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November 2012                   Hit the ground r  u  n  n  i  n  g  .  .  .       

Upcoming Events


Nov. 9-10

Ease on Down the Road

Alfred State students are presenting "The Wiz" Friday, 7 p.m., and a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, in the Cappadonia Auditorium. 

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Nov. 10

3rd Annual Pioneer Woodsmen Games 

Competition starts at 8:30 a.m. on Alfred State campus. 

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Open House

Prospective students and their families will be at the Orvis Activities Center at 8:30 a.m. for an Open House.

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Hinkle Library Exhibit

Dave Dean will be celebrated at a reception in the Hinkle Library Gallery from 5-7 p.m. Read More. 


Nov. 11-16

International Week kicks off with Humphrey Fellows 

Five visiting Humphrey Fellows will participate in a discussion about 'Life in Africa Now' on Sunday at 8 p.m. in Pioneer Lounge.  Read More.


Nov. 12

New Horizons Forum

The popular New Horizons series is back.  Read More.

People in the News


Melissa Blake, court reporting instructor, recently completed Certified Program Evaluator (CPE) training for the National Court Re-porters Association. With this training, Blake is qualified to evaluate under-graduate court reporting programs and assist schools through the rigorous certification process. 


Dr. Cliff McPeak, associate professor and Sports Management instructor, recently joined the CEO of USA Volleyball, Doug Beal (former head coach of the 1984 gold medal US Men's Volleyball Olympic Team) at the induction ceremonies at the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA. McPeak is the former CEO for USA Volleyball and the former chief administrator of the USA Men's Team which won back-to-back gold medals in the 1984 Olympics. 

Dear Friends, 


Each day, Alfred State is becoming more widely recognized as a leader in sustainability.


One of the most significant sustainability honors we have received, to date, is the award we received last month from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) -- the leading organization for sustainability in higher education. 


AASHE recognized us at their annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles, noting our innovative approaches that were detailed in a case study about our Zero Energy Home in Wellsville. That case study will now be published in the December 2012 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record


AASHE also awarded us the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Bronze Rating for sustainability achievement. STARS is the primary tool used to assess sustainability in higher education and it requires public reporting of a comprehensive list of information related to sustainability performance including education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement.


For more about our successes in sustainability, watch for our Fall 2012 issue of Transitions in your mailbox or preview our online version here.


    Warmest regards,


John M. Anderson, Ph.D. 

 President, Alfred State


Courtney New Alfred State TV Commercial Airing Now

Watch for Alfred State television commercial airing on local stations this fall. The new spot features senior Courtney Cardinal '13, Forensic Science Technology. Other spots feature Automotive Trades instructor Sean Haggerty, and Andrew Warner '06, Drafting CAD. The commercials air in the fall and spring during peak recruitment seasons in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Elmira, and New York City/Brooklyn areas. 

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COSA featured in Dairy Business Weekly
The College Farm and the new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) are featured in a recent issue of Dairy Business Weekly, a publication from the editors of the popular industry publications DairyBusiness and Holstein World. A reporter from DairyBusiness covered the recent COSA ribbon-cutting in October and wrote the piece which appears on page 12 in the publication

Assisting SUNY Old Westbury with Hurricane Clean-Up 

Thirty-six Alfred State students, faculty, and staff departed Nov. 8 for SUNY Old Westbury to help the school clean-up from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The group will help with cutting, chipping, moving fallen trees and will return Nov. 11

Students featured in green car segment on WROC-TV
Automotive Trades students were interviewed in a news segment on WROC-TV Channel 8 last month in Rochester when they participated at an event at Monroe Community College. Watch the clip.   

Work on geothermal laboratory underway in Wellsville 

Funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, work on the geothermal laboratory in the Workforce Development Center on the Wellsville campus is well under way. Thirteen 400-foot deep wells have been drilled for the system. This system will supply the heating and cooling for the classroom and office space in the office. Students will install, maintain, and operate this commercial system as part of the air conditioning and heating technology program. 

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