The SOUL Program- This new certificate program, Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL), aims to help you gain and improve upon the skills necessary for career readiness. This certificate encapsulates the definition and proposed career readiness competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Career Readiness and NACE: NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of certain skills and competencies that prepare college students for a smooth transition into the workplace. These eight competency areas are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral/Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Digital Technology Leadership Professionalism/Work Ethic Career Management Global/Intercultural Fluency For the full breakdown of NACE’s career readiness competencies, visit this website.
Course Description: Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religions is a multi-disciplinary course drawing on the paradigms of social sciences and humanities to explore the function of religion in society. The course familiarizes students with the syncretic religions of the Caribbean and Latin America, the role they play in society, and how religion provides a world-view and understanding of the universe. We will explore how historical experiences form complex belief systems to help participants live and understand their daily lives. We further examine why traditions continue to play an important role in people’s cultural lives even when the original historical conditions for their creation no longer exist. Finally, this course also examines traditional societies versus contemporary modern and technologically advanced societies, their philosophical and social underpinnings, and the extent to which social values contribute to a culture, functioning for or against its members.
We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first!
We are excited to inform you about the Honors College collaboration with the Experiential Learning Network (ELN) to create a new Honors Petition process!
Now, each new petition experience can be completed directly through ELN. This new petition process will allow you to earn 1 additional honors credit by completing an ELN digital badge, which will be in addition to the credits earned from your experience. Furthermore, petitions completed through ELN will create a more valuable and celebrated experience for you!
Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more!
We are a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets.
If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact me, Elizabeth Payne, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have extended our deadlines for recruitment up until the end of week 6 of classes, due to the current pandemic, and are looking to welcome more members into our organization.
Academics and Advice: Friday, October 9th, 3-4pm. Virtual. Honors College Faculty Fellows Craig Centre: Transnational Studies, Maya Chilbert: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matthew Paul: Psychology, and Lindsay Brandon Hunter: Theatre and Dance will be on hand to share their stories, offer advice, and answer questions.
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Race and Racism: Thursday, October 15th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Director of the Center for Urban Studies and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning will lead a discussion about race and racism in our country, our communities, and on campus.
For more information on Dr. Taylor’s work on race and racism:
Health and Healthcare: Thursday, October 29th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Daphne Bascom, Vice President, Population Health at Saint Luke’s Health System, UB Honors College Alumna, and Marshall Scholar Recipient, invites students to join her for a conversation about public health and her work as a leader in the field.
For more information on Dr. Bascom’s work in public health: