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The U.S. National Arboretum Gets a Boost from Renewable Energy

U.S. National Arboretum 2013“I cannot express how proud I am of the students, for their exemplary work ethic, professionalism, attention to detail, and overall excellence throughout the entire project,” Stevens says. “The students have demonstrated Alfred’s excellence in education.”

Alfred State Students install third and largest solar array at the U.S. National Arboretum

Nineteen students and graduates and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C., this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photovoltaic system.

National Day of Service Unites Local Colleges

Jake Paquette and Kathy Bayus“This day is about providing meaningful assistance to our Allegany County neighbors, helping to meet community needs and build relationships,” said Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement at Alfred State.

Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany Event Brings Three Local Colleges Together for a Day of Giving Back

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College.

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Alfred State, Literacy West NY, and Alfred Community Garden Awarded AmeriCorps VISTA Grant

Alfred Community GardenOnly three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients.

Only three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients.

Sally Murphy was hired as the AmeriCorp VISTA member who will oversee this project.

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Drama Club Pulls Out all the Stops with Musical Production of Grease

The Alfred State Drama Club will be performing this hit November 21-23 at 7 p.m. and November 24 at 2 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $2 for students, and will be available at the door or can be reserved in advance by calling 607-587-4079.

Everyone’s favorite musical is making its way to the Alfred State stage this semester. Set in 1958, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s masterpiece, Grease, follows the story of a group of teenagers—the “Burger Palace Boys” and their female counterparts, the “Pink Ladies”—as they deal with the complexities of high school romance and coming of age. Performing canon favorites like “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightning,” and “Summer Nights,” the Grease cast and musicians will have the crowd popping out of their seats to show off their best hand jive.

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ServSafe Food Safety Training and Exam Offered

Interested participants should call the Center for Community Education and Training at 607-587-4015 or email ccet@alfredstate.edu for more information. Pre-registration is required. The cost of the training is $200.

Center for Community Education and Training is hosting a two-day community ServSafe Food Safety training and exam Dec. 16-17, 2013, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. each day in the Pioneer Center. This course is an introduction to the basic aspects of culinary arts sanitation with emphasis on various types of food service operations, correct sanitation procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to the safe use and maintenance of small tools and heavy equipment, correct methods of customer service, and personal hygiene as related to foods and food service.

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Professor Mitchell Confronts Both Triumph and Loss in His Newest Book of Poetry

The book is a collection of poems—each with its own voice and emotional quality—all sharing the same sense of poignancy. “What happens to us when things are lost?” Mitchell asks. “The impetus came from me asking myself that question—how do people deal with different kinds of loss?”

When he isn’t encouraging students at Alfred State to express themselves through writing, Richard Mitchell, professor of English, is contemplating his own creative endeavors—namely, poetry. His latest book, Before Every Other Fall (Aldrich Press), hit the stands this July and is already receiving acclaim.

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Educational Foundation of Alfred Inc. to Showcase New Student-Built Home for Sale during Wellsville’s Annual RidgeWalk

House 53Students in Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology built the home, which will be on display during Wellsville’s annual RidgeWalk, Run, Race, Ride on Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Educational Foundation of Alfred Inc., a private foundation dedicated to improving the college community through support of educational programs, will be hosting an open house showcasing a brand-new home (dubbed House 53) now available for purchase. Students in Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology built the home, which will be on display during Wellsville’s annual RidgeWalk, Run, Race, Ride on Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Professor Schwartz to Give TEDx Talk in Buffalo Today

Jeremy Speed Schwartz, assistant professor of Digital Media & Animation, will be delivering a talk as part of TEDxBuffalo, an independently organized TED event, on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 11:24 a.m. at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center. Professor Speed Schwartz will be discussing experiments and collaborations in science and art. Alfred State will also be broadcasting the event live on its own campus in the Student Leadership Center’s small event space.

Jeremy Speed Schwartz, assistant professor of Digital Media & Animation, will be delivering a talk as part of TEDxBuffalo, an independently organized TED event, on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 11:24 a.m. at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center. Professor Speed Schwartz will be discussing experiments and collaborations in science and art. Alfred State will also be broadcasting the event live on its own campus in the Student Leadership Center’s small event space.

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Department of Architecture and Design Brings Award-Winning Architect Tod Williams to Campus

Architecture is a noun poster image, Entrance to the new Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia designed by Tod Williams The Department of Architecture and Design is proud to announce “Architecture is a noun,” an upcoming lecture by Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in room 215 of the Engineering Technology Building on the Alfred campus.

Architecture is a noun poster image, Entrance to the new Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia designed by Tod Williams The Department of Architecture and Design is proud to announce “Architecture is a noun,” an upcoming lecture by Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

What Is Your Passion Exhibit at Hinkle Library

What is your passion exhibitThe show will exhibit for the month of October in the Hinkle Memorial Library gallery.

What Is Your Passion imageAlfred InterVarsity invites you to view the installation of its art show, What Is Your Passion. The show features work from a diverse group of artists with illustrations of the passions of more than 150 community members from Alfred State and Alfred University. The show will exhibit for the month of October in the Hinkle Memorial Library gallery.

For information on visitor parking and library hours, consult the Hinkle Library Web page.

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