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Buffalo State Honors Four with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Buffalo State College is proud to honor four of its most distinguished and dedicated alumni during this year’s Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16. Distinguished Alumnus Awards will be presented to Anthony J. Baynes, ’79, CEO of the A. J. Baynes Group; Todd W. Brason, ’85, CEO of Willcare Inc; Ronald James Kelley, ’86, physicist and entrepreneur; and Karen E. Penfold, ’69, community leader.

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New Minor on the Map: Geographic Information Systems

A new minor program in geographic information systems was formally approved through the Geography and Planning Department in fall 2008. The term GIS commonly refers to a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data that are used to capture, manage, analyze, and communicate all forms of geographically referenced information—essentially, information that can be put on a map.

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Exceptional Education Master’s Research in the Spotlight

Fifty graduate students in the Exception Education Department will formally present their master’s projects on campus as part of the third annual Exceptional Education Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 25. Nearly 300 guests are expected to attend.

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Runway 2.0: A Creative Collaboration for Fundraising and Fashion

A unique collaboration comes together on April 25 when the Buffalo State College Technology Department and the Burchfield Penney Art Center present Runway 2.0, a day of fashion with two events featuring the collections of Buffalo State fashion and textile technology students and professional Western New York designers, all set against the panoramic backdrop of the Burchfield Penney’s East Gallery.

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Non-students Can Enjoy Some Great Deals on Campus

Every semester, a new crop of fresh-faced youngsters descends on college campuses and begins perfecting the art of getting things for free or ridiculously cheap. It’s no surprise, then, that our local college campuses offer a bounty of free and inexpensive events and services. From stargazing to career counseling to ice skating, here’s an education on great deals on college campuses

Watt’s the Big Deal? ‘Vampire Power’

Many gadgets are incredibly compact, but when they are running or recharging their batteries, they can suck up vast amounts of energy. “It’s one of those things with electronics; it’s a couple watts here and a couple watts there, and pretty soon it adds up to a lot of watts — and real money,” said John T. Thompson, associate professor of computer information systems.

Perspectives with Curt Smith

This week Perspectives describes April showers, several things that currently rain on Upstate New York’s parade. Ronald Rochon is dean of Buffalo State College’s School of Education and associate vice president of teacher education. He details the Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education. Its goal: to help students who are often overlooked (15-minute interview at the end of the broadcast).