Buffalo State Releases Holiday Video

Buffalo State Releases Holiday Video

Posted: December 8, 2011

Buffalo State has released its new holiday video—a two-minute year in review—starring the college’s mascot, the Bengal.

Opening at the new Student Apartment Complex and wrapping at the recently renovated Student Union Quad, the video follows the Bengal at home, work, and play. The short film includes scenes from Buffalo State’s surrounding neighborhood and “sites” from its study abroad destinations around the globe.

Guest appearances include Buffalo State faculty, students, and President Aaron Podolefsky who offers a special holiday message at the video’s conclusion.

Providing an entertaining glimpse of what makes Buffalo State such a special place to live and learn, the video also highlights the institution’s commitment to the community, creativity, diversity, research, and service-learning.

Check out the video to watch the Bengal:

Living at Buffalo State’s new Student Apartment Complex

Preparing for a career with classes in design, hospitality and tourism, music, and theater

Researching aboard the Great Lakes Center’s new boat and in the classroom

Studying Abroad in Italy, China, and Australia

Exploring our neighboring Elmwood Avenue area

Supporting education at the newly opened Community Academic Center

Growing along with an impressive roster of new capital projects

Celebrating the Year of the Arts, homecoming, and the holidays

Produced by the College Relations Office and Instructional Resources, the video was distributed as an ecard to more than 42,000 alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti, and friends of the college and has been posted to Buffalo State’s official YouTube channel.

Locations (in order of appearance)

  • Student Apartment Complex
  • Flexible Theater
  • Bacon Hall
  • Upton Hall
  • Great Lakes Center
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Campbell Student Union Retail Dining Center
  • Rockwell Hall
  • Burchfield Penney Art Center
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Pano’s
  • Lexington Co-op
  • Campus Wheelworks
  • Community Academic Center
  • Science and Mathematics Complex (future site)
  • Technology Building (future site)
  • Coyer Field
  • Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
  • Campbell Student Union Quad


Arranged: Jeff Holmes
Produced: Bradley Fuster, chair and associate professor of music
Recorded: Thomas Kostusiak, production technical manager, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall

Buffalo State Student Saxophone Quartet: Russell Carere, first alto; Steven DeMart, ’11, second alto; Matthew Harris; Tenor Matthew Lester, baritone

Bradley Fuster, percussion

Roselyn Cabrera, director of the Student Apartment Complex, and the residents of STAC 129
Professor Drew Kahn and the students in Acting III
Associate Professor Lori Till and the students in Hospitality and Tourism 200
Assistant Professor Darien Johnson and the students in Design 220
Alexander Karatayev, Mark Clapsadl, and Kathleen Hastings at the Great Lakes Center
Steve Shaffer, manager, design and construction, and Lend Lease
Debra Hurley, project manager, and LPCiminelli
Assistant professor and Buffalo State Chamber Choir director Victoria Furby and the Buffalo State Chamber Choir

Special thanks to the four students who acted as the Buffalo State Bengal and to the faculty and staff who allowed the Bengal to join in on activities throughout the university.


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Colleen Callahan
January 3, 2012
Thank you for your comment, E.S. Wasiluk. You can also watch the holiday video on our Official YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/officialbuffalostate.
E.S. Wasiluk
January 3, 2012
:( Video would not play for me.
S. Diane Mc Farland
December 12, 2011
How wonderful i hope this gets put on our website so we can share with the world!! Also sent to students??? I hope!!
Jenn Hilliard
December 11, 2011
Cute! It makes me miss being on campus now that I'm an electronic commuter. I miss Baxter!! I love seeing all of the updates to campus and I cannot wait to see what else it to come! Happy Holidays!
Stan Friesen
December 10, 2011
Nice work! Good overview of the year and place. Fun, but not too cheesy.
Scott Simonds
December 9, 2011
Great job capturing the Buff State spirit! Happy Holidays to you, too.
Dr. Cheryl Albers
December 9, 2011
What a wonderful way to help retired faculty, like myself, who have moved away from Buffalo stay connected to the college. The “Learn more about the holiday video” hot link provides an excellent up date to the year’s activities for those of us living outside of the country. Thank You and Happy Holidays. Cheryl Albers


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