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Farm hosts Alfred University women’s volleyball players for team-building event

AU student on college farm with cowRechin said the purpose of the event was to educate and bond with teammates.

The Alfred University women’s volleyball team visited the Alfred State Farm earlier this month for a team-building exercise.

On Sunday, Oct. 12, according to Tom Cannon, Alfred State professor in the Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, the team spent the day mostly around the farm’s dairy cows.

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Architecture and Design Department educators and students take a bite out of The Big Apple

architecture students on an educational one-day field trip to New York City“The trip exposed the students to one of the most densely populated cities in the world and engaged the students in the competition,” Simpson said.

Three Alfred State professors in the Architecture and Design Department recently took some of their students on an educational one-day field trip to New York City, where they toured a number of sites such as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

WETD 90.7 FM begins online streaming

WETD 90.7 FM Technical Adviser Dale Burns, WETD Director of Public Relations Matt Digennaro, and WETD Technical Director Clarence EllingtonThis means the radio station can now be heard around the world, allowing Alfred State's prospective students, alumni, and community members 24/7 access to WETD's broadcast signal online.

WETD& 90.7 FM officially began streaming its broadcast signal online through its newly renovated website, www.wetd.fm, on Sept. 27 during the Alfred State Homecoming/Family Weekend celebration.

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Professor anticipating greater interest, enrollment in court reporting through Take Note campaign

Those interested in learning more about court reporting and captioning careers can email Blake at blakemj@alfredstate.edu or visit the CRTakeNote website for more information.

With the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) launching its new Take Note campaign to promote court reporting education, professors such as Melissa Blake are hoping to see more interest and enrollment in court reporting programs in colleges nationwide.

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Area high school students flock to Alfred State for Agriculture Skills Contest

students around a green tractor at 28th annual Agriculture Skills ContestThe contest included a variety of events designed to test students’ knowledge and skills in agriculture and veterinary technology, such as tractor driving, small animal handling and medicine, dairy judging, agronomy, and others.

Alfred State hosted around 350 Future Farmers of America students from 14 western New York high schools Oct. 9 for the 28th annual Agriculture Skills Contest.

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Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club a cut above the rest at timber sports matches

Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club at competitionThe Alfred State Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club studies the ideas, tools, and techniques of the competitive lumberjack community, practices four times a week, and participates in several intercollegiate timber sports competitions throughout the school year.

The Alfred State Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club recently excelled in a pair of timber sports competitions.

The club took second place in the men’s division and first place in the mixed Jack and Jill division at the third annual FLCC Logging Sports Competition held Oct. 4 at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. At a match at Syracuse University on Oct. 11, the club finished first in the men’s division and first in the Jack and Jill division.

“The club did extremely well at the competitions,” said Coach Scott Bingham.

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Dr. Irby ‘Skip’ Sullivan installed as 12th president of Alfred State

“As president of Alfred State, I view it as my responsibility to help you grow. It is my responsibility to create an environment that is safe and that fosters both the pioneer and the passion inside of you. Today, I want to pay tribute to our students – our past, present, and future students. You are the reason I am here today,” Sullivan said.

Dr. Irby “Skip” Sullivan was inaugurated as the 12th president in the 106-year history of Alfred State Friday afternoon.

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students, special guests, and elected officials packed into the Orvis Activities Center, where the Inauguration ceremony took place. The Alfred State ROTC presented the school colors and Chaplain Steven D. Brown, a decorated, retired U.S. Navy captain, gave the invocation and benediction.

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Alfred State to enhance student political involvement, civic engagement through TurboVote

“Ultimately, the goal is to promote civic learning and advance civic action as a life-long practice, producing graduates committed to being informed, active citizens in their communities,” said Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center of Civic Engagement at Alfred State.

Alfred State is looking to increase students’ democratic participation and civic engagement efforts by partnering with Democracy Works to bring TurboVote technology to campus.

Democracy Works, a non-profit, non-partisan tech startup, created TurboVote, an online platform that helps college students to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and sign up for text or email reminders with relevant election information such as dates and deadlines for local, state, and national elections.

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Students enhancing local built environment through STAR Center projects

students at STAR center with clientsThe STAR Center is a collaboration of two organizations in the department: the Architecture Club and the Interior Design Club, which, through the promotion of sound design and planning principles, seek to enhance the local built environment.

Alfred State students in the Architecture and Design department are helping to improve the quality of the built environment in Allegany County and the surrounding region through a number of Southern Tier Architectural Resource (STAR) Center civic engagement projects.

The STAR Center is a collaboration of two organizations in the department: the Architecture Club and the Interior Design Club, which, through the promotion of sound design and planning principles, seek to enhance the local built environment.

Oktoberfest dinner Oct. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m.

The Culinary Arts Department and the Culinary Honors Club will be hosting an Oktoberfest Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Culinary Arts dining area on the Alfred State Wellsville campus at 2530 River Road. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 10.

The Culinary Arts Department and the Culinary Honors Club will be hosting an Oktoberfest Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Culinary Arts dining area on the Alfred State Wellsville campus at 2530 River Road. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 10.

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