Zemsky to Receive President’s Distinguished Service Award

From the Interim President
I am pleased to announce that Howard Zemsky, vice chair of the Buffalo State College Council, will be presented with the President’s Distinguished Service Award at the Faculty and Staff Spring Celebration on May 7.

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Response to Senate Recommendation: Athletic Fee

From the Interim President
At its March 12, 2010, meeting, the College Senate voted to forward the following resolution to increase the athletic fee to the interim president for approval:

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Academic Obligation for 2010–2011

From the Interim President
The Buffalo State College Academic-Year Obligation, as defined by the Policies of the Board of Trustees, Article XI, Title H, will commence on Monday, August 23, 2010, and end on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

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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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Center for Southeast Asia Environment and Sustainable Development Approved

From the Interim Provost
I am happy to announce that Interim President Ponton has approved the establishment of the Center for Southeast Asia Environment and Sustainable Development, housed in the Geography and Planning Department.

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Communication Department Earns Full Accreditation

From the Interim Provost
Buffalo State’s Communication Department has been awarded full accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), making the college the only public institution in New York State to be accredited in professional education for majors in journalism, media production, and public communication.

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Faculty, Staff Invited to Review Master Plan Concepts

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
Members of the campus community are invited to view and comment on different approaches for how the Buffalo State campus might grow and change over the next decade and beyond.

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Revised Buffalo State College Policy on Discrimination and Harassment

From the Senior Adviser to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity
Executive Order No. 33, signed by Gov. David A. Paterson on December 16, 2009, makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for any state agency to discriminate against any person because of his or her gender identity.

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College Senate Meeting, Caucus

From the Chair of the College Senate
The final meeting of the College Senate for the spring semester will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 14, in Classroom Building C122. Please note the earlier start time. The Senate caucus begins at 12:30 p.m., just before the Senate meeting, where voting for new officers of the Senate for 2010–2011 will take place. The agenda is available on the College Senate Web site.


Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

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