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News Image Still time to join Hub & Spoke ‘16 tour 3/17/16

Greetings from the Reunion 2016 bike crew! We are finalizing the routes for the June 2016 Ride to Reunion, a hub and spoke tour, with the ride to kickoff at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The ride will begin Saturday, June 4 and will wrap up on Friday, June 10, for the beginning of Reunion Weekend at Alfred.


Anyone interested in joining us for the entire ride, for a portion of the ride, or who wants to greet us along the way may contact David Holleb ’77 at nmlcfp@aol.com.

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News Image Littell '53: ‘Naming Alfred - Chasing the Ghosts of Historical Memory’ 3/16/16

By Alan Littell ’53

In Act Two of his great play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare famously put the question, “What’s in a name?” That was 400 years ago. He was talking about roses. If we fast-forward the Bard’s query to 2016 and relate it not to a floral arrangement but to a place called Alfred, New York, the answer has to be uncertainty and confusion.

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News Image Pond life depicted in Longwell ’91’s newest art installation at Elmira (NY) nature center 3/15/16

Art and art history lecturer and director of the George Waters Gallery at Elmira College, Chris has created an installation that reveals life in the pond at all sizes - amoebas to largemouth bass. Using his 2015 ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes “Artists Crossroads” grant, his project combines his love of art, nature, and community. Chris will give a presentation on how the ceramic mural was designed, created, and installed. The family program is free.

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News Image Huey ’93 plants ‘Dark Garden’ in Erie, PA 3/10/16

For nearly a year, art lovers and museum goers at the McCain Family Gallery, Erie (PA) Art Museum will be able to see the “Dark Garden” created by Linda Huey, AU Class of 1993. Her exhibit runs through Jan. 8, 2017.

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News Image Portland, OR alumni, friends take note! 3/10/16

You’re invited to a University event in conjunction with “CHRONODRIFT,” an Alfred Print Media Alumni Exhibition by the School of Art & Design.

Please join faculty members Joseph Scheer, William Contino, and Myles Calvert, where their work and the work of over 60 alumni and 12 current students will be on display.

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News Image President-elect Zupan Boston bound! 3/09/16

AU’s President-Elect Dr. Mark Zupan will be in Boston Saturday April 2, 2016. Please join us for an evening with Boston area alumni, parents and friends. Take this early opportunity to meet and talk with Dr. Zupan as he discusses his vision for Alfred University.

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Alumni gathering at 2016 Ceramics Expo! 3/09/16

Are you going to be in Cleveland for the 2016 Ceramics Expo? If so, join Doreen Edwards, dean of AU’s Inamori School of Engineering, AU faculty members and students, fellow alumni, and friends Wednesday, April 27 for a casual evening of mingling and networking at Cleveland’s Brew Garden.

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News Image See you in Seattle! 3/09/16

Join us for an Alfred University event in Seattle!

AU alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for some great conversation and delicious pizza.

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News Image Halper ’72 writes paperback for those suffering mental illness 3/03/16

Evelyn Halper, AU Class of 1972, has written “e. (a split child): penne in 2016,” a paperback in the body, mind, and spirit/healing/prayer and spiritual genre which follows the author’s “life-long journey to rally and heal from her disease process of schizophrenia…PTSD…grieving…and depressive disorder…”

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Charitable planning tip: IRA rollover renewed 3/02/16

Congress has extended – and made permanent – the IRA charitable rollover provision. If you are 70½ or older you can roll over any amount (up to $100,000) from your IRA to Alfred University (AU) or other charity of your choice.

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