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A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

Posted: May 6, 2019

It’s the last week of classes! Can you believe it? Here’s a look at some of what’s happening this week.

Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Beat Stress for Academic Success
Caudell Hall 127
Please join Weigel Health Promotions and Counseling Center for healthful ways to predict and cope with stress and manage anxiety. Contact Weigel Wellness Center Health Promotions with questions at (716) 878-4719.

Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Celebration of Community Engagement
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
Awards will be presented during the annual Celebration of Community Engagement which recognizes service-learning, volunteer, and other community engagement partnerships that occurred throughout the academic year.

Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and Choirs
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
The Buffalo State Philharmonia will present its final performance of the 2018–2019 in a joint performance with the college’s Chamber Choir and Chorale. The Philharmonia will perform under the direction of Dr. Thomas Witakowski. The choirs will perform under the direction of Dr. Victoria Furby and Mr. John Fleischman. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free for students. Visit the Rockwell Hall Box Office, call (716) 878-3005 or order tickets online.

Wednesday, May 8, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lavender Graduation
Cleveland Hall 418
This ceremony is an opportunity for graduating LGBTQ+ students to be celebrated and honored for their achievements and contributions they bring to our campus. To learn more and register for this event, visit the Student Leadership and Engagement Office Lavender Graduation web page.

Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bengal Study Night
Science and Math Complex
Studying and exam preparation does not have to be a solitary pursuit. Join in on Bengal Study Night, where there will be a full schedule of reviews, tutoring, games, and pizza. There will even be a visit from therapy dogs to help take the edge off the stress of finals. Check the schedule (PDF).

Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Vocal and String Chamber Music Ensemble: Henry Purcell's Opera 'Dido and Aeneas' Libretto by Nahum Tate
Ciminelli Recital Hall
The Buffalo State Vocal and String Chamber ensembles will present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. Nahum Tate wrote the libretto. It tells the story of a joyous marriage between two monarchs, misled by the evil sorceress causing an abandonment. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Buffalo State Music Department.

Thursday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Horizon Health Services Therapy Dog Workshop
Science and Mathematics Complex 169
Weigel Health Promotion hosts Horizon Health Services’ Therapy Dog Workshop. Therapy dogs are a great way to relieve stress. A therapy dog will be present to pet throughout the program. For more information, contact Weigel Health Promotions at 878-4719 or visit the website.

Thursday, May 9, 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Youth Voices Conference
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
The Western New York Network of English Teachers and Buffalo State’s English Education program present the Youth Voices Conference, an annual celebration of the remarkable stories and talents of WNY middle and high school students. The series, now in its sixth year, seeks to reclaim space for the voices of youth and their teachers and to reposition classrooms as learning spaces of meaning, purpose, and power in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Student presentations at the Youth Voices have included short documentary style films, spoken word poetry, and TED Talks based on classroom projects. For more information, call (716) 878-4309 or visit wnynet.org/.

Thursday, May 9, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EOP Honors Convocation Celebration
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
The Arthur O. Eve Educational Oppurtunity Program will celebrate the exemplary academic performance of its students at the annual EOP Honors Convocation. This year's theme is "We the People: Believe, Inspire, Achieve." Highlights of the program include the high points of EOP during the year, as well as the presentation of special awards to students, staff, and faculty.

Friday, May 10, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Research Fair
Campbell Student Union
The Graduate Student Association will be sponsoring the sixth annual Graduate Student Research Fair.

4-Minute Thesis Contest (4:00 p.m. | Assembly Hall): Thesis completers present their research in a fun, creative forum.  

Graduate School Awards Presentation (5:00 p.m. | Social Hall): Outstanding Master’s Project and Thesis Awardees, as determined by the Graduate Advisory Council, and their advisers will be acknowledged.  

Graduate Student Poster Presentation (after Awards | Social Hall): Poster presentation for graduate students to display and discuss their research with the campus and local community.

End-of-Year Happy Hour Celebration (7:00 p.m. | Social Hall): All matriculated graduate students are invited to attend this celebration.  

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Contact Information

Jerod T. Dahlgren
Communications Director
(716) 878-4201
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Laurie A. Kaiser
Assistant Director, Communications
(716) 878-3520
kaiserla@buffalostate.edu

Michael T. Canfield
Communications Specialist
(716) 878-3517
canfiemt@buffalostate.edu

Nancy Paschke
Editorial Director
(716) 878-4237
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