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A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

Posted: October 11, 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the semester. There’s still a lot to do this week, including a community concert by Buffalo State’s Wind Ensemble, featuring classic wind band work from composers Vincent Persichetti, Chris Pilsner, William Schuman, and John Philip Sousa. Directed by Rick Fleming, professor of music, the concert will be held on Wednesday, October 16, at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Avenue in Buffalo, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Get a glimpse of student life and stay up to date on student events, clubs, orgs, and more by connecting with Life at Buff State on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Here’s a look at some other things happening this week:

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Know Your Money, or No Money
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Caudell Hall 234
Black Active Minds presents a discussion on financial literacy. Topics for discussion include strategies for spending and saving money properly. (Many student clubs and organizations hold events on a regular basis. Check Bengal Connect for more details.)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

AFP Rwanda Information Session
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union 419

Come and learn more about a two-week study-away opportunity in Rwanda in July 2020. Participating students co-facilitate AFP’s story-based learning model at schools and organizations, engage in unique cultural experiences, and examine Rwanda’s peace and reconciliation practices. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible, even those who plan to graduate in May 2020. Applications are available online and are due Friday, November 1. 

IPDS Zambia Information Session
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bacon Hall 305
Join program leaders from the International Professional Development Schools (IPDS) Zambia program to learn more about a teach-and-study-away opportunity in Zambia in May-June 2020. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible, even those who plan to graduate in May 2020. Applications are available online and are due November 1.

Meet and Greet with New Africana Studies Faculty Members
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center's Costello Hall
Attend this “teach-in” and reception to meet and mingle with our new Africana studies faculty members. Representing the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and Africana studies, the new PRODI-G hires are engaged instructors with research expertise in critical current issues, including hip-hop, reparations, and digital media. This Africana Studies Interdisciplinary Unit event is the first in an "Africana Studies Matters" series of events this fall and next spring.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

President's Opening Year Address
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium
President Katherine Conway-Turner will present highlights from the previous academic year and set the direction for the campus moving forward as Buffalo State College continues to advance excellence, engagement, and social responsibility as SUNY’s urban-engaged campus. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and to join in a reception following the presentation to greet new members of the faculty and staff.

Sweetest Day Swedish Fish Bag Sale
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Campbell Student Union Lobby
Please support members of the Student Civic Leadership Board who will be selling bags of Swedish Fish to raise money for Alternative Break scholarships.

'Use of Small Endopeptides to Modulate Cardiovascular Inflammation and Fibrosis'
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Technology Building 160
Umesh Sharma, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, presents this overview of his research on new mechanisms with important therapeutic implications for cancer survivors treated with chest irradiation. Part of the Chemistry-Physics Fall 2019 Seminar Series.

Webinar: 'Using Student Engagement Data to Create Institutional Change'
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
South Wing 137

Join the Civic and Community Engagement Office for this webinar illustrating the benefits of a central data collection hub, including interprofessional collaboration, stronger advising and coaching of students, innovative support strategies for targeted student populations, stronger relationships and sustained community partnerships, and more student success stories for marketing and donor relations.

Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m.
Ciminelli Recital Hall
Enjoy one of America’s greatest art forms during this free concert by the Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rick Fleming.     

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Graduate School Fall Open House
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Campbell Student Union Social Hall

Check out what Buffalo State has to offer prospective graduate students. Tour campus, learn about the broad array of academic programs from faculty, discuss financial aid options, and more. Please register online.

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