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From the Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free writing assistance to all Alfred University students, faculty, and staff. Our eight student tutors represent a range of disciplines, including English, communications, psychology, Spanish, chemistry, biology, and fine art. Tutors are trained to deal with all kinds of writing tasks. Whether you need help discovering ideas, organizing information, revising a final draft, or preparing technical documents, the Writing Center can help you improve your writing abilities and gain confidence as a writer. The Center is located upstairs in Herrick Library in the Center for Academic Success. We also have Sunday and evening hours on the first floor of Herrick. You can make an appointment at our website, Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to scheduled appointments.

How to use the Writing Center:

  • Sign up for an appointment at We welcome walk-ins, but priority goes to students who have made an appointment.
  • Our standard appointments last 30 minutes. If you think you will need longer, sign up for two.
  • Please bring a copy of your writing assignment with you.
  • If you must cancel an appointment, you can do so on line up to one hour before the appointed time.
  • Questions or problems? Please contact the director, Vicky Westacott, at

The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday in Herrick Library 218 (in the Center for Academic Success) and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the first floor of Herrick. For more detailed information about our hours and locations, go to and click on “make an appointment” or stop by the Writing Center and ask. We are always glad to help.




What Do Artists Know?

So what do artists know? Here’s the latest visual project What Do Artist Know by Frances Whitehead for CPI’s Site Projects, New Haven Edition of LEF(t) “On Practicing Culture”

CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices. Learn more by visiting their website.
CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices.

CPI facilitates peer discourse and engagement among cultural producers to foster artistic, theoretical, and critical practices.


In the SoAD First Year Program, students will receive advising as a group on Wednesdays as well as during individually set up advising meetings prior to Spring registration and Sophomore registration. They also have access to three Advisors: Angie To, Katarina Riesing, and Michelle Illuminato. Once you arrive on campus, feel free to ask any of us for an appointment or to answer a question. We also will be having an advising session for those with specific issues during orientation week.

In the meantime, most of your questions should be answered on this blog… for questions related to the on-line registration system and BannerWeb contact the Registrar’s office at 607-871-2123 or e-mail For questions related to School of Art contact Shelly Grant at or at 607-871-2441.

See you soon!

Michelle, Angie, and Kat.

Welcome Back!

suitcase airport

As you are packing up your bags and getting ready to come back to Alfred, take one last look at the materials lists that faculty have requested! It is much easier to get these supplies ANYWHERE other than Alfred. Safe Travels and see you on Tuesday!

table+spaceWORK STUDY POSITIONS @ The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery! Looking for Reliable Work-Study Students  Beginning Spring 2013. Must be eligible for work-study. Freshmen are encouraged to apply. Mandatory Meeting – First day of class January 22, at noon, outside the gallery. Interested? Contact Sharon McConnell at:    Click for work-study poster

For STUDIO Research THE LINE, please bring your laptop (if you have one) to class next Monday….

Bring Back from HOME?

While at home please purchase or collect the following materials…

Group B, for Angie and John’s class, please see above for a link to the reading and please bring:
A 1 – 2  inch wide utility paint brush
A covered container that holds at least a quart of liquid to hold glue
Newspaper ( i.e 2 sunday papers worth )
Clay working tools ( if you have them)

Group B, for Jason and Will’s class ….Please restock your kits with:
vine charcoal
compressed charcoal
graphite sticks
sobo glue
white and black acrylic paint
blue painters tape
also: bring newspaper/newsprint/collage materials back from home

For Brett and Michelle’s STUDIO Research (the LINE) please bring a notebook and your laptop to class on Monday (if you have one.)

Please check back, there may be additions. (PS. BRING YOUR DOWN COAT + BOOTS)

Hello All Students of the Line.

Tomorrow, Monday please make sure to bring with you:

all the materials that you collected, the photos, evidence of your investigations, and anything else that shows how you explored the line this week using your WORD as a lens.

Also bring your:

computers, (or digital images on a disk), color photo paper and any drawing/painting tools that you would like to use!

We will be working in class. Thanks! ………..Michelle, Brett, Mike, Adam.