cell phoneThe NY-Alert emergency notification system will deliver text messages, automated phone messages, and e-mails to participants.

Emergency Communication Plan to Incorporate Text Messaging

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.

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Needs-Assessment Survey Complete for Violence against Women on Campus Grant

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.

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Lend Me Your Ears (Confidentially): Counseling Center Supports Personal and Academic Success

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.

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Prepared to Respond: University Police Department Protects the Campus

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.

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Buffalo State Freshman Featured in Seventeen Magazine

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.