Student Announce March 23, 2023

**Correction to time**VPAA Candidate forum and information

***Correction to student forum times***


The second candidate for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs will be on campus Thursday and Friday (3-23, 3-24).  Candidate information and feedback links will be found here:

As a reminder, forums are:

  • March 23 from 3:00-3:20 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 24 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)
- Deena Smith

White Water Rafting Trip

Interested in going white water rafting with Campus Recreation? We will be hosting a trip on April 8th to Letchworth. RSVP on Pioneer Link to reserve your spot today! Transportation and tickets will be provided and an email regarding the itinerary will go out as the trip gets closer for those that RSVP. Contact for any questions. 

- Brooke Scianna

Competitive Climbing Club Interest Meeting

Interested in joining a competitive climbing club? Stop by SLC 314 on Thursday 3/23/23 from 4-5pm for an interest meeting to learn more about what the club has to offer. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or 

- Brooke Scianna

Group Fitness Classes

The Office of Campus Recreation would like for you to join us for four different fitness classes this week in the Studio! The Studio is located on the top floor of the Pioneer Center to the right of the fitness center on the Alfred State Campus. 

Equipment will be provided for the classes that need it. All classes are posted to Pioneer Link under the Recreation page for the remaining class sessions. 

Below is the schedule for this week:

Tuesday 3/21/23

- Boxing with Colleen Wahl from 6:30-7:30pm 

Wednesday 3/22/23

- HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) with Elsa Geraci from 12:00-1:00pm

- Zumba with Meghan Smith from 6:00-7:00pm 

Thursday 3/23/23

- REV+FLOW with Lynn Hayes from 4:00-5:00pm

R+F utilizes low impact, high intensity movement that strengthens bodies and sculpts muscles through targeted movements and resistance training. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to email 


- Brooke Scianna

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

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!



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

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! 

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

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

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 (

Women's History Month - Equal means Equal Documentary

Join the Center for Civic Leadership and the League of Women Voters this Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30-7 to watch and discuss the documentary Equal Means Equal. Director Kamala Lopez explores how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues and gender dynamics in the United States today.

  • When: Thursday, March 23rd
  • Where: SLC Small Events Space
  • Time: 5:30-7pm

Voter awareness information and popcorn will be available as part of the event/

RSVP is not required to reserve seat but it is strongly encouraged and can be done so on our Equal Means Equal events page on Pioneer Link.

Questions regarding this viewing opportunity can be emailed to Cyan Corwine ( 

- Cyan Corwine

Seeking Donations – gently used lab coats and goggles

Do you have a lab coat or goggles no longer needed or spare that you are willing to part with?  If so, please donate to our student initiative to provide support to current and future students! 

Donation bins can be found in the Cultural Life Center (CLC), SLC 401, and in the main entrance of the Physical and Health Sciences Building. The students leading this initiative would like for any students in need to feel free to pull directly from donations that have been received in bins. 

At the end of the semester, remaining donations will be inventoried and made available through the Exchange (campus thrift).  Should you have questions about this initiative please reach out to Cyan Corwine in the Center for Civic Leadership ( or Cultural Life Center Student Ambassador, Danielle Abihzer  (

- Cyan Corwine

Midterm Recovery Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Midterm Recovery Workshop on Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. If you are looking at your midterm grades and want to improve them, start with this workshop. Strategies and options will be discussed as to the best course of action to achieve your goals this semester. All are welcome and encouraged to join!

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule on the Portal - --> Office of Student & Faculty Development --> Spring 2023 Student Success Workshops

- Samantha Brockway

Ramadan Meals at The Terrace

Ramadan Meals Are Available At The Terrace During Dinner Hours (4:30pm - 7:30pm).

Offering daily Halal-Approved chicken breast from Stearn's Poultry each night as well as rotating vegetarian and seafood options. 

Dates: 3.22.23 - 4.20.23

- Amy Keyes

Orvis Gym General Student Body Open Hours - Jack Dignan

“Orvis Gym has open times to the general student body during the day from 8 AM – noon Monday-Friday.  For night hours, the gym will be open 8PM – 11:55PM Monday and Friday, and 10PM – 11:55 on Wednesday.  Tuesdays and Thursdays the gym will be closed for the remainder of the night starting at 8 PM for intramurals. It is imperative that games are wrapped up and students collect their belongings and head out by 11:55 PM as the building closes at 12, and we need to allow the staff member to lock up on time.  Please note some of these times are subject to change due to inclement weather that might force outdoor varsity teams to utilize Orvis gym for practice space.”

- Catherine Dimino

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:  


 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. 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Parking Lot Closures for Open House - University Police

Please issue the following announce from University Police: Parking lots 20 and 20A will be CLOSED beginning at 4pm on FRIDAY MARCH 24th. The lots will remain closed until Sunday morning at which time they will be re-opened for those attending the Open House. Students that are being required to move may park in any open STUDENT lot between 4pm on 3/24 and the conclusion of the Open House. All vehicles should be back in the appropriate student parking by Monday morning.

- Jaime Dennis-Howe