University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/23/17

Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.

Benefits:

  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Monday
10/16/17

First DifCon (Difficult Conversation) featuring “Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports October 18

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

“Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports

 Join us for a Difficult Conversation regarding issues which are polarizing our nation. 

 We will provide a safe space for discussing issues such as:

 Kneeling for the National Anthem

Controversial Mascots

Culturally Derogatory Language

 Panelists:

  • Michael L. Schwartz – UB Law Student
  • Devon Patterson – Vice President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • James Jarvis – Associate Counsel
  • Rhianna Rogers – Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

SUNY Empire State College

  • Donald Grinde – Director of Graduate Studies, Transnational Studies

 Moderated by:

            Nellie Drew – Adjunct Professor in Sports Law

            Kathy Twist – Senior Associate Athletic Director

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday
10/09/17

Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VTWJMO

FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111

Monday
10/09/17

Women in STEM Cooperative-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students Deadline to Submit is October 25

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Women in STEM Cooperative presents-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students

Want to gain experience talking about your research?

This is an opportunity to do so in 5 minutes and get feedback from faculty, staff and other students!

Deadline to Submit: October 25, 2017

Presentations: November 9, 2017 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Visit http://bit.ly/stem4all-fall2017 for more information

 

Friday
09/29/17

Community Engagement Fair

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Community Announcements, Volunteering

When: October 10th from 11am-1pm

Where: Student Union Lobby

Head to the Student Union for the annual Community Engagement fair, where you can meet with local community organizations and learn how to get more involved on campus and in Buffalo. Agency representatives are excited to talk to you about their volunteer opportunities and help you find one that is just right for you!

Email Rachel DiDomizio, Community Engagement Coordinator, at racheld@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Thursday
09/21/17

9th Annual Social Justice Festival at SUNY Buffalo State

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event

Sharing Stories/Connecting Communities

SUNY Buffalo State will be hosting its 9th Annual Social Justice Festival on October 3rd & 4th! It will feature performances, workshops, and speakers at the Campbell Student Union.

Admission into the festival is free, however, in order to attend you must sign up here to be guaranteed seating. Many sessions fill quickly so please sign up!

More information can be found here: http://www.annefrankproject.com/afp-festival

Questions? Call (716) 878-5559

 

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

Tuesday
09/05/17

Blueprint for Success with Buihe Madu September 14

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Want to Learn the Blueprint to Success?

Buihe Madu from Baltimore, MD will be on campus on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Woldman Theater (112 Norton) to present his Blueprint to Success.  This interactive and  lively session is open to all UB students.  We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free Blueprint for Success workbook.

The Blueprint to Success is designed to help you reduce your work and stress load and increase productivity and performance.  This is a great way to strategically manage your time early in the semester and make your calendar work for you by learning secrets to lifestyle design and time management. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated  with the tools and mindset to effectively manage their time and priorities! 

Refreshments will be served.  RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/blueprint4success  by Wednesday, September 13th.

Sponsored by the UB Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.

Tuesday
09/05/17

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program working with 5th-12th grade students for the duration of the academic year. Students can contact Lisa Kulka at lkulka@buffalo.edu for more information. Students should petition for this experience to count for Honors Credit.