A passion for poetry has led to an interesting career for Mathias Svalina, a Colorado-based poet who travels the country delivering poems by bicycle. He has traveled to cities like Richmond, Chicago, Austin and Tucson and now he has brought his Dream Delivery Service to Buffalo.
Native American culture is still prevalent in the U.S., but many argue it has also been abused and disrespected over the years. One issue that has generated a lot of public discussion is the use of Native American terms and imagery as sports team mascots on the professional and collegiate levels.
Saturday May 19 marks the 146th commencement ceremony at SUNY Buffalo State, honoring the 2018 graduating class. For many graduating seniors, the opportunity to cross the stage and collect their diploma is the culmination of four (or more) years of hard work.
Last month, Buffalo State held their annual luncheon to recognize faculty and staff who have 25 or 50 years of service to SUNY. Tom Koller, the senior associate athletics director at Buffalo State, was one of 21 employees honored for 25 years of service April 12.
This week’s show (May 10) covered stories about the next step for graduating Buffalo State seniors and Project Flight, which is a group working to promote literacy. It also featured conversations about the end of the year concerts on campus and representations of Native Americans in sports and media.
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) has launched a program to “save the bees,” which is intended to provide residents with seeds to plant “bee-friendly” flowers. Bees are an important part of the Earth’s ecosystem, as most plants rely on bees and other pollinators to reproduce and grow.
Public school districts in Buffalo often face a challenge promoting literacy to children who have sometimes have trouble being successful academically. The situation can be even more difficult when school systems have limited resources to provide textbooks and other reading material to their students.