University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
01/31/17

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Information Session February 1 and 17

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Info. Session!

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

Interested students should attend our information session Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.

Tuesday
01/31/17

6th Annual Life Raft Debate February 15

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Please join us for the 6th annual Life Raft Debate Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall!  Imagine that the world is under nuclear attack and a small group (you the audience) has survived and is preparing to set sail to rebuild society. Individuals are selected from all walks of life but the vessel can only accommodate one more. Six academics will defend their discipline and try to secure that place on the vessel:

Dr. Walter Hakala                  Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Literature, English

Dr. William Kinney                Professor, Physics

Dr. Lance Rintamaki              Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Communication

Dr. Satpal Singh                     Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dr. Gwynn Thomas                Assistant Professor, Global Gender Studies

Dr. Patrick McDevitt             Associate Professor, History, in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

 

Tuesday
01/31/17

Let’s Talk about…Politics! February 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Intercultural and Diversity Center will be hosting a presentation tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st from 7-8pm in 240 Student Union to discuss our government system, the history and use of executive orders and effective ways to be an advocate.

Let by faculty members Nicole Hallett, JD and Margaret Sallee, Ph.D., the goal of this 1 hour session is to educate students trying to make sense of current political events in the USA.

Specifically, we will examine:

  • What is an executive order versus executive action?
  • What does it mean when something is unconstitutional and how does that impact its legality?
  • With the media focusing on the most recent executive orders, what is being overlooked that may/will impact our country in the future?
  • How do everyday citizens advocate?  What methods are most effective?
Tuesday
01/31/17

Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Scholarship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply to be considered for up to $6,000 for college!

Applications available at: www.cfgb.org

Requirements

  • Must be a permanent resident of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties)
  • Must have a minimum “C” or a 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) G.P.A. average or greater
  • Must be accepted to a nonprofit, United States Department of Education accredited school for full-time, undergraduate study
  • Preference is given to Pell eligible students attending school in Western New York

Graduate Students
A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students in the fields of architecture, arts, engineering, medicine, nursing, piano, environment and wildlife.

Transferring Schools
Changing schools after the scholarship has been awarded cancels the scholarship.

Summer Terms
This scholarship will NOT cover Summer terms. The scholarship is awarded based on the following:

  • Fall and Spring full-time attendance for Semester schools.
  • Fall, Winter and Spring full-time attendance for Trimester schools.
Tuesday
01/31/17

Want to Earn a 4.0 This Semester? Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System with Dr. Donna Johnson February 8

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Workshops

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.

The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.

Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 

Tuesday
01/31/17

Want to become a certified teacher?

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs

Picking your graduate school and program is a big decision. We know you have questions. Let us answer your questions one-on-one. Join us for an informal chat where you can ask us anything. Get to know us and let us help you figure out if UB GSE is right for you.

Our next info session is Tursday, February 2 at 12:00pm and Wednesday, February 8 and 3:00pm in 555 Baldy Hall.

Email bayleeri@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Tuesday
01/31/17

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academics, Event

With the Spring 2017 semester beginning, we wanted to circulate once again the following link, attached flyer, and appeal for action by your campus faculty and student scholars and artists, since the deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2017.

Please help us spread the word by continuing to announce  this information and encouraging student participation in SURC 2017 within your institution.

Our website at http://surc.itec.suny.edu  contains information about keynote speakers, programming, logistics, travel, and more specific to each of the two host institutions : SURC East at SUNY Suffolk in Brentwood, Long Island and SURC West at SUNY Fredonia.   Please click on SURC East or SURC West intuitional logo at http://surc.itec.suny.edu to find specific information for each SURC location.

Registration for the conference is open at the website and the deadline for abstract submission is February 17, 2017.

As always, feel free to contact either of us  if you have any questions or comments.

 

Candice J. Foley, Ph.D.                                                 Jack Croxton, Ph.D.

SURC EAST Coordinator                                               SURC West Coordinator

PI – NSF S-STEM, NIH IRACDA, NSF LSAMP          Director, Office of Student Creative Activity and Research

Suffolk County Community College                        State University of New York at Fredonia

Smithtown Science T 221                                             Thompson Hall W349

533 College Road                                                             Fredonia, NY 14063

Selden, NY 11794                                                            716-673-3129

631-451-4302                                                                    Jack.Croxton@fredonia.edu

foleyc@sunysuffolk.edu

 

 

Monday
01/30/17

TA Colloquium Information Session

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

Are you interested in being a TA for HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium? The Honors College is now accepting teaching assistant applications for Colloquium. We are currently looking for dynamic students who have a passion for working with the community and facilitating class discussions for first-year students.

 

Honors Teaching Assistant Position Overview

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

 

Students that have the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to attend training and orientation sessions in the fall and spring semester.
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours by the end of the summer.
  • Be available to co-facilitate or facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring semester.

 

Interested students should attend our information sessions on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Applications are due by Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. and can be downloaded on the  Honors College website.  

Monday
01/30/17

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Academics, New Programs

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

 

Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.

 

The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.

 

Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 

RSVP before Feb. 7th at http://tinyurl.com/donna40

Monday
01/30/17

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Info Session

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

 

Interested students should attend our information session Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.