This week opens with President Katherine Conway-Turner's Opening Year Address and ends with Bengals Day to Care Day, with a number of events in between. Check out some highlights of what's happening this week at Buffalo State!
Tuesday, September 11, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
President’s Opening Year Address
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
President Conway-Turner will address the Buffalo State College community at her annual Opening Year Address. She will present highlights from the previous academic year and set the direction for the campus moving forward as the college continues to advance excellence, engagement, and social responsibility as SUNY’s urban-engaged campus. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend and to join in a reception following the presentation to greet new faculty and staff members.
Tuesday, September 11, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Animals in the City, Presentation by Kimberly Hart
Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State Executive Board Room
Dogs and cats live in Istanbul's marginal green spaces, in neighborhood backstreets, around tombs and mosques, in cemeteries, and in parks. Surviving in part through human acts of generosity and kindness, animals carve out habitat in this city of more than15 million people. Kimberly Hart, associate professor of anthropology, will discuss how she used photography as a research method to document and represent the animals who live in the city and the processes she used to select images for her exhibit currently on view in Upton Hall's Bacon Gallery.
Wednesday, September 12–27
Bodies and Spaces
Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Upton Hall
Exhibit by Marc Duquette, '02, Sandy Bartz, '05, '06, and Brian Porter, emeritus faculty. The work will feature figure and portrait painting and drawing, as well as landscape painting. All three artists' work is realist or representational in manner, but each produces their own style of painting. Reception for the artists: Tuesday, September 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 11:00 a.m.
Student Veterans Association Potluck Lunch
Campbell Student Union Student Veterans Association Lounge
The Student Veterans Association is hosting a potluck lunch for all Student Veterans Association members and current military and veteran students. Bring your favorite dish to share. There will be a sign-up sheet posted in the lounge by the lockers. For more information, contact SVA President Paul Pfeilt.
Thursday, September 13, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Carnival of Clubs
Students organizations will hold a “carnival” to recruit new members and show opportunities for involvement. The event is hosted by United Students Government.
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Film and Lecture Series: The Mythos and Influence of Frankenstein in Film
Upton Hall 230
Join Zachary Malone, lecturer of English, for a film and discussion series this fall. A short introduction on context, symbolism, and relevant themes pertaining to the film will precede each screening. After each film, there will be time for Q&A and general dialogue. This week’s film is Ex Machina.
Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bengals Dare to Care Day
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
Join Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as Buffalo State participates in Bengals Dare to Care Day, a morning of service in the community, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with lunch immediately following.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate and be a part of the Buffalo State tradition! Service projects are identified in collaboration with community organizations across the city of Buffalo and transportation is provided—all you have to do is register. Volunteers will sign up for a project on the day of the event, so don't be late!