University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
09/17/15

Winter 2016 Service Trip to Nicaragua with Outreach 360!

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2015 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Stress Relief, Study Abroad, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

2016 Nicaragua Winter Service Trip
January 9, 2016 through January 16, 2016

Join other volunteers teaching underserved children in Nicaragua.

Questions?  Call Jeanie-Marie Austin 716-331-0097 or email: jeaniema@buffalo.edu.

An informational webinar will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.  Please email Jeanie-Marie for more details.  Check out the team page here: outreach360.org/volunteer/college/teambuffalo/

Honors experience credit is available and there may be Academic Enrichment Fund support from the Honors College for those with financial need…see Tim Matthews with questions: trm7@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
05/05/15

Community As Classroom Internship-Earn Credit Hours While Building Your Resume

Posted by Tim on May 5, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

The UB Center for Urban Studies is looking for students to work as instructors in a project based learning program in an elementary school in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. With a one academic year comittment, students participating in this program can earn up to 3 hours of academic credit per semester, while gaining the type of experience that will give you an edge in the job market.

You w i l l work alongside other UB students to design curriculum, create fun and engaging activities, and watch your ideas come to life as you work with middle school students in a project based learning environment. This is a great opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, and other UB students, all while developing project management skills and earning academic credits.

All SUBJECT AREAS ARE WELCOME!
do you want to make a difference
IN AN INNER CITY SCHOOL?
COURSE INFORMATION
Neighborhood Development Service Learning Program
END 496 (Ungergraduates)
URP 545 (Graduates)
Internship Director: Jeff Kujawa (jkujawa@buffalo.edu)

Monday
04/13/15

Fall 2015 English Language Institute Chat Room Student Help Needed

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

ESL 320 CONVERSATION SEMINAR
English Language Institute
The Chat Room
Fall 2015

Each fall and spring semester, the English Language Institute (ELI) admits approximately 90 students from a variety of countries who attend its Intensive English Program (IEP). The University at Buffalo also enrolls almost 6,000 international students each year, many of whom are registered for English as a Second Language (ESL) credit courses.

By becoming a Chat Room partner, you will be able to help our international students not only with their conversational English skills but also with their cultural, academic and personal adjustment to UB.

The Chat room will “open” for the Fall semester on September 14 and “close” on   November 20 (10 weeks). Chat sessions are for 50 minutes each and start at 2:30, 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m. As a Chat Room partner, you will be required to complete 3 chat sessions per week for a total of 30 by November 20.

In addition to completing the 30 chat sessions, partners are also required to:

  • Attend an orientation session. The dates and times of the orientation session options will be announced.
  • Submit weekly writing assignments on UBLearns. Details will be discussed at the orientation session.

Your participation in the Chat Room program, will enable you to learn about other cultures and people as well as your own and yourself. Being a Chat Room partner will also provide you with the beginning of a true global experience without leaving UB. Many long-lasting friendships have developed from Chat sessions and students often say that their Chat Room experience has been a highlight of their UB studies.

This is a 2-credit course, and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Registration is by permission of the instructor. Registration for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar will be made after attending one of the orientation meetings.

If you wish to participate in ELI’s Chat Room, complete the attached form and return it in person to Sarah Spriggs, 315 Baldy Hall or Kathy Curtis, 323 Baldy Hall, North Campus.

The Chat Room is not on-line! It is a face to face conversation program matching one native English speaking student with two non-native English speaking students. The Chat Room is organized by ELI for any current UB international (undergraduate and graduate) student. For more details about the English Language Institute, visit our web site: http://buffalo.edu/eli.

This is a course that will earn you Honors experience credit!

Application: ESL 320 Seminar

Thursday
03/26/15

Linguistics Fall 2015 Teaching Internship

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

How would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2015 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level, who are native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  The internship is variable credit, from 2-6 credits, but most students sign up for 3 credits; for three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; you can work in a regular classroom, an ESL classroom, or with a specialized teacher such as a teacher of Special Education, English, Math, Social Studies, Art, Reading, Science, Librarian etc. The children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students.  There are also a very few slots for interns to work with SLPs, school psychologists, counselors, and social workers; to be eligible for one of these positions you must be a junior or senior in an appropriate major. To find out more about the internship, or to apply, please stop by the office of Dr. Jeri Jaeger, 618 Baldy Hall; you can pick up the information letter and participation form from the top wall-pocket next to her door.  You can also e-mail her at: jjaeger@buffalo.edu.

Wednesday
02/04/15

Teach for America Mixer with TFA Alumni and Incoming Corps Members February 5

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2015 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Workshops

MIXER with TFA ALUMNI AND INCOMING CORPS MEMBERS
LEARN ABOUT TEACH FOR AMERICA & THE ROLE YOU CAN PLAY IN ENDING EDUCATIONAL INEQUITY
CAREER SERVICES OFFICE, 259 CAPEN HALL
THURSDAY, FEB. 5TH 6:00PM-8:00PM

Mingle with others interested in bringing about educational equity from people considering Teach for America to accepted applicants, alumni, and Teach for America staff members who will be available to answer your questions.

Start today: SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS Apply to the 2015 Teach For America corps.
(JUNIORS can
Apply early to the 2016 corps
FINAL Deadlines: January 30, 2015 (last deadline for which all regions are available) & March 6, 2015 (also the junior deadline)

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS Apply for a paid summer internship as an Operations Coordinator at one of our 17 Summer Institute Locations. DEADLINE: February 18, 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 30th

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

  • Bring your passion into the classroom (1min video)
  • Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 50 regions
  • All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL and SpEd
  • Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Possible Americorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

 For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.orgas well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Mary Wall (mary.wall@teachforamerica.org)

Wednesday
02/04/15

Internship Opportunities with the UB Center for Urban Studies

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2015 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The UB Center for Urban Studies is looking for students to work as instructors in a project based learning program in an elementary school in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood beginning in the Fall 2014 Semester. With a one academic year comittment, students participating in this program can earn up to 3 hours of academic credit per semester, while gaining the type of experience that will give you an edge in the job market.

You will work alongside other UB students to design curriculum, create fun and engaging activities, and watch your ideas come to life as you work with middle school students in a project based learning
environment. This i s a great opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, and other UB students, all while developing project management skills and earning academic credits.

C as C Overview

For more information, please contact Nate Aldrich: ncaldric@buffalo.edu. Or internship director, Jeff Kujawa: jkujawa@buffalo.edu.

 

 

Monday
02/02/15

Fall 2015 Honors Colloquium TA Applications Available NOW!

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2015 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Fall 2015 Honors Colloquium TA Applications now Available! Due Wednesday, February 25th at 4 p.m.

Fall 2015 Honors Colloquium TA Application

Honors TA Position Overview: Honors Teaching Assistants lead first-year student HON 102 sections in the fall semester. They will facilitate service learning projects for the freshmen students and act as a liaison between the students and the community partners.  We are looking for outstanding students who have demonstrated some or all of the following attributes.

-Successful completion of HON 102—Honors Colloquium
-A participatory, positive attitude in previous community service environments.
-An ability to take the initiative to go above and beyond the stated responsibilities of a particular role.
-Professionalism and maturity.
-Facilitation and analytical thinking skills.
-Good standing in the Honors College

Monday
02/02/15

Fall 2015 Honors Colloquium TA Information Session February 11

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2015 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities, Workshops

Fall 2015 Honors Colloquium TA Information Session

Interested in being a TA for Honors Colloquium? Want to earn credit for an Honors Experience?  Want to learn more before applying?

Come to our TA information session, which will be held Wednesday, February 11th at 3pm in 108 Capen

Please email Jessica at jseabury@buffalo.edu indicating you’d like to attend the general information session.  If you are still interested in being a TA but cannot attend the session, please let us know as well.

Monday
12/01/14

Teach For America Study Break: Free Coffee and Snacks December 9

Posted by Tim on December 1, 2014 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

TEACHFORAMERICA

STUDY BREAK: FREE COFFEE AND SNACKS
LEARN ABOUT TEACH FOR AMERICA & THE ROLE YOU CAN PLAY IN ENDING EDUCATIONAL INEQUITY
INTERCULTURAL AND DIVERSITY CENTER, 240 STUDENT UNION
TUESDAY, DEC. 9TH 11:30AM-4:30PM

Mary Wall, Teach for America’s campus recruiter, will be available all day to answer questions about TFA and provide snacks and coffee to get you through the rest of finals week. She will be joined by two UB alumni via Skype at the times listed below.

12:30PM-1:00PM – PAUL STEPHAN, a 2013 UB graduate and current TFA teacher will join Mary.

Paul Stephan graduated from UB in the spring of 2013, majoring in Urban & Public Policy Studies with minors in Music, French, and Environmental Design. During his four years in Buffalo he was involved with environmental initiatives in the Student Association, was a member of the Honors College, and wrote for Generation magazine. He is now in his second year in the classroom, teaching K-7 music at Park Avenue School in Orange, New Jersey.

3:30PM-4:00PM – CHRISTOPHER FORST, a 2013 UB graduate and current TFA teacher will join Mary.

Christopher Forst graduated from UB in the spring of 2013, majoring in Business Administration (Marketing) and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Heath & Human Services, Early Childhood Development). While at UB, he was a Resident Assistant in the Governors Complex and a Community Assistant in Hadley Village and participated in global leadership programs throughout the world. He is in his second year teaching 4th grade in a founding UNO Charter Network School in Chicago.

Start today: SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS Apply to the 2015 Teach For America corps.

FINAL Deadlines: December 5, 2014 & January 30, 2015

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS Apply for a paid summer internship as an Operations Coordinator at one of our 17 Summer Institute Locations. DEADLINE: January 21, 2015

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals – of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests – who commit to lead students to academic success for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. It is shameful that children born into poverty are half as likely to graduate high school as their peers in other communities. We can turn things around. It’s our time to step up and lead.  We can make sure all kids have a shot at the American dream. You have the power to change things.

Have questions?Contact TFA’s Campus Recruiter, Mary Wall: mary.wall@teachforamerica.org

Teach For America Corps Members: Full salary, benefits, transitional grants, and AmeriCorps funding – Compensation

Summer Internship Operations Coordinator: Hourly rate of pay with room, board, and a portion of travel expenses provided – More Information

Monday
11/17/14

Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing For Honors Scholars Information Session December 5

Posted by Tim on November 17, 2014 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Workshops

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 (30 hours in the fall and 25 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 and a 1-credit spring course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community.

Interested students may attend an information session Friday, December 5th at 1 pm in 110 Capen Hall or contact Jessica at jseabury@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by February 6, 2015; applications will be available on the Honors College website.