ELMS 1978

State University of New York, College at Buffalo 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 Volume6?

Funded by the Mandatory Student Activity Fee

Records which have made their way to the paper pile, leav– ing this yearbook as the only real living memory of what oc– curred while you were here. Therefore, the Elms is adopting a more contemporary, journalistic style in an attempt to present a more com– prehensive view of this school year. Althoug tuhi~ approach is a radical departure from what many of us are used to, we feel that the quality contained within it, "story-telling ," will allow us to say more about this campus during 1978, more clearly, directly and to the point. It is our hope that the 1978 Elms performs that very func– tion. It will provide you with the personal remembrances each person desires from a yearbook as well as pleasurable reading concerning the essential and interesting information regarding what was occurring on campus during the 1977- 78 academic year. The 1978 Elms Editorial Board

The 1978 Elms is, undeniably unlike any other yearbook you have or are ever likely to see. For this reason, we have decided a brief introduction would be helpful. Most yearbooks are nothing more than "scrapbooks" - compilations of photos with names under the graduates which are used thirty years later to jarr the mind as to who one's friends were. Interspersed between these pages are group photos, again accompanied with headlines and names, providing the reader with the information of what clubs were joined and who, of the people in them were one's friends. Realizing that these memory blocks will haunt us years later, we have included that necessary information in this yearbook. However, we wonder about the rest of our college careers? What will be left to remind us of the styles, topics and major events which are happening on our campus now? The beer blasts and other assorted memories have, no doubt slipped to the recesses of your mind along with the


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Profiles Associations Sports . . Milestones Images .. Reflections Epilogue



Elms Profiles

The clocktower of Rockwell Hall, once used to an– nounce the change of classes, still keeps time today. A bell inside the tower was donated by the 1931 Elms. (Photo by Richard Frelich) Inside This Issue

The City .. Campus Life Humor . . . The World Outside

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Elms Editorial Board Editor in Chief ... Business Manager Layout Copy Art ..

Ray Pfeiffer · Bev Lanning . Joe Stein . Marian Muranyi . Amy Hertzfeld Diane Kaufman .. Bob Hirsch Brian Bascomb


Events ... Activities . . Faculty, Grads, Administration

· . Patty Bell · Bev Lanning

· Melanie Lee Joe Stein



BUFFALO: A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE You go to school here, you have to live here. Here are some things you may not have known.

"The lure of the distant and the dif– ficult is deceptive. The great oppor– tunity is where you are." John Burroughs mig ht have had Buffalo in mind when he wrote the line above. Though a number of former residents have migrated elsewhere - succumb– ing to this distant lure. many of us who

stayed have discovered the city's merits and charms. "The world is a beautiful book," Goldini wrote . "but of little use to him who cannot read it." Those who realize Buffalo's strong points can read elegance and culture in the city's buildings and ways of life. , .,


Passengers board a bus leaving Bul– fa/o. Many in the fine say they are glad.

George Washington stands watch in front ot the county court house, an area landmark.


8/The City


The Buffalo railway station (left) once a vortex of ac– tivity, and a proud symbol of a day gone by, now stands in a state of neglect and decay. In contrast to the decaying railway station is the new downtown convention center, (below) a symbol of economic hope in the ares.


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Just as in any large city, there are places for "adults" to go to have their tun.

Architecturally, ours is a city of stature - with the M&T Building, three Frank Lloyd Wright houses and the well-known Prudential Bu ilding. Buf– falo is also known as a center of the arts. The Albr ight-Knox Art Gallery is known around the world and ranks among the top ten contemporary galleries. The city is also the home of one of the most acoustically perfect concert halls - Kleinhan 's Music Hall. This is the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic orchestra which, under the direction of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, is rapidly gaining recognition throughout the country as a first rate organization . Buffalo is host, too , to the studio Arena Theatre - presently in the process of moving to larger and better facilities

and gaining attention in theatre circles in its productions of well-known plays and mus icals. It is further renowned in its presentations of several world premiers , inc luding " Sunset" and "Semmelweiss". In addition to being a center for the performing arts , Buffalo is a sports town, boasting a basketball team - the Braves , a hockey team - the Sabres , and often much to everyone's embarassment, a football team - the Bills. Buffalo's night life is not to be overlooked , either. The city contains an over-abundance of nite clubs and taverns which appeal to people of all ages . like many large cities today, Buffalo does have its problems. The unem-


Kleinhans Music Hall, designed a– coustically perfect, is considered one of the tinest music halls in the country.

10/ The City


A bus pulls away from the new metro transportation center in downtown Buf– falo. Recently opened, it is another in a series of improvements being made in the downtown area.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ranked among the top ten art gal/eries for con– temporary art in the world, is iust one of Buffalo's many assets.

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The Prudential Building, an area landmark and an architecturaffy almost perfect building, but in recent years the subject of misuse_

Just one of several "adult libraries" the city has been waging war against.

ployment rate is high, as are taxes and businesses are finding it easier to leave altogether. However, the people have a pioneer spirit and manage to get by. The infamous " Blizzard of '77" is proof of that. Our recently elected mayor has made promises, too , to turn the city around. A convention center is also be– ing built downtown, proving things are looking up for the area. The hopes of the city depend upon the leadership abilities of its city fathers. With such diverse interests ap– peased in Western New York, it is easy to see how its natives maintain that Buffalo is a great place to live. "That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful." -de l'Enclos


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Studio Arena Theater moves into the Palace, the former area burlesque house, to take ad– vantage of the theaters larger facilities.

It is scenes like this one that infuriate focal residents and give city fathers headaches.


The old main post office stands a/one in the night. Used now as a postal sub-station, it is the center of a controversy in regard to its future use.

The Ctty/13


PARKING ON CAMPUS: A FAIRY TALE Buffalo State students who returned to cam pus last September were gr eeted by an impressive array of construction equipment - shiny yellow graders, bulldozers, steam rollers, etc. The problem was that they were parked where students had hoped (and expected) to put their cars. " Foul!" cried the students. "These parking lots were to have been paved during our summer recess." "Not so. " said the College spokesman. "This campus is governed by Murphy's Law, and we never break the law."



Students returned to school to find parking lots for their cars replaced by large gravelpits and bulldozers (left and below) along with an odd assortment of strange-looking equipment (far left and below).



Although It Was Inconvenient The Changes Were Worth It


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If you've never noticed a rather large, metal structure close to the New Gym, now would be the time to take a look. After three years of unsuccessful tries to get the city to demolish the water tower, it is finally slated for removal. The tower, which was once a supplier for the neighboring community, has been unused for the past four years. However, students lamenting the loss of a tradition and landmark will be heartened to hear that a new parking lot will be paved in its place.


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Donna McDanial and her band entertained a capacity crowd in the social half for Buffalo State's first Homecoming in ten years.

Tradition Returns With Homecoming

This year's Homecoming weekend was welcomed back after a long absence with overwhelming student support. Beginning with assorted craft vendors in the Union, Wed– nesday October 26th and culminating with a free perfor– mance by the folk-rock group "Horslips" the following Sun– day evening, the activities were reported as being well received . A Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at a free wine and cheese party. The couple-Michael Rudy and Georganne Hores then attended the semi-formal held Saturday night. Other activities throughout the weekend included a soc– cer game Saturday and a rugby game Sunday. There was also a masquerade halloween disco and a frig ht movie. Because of the wide success with which these days were met, plans are being made to continue these and other such activities on the cam pus.

Homecoming king Michael Rudy (with crown) and Homecoming queen Georganne Hores (also with crown) are crowned at a formal ceremony the night of the semi-formal.


Students enjoy opportunity to "dress up" and enjoy themselves. For some students going to the semi-formal was a frantic call home with an urgent plea to send a suit or a dress. To others, it was only a mat-

ter of selecting a costume. However, regardless of how anyone looked a good time was had by all, as is evidenced by the photos on these two pages. AU photos by hirSCh




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A capacity crowd moves to the music of the Donna McDanial £Jane!.


Two students appear lost to the world (above) while the bartenders (left) ham it up for the camera.

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Two students find a convenient shelter from the rain at the well.

Students Can Find Peace In Country With a setting in the lush mountainous countryside south of the city, the college camp provides Buffalo State students with a rural campus and a chance to "get away from it all." Covering over six hundred acres, the campus includes seven campsites, two lodges, a caretaker's building and a dome, a lean-to, eight ponds and a number of trails. However, it is felt that most stu– dents do not take advantage of the facilities at their disposal. Camp board members are working to make Whispering Pines as comfor– table as possible and are pushing towards fuller capacity for the lodges. This year, Whispering Pines opened with a work weekend designed to whip up the grounds into shape for the coming season . The Camp Board's efforts were fruitful-members claimed this to be their best work weekend yet. What is needed now for the camp is stronger publicity and more student awareness in terms of what the camp has to offer. Singles can camp with permission as well as groups and much of the necessary equipment is there to be loaned.

A outdoor barbeque adds to the "flavor" of a weekend at the college camp.

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Even col/ege President E. K. Fretwell and Vice President for Student Affairs James Gold (Jett) find a respite from the pressures 01 running a large collegiate institution at the college camp. Students lind that in rain (below left) or in shine (below) there is always 8 way to amuse your– self.

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26/ Survival Kit

Survival through four years of college is no easy task. Each student has his or her own special way of coping with life in college. The Elms staff has compiled a list of some of those items which the average student uses to make getting through the year just a little easier. A description of the items in the photo on the left can be found by matching the numbers on the photo to the list below.

1. This is a suitcase or catchall and is handy for carrying illicit drugs and alcohol around campus. 2. Yogurt is a great grab-and-carry meal or a shampoo for fruit nuts. 3. Any paper scraps are useful for recording important phone numbers. 4. This can impress a professor when judicially placed in a book of significant social and philosophical value. 5. Great for cheap dates, while you're waiting to hear from financial aids. 6. Almost totally useless, since buses seldom run on schedule anyway. 7. Good for starving academecians. These can usually be pilfered by the handful at soup counters. 8. For heavy skiers or heavy daters ... 9. For use with #23. 10. For final weeks and yearbook deadlines. Helpful when combined with #15. 11. #2, of course, for filling out computer forms. 12. Highlighter to further impress professors who think you read their assignments. 13. Good only in desperate cases to ward off mal nutri– tion. 14. Has sedative effect for Tues. - Thurs . classes and generally used after #16. 15. See #10. 16. If this needs explaining, you probably wouldn't use it anyway. 17. Admission ticket to college functions. 18. Used before social functions. 19. Relatively useless, since it falls off anyway. 20. This one's self-explanatory. 21. Used kleenex. Can be recycled indefinitely. 22. Not worth the bother, actually, unless you like hot, oily hair. 23. For use in making the cigarettes you can't get from a machine.

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If one plays their cards right a new friendship could result.

When Attending College, It Is Important To Look And Act The Role

as much as study. Acquiring a taste for frozen yogurt couldn't hurt one's recreational standing. CONVERSATION The appearance of being "deep", well read, and saying the right thing at the right time in a conversation can be an invaluable tool, and can earn you a reputation at being a sen– sitive and charming conver– sationalist. Girls love guys like that and guys are suckers for the "in– tellectual" type of girl. This is not at all as hard as it seems. When enter– ing into a "heavy" or philosophical type of discussion, remember to use wonderful phrases like ... heavy, cosmic, I can relate, I'm into ... or intense. Intense is the most popular word, it seems. When discussing books or even contemporary issues, remember names like Sartre, Locke , Hobbs, Tolkien Hesse, Mill or Moore. An old -standby is Plato's Republic. It also never hurts to mention The Art of Zen and Motorcycle Maintenance. You need not have read any of these to talk intelligibly about them . Odds are, the person you are talking to hasn't read any of them either, so if you review Monarch notes and sound sure of yourself, the other person will probably agree with what you say. In fact, if you do sound con– vincing enough, even if the other person was right, he'll buy your argument and probably use it again on someone else . This, however, takes time and practice. If you should find yourself being cornered by someone who does know what you're talking about, mention that your taste in humor ranges from that of James Thurber to Woody Allen and you particularly enjoyed the part

For a student who has never been exposed to the activities which con– stitute the average college lifestyle, attending even a relatively small school such as Buff State may throw a person into cultural shock. The following is a compendium of things each novice should take into con– sideration when attending school. DRESS Generally, anything old will do and the more worn the article of dress, the better. Jeans, painter's pants, Frye boots and T-shirts with sayings on them are all popular items. You can't go wrong with a wardrobe like this. Some helpful ad– ditions are a down vest, a feather haircut, several rings on the fingers of each hand and perhaps a gold chain with religious significance worn around the neck. The beginner may also consider having an ear pierced twice, but this is not a necessary reguirement. GENERAL APPEARANCE When walking across campus, one should try to appear casual and carefree, yet serious. Basically, the novice should develop the ability to enjoy a good joke and yet be able to become serious at the mere mention of Sartre or Hesse. Carry a frisbee under your arm and be prepared to use it. One would be surprised at how many frisbee fanatics there are in this world! In addition to this, the amateur should learn how to ride a skateboard and if at all adapt at it, develop this skill with a few tricks. One thing for sure-to skateboard well is to be held in high esteem. Two other areas which are also highly regarded are foosball and air hockey. It is advised that each stu– dent try these out and practice them

with the floating breast in "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask". · In the ensuing laughter, you change the subject to something you are better versed in. OTHER INCIDENTALS Your "pad" should include a large and expensive stereo system, a poster of Farrah Fawcett Majors, and perhaps a dimmer switch on your lights. As far as vice goes, it's hard to come up with a blanket rule for all to follow because people are into so many different things. So generally this question is one of an individual's tastes and fetishes. CONCLUSION While it's very hard to be specific, the above are pretty general rules about how to assimilate better on the college campus. Although it can't be guaranteed that you will become more collegiate or more intellectual, you certainly won't go unnoticed.

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To be proficient on a skateboard is to be held in high regard.

A student will find that the front of the union is a great place to meet people.

A motorcycle (left) is sometimes considered a status symbol. Camping out behind the union (above) gives one a sense of freedom and looks cool.


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OUR YOUNGER STUDENTS Their future is in our hands.

Aren't they cute? These children are our most abundant resource for the future - and possibly the only one we won't run out of. However, they will only become what we can make them. The weight of their intellec– tual and psychological development rests on our shoulders. On us, their teachers , lies the burden of their guidance.

An esrly exposure to the arts develops cultufa/awareness.

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by and so become yourself because the past is just a goodbye. Teach your children well their father's Hell will slowly go by and feed them on your dreams the one they picks the one you 'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why if they told you, you would cry so just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

30/The Children

And you, of tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by and so please help them with your youth

they seek the truth before they can die.

(Can you hear and do you care and can't you see we must be free to teach our children what you believe in make a worl'd that we can believe in.)

Teach your parents well their chi ldren 's Hell will slowly go by and feed them on your dreams the one theypicks the one you 'll know by. Don't you ever ask them why if they told you , you would cry so just look at them and sigh and know they love you . - Crosby, Stills , Nash and Young

The first taste of frozen yogurt - will it pass the test?


Celebrations can be 8 learning experience, too.

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Planetarium Provides Cosmic Experience Don't expect to look through a great Mt. Palomar type telescope when you visit the Buffalo State Planetarium. It doesn't have one. It doesn't even have a small one. It isn't supposed to. A planetari um has no telescope. Noah Webster said it is "a room with a large dome on which the images of the sun, planets, etc. are projected by a com plex optical instrument that revolves to show the celestial motions." For those readers who prefer a definition in simpler terms, it is a large room filled with scientific equipment which miraculously turns beams of light on a dome and makes you think you are adrift in a starry sky. The Planetarium has taken the first step in a five-year program to make it self-sustaining and requested funding through United Students' Government. Four shows were presented this year-each better than the previous one. If a student misses this, he's missing a truly cosmic experience.



You may have noticed a recent increase in publicity for, and interest in the planetarium on campus. If you haven't noticed , then it is time for you to take heed of some of the activities inside this domed room . You may be pleasantly surprised. Though the planetarium , housed in the Science Building is relatively small-having a 24 foot diameter-it is still the largest facility in the area. Approximately 6,000 students from Buffalo and the immediate suburbs utilize the planetarium each year. Many of these students are from area elementary schools. About 15 student operators aid in the production of the shows there. These students must take at least two astronomy courses along with the planetarium seminar-where they learn to use the facility for teaching and entertainment. Their instruction concentrates on ways to create educational and enjoyable programs. Along with learning some marketable job skills, the stu– dents earn small stipends for their work. Presently, Planetarium Director Dr. James Orgren and his associates are working on the revitalization of the planetarium and its equipment. Their program for redevelopment is planned to be between $40 and $50,000 . This five-year funding plan will come from three sources-USG, the college and the public . The funds will go towards a variety of uses. The projec– tor installed in 1964, has a potentially long lifetime, but has an annual upkeep cost of about $1 ,000. Dr. Orgren hopes, also, to have the seating redone and possibly to

have carpeting installed on the floor and walls of the planetarium for better sound and soundproofing. The goal for the planetarium is to develop a wider variety of programs for greater public appeal so as to serve both the college and the surrounding community. The object is to bring higher quality planetarium programs to the general pUblic-with the emphasis being on shows as opposed to lectures. These shows demand a range of special effects-film, animation, slides, etc. The up-grading of the facility must include more complex, special projectors as well as a better sound system. This year a quaudrophonic tape deck, amplifier and sound mixer are helping the operators get better sound reproduction and automate some of the projectors. Last October, the first of this year's series began with the production,-" The Loneliness Factor". Their holiday show, "The Christmas Star" considered some possible explanations for the Star of Bethlehem. In March, "The Moon on $5 a Day" took a humorous look at what the average citizen might encounter on his trip to the moon. The final production in April took a more serious turn. "How Far to a Star" chronicled man's search for depth perception in space. The planetarium productions are interesting and infor– mative and free to all students, with only a small fee charged to the public. The facility has been receiving overflow crowds on the weekends. You will find a visit to the planetarium well worth your time, the people are eager and helpful and clearly enjoy what they are doing. Students watch one of many shows offered this year at State's Planetarium.

A Brief History Of United Students Government Although most of us may not realize it, it is not necessary to be a senator or an executive officer to be a member of U.S.G. Not everything the candidates say when they run for office is rhetoric. When they say that U.S.G. is you , they mean exactly that. Every activity tax paying student on campus is a member of U.S.G. Now that we know we belong to their organization how much do we know about it? For those among us that know very little, the following is a brief history of the enigma which is U.S.G. U.S.G. has its roots in an organization called the College Student Association , more commonly known as C.S.A. (initials are as popular here as they were in Franklin Roosevelt's Administration). C.S.A. collected student activity fees and then thru F.S.A. (Faculty Student Association) dispersed these funds. C.S.A. was divided into two houses, the House of Finance and the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives was composed of representatives of all organizations on campus. If you had an organization, regardless of whether or not you received funding from C.S.A., you could be a member of the House of Represen– tatives. This half of C.S.A. served all campus organiza– tions. Unless you were a member of an organization, you had practically no say in anything the student government did. The House of Finance was composed of the four ex– ecutive officers of C.S.A. and one vice president and treasurers from each funded organization. This half of C.S.A., as its name aptly suggests, determined the fate of the student's activity. The activity fee was collected by the college and turned over to the C.S.A., and the funded organizations in the House of Finance argued over the distribution of it. Unless you were a member of the

Irwin Gilbert; U.S.G . Treasurer, May 1973-May 1974

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organization which was a member of the House of Finance you had virtually no say in how your activity tax money was spent. There was no accountability to the stu– dents as to how their money was spent. The reform movement of the 1960'5 and early 1970'5 did not elude the campus. The feeling among C.S.A. members was that there should be more accountability to the students as to where their money was going. Many members of C.S.A. felt that it was time for the students to have more say in their government. With these lofty ideals in mind, a new constitution was written and a referendum held in April, 1970, which es– tablished U.S.G. in May of the same year. Elections were held for the newly created student at large positions, and Ralph Kirkland will become famous as the last president and Donald Houck will forever be remembered as the first U.S.G. president. Under the new constitution , the House of Finance was

Greg Duck; U.S.G. Vice President, May 1973- May 1974

Joe Zeller; Elected U.S.G. President May 1976- Resigned a few months after the sfa;t of the school year.

Donald Houck (center); First U.S.G. President, May 1971·May 1972

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Steve Mackey; U.S.G. Vice Treasurer May 1973-November 1973

composed of the four student government officers, one treasurer from funded and non-funded organizations , and ten student representatives at large. The House of Representatives was composed of the four U.S.G. officers and twenty student representatives at large. This system was used until 1973. With the efforts of Erwin Gilbert and Robin Russell the U.S.G. constitution was again rewritten, and with the approval of it in a stu– dent referendum, U.S.G. came to be organized as it is to– day. Today U.S.G. is composed of twenty-five senators and four executives. It may sound funny to anyone involved with U.S.G., but the system was changed because many felt it was inef– ficient. It sounds even funnier to those of us who deal with them. Any real problems with U.S.G. are not so much a reflection of the people in the organization as they are deficiencies which still exist in the structure of the organization itself. For this reason, another constitutional change is in the making. All the details are not available at press time. It is refreshing to note, however, that while U.S.G. is not per– fect, those who run the organization are able to see its weaknesses, and have the dedication to the students to make the changes they feel are necessary.

Mark Evans; Second U.S.G. President May 1972-May 1973

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The Politics of Backlash

The vast majority of Buff State students are com– muters , climbing into cars or lurching into public transport each weekday to attend classes. They live here , in Buffalo and its lush padding of comfortable suburbs. They root for the Sabres, they eat chicken wings, and now and then they vote. The arrival of the fall semester '77 neatly coincided with the home stretch of Buffalo's mayoral primaries. Every student eligible to vote in Buffalo doubled as a statistic for the duration of the campaign. The contest for Republican nominee was nearly academic, John Phelan obliterated Donald Turcharelli on Primary Day, which was fully expected, and the lion 's share of attention was directed towards the Democratic race. Three candidates took it to the wire: Leslie Foschio , backed by the Joe Crangle Democratic leadership , young, confident, competent, the media candidate; Jimmy Griffin , former bar owner, grassroots campaigner, two-fisted , aggressive; and Arthur O. Eve, longtime refor– mer , reserved , the people's man . Art Eve won that primary. He did it with a voter registra– tion drive, with a set of impressive debates, with style. And he did it by hammering away at an issue invented in the course of the campaign-something called Cranglism. Due to years of slanted print media coverage against the Democratic Party, there had developed a built-in, anti-Crangle vote. Griffin and Eve tapped this rich source of votes and refined the technique of backlash. After all , in 1976 did America vote for Jimmy Carter? or did they vote against big government, against Washington , D.C.? Did they vote for a nice set of uppers? Or in fact, against Ford's pardon of Nixon? And didn't Buffalo do the same, not just voting for Griffin , but against an ugly spectre called Cranglism? And so it was that Jimmy Griffin came to turn the tables on front-runner Eve by using that same issue against him. Eve's momentary association with Democratic boss Joe Crangle was turned into a negative blow, coupled with his ties to the Larry Campbell extradition. The Griffin organization hired an old media expert and former Crangle associate to write and voice some of the most inflammatory commercials of the campaign. By

drawing a connection between Eve and a convicted killer, the appropriate nerve had been touched. It was difficult enough for blue-collar Buffalo to understand Arthur Eve, a black mayoral candidate; but it was doubly harsh to tie Eve in with a Black murderer, whether the allegation had any basis in fact or not. The entire thrust of the campaign was not to excite , but to incite. The Buffalo student should be fairly aware of how that works. We saw it work up close. Although all campus can– didates seriously attempted to run solely on the issues , it was the dirt that cropped up in the course of the battle that won the votes. In the spring semester of '77 , Howard Jacoby breezed into office on the heels of a racially-tinged backlash vote. This year's Judical Council decision upheld the Senate action that removed Jacoby from the ballot in the first place , due to his ineligibility. However, at that pOint in time it held all the appearances of a group preventing their only opposition from getting on the ballot. In all probability, the Senate move to not allow Jacoby on the ballot, whether it was correct or not, stil l insured his overwhelming write-in victory. It touched enough racial nerves that the Senate coalition that swept into of– fice was named not for an issue, but a change: The In– dependent Students for a Change. And it was a big enough issue to motivate the normally inert Buffalo State students to vote, most of them even taking the time to write-in their selection. The lack of any real issue was the reason that voter apathy ruled the subsequent " open" election in January of 1978. Although five candidates requested the oppor– tunity to run against Jacoby, only one ran in the end. When the candidates fail to turn out, how can students be expected to care about the outcome? Only Ray Pfeiffer opposed Jacoby in the largely ignored election, (only 370 of approximately 11 ,500 Buff State students bothered with the boring election). Jacoby won by a 3-1 margin. The election wasn't boring, the students merely thought it was. Especially due to this pitiful turnout , the Buffalo State politico should probably plot politics thusly: Ignore the issues, stir up controversy and appeal to base in– stincts-they're the only ones that win votes.

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President Calls For Reallocation of Resources Not as many people are attending college these days. At least not here and that forces the administration to make a "reallocation of resources" which some consider untortunate and others say were unnecessary.

To this end, Dr. Fretwell proposed a "compre~hensive three year plan for resource realignment" with four main pOints which include: 1) Retirement. This would be a matter of an in– dividual's choice, and those who choose this op– tion would be helped in every way possible in the transition period. Anyone who was able to elect this option was seriously encouraged to do so. 2) Reassignment. This was a plan to try and transfer qualified faculty members from low demand programs to high demand areas which need assistance. 3) Redevelopment. This plan involved a new criteria for sabbatical leaves and special assignments which would allow for a faculty member to be retrained in order to reassign him to a high de– mand area. 4) Retrenchment. While it was termed the "option of last resort", retrenchment was an evil that might become necessary. Retrenchment , Dr. Fretwell stressed, being the least desirable of his four points, was the last thing he wanted to do. This point was reiterated again at the All-College Meeting on November 28, 1977. At this meeting Dr.

At the November 1, 1977 All-College Meeting, college President, Dr. E. K. Fretwell spoke to all those in atten– dance about "the realities" the college must face and the implications those realities may hold in the years ahead at Buffalo State. The fall 1977 freshman class may have been the largest in the history of the college, but there were other factors to be considered which were: 1) An un– stable economy and a decrease in the college population; 2) An increase in the number of undergraduate withdrawals, leave of absences and dismissals; 3) The number of undergraduate acceptances for spring 1978 and not expected to be much greater than the spring 1977; 4) The expected decrease in the number of graduate enrollments for the spring 1978 of 20% from the spring 1977. In addition to the decrease in college enrollments, another factor to be taken into consideration were the shift in student demands. Taking all of this into account it should be obvious that one could not expect any "enrollment-related increase" in the school's resources to help the college "respond to programmatic demands." Therefore it became necessary to devise a plan to most effectively meet the students' demands with the resources available.

Col/ege President Dr. E. K. Fretwell announces realignment plan to faculty and students, and asks for their input.


1) An approved academic unit could be, for exam– ple, one or more of the following:

Fretwell re-emphasized his pOints made in his November 1 address and urged everyone to help in creativly devis– ing a practical approach to the problem. The respon– sibility of which was assigned to the office of academic af– fairs. With the Christmas holiday to ponder (or in most cases forget) what he had said, Dr. Fretwell greeted us all on January 25, 1978 at an All-College Meeting byannounc– ing that he has made "no specific decision" on that reallocation. What was supposed to happen then was for each department to decide how the target figures, ac– cording to the chart distributed at the meeting, were to be met or sustained. To express their dissatisfaction with the non-mandated staff cuts, about 50 staff members and students picketed in front of Rockwell Hall on Friday February 10. The staff cuts were not mandated in the budget from Albany as the budget allowed the college 520 positions, but the ad– ministration only planned to fill 500 for the fall of 1978. The picketing was designed to raise the consciousness of those not aware of what retrenchment really meant. The definition of the retrenchment unit according to Dr. Fretwell's speech of January 25 was : A retrenchment unit could be a department, an approved academic program, a professional unit, or a definable component of any of them .

a) A department (such as the department of agriculture)

b) A sub-unit within the department (such as a program in animal husbandry)

c) A specialty within on the above (such as horse shoeing or harness repairing)

2) A professional unit could be, for example, one or more of the following:

a) a professional program (such as a farm)

b) a sub-unit within the program (such as truck farming)

c) an identifiable special function within one of the above (such as farm machinery repair)

As this article goes to press, the end results of the program are still being worked out. It is sad to note, however, that in a country like ours, which places such an emphasis on education, that such measures should become necessary.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Barbara Frey explains Dr. Fretwell's plan in detail.

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Campus Life: A Small World All It's Own

Living on campus is an experience every student should try once during his or her college career, whether it be done at Buff State or some other campus. Many students may think dorm life is similar among colleges, but this is not true! Buffalo State, being an ur– ban college offers much more within a few minutes walking distance. At another college, it would take a car and a short trip into the nearest town to get the same advantages . Generally speaking, people are under a misconcep– tion that dorm life is just one big party. Although that can be the case, living on campus is as social or un– social as a person makes it. It's all up to the individual.

A little quiet studying.

Living on campus ;s good for some, and bad tor others.

42/Campus life

A good time for al/ in Perry Hall.

Who me?

A /ittle after (Sca;aquada) dinner music.

Hi Rise is for the happy people.

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Mandatory Advisement Instated The 1978 spring semester saw the initiation of a new program for student registration. This system requires all students with committed majors to have advisement before they register. This advisement is ex– pected to help students plan their schedules and meet re– quirements-reducing confusion. On Campus Ticketing System Proposed Presently, a parking violation on the Buffalo State campus forces the offender to either pay a fine to the City of Buffalo or fight the Parking Violations Bureau downtown. Buffalo State's Director of Public Safety supports the idea of an on-campus system for ticketing such as those formerly used at E.C.C. and Canisius College. The fine money collect– ed could then be used to improve road and lot conditions on campus. Another idea proposed was that of charging a registration fee for park– ing to go towards upkeep, also. Bank of Buffalo "State" Possible A proposal for a branch bank has been sent to Albany for approval by the State University of New York Board of trustees. Moving a bank on campus could be advantageous to everyone involved according to director of Student Activities, Jack Kennell. It would give students a real life encounter with credit card arrangements, loans , savings ac– counts, checking accounts and life insurance coverage. In addition , the college would receive revenue from the bank for the privilege of operating a branch on campus.

Before too long money collected from parking violations may be used for improving road conditions.


U.S.G. Presidency Goes Undecided until February

The voting booths closed but the election was tar trom over. In the U.S.G. elections held in May 1977, Howard Jacoby defeated Michael Brown 601 to 172. It wasn't until February 1978, two judicial decisions, one more vote, and much heated debate that Jacoby finally became U.S.G. president. Jacoby ran as a write-in candidate against Brown in the first election after failing to receive a waiver from the Senate which would qualify him to run. The Senate deci– sion came after an order by a Buffalo City Court Judge which postponed the election until the Senate decided on the question of whether or not Jacoby could run. Brown contended that since he was the only candidate on the ballot, he was the only legal candidate since the U.S.G. constitution has no provision for write-in can– didates, and filed suit in Buffalo City Court. Jacoby in turn said that Brown was not a legal candidate since he was eligible to run because of his position on Judicial Council which he had been elected to as a write-in candidate. Judge Joseph Mattina ruled that since there were remedies for the dispute to be resolved on campus it should be settled there . The case was then decided by the Judicial Council which declared the May election invalid

and ordered that a new one take place . The Senate after failing to muster the three-quarters vote which is necessary to overturn a Judicial Council decision, voted to hold a runoff election to settle the issue, and to insure the validity of the election, granted both Jacoby and Brown waivers of qualification. The runoff election was ordered in spite of the council's recommen– dation that the election be an open one. Vice President Dan McCormick was to fill out the presidency until the election was decided. This touched off heated debate later on when several other students challenged this decision. The Senate eventually reversed itself and granted waiver to those stu– dents who needed them. The new election was held on January 30th and 31 st, but with only the names of Jacoby and that of another student, Ray Pfeiffer. For reasons known only to themselves, Brown and the other in– terested candidates chose not to run , Jacoby choosing to run even after having said he would not run if the election were an open one. When the voting was all over only 370 students had bothered to vote with Jacoby taking 289, Pfeiffer 81.

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Rockwell Fire cause for concern

On Monday September 12, 1977 students arriving on campus were greeted by an array of flashing lights. The only problem was that the lights were attached to fire trucks which had responded to a fire in Rockwell hall. The fire , which broke out about 7:45 A.M. was well under control by 8:45 A.M. No one was injured and damage was restricted to the auditorium. The fire was believed to have been of an electrical nature and started in the light control room. The auditorium has not seen public use in years and has been used as a storage area for extra furniture and supplies, a situation which constitutes a potential fire hazard according to fire officials . An examination of other bu ildings on campus revealed blocked fire eXits , doors that open the wrong way, many emergency doors kept closed , locked or improperly identified and vandalized fire eqUipment.

Work Begins on New Service Center

Ground was broken Thursday September 29, 1977 for a new service center. The old center , located on Grant Street was ac– quired in 1967 from the Air Reduction Corporation . It was con– demned in 1970 but had to be used because there were no other facilities available. The new service center was requested to be built when the old one was condemned, but money was not granted from the state until this year. The target date for completion is April 1979.

Work proceeds rapidly on the colleges new $1.9 million service center.

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Old Gym– New Gym?

The New Gym Facility which presently accommodates the needs of a student population of about 12,000 has been subjected to overusage . The building was to have served the student body of 1962, that is - approximately 5,000 stu– dents. The building is rapidly deteriorating because of the abuse it is taking. The overcrowding has forced some physical education members to use ticket booths, first aid rooms and storage areas for of– fices. This inadequacy has prompted the Athletic Board to propose the construction of a field house to add to the present facilities. This athletic complex might serve to attract a greater student enrollment, and the sports teams would no longer have to rent off-campus sites for their practices. Also, the field house could be rented out for com– munity use. The complex would not be here on campus, but hopefully near enough to permit easy ac– cess-perhaps on Rees and Grant Streets or the State Hospital grounds. Funding would have to come out of the SUNY budget.

Just another example of the inadequate equipment students use at the new gym.

Lights th~t won 't light are just one of the many problems plaguing the existing gym facility.

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SUNY Chancel/or Visits Buffalo State

A group of all representatives from the State University system met at Buffalo State's Butler Library. Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, the newly appointed SUNY system Chancellor, presided over the annual statewide College Senate meeting. During his stay in the area , Wharton toured other area schools and the Buffalo State campus and met with a group of our students. Wharton 's background is impressive: he holds both an M.A. in history and a Ph.D. in economics. He has worked abroad in Asia and Latin America and served as director, then Vice-President of the Council 's American Universities Research Program. In addition , the Chancellor has been active in U.S. foreign policy and is co-author of the book , Patterns for Lifelong Learning with Father T. Hesburgh and Dr. James Miller.

Overuse of Facilities Forces Gym Requirement Down One Hour

A student coalition led by senators Charles Ash , Bob Collin, Don Glywasky and Dan McCormick supported the college's physical education requirement. The group blocked the college Senate decision to eliminate the re– quirement and the committee moved to lower the require– ment from three to two hours. The decision would affect ·incoming Freshmen in the academic year of 1978-1979. Crowded gym classes and inadequate or non -existent facilities prompted the Senate action .

record Slilff Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Chancellor of the State University of New York.

Security Up in Arms Over handgun Issue

With an increase in "violent" crimes on both the UB and Buffalo State cam puses came a revival of the controversy over the use of firearms. Presently security officers are unarmed, but many feel their safety is threatened by this lack of equipment. Ultimately the decision for the use of handguns or not lies with President Fretwell.

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Socialist Limericks by Kelly Geherin and Ray Pfeiffer A comrade we know was so sad , His son it seemed turned out bad. He bought bonds and stocks, Of money, made lots, Which made his dad oh so mad. A comrade of ours wrote a P9per. His views "they" said he should taper. The advice he foresake , Now drugs he must take, His rehabilitation left his mind in a vapor. A comrade of ours went to go. Said "with things as they are it is so. I do not have one right, I'm getting on the next flight." But the secret police, they said "no". A comrade of ours took some drugs. His activities drew K.G.B. thugs. Because the things he did say, Were said in such a strange way, That his house is now loaded with bugs.

A comrade of ours took to drink , And it affected the way he did think.

He wrote down his views , And was given lead shoes, And from the weight of his views he did sink.


The T.A.P. Check Tragedy by Diane Pionegro

A student from Buffalo State Told her landlord that he'd have to wait 'Cause the money for rent Had already been spent And her T.A.P. check was ninety days late. The landlord, he wasn't too pleased, And though the girl fell to her knees He refused to be swayed Into letting her stay And firmly demanded the keys.

Of chaos in financial aid 'Cause of students who aren't getting paid!" But there came no reply, And, omitting a sigh, She turned away, somewhat dismayed. Then there came from behind her a sound. The poor student turned slowly around And she looked quite surprised At the pair of red eyes That poked out of the gray metal mound. "You see," said a voice from inside, "The people who work here have lied. My one broken part Is my gray metal heart. I'm lonely," It said, and It cried! The student, who was flipping out, Asked, "what are they doing about The fact that you're lonely For a machine one-and-only? They must end this no-money drought!" It said between tears, "Have no fear! They are making a friend for me, dear. When I last got the word The date that I heard Was sometime much later, next year."

The student, now out on the street, Sat thinking about her defeat, And damned the computer Whose breakdown had screwed 'er, Then quickly, she got to her feet.

'Cause the student whose T.A.P. check was late Did not merely accept her cruel fate

With her thumb at her side She procured a free ride Arriving in Albany late.

Once there, she sought out the cold beast Whose workings had suddenly ceased (The wind-up the being She'd no longer be seeing The one-room apartment she'd leased). She got in without being seen And calmly approached the machine And she said, "I insist That you cease and desist From this illness! You're causing a scene

So to those who are waiting for aid Now you know why it has been delayed.

And you have an idea Of the ti me of the year That you can expect to get paid.


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