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  Events for April 15, 2013

Introduction to Being an Actuary

- Location: Myers Hall 228
(12:20 PM - 1:10 PM)
The Mathematics Department would like to announce that Tom Whitcomb, an alumnus of AU, will be giving a talk this Monday, April 15. He will describe what it is like to be an actuary and talk about some of the types of (math) problems that he encounters on the job. Tom will also be happy to talk with students who are interested in an actuarial career.

Tom graduated from Alfred University in 2003 with degrees in Mathematics and Physics. After a 2-year stint teaching mathematics at the Purnell School in New Jersey he went back to school and received his MA in Actuarial Science from Ball State University. Tom joined Travelers Insurance in 2007 and is currently a member of Travelers’ Oil & Gas Division which offers specialized insurance solutions for the Energy Sector.

Tom is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He and his wife Gretchen (also an Alfred Alum) reside in Massachusetts.

DATE: Monday, April 15, 2013
TIME: 12:20-1:10 p.m.
PLACE: Myers Hall Room 228

Zumba@ Fitness Classes

- Location: Davis Gym
(4:45 PM - 5:45 PM)
Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays at 4:45 pm in Davis Gym with instructor Denise Eck. Cost is $3 per person for AU and ASC faculty, staff and students, payable at the door. No need to register. Just show up in workout clothes and be ready to have fun!

Visiting Researcher: Ayse Guler

- Location: Binns Merrill Hall, Room 106
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Visiting Researcher Presentation by: Ayse Gúler

Date: Monday, April 15
Time: 6 P.M.
Location: Binns Merrill Hall, Room 106
Cost to Attend: Free

Please join us at the presentation of visiting researcher Ayse Gúler who will speak of her experience with traditional kilns from Turkey. She will be sharing her ceramic works (1985-2012) and her implemented project on a traditional wood fire kiln in Akköy a village of Çanakkale City, Turkey.

Mary Jemison: A Program on Her Life

- Location: BBA Meeting House, 5971 Hamilton Hill, Alfred Sta
(7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
- Link: Baker's Bridge Historical Association Webpage

Join the Baker’s Bridge Historical Association of Alfred Station for its next program on Monday, April 15. Speakers Bill Heaney and Kay Bennett will present a program on Mary Jemison.

Jemison’s legacy and history are fascinating and worth knowing. Kidnapped at age 15 by the Seneca Indians during the French and Indian War, Mary was eventually adopted and accepted by the Native Americans as one of their own; she became known as the "White Woman of the Genesee." Her story and longhouse are on prominent display at Letchworth State Park where she is buried.

The meeting, held at the Association’s Meeting House on Hamilton Hill Road, begins at 7:30 p.m. with a short business meeting preceding the program. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward.

Zombie Apocalypse Marathon Pre-Registration

- Location: MyAlfred homepage
(All Day)
- Link: Pre-Register Here!

Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? This is your chance to put your skills to the test and find out! Envision running for your life through zombie infested trails and facing unforeseen obstacles. Only few can outlast the zombie infection and reach safety. The real question is: Are YOU a survivor?

Pre-registration ($10) will be open through April 19 on the My Alfred webpage. Registration will also be available at the event ($15) from 1-1:45 p.m. Funds raised will be donated to a charity of the Winner’s choice.

For more information contact: Jon (jmu1@alfred.edu) or Heather (hal2@alfred.edu)