Buffalo State is pleased to welcome Rajendra S. Sisodia, professor of marketing at Bentley University, who will present “Conscious, Caring, Creative, Compassionate: The New Face of Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century” on Thursday, April 30, during Bengal Pause (12:15–1:30 p.m.) in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. The lecture, the first in the Business Department’s inaugural speaker series, is free and open to the campus community.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families are invited to attend the eighth annual “Celebration of Life” ceremony tomorrow from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall. Thirty-seven people from the Buffalo State community who died during the past year will be remembered.
Hank Nuwer, distinguished alumnus from the Class of ’68, and Fraser Drew, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of English, will sign copies of their new book, One Long, Wild Conservation: Selected Letters Between a Buffalo State Professor and His Student, a Writer, on Saturday, May 2, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in E. H. Butler Library 134, the library director’s conference room. The event is part of the 11th annual Student Research and Creativity Fall Forum.
The Buffalo State Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter will host a daylong conference, “Degree, Check! Earning Your Stripes in the PR World,” on Saturday, April 25, on the Buffalo State campus. More than 100 students from colleges across New York State will be in attendance learning about various aspects of public relations, including social networking, fundraising, crisis management, and sports information. The conference is designed to help students network with area professionals and guide them beyond their academic degrees.
Behind the scenes, hundreds of Buffalo State students are providing a “real lifeline” for their fellow students. That’s according to Ray Lorigo, accommodations specialist for the Disability Services Office, who manages the student notetaker service. But what some of these students may not realize is that they are also giving themselves a boost.
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.
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.