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Sarah Johnston (NYS Dept of Ag Mkts) Visits Campus

Alfred State College is hosting NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Organic Agriculture Specialist Sarah Johnston on Monday, Oct. 1, for a full day of conversation and dialogue on the needs of organic farmers in New York State and what role Alfred State's new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture can play, now and in the future, at a WNY Organic Agriculture Roundtable. NYS Sen. Catharine Young is expected to attend.

Alfred State College is hosting NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Organic Agriculture Specialist Sarah Johnston on Monday, Oct. 1, for a full day of conversation and dialogue on the needs of organic farmers in New York State and what role Alfred State's new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture can play, now and in the future, at a WNY Organic Agriculture Roundtable. NYS Sen. Catharine Young is expected to attend.

Alfred State College Student Takes Third in National Competition

Five members of the Alfred State College NYS College/Post-secondary Skills USA delegation placed in the top 10 at the National SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City, MO, in late summer. Cristian Cruz, East Amherst, who took first place in the state then continued on to Nationals, was awarded a bronze medal for third place in the nation in masonry.

Five members of the Alfred State College NYS College/Post-secondary Skills USA delegation placed in the top 10 at the National SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City, MO, in late summer. Cristian Cruz, East Amherst, who took first place in the state then continued on to Nationals, was awarded a bronze medal for third place in the nation in masonry.

The NYS delegation included nine students and four faculty/administrators from Alfred State College (ASC). All of the participating students had previously won the NYS competition held at Alfred State in April.

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ASC Vivarium

catThe vivarium at Alfred State College houses a variety of "exotic" animals to aid in instruction in the veterinary technology program.

[img_assist|nid=2848|title=turtle|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=234]As the veterinary technology program at Alfred State College continues to attract students, it also has begun attracting students' pets.  In a move to ease separation anxiety (the students' or the pets'), and to expose vet tech students to different species, the Agriculture and Horticulture Department has established a vivarium, an enclosed area, for keeping and raising animals for observation and/or teaching basic techniques that are used in research and

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ASC Children's Festival

Alfred State College will host its third Children's Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, on West University Street in downtown Alfred from 12 noon-5 p.m. 

Alfred State College will host its third Children's Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, on West University Street in downtown Alfred from 12 noon-5 p.m. 

The festival is designed to attract young people, their families, and friends from throughout Allegany and Steuben counties and the surrounding region to promote literacy awareness.

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ACES Reopens Central Dining Hall Serving Line

The third week of classes began to feel a whole lot more like normal for Alfred State students and the ACES team as one of the dining hall serving lines opened for the first time since last spring's kitchen fire.

The third week of classes began to feel a whole lot more like normal for Alfred State students and the ACES team as one of the dining hall serving lines opened for the first time since last spring's kitchen fire.

"The damage from the fire was not that extensive," stated Karen Canne, ACES director of dining services. "However, the amount of work that we had to do to recover from the fire was devastating to our normal operations."

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Bake Sale Fall 2007

Students enrolled in the bakery, production and management program of the Culinary Arts Department at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology Campus, Wellsville, will hold their annual community bake sale Friday, Oct. 5 AND Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Culinary Arts Building parking lot, Wellsville, from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., respectively.

Students enrolled in the bakery, production and management program of the Culinary Arts Department at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology Campus, Wellsville, will hold their annual community bake sale Friday, Oct. 5 AND Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Culinary Arts Building parking lot, Wellsville, from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., respectively.

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Pay it Forward (JT Robertson)

JT Robertson Alfred State College nursing students welcomed Jon Thomas (JT) Robertson, 11, of Cuba, to one of their classes early in the fall semester to help them kick off the caring project in nursing. The caring project is an outgrowth of the "pay it forward" concept (from the movie by the same name) which promotes the practice of helping others, while expecting nothing in return.

JT Robertson

Alfred State College nursing students welcomed Jon Thomas (JT) Robertson, 11, of Cuba, to one of their classes early in the fall semester to help them kick off the caring project in nursing. The caring project is an outgrowth of the "pay it forward" concept (from the movie by the same name) which promotes the practice of helping others, while expecting nothing in return.

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Chambliss Wins Ted Beyer Award

Dr. ChamblissDr. Melvin Chambliss, associate professor, Agriculture and Horticulture Department at Alfred State College, has been chosen by the Hornell Area Humane Society Board of Directors to receive the Dr. Ted Beyer Award at the Humane Society's fifth annual "Black Cat Event," Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.

Dr. Chambliss & Feline FriendDr. Melvin Chambliss, associate professor, Agriculture and Horticulture Department at Alfred State College, has been chosen by the Hornell Area Humane Society Board of Directors to receive the Dr. Ted Beyer Award at the Humane Society's fifth annual "Black Cat Event," Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. 

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Zweygardt Sculpture on Wellsville Campus

Zweygardt SculptureVisitors, faculty, staff, and students at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology are greeted each day by a sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt, professor of sculpture emeritus, NYS College of Ceramics School of Art and Design.  The large-scale, mixed media piece is on loan from the artist as part of a beautification initiative at the Wellsville campus.

Zweygardt SculptureVisitors, faculty, staff, and students at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology are greeted each day by a sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt, professor of sculpture emeritus, NYS College of Ceramics School of Art and Design.  The large-scale, mixed media piece is on loan from the artist as part of a beautification initiative at the Wellsville campus.

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Second Annual Taste of Wellsville

Local eateries will once again participate in Alfred State College's "Taste of Wellsville," this year, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., as part of the College's Centennial Celebration.  Restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in "miniature form" at stations around the Applied Technology Campus.

Local eateries will once again participate in Alfred State College's "Taste of Wellsville," this year, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., as part of the College's Centennial Celebration.  Restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in "miniature form" at stations around the Applied Technology Campus.

Tickets for the food (50 cents each-food costs may range from one ticket to several) may be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. 

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