Civic Engagement

Alfred University, Alfred State co-sponsoring Anabaptist expert’s talk on Amish forgiveness

Alfred University and Alfred State are co-sponsoring a two-day visit to the community and campuses by scholar/lecturer Dr. Donald B. Kraybill, internationally recognized for his work on Anabaptist (radical movement of the 16th-century Reformation that viewed baptism solely as an external witness to a believer's conscious profession of faith, rejected infant baptism, and believed in the separation of church from state, the shunning of non-believers, and in simplicity of life) groups.

Alfred University and Alfred State are co-sponsoring a two-day visit to the community and campuses by scholar/lecturer Dr. Donald B. Kraybill, internationally recognized for his work on Anabaptist (radical movement of the 16th-century Reformation that viewed baptism solely as an external witness to a believer's conscious profession of faith, rejected infant baptism, and believed in the separation of church from state, the shunning of non-believers, and in simplicity of life) groups. The Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites are direct descendants of the movement.

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Project Prom Dress set for April 20

Alfred State will be hosting “Project Prom Dress” on Saturday, April 20 in the Pioneer Lounge, Pioneer Center, on the Alfred State campus from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is for high school girls in the area who need a formal dress for prom season. Guests are welcome to come and ‘shop’ for a donated dress and leave with one of their choice at no cost to them.

Alfred State will be hosting “Project Prom Dress” on Saturday, April 20 in the Pioneer Lounge, Pioneer Center, on the Alfred State campus from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is for high school girls in the area who need a formal dress for prom season. Guests are welcome to come and ‘shop’ for a donated dress and leave with one of their choice at no cost to them.

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Alfred State Earns Federal Recognition for Commitment to Civic Engagement

Alfred State has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest honors a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Alfred State has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest honors a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The distinction was announced March 4 at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting Leading Change in Washington, DC.

Court Reporting Instructor Transcribes Historical Account by Area WWII Veteran

WWII veteran Paul Gerling with daughter, Professor Sandra Gerling-Yelle (far right) and court reporting instructor Danielle Green (middle)Green transcribed Gerling’s oral account using the state-of-the art tools of court reporting professionals. The account was simultaneously transcribed and videotaped while Gerling was interviewed by his daughter, Professor Sandra Gerling-Yelle (Business Department).

Finished Transcription to be donated to the Library of Congress

A piece of American history was captured at Alfred State last week when court reporting instructor Danielle Green transcribed an oral account of World War II given by area veteran Paul Gerling, 87, of Wayland, NY.

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Kickball Tournament to Benefit Hornell Concern for Youth, April 20

Check presentation for Super Kickball Extravaganza

The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (James Street Park). Participating teams represent local police and fire personnel, college students, and fraternal organizations.

Alfred State human services management students John Albrecht and Curtis Combs, both of Hornell, are organizing an event called The Super Kickball Extravaganza which will benefit the Hornell Area Concern for Youth. Funds will be used to help update the organization’s facility on East Main Street in Hornell.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (James Street Park). Participating teams represent local police and fire personnel, college students, and fraternal organizations.

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Students Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to Host Pancake Breakfast, March 2

Twelve Alfred State students who will be spending spring break in Horry County, SC, building houses as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program are raising funds for the trip, including $3,000 for materials and building supplies for the house construction.

Twelve Alfred State students who will be spending spring break in Horry County, SC, building houses as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program are raising funds for the trip, including $3,000 for materials and building supplies for the house construction. Fundraising efforts include a pancake breakfast hosted at St. Jude’s Chapel on the Alfred Campus on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the door.

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Building Trades Students Return from Helping Long Island Home Owners Rebuild

Super Storm Sandy volunteersTen freshmen Building Trades students and instructor Jack Jones returned from a week of service in Long Island Feb. 8 where they spent five days helping home owners there prepare to rebuild homes destroyed by Super Storm Sandy last fall.

Ten freshmen Building Trades students and instructor Jack Jones returned from a week of service in Long Island Feb. 8 where they spent five days helping home owners there prepare to rebuild homes destroyed by Super Storm Sandy last fall.

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Students Recognized at Spirit of Service Event

MLK awards ceremonyThe five winners of the Spirit of Service awards are Alfred State student Leslie Teagarden, Alfred resident Jeanne Hyland, Alfred University student Zachary Mazejka, Alfred University faculty member Becky Prophet, and Sandy Dennison, marketing director for Alfred State’s ACES.

Alfred State students, faculty, staff, friends, and residents of the Alfred community celebrated the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. last month at an awards ceremony held at the Village of Alfred Courthouse. The Jan. 24 event honored those who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others and who exemplify the principles of equality and social justice that Martin Luther King Jr. did. The event was hosted in partnership with Alfred University and was a part of a nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Collegiate Challenge.

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WINS Club Holiday Fundraiser Benefits Local Families through Steuben Rural Ministry

WINS Club 2012Alfred State’s WINS Club (Women In Non-traditional Studies) recently conducted a holiday fundraiser, raising $180 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for two families sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.

Alfred State’s WINS Club (Women In Non-traditional Studies) recently conducted a holiday fundraiser, raising $180 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for two families sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. Members of the Alfred State campus assisted in wrapping the presents.

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Building Trades Students Recognized By City of New Orleans for Rebuilding Historic Dodwell House

Semester in the South 2012“These students are artisan craftsmen and they have catapulted this major renovation ahead by at least two years. We could never have imagined this amount of work being done so fast and so professionally. Their efforts are a real gift to this project and historic site,

Fourteen Alfred State Building Trades students have been recognized by the City Council of the City of New Orleans for work they performed this fall as part of the 12-week “Semester in the South” project-based learning/civic engagement experience.

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