College Council Meeting

From the Interim President
The next meeting of the Buffalo State College Council will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, in Cleveland Hall 518.

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2009–2010 Honorary Degree Committee

From the Interim President
I am pleased to announce that the following individuals will serve on the 2009–2010 Honorary Degree Committee:

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Summer Session 2010: Revised Start Dates

From the Interim Provost
Start dates for Summer Session 2010 are revised as follows:

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Campus Contracts and Agreements Policy

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
All contracts and agreements that involve the use of college-owned equipment, supplies, or facilities and/or require the college to provide any nature of services shall be approved prior to execution, and signed by the appropriate vice president and the associate vice president for finance and management/comptroller, or an authorized designee. Purchasing agreements for goods or services may be signed only by the college president, the vice president for finance and management, the associate vice president for finance and management/comptroller, or the director of purchasing. Any other college employee who signs a contract or agreement may be held personally responsible for its performance (payment, liability, etc.). Any contract executed by an employee without express prior authorization is not valid or binding on Buffalo State College. The Public Officers Law is meant to protect state employees only in the performance of their official duties. Employees place themselves at potentially great financial risk by entering into such agreements, written or oral, on behalf of the college without express prior written authorization.


Policy on the Use of College Telephones and Mobile Devices

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
This policy describes the assignment, use, and management of desk and cellular telephones and mobile computing devices by employees of Buffalo State College.

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SEFA/United Way Campaign Kickoff

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
Please join the SEFA Campaign Committee for the 2009 SEFA/United Way Campaign Kickoff at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, October 1, in E. H. Butler Library when Interim President Ponton will launch the official State Employees Federated Appeal/United Way Campaign with help from special guests from the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Mark your calendars and enjoy refreshments while learning about the needs in our community and ways your SEFA contribution can help. Solicitors will gather before the kickoff, at 9:30 a.m. in E. H. Butler Library 208, to receive their packets, discuss changes to the pledge card, and hear words of advice on how to conduct a successful campaign.


Annual Security Report

From the Chief of University Police
A copy of the Buffalo State College annual security report and campus crime statistics as reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education will be provided upon request. Please direct all such requests to the Chief of University Police, Chase Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, (716) 878-6332. Information can also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Web site at http://ope.ed.gov/security or the Buffalo State Web site at http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/police/pdf/securityreport2009.pdf or http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default.asp?sub=crimestats.


College Senate Meeting

From the Chair of the College Senate
The next meeting of the College Senate will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, in Classroom Building C122. The agenda will be posted on the Senate Web site on September 30.


Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

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Make Our Community Service Hours Count

From the Interim Director of College and Community Partnerships
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has announced its application process for 2009, honoring “campus commitment to civic engagement” across the United States.

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