Student Announce October 17, 2022

Presidential Inauguration ~ Classes Cancelled 1-5pm

Another Announce request from Craig Clark, please.


Classes Cancelled 1-5pm on Thursday, October 20, 2022

Classes will be cancelled from 1-5pm on Thursday, October 20, to allow all faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Presidential Inauguration celebration.  The ceremony will begin at 2pm in the Orvis gym and will be followed by a reception in the Student Leadership Center.

- Lisa Gardner

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

Transport Team Hiring

The transport team is a group of student leaders that provides rides to and from appointments for medical treatment through partnership with Health & Wellness Services, University Police, Student Senate, and Residential Services, this team will also provide approved transports for the Office of Residential Services for students in need of assistance.  Student senate will provide you with a vehicle to transport students to and from appointments.

Payment is based on number and distance of transports completed.  Paychecks are distributed bi-weekly.

Interested parties must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing at the time of employment
  • Have no current Student Conduct Status
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license that has been issued for more than one calendar year

Cannot have any driving infractions, moving violations, or accidents in the last three years

If you are interested in being a member of the Transport Team, please contact Jaime Palmatier in Health & Wellness Services at

- Jaime Palmatier

Registration Readiness Workshops - Academic Advising Center

Registration Readiness Workshop (New & First Year Students) – Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm, EJ Brown 109

It's time to look to the future and plan for next semester! Learn about course registration, meeting with your advisor, staying on track with your degree planning, and graduation requirements! Most students get to register themselves for classes. The sooner you can get registered for next semester, the better schedule you will have. Learn about the digital tools that can help make registration quick and easy! The Registration Readiness Workshops are hosted by the Academic Advising Center. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Understanding Your Degree Plan (All Students) – Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm, EJ Brown 109

The Understanding Your Degree Plan workshop will help you get ready to take the lead in your education! In creating a degree plan you will have the ability to strategically plan courses to meet graduation requirements. Students will learn how to read and understand their degree requirements in Degree Works (the "Plans" tool in Degree Works). Now you will know exactly which courses are planned for each semester of their degree plan. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

- Samantha Brockway

Homecoming Family Weekend 2022 Basket Raffle

Homecoming Family Weekend is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about our Annual Basket Raffle! Is your department or organization interested in donating a basket for the raffle? We encourage you to come up with a unique and fun theme for your basket! Please reach out to Sandra Burdick at or by calling X4098 to let us know if you are planning on donating a basket. Baskets will need to be wrapped in cellophane and delivered to the Office of Student Engagement in the Student Leadership Center no later than Wednesday, October 19th. Baskets will be displayed and tickets can be purchased in the Student Leadership Center, Room 204 on Friday, October 21st from 10am until 4pm and again at Homecoming on Saturday, October 22nd during the tailgate festivities with tickets being drawn at halftime. Tickets will be sold as a sheet of 25 tickets for $10. You may purchase multiple sheets if desired.

- Sandra Burdick

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!

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