As students, faculty, and staff settle in for the second week of classes, there’s a lot to do this week, from open mic nights to a talk by one of the pillars of the Civil Rights Movement. Check out what’s happening this week:
Tuesday, September 4, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Tha Ink Club is hosting an open mic night geared toward first-year students. The club will also hold an open mic night on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Neuman Hall. Tha Ink Club is a student organization that works to promote freedom of expression, social and political awareness, and community uplift and involvement through service, poetry, and spoken word. Free.
Wednesday, September 5, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Music Entrepreneurship, An Approach: Bridging the Gap From Internship to Paid Position
Ciminelli Recital Hall
The Guitar Club presents Brian Geary, who went from an internship with the Guitar Foundation for America to a paid position with the same organization. Geary will talk about his experiences with the company and offer advice to students. The Guitar Club works to help build and provide a stable learning environment for Buffalo State students interested in the art of guitar.
Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Diane Nash
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Diane Nash (pictured), an award-winning veteran of the civil rights movement, will speak on campus as part of the college’s Dr. Paul G. Bulger Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. Nash will participate in a question and answer session with audience members after her talk.
Thursday, September 6, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
A Community Conversation: Mental Health, Depression, and Suicide Prevention
Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center
Buffalo State will host a panel discussion on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention on Thursday, September 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center at the corner of Rockwell Road and Grant Street. The event, titled “A Community Conversation: Mental Health, Depression, and Suicide Prevention,” is free and open to the public; advance registration is encouraged. September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
Friday, September 7, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Center Open House
Great Lakes Center Field Station
The Great Lakes Center will host an open house at its Field Station, located at the foot of Porter Avenue, where its 2017-2018 annual report will be presented. Updates on current and future projects will be given, as well. The Great Lakes Center is an institute of researchers and educators at SUNY Buffalo State dedicated to investigating the ecology of the Great Lakes and their tributaries. The center's mission is to improve the quality of the environment by providing the best possible science to decision-makers concerned with the health and sustainability of resources, with a primary focus within the Great Lakes and their watersheds. Free.
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