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Monday
02/12/18

AAUW Tech Savvy Program Volunteers Needed March 17

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Call for Volunteers – AAUW Tech Savvy Program –Saturday, March 17

Register to volunteer by Feb 24.

AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a national organization advocating for equity and education for women and girls.  Locally, the Buffalo branch – sixth oldest branch in the country—provides scholarship and interest-free loans for women and men.

The branch will host its thirteenth anniversary Tech Savvy conference on Saturday, March 17, at the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) campus.  Tech Savvy inspires middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) areas through fun workshops.  The on a roll program provides follow-through sessions for high school girls.  And, adult sessions feature topics for parents, teachers, and other adults.   This year’s theme : I am a Tech Savvy Girl: Ingenious, Innovative, Insightful!

Tech Savvy Buffalo is the flagship program for the national Tech Savvy program, with new sites nationwide since 2014.

Along with support from AAUW, the conference is made possible due to support from Praxair, Baxter, and UB’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

The program is run by approximately 100+ volunteers.   Volunteers are needed to help with set up, registration, room monitoring, ushering, and snack services.  Volunteers are needed for the full conference (7AM – 5pm)  or for morning (7 AM – 1pm) or afternoon (noon – 5pm) shifts.

Volunteers will receive continental breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt.  Volunteers are also invited to the pre-Tech Savvy reception on Friday, March 16.

Recent college graduates (within last two years) who volunteer can receive a complimentary first year national AAUW membership.

Volunteers are asked to sign up and provide the information below at https://goo.gl/forms/1zDtn9vOTSowh4IP2

 

Information Requested from all  Volunteers

Name

School

Grade Level & Major

Phone Number

Email address

Mailing Address

T shirt size (generic adult sizes)

Any preference for type of assignment – or any restrictions

Preference for shift (morning, afternoon, or all day)

Please also let us know how you heard about this conference / volunteering.

If you will graduate within the next year or graduated in the last two years, are you interested in AAUW national membership? (yes/no)

If yes, please indicate Degree & Graduation Date

 

Additional Questions? Email us at aauwtswny@cs.com              

Thank you!!!

Monday
01/29/18

Volunteers Needed to Help with Tag Week Events

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the following three tasks:

Monday, February 26, “tagging” signs on north campus at 8am

Tuesday, February 27, stations between 10am-2pm

Thursday, March 1, stations between 10am-2pm

Students should email Allison Suflita in the Honors College at asuflita@buffalo.edu and include their first and last names, email address, availability on Tuesday/Thursday and preference for North or South Campus, and tee shirt size (S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL).

More information on TAG Week can be found here: https://www.buffalo.edu/alumni/tagweek.html

Wednesday
01/10/18

Become a Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassador!

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? Become a Blaser!

Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassador for Student Engagement and Recruitment

Open to undergraduate students from all majors!

*Available for Internship Credit*

Benefits:

  • Training and professional development
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Access to exclusive, invitation-only events

Seeking applications for spring 2018…apply TODAY: tinyurl.com/applyblasers

For more information,, contact Blackstone at launchpadub@buffalo.edu

Thursday
12/21/17

Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Volunteers Needed with After School Program

Posted by Tim on December 21, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Aloma D. Johnson Charter School (in North Buffalo) is interested in having some UB students engage with their students through their after-school program between 4:00 and 5:00 during the week. They are looking for a consistent commitment but are flexible in terms of what days students or groups of students come. They are interested in having students engage around basic literacy activities- they have the materials and will go over everything with the students.

If interested or for more information, please email Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu.

 

Thursday
12/14/17

Seeking Students to Participate in #EmTechMOOC Pilot Program

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2017 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The State University of New York (SUNY):

Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC

#EmTechMOOC

This MOOC is targeted to the needs of ALL learners, including students, faculty, and anyone with a desire to learn how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

We are seeking participants (especially students) for the pre-launch MOOC pilot.

The 3-week pilot begins January 4th, 2018.

Please add your contact information to this form if you are interested in participating.
http://bit.ly/pilot-emtechmooc
 

We will randomly select 3 MOOC completers who will each receive an iTunes card valued at $15, in addition to digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion awarded to all completers.

Forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested, to introduce them to #EmTechMOOC !

Emerging Tech MOOC Press Release

The State University of New York (SUNY) announces:

Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC

Why enroll in #EmTechMOOC ?

Learning with technology has become a huge part of our lives but how do you use established and emerging technology tools for career and personal advancement in today’s digital age?

  • Participants will build a personal toolbox to assist them in effectively using web-based technology tools for learning and career advancement.
  • Participants will create an ePortfolio to serve as a digital collection to showcase their skills, experience, and accomplishments, and provide evidence of their personal learning and discovery process.
  • Participants also earn digital badges and Coursera certification to display in their ePortfolios and social networks to share their accomplishments with peers and prospective employers.

#EmTechMOOC learners will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • The value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for career and personal advancement in today’s digital age.
  • Lifelong learning strategies needed to keep pace with technology change.

Registration for the full MOOC opens spring 2018 through Coursera.

Note: #EmTechMOOC is modeled after the SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) < http://suny.edu/toep > which successfully ran for 5 years as SUNY-wide professional development to explore and reflect on the use of emerging technology tools to expand tech-infused pedagogy.

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. 

Friday
09/29/17

Saturday of Service with the American Red Cross

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

When: October 14th (Times TBD)

Where: Meet up in the SU Lobby (Transportation is provided)

Help the American Red Cross with their Fire Safety Campaign to save lives here in Western New York! RSVP on UBLinked here: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1314590 

Friday
09/29/17

Alternate Spring Break Opportunities

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Alternative Break Program: The Alternative Break program lets you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

2017-18 Trip Descriptions:

Alternative Fall Break – Working with the Cleveland Leadership Center in Cleveland, OH (Nov 24-26)

The Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in the Cleveland community for building and engaging civic leadership capital.  They offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community. Participants on this trip will be working with a variety of community organizations. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $250)

 

Alternative Winter Break – Environmental Sustainability in the Louisiana Wetlands (Jan 21-27)

Participants of this trip will travel to the Louisiana wetlands to discover the beauty of the bayou and the rich and vibrant culture of those that call it home. The group will learn about the cultural and ecological history of southern Louisiana and complete community service projects that will increase the long-term sustainability of this important region. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $825)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Women’s Rights History in Seneca Falls (March 17-19)

On this exciting alternative break trip, students will explore the rich history of the women’s rights movement. Participants will travel to Seneca Falls, NY and visit several of the sites that are integral to this movement. They will also perform dynamic service, making an impact within the visited communities. (Estimated Trip Cost For Students – TBD)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Give Where You Live in Buffalo, NY (March 19-23)

While staying in Buffalo, students participating in this trip will explore a variety of social issues affecting the Buffalo area. Students will volunteer with various community organizations and get a broader sense of the city. It is our hope that students will be left with an appreciation of our city and a passion to continue to volunteer and make change in our own backyard. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $155)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Educational Programs in the Dominican Republic (March 17-24)

Working with Outreach360, students will help teach English to the kids in Santiago, DR. Students will live out Outreach 360’s vision (to transform the world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice) while learning about the history of the Dominican Republic, exploring the culture and discuss what it really means to “make change” happen in a community. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students- $1600)

Application Link for Students: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/137435 

Application Link for Staff Advisers: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/140878  

Tuesday
09/12/17

Premeds With Borders (PMWB) Spring Break Travel Announcement

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

PMWB hosts yearly Spring Break volunteer trips to Central America, and this year they will be traveling to Nicaragua.

In order to express interest in “brigading” (volunteering), PMWB asks that you fill out the Brigader Application attached on Google Drive. In the application, many different questions you might have are addressed: what they’ll be doing, how much it’ll cost, and what you’ll need in order to brigade with them:

https://goo.gl/forms/0CBX3NliVjaPtbNn2

 

Wednesday
09/06/17

Walking Palms Global Initiative Student Trip

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Trip – January 18th-27th, 2018

Deposit Deadline Extended to November 8, 2017!

Overview

Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April of 2016 resulting in high rates of mortality, morbidity, loss of homes, livelihoods and hope. Our medical clinic was developed in response to this tragic disaster and its lasting effects as we work towards recovery. We have set out to promote health from all its different angles through medical care, education, mental health attention, research and community building activities.

Who Are We?

We are the Walking Palms Global Initiative, an interdisciplinary team of young nurses, scientists and professional community developers on the ground that join forces with community members, Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, students, doctors and professionals in learning practical and theoretical applications toward ongoing global health disaster recovery.

Our Mission

Joining communities to promote sustainable development using a combination of education, holistic wellbeing techniques, medicine and research.

Be Part of Our Student Program!

Do you want to help disaster-stricken communities? Are you interested in learning about other cultures and alternative healthcare models? We are inviting engaged, curious and empathic students from relevant fields to come down to Ecuador for a hands on Global Health and Community Development Experience.

Our Student Program:

  • 40 hours of Clinical and Education Service to the
    communities
  • Medical Spanish Bootcamp
  • Sustainable Development Projects
  • Disaster Relief Training
  • Community Health Assessment Practice
  • Alternative Health Promotion Activities
  • Research Opportunities

Cost: $2,650

Cost includes all travel expenses, lodging & food, student program, and extra activities.

Contact Us!

Email: avriel@walkingpalms.org

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