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

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Presentation by Helen Benedict: Sexual Assault in the Military

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

Location: Bulger Communication Center West

Helen Benedict will be giving a campus address on Tuesday, April 8 from 12:15 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Bulger West, with a reception and book signing following.  She will also be the opening speaker at Take Back the Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Rockwell Hall.

Helen Benedict is a novelist and award-winning journalist who has written extensively about the experiences of women in the military, including sexual assault.  She has testified about the issue in Congress, her work has contributed to legal action on the issue of sexual assault in the military, and she was an inspiration for the documentary, "The Invisible War" about female soldiers. Helen is a winner of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism.

This event is co-sponsored by: Student Life Office, Equity and Campus Diversity, Women and Gender Studies, Continuing Professional Studies/Veteran and Military Services, Weigel Health Center Health Promotions, Counseling Center, Communication Department and the Buffalo State Chapter of Student Veterans of America.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Take Back the Night

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a powerful experience designed to give back the power to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their allies. Hundreds of students participate in this event which consists of poetry readings, invited speakers, student speak out, a march, and more!

If you or an organization would like to volunteer in Take Back The Night 2014 please contact:
Tammy Kresge

Weigel Health Center at 878-6725

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


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Deep River: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

A fascinating new documentary film, Deep River: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912, explores the life of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and his touring experiences in early 20th-century America, during which he brought the spiritual “Deep River” to prominence and redefined the role of race in American music.  A screening and discussion with filmmaker Charles Kaufmann will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 4:00 to 6:30pm in Ciminelli Recital Hall located on the 3rd floor of Rockwell Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office and the Department of Music and curated by Carolyn Guzski, assistant professor of music history, the film also features insights into Coleridge-Taylor’s celebrated choral setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha and his creative partnership with Maud Powell, the first woman to achieve international renown as a concert violinist.

Award-winning composer and conductor Charles Kaufmann is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and Yale University.

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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Presentation and Discussion: This Is Your Brain on Media, Technology Changes Everything

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

Location: Classroom Building C-122

A presentation and discussion with Deborah A. Gagnon, Ph.D. Wells College.

Americans now spend most of their recreation time and much of their waking lives interfacing with communication devices ranging from smart phones and televisions to dashboard GPS systems and traditional computers.

While these devices serve as a collective memory system, putting a seemingly infinite amount of data at our fingertips, what is this human-machine interface doing to our brains? How does our newfound relationship with networked media change the way we think and how our brains function? 

An earlier evolution of information medium from the spoken word to the printed word   qualitatively changed how we think; is the more recent evolution to digital media changing it again? Multi-modal media allow us to multitask like never before…or not?  Are there architectural limitations on the extent to which we can multitask?

This talk will address questions like these and will describe how technology may be changing not only neural structure and function but cognitive structure and function as well—how we perceive, attend, remember, make decisions, and use language. This, in turn, has implications for how people take in messages from the media and use that information. In other words, there is a synergistic maelstrom at work in which brain, cognition, and external influences (such as media) influence and determine one another. Technology does, indeed, change everything but within limits, and whether that’s a philosophic good or evil depends, in large part, on the person asking the question.

Presenter Deborah A. Gagnon, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at Wells College and is currently chair of the psychology program as well as coordinator of the cognitive and brain sciences and the science, health, and values curriculum. Dr. Gagnon earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University at Buffalo and was a cognitive neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow in the Neuropsychology Research Institute at Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA). Her research in psycholinguistics has focused on uncovering the representations and processes involved speech perception and spoken word recognition and production in both normal and disordered (aphasic) systems. Dr. Gagnon has taught at the University at Buffalo, Temple University, Widener University and, since 1994, at Wells College.  Her recent interests have focused on the implications of technology use on both cognitive processes and neuroplasticity.  She believes she can take credit for coining the term ‘Technology Exposure Effect’ or the more pleasing acronym, TEE.

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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Second Informational

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bacon Hall 117

This is an informational for all interested women that would like to know further information about Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Equity and Diversity Film Series: 'Gun Hill Road'

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Bulger Communication Center 2S

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Gun Hill Road is a 2011 drama film starring Esai Morales. The title of the film derives from the Bronx road of the same name. The film is notable for starring a transgender character (Michael) who is played by a real transgender person, Harmony Santana, who was the first openly transgender actress to receive not only the major acting award in the United States, but 13 out of 15 awards.[1]

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Year of the Teacher Lecture: Daniel Wildcat

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

The Native American Student Organization, School of Education, and Campus Life Office are proud to welcome Dr. Daniel Wildcat to Buffalo State on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm in the Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall.


Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.  He is director of the non-profit Native American research center, Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center, and professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.


Daniel Wildcat frequently speaks to community groups and organizations on the issue of cultural diversity.  In 1992 he was honored with the Heart Peace Award by the Kansas City organization The Future Is Now for hisefforts to promote world peace and cultural diversity. In 1994 he helped to create the HERS Center to facilitate: 1) technology transfer to tribal governments and Native communities, 2) transfer of accurate environmental information to tribes, and 3) research opportunities to tribal college faculty and students throughout the United States. In 1996 Wildcat helped organize the celebration of Earth Day's 25th anniversary and moderated a nationally broadcast dialogue between traditional American Indian elders,  scientists, and engineers about the way we must live to ensure a healthy planet for our children.  He helped design All Things Are Connected: The Circle of Life (1997), a four-part video series dealing with land, air, water and biological issues. Recently, Wildcat has focused on forming the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, a tribal college-centered network of individuals and organizations.  He helped organize the 2008 Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He co-chaired with Winona La Duke the 2009 national Native Peoples-Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop and co-chaired with Tom Goldtooth the 2012 Rights of Mother Earth Symposium of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Dr. Wildcat is the author and editor of several books including: Power and Place: Indian Education In America, with Vine Deloria, Jr.;  Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria’s Legacy on Intellectual America, with Steve Pavlik; and Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, which suggests current global climate change issues will require the exercise of indigenous ingenuity - indigenuity - and wisdom if humankind is reduce the ecological damage well underway.


This event is free and open to the public.