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Cover: Our cover is a full reproduction of the Charles Burchfield painting. "Night and Day",

A stroll through the Union finishes off an exercise session.

An artist begins another assignment. ~ ~


Frisbee Club members'maneuver to keep their frisbee mouing.

is not the end ...


Dawn breaks over Buffalo Harbor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Prologue . . . . . . 10 Enterprises . . . . . 66 Moments ...... 98 Outbreaks .... 142 Debuts ... • • • 170 Denouncement .. 192 Epilogue . . . . . 265

Students applaud the opening 0/ a fall jestlual.


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The go/den splendor of the Buffalo Savings Bank dome makes a sharp controst with the remains of the old Century Th eatre.

End of a season - the last wildflower before winter.

Students enjoy 'Welcome to Buffalo State" festivities.


beginning of the end.


"Clowning around" draws attention for- the Danct! Murull.urI.

The college community provides new beginnings for its students.


But it is, perhaps,


"When two merchants exchange their products, each one giues up part of his possessions. But when students exchange know/edge, each keeps his own and acquires the others ', Can there be a better bargain than this?" -Shimon Ben Lakish

Any resting spot can be used for some last-minute studying.


A ledge provides conuenlent respite for the weary.


the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill

The Sky/on Marathon begins In Delaware Park.

No man is ever alone at Bul! State.

Warm weather brought these players out into the quad for a game.


A butterfly spends a quiet moment among the last oj fall's field /lowers.

"life is easier to take than you'd think: all that is necessary is to ac– cept the impossible, do without the indispenable and bear the intolerable." - Kathleen Norris

With a /inle determination. you 're neuer too old to learn the game.

Bikes are a major mode 0/ warm· ..;eather transportation .

The "porch" provides a sunny lunchtime roost.


A student pauses for reflection.

nlt~ set up: just before the throw.

Leaves frame a couple enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

the soul of a people mirrors: itself. - Viscount

It is in universities tha t Haldane

The wizard. ELMS' prize·winning pumpkin carving.


"I'll probably be run ou

on a boxcar for saying this, but I have never seen anything more beautiful than Buffalo in the winter." - Charles Burchfield


Indian Summer

Unseasonably wannn temperatures brought sun instead of snow in late October and early November. Students came out in droves to enjoy the unexpected bounty of Indian Summer. Anticipation of a typical Buffalo win– ter brought extra joy to the mild weather.

Marty cuddles with a friend.

A student gets playful with our photographer.


Wonn weather moues even the studious out-o/doors.

Ledges are convenient for an outdoor lunch.

Architectural Highlights

Buffalo enjoys a colorful past. The original community at Buffalo Creek prospered as a result of its location at the mouth of a creek and on the Lake Erie shores, near the junction of the Niagara River. Joseph Ellicott of the Holland Land Company mapped out the public squares and streets of "New Amsterdam" in 1804. A brilliant future was expected for the village. Harbor im' provements and the Erie Canal brought commercial expansion and increased settlement. Much of Buffalo's rich history is reflected in her varied architecture. Among the noted architects repre· sented in the Queen City are: Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, Daniel Burnham. Max Abramowitz and Minoru Yamasaki. Recently, greater attention has been focused on the merit of pre– serving historical structures and promoting community renaissance. This

The Historical Building was originally the New York State Building for the Pan American &:position in 1901 .

The Darwin Martin House is owned by SUNY at Buffalo Alumni.

The Charles William House on Delaware Avenue is now the Niagara Trading Company.

of Buffalo

The Buffalo Sauings Bank is located on Main and Genessee Streets.


has prompted local businessmen and area residents to unite to check urban blight through the rehabilitation and restoration of the city's landmark buildings. Many of the noted buildings in this area are right in our neighborhood. The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is a landmark in that it is the only remaining building from the Pan American Exposition in 1901. Serving originally as the New York Building, it is an excellent home for displays and in– formation on Buffalo's history. Nearby is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This

building began construction to be used as the Fine Arts Building in the Exposi– tion. but was not completed on time. Across the street is the stately Psy– chiatric Center. This beautiful and im– mense structure stands virtually unused today. The Downtown area has a number of landmarks, also. In the neo-classical style are the Niagara-Mohawk Power Company (1912), and the Buffalo Sav– ings Bank (1900). Our City Hall is decorated in art deco style. The old City Hall .(1872), presently the Erie County Hall, was built in high victorian qothic.

Buffalo's magnificent City Hall graces Niagara Square.

Top: St. John's - PE. Church was bUilt in 1926.

Above: The twin towers of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center

are a familiar sight on campus.


The First Presbyterian Church stands on Symphony Circle opposite Kleinhan ·s.

Notable also Downtown are the Pruden– tial BUilding (1895) and the Ellicott Square Building (1892). The latter has a magnificently tiled Grand Court in its center. French Renaissance style makes the old post office attractive. It is presently undergoing renovations in preparation for use as the new Erie Community College campus. Many of the city's churches. in addi– tion. are architecturally significant. For example, the Trinity Church and the St. Louis RC. Church, are both gothic revival style. Richardsonian romanes– que, the First Presbyterian Church

(1889) is an impressive neighbor to Kleinhan 's Music Hall (1939). In romanesque-byzantine style, the St. Vin– cent de Paul Church was built in 1926. Buffalo also boasts of five Franklin Lloyd Wright houses built from 1869- 1959. Among these are the Darwin Martin and William Heath Houses. Of note too are the Wilcox Mansion - where Tedd y Roosevelt was in– augurated, the Butler Mansion and Shea's Buffalo Theatre. Newer buildings of importance in – clude the Communications Center at SUNY Colleqe (1967). the Ellicott

Complex (1969) and the Shoreline Apartments (1970). Noteworthy also are Temple Beth Zion. on Delaware Avenue and the M & T and Marine Midland Banks on Main Street. Of course. an article of this length can only scratch the surface of architecture in Buffalo. While we can only highlight certain bUildings and areas. an obser– vant traveller can get a feel for the bounty of Buffalo's past just by looking around.

The former post office on Swan and Ellicott Streets Is undergoing a face/1ft.


The William Heath House Is recognizable to many area resIdents.

The St. Vlncent De Paul R.c. Church stands alongside Canis/us Col/ege.


The neo-classical style Is beautifully represented In the Nlagara·Mohawk Power Company.

That's Entertainment? It's a well known fact that the more intelligent the in– dividual, the more advanced forms of entertainment he will seek. The Buffalo State Student, being what he is. of– ten seeks that advanced form of intellectual stimulation. Classes unfortunately, try as instructors might, do not always fill that void. Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll aside, with this thought In mind that the ELMS presents the follow– ing section for your entertainment.

Ethnic festivals and special celebrations are an appealing aspect of Buffalo life.

The pub is a favorite spot for many a Buff State students.

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During the few weeks of summer in Bulfalo. youth flock to the many area beaches.

"In the end, everything is a gag." - Charlie Chaplin


BE A COMEDIAN ELMS invites you to be the life of your next party! With some simple memorization, you can easily become a quick wit ... dazzle your friends . .. impress the girl or guy in your life! Riddles Q : What's the difference between an apple?

Quotable Quotes

"If lincoln were alive today, he'd roll over in his grave." Jerry Ford "I have seen the fut ure and it doesn't work" Robert Tu!ford "If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised." D. Parker 'The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth." Jean De La Bruyer. "Experience is the name everyone gives mistakes." O. Wilde Multiple Choice Here is your chance. by choosing the answers. to make any number of joke combinations. Possible right answers appear on the bottom of the page. 1. Having more balls than a Christmas tree means you are: a) cool b) popular c) a and b d) ornamental 2. What happens when Niagara trips? a) Niagara Falls b) Fakes an injury c) Sues On– tario for damages d) All of the above 3. What kind of whores lay the longest? a) Professional ones b) Well paid ones c) Lonely ones d) Dead ones 4. What do you get when you cross a whore and a midget? a) Mickey Rooney b) a short little fucker about 3 ft. tall c) A fucking dwarf 3) They are all the same 5. Who came first? a) Abbott and Costello b) The chicken c) The egg d) The rooster 6. Why do people drink liquor? a) What else would they do with it b) It's better than drinking bleach c) To get drunk d) It's socially acceptable 7. What is the difference between a peeping tom and a pick pocket. a) about 10 - 15 years b) About 2 - 4 inches c) One watches snatches , the other snatches watches d) No difference, they both get what they want for free

A: Nothing because motorcycles don't have doors.

Q : If your mother was your washer and your washer was your dryer, how many waffles does it take to cover a dog house?

A: 43, because ice cream doesn't have any bones.

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Down 1. Lounge serving mixed drinks 5. "Animal House" hall 8. College Entrance tests (abbr.) 9. U.S.G. President Starson 15. Publishes twice weekly 16. Former campus publication 17. Campus spot that sells pizza 18. Number of semesters yearly 19. This publication 20. Jewish Organization house 21. SUCB radio station 22. Student meeting place 23. Campus arts center 24. Student Union Director Don 25. Director of Student Activities Kennell 26. What Carole varner's group does 27. The other state school (abbr.) 28. These people are responsible for campus films and concerts (abbr.) 29.What most students want to get from school

Across 1. Student Union hangout 2. On-campus residence 3. Resident Assistant (abbr.) 4. Rival Sports Team (abbr.) 5. Inaugurated on January 11th, 1980 (two words) 6. Performing Arts Department chairperson 7. Where psych and science majors experiment 8. Fourth year student 9.2-credit requirement for graduation (two words) 10. Examination for graduate school entrance (abbr.) 11. Department chaired by M. Vallet-Sandre 12. Where to buy texts

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lAS VEGAS Pay $3,000 to play. Earn $1.000 x roll of die.

LOST YOUR JOB: Advance to student square.


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I. Q. TEST As part of our continuing effort to provide a service to the student pop– ulation here at Buff State, ELMS brings you a timed I.Q. Test. This is a culturally unbiased exercise in following directions - anyone who can read English can theoretically do well. Good Luck.

1. Set up a timer or clock with a second hand. Tum on and begin test. 2. Put your name in upper right hand comer of this page. 3. Read everything before you do anything. 4. Circle the word "name" in sentence two. 5. Draw five small squares in the upper left hand comer of this page. 6. Put a circle around each square. 7. Write your major under the title of this page.

8. After the title, write today's date. 9. Put a circle around sentence sevent. 10. Put an "X' in the lower left hand comer of this page. 11. Draw a triangle around that "X". 12. On the side margin, multiply 703 by 66.

13. Draw a rectangle around the word "comer" in sentence ten. 14. Check your time, you have read through half of the directions. 15. If you believe that you have followed the directions correctly so far, put an asterisk next to this sentence. 16.ln the left margin, add 8950 to 9805. 17. Put a circle around your answer to number 16, then put a square around the circle. 18. Count silently from one to ten backwards. 19. Punch three small holes in the top center of this page with your pencil. 20. Underneath your multiplication in the margin, divide 2739 by 3. 21. Underline all even numbers in the left margin of this page. 22. You are nearly finished. Check your timer, and write down your time taken so for at the bottom of this page. 23. Now circle all the odd numbers in the left margin of this page. 24. If you feel you have done this test quickly so far, put an asterisk next to sentence one. 25. Write your address on the bottom margin of this page. 26. You are nearly finished. Write your name again underneath where you wrote it the first time. 27. Now that you have finished reading carefully, go back and do only one and two.


Check all your answers. Write down the time it took you to finish this test. Now go back and re·read sentence twenty three. If you followed directions. you have your answer. Dis– regard your time.


Student Bulletin Board In four years of college, a student undergoes many experiences - both academic and

social. Often a glance at one's bulletin board will offer a glimpse of his or her private life. As part of our expose of student life, ELMS pre– sents a typical example of this graphic student diary. Numbered items are described below. 1) My grade report. Above a 2.0, it is worthy of any bulletin board. 2) A picture of Dad. Must remember who is paying for all this. 3) A picture of Mom. Sure do miss her home cooked meals. 4) A picture of Sis. One of my favorites, from the 4th of July. 5) Every bulletin board must have a famous football autograph. This one is from Jim Harris. 6) Of course every famous autograph should be accompanied by the bumper sticker of the local favorite. 7) My only Christmas card this year. 8) No bulletin board would be complete without a picture of one's hero. Mine has two and is complemented by a concert ticket. 9) No relation to me, honest. 10) The wedding napkin from my best friend's wedding. 11) The hotel key and paraphernalia from the last time I saw my best friend's wife. 12) Expressing my sympathies now, just in case we go to war. 13) One of the few things I remember about my 18th birthday. 14) My contribution to the conservation effort. 15)A bar napkin containing some of what I would consider the most important literature written this century. 16) An Andrew Wyeth print post card. I bought it on a grade school trip to the Art Gallery. It adds that extra touch of class every bulletin board needs.


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A Letter to Home The tronsition from high school to college life can be troumaticfor even the most hardy student. Here are some initial impressions on the Buff State ex– perience in a letter to home from one of our underclassmen.


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Getting Away From It All

When daily pressures make life hectic, everyone needs to take a break The ways we relax are as different as we are . .

Some students just act crazy.


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Jogging is big on campus during the warmer months.

Students enjoy a bout of warm weather.

The Pub is a conuenient hideout.

A quiet moment with someone special is refreshing to the soul.


Getting of! campus helps one to "break OUKlY".


Can I Buy You A Drink? What do you do around town at night? Well of course there's homework, symphonic concerts, symposiums, making fudge, writing letters to home .. . Then there's some of the local hotspots, which is what you had in mind all along, right? Here are some highlights, make your choice!

Buffalo State students are fortunate in that they are situated in a place where finding a place to have a drink is hardly a strain on one's eyes and feet. A majority of these taverns can be found on Elmwood Avenue, otherwise known as "The Strip". The Pub, A fine starting place on any Friday and Saturday night. This is where the majority of State students remain until 2 a.m. On these days, the Pub is crowded and waiting in line for 20 minutes is not unusual. Once inside, the only alcoholic beverages to be found are beer and wine, but the prices are very reasonable. The OJ's keep everyone happy and hopping with good dance music. However, it is deafening in here. Forget about casual conversations, but researchers have said that shouting is a good outlet. There is also no dress code to speak of. Fingers, Forest Avenue: This is the newest at– traction in the "strip" area, and a big mystery. For a Saturday night, the place was empty, and that is a shame because it is really a nice place. The decor is nice, complete with tiffany lamps and old-fashioned ceiling fans. The bar– tenders are dressed in hospital gowns and make potent drinks with little ice. There is a dance floor but no dancers, so the OJ had a relatively quiet night. Fingers is a nice place for couples, because the atmosphere allows converSation. There is also a place to have dinner or a late night snack. Neat attire is required.

On a cold night, it's nice to haue a place nearby.

Inside Goodbar there are plenty of tables, and a small dance {loor.

An eye-catching facade and decor are part of Mister Goodbar's draw.


Mr. Goodbar, Elmwood Avenue: This is th.~ most expensive place to drink in the area, even though the drinks are well made. Good· bar also has the nicest dance floor, complete with good light and a good sound system. Not too many Buffalo Staters frequent the place, but a good crowd is there anyway. The attire is neat, but there is nobody to stop you if you walk in in sneakers. The atmosphere is fair. Mr. Goodbar, Elmwood Avenue: This is the most expensive place to drink in the area, even though the drinks are well made. Good· bar also has the nicest dance floor, complete with good lights and a good sound system. Not too many Buffalo Staters frequent the place, but a good crowd is there anyway. The attire is neat, but there is nobody to stop you if you walk in in sneakers. The atmosphere is fair. Cole's, Elmwood Avenue: Caters to an older crowd (late 20's-early 30's), who dress semi– formal. A sign on the door states no admit– tance if under 21 , however, nobody checks. There is a dining area and the food is good and inexpensive. Upstairs there's a dance floor and OJ. The music is mostly disco, com– ing in loud and clear through an excellent sound system. Drinks are well made with just enough ice, in tall glasses. Practically no one from Buff State is there because of the nature of the crowd. Cole's though, is a nice change of pace from the average bars surrounding the school. J. P. Bullfeathers, Elmwood Avenue: Look– ing for that cozy place? Well look no further . .. Bullfeathers is here. The place is small and quaint with no dress code. They have a big television and listen to this-no OJ! There is a juke box so you can pick what you want to hear. Food is served in the bar area, or there is intimacy downstairs where it is dark and really

Bul/feathers is less than Imposing outside.

However, downstairs the wine cellar Is cozy.


Regan 's is another convenient watering hole.

Upstairs, there are tables suitable for comfortable socializing.

COzyl Bullfeathers also serves the largest chicken wings in the area. The place is pop· ular, but not overly crowded, which is good. Bartenders are friendly and so is the crowd, the atmosphere is excellent. The drinks are made extremely well with little ice. Casey's Nickelodeon, Elmwood Avenue: It seems this place is frequented the most by students hero. A DJ plays a variety of music however there is no dance floor, or if there is it's well hidden. Casey's gets busy by 11:30 and from then on it gets packed. Getting near the bar isn't too difficult, getting a drink is. The drinks come in small glasses with a lot of ice. There are some tables, but to get them, be there by 10. Neat attire is appreciated and no one under 21 is to be admitted. However, nobody was checking proof so it didn't matter. The place is nice, but it gets so crowded and hot it may be hard to enjoy yourself. 946 Elmwood at Bidwell Parkway: Otherwise known as No Name's. This place is a madhouse, with wall-to -wall people. Sometimes there are lines of people waiting to get in (absolute masochists). The object is to get there early, or you won't even get within two feet of the bar. The bar area is large, full of undazzling decor. Then there ' s the greenhouse area in which food is served. The food is delicious here, plus there's a good assortment on the menu. As with the rest of the bar, you have to be lucky to get a seat in here. Besides all the vocal noise, the DJ con– tributes to this ear-shattering experience by abUSing his volume knob. No Name's may not be attractive, but it is quite popular, especially after the Pub closes. Once in a while they check for proof of 21. The Masthead, Grant Street: Located behind the school, this bar was at one time extremely popular-now? The place is in the process of remodeling, and looks as if it's escaping its reputation as a dive. There are two foosball tables and one pool table for those who enjoy these sports and there is also a lot of room to move around. Daily specials keep up the drinker's interest and so do the occasiohal chicken wings. The atmosphere is nice_ ' Hollywood Huge's, Elmwood Avenue: Can't miss this place, with its red, white and blue ex– terior. InSide, the ceiling is covered by a variety of posters. Walking out with a stiff neck is likely. There is a DJ but no dancing goes on. One reason is because the clientele is mostly male. This place is a BAR in every sense of the word. It is an alternative to the other area bars (this is the opposite way down Elmwood) . Don't try walking here from school because it is a semi-hike. There is no dress code and the bartenders are friendly. -Ian Ross

Cole's ~aters to an older group, but is comfortable with good food and drinks.

The pub is noisy and crowded. but with lots 0/ familiar faces.

No Name is a faoorite for lunch and drinks.


The oufSide doesn 't ref/ect Casey's popularity.

Hollywood's is the other way down Elmwood.

Mister Goodbar has a huge bar In the main room. and good bartenders.

Casey's is a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nighfS.


An Interview with President Johnstone It isn't every day that Buffalo State gets a new President. As part of our welcome to the college community, ELMS writer Ian Ross interviewed Dr. Johnstone to find out his feelings on education, its past, present and future. We thank him for his time and concern.

On August 16, 1979, Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone became the acting fifth president of the 108 year-old State University College at Buffalo. Prior to this, he was vice president for ad– ministration at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1978, Dr. Johnstone was named one of the top 100 young leaders in American higher education by Change magazine and the American Council on Education. Dr. Johnstone, a native of Minnesota, says he is very comfor– table in Buffalo and characterizes it as a "large small town". He seems very sincere in saying this. ''The people are very warm here, and they make me feel very good." As for the future of Buffalo State, Dr. Johnstone admits that, "Being new gives me a fresh perspective on improving old ideas. " The new president doesn't dwell on the fact that there will be a decline in enrollments, but he believes that this will be moderate. A great concem of Dr. Johnstone's is the state budget policy. ''The state bases its allocation to us on what they think our enrollments might be regardless of what we demonstrate them to be,lI Dr. Johnstone sees the future here as "very large in con– solidation" He calls for a re-allocation of resources and a strengthening of a few areas of high students demand. These applied areas include: Criminal Justice, Biology Design, and Journalism/ Broadcasting/Speech. "We have to build up our minor programs so a student can build up exploratory in– terests," he explains. There are many things he would like to change, but admits that there aren't many brand new ideas. "Many things have been on the agendas of my predecessors" However, he smiles in re-emphasizing that being new doesn't bother him. "The future of education as a whole will not be so dramatically different than the present," according to Dr. Johnstone. "There will, however, be changes in scale, popula– tion and affluence." The only major change in education that Dr. Johnstone foresees is increased attention for the special students. By this the president means " ... minOrity students, students with learning disabilities and handicapped students." Dr. Johnstone says that, "There are no new resources for the 'average' studentj but the few resources found will go to the special population." It is obvious that Dr. Johnstone is conser· vative about the future. When asked for the differences between the students of the late 1960's and the students of the late 1970's, Dr. Johnstone stated transition as a major difference. "The students of the 70's were concerned with their own lives and futures. They were more conservative in thought and dress. They were also less volatile, less imaginative, less venturesome and less visionary." By less imaginative he means that the students of the 60's experimented with radically different lifestyles, com– munal living, for example. "The late 70's was a transition period," Dr. Johnstone believes that there should be periods in time when social institutions are questioned. "It is healthy because

most 01 these institutions have re-emerged stronger, while a few have not. We have stabilized with a higher tolerance level." As tor students 0/ today, ur. JOIlIl>lulI~ I" " lIldlllly "olJ"i1~J " . "I would welcome a bit more social consciousness on the part of the student. Also a bit more venturesomeness." Dr. Johnstone feels that the student has to be stronger in his/ her quest for academic achievement. '"I'm not entirely satisfied." Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone is very optimistic about the future of higher education at Buffalo State, and this new breath may be what the old body needs. We wish all the best for success to Dr. Johnstone here at the State University College at Buffalo_


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2,000 According to some fourth and fifth graders from Campus School.

In twenty years we will be entering a new century. Everyone is speculating as to what life will be like in the year 2,000 and beyond. We on the ELMS staff were interested in what children felt the world would be like in 20 years. We went to Campus School and asked some fourth and fifth graders their opinion. Kevin Keams had some terrific ideas. He felt that there would be space travel, colonies in space and rulers from other planets. Kevin's world will certainly be very exciting! Shawn feels that just about everything will be different, even people's hands. It would be interesting to see people with much larger hands. Many children, including Holly Supples and Chris Wixson, wrote that the way people will get around will be different. Both electric cars and spaceships were mentioned. Lisa Roll , Karen Matthews and Wendy Covington all said that the prices of food would be higher. We're sure they're right!


Clothing will also be different. Mary Kaney thought that the material would be mostly fiber-an interesting idea. Kathy Schmidt felt that the clothes would be spacey looking and Laulenia Doody guessed that heavy, warm clothes would be replaced by lighter clothes that would keep you warm. Instead of feeling that the world would be different, Kate Hendu said that it would return to a more natural state. She thought that there would be wooden houses, lanterns instead of electric lights, and bicycles instead of cars. We find this a perceptive thought. Many children expressed concern about· the gas situation. Most of them wrote that the problem would get worse in the future. Renee Kerr hoped that there would be a car that ran on water instead of gas. That would definitely be an improvement! Shannon Keavey believes that there won't be any gas at all. Kirk Brown has a terrific idea- cars with jets on the back. The government did not escape these children's far-seeing eyes. Many, including Scy Hank and Monique Brown, said that the government would

be very different, in fact almost non– existent. Food was also a big concern. The stu– dents pictured food in pellets, pills or powders. Anna Berodine felt that food would be in disks. Karen Zimmer and Mylon Fuller thought that food would be concentrated and very easy to prepare. Martha Jackson mentioned that school would be different. She didn't mention how. Perhaps she was afraid to! Tiffany said that the government would change our money. We wonder how?! Andrew Fiorella mentioned that we would be living in a space colony because we would have exhausted the Earth's supply of food and energy. Un – fortunately, he could be right. Monique Rhodes used T.V. as a background by comparing the Earth's way of life to that of the Jetson's. That would certainly be an exciting way to live! The child~en were also asked what they felt their professions would be. Although their thoughts about how life



would be were different from today, most listed standard professions. Scy Bank and Shawn both aspire to careers in sports. A number of students wrote of medical careers. Shannon Keavey wants to be a veterinarian . Of course she realizes that if she doesn't, she may, "end up a garbage woman or something'" Renee Kerr has the desire to be a surgeon. She wants to "Keep more people living". Both Kate Hendu and Chris Wixson also hope to be doc· tors. Windy Covington and Karen Matthews hope to be nurses and Lalenia Doody hopes to be a doctor " controlling a space hospitaL" Of course, we wish them all luck. Some had very interesting futures planned. Mary Kaney would like to be an actress and Holly Supples hopes to be a singing star. We learned of two girls interested in the secretarial sciences. Monique Brown would like to be a secretary. and lisa Roll hopes to be a court stenographer. Anna Berodine looks forward to working at a plant, and Kirk Brown wants to be an architect and designer. We also learned of three adventurers

in the group. Andrew Fiorella might be a fighter pilot. Mylon Fuller would like to be the best war fighter and Karen Zim· mer \.ViII go to space lawyer school after feeding all of her children' Kevin Keams is looking forward to being a famous astronaut or marine biologist. We also had three future teachers in the group. Tiffany will either teach or go into the Air Force. Kathy Schmidt would like to teach horseback riding and Martha Jackson will take care of the house and children (the most important kind of teacher there is). Monique Rhodes has a full future ahead. She hopes to be a teacher. a singer and President' Good Luck. Monique. No matter what happens in the future. we on the staff are convinced that the children of today will do all they can to make their futures happy, healthy and bright. We of ELMS wish them all the luck in the world. Also, we promise them to do all we can to pave an easier way for them.



Buffalo State is not a big jock school. Though we have our share of sports teams, and even some real athletic stars, there doesn't seem to be a great interest in athletics here. Perhaps this lack of interest is because students are not aware of how exciting and fun sports can be. One of our reporters hung around the New Gym to find out how some

of our sports are played. Maybe knowing the rules of the games will help make athletics more stimulating to the average student at BSe.

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Hockey: Only people who are missing teeth can play this game. What makes the game fun is that it is played on ice! Everybody has to wear razors on the bottom of their shoes so they don't fall down. Each player has a stick (bigger than the ones in baseball), and is supposed to slap this little rubber disk around the ice. Two guys in masks from each team stand in front of a cage on each side, and try to prevent the other team from sticking that disk into the cage. It seems important to hurt anybody from the other team any way possible.

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The Game Plans

Baseball: Get 18 guys (or girlsl, make 2 teams, and you have a game. One team stands on the field with big gloves. One person from this team throws a stuffed cowhide at the guys (or girls I from the other team. This team tries to hit this thing with a stick-a big stick. The players go one at a time. If a player hits the cowhide, he (or shel runs around the field trying to step on four bags along the way. The team with the big gloves try to catch this ball making sure the other team steps on as few bags as possible. The team that steps on the fourth and biggest bag the most times, wins. It's really fun. Soccer: This sport is very popular with little guys that don't speak English and have big legs. There are two teams and one rubber ball (a little smaller than the basket– balli. There must be something wrong with the ball because nobody wants to pick it up with their hands. Only two guys from each team want to touch the ball. but they have to stand in big cages. The other players either kick the ball with their feet OR, get this, use their heads to put the ball in the cage. The team that puts the ball in the other cage the most times wins. The players also like to hug each other quite a bit.


~------------------------~ Golf: A very funny game. This game doesn't require a team, just a long metal rod and a little ball (not even a rubber onel. There are 18 little holes all over the field. and the object is to hit the little ball into the little holes. It's not as easy as it sounds. You have to stand far away from the hole and hit the ball. The least amount of times you hit the ball before it goes in is good. There are a lot of funny words to this game. Each golfer wants a birdy or an eagle!! Yells four when he wants to hit the ball.

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Lacrosse: Lacrosse is like soccer with sticks. Each player (on two teams) is anmed with a big stick with a net in it. The players use these netsticks to pass the ball to each other. The object of the game is to put the ball behind the guy guard· ing the cage. This hardly seems fair because the guy is so wide and the cage is so small. Every player even gets to wear a mask.

Basketball: This game only needs 10 players, (5 on a team). The game is easy. Everybody on the floor tries to put this big rubber ball through one of 2 nets. There is one catch though, you can't walk with the ball. You can either throw it to somebody on your team (even if you don't like them) OR you can walk while bouncing the ball. The Object is not to let the other team get the ball from you. Sweating is a big part of the game. It seems the only guys who are good at this game are very tall. In fact very, very tall. And fast. They also sweat a lot.


New Service Center Ground was broken for the new Service Center Building in 1977 by Governor Hugh Carey. This new bUilding was designed to replace the outdated ones on Grant Street. In the summer of 1979, the physical plant department moved into its new quarters. The department would now have all its ad· ministration, trade shops and storage located in one building. With a staff of 212, the department consists of plumbers, elec– tricians, a locksmith, masons, roofers, carpenters, painters,

groundskeepers, laborers, secretaries, bookkeepers, shipping and receiving staff, garage staff and heating and ventilation staff. All these functions were taken into account in the design of the new facilities, to better handle everyday workloads and emergency calls. The physical plant continues to provide an im– portant and necessary function in keeping the "wheels" of Buf– falo State turning smoothly. The new Center makes that job more efficient.

Procedures ore explained at the center's opening.

A child "discouers" the new center by himself.

A ulsltor Is shown around during the Open House.


Flood Creates

Attendance dropped on Friday, September 14th when a record-breaking 4.94 inches of rain fell upon the Western New York area in a 14-hour period. High water levels forced the closing of the Scajaquada Expressway from Parkside Avenue to the Niagara Expressway. Parts of Delaware Avenue were closed with many surrounding intersections jammed because of traffic avoiding flooded areas. Despite the fact that all roads in and out of the Amherst community were closed as well as the ex– pressway, Buffalo State remained open while other schools closed for the day.

Waiting out the stonn, these two wait for waters to recede.

This motorist was not to be tumed away.

Two students take an afternoon dip in Scajaquada Lake.

This truck found the going tough on the expressway.


New Lake "

Newly created Scajaquada Lake is pictured here.

Rising waters caught debris under De/owore Park bridge.


Sign shows the relotiue height of Delaware Lake waters.

September 14, 1979


On Friday, January 11th at 3:00, Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone was inaugurated as the fifth president of Buffalo State College. This formal induction came five months after Johnstone's assump– tion of presidential duties at BSC. For– mer vice president of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. J o hnstone was chosen to succeed Dr. E. K. Fretwell, Jr. after a nine-month's search. The BSC College Council chose Johnstone after screening more than 200 presidential applicants. Although ceremonies took place dur– ing Winter Break, a substantial crowd at– tended. Dignitaries from Western New York as well as the national academic community joined students, faculty, and administrators in the Union Social Hall for the inauguration. Presiding over the proceedings was Mrs. Bruce E. Wallis, chairman of the BSC College Council, who presented the convocation. The traditional processional was led into the Social Hall by three marshals. Dr.

USG President Starson gave the greetings for the student body.

James Mabry led the septet for Interlude music.

Leonard J. Poleszak, chairman of the Behavioral and Humanistic Studies department, Dr. Joseph A Fekete, professor of Geography and SOciology, and Dr. J. Stephen Sherwin, professor of English, proceeded before about 250 representatives of student organizations, faculty and staff dressed in academic robes. USG President Pete Starson gave the opening greetings. Statements followed by Robert J. Stephen, President of the Buffalo State Alumni Association; Dr. Robert C. Stein , Chairman of the College Senate of faculty and staff; Mar– tin B. Meyerson, President of the Un-

iversity of Pennsylvania; Donald M. Blinken, Chairman of the State Univer– sity of NY Board of Trustees and Buf– falo Mayor, James Griffin. The highlight of the inauguration was the formal investiture of Dr. Johnstone. Dr. Cliford R. Wharton, Jr., SUNY Chancellor conducted the investiture with the placement of the college's gold medallion around Dr. Johnstone's neck.

Mace bearer J. Stephen Sherwin was one of the Marshals of the procession.


President Johnstone's Inauguration

Dr. Johnstone then delivered his in– augural address. With his focus on the problems and challenges which those in higher education will be confronting in the coming decade. he pledged to try to make BSe "a joyful place". Stating that he was not unconcerned about declin– ing enrollments, Johnstone said that this decline is something that should be ad· dressed by the college community. He challenged faculty members to regain interest in their respective fields and search for quality in programs. Dr. Johnstone also stated a commitment to promoting affirmative action on campus and utilizing the academic and social advantages of the Buffalo area. Music was provided during the ceremonies by a septet of student and faculty artists conducted by Dr. James F. Mabry III. Vice President Walter Mon– dale was unable to attend the inaugura– tion , but sent a taped message of good will. The ceremonies were brought to a close with an invocation and benedic– tion by the Rt. Reverend Harold B. Robinson. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. After the proceedings, the audience was invited to attend a v."rine and cheese reception at the main floor of the Union.

Mayor James Griffin expressed the community greetings to the new president.

SUNY Chancellor Clifton R. VVharton performed the investiture. January 11, 1980

This commemorative print was printed for the inauguration bV fine ans professor Frank C. Eckmair.


Who's Who Among Students

Thirty-four Buffalo State students were honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the reception for recipients of the 1979-1980 Who's Who Among Stu– dents in American Universities and Colleges Awards. Selection was based on both academic performance and ex– tra curricular involvement. The eight– member selection committee had a dif– ficult choice to make among the many applicants. The ceremonies were held in the ·Fireside Lounge.

Recipients enjoyed the lore at the banquet February 6th .

Award recipients pose at the banquet with Dr. Johnstone.

Faculty members attended the reception, also.


in American Universities and Colleges

1979-1980 Recipients:

Mark T. Boser Catherine M. Britton Donald Buchnowski Dwight A Chamberlain Pamela Dale Ann Marie De Luca Susan De Palma Michael J. Deinhardt Lynn A Foster Allan D. Foote Beth Claudia Freiman Thomas R. Furlani John Gaida Michael J. G. Hanrahan Marc Hillbrand Elaine Dieteman William J. Fishcer

The remainder of the recfplents pose for a group shot.

Parents and guests were inuited to share in the honor.

Melissa M. Houck Mark Kuprych Karen A Kuryla Michael G. Liberatore Richard Mazella Sandra J. Monachino Wayne Pollaci David E. Rath Claudia Jean Ricciardi Marci Segal Mary Shea Linda M. Sikes Elizabeth H. Voorhees Burton E. Warner Susan Winikus Sarah J. Winkley Gary A Zahn

The evening was enjoyable for all.

Three students relax by the lounge fireplace.


A Star • IS Reborn:

The 1977·78 year saw a peak in in· terest in the Planetarium. Both on campus and in the community there was greater publicity for, and a greater popularity of, the public shows. Planetarium Director, Dr. James Orgren, his associates and student aides were working on revitalization of the planetarium and its equipment. They were expecting a five·year funding plan to filter some $40·50,000 into the planetarium. Tragically, a fire the following year all but destroyed the structure. A wiring short or an overheated projector were possible causes. The task of rebuilding lay ahead. With budgets tight, and in· surance coverage minimal , it was necessary to raise monies to put the program back on its feet. Students and faculty were innovative in their fund·raising. "Past" and "Pre· sent" displays were set up, Black Elephant Sales were held-raising over $1 ,500. Faculty and students purchased stars through "stardeeds" -grossing over $4,500 in contributions. In addition

The planetarium and projector after last year's fire .

Workers assemble the new dome.

New planetarium parts lie in the hallway before reconstruction .


The Planetarium Re-Opens

a "Pennies for the Heavens" barrel collected contributions in the Union. The SUNY s~tem allocated $130,000 for the construction of a new dome. USG made a substantial con– tribution-adding $3,000 to the $3,500 insurance money received for the damaged equipment. By January of 1980, the Planetarium's interior had been com– pletely overhauled. New carpeting, wall covering. seats and wiring was com· pleted in anticipation of the arrival of the main projector. With the instru– ments' arrival February 5th, the reopen– ing was a reality. The Planetarium was ready for use within four weeks and had its public grand opening in late April. The loss incurred by the fire focussed attention on deficits in construction and operation of the planetarium. This at– tention has prompted a number of changes in the re-building, in order to prevent another tragedy. Special thanks should be given to those who were in– strumental in the fast return of an old friend at BSe.

The new projector stands, nearly assembled.

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The planetarium room was stripped to the bare walls. then insulated with flame retardent material.

Sections of the new dome are readied for placement


Observatory in Sight for Buffalo State

Last year, in a trade with Orange County Community College, Buffalo State acquired a photometer, a telescope, a dome and an obselVatory building. The telescope-a 16" aperture Cassegrain type Ealing Educator model weighs about 1,000 pounds. The unit is worth about $100,000. Presently, metalworker Robert S. Meyer is working on the dlive mechanism. Upon comple· tion of this gear, which moves the telescope in synchronization with the earth's rotation, plans will be made for the completion of the obselVatory. The proposed location of the unit is on campus, and the telescope and building should be mounted by spling-summer of 1980.

The telescope and obseroatory will be welcome additions to the astronomy equipment.

( It is hoped that the unit wjl/ be operational by summer.

The telescope lies disassembled.



Buffalo is an old city. But it's coming back, a glance at construction and revitalization in the city will prove that. Among major projects underway are the new rapid-transit system, the clean– ing and bUilding in the theatre district, the new waterfront hotel. Buffalo is shedding its old skin and coming out of its cocoon!

Graffitti expresses someone's concerns about the destruction 0/ older buildings.

An artist works on a mosaic In the Theatre District

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The Convention Center added an information center this year.

The construction 0/ the rapid-transit system disrupts traffic %ng Main Street.

The new Nauol and Sellilceman's Park opened this year on the waterfront.

The waterfront hotel is now nearing completlon.


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