30 Days of Giving 2013: Taking Volunteerism to Scale
Nov27

30 Days of Giving 2013: Taking Volunteerism to Scale

The holidays remind us this is the season of giving. All members of SUNY make a concerted effort to volunteer and contribute to their respective campuses and local communities. The 30 Days of Giving campaign highlights students and faculty across all of our 64 campuses who participate in volunteerism and give back to those in need. With over 467,000 students and three million alumni, we want to celebrate the impact the SUNY community...

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A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges
Nov22

A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October in Allegany County as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College. Groups spread out across Allegany County to lend a hand raking leaves, winterizing buildings, and performing other needed community service projects. “This day is about...

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Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State
Nov15

Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State

World-renowned architect Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York City visited the Department of Architecture and Design at Alfred State this October to deliver the lecture titled “Architecture is a noun.” Attracted by the new Bachelor of Architecture program’s unusual emphasis on the ‘Poetics of Construction,’ which is also the theme of the Department’s lecture series this year, Williams took the time to give...

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Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County
Nov08

Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County

Only three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients. “Over a quarter of Allegany County adults do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day” says...

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Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener
Oct28

Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener

Nineteen students and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C. this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photo voltaic system. The new solar energy system is just one part of a long-term plan to update and...

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Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement
Sep05

Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement

Alfred State students are doers, not bystanders. In fact, last year alone, more than 2,000 of this college of technology’s students contributed more than 46,000 hours of service, civic leadership, and workforce-ready knowledge to communities in need. And this August, the college was selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement for the second consecutive year. Alfred State has been...

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