Category Archives: Campus Events

Operation Santa Claus

(Airlift photo courtesy of Wikipedia) In response to a Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin following World War II, in June 1948 the United States began a massive airlift to assist the citizens of the besieged city. It … Continue reading

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Centennial Envelope

Alfred University’s centennial in 1936 was a major campus and community event. Special events, gatherings, and performances marked the very important milestone in Alfred’s existence. It marked an occasion for reflection on Alfred’s history and founding principles, as well as … Continue reading

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Samuel Ray Scholes, Sr.

Samuel R. Scholes, Jr. (1884-1974) was a world authority in the field of glass science and established the department of glass technology at Alfred University in 1932, where he remained a professor (and later Dean of the College of Ceramics) … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Day

Yes, Alfred celebrates Hot Dog Day! It all began in 1972 as the idea of Alfred University students Mark O’Meara and Eric “Rick” Vaughn. They wanted to create a community event; little did they know it would still be going … Continue reading

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Erin Go Bragh

Thousands of alumni have fond memories of St. Patrick’s Day at Alfred University. What began in 1933 as a way to promote the ceramic engineering program quickly grew into a university-wide festival and celebration: parades with elaborate floats, unique ceramic … Continue reading

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