Entries for month: December 2013

Happy Holidays Video Greeting Card from AU!

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Ride along with members of the AU Chorus and the AU cheerleaders as they make the annual horse and wagon caroling tour of campus.

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Higby's ‘Infinite Place’ exhibition opens to national audiences

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“Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby” began a national journey this summer which originated in Arizona, moved on to Washington, D.C. this fall, and will continue to make stops throughout the next year and a half at sites including the Reading (PA) Public Museum; the Philadelphia (PA) Art Alliance; the Racine (WI) Art Museum; and the Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, NY.

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Upon anniversary, former Fiat adviser reflects

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“The first year I advised the Fiat Lux, the editor gave me a bottle of good red wine at the end of the year. The second year, I was given a ceramic pot that said “Unsolicited Advice” on it. The first I drank. The second I’ve been filling up ever since, and tonight, I am going to dump it on you. Since it is very full, without further ado, I shall proceed."

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In the Shadow of War: Alfred University, 1861

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For the 19th-century founders of Alfred University, the family names would have had a familiar ring: Kenyon, Maxson, Saunders.

These and others like them belonged to the nine male members - an exact tally is uncertain - of the University’s senior class of 1861. And in the spring of that year, with the American republic sundered over the issue of slavery, and with the secessionist South united in an independent confederacy, the nine Alfredians heeded President Abraham Lincoln’s call for volunteers to fight for restoration of the Union. Moved by patriotism and religious fervor, they enlisted in two of the many infantry regiments then forming throughout New York State.

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AU – 'Ever as Our Home'

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For the Fasano family, Alfred University is much more than just an alma mater. With four generations of AU graduates, the university is an integral part of the family’s history.

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