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Saturday
03/06/21

UB Trippin’ to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

March 27 – 1 – 5 p.m.This UB Trippin’ event, sponsored by the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, takes students to the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls, New York for a day full of shopping and friendship. 

Students will be required to adhere to the UB COVID-19 guidelines and wear a mask and socially distance as required by the university. Check in will begin in the Student Union lobby at 11:30 a.m. Stampedes will depart from the Student Union at 12:00 p.m. and students can return to the buses to depart for campus between 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in order to return to the Student Union by 5:00 p.m.

Register on UBLinked
Monday
08/24/20

Volunteer for the University Heights Tool Library “Mulchmania” August 29

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

You would be working under direction, alone or in a “family” pod. The safety protocols are attached.  Bring your own masks, garden gloves if you have them, and bottled water (but there will be no bathrooms en route); we supply the tools and all other necessary materials.

Register for the event at http://www.thetoollibrary.org/service/ which will also ensure that you get updates and more detailed instructions.

The Tool Library has been safely opened for limited service since May 1st. It has always organized spring, summer, and fall Service Days in the University District, powered by neighborhood and student volunteers. I’m a Tool Library Board member, and will be co-captaining this particular event with fellow Board member, Marty Seeger (the muscle!).

We could use about 20-25 additional volunteers for the morning, and I thought it might be good, dirty, fun for you and/or some people of your acquaintance. (Feel free to forward this post.)

Monday
05/04/20

Job Opportunity – Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Volunteering

This message is on behalf of Arielle Peterson, Executive Director of Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School, a K-5 school for the East Side of Buffalo. They are working diligently to bring a quality school option to the community and operate with the belief that developing and retaining excellent teachers is critical to the work.

They are looking for driven, passionate individuals who are ready to stand in front of students each day and teach for lifelong impact.

If you know of anyone who fits this bill please send their information to apeterson@primaryhall.org. You can also submit candidates using the following link. Open positions can be found primaryhall.org/careers. To hear a message from the ED please use this link. If you would like to contribute in other ways please reach out to Director of Operations, Ariel Flaggs, aflaggs@primaryhall.org all are welcome! 

Tuesday
02/25/20

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

 
Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
 
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.

Friday
02/14/20

University District Spring 2020 Service Calendar

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering

Click here to sign up!

Monday
11/18/19

Borrow, Build & Brunch – December 7, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2019 in Buffalo Bits, Event

Pull up a seat for year two of Borrow, Build & Brunch, the Tool Library’s annual fundraiser. The event will feature food, fun, member appreciation awards, a basket raffle, a report on what we accomplished together in 2019, and more.

Join us as we celebrate 2019 and share our plans for 2020 and beyond!

  • Family-Friendly
  • Brunch Favorites
  • Basket Raffles
  • Give-Aways
  • & Much More!

About the Tool Library:

Run by an all-volunteer staff, the Tool Library is a nonprofit organization based in Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood. We maintain an inventory of thousands of tools, ranging from power drills to pressure washers, that our members can borrow for a small annual fee. We have also organized and engaged thousands of volunteers in educational workshops and service events that leverage our tools, such as tree plantings, neighborhood beautification and clean-ups, public art projects, and “repair cafes” where people bring in broken items to be fixed.

Saturday , December 7, 2019

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Friday
09/06/19

Startup Week – on and off campus opportunities! September 15 – 24

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Buffalo Bits, Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

Buffalo Startup Week is an awesome conference and 5-day (September 15-19, 2019) celebration of the local startup ecosystem, now less than two weeks away – register now before it sells out! Free food, free drinks, amazing content and networking opportunities.

This first-ever Startup Week in Buffalo is the perfect opportunity to play a part in building the startup ecosystem that will continue to grow for many years to come. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate leader, an investor, or another innovation leader, you’ll feel right at home all week long.

CLICK HERE for the link to a list of the full Buffalo Startup Week content (find them under “agenda”).

CLICK HERE to see the on campus events happening September 16 – 24, 2019.