Enrollment Management

Keeping Count: Focus on Enrollment Management

Mark Petrie, associate vice president for enrollment management, has the utmost respect for the Admissions Office. But, he says, enrollment management is more than just admissions. In fact, he thinks returning students are perhaps the most important group of students—even though his office has the least control over them.

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Provost Dennis Ponton

Provost’s Corner

Buffalo State is one of a small group of colleges and universities participating in a pilot test of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA). The Buffalo State information is accessible through www.buffalostate.edu by clicking on College Portrait, the VSA Web-reporting template (bottom right of page).

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Peterson Collection of Ancient Peruvian Textiles

Digital Archiving Preserves Past Treasures

Look closely in Classroom Building C214, also known as the Peterson Room, and you’ll find 26 garment fragments that make up the Peterson Collection of Ancient Peruvian Textiles. The collection—originally donated to the History and Social Studies Education Department in 1978 by the late Professor Emeritus Harold F. Peterson—is now further archived and preserved in View, the college’s online photo gallery.

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WIECZOREK STORY

Buffalo State Awarded $3 Million to Study Drinking and Driving Behavior

The Center for Health and Social Research (CHSR) at Buffalo State College has received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study the initiation and continuation of drinking and driving behavior.

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Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk-Takers

Teenagers and adults often don't see eye to eye, and new brain research is now shedding light on some of the reasons why. Although adolescence is often characterized by increased independence and a desire for knowledge and exploration, it also is a time when brain changes can result in high-risk behaviors, addiction vulnerability, and mental illness, as different parts of the brain mature at different rates. Jean DiPirro, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted. Her recent study reveals that, with repeated binges, the drug ecstasy's effect on social behavior grows more pronounced and lasts well beyond the active effects of the drug.