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.
A series of lunchtime discussions geared to boost professional development and promote a better understanding of issues that affect Buffalo State students will be offered this semester.
The Buffalo State College Foundation presents the 11th annual Golf and Tennis Scholarship Classic on Monday, September 8, at the Brookfield Country Club in Clarence. Proceeds will support Buffalo State’s All College Honors Program, which is funded entirely by private donations. The program provides deserving students with scholarships, an honors lounge, special on-campus housing for interested students, and opportunities for internships, seminars, and research.
Members of the campus and the community are invited to bring their art or artifacts to the Art Conservation Department for examination, conservation advice, and possible treatment during the department’s annual Art Conservation Clinic in Rockwell Hall 230 on Friday, September 19, between 9:00 a.m. and noon or 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Appointments are required. Please note: appointments for objects with Jonathan Thornton are being rescheduled for Friday, October 3. Contact Diana McNerney, 878-5025, to schedule a 30-minute visit.
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.
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.