The shootings at Virginia Tech in April forced higher education institutions across the country to revisit their emergency communication protocols. Buffalo State created an Emergency Communication Task Force after the incident to examine the campus’s existing communication vehicles and make recommendations for improvements. As a result, students, faculty, and staff will soon be better connected through new high-tech communication methods.
One down, six to go: Collaborators working on the Violence against Women on Campus (VAWOC) initiative recently completed the first of seven key objectives—a comprehensive needs assessment.
Today’s students have many stressors. In addition to devoting substantial time to classes and studying, many work part- or full-time jobs, encounter peer pressure on a variety of levels, maintain personal relationships, and quite possibly are already raising children.
With conviction, Roger Wisniewski, chief of University Police, says his department’s 30 officers are high quality. “Our officers stand shoulder to shoulder with any other agency in the area,” he said. He is also quick to compliment the department’s many partners who help protect the Buffalo State campus.
- SEFA/United Way Campaign Kickoff
- Fire Drills: Change in Practice
- NYS Flex Spending Account 2008 Open Enrollment
- SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Deadline
- Policy Governing Use of College Resources
- Political Activities Involving State Employees
- Complaint Procedure for Review of Allegations of Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment
- Curricular Items
- Equipment Loan Office in Bulger Renamed, Some Items Moved to Butler
- Homecoming/Family Weekend Events
- Reminder from the Dean of Students
- The Great Debate
- Emergency Communication Plan to Incorporate Text Messaging
- Needs-Assessment Survey Complete for Violence against Women on Campus Grant
- Lend Me Your Ears (Confidentially): Counseling Center Supports Personal and Academic Success
- Prepared to Respond: University Police Department Protects the Campus
- Cheryl Albers, Associate Professor, Sociology, and Scott Johnson, Assistant Dean, First-Year and Academic Support Programs
- Sally Arnold, Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
- Sharon Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education
- Carol Darstein, Coordinator of Pre-award and Contract Services, Research Foundation
- Drew Kahn, Associate Professor, Theater
- Stanley Kardonsky, Vice President, Finance and Management, and Susan Leist, Professor, English
- Douglas Koritz, Assistant Dean, Intellectual Foundations; Gerald Nosich, Visiting Professor, Philosophy and Humanities; Geoffery Skoll, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; and Susan Mary Paige, Lecturer, Exceptional Education
- Mark Norris, Interim Web Administration Director, College Relations
- Kenneth Payne, Professor, Fine Arts
- John Popovich, Associate Professor, Career and Technical Education, and Karen Kwandrans, Lecturer, Educational Foundations
- Susan Schroeder, Assistant Professor, English
- Phyllis Thompson, Assistant Professor, Art Education
- Ralph Wahlstrom, Chair and Associate Professor, English
- Zhang Jie, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Center for China Studies
What does Buffalo State freshman Ricza Lopez have in common with freshmen girls at Notre Dame, U Cal Berkeley, Wesleyan College, NYU, and other notable colleges across the country? They are all featured in this month’s issue of Seventeen magazine, and their lives will be chronicled throughout the year on MySpace. Ricza is a fashion and textile technology major from the Bronx. You can view her first video by going to MySpace "Freshman 15" and clicking on her photo. She is in the bottom row, fourth from the left. College Relations is working with Ricza to add more video of her experiences at Buffalo State to the site.