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Buffalo State is a Safe Place to Study, Work and Visit

Buffalo State is a Safe Place to Study, Work and Visit

By President Aaron Podolefsky

Over the past several weeks, concerns regarding the safety of Buffalo State’s college community have been raised mainly in response to media attention that’s been given to off- and on-campus security incidents involving our students that have occurred during the fall semester. The cumulative impact of these events has resulted in a misperception about the safety of our campus and has overshadowed the fact that Buffalo State is a safe place to study, work and visit.

Buffalo State is an open urban 125-acre campus, connected to and surrounded by the City of Buffalo’s West Side neighborhoods. Located in the heart of the city’s vibrant museum district in the Elmwood-Grant corridor, our faculty and staff members and students are proud to work and live in such a culturally rich and diverse city that’s home to an array of cultural and recreational activities.

Quarter Life Crisis, Anyone?

Quarter Life Crisis, Anyone?

There are times when I feel as if my life is nothing but one futile attempt after another at having some sort of a 'real' life. Do you ever feel that way, or is it just me?

Upon further examination, the logical voice in my head (who I rarely listen to) told me this is simply because I'm in that "in-between" time... The time between college and career... The time between single and married... between being a young woman and a mother...

A feeling of disbelief followed this train of thought. My life is happening right now. It's always happening, every moment.. the idea that I'm somehow suspended in limbo for a few years after college seems unrealistic. Further, to think that my life doesn't really 'begin' til I have a career and am married with kids enrages me.

High Taxes Demand Healthy Smoking Alternatives

High Taxes Demand Healthy Smoking Alternatives

In light of research by RTI International that smokers in NY often spend 25 percent of their household income on cigarettes, and NY has received failing grades for its amount of investment in its Tobacco Control Program, alternatives must be considered.

NY has the country's highest cigarette tax at $4.35 per pack but smoking hasn't declined. Study author Matthew Farrelly, chief scientist and senior director of RTI's public health policy research program, says that states generate significant revenue from cigarette taxes, but only a small percentage of that money is used for tobacco control programs. It goes beyond that, however. Many smokers are seeking a safer alternative to protect their health and that of others.

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

Love is the Answer: Youth and Social Change

Love is the Answer: Youth and Social Change

Forest Call celebrated its one-year anniversary by honoring the work of our youth. Neil, a teen intern with Service Space, interviewed 17-year-old Ian Watt. A filmmaker who founded, “Love is the Answer" live on Forest Call.

The motto of “Love is the Answer” is basic:

“ ______ is the problem. love is the answer. Your creativity. Your movement. Let us be your voice."

 

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.