Student Announce November 15, 2022

Events This Week - Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement would like to announce the following events taking place this week:

  • 11/16: Cultural Potluck, Pioneer Lounge, 7pm-9pm
  • 11/16: Rock Wall 6-9pm
  • 11/16: Zumba 6-7pm in Pioneer Studio
  • 11/17 Thursday Night Football, SLC Parkspace (big screen) 8:15-10:30
  • 11/17: Intramural Volleyball Championships 4-6pm at the Mackenzie Quad
  • 11/18: Rock Wall 6-9pm
- Anna Shutt

Sweeney Todd Tickets Now On Sale

The Alfred State Drama Club is proud to announce that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tickets are now on sale at the campus bookstore and can be purchased with cash, card, or CSA!

$5 for students and $10 for General Admission.

Show Dates and Times:

Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm
Friday, November 18th at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 19th at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00pm

Tickets may be sold at the door if we haven't sold out during pre-sale.

If you have any questions please contact the Director, Tyler Ribble,

*Sweeny Todd is rated PG for murder & violence. Parental Guidance is advised.

- Tyler Ribble


The Vet Tech Club and their Opt to Adopt Suite are holding a Santa Paws event starting now and going through finals week.  This year we are supporting the Hornell Humane Society who we have been working with all semester.  Help us help the animals by donating cleaning supplies, paper towels, toys, special treats…we will make sure everything makes it to them!

We are holding a special donation day Monday the 21st of November from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Student Leadership Center. 

Can’t make it then?  You can also drop items at the Leadership Suite for Opt to Adopt (right next to the climbing wall) or at the offices of Professors Kathy Bliss (Ag 303) or Meghan Smith (Ag 304).

- Kathleen Bliss

Today We Celebrate!!

Our Annual Day of Giving is TODAY! We call on all Pioneers, past and present, to come together to raise funds to support scholarships, new programs, technology, student groups, and athletics. 

In addition, be sure to stop in the SLC between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to check out what our student clubs and organizations are doing in honor of today's celebration. Grab a free snack, snap a picture, play some cornhole, make your own holiday decorations, and join the celebration!! At 7 p.m. tonight, the men’s basketball team takes on Houghton. There will be some extra fun prizes and make sure to bring a $1 for a chance to win a $100 gift card if you can be the first to hit a half-court shot.

All week long we will be asking for help to replenish, The Plate- our food pantry. Drop off's for non-perishable items will be in SLC, Alumni House, and in the Zero Energy Home on the Wellsville Campus. Watch President Mauro kick off the day with a challenge. As always- we THANK YOU for you for your support!

- Jason Sciotti

Commuter Appreciation Week

On behalf of Residential Services and Commuter Council, we have arranged a Commuter Appreciation Week from Monday, November 14 to Friday, November 18. Here is the breakdown of events for the remainder of the week.

  • DIY Car Accessories
    • Tuesday, November 15
    • 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • SLC Park Space (Third floor)
  • Commuter Luncheon and Trivia
    • Friday, November 18
    • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Allegany Room (first floor of CDH across from the ACES Office)

For the  Commuter Luncheon, commuters do not need to pay for the meals or use their meal plan, just show up and sign in!

At these events we will also be giving away windshield wiper fluid for commuter students to take home!

Hope to see you there!

- Donald Schrader

(Quick Survey) Help us identify aesthetic initiatives! - Beautification Committee

The Beautification Committee is exploring impactful changes that will showcase our campus both inside and out, highlighting Academic programs and Campus Life here at Alfred State.  As a result of these short- and long-term initiatives, Alfred State will see benefits in Enrollment, Retention and Student, Faculty and Staff Satisfaction.

The following survey will help us identify areas of importance and need, as we build a plan to reinvigorate spaces on our campus.

Click here for the survey (5-10 minutes) - Thank you for your support and feedback!


-Beautification Committee

- Spencer Peavey

SNAP pre-screening Announcement

Are you SNAP eligible? Take our pre-screening to find out more!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be a valuable resource for those who qualify!  We do not want any of our students going hungry and are working with a community partner to help identify and support students through the application process who may qualify for SNAP. If you are curious to see if you may qualify for SNAP, please complete our SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Form.  This form has been created to identify potentially eligible students and guide them to the next steps in a review process. Once we have conducted an initial review of potentially eligible students, we will schedule a workshop with our community partner to help walk through the next steps. In addition, we want to remind you that ThePLATE (campus food pantry) is available for all our students and you can requests can be submitted by completing the campus food pantry assistance form.

- Cyan Corwine

Chancellor's Award

Do You Know a Great Teacher?  Just a few days left to let us know!  

Do you know a great teacher? Someone that can keep you awake after a long night, or goes that extra mile to help you succeed? A teacher that stays involved with students long after the class is over? The Chancellor’s Award committee is asking for your help, and you can make a difference in just a few short minutes!  


The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Service and Scholarship and Creative Activity are selected based on nominations from students, faculty and staff.  Please take a moment of your day to submit a nomination through a brief electronic survey available at: 


Anyone wishing more information or to request a nomination form may contact Mike Ronan at  Submit nominations by Monday, Nov. 15. A complete listing of the awards and criteria is available at  The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence 

Holiday Cards for Nursing Homes – Community Service Initiative

Help the sisters of Alpha Sigma spread Holiday cheer this season by donating Holiday cards for the residents in our local nursing homes. Each donated card is special and will make someone smile! There will be a drop-off box in SLC suite 305 Monday-Friday from 12-2pm.


Have blank Holiday cards but no time to fill them out? We will take them anyways. Don’t have cards but want to fill some out to support the cause? Look on Pioneer Link for any upcoming events Alpha Sigma Sorority is hosting, they will have cards at their events. These times don’t work for you? Reach out to us on Instagram to schedule a different time at alphasigmasorority.

Leadership Suite Applications are now open

Do you belong to a club or organization actively involved in making a difference in the larger community? Are you solving problems, taking on opportunities, and using your passion and skills to help others? This could take the form of volunteerism, community service trips, public awareness campaigns, fundraising efforts, advocacy, and education.

If so, we invite you to view our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit a Leadership Suite proposal. Leadership Suites are designed to celebrate and get others involved in community-minded causes and initiatives locally, regionally, and/or globally. 

Suite applications must be submitted by November 18th, 2022, to be considered for Spring 2023.

Looking for a Ride Home for Thanksgiving Break?

Students going home for Thanksgiving Break?


Megabus is offering non-stop bus services to New York City and Alfred for Thanksgiving break. Dates and times of bus travel are listed below!


To New York City:


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 departing from Orvis Activities Center or West University St at 2:30 p.m.


To Alfred, NY


Sunday, November 27, 2022 departing from Port Authority at 10:15am


Secure your ticket today at


Trips to Rochester Airport will not be available for Thanksgiving Break


Alternate bus options are available through Please note that Trailways bus leaves from Hornell, NY and you will need to find transportation to the bus station. 

- Erika Winans

Alternative Spring Break Applications Are Now Open!

Winter is coming, and the Office of Global and Civic Wellbeing is celebrating by thinking about Civic Engagement and Spring Break! Do you love giving back to communities in need and soaking up some sunshine when the snow just won’t let go? If so, this spring break service trip could be perfect for you! The application for our Alternative Spring Break trip is now open! We will once again be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to work with Habitat for Humanity during spring break (March 12th-March 18th).  If you are interested in learning more or wish to be considered for the trip, we invite you to visit our Civic Engagement Pioneer page to submit your application

We have limited spaces available and will be finalizing our cohort shortly after Thanksgiving Break…don’t miss out!

Vice President of Commuter Affairs of Student Senate Position is Open!

Interested in politics? Want to be more involved on campus? Join Student Senate and be a voice for the student body! We need individuals that want to improve our campus!

We currently have our Vice President of Commuter Affairs position open. 

Some of the requirements for this position are –

  • Every Tuesday Availability from 5 pm to 8 pm for our Executive Board Meeting and General Assembly.
  • Ideally some experience in programming events for the student body. (If not, guidance will be provided throughout the tenure)
  • This position is designed only for commuters.
  • It is a paid position with the pay of $14/hour.

Vice President of Commuter Affairs for the Student Senate is responsible for the exchange of information and the initiation of projects and problem-solving pertaining to Commuter Life. Only a Commuter Student can serve in this position. They shall co-chair the  Commuter Council and they are responsible for establishing strong communication links with the Asst.  Director of College Housing and Judicial Affairs. This chair should act as one of the Student Senate  representatives on the Faculty Senate Student Life Committee. This chair will serve as the liaison to Greek Senate. They shall also meet or exceed the expectations set forth for the members of the Executive  Board of the Student Senate within the Policies and Procedures of the organization.

If you are interested in the above position, please email Student Senate President, Soumya Konar at The deadline is November 13th, 2022.

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application

Residence halls will close at 10:00pm on Tuesday November 22, 2022, for the Thanksgiving Break. The Residence halls will reopen at Noon on Sunday November 27, 2022. Residential Services is aware that the final bus scheduled to leave Alfred leaves before 10:00pm. If you are here for an Academic reason and cannot make the bus, please contact your Residence Director to remain on campus the evening of Tuesday, November 22. However, you must plan travel arrangements for the morning of Wednesday, November 23.


Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls.

All others may be charged with trespassing.


Students will only be approved who:

• Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address)

• Have a Special Circumstance (ex. You do not have a place to go)

• Working for the college during the break (with Supervisors Approval)

• Part an official athletic team, listed on the Roster received from Athletics, and have practice or a game during the break


If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the following application:



If you have any questions, please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371.

- Donald Schrader