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Monday, April 07, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week Kick off Fair

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Campbell Student Union

The Counseling Center is holding the Fifth Annual Mental Health Awareness Week on April 7-11, 2014. As in previous years, the focus is on increasing awareness on how to improve mental health by taking care of our total self and engaging positively with our community. To this end, various activities will be offered during the week including a health fair, Zumba, a Drum Circle experience, therapy dogs, massage, reflexology and Gratitude letter writing event.  See Schedule below:

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Enjoy and participate in a drum circle gathering and come and be part of a Zumba session l Tent at Perry Quad 11:30 - 1:30

 

Memorial Quilt to honor those lost to HIV/AIDS

This event will honor the lives of those we've lost and raise awareness of the importance of sexual health and knowing  one's HIV status. HIV testing will be provided by Evergreen Health Services. View the Mending of Hearts Memorial  Quilt Panel display and learn about campus and community services l Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall One - 10:00 - 7:00

 

Film Screening: United In Anger

The film tracks the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States. There will be two screenings with 
facilitated discussions after each show l Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall Two - 12:00 & 4:00

 

Letters of Appreciation Event

Be part of an evening of songs, dance and poetry as you have an opportunity to write a letter to a faculty, staff or student you appreciate because the person has touched your life in a positive way. Meet and be inspired by participating student UPstanders l Butler 210 - 6:00 - 8:00


 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week - Tuesday

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Weigel Health Center

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Ask a Question, Save a Life.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. QPR, facilitated by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide. Weigel Health Center 203  l  10:00 m- 12:00


Kognito At-Risk - Online, Interactive Suicide Prevention for Faculty and Staff l Butler Library  l 318 12:15 - 1:30

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week - Wednesday

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Campbell Student Union

Buffalo State Cares: A day long, free symposium to share the campus’ approach to being an UPstander - Free On-Site Registration for Symposium

Opening Remarks: Overview of the SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant and Symposium  l Campbell Student Union Social Hall  l 9:00 - 9:30

Dear Me

Original production play by Buffalo State Theater Department: Meet Reggie, who is wrestling with the disturbing reality that his childhood pal, Charlie, has just committed suicide.  Ignoring Reggie’s desperate pleas, Charlie had recently come out-of-the-closet for all to know—the social impact was disastrous.  The play takes us along with him on his journey towards self-discovery and turning loss into lessons. l Campbell Student Union Social Hall  l 9:30 - 11:30

Panel presentation: Panelists will share personal stories including the effect of the QPR Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention and the impact of suicide. l Campbell Student Union Social Hall 11:30 - 12:45

Lunch on your own: Many Options Available at the Student Union l 12:45 - 1:30

Visit the traveling exhibits from the Museum of disABILITY and stop by the tables with Public Service Announcements for information about resources l Campbell Student Union Social Hall l 1:30 - 2:00

Keynote Speaker

Jordan Burnham, from Active Minds national organization shares his battle with depression and his suicide attempt. Mr. Burnham was a student athlete and has been on CNN and ESPN sharing how he is rebuilding his life. l Campbell Student Union Social Hall l 2:00 - 3:30

Buffalo State Cares- UPstander Awards

UPstander Awards will be presented to faculty, staff and students. The first community recipient is Mr. Darnell Barton the NFTA bus driver who compassionately reached out to help a troubled young stranger and kept her out of harm’s way. l Campbell Student Union Social Hall l 3:30 - 4:00

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Ask a Question, Save a Life.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. QPR, facilitated by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide.  l Butler 210  l 4:00 - 6:00

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Diversity Poetry Slam

Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Campbell Student Union Upper Level

The Diversity Poetry Slam, hosted by Student Intern, Oliver Colbert, will showcase Equity and Campus Diversity's monthly theme for April: LGBT Pride MonthMoving Forward . . . Proud, Strong, United.
An "Open Mike" will give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to celebrate LGBT Pride Month through the art of the The Spoken Word, an oral performance of poetry or music that reflects the topic.
Please join the Equity and Campus Diversity Office as we continue celebrating Spring Into Diversity.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week - Thursday

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: E. H. Butler Library

SUNY Buffalo State EAP Presents Kevin Cunningham

"Mindfulness While You Work"

Kevin Cunningham is the owner of KC’s Fitness and a powerful motivational speaker. |Butler 210 | 1:00 - 2:15

Healing Grief, Embracing Loss

This presentation focuses on normalizing and managing feelings associated with the loss of a loved one. Topics covered will include types of grief, myths, triggers and expectations as well as coping and self-care. | Weigel Health Center 203 3:00 - 5:00

Refresh, Relax and Self-Care

Different stress management activities will be presented including massage, reflexology, stress ball making, Touchstone memory activities, therapy dogs, art therapy and healthy snacks. | CSU Game Room and Lounge Area  | 6:00 - 8:00

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diversity Bengal Talk: LGBT Pride Month, Moving Forward...Proud, Strong, United

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: E. H. Butler Library 210

Featured panelists include:

• Damian Martinez, Pride Center of Western New York
• Charlene Vetter, Ph.D., Buffalo State Counseling
• Ruth Goldman, M.F.A., moderator

Please call the Equity and Campus Diversity Office if you have any questions, (716) 878-6210.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Austerity Wars!

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Bulger Communication Center South 2

Does economic growth fall off a cliff when government debt hits the 90% wall? Or did two Harvard economists commit a colossal spreadsheet error?

At the 2010 national economic meetings, Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff presented their paper “Growth in a Time of Debt” which presented statistical evidence to show that economic growth would fall significantly when the level of government debt to GDP exceeded 90%. Their paper was used to justify drastic cuts in government spending by politicians around the globe, including here in the US. Was there a fundamental flaw in their data?

Thomas Herndon, a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, did
indeed find a basic spreadsheet error in their work. Subsequently, Herndon and two of his
professors, Michael Ash and Robert Pollin, published their findings and criticisms which set off a global economic brouhaha.

Join us for a discussion on one of the hottest economics topics since the global economic
meltdown as Dr. Robert Pollin discusses their critique of Reinhart and Rogoff, as well as
providing insights on how it all went down.

Where: Buffalo State Bulger Communication South2
When: Friday April 25, noon-1:30 p.m.

Dr. Robert Pollin is Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst . His 2003 book “Contours of Descent: US Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity” was named #19 on Listmuse’s 100 Best Economics Books of All Time.

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