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New Students Flock to Buffalo State

Though enrollment numbers are not yet finalized, the incoming Class of 2012 appears to be one of the largest in Buffalo State history. Roughly 1,600 first-year students are registered, representing a 10 percent increase from last year. The total also exceeds this year’s target of 1,470.

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VIPs to Cut Ribbon on New Burchfield Penney Art Center Tomorrow

The Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buffalo State College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, September 5, marking the completion of construction of the new Burchfield Penney Art Center and the start of moving more than 7,500 works of art into the new $33 million museum. The museum opens to the public on November 22, when a special campus reception will be held as well.

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New Graduate Degree Program in Forensic Science Approved

A new graduate program, the M.S. in forensic science, has been approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. The rapid growth of the undergraduate forensic chemistry program led to the development of the graduate program, according to Scott Goodman, chair and associate professor of chemistry.

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Scholarships Are an Important Source of College Funding for Students

Already saddled with the woes of a troubled economy, today’s students seem to be hit from all sides. Moody’s Investor Services reports that the economic outlook for higher education is down, and recent troubles in the student loan industry have not subsided. Always an important funding source, scholarships become even more crucial in tough economic times.

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Colleges Cherry-Pick from Big Pool as Enrollment Boom Hits Its Peak

Colleges back for the fall semester find themselves at the peak of an enrollment boom. A record number of students graduated from U.S. high schools this year, giving colleges the pleasure of picking from a deep pool of incoming freshmen.

Social Networks Aid College Marketing

The University at Buffalo has its own YouTube channel. Buffalo State College is about to get one. Hilbert College might want one in the future. As the use of online social networking continues to soar among students and young adults, Western New York colleges and universities are crafting Web-based ways to market themselves to the public. That means creating Facebook pages, posting blogs written by current students, and registering YouTube channels that broadcast university-specific content.