Department News

Student recites poetry

Students shine at poetry reading

Wed, Nov 8th, 2023

“We had a great showing with a wide variety of original poetry.This is one of our department’s favorite evenings, and I was so impressed by our students’ creativity and courage."

Travis Matteson 

English & Humanities Chair

Student in the library

Meet the Students - Aiden Kinney

Mon, Aug 7th, 2023

The great thing about the major is that it is very customizable. Alongside your general electives you have a lot of options for what courses that you want to take that you think will better your college experience. I find that to be very appealing.”

Aiden Kinney

Alfred State students transcribe works by Mary Ann Shadd Cary in the Hinkle Library during the college’s Frederick Douglass day celebration.

Alfred State celebrates Douglass Day

Tue, Feb 14th, 2023

“So much care has been put into creating a meaningful engagement opportunity by the Douglass Day organizers and their efforts have resulted in an incredible crowdsourced initiative that broadens perspectives and invites an international community to explore and digitally preserve important narratives."

Cyan Corwine - Director of Global Engagement and Civic Wellbeing

An Alfred State student recites an original poem.

Students, faculty, and staff participate in fall poetry reading event

Tue, Nov 22nd, 2022

Alfred State College students, faculty, and staff participated in the fall poetry reading event hosted by the English and Humanities Department.

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Alfred State spring poetry event deemed a success

Fri, Apr 8th, 2022

Nearly two dozen attendees shared poetry at the English and Humanities Department spring poetry event. Current students, faculty, administration, college council members, and alumni shared original or favorite poems.

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Alfred State College holds virtual poetry reading

Mon, Apr 12th, 2021

Dozens of Alfred State College (ASC) Pioneers came together recently to share, listen, and reflect during a virtual poetry reading held on Microsoft Teams.


Alfred State College holds virtual poetry reading

Fri, Oct 30th, 2020

Around 80 Alfred State College (ASC) Pioneers came together online recently to share, listen, and learn during a virtual poetry reading held on Microsoft Teams.

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Virtual poetry reading brings Alfred State Pioneers together

Mon, Apr 20th, 2020

Even in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Alfred State Pioneers are still finding ways to come together virtually to connect, bond, and lift each other’s spirits. One of these ways came in the form of a recent virtual poetry reading hosted by the English and Humanities Department. 

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Emeritus Professor Morgan speaks at 11th Annual Burns Supper

Tue, Jan 21st, 2020

Morgan’s talk focused on Burns’ young life in Ayrshire, Scotland, and influences on the poet in the years before he became a celebrated figure, first in Scotland and, in a short time, in Europe and the United States.

Dr. Aniko Constantine

Alfred State honors 45-year employee

Mon, Jun 10th, 2019

State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Dr. Aniko Constantine, English and Humanities Department, was recently honored for 45 years of service to Alfred State.