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Come and dance to the music of ‘Once on This Island’ Nov. 20-23

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $2 for students and can be pre-purchased at the Alfred State bookstore or at 607-587-4020. Credit cards are accepted and tickets will also be available at the door.

Alfred State will present “Once on This Island” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Cappadonia Auditorium on the Alfred campus.

"Once on This Island" tells the tale of a poor peasant girl's journey to win the heart of wealthy young man with the aid of gods who watch over the island. The music is jam-packed with Caribbean flavor and upbeat energy.

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Accelerated three-year bachelor degree programs now available

Interested students can contact the Alfred State Admissions Office at 607-587-4215, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at 607-587-4282, or the Business Department at 607-587-3413.

Alfred State has received approval from the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department to deliver two, four-year baccalaureate degree programs over an accelerated three-year time frame.

Qualifying students will now have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in human services management or a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in three years.

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‘Charting the Course’ student leadership conference set for Nov. 22

The conference focuses on increasing leadership skills, possible career options, and hands-on learning. Students will acquire resources that will help change behaviors and values, while guided on a self-directed path to achieving success in high school, enrolling in and graduating from college, and gaining employment in their career choice. Register online.

High school students interested in gaining leadership skills that will serve them well in college and in the professional world can attend the student leadership conference “Charting the Course” at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Alfred State’s Student Leadership Center.

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More than 200 Alfred State students among 500 volunteers for Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany

students cleaning windows during Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event“We had a much larger turnout this year than we did last year, which is very promising to see,” Perry said. “I felt this year went very well, the weather was absolutely beautiful, registration went quickly for how many people attended, and there were no problems with transporting people to locations.”

In an effort to provide meaningful help through volunteer service and build relationships with community members, around 500 student volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College pitched in Saturday for the third annual Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany.

The event coincides with the national Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. CSCA began in October 2012 as a Leadership Allegany project with a vision to develop a countywide day of service involving students from all three Allegany County-based colleges.

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They scare because they care

Students had reached out to the Andover Haunted House Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises money for a number of local charities, about their interest in assisting with the haunted house.

Every year during October, the Andover Haunted House serves up frights to a multitude of visitors twice a week, utilizing a variety of props and actors scary enough to make your blood turn to ice and your heart palpitate. While the four-floor haunted Victorian mansion at 5 W. Greenwood St. in Andover might be a popular local attraction, what’s perhaps not as well-known is that some of the actors scaring people silly are Alfred State students in the Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program (EPLP).

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Shipping container provides hands-on experience for architecture students

students inside a container they utilized for a recent housing-design projectThe container gave students a chance to apply their plans to an actual, limited-space area.

Architecture students in Design Studio 1 at Alfred State were able to actualize their plans for a housing-design project and gain hands-on experience thanks to A-Verdi Storage Containers, which let the students borrow a shipping container to use in their endeavor.

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,, 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 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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