University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
08/22/19

Lessons Learned: Let’s Get Strategic College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel October 3

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Featuring alumni experts:

Josh Walker ’99, Executive Vice President, HBO

and

Monika Woods ’07, Literary Agent, Curtis Brown

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Harriman Hall Ballroom

South Campus

Reception: 6 – 7 p.m.

Discussion including audience Q&A: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Everyone loves a good story but not everyone knows how to tell one. Join Robin Schulze, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for an introduction to strategic communication with industry experts and former Spectrum contributors, Josh Walker and Monika Woods, as they share stories about life since UB, including their experience with the ever changing world of communications. These high profile alumni will discuss the demands of the communication industry today and their ideas about where it is headed. Their Q&A will be conducted by a current student of The Spectrum as the publication prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Your $12 registration fee includes a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and beverage service before our discussion. Be sure to check out other events offered as part of UB Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, September 29, 2019

Tuesday
08/20/19

Rainbow Crosswalk Celebration Outside of the Student Union August 29

Posted by Tim on August 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Patio
Walk the walk! Come support LGBTQ+ Pride at the inauguration of the new rainbow crosswalk located between the Student Union and the Commons. Enjoy snacks, music and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday
08/20/19

TH 235 Stage Crew Practicum Open Seats (Counts for Honors Experience)

Posted by Tim on August 20, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking deck(stage) crew, fly crew, and dressers for their productions this semester.  This is a 1- to 2-credit opportunity in the 7-week course TH235, so the add/drop date is not until mid-October.  It also counts as an Honors experience, and it is a fulfilling way to potentially give your GPA a boost. 

The pre/co-requisites are:

TH106 (Intro to Technical Theatre) or significant prior theatrical experience (like high school stage crew or CFA stagehand work)

Attendance is 100% mandatory for this course, so you will need to check your schedules meticulously to ensure you are fully available for at least 1 full show’s set of rehearsals and performances. “Guys and Dolls” has one “on school time” performance in the mid-morning, but you will receive as many excusal letters as needed for that morning.  The full schedule of dates and times for each show can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-JgLaGcF6KBU1lRa0dpems4bE0zaXhmLTRGTHduU09HUnZV/view?usp=sharing

Please let me know if you have any questions about registration, scheduling, responsibilities, or anything else you may think of.  If you are interested, please email me at hswollan@buffalo.edu with your name, major, and a brief description of any prior theatre experience you have, including whether you’ve taken TH106.

Monday
08/19/19

Senator Chuck Schumer Internship Opportunity-Fall 2019

Posted by Tim on August 19, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s Buffalo office is currently seeking intern candidates for the fall 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).

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

Wednesday
08/14/19

New Minor in Nonprofit Leadership

Posted by Tim on August 14, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary program (IDP) is pleased to offer a new Minor in Nonprofit Leadership, open to all UB undergraduates!

The Minor in Nonprofit Leadership provides students with an understanding of how nonprofit organizations differ from corporations and government entities in their structure and function, as well as exposure to practical skills (e.g., development, grantwriting, program evaluation) and topics related to working in nonprofit organizations. The minor is ideal for students who are interested in social or public service, who care about advancing a cause, or who want to have a social or civic impact on their communities. Students may use a limited number of approved courses from multiple UB departments to fulfill the minor, making it an excellent complement to a wide range of undergraduate majors.

The minor consists of 18 credit hours, including two required courses (SSC 103 and SSC 235) and a variety of elective options. Interested students are encouraged to review the program requirements. Questions may be directed to the IDP office in 203 Clemens or at 716-645-2245 x0.

Thursday
08/08/19

Startup Boot Camp Presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

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

Startup Boot Camp presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 in 216 Natural Science Complex, UB North Campus

It’s Free, Apply today: tinyurl.com/BXLPStartupBootcamp2019

Do you identify problems that need to be solved on a daily basis? Are you looking for a side hustle? If you answered yes, Startup Boot Camp is for you!

Learn how to take any idea from concept to creation in two days.

Thursday
08/08/19

New Fall CL2 Course: ENG 204 Writing About the Environment

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ENG 204 Writing about the Environment

Prof. Elizabeth Mazzolini

TR 8-9:20am

This course will explore kinds of writing related to environmentalist expression and action, both activist and professional. Students will develop a rhetorical understanding of what makes various forms of communication effective, to be able to produce their own environmentalist communication and respond to that of others. We will consider film representations of responses to climate change, and analyze visual culture’s capacity to induce social change. Finally, students will produce a paper in a genre and on a topic of their own choosing. Engaging and effective writing is possible for anyone willing and able to devote work and attention to it; good writing about the environment is the result of curiosity, research, passion, and logical, critical thinking based on trustworthy evidence and expertise. These are the principles on which the class is based.

Thursday
08/08/19

Marketing and Public Relations Internship with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the University at Buffalo Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and next to the UB Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (50% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

The internship is an opportunity to bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to an organization that is working on getting its name out on campus and in the community.

Marketing responsibilities include:

  • Working with Hillel staff to develop social media strategy
  • Updating social media sites with new information
  • Compiling and sending weekly student e-blast
  • Creating brochures, flyers for events, promo items and more

Public relations responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to quarterly alumni and community newsletter
  • Pitching articles for the local Jewish newspaper and for University publications
  • Interviewing alumni, students, etc. for Hillel publications

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team, and will collaborate with the Student Board to market upcoming programs and opportunities. The intern will also build relationships in the local Jewish community and serve as a voice for this growing organization.

Support / Administrative Responsibilities (25% Maximum of Internship)

n/a

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Thursday
08/08/19

Development Internship Opportunity with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Development Intern

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a cultural and religious hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the UB Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and between SEFCU and the Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Development Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (75% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

This internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization and to gain experience working with data to advance the organization. Qualified applicants do not need to have past experience with organizational development, but must be strong writers and have excellent communication skills.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Updating the Donor database and running reports
  • Assisting with an online crowdfunding campaign
  • Organizing a student phone-a-thon, senior gift, or other student-initiated projects
  • Sending thank you emails and gifts to donors
  • Preparing materials for meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prospect Research
  • Media monitoring to find enriching content to be shared with stakeholders

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Development Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team. S/he will receive weekly mentorship and will be invited to attend strategy sessions and meetings with members of the Board of Directors. The intern will also build relationships with supporters of Hillel who are leaders in the local community.

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Monday
08/05/19

New Minor in Addiction Studies

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

The Minor in Addiction Studies is unique in drawing from experts from many different disciplines—medical, humanities, legal, social sciences, and more—to provide multi-perspective training in addiction and related issues. The program is designed for students whose interests and career goals involve addiction at any level.

https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/psychology/undergraduate/minor-addiction-studies.html