August 2016


Archers of Alfred take aim at outdoor fun
Wed, Aug 31st, 2016

As students return to school, during their time away from the classroom they are seeking ways to enjoy all that the southern tier offers for outdoor activities. Out of more than 100 clubs and organizations at Alfred State, many of them give students opportunities for recreation and outdoor skill building.

Students to assist communities in Semester in the South program
Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

semester in the south 2016 participating studentsFor the seventh year in a row, some Alfred State senior building trades: building construction students are heading south to put their skills to work helping those in need. 

Alfred State greets new students for 2016-2017 academic year
Thu, Aug 25th, 2016

Human Alfred State logo This year’s incoming class consists of 1,443 students from 61 of New York’s 62 counties and 19 additional states, plus 22 international students from 10 countries.

Incoming students aid community during Community Action Day
Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Avion Smith and Joseph Perez work to remove a bush near a church A total of 93 incoming students took part in Community Action Day, held during the college’s annual Week of Welcome. Designed with new students in mind, the week includes a number of events that are intended to help students have fun, get involved, and feel at home.

Creating leaders of today and tomorrow at Alfred State
Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

globe and numbers 73%A recent survey of Alfred State graduates revealed 1,585 are leaders of their companies, located across the U.S.

Alfred State surges ahead in energy efficiency
Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Mike SmithThrough evaluating building-by-building benchmarks, the college as a whole performed very well in the Preliminary Energy Analysis report which was not weather-normalized. According to the analysis, out of seven similar-sized SUNY campuses, Alfred State’s energy consumption is noticeably lower than five of them, and ties results for first place.

Employees urged to ‘be the best’
Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

"Be the best. Help make Alfred State the best,” President Dr. Skip Sullivan said. “We’re proud to be Pioneers and we’re really good at a lot of things, but strive to be the best. I want Alfred State to be the very best it can be.”

Homecoming and Family Weekend set for Oct. 14-15
Wed, Aug 17th, 2016

homecoming/family weekend '16 invitation, bonfire, 5k racers, students dancingColleen Argentieri, director of Alumni Relations and co-chair of the Homecoming/Family Weekend Committee, said, “Alfred State is excited to once again bring together Pioneers of all ages and their families for Homecoming and Family Weekend. We have a number of exciting events planned, and look forward to another terrific year of fun and fellowship as we celebrate our college.” 

Grasstravaganza gets good crop of attendees
Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

Justin Morris, Derek Barney, Nancy Glazier and Fay Benson Roughly 120 people attended the three-day event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture. Grasstravaganza featured presentations from nationally recognized grazing and soil health experts, specialized workshops, and a trade show.

Artwork by Amelia Fais Harnas to be featured at Hinkle Memorial Library
Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

“Carre” - wine stain self-portraitFrom celebrities to politicians to family members, Harnas has created many realistic portraits out of red wine, and from Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, the public will have a chance to view a series of 14 all-new wine stain self-portraits.

Dr. Kellogg authors article on science fiction novels
Tue, Aug 9th, 2016

Kellogg writes frequently about detective fiction and the world of science fiction. He is the creator of a popular series of books for children featuring boy detective Barry Baskerville.  The most recent entry, “Barry Baskerville Traps a Thief,” is available at the Amazon website.

No summer break for construction work at Alfred State
Thu, Aug 4th, 2016

construction equipment 'concrete boom' to install new stepsGlenn Brubaker, director of Facilities Operations, said, “We’re excited about the improvements being made to both our campuses. Our hope is that when students arrive later this month, they’ll see that we’ve been hard at work over the summer making Alfred State even greater.”