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Students Request Building Materials for Alfred Community Garden

Community Garden volunteersThe students are asking members of the community to support their project by donating materials—anything from old or torn down shacks to chicken coops to extra wood or materials already slated for the recycle pile.

The Alfred Community Garden is currently requesting materials to build a storage shed for its garden tools, and members of the college’s Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program (EPLP) are leading the hunt for donations. The garden, now in its fourth planting year, is located on State Route 21 in Alfred on land belonging to Alfred State and is open to members of the campus community, members of the local community, and not-for-profits who wish to learn about and grow produce.

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Training for a Clean Energy Future

Alfred State has earned three Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) accreditations for one course and two master trainers in photovoltaic and small wind installation.

Alfred State is using part of its NYSERDA SUNYgreensNY $2.9 million clean energy training grant to prepare future renewable energy professionals. The college has earned three Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recognitions for courses and instructors, including training provider accreditation for a photovoltaic (PV) and professional wind installation course and accreditation in its Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician program.

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Alfred State to Hold 15th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair

The 15th Annual Alfred State Regional Science and Technology Fair will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center gymnasium on the Alfred campus. The fair is open to students attending classes in grades four through 12 at private and public schools (or homeschools) located anywhere within Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

The 15th Annual Alfred State Regional Science and Technology Fair will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center gymnasium on the Alfred campus. The fair is open to students attending classes in grades four through 12 at private and public schools (or homeschools) located anywhere within Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

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Area Students Compete in 25th Annual SkillsUSA Regional Conference Held at Alfred State

SkillsUSAApproximately 900 students from Region I Board of Cooperative Education and Services (BOCES) districts, encompassing Western New York and the Southern Tier, competed in the 25th Annual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics March 4, 2014, at Alfred State.

Approximately 900 students from Region I Board of Cooperative Education and Services (BOCES) districts, encompassing Western New York and the Southern Tier, competed in the 25th Annual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics March 4, 2014, at Alfred State.

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16th Annual SkillsUSA New York Post-Secondary Competition

Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, will host the 16th Annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition on Sat., March 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, will host the 16th Annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition on Sat., March 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Competitions take place in automotive refinishing, automotive service, carpentry, commercial baking, culinary, electrical construction wiring, masonry, precision machining,technical drafting, and welding. Winners will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Mo., in June.

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College Library Celebrates Women’s History Month with Historic Quilt Exhibit

Bicentennial QuiltThe exhibition coincides with Women’s History Month, as quilt making was one of the most significant forms of artistic expression historically available to women. The library will hold a special reception with refreshments Wednesday, March 12, from 4-6 p.m.

The Hinkle Library at Alfred State announces an exhibition of historic quilts from the Jean B. Lang Western New York Historical Collection during the month of March. The display will feature a dozen locally made quilts spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The exhibition coincides with Women’s History Month, as quilt making was one of the most significant forms of artistic expression historically available to women. The library will hold a special reception with refreshments Wednesday, March 12, from 4-6 p.m.

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Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., Welcomes New Board Members

Sandra E. SawyerCarissa M. KnappThe Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, welcomed two new board members earlier this year, Carissa M. Knapp, of Belmont, and Sandra E. Sawyer, of Wellsville.

The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, welcomed two new board members earlier this year, Carissa M. Knapp, of Belmont, and Sandra E. Sawyer, of Wellsville.

College Honors Seminar Discusses New Marijuana Laws

Members of the Honors ProgramIn the wake of both Colorado and Washington State’s legalization of recreational marijuana this January, Alfred State Professor Wayne Bensley met with members of the college’s Honors Program on Feb. 17 to explain these changes, delving into the history behind the laws, the financial and political factors of the decision, and even the chemistry of the drug itself.

In the wake of both Colorado and Washington State’s legalization of recreational marijuana this January, Alfred State Professor Wayne Bensley met with members of the college’s Honors Program on Feb. 17 to explain these changes, delving into the history behind the laws, the financial and political factors of the decision, and even the chemistry of the drug itself.

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Culinary Arts Students to Prepare a Mardi Gras Celebration Dinner

The cost of attendance is $17 for adults; $7 for children 10 and under. Proceeds from the event will benefit Culinary Arts scholarships. This event is open to the public; no reservations will be accepted.

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts programs at Alfred State are bringing a taste of the fun and festivities of Mardi Gras to Wellsville. These future food industry experts will be preparing a delicious New Orleans-style menu—and giving out complimentary Mardi Gras beads in the traditional colors of green, gold, and purple—on Tues., March 4, from 5-7 p.m., in the student dining room of the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.

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Drama Club Presents Dinner Theater Production of Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla and Me

Mystery meets comedy in Alfred State Drama Club’s dinner theater production of the mystery-thriller parody, Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla and Me, written by Tim Kelly and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The performance will run April 3-5 at Lake Lodge on 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred Station.

Mystery meets comedy in Alfred State Drama Club’s dinner theater production of the mystery-thriller parody, Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla and Me, written by Tim Kelly and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The performance will run April 3-5 at Lake Lodge on 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred Station (see driving directions).

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