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Colley Appointed Distinguished Professor

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Ann C. Colley, professor of English, to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor. Distinguished professorships and librarian professorships constitute the highest rank bestowed on SUNY instructional faculty.

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Curricular Actions

From the Interim President
I have approved the following curricular items, which have been recommended by the appropriate dean, the College Senate, and the interim provost:

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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Master’s Theses and Projects

From the Interim Provost
The Graduate Advisory Council announces a call for nominations for awards for Outstanding Master’s Thesis and Outstanding Master’s Project. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding student research and applied scholarship. Up to three thesis awards and three project awards will be made.

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New York State Employee Health Benefits Fair

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
Representatives from Community Blue, Independent Health, and the Empire Plan will be on campus from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, in E. H. Butler Library 210 to answer questions about health insurance plans and anticipated changes in coverage for 2010.

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Reminder: Please Close Windows

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
If you open a window, please remember to close it. Open windows are the direct cause of freezing and rupturing pipes. The resulting water damage can be extensive and expensive. Again, please close all windows before you leave for the night and especially before you leave for the weekend.


Open Forum: New Textbook Policy

From the Chair of the College Senate
The College Senate and Academic Affairs will cosponsor an open forum from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, in E. H. Butler Library 210. The forum will focus on how Buffalo State will approach the part of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 that requires campuses to share information about course costs (including textbooks) at the same time that students begin registering for courses.

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Reminder: Chairs and Agenda Meetings

From the Chair of the College Senate
The Senate’s Chairs and Agenda meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 24, at 2:00 p.m. instead of Wednesday, November 25, because of the Thanksgiving recess.


Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

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