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Thursday, September 9, 2021

From the President

Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Connect with a Student through Paw Pass

I am pleased to share a new effort to connect our faculty members and students outside of their typical interactions in the classroom or during office hours. In conjunction with Chartwells Dining and the division of Student Affairs, I am launching the “Paw Pass,” a complimentary one-time-use meal ticket that can be used by a faculty member to take a student to the Bengal Kitchen (located in the Campbell Student Union) for a meal. Faculty members can present this pass when they come to the kitchen along with their student guest. Seating is available inside the Bengal Kitchen, as well as on the patio outside the dining room.

This is a great opportunity to connect with a student who may be more hesitant to engage in the larger classroom, or who may have an interest in learning more about the topics related to your teaching and research. It may also be a chance to mentor or help a student continue to forge his or her connections at Buffalo State College.

Paw Passes will be available to pick up in your dean’s office starting today, September 9. The dean’s offices have been given a supply of these passes, and I encourage all our faculty members to participate and take a student for a meal during the fall 2021 semester. More information about the Bengal Kitchen hours, location, and special events can be found on the Buffalo State Dining website.