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Houston criminal defense lawyer Schneider ’71 delivers AU Commencement address, earns Lifetime Achievement Award 5/19/15

In the same week in which he presented the keynote address at his alma mater’s 2015 Commencement exercises (see above), Houston criminal defense attorney Stanley G. Schneider, AU Class of 1971, was honored with the Richard “Racehorse” Haynes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Harriss (Texas) County Criminal Lawyers Association for his outstanding criminal defense work.

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News Image Schmidt ’09 and Miller ’09 awarded South Korean ceramics prize for 'Recycled Series' 5/19/15

Thomas Schmidt, AU Class of 2009, writes that following receipt of his master of fine arts degree he went to teach ceramic design at the College of Ceramics’ partner school, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. While there, he and friend and AU colleague  Jeffrey Miller  ’09 (bachelor of fine arts with ceramic art concentration) “ started a design collaborative called Recycled China (www.recycledchina.com). This collaborative was aimed at sourcing a range of discarded materials and industrial waste from factories within China to produce up-cycled sculptural objects, design works, and architectural tile.

“In March (2015) we received news that one of our works, “Recycled China Series, #1" had received a bronze prize…. at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB), 2015 which opened on April 24, at The Icheon World Ceramic Center in Gyeonggi, South Korea,” said Thomas.

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Proceeds from annual 5K run/walk to go to student scholarships 5/19/15

Alfred University (AU) is hosting a 5K Run/Walk to benefit its Dollars for Scholars Fund on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Main Street, Alfred bandstand. Community members are encouraged to participate in the event which is included in the University’s annual Reunion Weekend activities.

The 5K course encompasses the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. There will be a water stop halfway into the course; participants are encouraged to bring their own water as well. Complimentary refreshments will be available following the race/run.

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News Image Top-notch criminal defense attorney, '71 alumnus Schneider urges members of Class of 2015 graduates to love their work 5/16/15

Stanley G. Schneider, one of the nation’s top-rated criminal defense attorney’s offered Alfred University’s (AU) Class of 2015 some well-deliberated advice – “love your work and your relationships; don’t settle for less.”

Schneider, a 1971 AU alumnus, spoke Saturday morning (May 16) before a capacity crowd in the Galanis Family Arena at the McLane Center on campus.

His message was taken from his own life experiences, he explained, noting “Success is defined in many different ways …. Judge yourself (don’t let others do it for you). Success comes from your own sense of decency and accomplishment. Find your passion in life. Create your own style, follow your heart and your intuition. I followed my heart to a rewarding career.”

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News Image Will ’08 earns international scholar award for doctoral thesis work involving breast cancer 5/14/15

Marie Will, AU Class of 2008 and a student in the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering M.D.-Ph.D. program, New York City, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a Scholar Award from P.E.O. International. She was nominated by the P.E.O. chapter of New York, NY.

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News Image Higgins ’52 presented Congressional Gold Medal by Reed ’93 for service to country 5/14/15

Alfred Station resident, AU professor emeritus of ceramics, and member of the AU Class of 1952 Wallace “Wally” Higgins was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal May 8, 2015 during an Allegany County (NY) Office for the Aging luncheon at the American Legion, Belmont. The presentation was made by Congressman Tom Reed, R-Corning, AU Class of 1993.

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News Image Christakis ’99 named new vice president for Student Success at University at Albany 5/13/15

Dr. Michael N. Christakis, a member of the AU Board of Trustees and AU Class of 1999, has been named vice president for Student Success at the University at Albany-SUNY (State University of New York). Michael has served as the interim vice president since January of this year.

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News Image Garber ’86 contributes ‘Meditative Surfaces’ 5/07/15

The evolving fine art exhibition “Meditative Surfaces” at The Art Center-Highland Park, Highland Park, IL, is open through Friday, July 10, 2015. The exhibition brings together the work of six very different fine artists – including sculptor Josh Garber, AU Class of 1986 – with a visually reoccurring theme of variations on repetition.

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(Pease) Wasekuk ’07 helps create ‘Home Life’ installation 5/07/15

There will be an opening reception of “Home Life,” an installation by Angela Pease Waseskuk, Dimitria Klein, and Chance Greaves, from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Charles City (Iowa) Arts Center. Angela is a member of the AU Class of 2007.

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News Image Vertacnik ’75 takes part in SculptureTour 5/07/15

A piece by David Vertacnik, AU Class of 1975, has been selected for the 2015 SculptureTour in Salina (KS), an outdoor exhibit of sculptures that changes each spring. The unveiling of this year’s pieces - by 19 artists - takes place in downtown Salina Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m.

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