Outdoor sculpture of woman's head at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State


Hello, Bengals! March is Women’s History Month, and Buffalo State College kicks off its celebration with a free screening of the documentary Knock Down the House on Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium. Presented jointly with the University at Buffalo’s Gender Institute, the film focuses on three female political candidates vying to unseat powerful incumbents in Congress. A panel discussion will follow the screening, moderated by Karen King, Erie County commissioner of public advocacy, and featuring Juanita Perez Williams, the first Latina candidate to run for mayor of Syracuse, New York. The film is part of the Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse screening and discussion series, sponsored by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Here’s a look at some of the other things going on this week, including Compact Awareness Week on campus. Be sure to check out the events listed below and remember to stay connected all semester long with Life at Buff State on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



Personal Responsibility
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Participate with the student resource coordinator to promote individual reflection, increased self-awareness, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and positive and healthy behavior change. Part of Compact Awareness Week.

Voter Registration Training
Classroom Building C202
1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
The Civic and Community Engagement Office, in partnership with NYPIRG, hosts this voter registration training session to create a network of offices and contacts across campus that can serve as a voter registration resource for students, faculty, or staff members. RSVP to cce@buffalostate.edu.

So You Think You Can Sing?
Bacon Hall 115
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join Adelante Estudiantes Latinos for a singing competition featuring different genres of music. Do you have what it takes to win a prize? (Many student clubs and organizations hold events on a regular basis. Check Bengal Connect for more details.)



Strategies for Fostering Resilience
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (students) or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (anyone)

Wendy Turner, award-winning educator and social-emotional expert, presents this free workshop for members of the Buffalo State College community and its school or community partners. CTLE credit is available. Please register online; contact Keli Garas-York, associate professor of elementary education, literacy, and educational leadership, with questions.

10 Signs Workshop
Campbell Student Union 419
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Speak with peers and a sexual violence prevention coordinator about the 10 signs of both healthy and unhealthy relationships, and encourage others to start a conversation with their friends. Part of Compact Awareness Week.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Student Chapter Meeting
Technology Building 258
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Join Buffalo State College’s newly formed student chapter of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society (IEOM) for its first meeting. Chapter highlights include networking, professional development, plant tours, conferences, seminars, and job opportunities. All majors are welcome!



What Being a Bengal Means to Me
Campbell Student Union Lobby
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Join the Student Leadership and Engagement team to make your own paw print on Buffalo State. All Bengal paws created will be displayed in the Student Union. Part of Compact Awareness Week.

The Dehumanization of Indigenous Women
Caudell Hall 127
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Join the Civic and Community Engagement Office’s Ad Hoc Committee on Indigenous Perspectives for this webinar that examines the effects of dehumanization on indigenous women and their lived experiences both in and outside of the University of Oklahoma. Presented by the National Council on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE).

Women’s Lacrosse
Coyer Field
4:30 p.m.
The women’s lacrosse team takes on the Medaille Mavericks.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: It’s “Just” Anxiety
LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center’s Zemsky Presentation Room
5:00 p.m.

This documentary film aims to destigmatize a mental health issue that affects more than 40 million Americans. The film explores what anxiety is like for more than a dozen people from diverse backgrounds whose symptoms range from excessive worry, uneasiness, and fear to more extreme symptoms such as compulsive behavior, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and panic attacks. The film also shows sufferers a path to recovery via various therapies. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Franz Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin with Eric Rieger and J. J. Penna
Ciminelli Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.
Join the Music Department for a special performance by esteemed tenor Eric Rieger and pianist J. J. Penna.

Othello (Preview Performance: Half Price)
Savage Theater and Communication Building’s Flexible Theatre
8:00 p.m.
Other performances March 4–7, 12, and 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and March 14 at 2:00 p.m.
The Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions proudly present one of Shakespeare's most tightly woven works. This tragedy explores themes of racism, betrayal, love, revenge, and forgiveness. Directed by Jennifer Toohey, associate professor of theater. Ticket information is available online.



Traditions around the World
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join Residence Life and student organizations in sharing their global cultural celebrations and traditions. Part of Compact Awareness Week.

Community Engagement: Alternative Break Information Session
Campbell Student Union Lobby
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Stop by and learn how you can spend a week of your spring or summer break volunteering with other Buffalo State students as you dig deep on a social issue.

'Synthetic, Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, and Catalytic Implications of Fe/Co/Ni-Based Complexes towards Small Molecule Activation'
Science and Mathematics Complex 176
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Debashis Basu, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presents his research on recent applications of Fe/Co/Ni complexes toward a range of topical themes including water splitting, homogeneous catalysis, and biomimetic chemistry. Part of the Chemistry-Physics 2020 Seminar Series.

Data Science and Analytics Spring Seminar Series
Bulger Communication Center 423
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ashley Smith, deputy director of GObike, will discuss how the company uses data to promote its mission to build a thriving, dynamic, and connected Buffalo by promoting biking, alternative transportation options, and improved streetscapes to create positive impacts on health, our environment, our streets, and the overall quality of life for all residents.

Beyond Boundaries Film Screening: Knock Down the House
Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.



A Vision Board Party
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Create a visualization of your goals with Student Conduct and Community Standards. Part of Compact Awareness Week.

Eating Disorder Awareness
Caudell Hall 214
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Students in the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics (HND) Department host this talk as part of their Nutrition Education course. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Linking Behavior and Biodiversity in Birds
Bulger Communication Center 214
2:00 to 2:50 p.m.

Daniel Baldassarre, assistant professor of zoology in the Department of Biological Sciences at SUNY Oswego, discusses his work in avian diversity with small populations of birds and the connections he finds between their unusual behaviors and broad-scale patterns. Part of the Biology and Great Lakes Center Seminar Series.



Dining on a Dime Program
Caudell Hall’s Salvatore Demonstration Kitchen
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Learn. Eat. Enjoy! Learn to prepare healthful meals for under $4 a day as well as the importance of nutrition and cooking safety. 

Pictured: Outdoor Sculpture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Photo by Bruce Fox, Campus Photographer