Student Announce March 9, 2023

Alfred Stars Auditions

Alfred Star's Auditions:

In collaboration with Alfred University, Alfred State's Office of Engagement will be hosting a Talent Show to showcase all corners of talent here in the most collegiate town in America!

Prizes will be given to the winners of the talent show!

Auditions will be hosted on both campuses in the coming weeks leading up to a final show!

ASC Audition: Thursday, March 9th 6pm-8pm at the SLC Small Events Space 3rd floor.


AU Audition: Saturday, March 18th 4pm-6pm Knight Club, Powell Campus Center


Last Chance Audition(both): Friday, March 24th 6pm-8pm, at SLC Small Events Space


If you are interested you may show up at any audition dates on either campus.


The actual talent show will be hosted on Saturday, April 1st from 5pm-8pm on the AU Campus, Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall.

Thanks and come prepared!


Spring Break Services

Health and Wellness Services will be operating with limited staff during Spring Break, March 13-17.  The office will not be offering medical or mental health appointments during this time.  Should you have a medical or mental health emergency, call University Police at 607-587-3999 or dial 911.  For non-emergent assistance, please contact our office at 607-587-4200.   Health & Wellness Services will resume normal business hours on March 20.

Local healthcare providers during Spring Break include:

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

- Jaime Palmatier

Student Commencement Speakers – SAT, SAS, SAMET

Nominations are now being accepted for Student Commencement Speakers.   

Students, faculty, staff, or administrators may nominate candidates. The nominees must be graduating students who are comfortable speaking to an audience and are representative of the graduating class within their school (SAS, SAMET, SAT). We plan to feature brief (3 minute) speeches by one student from each school.  

Nominations will be accepted now through Tuesday, March 28.   

Nominations must include:   

  • Completed nomination application form   
  • Class/work schedule of nominee (to facilitate scheduling a virtual interview)   
  • Nominee resume or CV   
  • Brief outline of proposed speech (bullet points are acceptable for the outline and extemporaneous speech delivery is preferred for the interview)  

The nomination application form is available upon request from Please be certain that the nominator and nominee carefully follow all instructions on the application form. 

- Nicholas Stefanski

Spring Break Hours - Help Desk


The Technology Services Help Desk hours for Spring Break week will be as follows:

03/11/2023 Saturday – Close

03/12/2023 Sunday – Close

03/13/2023 Monday –  Friday Open from 8am to 4Pm

04/18/2023 Saturday 1pm to 5Pm

03/19/2023 Sunday 1pm to 5pm

The Helpdesk will be reopening for regular hours Monday 03/20/2023.

The Engineering Plotter Room (ENG213) Will be close after Friday 03/10/2023. It will be reopening on the 03/20/2023 Monday for regular hours.

 Have a safe Spring Break.

- Rawle Crawford

Leadership Suite Renewals and New Applications

It is that time of year again, leadership suite applications for both new applicants and renewals are due by April 14th.

What are Leadership Suites? Leadership Suites highlight student organizations actively involved in identifying community challenges- and creating solutions. The primary purposes for Leadership Suites- and the Student Leadership Center- is to inspire uninvolved students to become civically engaged, generate positive community impact, and build leaders for the future


Application access: under "Forms"

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

Or more information can be found in Pioneer Link news:


We look forward to our Leadership Suites finishing this semester strong and next year’s opportunities. Get your applications in before it is too late!



Stay for 4

If you are planning to graduate this May from either an associate (or certificate) program and wish to continue your education at Alfred State College in a corresponding baccalaureate (or associate) degree program, please complete a SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Form.  This would also include any graduates who wish to pursue the Technology Management or Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate degree!


These forms should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office as soon as possible, but no later than March 24.  Students must submit their completed SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Forms to the Admissions Office by March 24 in order to complete the admission process in time to be able to register for classes for the fall semester during the April course registration time period.  As a reminder, there is no application fee since students completing this form will be either associate degree (or certificate) recipients continuing in the corresponding program.


The updated SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll form is available at Please bring the completed form to the Admissions Office so that we can review it and answer any questions regarding the appropriate codes; it only takes a few minutes.


The opportunity exists for graduates to continue their education right here at Alfred State! 

Save The Date - Honors Convocation!

Honors Convocation will be held Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm in the Orvis Activities Center.  Please mark your calendar now!  Any questions can be directed to Lisa Gardner (3913) and Lois Curran (3621), co-chairs of the Honors Convocation Committee.

Spring Break Housing

The Office of College Housing is announcing that the residence halls will close for spring break at 10:00 pm on Friday, March 10 and will reopen at 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 19. Only students who have been approved to stay for the break will be allowed in the residence halls during the break. With that, the spring break housing application is now open. If you wish to apply to stay for the break, please complete the Break Housing Request. Please note that applying does not guarantee that you will be approved for break housing. If approved for break housing, you may need to temporarily relocate to another residence hall.

Students will only be approved who:

  • Live over 500 miles away (according to your home Banner Address).
  • Have a Special Circumstance (ex. Do not have a place to go)
  • Working for the college (with Supervisors Approval)
  • Part an official athletic team and listed on the Roster received from Athletics

To apply for break housing, please go to and select “Break Housing Request” under the Forms section. The application closes at 3 pm on March 9, 2023.

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

- Donald Schrader

Spring Break Transportation Options

Spring Break Transportation Options Available

**Please note residence halls close on Friday, March 10 at 10 p.m.**

**Be mindful and purchase your tickets early as Megabus tends to sell out quickly**

Bus Services:

Megabus (

Leaving Alfred

  • Depart from Alfred to New York City on Friday, March 10 at 7:45 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
  • Depart from Alfred to New York City on Sunday, March 12 at 7:45 a.m..

***If you purchase a bus ticket for Sunday, March 12 you will need to fill out the break housing application to remain on campus***

Alternative bus services available through Trailways (


Bus services operate Monday through Sunday departing from Hornell, NY to New York City at 9:45 a.m.

Transportation to the Hornell, NY bus station will not be available unless Megabus is sold out for March 10 and March 12.

Rochester Airport Shuttle:

  • Depart from Alfred, NY on Saturday, March 11 at 6 a.m..

**Please note there will be no transportation offered on alternative dates or to alternative locations.**

Returning to Alfred

  • Depart from New York City to Alfred on Sunday, March 19 at 10:15 a.m..

Alternative bus services available through Trailways (


Bus services operate Monday through Sunday departing from Hornell, NY to New York City at 9:45 a.m.

Transportation to the Hornell, NY bus station will not be available unless Megabus is sold out for March 19.

Rochester Airport Shuttle:

  • Pick up from Rochester, NY on Sunday, March 19 at 5 p.m..

**Please note there will be no transportation offered on alternative dates or to alternative locations.**

- Erika Winans

Pioneer Wellness Workshops

Counseling services will be facilitating five wellness workshops over the course of five weeks that are open to all students. The workshops are based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy curriculum and will cover the following topics on the following dates:  



· M   Mindfulness 3/23

·       Distress Tolerance 3/30

·       Emotion Regulation 4/13

·       Relationships with Others/ Boundaries 4/20

·       Communication  4/27


 Students will have the option to attend one workshop or the entire series, though it is encouraged to attend all. The first workshop will take place at the Oasis in the SLC Thursday March 23rd at 5PM. 

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 open for the Spring 2023 semester, and will be following the below schedule throughout the semester.

  • Monday (2-8pm), Tuesday (2-8pm), Wednesday (4-7pm), Thursday (2-6pm), Friday (2-4pm)

Use of the Oasis space can be booked by appointment (24 hours in advance) for certain days and hours. It 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 20 minutes long.
  • 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


- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Student Senate Budget Requests for 2023-24


Budget Requests for the 2023-24 year are due by Friday, March 10th. You can find the packet, instructions included, HERE.

If you have any questions reach out to the Vice President of Finance, Ryan Devantier, or, the Coordinator of Finance & Operations, Tyler Ribble,


- Tyler Ribble

Attention STEM Majors!

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

A meeting to discuss a new chapter and membership requirements of the Society Of Hispanic Professional Engineers (a National Organization) is scheduled for March 23, 2023 (Th) from 5 pm – 6 pm in the Engineering Technology Building - SET 347. 

All are welcome to attend and any student in a STEM major can be a member!

For more information contact Rich Carlson at or click on link to learn more about SHPE 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Group Housing Sign Ups

The Office of College Housing would like to announce that the group sign ups for group housing is now live! Our group process allows a group to sign up for a MacKenzie Rowhouse, MacKenzie Commons Apartment, Townhouse, MacKenzie Suite, or Main Gate Suite for the 2023-2024 academic year before individual room sign-ups begin. Please note, some areas that are available in the group housing process may not be available during individual sign ups (specifically Townhouses and MacKenzie Commons Apartments).

To sign up as a group, one group representative is responsible for completing the "Group Housing Sign-Up" form located in the form section of eRezLife

Groups cannot exceed more than 12 people. Areas with doubles or singles will be filled according to a group size. Groups will not be split between areas (i.e. one group cannot take two rowhouses). 

Groups can be COED (meaning a mixture of male/female/non-binary persons). Currently, double rooms will remain one gender but the suite may COED.

Groups are scored and placed based on a matrix of the following information:
    - Years in residence
    - GPA
    - Accrued credit hours
    - Judicial history (negative score)

More information pertaining to group sign-ups is noted on the Group Housing Sign-Up form. 

Group sign-ups end Friday, March 10 and placements will be offered by Monday, March20. 

Please contact Residential Services at 607-587-4371 or with any questions. 

- Donald Schrader

PSU Winter Olympics

The PSU Winter Olympics is starting March 20-31 in the PSU (Pioneer Student Union) on the Wellsville campus during school hours. Events will include billiards speed play, foul shot contest, cornhole speed toss, billiards power shot, and mini golf tournament. There will be $500 in prizes, come and join the fun for this two week event!   


Join Student Senate!

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!
If you would like to run for President or Executive Vice President, attend General Assembly on 3/28/2023 and 4/11/2023.
If you would like to run for any of the other VP positions, apply via Pioneer link on the Student Senate page, applications close on April 2nd, 2023:

If you have any questions, please contact Soumya Konar, President of Student Senate through email (



Criminal Justice Club meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in the Student Leadership Center, Rm. 408.  We have arranged for a speaker for this meeting.  It will be Allegany County Sheriff Scott Cicirello.  He has been a Wellsville Police Officer, Chief of Police, State Trooper, a Senior Investigator in the State Police, SWAT member, and a FBI National Academy graduate. 

Waleed Muhammad, President of the Criminal Justice Club

- Debra Tomm

What's the 411 on Counseling

Are interested in getting counseling, but unsure of how to begin?

Graduate intern counseling staff members will be available in the Oasis at the SLC to answer any questions regarding counseling services at Alfred State including but not limited to:


●            Process of scheduling an intake

●            What the counseling process entails and how often sessions are

●            Psychiatry referrals/ medication monitoring

●            In-person vs. virtual appointments

●            Support resources available outside of office hours


No appointments necessary (walk-in basis)

No obligation to enroll in ongoing counseling with counseling services

NOTE: this service is not confidential and is not individual therapy or crisis intervention services

Beginning Thursday 3/2 and Thursday 3/9 from 4:45-7PM

Apply to be a Resident Assistant!

The Office of Residential Services is now taking applications for the Resident Assistant Position for Fall 2023.


RAs, on top of getting their room paid for, get leadership development, mentorship with professionals, soft skill development and a resume builder, as well as opportunities to advance into paid positions!

Use this link to apply:


To qualify for the RA position, candidates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and no current student conduct status.


If you have questions about the position or the hiring process, please contact Area Coordinator Antoinette Gress by email at