of 1984, will have 50 large prints - over half from China – in a solo exhibition opening April 16 at the Yantai Art Museum, Yantai Art Museum. The work will remain on display through May 5, 2016 in the No 1 & 2 exhibition hall.

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News Image Stewart ’08 organizes solo exhibition for Zweygardt, professor emeritus 4/14/16

Grace Stewart, collections and exhibition manager for the Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, organized the museum’s current exhibition, “F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Glenn Zweygardt: Then & Now.”

Grace is a member of the AU Class of 2008. Zweygardt is professor emeritus of sculpture from the School of Art and Design, College of Ceramics at AU. Zweygardt is the visiting artist/demonstrator for the museum’s second annual F.I.R.E. event.

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News Image New Godward ’05 works are ‘Untitled’ 4/13/16

New sculpture by Brooklyn-based Ben Godward, AU Class of 2005, will be shown at the Valentine Gallery – in the garden – beginning Friday, April 15 with an opening event from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sunday, May 15. His show is called “Untitled.”

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