University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/16/23

Volunteers Needed at Seneca Babcock Community Center

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2023 in Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seneca Babcock Community center hosts a costume drive for kids in the Seneca Babcock community. Volunteers are needed for the event on October 25, 2023 from 5:30-8:30pm. Additionally, if anyone is willing to donate costumes, a wishlist on amazon can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OUBT0J0KALY8?ref_=wl_share

If interested in available to volunteer, please contact MaryAnne McMahon and her contact information is (716) 860-8038 and Maryanne236@hotmail.com or Honors scholar Mia Mychajliw: miamycha@buffalo.edu

Monday
10/09/23

Alternative Break Opportunities to Toronto, Washington, D.C., Buffalo and Philadelphia

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

  • Winter Break – Healthcare Reform, Toronto, Canada (January 15 – 22, 2024)
    • Canada and the United States have taken distinct paths in healthcare reform. Canada has embraced a publicly funded, single-payer system, while the US employs a mixed system with a blend of private and public elements. Join this team to learn about healthcare systems in the US and Canada and volunteer with various non-profit organizations that provide support and resources to reduce health inequity in Canada.
  • Spring Break – Civic Engagement, Washington, D.C. (March 17- 23, 2024)
    • On this alternative break trip, students will explore how they can be and what it means to be more civically engaged. Participants will learn about critical challenges facing our nation, interact with community leaders, and perform short-term projects with community agencies that work to enact positive social change. Join this team to develop the skills and connections necessary to become lifelong active citizens.
  • Spring Break – LGBTQIA+ Rights, Buffalo, NY (March 18 – 22, 2024) *Free*
    • The LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the USA has encountered numerous challenges in its quest for fundamental human rights. Transgender and non-binary individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, still experience higher levels of violence and bias. During this trip, participants will gain insight into the inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ community members, and explore how legal changes, extensive education, cultural transformation, and advocacy, contribute to a global environment where every individual is treated equitably.
  • Spring Break – Criminal Justice Reform, Philadelphia, PA¬†(March 17- 23, 2024)
    • The United States has the highest prison and jail population and the highest incarceration rate in the world. Participants on this trip will learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and areas in need of reform within the system. Team members will volunteer with and learn from community organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learn about disability rights, voting rights, and reentry, as well as racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities within the justice system. 

We would love to have this shared with any students that you feel might be interested in attending this immersive experience. We are currently accepting applications and student can apply on UBLinked here: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/602219

Wednesday
10/04/23

Destination Discovery: Major and Career Exploration Night Open to All Majors

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2023 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

Destination Discovery: Major and Career Exploration

EPAC and Career Design Center

Thursday, October 19th

4:00-6:00pm

Student Union- Second Floor

Interested in exploring Majors at UB? Or connecting with UB Alumni to learn more about what you can do with your major? Come mingle through our career connection stations and talk to all the UB advising units regarding your major of choice. The event will start at 4:00pm with a welcome in the SU Theater.

Please register using the following link. Open to all UB students.

https://buffalo.joinhandshake.com/stu/events/1390953

Please contact Noelle Matthews- noellehi@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Tuesday
10/03/23

Destination Discovery: Major and Career Exploration October 19th

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2023 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Event, Workshops

Destination Discovery: Major and Career Exploration

EPAC and Career Design Center

Thursday, October 19th

4:00-6:00pm

Student Union- Second Floor

Interested in exploring Majors at UB? Or connecting with UB Alumni to learn more about what you can do with your major? Come mingle through our career connection stations and talk to all the UB advising units regarding your major of choice. The event will start at 4:00pm with a welcome in the SU Theater.

Please register using the following link. Open to all UB students.

https://buffalo.joinhandshake.com/stu/events/1390953

Please contact Noelle Matthews- noellehi@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Monday
10/02/23

The Tool Library Seeks Shopfront Volunteers

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

On an ongoing basis, we are looking for shopfront volunteers who meet the following criteria:

Available weekly to biweekly for a shift between 2-3 hours, Wednesday-Friday 2-7 and Saturdays 10-4

Personable and interested in the community 

Knowledge of tools is not necessary but appreciated/encouraged

If interested, please contact Lissa Rhodes at Lissa@thetoollibrary.org