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Elms Yearbook 2005 Volume 94

Editor in Chief: Amy M. Stickney

Advisor/Designer: David Meinzer, USG Press Services Director

Business Manager: Mindy Greiner

Staff: Ignacio Corneil, Chris Garringer Ken Sekuterski, Mindy Greiner

Cover Design: Ignacio Corniel

Contributors: Jeff Ventura (Sports Information Director); Todd Espinosa, Sharon Sylvester (USG); Carlene Peterson, Ying Nee Ooi, and Amy Hotaling (The Record Student Newspaper); Kate Ward (Alumni Affairs Office); Tom Koller, (Atheltics Department); Student Union Board; Casting Hall Productions; The African American Students Organization; Students in Free Enterprise; Students for Peace; Adelante Edstudiantes Latinos; Black Active Minds; the Caribbean Students Organization; Marty Kerker (Wilmack Photography); and the students of Buffalo State College.

Buffalo State College State University of New York College at Buffalo 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222

Published by the United Students Government Service Group, Inc. with funds from the mandatory student activity fee. © 2005 United Students Government Service Group, Inc.

All rights reserved.Some of the contents of this book remain the property of the individualsor organizations who provided. it.The remainder is copyrighted by United Students Government and any reprinting or public use is prohibited without the written permission of the USGSG, Inc.


A word or two from the editor



A look at Buffalo State



Some old views of the campus paired with the current look.... plus a few hints of the future.



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Organization Fair Hot Off the Press Homecoming 2004 The USG Game Room

Living on Campus Rap Up the Vote

United Nations Flag Raising

Student Union Board

Casting Hall Productions!The Tempest African American Students Organization

Holiday Decoration

Students In Free Enterprise/PRSSA

Student Art Sale Students For Peace

Adelante Estudiantes Latinos/Biack Active Minds 49 Caribbean Students Organization/Step Expression 50 Survivor at Buffalo State 51 The United Students Government 52 The Record Newspaper 54 Hot Off the Press 2 55


Student Photo Submissions

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Senior Portraits


A look at Intercollegiate Sports at Buffalo State during the 2004-2005 seasons.


'~ .. this is not the end...It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill

ollege yearbooks are interesting things. They are - by defmition - dated. When a yearbook is first published and distributed to students they pore over it looking at recent events and people who

are still classmates and friends. Years later those same people will take down the book occasionally to refresh their memories on the college experience and on people they've long since lost touch with. Years after that, people, some of them students at the college that published the book,will look through the pages of that "ancient" volume for an impression ofwhat it was like "back then:' Welcome to the 2005 Elms Yearbook. This year's staff endeavored in this, the 94th edition of the Elms, to capture the fleeting moments of our college life and to give them permanence. In these pages we hope to keep our memories fresh and unchanged by the passing of time, and pass them on in some form to those who follow us. Our campus is constantly changing. At its present location the campus originally consisted of 5 buildings. During the 40s and the next two decades the campus was continually expanded. While the last major new construction was the Sports Arena built in the 80s, many of the older buildings have been updated and modified over the years. And that's just the buildings: the students who have walked through them have also changed greatly over the years from a relatively exclusive group of future teachers to a quite diverse population of students in dozens of fields-of-study. The changing campus is the one thing that constantly ran through our heads this year as we used the pictures of past students to form our ideas and inspire us in this book. The staff looked through over nintey years of history in the Elms. It's amazing to see how much our campus has grown, yet how many things have stayed the same. Even though the exterior of the campus has changed the student spirit has stayed true.We sit in the same desks; walk down the same halls; participate in the same student organizations; and finally we will walk across the same stage, just as the students before us have. Sit back and enjoy our little piece of the legacy of the history of Buffalo State College.

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September 9 Freshmen are frustrated with crowded dorm

October 28 A student survey seeks opinions and complaints on college life. A Peace Conference speech espouses a land mine ban. Bengal Buggies end their runs. A Fiber Design class creates out-door exhibits on campus. Hockey season starts. Humorous Halloween costume ideas are presented. November4

rooms.The 8th floor ofTower 3, heavily damaged by an explosion and fire a couple of years ago, reopens after extensive repair.The USG Game Room in the Union opens.The soccer team is off to a fast start.

September 16

Staying safe on campus. Author Arundhati Roy (The God ofSmall Things) visits campus. Student Kat Kolkmann (above left) is working to bring Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues to campus in some form.The

SUNY Presidents may get a raise. Student vote for a bus pass fee is positive. Fall Fest will be off-campus- in a Niagara Fall club. Students

....-------------'------------, protest the military training at the School

Women's SoccerTeam is having their best season ever (but the Buffalo Bills aren't).

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of the Americas in Georgia.

September 23 BSC-TV is reorganizing after a shaky previ– ous semester.The Study Quad in the Library gets high marks from students. Juggling work and classes is a common dilemma for students (below: bari sta/stu– dent Bethany Andrews). September 30 The college plans to reorganize the cam– pus into four schools.The Design Department is seeking national accredita– tion. Newsman Garrick Utley visits cam– pus. Many students feel Homecoming is not appropriate for college. The Bengal Football Team loses its fourth game. October 7 The yearbook staff struggles to find inter– ested students. Fraternities and Sororities look for pledges among students. Peace Week 2004 is announced. A large wind turbine blade is displayed on campus. The Football team wins the homecoming game. October 14

November 10 Students volunteer to help the needy. Hospitality students get hands-on-expe– rience (below: students prepare the Autumn Harvest Festival). A "mocktail" party and lecture demonstrates good manners and smooth social discourse. Casting Hall stages Shakespeare's The Tempest in Upton Halls' Warren Enters Theatre. lloyd Banks performs at SUB's Fall Fest. November 18 Buff State Professor Lori Quigley is appointed to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.The Great American Smoke-Out encourages quit– ters.Tops Market accuses students of stealing shopping carts. Bob Dylan plays St. Bonaventure. December 2 The National Student Exchange Program

sends Buff State students all over the country. A refugee from Myanmar visits campus to speak on oppression in his country. Fall Fest turnout is analyzed.The Cross Country Team has strong finish. December9 The Educational Opportunities Program is threatened

NFTA-Metro Bus proposes a student bus pass.The Bengal Pause activity period is under review.The Orientation program hasdistrib- uted CDs to students with various thematic information that they can use during the year. October 21

by state budget cuts. Women below 30 get a chance to speak out in a new county outreach program. Basketball season has started. Finals are upon us!

Students wear yellow bands in support of Cancer Research. Buff State gears up for the presidential election.The United Nations Flag is raised in the Union Quad to mark Peace Week.

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HOMlCOMING _'04 " .___.._

September 30 to fJctober 2

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The"PawToss" has become an annual tradition with members of the student government tossing t-shirts and foam bengal paws from the Union balcony to the celebrants in the quad.

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USC Came Room

Let the Games Begin

NADIA S. PIZARRO Record Senior News Editor Originally Published September 10, 2004.

Many improvements were plan~d for the game room. Alarge screen television was added a week later and tournaments began for some of the activities. Sound panels were planned to localize the noise so that students in the lounge area can watch television while others listen to music. University Police will be

It was ali fun and games at the Campbell Student Union with the opening of the new game room on September 2, 2004. The event cele– bration included free pizza, soda, t-shirts for the first hundred partici– pants and free play of all games, including video games, billiards, air hockey, ping-pong and foosball. The new facility occupies the lower level of the student union. The space was formerly the campus book– store and has been empty for over two years. The idea of creating the game room was originally proposed by USG in 2000. Last year USG treasurer Shawn Lavin pushed it fruition. But the finished product is the result of a partnership between the Student Life office, USG, and Campus Services. The Student Life office was responsible for coordinating the effort, hiring staff and future maintenance of the space. USG provided the funding for the games, furniture, salaries and programming by allocat– ing money formerly used for recreation and intramural sports. Campus Services took care of all the electrical work necessary, painting the room, building a wall and installing a safety phone. The coordinators of the game room originally planned for it to open by the first day of classes but some difficulty with the vendors delivering the games in time delayed the opening. According to SarahVelez, assis– tant director of the student union,"trying to meet the deadline with so many players involved was difficult, it's still a work in progress:'

patrolling the area, and two atten– dants will be on duty during all hours of operation. There is an blue light phone for emergencies. Transfer student, Corrine Reed Williams enjoyed the opening cele–

bration and said that she would probably be in the game room at least once a week. "It was cool, there were pool ta9£s, an arcade, ping pong and it was free!" Williams said. ,- 1 Now that much of the major work has been completed, coordina– tors hope that students will make regular use of the facility. Current USG president Todd Espinosa was on hand for the opening and was pleased with the turnout and hopeful for the future. "If people want to see this game room stay and things like it come about, you have to use what is there. Come to the game room and use it, go to the study quad and use that. These are two things that have opened in the last four months that students have asked for. Use it, enjoy yourself and have fun:' Espinosa said.

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Living On Campus Living in the college residence halls has it good and bad points, its up and downs. One student described her impressions of dorm life in an article publish an the Record.

A Student's Perspective: Living in Porter Hall

SHELLY CHRISTIAN Record Contributing Writer

As I stepped out of the car and set foot on this campus for the first time as an ofllcial college freshman, I was welcomed by the sound of birds chirping, a dog barking playfully in the dis– tance, and the sun shining brightly upon my pale, delicate face. l grabbed my things, including my lunch pail, which was filled to the brim with delicious treats, and my mother's hand. We walked briskly up to the building towering over me that I

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would be calling my new home: Porter Hall. The August heat burned my pocket pro– tector, causing it to stick to my skin, but still I felt confidence coursing through me. I had high hopes that the day ahead would soon be another addition to the book of wonderful memories I write in once, twice, and some– times, thrice a day. I entered Porter Hall, talked to a few resi– dent assistants, and climbed the staircase to my room. Upon ente1ing, I wa~ g1t:elt:u by nul one, but two roommntes. ~no oh wh~t won– ders that entailed! 'lVI' tlnt'~rlt1'111'111r trl'm~ M hl'l<' m(lmfi 1nr:1 placed them in vurioua JpotJ in the ruulll tlwl seemed fitting. When that was done, we had nnf' rmwrlf'rl rnnm, M if yn11 1r'i ~n optimi(\ 1 one "cozy" room.

Our room stayed in its stale of"coziness" for a little under a month, until one room– mate was sent to another room.With room– mate number three gone, roommate number two and Iwere left aloue to face tl1e !Jt:l ib uf uuJ JJ Jlift:. I begin lightly, with the up~ uf tlunu life. You are on your own. There is no mommy and daddy there to tuck you in at 10 p.m. sharp and sing you a good night lullaby. There is no one to shove vegetables rlnwn ynm thrmf in thP fmn1 r.f ·111 Jil plane autl tl1ere is no uuc telling you tltdt yuu HJU~t alleuJ da~~ eve1 y t.lay and do your homrwork before you are allowed to do anything else. T!t~n. th~r~ are the not~e~ 1 rt rile. wee hours of the njght, due to the1ack ofintelligence and reading skill~ uf 111any u 1e people living in Porter Hall. 1 say lack of intelliet'nre ilnd reading skills

~t:r.:11u~e there aremany sign~ po~tr.rl- in pl~in English mind you - that state the quiet hours and the days which each set ofquiet hours apply to. If r had a bagel for every time Iwas awakened by a fist pouniling on a door,various people yelling, and many indjviduals running amok, I probably wouldn't be complaining because I'd be happy with .111 thuJ.: bllt,.:b. ITum-''-'• ~tJJI.I. I ltdYI.UUl ll.l.l.ivcJ d bagel for any of those thlngs,l'm still distraught. And wearing shoes in the shower is tedious, as is carrying your toiletries back and forth between the bathroom and your room. Every time I tote my

items to and fro, 1 feel as though I am in some sort ofcircus and must acrobatically juggle my items to prevent them from falling onto the ground. Lastly, the feeling ofdeja vu that occurs every day.Walk to class, walk to the Student Union,walk to Porter, walk to class,walk to the Student Union, walk to Porter, blah, blah, blah. The same old,same old soon becomes teruous and boring. It makes one wish that cam– pus life would pull an Emeril and kick things up a notch.

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With the Presidential Election just days away rap performers, DJs, and politicians spoke out to urge students to exercise their right to vote. Among the speakers was Byron Brown (far left) a Buff State alum, New York State Senator, and future candidate for Mayor of Buffalo.The event was 11pon~orcd by lllacll J\ctivc Minds, the African American Students Organization, Adelante Estudiantes Latinos, Caribbean Students Organization, National Society of Black Engineers, Students for Peace, and NYPIRG.

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lags scaled the sky on October 14, 2004 at Buffalo State College. Students from Buckham CampusWest School participated in Peace Week's annual Flag Raising Ceremony.Despite the clouds and nip in the air the United States, United Nations and BSC flags were celebrated. Sixth grader,Delores1>erena who was selected to read her poem regard- ing peace stepped up to the podium and took a deep breath. ' "Children come and play with me, please don't be alone:' Pereria said. "Children come have peace with me, have our culture be re-grown:' , "This (ceremony) symbolizes a number of things at Buffalo State College stands for;' Dennis Ponton,Vice President ofAcademic Affairs, said during his keynote address."We are a strong advocate ofdiversity." The ceremony brought students and staff members from different back grounds together to watch the rising of the flags that incorporate campus, the United States and the world. Steve Pritchard, sophomore, felt inspired during the ceremony. "You have to realize part ofaworld community,'Pritchard said."I think this will provide asense ofcommunity (to campus):' Monica Lehner, an exchange student from Germany, presented the American flag to be raised and she said she felt a little nervous. 'i\rnericans usually show their flag more often (than Germans);' Lehner said. 'i\rncricans are extremely patriotic:' Otherevents during the 2004 PeaceWeek included the third annual peace con– ference, the viewing of films depicting Ghandi, and Martin Luther King Jr., and a Buffalo State Jazz Combo performance.Toy, clothing, food and blood drives were set up to benefit local charities. Presentations and discussions were also part of the festivities. Keynote speakers included Ms. Celeste Lawson; Ms. Cynthia Willis, VP Humanitarian Mfairs, Television Time; and an audience Q&A session moderated

by Dr. Carmen Iannaccone,BSC Professor of Exceptional Ed. {Reprintedfrom The Record; original copy byNirole Wallace}

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heStudenl Union Board (SUB) is the Entertainment Program–









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mingBoard on campus.They schedule the Concerts, Movies, Comedians, Bengal Pause events (caricature artists, spray-on– tattoo, karaoke, etc.) Magicians, Casino Nights, and man other fun events on cam– pus. SUB is a diverse group of students working together to provide fun entertain– ment campus-wide. Students are able to book, plan, promote, and facilitate events in various categories. SUB has two con– certs a year: Fall Fest and Spring Fest, they participate in the Union Bash usually pro– viding Casino Night where students "gam– ble" to win cool prizes, and run a monthly Comedy Show in the Cookery along with a variety of events throughout the year. SUB is always looking for motivated people to help out in bringing fun events and improve life on campus.

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Campus Ltf~ & ev~nts


African American Students Organization

he students of the African American Students Organization focus on Re–

Learning, Re-Educating, Re-Awakening, and Re-Defining themselves in relation to the African American Experience. They encour– age the principles of academic excellence, self awareness, unity, self-determination, collec– tive work and responsibility, cooperative eco– nomics, purpose, creativity, and faith. The organization's programming involves speak– ers, public forums, films, and musical and recreational events. The annual Fashion Show and Apollo Night are just two of the events that have been implemented to enhance the quality of stu– dent life. Members of the executive board dedicate themselves to making sure these are successful campus events. Chavonne Hughes (in the red dress above) head of the Cultural Heritage Committee, coordinated the Fashion Show and had the remarkable insight needed to make it a..success.All of the models prac– t~ced hard and adapted-quidcly. The show htkd: ··llcAtcll LhtlB on thU ltUII\VLI).:' Tlt'SI~Itt'l:.. l.iiiiiC alllht WllV flVHll~YC lv asstst our StUdents. The Apollo N1ght IS a way tor students to Lompt:lt: and show their best talents,whether rapping, smgmg, or dancing. AASO had their own "Sand Man" (Michael St. H.ose) 1 and acts from the llood B1m..: Oul Clid\, vlw~ winntn Step hpression. Entertainment Head Jason Lhnton/tslu Holl coordinated this :tmuslug success, w1th direction trom AA~U .President Marcus Boatwright and Vice President Dawn C. Norman.

Holiday Decoration

Organizations were asked to decorate the Student Union for the holidays and one of the enthusiastic participants was the Astronomy Club. Planetarium Director Arthur Gielow and student Holly Ann Harp (below) set up a

winter mural for students to stick greetings on.

Canrpus Ltf~ & CVe.nts Students In Free Enterprise

I IFE is a global, non– profit organization that is literally changing the world through highlydedicated student teams on more than 1800 university campuses in more than 40 countries. SIFE offers these students the oppor– tunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practic– ing and teaching the principles of free enter– prise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process. Guided by distin– guished faculty advisors and supported by busi– nesses around the globe, SIFE Teams teach important concepts through educational out– reach projects, including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial suc–

Left to right: Dionne Mackey, Jennifer Butler, Jesse Blatz, Stephanie Ellison, Jon Goldsmith, Latona Huitt. In the upper right photo Jennifer Butler is working with 4th grade students involving computer preparation for middle school.

cess, and business ethics to better themselves, their com– munities and their countries. Each year, SIFE competitions are held worldwide, drawing together thousands of stu– dents and business leaders to pay tribute to these extraor– dinary educational outreach projects.

tion skills here on campus and in the professional community. This year P.R.S.S.A. welcomed many new active members who helped put together fun and edu– cational activities. They hosted

panel discussions on the topics of sports management and events planning. P.R.S.S.A. attended networking mixers, national and regional conferences; local advertising agency tours, and conduct– ed a campus wide fund raiser for Haven House. P.R.S.S.A. also worked for the promotion of other clubs on campus, having them act as clients.

or the eighth year in a row the art students at Buffalo State were able to offer some of their work for sale just before the end of the fall semester - and the holiday season. Ceramics and jewelrymade up most of the items but drawings, paintings, wood work, sculpture, and photographs were also available.

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Students For Peace

n the lingering cold of february in Western New

York, fourteen members of the Buffalo State Students for Peace traveled together to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national strategy meetings and Congres– sional lobby training sessions hoctid hy Srhool of the Americas Watch (SOAW) at The George Washington University.

Front: Andrew Luly, Chris Smith, Mary Colleen Bapst. Middle: Unknown, Tiffany Clevenger, KellyWilkinson, Nayrobi Rodriguez, Kisha James, Shea Brode, Amy Viola, Joshua Coppings. Bock: Heather Dubick, Eve Everette, Carrie Czmak, Rachael Coffield, Jenessa Kornaker, Krystal Minnick.

From February 19 to 21, 2005 students were able to learn new skills through the training sessions as well as take in some of the local atmosphere and national monuments.Since our time became extremely limited we found ourselves making mid-night runs to catch up on some of our national history. It is common to see many "night-shots" of the Lincoln Memorial and the newly installedWorld War II Memorial among others. I believe that we were able to grow together both as individuals and as members of a student organi1.ation which focuses on the pursuit ofpeace in these times of world crisis. It is extremely impor-

tant for Buffalo State stu– dents to be able to make those connections between their own history, the U.S. political process, and also Lo one another.

joshua Coppings - SFP President

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Adelante Estudiantes Latinos

AEL at Homecoming - Front: Myra, Rafaelo, Kenneth, Nora, Anastacia, Steven, Cynthia, Jazmin. Back:Jessica, Orlando, Kalia, Rafael, Jennifer, Julissa, Tanya,Yolima, Dan Valez (advisor). Black

Active Mi11ds fl.>nl: Chant.: MiiCJ. Second Row: Yakima Melton, Courtney Miller, Courtney Love, Cara Malone, Jessica Lewis. Third Row: Tiana Bethel, Marquita Cole, Jasmine McKnight, Nora Reyes, Janice Andrews, Tanya Kisha James, Michelle Harris. Fourth Row: Jamell Yarborough, lyabo Akinfemi, Vanessa, Seville, Sharon Sylvester. Fihh Row: Les Abiva, Marcus Boatwright, Calvin Brown, Adama, Aazy, Mike, Jashua Martin.

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Surv·vor @ Buffalo State

On February 25 students from dif– ferent organizations competed in a game of Survivor - Buffalo State style. The students were grouped in different teams; their initial task was to make up a team name. One of the first challenges was being handcuffed to a teammate. The partners had to strategize how they would get free from their partners. To the participants this seemed like an impossible feat. After a few minutes with no teams con– quering the challenge the moderators stepped in and gave a few hints. Finally the cuffs came loose. Another challenge was to build the high– est structure using the Record newspaper and some tape. The structures had to be free stancling and could not be taped to the floor or

the tables. In the end though it wasn't the tallest structure that won but the structure that was the last standing. In the tele– vised version of Survivor teammates are voted off, in Buffalo State's Survivor those voted off were chosen from a hat. For every challenge the teams won they were allowed to keep a certain number of teammates. To earn back lost teammates the remaining team members had to answer a series of ques–

tions about Buffalo and its history. In the end the teams with the most members won Buffalo State Survivor challenge. The winning team showed off their hard earned prizes in triumph.

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- - United Students Government


he United Students Government has represented students on campus since

1971. The USG officers work with the college administration to determine the needs of stu– dents and act on them. The organization is also entrusted with the student activity fee funds, and distributes the money to various organizations, activities, and services.

At right: USG Treasurer Khari Myers consults in his office with student organization members on funding an event.

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The Record

cores of professional journalists both in Buffalo and throughout the country

cut their teeth on the typewriters, layout tables, computers, and pages of the Official Student Newspaper of Buffalo State College. Only the Elms Yearbook has been around longer as a student organization. Currently the Record publishes once a week, half as often as in years past; but their full color pages and the ability to send the pages to the printer via internet are something past edi– tors could only dream about.

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February 3 Governor Pataki has proposed another tuition hike in the next state budget. Art from Cuba and Cuban-Americans is on display in the Burchfield– Penney Art Center. Loan consolidation advice is available to students. Sara Weinart sets school record in

March 10 The renovated Rockwell Hall Theater will reopen with a concert by saxophonist David Sanborn. Professor Jill Singer has been awarded a $1 mil– lion grant from the National Science Foundation for student recruitment and participation programs. The escort van has had to cut some runs. NYPIRG organizes student protests in Albany to fight tuition hikes. March 17

the 1000 yard freestyle swimming event.

February 10 Student Kat Kolkmann performs The Vagina Monologues in the Butler Library. Abdul Raoof, Buff State Political Science Professor,

Students traveled to India to study Indian culture and society (above). votes in the historic Iraqi general election. .-----------'---- --------, Chorus members will travel to the Czech Chinese artist Bai Gengyang exhibits Republic this summer.The BSC Coalition watercolor landscapes in Upton Hall. A for International Relief Efforts is selling contributing writer suggests that there is wristbands to raise relief funds. Author a liberal bias at Buff State. Colleen King signs copies of her book February 17

Delaying the Real World in the Bookstore. Reducing the graduation requirement from 123 credits to 120 has been pro– posed.Interpol plays in Niagara Falls. March 24 Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello presents a seminar at Buff State on the future of downtown Buffalo. The Homebound Network provides a way for college stu– dents to carpool from school to home. Students mark the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq with a vigil in the Student Union Quad (lower right).

Take on television BSC.·TV on lht look outfor LtUr Nltr Noiu pusonalitUs

Buff State Interior Design students have designed a display for a market in Las Vegas (Mary Raszewski, upper left). Professors have a new tool for spotting plagiarism in student papers. Members are appointed to the BSC Council. Scholarships are available for students who fit certain requirements and pledge government intelligence service after graduation. WBNY is featuring a wide vari– ety of latin music. February 24 BSC TV is looking for on-air personalities. Art Education students exhibit work in Upton Hall. Women still struggle for equality in society and the workplace. Basketball teams end disappointing sea– sons. Men's Basketball Coach Dick Bihr retires after 25 years with the Bengals. March3

World News Two years after a U.S. led invasion, some 140,000 US troops remain in Iraq, along with forces from other countries. They continue to come under attack from insurgents attempting to thwart Iraqi politicians' attepts to organize a democratic government.

Severe budget problems in Erie County government have effect on Buff State. A new dormitory is proposed for an area near Parking Lot L. A grant has created a new professorship in the Art

On December 26, 2004 an earthquake in the Indian Ocean created a tsunami wave that devastated the coasts of Indonesia, Sri

Lanka, and India. Over a quarter of a million people were killed and millions more were left homeless or in need of immediate assistance. Relief efforts continue but rebuilding could take decades.

Conservation program. English Professor Manny Fried (lower left) and alum Mitch Ablom are per– forming Tuesdays with Morrie at Studio Arena Theater.The Oscar Awards are analyzed.

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Thephotos on this and thefollowing three pages were submitted by those students who wanted their pictures printed in this yearbook.

Lindsey Beckley Buffalo Graphic Design

Jocelyn Bowen Syracuse Political Science

Jennifer Butler East Amherst Business Administration

Ignacio Cornie! New York Design

Terra K. frazier Syracuse Health & Wellness

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~t,,t1Attt J'Qrtrat.ts

Courtney Love Rochester Health & Wellness

Jenny Gaston Melbourne, Florida Psychology

Chanz B. Miles Rochester Business Administration

Nancy Melendez Manhattan Criminal Justice

Jasmine McKnight Rochester Computer Information Systems

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lsmael Oritz Buffalo English Secondary Ed.

Shavonne Ogden

La,Shantae Sherrier Brooklyn Elementary Education

Asma Stovall

Alison Pensley Bronxville MSAdult Education

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Cassandra Victor Elma Social Work

Lamar A. Walker Rochester Broadcasting

Melissa Wannemacher Grand Island

AJ'shenetha N. Williams Syracuse Health and Wellness

Courtney Wright Buffalo Sociology

Urban & Regional Analysis Planning

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The Flms Year ook Staff

My journey as an Elms staff member has come to an end. I have been involved in some way with the Elms since 1998. There have been many ups and downs. I would like to take this opportuni ty to thank those who stayed on board with this yearbook. I hope that the person who takes on the position of Editor-in-Chief in the future has as much fun as I have the past few years. This year we had a good stat'f to start out with, but as fllwr1ys it hr1ci ciwindled down to a few dedicated members. Ignacio, thank you for your hard work and creativity in the cover design and design decisions in the book. Mindy, thank you for taking on the position of Business Manager. Chris thank you for every– thing you helped with. Kenny, thank you for all the great pictures of our campus. Thanks to Communication prof Michael Niman for the encouragement and the ideas for getting the Elms off to a good start. Lastly, thank you to Dave Meinzer of Press Services for being the mentor of this publication and all the students who worked on it. Without you I could have not come so far as the Editor. - Amy M. Stickney First and foremost I would like to thank God; with out him these pages would have never made it to the printer. To the whole yearbook staff, all 2 of them... Dave and Amy. - Ignacio Corniel

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