Yesterday (Sunday October, 30th), a club that I am a part of, Up 'Til Dawn, put on a Halloween party. The party was held in Pioneer Lounge, which is located on lower campus, and it was held to create awareness for childhood cancer and awareness for St. Judes Children's hospital. The event consisted of two minute to win it games and two basic Halloween games, donuts on a string and the toilet paper mummy game. We also had a costume contest and a trivia contest. Everyone who won those games got a prize. We had freshly popped popcorn, candy, and homemade apple cider.
Well, fall has officially set in here at Alfred State (although today seemed more like winter), and it has come with all of the necessary events and traditions of the season. The Dining Hall is serving cider, people are wearing scarves, and haunted houses have begun. The next thing everyone is looking forward to is Halloween!
I thought that the first open house was a huge success. Everything ran smoothly as far as I know and there was a large turnout. For those of you who didn't attend because you are unsure about what open house is, I recommend that you attend even if you are simply considering Alfred State and have many other choices above it.
Submitted by guntheae on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:31pm
On October 16th (this past Sunday), Alfred State College had one of our fall open houses. At open house I helped give campus tours. Those who were attending open house got to take a campus tour, go on a department tour, see an presentation and they got to eat lunch at one of our dining options here on campus. During the campus tour the groups viewed two residence hall, one corridor style and one suite style.
Submitted by guntheae on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:20pm
It's another beautiful fall season in Alfred! One things I love about the fall here is the hills. The hills are full of beautiful, colorful trees. From the residence halls here at Alfred you can view all of these colorful trees while you are studying or just hanging out in you room. It is also visible while sitting in the library doing homework. From the quiet study area there is an amazing view of the hills across from our campus. I don't have views like this in Boston, so being able to see it here is quite a privilege and is just one of the reasons I love being in Alfred.
Today was one of those great teaching days. I was supervising half the students at a work site in the ninth ward. Every student was working at something he had never done before and they were all doing professional grade work. Of course their speed was not up to pro standards, but they were all using their tools well, paying attention to details, and problem solving as they went. The ceramic tile, floating flooring and the trim work all looked great.
Sorry about my blog last week. I was a week ahead of myself, the open house is this Sunday. I hope that there is a good turnout and I get to meet a lot of new people who are interested in the school. I am really sad though because I will have to miss the Taste of Wellsville on Sunday because I will be giving tours at the open house.
In the accompaning photo, you can see the most common house style in New Orleans - the Shotgun house. The name supposedly comes from the ability to shoot a gun through the front door opening and have the bullet go completely through the length of the house, and out the open back door without hitting anything. This style arose because the property tax was based upon the size of the front face of the house, resulting in long narrow one story houses. Where a second story is present, it is on the back of the house where it wouldn't be taxed.
As promised earlier, I did attend another New Horizons Forum last night. This one happened to be on a topic that I, and many other New Yorkers, have become very interested in lately: The Marcellus Shale Layer and its role in Hydrofracking. If you aren't aware of what Hydrofracking is, here's a definition that I found:
We've been volunteering in New Orleans for 10 days now. We have split into 2 work groups - one working with the Episcopal Service Organization and the other with Phoenix of New Orleans. The first group is installing siding, trim, windows, steps and subfloors. The second group is building all new interior walls, framing for new windows and doors, and replacing termite damaged components through out.