University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/15/19

Child Advocacy Studies Micro-Credential Fall Course Elective

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

Are you interested in working with children or families?

Child maltreatment remains a devastating and prevalent experience for children in the United States and around the globe. The Child Advocacy Studies Micro-Credential (CAST) classes are open to students from any major and are intended to prepare students in their future careers to recognize and respond to child maltreatment. They may be taken as a set, culminating in a digital badge, or as stand-alone courses (except for SW 235). These courses are geared towards students who plan on any career that involves working with children or families, including nursing, education, human services, medicine, law, psychology, or many other fields.

The courses are:

·         SW 225: Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy

                           Offered Fall 2019, M/W, 10:00 -11:20 AM | #22740

·         SW 235: Professional and System Responses to Child Maltreatment*

                          *Requires completion of SW 225

                            Offered Spring 2020

·         SW 245: Global Child Advocacy Issues

                           Offered Spring 2020

For more information, please contact UB’s School of Social Work Assistant Professor Patricia Logan-Greene at (716) 645-1533 or PBLOGANG@BUFFALO.EDU. Visit the website for additional details.

Monday
04/15/19

ROUNDTABLE DINNER SERIES

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event

Join us for dinner to discuss how to build a culture of acccessibility and inclusion in higher education with Dr. Nathan Daun-Barnett THURSDAY, APRIL 18 | 5:30PM-7:30PM

Monday
04/15/19

Volunteers needed for Doors Open Buffalo

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Explore Buffalo is recruiting volunteers for Doors Open Buffalo, taking place on June 15, 2019. Doors Open Buffalo is a day of free public access into downtown Buffalo’s most architecturally and historically significant buildings. Based on Doors Open events in other cities like Baltimore and Pittsburgh, we are expecting up to 15,000 people to visit the 35 buildings on tour. 

We will need hundreds of volunteers to staff this event.  Volunteer duties include greeting and counting visitors, distributing event guides, and providing directions and a basic history of your assigned building.  

Volunteer shifts are 3 hours long, starting no earlier than 8:30 am and ending no later than 5:30 pm so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the reset of the event before or after your shift. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with friends and family.  You do not have to be an Explore Buffalo volunteer to participate. Please register via the following link.  Once signed up you’ll receive a confirmation email.  Explore Buffalo will be back in touch no later than May 17 with volunteer training dates and no later than June 7 with your building and shift assignment.  https://explorebuffalo.org/doors-open-buffalo/

Monday
04/15/19

Senator Schumer Summer Internship Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Internships

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s Buffalo office is currently seeking intern candidates for the summer 2019 semester. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your students.

Students who wish to apply should be in good academic standing and have an interest in government, political science or public policy. Applicants should apply via the internship portal on Senate Schumer’s website (https://www.schumer.senate.gov/students/internships). Though the website states differently, the deadline for applications with be April 17th.

Please direct any questions to Courtney Ball in Senator Schumer’s Buffalo office, by email courtney_ball@schumer.senate.gov or by phone at (716) 846-4111.

Monday
04/15/19

Stress Relief and Meditation Programs for April/May

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief


Thursday
04/11/19

University Communications Seeks Social Media Analyst and Operations Position-PAID

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience, Student Job Opportunities

Title:   Social Media Assistant Analyst

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Specialist, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 21, 2018

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start Date:  Position is available to start immediately. Start date is flexible

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Assistant Analyst you will focus on helping to organize and mature the information and reporting systems in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr) and use it to analyze and report on UB’s impact in the social media landscape.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be a big picture thinker who is extremely detail oriented
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media and analytical skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2020 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours. Successful candidates will be available to work summer 2018 and ideally continue through spring 2019.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.


Responsibilities

  • The Social Media Assistant Analyst will work directly with the Social Media Specialist, and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals using UC’s social media management tool (Sprinklr):
  • Assessment of Social Media organic (our channels) and paid (advertising) performance, as well as identifying trends in the social landscape
    • E.g. Defining and measuring key performance indicators on each social channel
  • Content/campaign performance
    • E.g. Measuring performance for all outbound content during March Madness
  • Identifying and maturing information architecture and systems
    • E.g. Developing tagging structure to effectively benchmark like content/posts that can be scaled for units across the university
      • E.g. Use tagging structure to analyze data, identify trends and optimize future posts
  • Support and project logistics
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Must have strong user knowledge of social media, web and mobile platforms (this is NOT a programming position. It is an information organization, system and analysis position)
  • Must be a critical thinker, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to recognize and classify content
  • Excellent written and verbal communications are essential
  • Effective time management and adherence to deadlines
  • Experience in Excel, Google Docs required
  • Experience with Google Analytics a plus
  • Keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Self-directed
  • Desire to learn and explore new and existing technologies
  • Enthusiastic team player

To apply:

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 30, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Thursday
04/11/19

University Communications Seeks Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant-PAID Position

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Uncategorized

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Specialist, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 21, 2019

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning May 2019

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets – including graphics, GIFs, Instagram stickers and social videos (such as Instagram Stories) as well as video content that tell our distinct UB story and inspire our online audiences. Additional tasks include curating and producing innovative, thoughtful and inspiring content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences. You will also learn to how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2020 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the academic semester and 20 hours during summer 2019. Hours are available during breaks.

All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Specialist and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest)
    • Video production skills, esp. knowledge of video editing tools including Adobe
    • Premiere (proficiency in Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
    • Graphic design and multimedia skills, esp. knowledge of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent writing (esp. for web and social)
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Complete the following pre-qualification form: https://goo.gl/forms/J3ryi2nSY9RynGCB3
  2. Send the following to ubsocial@buffalo.edu  
  3. Resume and a brief cover letter
  4. Links to 2-3 graphics or video pieces you created and are most proud of as well as a brief description of each

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 30, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Wednesday
04/10/19

Fulbright Applications Now Open…Apply to See the World!

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2019 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you want to see the world after graduation? Learn a new language? Live someplace complete different from Buffalo? Conduct research in an international setting? Do something different before law/medical/graduate school? 

Consider applying for a Fulbright award to study, research, or teach English abroad after you graduate. 

Next year, six UB students will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to teach/research in Mongolia, Malaysia, India, Germany, Turkey, and Senegal. This could be you in 2020-21 in any of over 130 countries around the world. 

The application cycle for funding academic year 20-21 has just opened and applications will be due internally by the first day of the fall semester. Now is the time to come talk to me, Pat McDevitt (mcdevitt@buffalo.edu), or Megan Stewart (mrp6@buffalo.edu) in the Fellowship Office about applying. 

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to come talk to us about planning for the future. If you’re in the Honors College, you are probably a very strong and competitive candidate. Why not apply? 

Check out the program here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards

Monday
04/08/19

Opportunity to Attend Informal Session with Condoleezza Rice April 17

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Honors students have an opportunity to attend an informal session with Condoleezza Rice ahead of her Alumni Arena lecture on Wednesday, April 17. The informal session is scheduled for 5:30-6:15 pm in the Black Box Theater, Center for the Arts, and students can also have a ticket for the 7:30 pm lecture. If you are interested, please email Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu with your name, year and major no later than Monday April 15. Please note a limited number of spots are available and will be filled first come, first served.

Monday
04/08/19

Honors Student Council Week Event April 8-April 13

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

“HSC Week is here! Come join us for the activity filled week. We have everything from Therapy Dogs to food to extended lounge hours! Learn more about the events in the posters throughout the week or on the HSC Week Bulletin by the Lounge entrance. See you there!

Also keep an eye out for the apparel sale that will be coming out soon, check out the poster below for the items we will be selling and there prices. 

– HSC E-Board”

Honors Highlights 

Therapy Dogs, 12pm Monday April 8, 2019

Sip & Chat, 12pm Tuesday April 9, 2019

Extended Lounge Hours, 4pm-8pm Wednesday April 10, 2019

General Body Meeting: Platform Night, 4pm, Thursday April 11, 2019

Honors Mini Golf, 4pm, Friday April 12, 2019

Day of Service and Hike, Sign up at the front desk, Saturday April 13th 2019