The E. H. Butler library's "Butler Bookcase" showcases monographs written by Buffalo State College community. Where available, we've provided a link for purchasing a printed copy of the selected work. For those books published by the E. H. Butler Library, you may contact the library directly to purchase a copy.
Robert P. Delprino
"In The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher Education, Delprino offers an overview of postsecondary institutions as organizational systems and then provides a review of some of the major theories regarding the characteristics and relationships of the various moving parts in that system. The use of the systems approach to analyzing institutions and their functions is a particularly apt way of framing the use of process management tools, since these tools were developed to be used in systems analysis." —Karen E. Hinton, July 2013
C G. Eberle
Before Family Ties, before Family Plots, John Seraph was an ordinary college student at Buffalo State College, until Halloween night when he came face-to-face with the Headless Rider of Buffalo State College. Now John needs to stop the Rider before he kills.
Abel King Fink
This project represents my desire to spell out the story of my professional undertaking to reform education. I want to share my efforts to enhance human development in a democratic setting. I was motivated by the fact that the "education" I received as a young person was lacking in one essential ingredient: my own personal involvement. I was immersed in a process that left me, the protagonist, out of the picture. I questioned why I wasn't consulted or indeed enabled to be the central participant in developing a curriculum that was theoretically designed for my benefit. School events often left me out in the cold, although I was deeply interested and concerned about current events. Instead, I spent countless hours at home educating myself by listening to radio news reports and reading newspapers and magazines.
It was years later , during my junior year in a college of engineering that I finally realized that it was my education and therefore my life that was at stake, and I took the steps necessary to get back on track. It was then that I began to develop an understanding of what education was really about and set out to become an involved participant and, indeed, the generator of the teaching approach that is outlined in Students Speak.
Abel King Fink and Donald P. Shedd
Buffalo Hospice had its origin in 1974 when Charlotte Shedd, a devoted nurse, decided that such a facility was necessary locally. She and her husband, Donald, a surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, had recently moved to Buffalo and felt the time was ripe to begin. They had long believed that those who were nearing death, were poorly served in existing hospitals, and had been inspired by hearing a lecture by Dame Cicely Saunders in New Haven, in which she described her work in London in establishing a pioneering hospice. They had also observed the development of the first American hospice in Connecticut. The Shedds gathered together in their home, a group of professionals who were equally interested and established an ad hoc committee that soon became the first Board of Directors of Buffalo Hospice. This small group of volunteers consisting of one physician, two nurses and three clergymen, set in motion a mighty effort which brought about the development of what is now one of the leading hospices in the United States, The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York. The story is told essentially in the words of the early founders.
The Rise and Fall of a Program: An Assessment of the Program in the East European and Slavic Studies at the State University of New York College at Buffalo 1968-1977
The Program in East European and Slavic Studies at Buffalo State College was founded in 1968 and functioned for almost a decade. Affiliated with the Department of History, it was a unique institution which has thus far not been replicated in the State University of New York system. While the Program’s objectives were primarily academic and intended to benefit students, it also transcended the boundaries of academia and reached out to the ethnic community in Western NewYork. It engaged members of the community as both partners and beneficiaries of its activities. This approach made the Program unique and constituted its contribution to society.
The object of the present study is to examine the development and the dissolution of the Program in East European and Slavic Studies. Since the author was connected with the Program in both an unofficial and an official capacity from its inception, he has been able to take advantage of his own archives as well as personal memory. Detailed investigations were also carried out in archival material housed at Buffalo State College, including the Fronczak Collection and the Drzewieniecki papers (including the archives of the Program in East European and Slavic Studies) in Butler Library and the archives of the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Student Interests, Their Relevance to and Employment In "Democratic" Education: A Guide for Practitioners
Abel King Fink
This work examines the role of student interest in educational practice, discusses the significance of relevant issues, and suggests practical ways in which practitioners may deal with student interest levels.