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UB Campus Dining and Shops Hiring Concession Attendants

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities

Our Bulls Fans are not only hungry for some wins, they’re also hungry for some snacks and beverages at the games!

We are currently hiring Concession Attendants (earn $20.00/hr.) for the following UB Bulls Football games:

Thurs. 9/2  – 5pm until 11pm*

Sat. 9/18 – 10am until 5pm*

Sat. 10/2 – 10am until 5pm*

Sat. 10/16 – 11am until 6pm*

Sat. 10/30 – 10am until 5pm*

Wed. 11/17 – 5pm until 11pm*

*end times are approx.

Apply at – under Professional Job Postings>Search Non-Student Jobs>Concession Employee

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Fall 2021 Faculty Fellows Office Hours

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Beginning Monday August 30th – through December 17th

Honors Faculty Fellows will be available for Honors student drop-ins or appointments as follows:

Prof. Melinda Lemke  Mondays  4-5pm  (available via ZOOM)  HON 214 Office Hours – Mondays 4-5 pm (except when listed as cancelled in the syllabus)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 940 5986 1824
Passcode: 20202021

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,94059861824#,,,,*20202021# US (New York) +13017158592,,94059861824#,,,,*20202021# US (Washington DC)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

or send Prof. Lemke an email request to meet at other times


Prof Maya Chilbert    Tuesdays 9-10am  in person every other week beginning 8/31/21 Honors Faculty Lounge 106C

Then the opposite Tuesday  9-10am

Topic: Maya Chilbert’s Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 845 376 7719

Passcode: 782276

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,8453767719# US (New York)

+13126266799,,8453767719# US (Chicago)


Professor Debbie Grossman

Prof Craig Centrie    TUESDAY’s  & THURSDAY’s 2:30- 3:30pm 1006 Clemens Hall 215C Jacobs on Fridays 10:30am-12:30 pm.


Prof Chad Lavin   Thursday’s  9-10am via ZOOM (till November 4th – then in person in Honors/Capen 106C)

Chad Lavin, remote office hours 

Thursdays 9-10am

Meeting ID: 685 669 0165

Passcode: 743447


Prof Matt Paul     Thursday’s  11am – Noon 319 Hochstetter Hall


Professor Chi Zhou    Thursday’s  2-3pm 401 Bell (NEXT TO HIS LAB)

Prof Heather Ochs-Balcom      Friday’s 8-9am  Honors/Capen 106C (Faculty Fellows lounge in the Honors Suite)


Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Do you want to find more opportunities for fellowships and scholarships? Join us for our virtual workshop any week during the fall 2021 semester.
Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshop
Every Tuesday at 12 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Register here to get the Zoom link to attend.
If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel

Intro to Indigenous Peoples & The Environment Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Academics

Here is another AMS class that is available this Fall 2021!

FALL 2021 – AMS 113American Lives & Environments:INTRODUCTION TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE ENVIRONMENTIndigenous people around the globe are often at the forefront and frontlines of environmental justice efforts, confronting climate change, resource extraction, and pollution. Recently, the “#NoDAPL” movement and widespread opposition to gas and oil pipeline projects have brought global awareness to the many ways Native nations and communities work to protect the land, air, and water of their traditional territories. The climate situation and sustainability concerns have also intensified public interest in local Indigenous ways of knowing the environment. As a result, Indigenous knowledge is increasingly being put into conversation with mainstream Western science to enact change and address these critical issues. This course will provide an overview of North American Indigenous peoples’ environmental relationships from pre-1492 to the present. Our focus on land-based practices, philosophies, pedagogies, and land defense will cover a range of topics including hunting, fishing, water rights, food sovereignty, and opposition to environmentally damaging projects on Indigenous homelands. Through attention to historic, political, social, economic, and environmental factors shaping the human ecology of Indigenous peoples, this course will explore issues of identity, worldviews, ethics, power dynamics, resiliency, environmental justice, and sustainability through the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars. This is an introductory level course. No prior knowledge of Indigenous studies is required.
Instructor: Dr. Jason Corwin (Seneca Nation, Deer Clan) Day/Time: Tues/Thurs 2:20-3:35pm Location: 440 Park Hall Class #:25198


Honors College Experience Petition Update and ELN Submission

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

Honors Experience Petitions

Honors College students will now complete their honors petitions and earn digital badges through the Experiential Learning Network.

How it Works

The Honors College is partnering with the Experiential Learning Network (ELN) to enhance honors experiences and the petition process. Through this partnership, students will earn both honors credits and a digital badge.  Students will receive 1 honors credit for every 45 hours completed during their experience.

Getting Started

Honors petitions can now be submitted before, during or after the experience. To submit a petition and start the digital badge activities, simply submit this form. When you get to the “Starting the Project” section, please select “yes” and “Honors College Experience Credit” as shown in the image.

Rounded Rectangle: Start Your Honors Experience 
Petition and Digital Badge

The New Benefits

Overall, the honors petition through ELN creates a more valuable and celebrated experience for students. By completing an honors experience petition through ELN, the Honors College is ensuring each student will:

  • engage in thoughtful, well-researched preparation;
  • produce tangible products from all experiences;
  • demonstrate the growth and value of student’s accomplishments to potential employers or graduate programs.

Earn Digital Badges to Build Skills & Display Accomplishments

Digital Badges Students Can Earn

While engaging in a mentored project from the Project Portal, students will work through a series of independent activities to earn one of the following digital badges.

community engagement digital badge icon. creative work digital badge icon. global collaboration digital badge icon. innovation digital badge icon. mentored research digital badge icon.  


To earn a digital badge, students will complete a series of independent activities, which are divided into three phases. Once earned, the digital badge can be shared on digital resumes, ePortfolios or LinkedIn to demonstrate skills and accomplishments to future employers and graduate schools.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

·        What if I’ve already completed the experience I’m petitioning? Should I still petition through ELN?

  • YES!  Students can now petition through ELN, even if they have completed the experience. 

·        How many credits will I receive for my honors petition?

  • Students will receive 1 honors credit for every 45 hours completed during their experience, up to a maximum of 6 honors credit per petition

·        Will I receive an additional honors credit for completing the digital badge as part of my petition?

  • NO.  To better the petition experience, ELN has significantly reduced the amount of work required to complete a digital badge.  Therefore, students will no longer receive an additional honors credit for completing a digital badge. 
  • Will the honors college automatically receive my completed petition from ELN? Is there anything I would need to do?
  • The Honors College will receive your petition through ELN and there’s nothing additional you would need to do.
  • Will I still be able to use the old petition form (not thru ELN)?
  • The original form utilized for petitions will be removed from the Honors College website on September 15, 2021.  Any petitions submitted using this form prior to September 15, 2021 WILL be honored for the petition process. 
  • Why is the Honors Experience petition process going through ELN?
  • By completing an honors experience petition through ELN, we’re ensuring our students will engage in thoughtful, well-researched preparation; produce tangible products from their experiences; and demonstrate their growth & value for potential employers or graduate programs.   Overall, the honors petition through ELN creates a more valuable and celebrated experience for our students!

New Coaching Courses Added to fall 2021 Schedule

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Academics

ES 255 Coaching Youth Sports – 3 credits, Lecture, online asynchronous

This course is designed to provide coaches with the necessary tools to run a youth sports organization or team. Discussion will surround the drastic drop in participation at age 13, the importance of proper organization of the team, practice planning, coaching philosophy, managing risk and managing parents. The foundation of the course will be centered around the Bill of Rights for Youth Sports.

ES 352 Sport Nutrition for Coaches – 3 credits, Lecture, online asynchronous

Pre-requisites: NTR 108 and NTR 109

The best technical instruction, coaching methods and conditioning regimens are beneficial only if an athlete’s body is properly fueled and able to operate at peak efficiency. This course will provide scientific-based nutrition information and nutritional advice that coaches and athletes need in order to improve and maintain optimal performance. This course presents nutritional concepts tailored for application by advanced athletics in any sport.

Both courses are part of a new Coaching minor – details will be forthcoming.

These courses do not satisfy ES elective requirements. Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for the list of approved ES electives for each concentration.


Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers fall 2021

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers! Peer Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  If all notes are submitted, notetakers will receive a letter of service for their volunteer hours, or if they qualify, a small honoraria.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please send your class schedule, including class sections, to We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.


UB Office of the President Seeks a Student Assistant

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Student Assistant (Undergraduate)
UB Office of the President
501 Capen Hall
Position Overview
We are seeking 3-4 self-motivated, multi-tasking, well-organized, and professional Student Assistants with superior verbal and written communication skills to join our office. Student Assistants play an integral role in UB Office of the President (OTP) administrative operations. They are part of a team of 3 other Student Assistants, all of whom act as representatives for the University and OTP, while interacting with UB and SUNY administrators in day-to-day office tasks and projects (detailed below).
Learning Outcomes
After at least two years working as a Student Assistant in OTP, Student Assistants will:
• Understand and be able to explain the role of the President (and OTP) in University operations.
• Recall and accurately describe the University’s high-level organizational structure, including the President’s Cabinet, Vice Presidents, Schools/the College and Deans, and Vice Provosts.
• Regularly and effectively evaluate constituent questions and concerns and correctly direct them to the appropriate University unit/office to assist.
• Collaborate with other Student Assistants and OTP staff members on one-time and semester-long projects.
• Recognize and effectively navigate a professional office environment (e.g., in terms of dress, emailing, phone communication, etc.).
• Articulate at least five transferrable skills that can be leveraged in a future job, internship, or graduate school opportunity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with:
• Managing OTP front desk by answering phones, intaking/distributing mail, scheduling meetings as needed, and greeting and directing visitors/callers to the appropriate staff members.
• Presidential event preparations, including (but not limited to) RSVP and list management, assembling name badges, and preparing/organizing gifts and other event materials (e.g., remarks, place cards).
• Various tasks for meeting preparation, including gathering relevant information, preparing documents (some of which may be confidential), and setting/cleaning up the meeting location.
• Scanning and saving presidential correspondence within the OTP document management system.
• General office duties including data entry, copying, filing, running errands, kitchen tasks, etc.
Note: the above outcomes and duties/responsibilities are aligned with the following NACE Career Readiness Competencies: career & self-development, communication, critical thinking, professionalism, teamwork, and technology.
Desired Skills/Competencies
• Previous knowledge/experience with Outlook, Word, and Excel (preferred, not required).
• Eager to learn and comfortable asking questions.
• Able to effectively multi-task and navigate competing priorities.
• An open and thoughtful communicator.
• A commitment to confidentiality, when needed/appropriate.
Time Commitment
• Approx. 10-15 hours per week during academic year.
• Summer availability is preferred (up to 29 hours per week).
• It is preferred that students work/grow with us for their full time at UB (e.g., first year or
sophomore year to senior).
Salary/Work Hours
• Hourly Rate: $13 hr
• Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be offered (as optional) to Student Assistants.
For additional information, please contact:
Maureen Halton, Administrative Coordinator
Office of the President
501 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo


Additional Section Open of UBE110: Intro to Peer Education Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements

I’m writing to share that we have added an additional section of UBE110: Intro to Peer Education. This course focuses on teaching the Certified Peer Educator (CPE) curriculum through the Health, Safety & Well-Being Initiatives of NASPA.  The course book includes the national certification exam costs, totaling under $30.

Two sections of the course are offered this spring in a synchronous remote format, instructed by UB Health Promotion staff:

  • Tuesdays (Reg. #16636) 12:45-2:25 p.m.
  • Wednesdays (Reg. #12988) 1:50-3:30 p.m.

The CPE curriculum helps peer educators develop leadership skills to be able to successfully create and implement campus programs. The CPE training is eight modules covering topics such as the role of peer education, helping peers make a behavior change, listening skills, response and referral skills, how to take action and intervene, recognizing the role of diversity and inclusivity, programming and presentation skills, self-care, and group dynamics.

The sexual violence prevention curriculum covers topics including an introduction to power, privilege and oppression, sexual violence prevention, social constructs, healthy relationships, bystander intervention and responding to sexual violence.

This class is designed to allow students to not only get an academic understanding of peer education but also to put that understanding into action by participating in campus-based sexual violence prevention initiatives. Additionally, at the conclusion of this class students will be able to take the national Certified Peer Educator exam to become nationally certified peer educators, and become eligible for internships within UB’s Health Promotion office. 


Boys on the Right Track Elementary School Running Program Seeks Volunteer Coaches

Posted by Tim on August 9, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Boys On the Right Track is coming to Williamsville this fall.

By signing up to coach for our program, you are giving boys the opportunity to connect, grow and learn how to navigate difficult situations through running.

FALL DATES: September 21-November 14

Coach registration is open now at

SITE NAME:  Maple West Elementary School

PRACTICE DAYS/TIMES:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30am

AGES:  8-13 (participants must attend Maple West Elementary School)

HEAD COACH CONTACT:  Bryan Weinstein, 716-445-4672,

*ASSISTANT COACH needed by August 23 to offer the program.