Student Announce October 12, 2022

You're Invited! Inauguration Oct. 20 for Dr. Mauro

All faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members are invited to the 2 p.m. ceremony in Orvis, the Pioneer Walk showcasing faculty and student success in action, and then the inaugural reception in Student Leadership Center.

Please RSVP to let us know that you will be attending.

STUDENTS: Student Engagement and Athletics are coordinating with many student groups to participate in the opening processional in the gym and activities that afternoon for the Pioneer Walk.

FACULTY/STAFF: All may join the procession in the gym by wearing regalia. Look for signs that will designate the area to lineup for the procession near the Orvis auditorium. Academic departments are organizing displays of student and faculty success stories to be along the Pioneer Walk that concludes and includes the Student Leadership Center with the reception.

ALUMNI AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Retirees, alumni, and friends are welcome to attend the Orvis ceremony, Pioneer Walk across campus, and SLC reception.

More information at



- Russell Nunley

Athletics Week Preview

Alfred State Pioneer Athletics continue the fall season. An action-packed Saturday includes women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Follow along on Instagram @ascathletics Twitter @ascathletics and our website


Tuesday, Oct. 11


Women’s Soccer vs. Penn.- State Behrend @ 6 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 12


Women’s Volleyball vs Penn.- State Behrend @ 7 p.m.


Men’s Soccer @ Penn.- State Behrend @ 7 p.m.


Saturday Oct. 15


Men’s & Women's Cross Country @ Canisius

Women’s Volleyball @ Mt. Aloysius @ 11 a.m.


Men’s Soccer vs Mt. Aloysius @ 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Mt. Aloysius @ 3:15 p.m.

- Anna Shutt

Pioneer Exchange (campus thrift store) and The PLATE (campus food pantry) Information

Pioneer Exchange is open, and the civic leadership team would like to invite you to stop by and see the items we have on offer! 

The space is located in the ground floor of Pioneer Center (next to the barbershop) and our hours of operation can be found on the Civic Engagement Pioneer Link landing page. 

The PLATE food pantry is a campus resource to address food insecurity by sharing nutritious emergency food & personal care items to current students.   The process is very straightforward:

(1)  Complete the form at    

(2)  A bag of food containing 3-4 days’ worth of supplies will be prepared within a couple days

(3)  You will be advised via email once it is ready to be picked up.  

The food pantry is administered and funded through Student Senate and the Center for Global Engagement/Civic Wellbeing.

Community food pantry information may also be found on the CCE Pioneerlink page at this link.

Whether you would like to utilize or donate to these resources , we are here for you!

Any questions?  Stop by SLC 412 or email

Outdoor Fitness Center Survey

We need your opinion on the possibility of having an outdoor fitness court on campus.   This type of space can be an effective way to support mental and physical health.  The hope is to expand access to high quality, accessible recreational and fitness space on campus, but we need your input!  Could you take a minute to complete this short survey?  

Campus Connect (Students Helping Students)

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards is excited to introduce Campus Connect, an initiative of the Best Foot Forward program. The goal of Campus Connect is to provide a quick and easy referral system for students to obtain assistance for fellow Pioneers who may be struggling for any reason.


In short, if you have a concern for another student (or yourself!), please accept the challenge and make a referral using the following web form: The information you share will be kept as private as possible and used to connect students to the appropriate campus personnel and resources. That’s it!


There are no restrictions to the type of concerns you can share. However, any information relating to an emergency, crime, or imminent threat should first be reported to University Police. Please contact the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards with any questions you may have.


Be empowered. Be a Pioneer. Help each other!

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2022

Homecoming/Family Weekend 2022 

Do you have a car that you love to show off? If so, join our car show for a chance to win a CASH prize! 
All cars MUST be pre registered, students have a FREE registration fee! CLICK HERE to register! 

Homecoming/ Family Weekend List of Events

- Mary Perkins

Instrumental Music

Hope everyone’s semester is going great!  There is still time to join Instrumental Music before our end of the semester concert.  The music we are looking at this semester is….


“I Dreamed a Dream” arranged by Robert Longfield (From Les Misérables)

Highlights from “The Wizard of Oz” arranged by Michael Story

“My Shot” arranged by Michael Brown (from Hamilton)

“Singin’ in the Rain” arranged by Michael Brown

“The Lion King” arranged by Paul Lavender

Music from “Wicked” arranged by Michael Sweeney


Rehearsals are in the Orvis Auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights 5:30-7pm.  

The Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association invites ASC Faculty and Students

The Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association invites faculty and student volunteers to take part in our annual macro invertebrate survey. We meet at the Genesee, Pennsylvania town park at 2 o'clock Sunday, October 16. Each volunteer team will be given collecting equipment and be directed to one of the three branches of the headwaters in our beautiful, wooded valleys. Each team of volunteers will also receive instructions and be trained to identify caddis fly, may fly, and stone fly larva. The Genesee headwaters is a high-quality, class  A trout stream, and this survey is very important to monitor the health of our stream. An outdoor lunch of hearth oven pizza, salads & deserts will be provided free of charge. Contact Associate Professor, Steven Richard at (585) 610-0166 or email him at

Oktoberfest - SOLD OUT

The Oktoberfest being held on Thursday, October 13th is sold out.

Thank you all for your support

Department of Health

The Allegany County Department of Health will be available by appointment at Health and Wellness Services on October 13th for reproductive and sexual health needs. To schedule an appointment, please call 585-268-9466.

Ergo Submissions/Cover Contest/Poetry Reading


Take a break, sit quietly, and create a piece of artwork, poem, story, or whatever and send to Ergo, Alfred State’s literary magazine, at



Wondering what to submit?  Full wrap cover (front & back) 17.25" wide by 11.25" high or just the front cover 8.75" wide by 11.25" high, 300 dpi, jpeg.  All entries must fit these specifications for consideration.

And better yet, there's a prize!  Winner and a runner-up will both get a $100 gift certificate for the ASC Campus Store, and boasting rights for being featured as the author of the cover on the Fall 2022 ERGO publication! 


- Debra Tomm

Pioneer Trails During Hunting Season - University Police

Just a reminder to anyone that may be on the Pioneer Trails to be aware that early bowhunting season has begun with other hunting seasons to follow over the next couple of weeks and month.  

You should be aware that our neighboring landowners may be hunting nearby during this time. If you are on the trails especially during sunrise and sunset, we suggest you take steps to make yourself visible to hunters who are hunting on private property. Below are some safety measures to keep yourself safe while in the woods:

  • Wear a blaze orange hat, vest or backpack
  • Keep your dogs on a leash and put blaze orange on them as well  
  • Make yourself known by making some noise as you walk or run by whistling or talking
  • If you hear shooting nearby raise your voice to alert hunters of your presence
  • Once a hunter is aware of your presence don’t make unnecessary noise to disturb wildlife, be courteous and avoid confrontations
  • Stay on the trails


- Linda Acomb

Shuttle Schedule for Classes

We appreciate your patience as the shuttle buses may be running slightly off schedule due to the campus road construction.