Student Announce February 8, 2024

Tailgate Meal at TimberLineZ!

Join us on SUPERBOWL SUNDAY at TimberLineZ! Sunday, February 11th at 6pm! Stay and watch the game with us or take a meal to go! Meals will be served until sold out so be sure to get there at 6pm! See ya there!

- Amy Keyes

6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC)

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC) is taking place at SUNY Alfred State on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mThe theme is “Building Bridges of Hope in Times of Struggle”.It promises to be a jam-packed day filled with breakout sessions, prizes, a keynote speaker, live musical performance, catered African-American Cuisine, and panel discussion. The speakers who will participate in the keynote and educational sessions will impart valuable insights of leadership, professionalism, networking, and mentorship opportunities. 


The SOCLC is an inclusive event open to all student leaders with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, Populations of Color (BIPOC) student leadership development.


Register here: to save your spot. 


You don’t wanna miss it!

- Cassaundra Stone

Last Day to Drop Without a Fee

Students can process a course change notice without a fee until 11 am on Friday, February 9, 2024. 

After this date, a $20 drop fee will be assessed.  Students may pay the fee online by visiting > View/Pay your Bill, or in the Student Records and Financial Services Office located in the Agriculture Science Building. 

Course Change Notice and Withdrawal/Leave of Absence forms received after 11 am on February 9 will be dated when received, but not processed until Monday, February 12.

- Tamara Knapp

Cast your vote for the 2024 Hot Dog Day T-Shirt Design!

Please take a moment out of your day to cast your vote for the 2024 Hot Dog Day T-Shirt design!  Voting is open until February 18th.  Use the QR Code or this link to vote:


- Sandra Burdick

Facilitated Community Conversation about Black Love

On Monday Feb. 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm the Cultural Life Center, Cultural Life Assembly, and Brother to Brother will sponsor a community conversation entitled "Black Love: How we love ourselves and one another". The event will be held in the Small Events Space on the 3rd floor of the Student Leadership Center.

Dr. Brian Saltsman will facilitate the discussion and include members of the Alfred State campus community.

The discussion will focus on topics such as how those present have seen depictions of Black love (inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ experience), how we have experienced Black love in our lives, the concept, practice, and expression of healthy Black love, and how/why Black love is unique. We are striving to have a discussion among those present and to be able to share openly the insight and experiences which are hallmarks of the experience known as Black Love. We hope that many members of our campus community will be able and willing to join us for this deeply enriching and promising event.

- Brian Saltsman

'Tackling Assignments' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Tackling Assignments Workshop on Thursday, February 8th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. If your approach to assignments/homework is to complete them with the least amount of time & effort, then this workshop is for you!  You will learn how to: 1. take notes and make them meaningful, 2. track and complete assignments, and 3. utilize valuable feedback.

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:


- Samantha Brockway

"Dazzle" Opening Reception

The Department of Digital Media and Animation invites you to "Dazzle", a solo exhibition of visual art from DMA Professor Sara Kramer. The exhibition will be on display from February 5 through March 1.


Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 5-7pm

Location: Brett Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, 10am-4pm


Kramer received a BA in Fine Art from Purdue University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Kramer maintains an interdisciplinary practice, working primarily with drawing, soft sculpture, and wearable art. A focus on home craft materials and methods reflects the impact of skills learned in childhood from Kramer's mother. "Dazzle" uses the idea of camouflage as a starting point to ask questions about identity, presentation, honesty, and deception. 

- Sara Kramer

Black Excellence Ball

The inaugural Back Excellence Ball will be held on Saturday February 24th from 10pm to 2am in the ground floor of the Pioneer Center. This event is being sponsored by Brother to Brother, Sister Circle, the Cultural Life Center, and Campus Activities Board. Making use of the entire ground floor of the Pioneer Center the evening will feature music, light refreshments including Mocktails, and light desserts. This event is a celebration and recognition of the contributions of the Black community to our campus, community, and beyond.

The dress code is DRESS TO IMPRESS and anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a $5 entry fee, with the proceeds going to support Brother to Brother and Sister Circle in their efforts to provide continuing programming and leadership support here at Alfred State including attendance at the Men of Color Conference at SUNY Binghamton in April.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Brian Saltsman (

- Brian Saltsman

Nominate an Alfred State employee who has made a difference! Enter for a Chance to win!

Greetings Students!

Please take a moment to nominate an employee on campus who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in your time here at Alfred State.  This employee can be from any capacity of campus life! You may also submit multiple nominations if you want to recognize multiple individuals on campus.  When you submit your nomination, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Campus Store.  The nominations form will open on Monday January 29th and close February 9th, 2024. 

The brief nominations form can be submitted through this link:

We appreciate your continued support in recognizing the hard-working employees we have here at Alfred!

Thank you,

Nicole Davis
Student Life Committee,  Chair

- Nicole Davis

First Year Prom - Committee Inquiry

Calling all first-year students! Do you excel at event planning, have exciting ideas, or just want to be more involved on campus? The Office of Student Engagement is looking for first-year students who would be interested in joining a First Year Prom committee. If interested, please email Calsey Bump, Assistant Director of First Year Engagement, at by February 14

- Calsey Bump

Mardi Gras Dinner - SAVE THE DATE

Mardi Gras Dinner

Thursday, February 22, 2024, seating 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Limited seating, reservations required.
$25.00 per person, all-inclusive
Soup – Cajun Corn Soup
Salad Station – Assorted Mardi Gras Salads
Entrée Station – Shrimp Etouffee, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, and Crab Cakes with Cajun Sauce
Italian Station – Muffaletta Pizza, Mardi Gras Creamy Chicken Pasta, and Hush Puppies
Grill Station – Fried Clam Po Boy Sandwiches, and Fried Okra
Dessert – Assorted Mardi Gras Desserts
For reservations, call ext. 3170
Proceeds to benefit Culinary Arts Scholarships

- Mary Ellen Wood

Last Call - Dodgeball/Basketball Sign-ups

Last call to sign up for intramural dodgeball and intramural basketball is this week. If you are interested, please email by Thursday 2/8/24. Thank you!

- Brooke Scianna

Community Needs Hub - Spring Open Hours

Our Civic Leadership team has the Community Needs Hub up and running for the spring semester! The thrift store and pantry are well-stocked and waiting for you to visit! For those that have yet check out our space, we are located on the ground floor of Peet Hall and accessible through the two external doors that face the outer campus loop.

Spring Hours of Operation 

  • Tuesday: 10:30-4:30
  • Wednesday: 10:30-3:30
  • Thursday: 10:30-3:30
  • Friday: 10:30 – 4:30
  • Saturday: 9:30-10:30
  • Sunday: 12:30-2:30 

*Please note that we are cash only! In addition, while we aim to have abide by the above hours, there are occasionally changes in staff availability, so we have a large blue feather flag that says OPEN to help signify when we are open for business. 

If you are interested or in need of our Pantry services, please note that our Food Pantry Requests can be completed at anytime. If submitted when you are in the Community Needs Hub, our team will fill your bag on the spot and you can walk out with your goods.  If completed outside of operational hours, our team will fill the request once received and email you about coordinating a pick up time. 

In addition to the above, we want to express our gratitude to all the donors!  For those interested in donating clothing, hygiene items, or non-perishable food, we can receive donations during opening hours or in our donation bin located in the SLC on the 3rd floor (near the central entrance). Our space is small, and we do not have the ability to wash any items, so please make sure any donated clothing is clean and in good condition (no undergarments please!).   


- Cyan Corwine