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News Image NFL umpire Schuster ’81 assigned to work football’s biggest game - The Super Bowl! 1/23/15

Fifteen years into his career as a National Football League (NFL) umpire, Bill Schuster has made it to the game’s biggest stage.

Schuster, a 1981 graduate of Alfred University and former All-American end for the Saxons, has been tabbed to serve as the umpire for the officiating crew for Super Bowl XLIX. The game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be played Feb. 1 in Phoenix, AZ.


News Image Class of 2010 duo opens Lexington Glassworks in Asheville, NC 1/22/15

Lexington Glassworks, the creation of owners/glass artists Billy Guilford and Geoff Koslow, both members of the AU Class of 2010, is now open at 81 S. Lexington Ave., downtown Asheville, NC. The 5,000-square-foot contemporary glassblowing studio and gallery features live demonstrations, custom lighting, and handmade glass; future plans include a taproom highlighting local beers served in hand-blown glass.


You’re Invited! 1/22/15

Alumni are cordially invited to an AU cocktail reception at the Brocken Sound Country Club, Boca Raton, Tuesday, March 10 from 6-9 p.m. Please join President Charles M. Edmondson and his spouse, Dr. Laura Greyson, as they welcome alumni, parents, and friends to the club at 2401 Willow Springs Drive (561.241.6800).


News Image Alumnae Belanger ’82, Safford ’96 participate in ‘CT (un) Bound exhibition closing activities 1/14/15

AU alumna Marion Belanger, Class of 1982, representing Artspace’s “CT (un) Bound,” will participate in a panel discussion and reception at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), 1111 Chapel St., at York, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees may then make their way to Artspace (50 Orange St.) between 3 and 4 p.m., where a panel will feature discussion with “CT (un) Bound” artists, including Alison Safford, Class of 1996. A closing reception for the exhibition will follow.


News Image NYC-area alumni - Come to McGee’s Pub! 1/14/15

Come meet up with other Alfred University (AU) alumni at McGee’s Pub! Join us for a casual evening of connecting and networking with other AU grads in the NYC area.

Friday, Feb. 6
6-8 P.M.
McGee’s Restaurant & Pub
240 West 55th St. (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)


News Image Gerber ’07’s ‘Figurative Color’ will be displayed at Middlesex Community College 1/13/15

Clarissa R. Gerber’s “Figurative Color” will be on exhibit in the Pegasus Gallery and the Niche at Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT, from Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, March 6, 2015.

There will be a reception for the artist, a member of the AU Class of 2007, in the Pegasus Gallery Thursday, Jan. 29 from 6:7:30 p.m.


Buffalo artist Sczerbaniewicz ’95 in ‘High Strangeness’ exhibit 1/13/15

Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz, AU Class of 1995, will have a solo exhibition, “High Strangeness,” at the Castellani Art Museum of  Niagara University, Niagara Falls, from Sunday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, May 3, 2015. There will be an opening reception on the first day of the exhibit from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free.


News Image Calling all AU women athletes! 1/09/15

Alfred University plans to highlight the role that the athletic experience played in women’s lives at AU and beyond. We are looking for stories and photos that illustrate the experience of women athletes at AU throughout the decades. This is a collaborative effort among AU’s Student Affairs, Athletics, Archives, and University Relations divisions. Plans include an online timeline and memory book, and will culminate in celebratory events at Homecoming 2015.


News Image Alumni couple welcomes New Year baby 1/08/15

It was a happy new year celebration for AU alumni couple Beth (Harris) and Jeff Walkowicz, who welcomed daughter Kate Elizabeth at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, NY at 4:16 a.m. Jan. 1, 2015, the first baby born in 2015 in Erie County.


Smythe ’11 presents solo exhibit in Culver City, CA 1/08/15

Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA presents “A Swollen Light Behind The Eye,” an inaugural solo exhibition in Gallery Two by contemporary ceramicist and sculpture artist, Meghan Smythe. Deriving inspiration from James Arthur Baldwin’s theory of dishonest sentimentality, the artist explores the process of recounted memory – as well as emotion's tendency to obfuscate motive.

Meghan is a member of the AU Class of 2011. Her exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment.


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