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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.


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.


  • 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, 716-645- 2003


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:

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.


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:


Teach For America

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

Change Starts with You

Join the network of leaders changing the course of our nation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful group of changemakers working to expand opportunity for all students. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities from the classroom and beyond.

Curious about how you could make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others? Watch how corps members Brooke and Shahann are building a better future for the next generation.

Change starts with you. Apply to the 2018 Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

To learn more, visit

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.


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  by Wednesday, September 13th.

Sponsored by the UB Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.


Impacts and Images: Reflections from the 2017 Tanzania Study Abroad Trip September 21

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Study Abroad

I would like to invite you to “Impacts and Images: Reflections from the 2017 Tanzania Study Abroad Trip” to be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from  5 – 6:30 pm in 17 Norton, Experiential Learning Network. Refreshments will be provided.

Join us for an informal evening of engaging dialogue and images to include:

  • A selection of narrated photos by famed UB photographer, Doug Levere, to be featured in the Fall edition of UB’s Alumni Magazine, AtBuffalo
  • Student impacts including a video and evolving community-based research project
  • Pedagogical impacts and reflections by UB faculty
  • Information about upcoming trips and evolving global engagement initiatives

The program will be hosted in partnership with American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), an national organization focusing on woman-to-woman global understanding seeking to build membership in the Buffalo Chapter. AWIU offers mini-grants, delegation trips, mentored projects, and works with the State Department to co-host their International Women of Courage Celebration.

RSVP’s are requested to ensure sufficient space and refreshments


Malal UB Distinguished Speaker Book Chats September 11-14

Posted by Tim on September 2, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Malal UB Distinguished Speaker Book Chats

A week of Conversation September 11, 2017 through September 14, 2017…free!

JODY KLEINBERG BIEHL -Clinical Assistant Professor of English Lehman Classroom, Governors Complex -North Campus 9/11 @) 7pm
ANNE MARIE BUTLER -Global Gender Studies, UB Gender Institute Red Jacket Lounge, Ellicott Complex – North Campus -9/12 @) 7pm
SHERRI DARROW -Director of Wellness Education
South Lake Village, North Campus -9/12@) 5:30pm
CARINE MARDOROSSIAN -Professor of English
at the lntercultural & Diversity Center
240 Student Union North Campus -9/13 @) 12:00pm
BARBARA BONO -Associate Professor of English
Silverman Library Seminar Room -North Campus -9/14 @) 12:30pm

CARRIE BRAMEN -Associate Professor of English & Director of UB Gender Institute Goodyear X, Main Street -South Campus -9/14 @) 7pm

Pizza and soda pop to be provide.  For more informaiton, please contact:


InFocus: The Confederacy September 8 at noon in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on September 1, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the first InFocus of the semester on “The Confederacy”, balancing history, pride and identity politics in today’s diverse society.

Moderated by Dr. Victoria Wolcott, Chair of the History Department

September 8, 2017 at 12 noon in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Sponsored by the Honors College, Campus Life and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.


UB Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, September 13

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

When will #UBabroad?



Student Wellness Team Suicide Prevention Week Events September 10-16

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Student Wellness Team

Suicide Prevention Week 

September 10-16, 2017


Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Saturday Sept. 9 / 10:30am (registration begins at 8:30am)

Delaware Park (near Buffalo Zoo)

Join the UB Walkin’ Team, create your own team,

or make a donation at



Wellness Activity Day

Tuesday Sept. 12 / 11am–2pm / Student Union Lobby

Mindful Self-Care Art Activity, Yoga, Nutrition Demonstration,

Mental Health Awareness Resources, Games and Prizes


Suicide Prevention Week Active Minds Speaker:  Pablo Campos

Wednesday Sept. 13 / 7:00 pm /Doors open at 6:30 pm/Student Union Theater

Pablo Campos:  “Flying Under the Radar”


In his program, Pablo shares his story surrounding his own mental health concerns, polysubstance abuse and suicide attempt.  He also discusses the challenges he endured surrounding the norms of Guatemalan and U.S. cultures and assimilation.  Pablo discusses how stigma and a lack of education made seeking help more difficult, but by finally finding a strong network of professionals and loved ones, he was able to grow from being his own worst enemy to a powerful participant in his recovery.  He shares his story to encourage others to seek help, build peer support and to create a healthier sense of community.


QPR:  Question, Persuade, Refer

Suicide Prevention Training

Friday Sept. 15/ 10am–12pm / Student Union 210

This training assists participants in learning to recognize the warning signs

of suicide and ways to effectively help someone in need.

Register online at (Register for QPR workshop –individual)


For more information contact Carissa Uschold at

Or visit: