Faculty member and student

Academic Advisement: Leading Students in the Right Direction

With heightened emphasis on student success and institutional accountability, academic advisement is a critical topic for students, faculty, and staff at Buffalo State College. For some, good advising skills come naturally. But two recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement believe the value of quality advisement should be ingrained in all faculty members.

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Campus Makes Efforts to Encourage Fuller Course Loads

One hundred thirteen more undergraduate students are taking 15 credit hours or more this semester compared to spring 2007, thanks to initiatives taken by the Enrollment Management and Registrar’s offices.

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Student Loan Trouble Hits Home

The nation’s subprime mortgage crisis and its trickle-down effect on student loans recently stunned Buffalo State and other local colleges when HSBC Bank USA and M&T Bank Corporation announced they will no longer provide federally guaranteed student loans. The move strips Buffalo State of its top two lenders, which together accounted for 44 percent of overall loan volume.

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Students Help Chicago Residents during Alternative Spring Break

Spring break—a time for relaxing, beaches, and catching up on sleep. Right? Not for 11 Buffalo State students and a few Newman Center staff members.

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In the News


Interest in Arabic and Chinese Soars at Local Colleges

Spanish, French, and German are still the most popular foreign languages for college students to study overall. But these days, it’s Arabic that’s trendy. Chinese, too.

Buffalo State Students Help Preserve City's Cultural Gems

One day between winter storms, three Buffalo State College graduate students filed across Elmwood Avenue to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, where they spent the morning on their knees in the marble-floored 1905 wing, stretching a 12-by-12-foot canvas.

Local Chefs Feel the Heat of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

Alumna Shayna Raichilson-Zadok was one of two Western New Yorkers chosen from about 22,000 contestants to compete in the popular reality show Hell’s Kitchen.