- News and Events
2000 The Undergraduate Research Office and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies are established. • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic reopens in a renovated 4,500-square-foot facility in Caudell Hall. • Center for China Studies is established to foster international research and learning opportunities with Chinese universities.
2001 State-of-the-art enrollment management center opens in the fully renovated and expanded Moot Hall, consolidating student admissions, registration, and financial services. • Professor Emeritus Hank Mann announces $1 million planned gift to benefit exceptional education. • Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education is established. • The Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore opens in a new wing of the Campbell Student Union. • New bachelor of music in music education degree is approved.
2002 A $1 million gift from 1950 alumna Eleanore Woods Beals and her husband, Vaughn Beals, creates the Woods-Beals Chair in Urban and Rural Education, the college's first endowed chair. • Three new programs are offered in museum studies, including a graduate-level advanced certificate. • The fully renovated Campus House reopens as a faculty/staff club, operated by hospitality students.
2003 The Warren Enters Theatre in Upton Hall is completely renovated and rededicated to Professor Emeritus Warren Enters.
2004 The Volunteer and Service Learning Center, administered though the Career Development Center, coordinates students and provides training and orientation for service-learning projects.
2005 The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, re-opens after major technological upgrades and refurbishments. • Men’s basketball coach Dick Bihr retires after an illustrious 25-year career at the college.
2006 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gives the keynote address as the spring commencement ceremony. • The Dick Smith Teaching Pavilion opens at the Great Lakes Center on Buffalo’s waterfront.
2007 Freshmen applications hit a 15-year high at the college. • WBNY-FM celebrates 25 years as Buffalo’s Original Alternative with New Media Weekend.
2008 The college completes construction on the new $33 million Burchfield Penney Art Center. • New residential and retail dining centers open inside the Campbell Student Union.
2009 Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) speaks at the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall • Muriel A. Howard, president of Buffalo State College for the past 13 years, accepts the position of president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) • Buffalo State College embarks on an ambitious roster of capital projects that will result in nearly $350 million of new projects and improvements to campus by 2014.