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Tuesday
09/19/17

Student Assistant Opportunity with Office of Shared Governance

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Assistant

Office of Shared Governance – Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate

The Office of Shared Governance houses the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate at UB, and assists all
constituencies (such as faculty, administration, staff, students, and governing board members) involved in carrying out
the institutional mission and goals by participating in the governance function in a manner appropriate to UB. Shared
Governance is the foundation of higher education in the United States. Collaboration between faculty, staff, students,
administration and governing boards is essential in carrying out the vision of shared governance.

The Student Assistant (SA) is in a very visible position and will work under the Staff Assistant to enhance the
efforts and goals of the office. This position will assist with and attend senate meetings and related events when
possible. The SA will co-manage social media related to these meetings and events. The SA will also be assigned general
office support duties. Maximum of 16 hours per week during the academic year, paid. Additional work hours are
available during the summer and class recesses. Start date is negotiable, October preferred.

Responsibilities

Meeting Attendance
Must be available to attend some senate meetings, assist Staff Assistant, senators and officers, when possible.

Faculty Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • February 20
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • May 15

Faculty Senate Executive Committee – 567 Capen Hall – Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 7, 14, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • May 2, 9, 23

Professional Staff Senate Joint Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Thursdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 26

Professional Staff Senate Executive Committee – Thursdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7

Social Media Support

  • Contribute and co-manage content for social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Present once yearly to Executive Committees on how social media is being used by the senates.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Required to handle all responsibilities in a confidential manner
  • Mature, hardworking, capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Works well both independently, and under close instruction of office staff and senate chairs
  • Strong attention to detail

Educational Value

  • Networking opportunities across the university in highly visible position.
  • Establish a knowledge of shared governance, policy at UB.
  • Enhance knowledge of meeting attendance and procedure.
  • Meets regularly with Senate Chairs to provide mentoring, career direction and development, and feedback.

Contact Information
Lindsay Allen, Staff Assistant
543 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus
leallen@buffalo.edu, 716-645- 2003

Monday
09/18/17

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Job Opportunity Deadline October 1st

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking

If you are a US-citizen students that would be interested in working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next summer, please visit: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp

Due to a very long security clearance process, the deadline is October 1, 2017. The application is somewhat long, so you should start the application ASAP if interested.

Monday
09/18/17

Urban Fellows Internship

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2017 in Internships

The Urban Fellows Internship Program is looking to young people like you to help solve some of the biggest challenges in our communities. At City Hall, this internship will offer you an insight to the operations of local government, the interdisciplinary of different departments and an initiative to identify ways to improve economic development in Buffalo NY. This unique opportunity is available for one semester, summer or full academic year. It allows students to sharpen their skills in the public sector, while discovering the many challenges that government faces in addressing the needs and concerns of the public.

 

Additional information about the Urban Fellows Program can be found on the city website. https://www.city-buffalo.com/Home/City_Departments/Citizens_Services/UrbanFellowsInternshipProgram

Alternatively, please contact Ms. Juweria Dahir at JDahir@City-Buffalo.com

Monday
09/18/17

AmeriCorps VISTA

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2017 in Internships

The AmeriCorps VISTA program will bring 13 VISTA members to the city where they will work to eradicate poverty and engage local citizens in community service. The program creates opportunities for individuals to fight poverty in low income areas by engaging all types of services and innovation. The VISTA members will be assigned to different departments in City Hall, such as the Police Athletic League, Buffalo urban renewal Agency, Office of New Americans, Citizen Services, as well as private partners such as the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo and the University at Buffalo. All of the VISTAs will work to expand the capacity of their specific agency to reduce poverty, facilitating economic development, and create job opportunities. Additional information about the AmeriCorps VISTA Program can be found on the city website:

https://www.city-buffalo.com/Mayor/Home/Leadership/Mayor_Brown_s_Programs/VISTA

Alternatively, please contact Ms. Juweria Dahir at JDahir@City-Buffalo.com

Tuesday
09/12/17

Fall 2017 Groups at Counseling Services

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Workshops

University Counseling Services is proud to present the fall groups that they will be offering this semester.

Coping Skills– Mondays 1:00-2:30 at 301 Michael Hall; Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 at 120 Richmond; Tuesdays
3:00-4:30 at 301 Michael Hall
This structured group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict.

Getting Through Grad Work – Mondays 3:00-4:30 at 120 Richmond
A semi-structured group for graduate students who are working on dissertations, theses, comprehensive exams, or other large graduate projects and are looking for help with staying motivated, goal setting and completion, and getting support.

International Tea Time – Mondays 5:00-6:30 at 240 Student Union
This is a weekly free meeting which brings together U.S. and international students for conversation and fun. Students play games, talk, and enjoy getting to know each other. International tea and snacks are provided.

International Student Support Group – Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 at 120 Richmond
This group will provide a safe, supportive, and comfortable place to discuss adjustment and cross- cultural experiences in the U.S. The group will also provide a safe and confidential environment for group members to support each other and share information.

Connections — Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 at 120 Richmond; Thursdays 3:00-4:30 at 301 Michael Hall
This group provides a warm and supportive environment in which you can experiment constructively with new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback. People participate in this group for a number of reasons including having difficulties in relationships, finding their relationships are not satisfying, being curious about how others perceive them, and seeking support when experimenting with new relational behaviors.

Graduate/Non-traditional Student Group – Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 at 301 Michael Hall
This group is designed to allow graduate and non-traditional students to explore the unique challenges they face in a safe and supportive environment. It can help students explore their identity, find new ways of relating to others, recognize how stressors impact them, and share personal experiences. The group can assist students in finding alternative ways of looking at life’s challenges to enable the development of healthier coping strategies.

Letting Go: Stress and Anxiety Management — Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 at 120 Richmond
A combination of skills and discussion, this group aims to help members decrease anxiety and stress in their lives. Members will learn about anxiety as well as tools to deal with anxiety and stress. Members will problem solve with other members about effective ways to cope and navigate a relationship with anxiety and stress.

iRest Meditation – Thursday 1:00-2:15 at 120 Richmond
iRest meditation increases awareness of thoughts, emotions and physical sensations that contribute to both a sense of un-ease and a sense of well-being. Regular practice of meditation can lead to improvements in sleep, concentration and emotional regulation. No previous meditation practice is required.

Yoga to Manage Moods – Thursdays 1:30-2:30 Michael Hall Yoga Studio (September 14 – October 19)
A co-ed Hatha Yoga group that provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management. Using a combination of gentle physical poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, this group allows participants to feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind. A trauma sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

Eat Breathe Thrive ™ – Thursdays 1:00-3:00 at MH Yoga Studio (October 26 – December 7)
Eat Breathe Thrive is an integrative mind-body group for women struggling with food and body image issues. This six week series combines yoga, meditation, interactive activities, and community support to cultivate a healthier relationship with food, body image, and self. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Students must complete an Initial Assessment at Counseling Services to participate in all groups
except International Tea Time.

Tuesday
09/12/17

Premeds With Borders (PMWB) Spring Break Travel Announcement

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

PMWB hosts yearly Spring Break volunteer trips to Central America, and this year they will be traveling to Nicaragua.

In order to express interest in “brigading” (volunteering), PMWB asks that you fill out the Brigader Application attached on Google Drive. In the application, many different questions you might have are addressed: what they’ll be doing, how much it’ll cost, and what you’ll need in order to brigade with them:

https://goo.gl/forms/0CBX3NliVjaPtbNn2

 

Tuesday
09/12/17

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM)

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Internships, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM) is offered by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

This program is available to second semester sophomore students only who possess semester GPAs of at least a 3.5 including both science and non-science courses.  If you are interested and eligible to apply to this program, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor prior to October 15 by calling 716-645-6013.  Students who are eligible and do elect to apply must come through the December 1, 2017 Prehealth Committee cycle.  Details regarding the UB Prehealth Committee can be discussed during your prehealth appointment.

Students must be nominated by an advisor to apply to this program.  It is not a direct entry application, so if you think you may qualify, please also reach out to your respective advisor (e.g., Acker, EOP) or a prehealth advisor.

Tuesday
09/12/17

UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival September 14

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Check out UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival | Thurs., September 14th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union (North Campus)

Join us to celebrate innovation and creativity at UB’s inaugural Entrepreneurs Festival presented by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB on Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union. The event will occur throughout the Student Union celebrating our student, faculty & staff, alumni, and local entrepreneurs.

Check out the Festival, where the WNY startup community will come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs across the University. Grow your startup knowledge and make lasting connections. Featuring Pete Cimino, co-founder, Lloyd Taco Factory for How I Built This, a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a UB student entrepreneur. Pitch Wars will highlight student entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to win one of two spots to TechStars in NYC to represent UB at the Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored event.

For more details, please visit: https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/entrepreneurs-festival

Tuesday
09/12/17

Order! Order in the Court Room! Greater WNY Law School Fair September 25

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Order! Order in the Court Room! ⚖
If you see law school in your future, then the Greater Western New York Law School Fair is for you.

Monday, September 25, 2017
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221

The Greater Western New York Law School Fair is the premier event to learn more about careers in Law and the Law School Admissions process. Register today to meet with over 70 Law Schools! This event is free and open to the general public.

You can check out all the Law Schools that will be in attendance when you register. So what are you waiting for?

Hope you see you there!
-Your Friends at UB Career Services

Monday
09/11/17

BEAM Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. Founded in 1982, BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, BEAM Clubs, Summer Programs, and other related activities.

This fall, they are looking for Honors Scholars to work with BEAM students during Saturday Academies and to assist the office team with a variety of projects. If you are eligible for work-study, please write to Dr. Paul Spitale, at beamprogram@gmail.com by Friday, September 15th. Depending on your role and experience, this may be eligible for Honors Experience credit.