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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:

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:

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:


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.

do you want to make a difference
Neighborhood Development Service Learning Program
END 496 (Ungergraduates)
URP 545 (Graduates)
Internship Director: Jeff Kujawa (


CAS Peer Mentor Program-Mentors Wanted!

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2015 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

We are seeking qualified students for our NEW student program in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services Office for the Fall 2015 Semester.

  1. Peer Mentor Program

We will be filling 12 positions in this program. Peer Mentors will have a class—this class will meet once a week, it will serve as their training and practicum for the experience. They will receive three credits per semester through UGC 495 and will be expected to work 8-10 hours per week. Their responsibilities include the following:

  • Helping students with the registration process
  •     Developing and presenting various student workshops/classes
  •    Making referrals to appropriate University Offices
  •    Provide individual assistance to students needing help with study skills, time management and any other transition issues when appropriate.
  •    Other duties as discussed and agreed upon with supervisor
  •    Helping students make the transition from high school to college
  •    Helping students identify with the College of Arts and Sciences
  •    Presenting in a group/team throughout the course and the culminating project


  •    Student with 30+ completed credits in a College of Arts and Sciences major
  •    GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •    Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility
  •    Previous leadership and public speaking experience desirable
  •    Team worker
  •    Strong interpersonal skills
  •    Excellent communication skills
  •    Comfort leading groups/presenting

Please distribute a copy of this announcement and an application to qualified students. Students will need to submit a completed application with one letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member. The Application is included and is available in Student Advisement and Services, 275 Park Hall. Applications are due: Monday, February 23, by 4pm.  Peer Mentor application


Tutors Needed For the Academic Resource Center (All Courses)

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2015 in Academics, Tutoring

Tutors are needed in all academic subjects.

They are looking for students that have at least 2 more semesters left at UB. Additionally they must have earned at least an A- in the course they would like to tutor for.

Each tutor works with their assigned students to arrange tutoring hours. They are low on tutors in every subject, so all subjects are welcome. They especially need World Civ. tutors. Additionally there are opportunities to become TAs throughout the school year and summer. Again, these opportunities are paid and not for academic credit, but they could potentially petition for honors credit.

Here is the application link:


Research/Paper Tips and Pointers from Honors Librarian Cindy Ehlers

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2015 in Academics, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Tutoring


My name is Cindy Ehlers and I am the new library liaison to the Honors College. I wanted to reach out and let you know that I am available to help you find the best possible information for course papers and projects (including your thesis/capstone coursework) or answer any of your questions about library services and resources.

Here is some information to get you started with using the Libraries:

  • Web site ( – Use as your starting point for research in all areas. The Everything search is a great place to begin and will help you identify books and articles.
  • Research Tips ( – This online guide will help you with everything from selecting a topic to formulating search strategies and citing sources.
  • Delivery+: We’ll Get It For You! ( – Use this free service to have articles and book chapters delivered to you electronically and/or have physical items retrieved from the shelves for you and available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice.
  • Visit the Libraries – The Libraries offer eight different locations on the North and South campuses with a variety of study, computer and research areas. Lockwood Library is open 24/7 during the semester.
  • Student Support Blog – Check here for new information about library resources, services, exhibits and programs. Find us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Please get in touch with me if you need any help with any aspect of your research. I’m happy to help and hope to hear from you soon.

I wish you a productive and successful Spring semester!

All the best,


Cindy Ehlers

Information Literacy Librarian

Liaison for Cora P. Maloney College, Honors College, Undergraduate Academies and Career Services
322 Lockwood Library, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260-2200
Tel: 716-645-7746| Email:


Spring 2015 Math Place Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2015 in Academics, Networking, Tutoring

“`Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center
State University of New York at Buffalo

MATH Place
211 Baldy Hall


The Math Place is a FREE Peer tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.


Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

ULC – 147, 148

MTH – 121, 122, 131, 141, 142


This is a free drop-in tutoring service. If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, our tutors will be happy to help you. Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

SPRING 2015Hours of Operation

OPENS – Monday, February 2nd

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday – CLOSED


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 for more information. Students must apply by February 6, 2015; applications will be available on the Honors College website.


Spring 2015 ELI Chat Room

Posted by Tim on October 13, 2014 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

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 Spring semester on February 9 and “close” on April 24 (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 April 24.

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 form below and return it in person to Krista Raimondo, 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:

Spring 2015

The Chat Room


(Please Print)

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Person Number: ______________________________________________________

Buffalo Mailing Address: _______________________________________________


Phone Number: _______________________________________________________

E-mail Address: _______________________________________________________

Please check your Spring 2015 status (P):

Freshman     !             Sophomore     !           Junior     !              Senior     !

Major: ____________________________       Minor: _________________________

Language(s) spoken (other than English): ___________________________________

Have you ever studied/lived/traveled in a foreign country?

If so, please describe your experience(s)




Why are you interested in this program?




How did you hear about this program?

Spectrum Newspaper Ad   !        Friend   !         Poster   !         Other  !


Math Place-Free Tutoring

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2014 in Academics, Community Announcements, Tutoring

MATH Place
211 Baldy Hall


The Math Place is a FREE Peer tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.


Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

ULC – 147, 148

MTH – 121, 122, 131, 141, 142


This is a free drop-in tutoring service. If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, our tutors will be happy to help you. Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

FALL 2014Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday – CLOSED


Academic and Student Development Services Needs Tutors

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2014 in Community Announcements, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Academic and Student Development Services

169 Alumni Arena – – North Campus

ASDS is looking for qualified tutors to assist our student-athletes throughout the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 academic semesters. This will be a paid position, with the tutor working anywhere from 4-20 hours per week, mostly dependent upon student-athlete request. Requirements: all applicants must have excellent communication skills, and received an A- or better to be qualified to tutor the classes requested. Morning and/or evening availability is required. Upperclassmen, Grad and PhD are encouraged to apply.

Any interested students should send a person number to:, the courses they wish to tutor, and number of hours they are willing to work weekly.

Thank you,


Erin MacDiarmid

Tutorial Coordinator