University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/06/17

Honors College Research/Creativity Project Posters at Open House April 8 and 23

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

This spring the Honors College has opportunities for students to present their research/creativity project poster at the following recruitment events:

UB 360° Accepted Students Day:     Saturday, April 8th (10:30am-2:30 pm in 106 Capen Hall)

OR

UB 360° Accepted Students Day:     Sunday, April 23rd (10:30am-2:30 pm in 106 Capen Hall)

We also strongly encourage you to participate in the university-wide Celebration of Excellence symposium on Thursday, April 20th in the CFA atrium. More details can be found at http://curca.buffalo.edu/students/coae.php.  You will present the same project/poster for this event and the Honors symposium.

Important Notes:

•The Honors College will arrange for you to have your poster printed free of charge.

•Paintings, video recordings, or live performances can be presented instead of a traditional poster. 

•For Advanced Honors Scholars, participation in a poster event will fulfill your thesis/project presentation requirement.

If interested, please complete the attached submission form and email it to Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu by Wednesday, March 1st. Students who also participate in the Celebration of Excellence will be given priority to participate in an Honors event.

VERY IMPORTANT****Please indicate the following when you e-mail the submission form****:

1.         If you are interested in the Honors College April 8 or April 23 event (or both)

2.         If you are also interested in participating in the Celebration of Excellence on April 20th in addition to an Honors College event.

Please contact Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu or at 716-645-3020 with any questions.

Thursday
01/19/17

3rd Annual Genome Day Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The third annual “Genome Day” will be held on March 9, 2017!  I am currently recruiting UB students, faculty and staff interested in volunteering for this event.

Logistical Details for volunteers:

  • 400 8th grade students from Buffalo Public Schools visit UB’s Center of Excellence and Roswell Park to learn about DNA, genetics, careers, and extract their own DNA from cheek cells.
  • Volunteers lead groups of 10 students and a chaperone through the DNA extraction and conversation
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 – “Genome Day”
    • Volunteer time commitment is 8:45am – 1pm, and involves the following:
      • Setting up work stations before students arrive
      • Walk students to the work stations from the Auditorium
      • Leading students through extracting DNA from their own cheek cells
      • Discussing genetics, DNA sequencing, working in science, careers, etc with the students to inspire them and break stereotypes they might have about what it means to be a scientist.  This is all covered in the training.
    • New volunteers, or those seeking a refresher must attend a one hour training session at the Center of Excellence (701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY)
      • Option 1 – Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm
      • Option 2 – Wednesday, February 22, 9am
      • Option 3 – Wednesday, March 1, 3pm
      • If these options do not work for you, but you are still interested in volunteering, contact me and we will work something out!
    • Breakfast (and coffee!) and a pizza lunch will be available for volunteers.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Please respond by Wednesday, January 11th, if you are interested in volunteering!  Spread the word to anyone else that you think may be interested!

Thank you,
Sandra

sksmall@BUFFALO.EDU

Sandra Small, Ph.D.

Science Education Manager

Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence

Tuesday
10/25/16

Service Opportunity: Bulb Planting October 30

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

University Blooms: Help us plant over 1,000 tulips and daffodil bulbs across University on Sunday, October 30th.

Meet at 10AM at the Tool Library for planting on the west side of Main Street.

Meet at 1PM at the Varsity Theatre for planting on the east side of Main Street.

Questions? www.thetoollibrary.org

Monday
10/17/16

Mural Project in the University Heights Help Needed

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2016 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Mural Project in University Heights

The University Heights Collaborative is seeking interested students to create an outdoor mural at Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Students are invited to submit designs to the UHC, and will be able to paint the mural with assistance, volunteers and funding from the UHC in the spring. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the growing public art scene in Buffalo and make a positive impact on the University Heights neighborhood. For more information please contact Tess Morrissey, UB Director of Community Relations, at tessmorr@buffalo.edu or 716 645 4096.

Wednesday
09/21/16

Dig up the Dead with ReTree the District September 24 and October 1

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Dig up the dead!
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the University Heights Tool Library
5 West Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY  14214

Help ReTree the District remove dead tress across the University District in preparation for replacement on the upcoming November 5th planting day.

Gloves and tools will be provided.  Please meet at the Tool library at 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.

Ceremonial bonfire to be scheduled at a later date.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Wednesday
09/21/16

ReTree the District November 5

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree the District!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Diefendorf Hall on UB South Campus

Join your friends, neighbors, teachers and classmates for ReTree the District’s last planting day! Help us plant another 215 trees across Buffalo’s University District.  Trees will be planted to the east and west of Main Street.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Friday
09/16/16

Volunteers Needed for Linda Yalem Safety Run September 25

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Linda Yalem Safety Run on Sunday, September 25, 2016 is looking for volunteers to help on race day.  If you are interested, please sign up on UB Linked here: https://buffalo.collegiatelink.net/form/start/102981.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Rachel Di Domizio at: racheld@buffalo.edu

Friday
09/02/16

Your Invited…UB Community Partner Panel Presentation September 29

Posted by Tim on September 2, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

UB Community Partner Panel Presentation
Thursday, September 29, 2016
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)4:00-5:00 p.m.
RSVP to honors@buffalo.edu by September 26, 2016

Come hear first-hand from community partners in the City of Buffalo about their experiences and how UB can support them through building effective partnerships.  Our panelists will discuss community partner’s needs, social issues impacting the community, how to reduce bias, student engagement, and the differences between the “collaboration with” vs. “service to” models of service.

Panelists include:

Mr. W. Charles Brandy
Director Social Studies, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Aaron Krolikowski
Principal, Loop Analytics

Ms. Kimberly Luce
Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

Ms. Marie Moy
Volunteer Coordinator, Jericho Road Community Health Center

Ms. Suzette O’Brien
Volunteer Services Manager, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Moderator: Dr. Mara Huber
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education Research and Experiential Learning, Director of Academies

For more information, contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah: jabbaar@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3020

Tuesday
07/26/16

Future Alumni Network Leadership Core Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Future Alumni Network (FAN) is an organization of current UB students who would like to be connected to UB’s Alumni Association and our global network.  Joing the FAN is simple, all you have to do is sign up on our FAN Facebook page, on our website: www.buffalo.edu/alumni.html, or attend an Alumni Association event to be automatically registered.

The FAN Leadership Core is comprised of UB’s most active and engaged students who show an interest in fostering connections between current students and alumni. This leadership core actively represents and promotes the ongoing mission of UB”s Future Alumni Network program through volunteerism, recruitment and advocacy.  The FAN Leadership core will receive exclusive invitations to alumni events and workshops free of charge, they may assist in the J. Scott Fleming Scholarship student panel, they will receive honors cords upon graduation, and they have the opportunity to be invited to the elite Young Alumni Leadership council upon graduation.

If interested in joining the FAN Leadership Core, please send a letter of intent to the FAN Leadership Coordinator and Graduate Assistant, Silvana D’Ettorre at uadv.silvanad@devmail.buffalo.edu by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  All questions, concerns and inquiries are also welcome to this email address.

Thursday
06/30/16

UB Liberty Partnerships Program Summer Program Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on June 30, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are looking for current/recently graduated students to speak with middle school students from Buffalo Public Schools during our summer residential program.  There will be three rotations of the program:  July 5th, 6th and 7th; July 12th, 13th and 14th; and July 19th, 20th and 21st.  We would need students to help with a photo scavenger hunt from 1pm-2pm on the Tuesday of each rotation, a mock college class from 9:15am-10am on the Wednesday of each rotation, a circle activity from 10am-11am on the Wednesday of each rotation, and an evening board games/ice cream night from 7:15pm-8:15pm on the Wednesday of each rotation.

If you would be willing to volunteer, each commitment would be approximately an hour, and you would be given a t-shirt and snacks for participation.  Please fill out the google doc indicating your interest and we will get back to you immediately!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M7WSh_N5cNmSYmPilpcVb6l5aYqib52Z1I3Ni9JG1FA/viewform