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A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State


Stay warm, Bengals. Before you know it, it’ll be spring! In the meantime, there’s a lot happening on campus, like Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, who bring their high-energy show to the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall on Thursday, February 13, at 8:00 p.m. Be amazed as dozens of percussionists play traditional Japanese taiko drums made from a 400-year-old tree. Their live performances are full of intensity. Part of Buffalo State College’s Great Performers Series sponsored by M&T Bank. Ticket information is available online. Here’s a look at some of the other things going on this week, including a few of the ongoing campus events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. Remember to stay connected all semester long with Life at Buff State on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And don’t forget the many professional development opportunities (PDF, 132 KB) for Buffalo State faculty and staff members.



Guitar Club Presents Mak Grgic
Ciminelli Recital Hall

1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Mak Grgic, who has quickly established himself as one of the up-and-coming performers in the guitar genre, will host this performance class and lecture. Grgic’s multifaceted talents include the avant-garde, film music, classics of guitar repertoire, and transcriptions of Brahms and Kreisler. Read more on the Guitar Club website.

Panel Discussion: Fostering Partnerships with Buffalo State’s Africana Studies Program
Bacon Hall 115
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Join this discussion featuring five African American community leaders who work in the grassroots sectors of education, business, health, spirituality, and culture. Eva Doyle, distinguished educator and columnist for the Criterion, Western New York’s oldest black newspaper; Shauntel Douglas, a holistic health and wellness coach and Pilates instructor; the Reverend Regina Gray of Delaine Waring African Methodist Episcopal Church; Michael Hill, arts and education consultant at the Langston Hughes Institute; and Shango Oya, an African American activist and educator, will share their views on Africana studies and possible partnerships with the college, including internships. Please note: This is just one of several campus events celebrating Black History Month throughout February.

Movie Night: Doctor Sleep
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A strange hotel, extrasensory perception, and an evil cult all figure into this story by Stephen King. Free admission for Buffalo State students with your USG event pass (located in your Bengal Connect account). Free popcorn.



Hands-on Workshop: How to Organize a Service Project
Bacon Hall 225
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Is your student org, fraternity or sorority, athletic team, or honor society looking for support to plan your next service project? Let the Civic and Community Engagement Office guide you through the logistics, implementation, and reflection phases so you can organize a service project in a way that won’t stress you out. 

Chemistry-Forensics Club General Interest Meeting
Science and Math Complex 169
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Join the Chemistry-Forensics Club for its first meeting of the semester. Enjoy free food while making new friends! The club is a great way for students interested in the sciences to meet others of like minds. (Many student clubs and organizations hold events on a regular basis. Check Bengal Connect for more details.)

Toni Morrison Read-In
Classroom Building B118
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Campus and community members will share their thoughts, read favorite quotes, explore moving ideas, and read from academic papers celebrating the work of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Presentations will be five to 15 minutes in length. Sponsored by Buffalo State’s Africana studies program. Please note: This is just one of several campus events celebrating Black History Month throughout February.



Habitat for Humanity on Campus
Campbell Student Union Lobby
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Stop by and learn how you can support and volunteer alongside one of Buffalo State’s community partner organizations. Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo volunteers are key to reaching our goal of eradicating poverty housing. Whether on the construction site, at one of our two ReStores, or interviewing prospective homeowners, there is something for you. Be a part of Buffalo State’s Civic and Community Engagement mission.



Webinar – ‘Braving the Wilderness: How Vulnerability Can Be a Pathway for Social Change’
South Wing 137
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
As community engagement leaders, we navigate institutional power, internalized conditioning, and patterns of entitlement through seen and unseen hierarchal systems. This interactive webinar will provide a framework to give language and understanding for how fear and power imbalances affect our capacity to communicate and connect with people across power and dominance. 

‘Revealing the Extraordinary Impact of Trees in Our World’
Burchfield Penney Art Center Tower Auditorium
6:00 p.m.

Learn more about the crucial role trees play in staving off many of the negative impacts of climate change during this talk by Mark A. Bradford, professor of soils and ecosystem ecology at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Robert J. Warren II, associate professor of biology at Buffalo State College. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo State College Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Free and open to the public.



Tax Return–Preparation Workshop
Bacon Hall 123
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
File your New York state and federal taxes with these free self-assisted tax-return preparation sessions sponsored by Buffalo State’s Civic and Community Engagement Office. Staff members and volunteers from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will provide an overview of the computer software and be on hand to answer questions. Attendees will have 90 minutes to complete their filing. Several dates available. Register and learn more on the CCE website.

Women’s Ice Hockey
Ice Arena
4:00 p.m.
The women’s hockey team takes on the Oswego Lakers.

Men’s Basketball
Sports Arena
7:30 p.m.
The men’s basketball team takes on the Oneonta Red Dragons.



Sledding at Chestnut Ridge
Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, N.Y.
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Break out your winter gear and hit the sledding hill at Chestnut Ridge Park with Wilderness Adventures. Meet in Cleveland Circle at 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Basketball
Sports Arena
2:00 p.m.
The women’s basketball team takes on the New Paltz Hawks.

Men’s Basketball
Sports Arena
4:00 p.m.
The men’s basketball team takes on the New Paltz Hawks.

Photo by Bruce Fox, Campus Photographer