September 2010

“Drive and Ride” Event Sept. 20

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 10:19

The Automotive Trades Department of Alfred State College (Wellsville Campus), in conjunction with Tenneco, is sponsoring a “Drive and Ride” event on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wellsville Campus. This event is open to the public free of charge.

An obstacle course will be set up in the front area of the campus and Tenneco will sponsor a session of interactive automotive technology demonstrations and drive experiences, including a fleet of identical vehicles running on a custom-designed temporary road course.

The Drive and Ride activity offers participants the chance to drive two cars, comparable in every way but one: one car will have its original shocks and one car will be equipped with Monroe premium shocks. Drivers will evaluate their performance on a road course constructed on campus to test driving skills—look out for those speed bumps, pedestrians, and wildlife!

There will also be prizes available, including certificates to the campus bookstore. All students will receive information in their mailboxes and arrangements will be made for commuters to join in the fun too. It’s great fun and a chance to win prizes.

Feel free to join the Wellsville Campus in this great event. Faculty, staff, students (from both campuses) and individuals from the community are welcome to join the fun! The Automotive Trades Department hopes to see everyone on Sept. 20!

Information sessions/clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Auto Trades Department at (607) 587-3117.


Posted Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:51

Dr. Richard KelloggDr. Richard Kellogg, professor of psychology at Alfred State College, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION, a scholarly journal published by The Dragon Press of Pleasantville, NY. Titled “Philip Wylie and the Atomic Age,” the article discusses Wylie’s contributions to the development of nuclear technology and reviews three of his popular novels dealing with atomic warfare.

The author notes that Philip Wylie’s scientific training at Princeton University provided him with the technical expertise to serve as a consultant to the Senate Special Committee on Atomic Energy and to the Federal Civil Defense Administration in Washington. Wylie had a top-secret clearance for classified military information and was allowed to observe the atom bomb testing in Nevada. Wylie supported the use of nuclear energy as a reliable source of electrical power but feared that nuclear weaponry could result in a global holocaust and the extinction of the human species.

Kellogg joined the Alfred State faculty in 1970 after completing graduate studies at Alfred University and the University of Rochester. The past recipient of two grants for the improvement of instruction from the SUNY Research Foundation, his articles and essays have appeared in a variety of professional journals and popular publications. He is the author of three books dealing with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Buckwheat and Summer Cover Crop Field Day

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:10

Buckwheat and Summer Cover Crop Field DayAlfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) hosted the 2010 Northeast Buckwheat Field Day in August. Sponsors included the Alfred State College Institute for Sustainability, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of New York. Dr. Brian Baker, executive director of the Institute for Sustainability, welcomed the participants, including farmers, seed dealers, and millers. Thomas Bjorkman, associate professor of vegetable crop physiology at Cornell University, led a tour of demonstrations on best management techniques for buckwheat grain production. Bjorkman talked about factors needed to produce a successful crop, including site selection, preparation, planting, and harvest. While buckwheat is resilient and highly competitive, good management is essential. He emphasized tight plantings and fast emergence as the way to get the most out of a buckwheat crop. Dr. Elizabeth Dyck, the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of New York, discussed buckwheat’s use as a cover crop. Angela Possinger of Roger Williams University (RI) presented her research on buckwheat’s ability to recover phosphorous. There was ample time for the nearly 40 participants to network and exchange experiences. Participants were shown demonstrations of other summer cover crops, including sorghum-sudangrass, Japanese millet, phacelia, and crotalaria. Dyck offered suggestions for the production of cover crop seeds as a farm enterprise. The shortage of supply of certain cover crop seeds has made it a seller’s market. Other topics included niches for summer cover crops in rotations, the nutrient and crop protection benefits of cover crops, and the market for buckwheat and cover crop seeds. The take home messages were that buckwheat is a viable alternative crop in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania, and that summer cover crops can produce multiple benefits for farmers in the Northeast.

Men's Basketball to Host Blood Drive

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 05:32

The Alfred State College men's basketball team will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 15th in the Central Dining Hall.  ASC has partnered with the Community Blood Bank of New York and will be competing with the SUNY Fredonia men's basketball team to see what team has the most donors in their location.

The staff of the Community Blood Bank of NY will be on campus from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday.  To register to donate blood or for more information contact Jerry Jusianiec at (607) 587-4365.  Walk-in donors will be accepted as well.

The blood drive is part of the athletic department's Athletes for Social Change iniative.

Cross Country Wins ASC Invite

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 11:55

The Alfred State College cross country teams defeated Finger Lakes CC in the ASC Invitational on Saturday.  The Pioneer men scored a perfect 15 in winning while the women won by a score of 24-31.

In the men's race, the Pioneers (ranked #2 in NJCAA Division III) took the first nine finishing spots.  Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) won the 8K with a time of 30:57.  Ryan Demers (Mexico) finished 2nd (31:02.96), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 3rd (31:15.32), and Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 4th (31:25.81).  Derek Snyder (Bath) was 5th (31:51.79), Tyler Pettit (Mexico) was 6th (31:57.28), and Jordan Friedman (Clarkstown South) was 7th (32:21.01).  Wiliam Landry Lamotte was FLCC's top finisher in 10th place.  FLCC scored a 50.

Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) won the women's title finishing the 5K course in 24:00.38.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) was 3rd (25:02.49), Alison Hadley (Mt. Mercy) was 5th (27:44.98) was 5th, and Zinta Rutins (Silver Spring, MD) was 6th (28:43.13).  Shannon O'Brien led FLCC with a 2nd place finish in 24:31.67).  FLCC finished with a score of 31.

The Pioneers return to action next Saturday when they travel to Finger Lakes (Canandaigua, NY) for the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational.


Lady Pioneers Win Home Opener

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 12:17

The Alfred State College women's soccer team defeated Jefferson CC 4-2 in their 2010 home opener.  The Lady Pioneers are now 1-1 on the young season.

Abby Komarc (Horseheads) got the Lady Pioneers on the board 12 minutes into the game after getting a pass from Holli Pierce (Livonia).  Pierce scored her first of three goals five minutes later after getting a pass from Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley).  Pierce made it 3-0 eight minutes later on a long shot after getting a pass from Danielle Henry (Arkport).

In the 2nd half, Pierce put the game out of reach when she scored on a direct kick.

Jefferson added two goals in the final 20 minutes to cut the final deficit in the half.  Alicia Uhlein scored with 20:18 remaining and Brianna Guarino scored with 1:19 remaining.

ASC held a 17 to 12 shot advantage.  Mo Parks (Avoca) made six saves in net for Alfred.

The blue & gold return to action on Thursday when they take on Jamestown CC at 4 p.m.

Pioneers Fall to Jefferson

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 13:14

Alfred State scored less than two minutes in to their contest versus Jefferson CC but the Cannoneers scored the next three goals en route to a 3-2 victory.  ASC is now 1-1-1 on the season.

Nana Owusu-Obeng (Yonkers/Gorton) scored just 1:53 into the game after getting a pass from Ryunosuke Sawairi (Aichi, Japan).

Jefferson sent the game into halftime tied at 1-1 with a goal by David Hovendon.  They took the lead with just under 22 minutes left when Matthew Weaver scored and added an insurance goal with 2:52 remaining when Ben Freeman found the back of the net.

ASC didn't surrender and cut the lead to 3-2 with 1:46 remaining when Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas) scored after a scrum in front of the net. ASC kept the pressure on but could not get the equalizer.

The blue & gold held a 13 to 7 shot advantage.  Daniel Krajcir (Gloversville) made five saves for ASC.

Alfred State hosts Jamestown CC on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Pioneers Sweep Thunderwolves

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 14:29

The Alfred State College baseball team swept a pair of WNYAC contests from Niagara CCC, 1-0 & 5-2, to open up the home portion of the fall season.  ASC is now 2-2 on the young season.

Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) tossed a complete game shutout in the opener to pace the Pioneers.  He allowed six hits while walking one and striking out six Thunderwolves.

Alfred scored the lone run of the game in the 4th when Lukas Schuetz (Schwechat, Austria) scored on a ground ball by Rudy Galan (Bronx/Monroe).  ASC was held to just three singles in the game.

In the second game, NCCC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 3rd but the Pioneers scored two in the 4th, one in the 5th, and two in 6th to take control of the contest.  ASC was held to just four hits but took advantage of eight NCCC walks.  Schuetz and JP Frey (Erie, PA) each were 1 for 3 with a RBI.

Mitchell Kippola (Ithaca) earned his first collegiate victory with a complete game performance.  He allowed two earned runs on four hits while walking four and striking out five.

The Pioneers continue their homestand on Sunday when they host Erie CC for another WNYAC doubleheader.  First pitch is at 1 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Win Jefferson Tourney

Posted Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 16:43

The Alfred State College volleyball team won the Jefferson CC Tournament on Saturday.  On the day, the Lady Pioneers were 4-1 and improve to 5-4 on the young season.

In pool play, ASC defeated Monroe CC 25-17 & 25-18 and Tompkins Cortland CC 25-22 & 25-19 but fell 15-25 & 19-25 to Onondaga CC.

The blue & gold advanced to the semifinals as the #2 seed and defeated Erie CC 25-21 & 25-22 to advance to the finals and a re-match with Onondaga CC.  After dropping the first game 11-25, the Lady Pioneers rallied and won the next two games 25-17 & 15-9 to claim the tournament crown.

Brittany Haines (Salamanca) and Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) led the way for Alfred.  Haines passed out 91 assists and was credited with 61 digs, 13 kills, and five aces.  Dumbleton added 40 digs, 39 kills, and six service aces.  She also registered 54 points on her serve for the day.

Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) had 26 kills, Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) had 20 kills and seven blocks, Mandy Bush (Altoona, PA) finished with 31 digs, and Mishaya Tuttle (Campbell Savona) chipped in 18 digs, eight aces, and seven kills.

ASC returns to action on Thursday to take on Monroe CC in their WNYAC contest.  Action at the Orvis Activities Center is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Pioneers Roll Past Hartwick JV

Posted Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:26

Cody Scepaniak (Vestal) and Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) connected on four touchdown passes and Sir Aaron Taylor (West Chester/Lincoln Hall) scored twice as the Alfred State football team rolled past Hartwick JV 56-23.  ASC is 2-0 for the first time since 2006 with the victory.

Taylor started the scoring just over a minute into the game when he returned an interception 50-yards for a score.  Hartwick tied it right back up before Scepaniak and Griffin connected on a 17-yard pass play six minutes into the game to make it 14-7.

Hartwick tied it back up less than two minutes later but the Pioneers took the lead for good with back to back scoring drives.  Scepaniak ran in from four-yards out and then hit Griffin on a 2-yard scoring pass to make it 28-14 (the scoring drive was keyed by a blocked punt by Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison).  The Hawks recorded a safety to cap the scoring in the 1st quarter.

Scepaniak hit Griffin for their third scoring strike with 9:15 left in the 2nd for the lone scoring in the quarter.

Scepaniak and Griffin connected on a 5-yard scoring play with 9:04 remaining in the 3rd to make it 42-16.  Hartwick scored four minutes later but never would get any closer.

Taylor added to the lead when returned a kick-off 87-yards for his second kick return touchdown in two weeks and Emmanuel Magliocco (Rochester/Aquinas) capped the scoring by diving in from two yards out in the 4th quarter.

Scepaniak finished 14 for 23 for 151 yards and rushed for 62 yards on nine carries.  Griffin had five catches for 65 yards while Corey McWilliams (Erie, PA/Fort Leboeuf) caught four passes for 54 yards.  Caleb Meroski (Lake George) added 61 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Rory Spain (Tully) led the defense with eight tackles and a sack while Taylor finished with seven tackles, a fumble recovery, and the interception.  Emmanuel Wells (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) finished with six tackles and a sack, Damion King Jr. (Detroit, MI/Madison Heights) had six tackles, and Kyle Ricks (Alexandria, VA/Mt. Vernon) added five.  Andrae Simpson (South Bronx) picked off a pass while Randall Wilkie (Buffalo/East), Claxton Duval (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) and Ryan Rodney (Binghamton) all recorded a sack.

The Pioneer offense accumulated 383 yards of total offense (208 rushing and 176 passing) while Hartwick had 223 total yards (-14 rushing and 237 passing).

The Pioneers will return home on Saturday for Homecoming 2010.  The blue & gold open up Northeast Football Conference play versus Erie CC with opening kickoff at 7 p.m.