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  Events for October 10, 2013

Tai Chi Master is Back in Alfred!

- Location: Village Bandstand
(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tai Chi master Guigang Liu is back in Alfred and will give 3 sessions of Tai Chi classes from May to October! The schedule is as follows:

Spring Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from May 13 to June 21, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. Yijin Jing, Five-animal Exercises, 24-form Tai Chi, and Swimming dragon Tai Chi will be taught and practiced.

Summer Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from July15 to Aug. 23, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. "Swimming dragon Tai Chi Sword" will be added for this session.

Fall Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from Sept. 2 to Oct. 11, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. There will be Tai Chi Performance in mid-September for Moon Festival Celebration.

Place: Village Bandstand on Main Street in the Village of Alfred

These classes are sponsored by Confucius Institute at Alfred University and are free to the public!

Walk-in Hours at the CDC

- Location: The Steinheim, Career Development Center
(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Alfred University’s Career Development Center has extended walk-in hours for the 2013-14 academic year -Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can drop in with any career-related question and see the next available counselor for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on availability.

If you’re not sure whether or not the walk-in hours are right for your needs, give us a quick call at 607-871-2164 or email us at We’re here for you, and we’d love to help you.

T-Shirt Sale!

- Location: Institute for Cultural Unity, 1st Floor of Powell
(10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
If you miss your chance to obtain a "gay? fine by me" shirt, don’t worry! They are in the Institute for Cultural Unity! Shirts sell for $3.

’Present Perfect: Alicia Eggert, Solo Exhibition’

- Location: Cohen Center
(12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Date: Sept. 10 - Oct. 11
Location: Cohen Center
Open Reception: Friday, Sept. 13
Time: 5-7 p.m.

In Present Perfect, Alicia Eggert presents a body of work that serves as an ongoing investigation of time. Works including drawing, photography, neon, and kinetic sculpture, juxtapose cyclical, linear, finite, and infinite representations of time.

One kinetic sculpture repeatedly creates and destroys the word NOW, but just like time itself, it never quite comes to a complete stop. Another sculpture has been programmed to have a human lifespan, and to "die" after 78 years. A photograph of a man looking at his watch captures a dying gesture, and a 12-foot-long drawing measures time in feet and inches.

If time is a construct, Present Perfect seeks to figure out how, exactly, it’s constructed. To view more work of Alicia’s visit:

Tools and Tricks to Being a Successful Student

- Location: Binns Hall - Room 106 (Wed. Oct. 2nd @ 4PM)
(4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
- Attachment 1: F13_SAS_Presentation_Dates.docx
Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 4 until 5 P.M.
Location: Powell CC 2nd Floor - Kenyon/Allen Room
Format: Presentation
Title: Proactive Progress: Working with Peers: Making "It" Happen Without Total Control

Special Academic Services provides support services, consultation, and advocacy for students at Alfred University. As part of our mission, we are conducting a series of presentations to demonstrate how to get the most out of your education. Please join us for these informative sessions.

The fourth in this series is titled, "Working with Peers: Making "It" Happen Without Total Control." This presentation will discuss how to work with groups. In particular, how to initiate group formation, delegate responsibilities, set up roles and goals, and the relation to performing better in classes, will be explored. This will include several suggestions to making the process beneficial and enjoyable.

Translating Narrative Into Space

- Location: Binns-Merill Hall Room 108
(5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Exhibition Design: Translating Narrative into Space
Lecture and Career Talk with Nicole Dowd

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location of Event: Binns-Merill Hall Room 108
Cost to Attend Event: Free
Sponsored by: McComsey Career Development Center

Interested in a museum career, but you’re not majoring in design? Come learn about the exciting and multidisciplinary field of exhibition design. Discover how your current skills and interests can translate to the environmental design profession.
What is Exhibition Design? Translating a narrative into three dimensional space.

Nicole Dowd is a freelance graphic and exhibit designer. She recently completed graphics for an exhibit in Hanoi, Vietnam as well as conceptual lighting installations for the city of Washington, D.C.

Dowd is currently the graduate recruitment coordinator for the Corcoran College of Art and Design where she earned a master of arts degree in exhibition design. She also serves at faculty adviser for the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, a student organization that connects students with professions and career opportunities in the field.

Questions? Contact Jason Green at