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Emeritus Center at The University at Buffalo

Emeritus Center at The University at Buffalo

What is the Emeritus Center? The Emeritus Center provides retired University personnel and their spouses a meeting place with a pleasant atmosphere. There are monthly meetings, featuring a guest speaker, followed by refreshments. Field trips including guided tours or lectures have been scheduled. Various committees, comprised of members, promote activities that include working with other campus departments. TheEmeritus Center is available for reading, TV, continuing personal research, or playing agame of cards, pool, or table tennis.

Who Can Join? All retired persons, who have been employed at any time at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and their spouses, are eligible for membership.

 Are There Dues? There is a nominal membership fee, currently $5.00/year.

History of the Emeritus Center In 1977, at the instigation of Professor Rose Weinstein, Dr. Robert Ketter, then President of the University, supported by the Multidisciplinary Center for the Study of Aging, authorized the establishment of the University at Buffalo's Emeritus Center. Its mission was to provide all retired University personnel with a means to continue their relationship with the University Community. A steering committee was appointed to secure appropriate space and to initiate the EmeritusCenter's necessary organizational structure. Originally located in Harriman Hall and thereafter to Parker Hall, the Emeritus Center moved in September 1984 to its present quarters in the South Lounge of Goodyear Hall on the South Campus. The Emeritus Center membership is over 500 and growing steadily.

Meetings The Emeritus Center's meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month during the semester at 2:00 p.m. the South Lounge, 102 Goodyear Hall on UB's South Campus. All meetings are free and open to the public Meetings are announced in the campus media; none take place in January, July or August. For further information, call the Center at (716) 829-2271.

Notes: The Buffalo campus has an excellent retirees program. The Emeritus Center organizes once a year luncheon event to induct new officers and to recognize retirees for their (voluntary) service to the campus and community. It publishes a newsletter called the “Emeritus Center Newsletter.” The Center has been fortunate in having a staff person named Leila Baker (a Wellness and Life/Work Balance employee) who devotes some percentage of her time to support the Center’s activities. She has been doing this for over 25 years.

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