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A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

Posted: October 25, 2019

Happy Halloween! If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season, check out a screening of Child’s Play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. Presented by United Students Government, this creepy tale about an evil doll is free for Buffalo State students. Free popcorn will also be available. Here’s a look at some of what else is happening this week. Get a glimpse of student life at Buffalo State and stay up to date on student events, clubs, orgs, and more by connecting with Life at Buff State on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!



The Genomics of Adaptation to Salt Marsh Habitats in Sparrows
3:00 to 3:50 p.m.
Technology Building 160
Jennifer Walsh, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, discusses her research with independent colonies of North American sparrows and the theoretical expectations of evolution and diversification in challenging environments. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Part of the Biology and Great Lakes Center Seminar Series. 



College Planning 101
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Moot Hall 110
If you are a Buffalo State faculty or staff member who has a child currently involved in the college search process, please join Admissions Office staff members for this special general information session.

Erie County Chamber Winds
7:30 p.m.
Ciminelli Recital Hall
Join the Buffalo State Music Department for classical works performed by the Erie County Chamber Winds Ensemble, including members of the department faculty. General admission is $10; free tickets for students with valid ID are available from the Rockwell Hall Box Office only. Ticket information is available online.



SUNY’s Urban-Engaged Institution: What It Means in Your Classroom
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Technology Building 258
Buffalo State classrooms can incorporate civic and community engagement opportunities that meet course learning outcomes and connect to community priorities. This interactive session will help faculty and staff members who are new to community engagement as well as those who could use a brush-up on community-engaged learning and the practice of incorporating a community-based project into a course. Please register by e-mail.



Women’s Ice Hockey
12:30 p.m.
Ice Arena
The women’s hockey team opens its season against the Plattsburgh State Cardinals with a two-game series. Please see the full women’s hockey schedule for details.

Buffalo State Bengals Classic
7:00 p.m.
Ice Arena
The men’s hockey team takes on the Manhattanville College Valiants as part of the Bengals Classic season opener this weekend. See the full men’s hockey schedule for details.

8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
In Rossini’s version of this classic tale, Buffalo Opera Unlimited’s virtuoso singers tell the story of the poor stepdaughter who marries the prince. But this is not your typical Disney version: there’s a stepfather, a philosopher who takes the place of the fairy godmother, and instead of a glass slipper we have a bracelet. But be assured, love wins out in the end, and the singing is glorious! Sung in English. Repeat performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3. Ticket information is available online



Women’s Ice Hockey
12:30 p.m.
Ice Arena
The women’s hockey team plays the second of a two-game series against the Plattsburgh State Cardinals. Please see the full women’s hockey schedule for details.

'Rust and Stone: Stonewall 50 and the Madeline Davis LGBTQ+ Archive of Western New York'
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State - Tower Auditorium
Jeffry Iovannone, coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies Program at SUNY Fredonia, presents this lecture based on his book project about gay liberation in Buffalo. Iovannone uses the Madeline Davis LGBTQ+ Archive of Western New York and an analysis of the founding of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier, Buffalo's first gay and lesbian civil rights organization, to challenge the significance of Stonewall within the history of the American LGBTQ rights movement. He argues for a holistic narrative of LGBTQ+ history that takes into account the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in Rust Belt cities such as Buffalo. This is the third biennial E. H. Butler Library Archives and Special Collections Charles Rand Penney Speaker Series, presented in association with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buffalo State’s Bengal Allies.

Buffalo State Bengals Classic
3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Ice Arena
The consolation game of the Bengals Classic will be held at 3:30 p.m., while the championship game takes place at 7:00 p.m. Participants to be determined by play on Friday. 

Star Stories of the Iroquois
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium: Buckham Hall D102
In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, this live presentation will uniquely show the stars through Native eyes. Many cultures across time and around the world pass star stories down from generation to generation. Join us to learn about some of the star stories of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Birth of Planet Earth: Planetarium Program
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium: Buckham Hall D102
Birth of Planet Earth is an immersive digital planetarium program that tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins while exploring some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does Earth's history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

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