Student Announce February 13, 2023

Career Checkup Mondays in February

Students may stop into the Career Development Center(SLC 404) for Career Checkup Mondays in February!  Drop-in anytime each Monday between 3:30pm-5pm to talk with Maureen or Valerie about each weekly topic.  Each time you attend you will be entered into a drawing for a prize to be given at the end of the 4 week series!

Topic areas are:

February 13-Career Fair Etiquette(How do I navigate a career fair? Network? Prepare?)

February 20-Elevator Pitch/Professional Dress(How do I network with an employer and what do I wear?)

February 27-Resume Critiques, Resume Paper(Get a last-minute critique of your resume for the career fair along with resume paper to print it on.)

- Valerie Daciw

New Oasis Hours for the Spring!

Come in and enjoy a peaceful moment at the oasis, pick from several different essential oils, relax in the massage chairs, and grab a cup of tea on your way out. SLC RM 415

The Oasis will be opening for the Spring 2023 semester on Tuesday, January 24th, and will be following the below schedule throughout the semester.

  • Monday (4-8pm), Tuesday (4-8pm), Wednesday (4-7pm), Thursday (4-6pm)

Use of the Oasis space is by appointment (24 hours in advance) and will also be open for walk-in’s/first come, first served basis.

To Schedule an Appointment to use a Massage Chair in the Oasis:

Please keep in mind:

  • Oasis slots are 40 minutes long – 20 minutes for massage and 20 minutes for cleaning/disinfecting.
  • No food, drinks, or vaping allowed.
  • Phones are to be silenced, no loud music, or phone calls.
  • Students who are not observing the Student Code of Conduct, are disruptive to others, or are not complaint with social distancing regulations, will be asked to leave the space.



Angie Lopez

Health & Wellness Liaison

University Police

This is just a friendly reminder to make sure you lock your dorm room doors when you leave your room and to lock your car after you park.  During the Spring Semester you will see members of Res Life and officers with the University Police Department conducting a program called "Operation Lock Out." The purpose of the program is to remind everyone to lock their doors. If you see us in your Dorm Hall please feel free to stop and chat with us! Remember: Secure your doors to protect what's yours!

- Kristofer Bianchi

Ergo Cover Contest/Submissions


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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Monday, April 3, 2023

ERGO COVER CONTEST DEADLINE:  Friday, March 17, 2023

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 Spring 2023 ERGO publication! 

- Debra Tomm

Complete the NASCE Survey and be Entered in a Gift Card Drawing!

Help us capture the student story of service and community engagement at Alfred State! All students taking in person classes at the Wellsville or Alfred Campus will receive an email with a link to complete the NASCE survey, which will be sent to you from  Alfred State College students who complete the survey will be entered to win one of 10 campus store gift cards valued at $20 each

This survey is an investigation of service and community engagement performed by students at Alfred State College. The story of service and community engagement can be captured through so many activities, both big and small. From participating in a program that broadened awareness, donating blood, can recycling, registering to vote at tabling event, supporting campus and town clean-up events, engaging with food drive or food bank services, supported community need through a class, or joining disaster relief and habitat for humanity efforts, there are countless ways your story of community and service can be captured.  The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete, and we ask that all students make sure they are completing it before February 17th.  

Should you have any questions you can reach out to Cyan Corwine ( in the Center for Civic Leadership!   

- Cyan Corwine

Apply to Graduate in May 2023

All students completing degree requirements this semester need to apply to graduate (diplomas are not automatically awarded) by visiting and selecting “Apply for Graduation”. 


  • The deadline to apply for a May 2023 diploma is February 27, 2023. 
  • Please DO NOT apply for August 2023 graduation at this time. 
  • Graduating students who plan to return in the fall (in a new program) need to apply for readmission through the Admissions Office and will be unable to register until their readmission application has been approved. 
  • Prospective graduates should contact their advisor or department chair to ensure graduation requirements have been met and view their degree progress using the DegreeWorks tool on
  • Please note this is the application required to receive your diploma ONLY.  There is a separate process for attending Commencement.  More information on that will be coming soon! 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office at or call 587-4253.

- Tamara Knapp

Help Digitally Preserve Black History During our Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

We invite you to join us in this civically engaged and collaborative event! Help us celebrate Fredrick Douglass while taking part in the international Douglass Day efforts to digitally preserve black history. This year’s transcribing efforts will focus on Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893), who was an African American activist, teacher, writer, and lawyer. Shadd Cary was one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, and attend law school.

We will live stream the international event and have instructions to help guests join in the live transcribing efforts. We will also be joined by a guest from the League of Women Voters and have further resources regarding voter registration available in the Hinkle Library Gallery along with Douglass Day themed birthday cakes created and donated by our very own culinary students as part of the Douglass Day Bake Off competition

  • When: February 14th
  • Where: Hinkle Library Classroom
  • Time: 12PM – 3PM

Location is equipped with computers or you cab bring your laptop  to join transcribing efforts. Whether you can come for the full three hours or just come for a half hour, we welcome all levels of engagement and hope to have your support with preserving black history for future generations! Douglass Day 2023 is presented internationally by the Center for Black Digital Research at the Pennsylvania State University and Zooniverse.

The Center for Civic Leadership would like to thank the English and Humanities Department, Culinary Department, and Hinkle Library for your collaborative support in bringing this opportunity to our community!  Should you have any questions or should faculty wish to send students for extra credit, please reach out to Cyan Corwine ( and Travis Mattison (

- Cyan Corwine