University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.

Monday
03/19/18

Buffalo Arts Studios’s Trimania Volunteer Opportunity for April 14

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization serving our local community since 1991. They offer exhibitions, public art, and educational programs for people of all ages, and support local visual artists by providing exposure and affordable studio space.

Trimania is their largest fundraising event (held once every three years) and helps support their programming. This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 14th – just one month away – and is a great opportunity for students to volunteer with a local organization that has been serving the Western New York community for more than 25 years.

Please see the attached “Call for Volunteers” flyer to learn more about Trimania and how students can get involved. If you could please forward to students, student groups/organizations/clubs, student listservs, etc., that would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like more information, please contact Jayne Hughes, Education Director for Buffalo Arts Studio via email at education@buffaloartsstudio.org or call 716-833-4450 x11.

Wednesday
03/22/17

ReTree the District is Back in Action April 22!

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree The District
Planting Trees and Building the Community
Saturday, April 22
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at UDCDA Housing Office, 995 Kensington Avenue
To sign up and learn more, visit: ourheights.org/retree

We’ve hit our 1,000 tree goal, but we’re not stopping yet! Help us continue to plant trees and build community across University District.

Join your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues on Earth Day for ReTree the District’s Spring 2017 planting day! Help us plant 80 trees across Buffalo’s University District.

The Spring 2017 planting will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the UDCDA’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue at 9AM to register for the day.

Please pre-register for the day by visiting the ReTree website or filling out this form. If you are bringing a group, please have each group member fill out the form.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Without the support of volunteers like you, ReTree the District would not be possible! 

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.

Wednesday
09/21/16

Dig up the Dead with ReTree the District September 24 and October 1

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Dig up the dead!
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the University Heights Tool Library
5 West Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY  14214

Help ReTree the District remove dead tress across the University District in preparation for replacement on the upcoming November 5th planting day.

Gloves and tools will be provided.  Please meet at the Tool library at 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.

Ceremonial bonfire to be scheduled at a later date.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Wednesday
09/21/16

ReTree the District November 5

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree the District!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Diefendorf Hall on UB South Campus

Join your friends, neighbors, teachers and classmates for ReTree the District’s last planting day! Help us plant another 215 trees across Buffalo’s University District.  Trees will be planted to the east and west of Main Street.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Monday
08/22/16

Social Justice Festival, Anne Frank Project: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD September 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Anne Frank Project 2016: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD
8th Annual Social Justice Festival at SUNY Bufffalo State College

September 28, 2016 through September 29, 2016
Performances, workshops and speakers at Campbell Student Union

FREE and open to students, faculty, staff and community!

Register individuals and groups and view the full schedule online! www.annefrankproject.com

Monday
04/25/16

LGBTQ Community Service Opportunity April 25

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

If anyone needs community service hours, we have an impromptu community service project taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at the Pride Center of Western New York, a non-profit organization here in Buffalo that provides programs, opportunities, and advocacy for LGBTQ populations.

 Although we will be leaving UB at 4:00pm, the project will take place between 5:30pm – 8:00pm—this is an opportunity to help the Pride Center prepare for its upcoming summer Pride events and programs, which includes the annual Pride Parade. We will be creating packets of information that will be distributed throughout the Pride celebrations. There will be pizza, music, and games to make the service event lots of fun!!

We will be leaving UB North Campus at 4:00pm, will take the UB Shuttle to South Campus, and will take the Metro Rail from South Campus to downtown Buffalo, where the Pride Center is located (the Pride Center is four blocks walking distance from where we get off of the train downtown).

 If you plan to attend, please make sure to bring $4 for train fare ($2 each way).

 Please meet me here at my office (255 Capen Hall) at 4:00pm so that we can begin our trip downtown to the Pride Center.

 TO RSVP FOR TOMORROW’S COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT, PLEASE REPLY TO Danielle Johnson: dmj23@buffalo.edu. BY 12:00PM TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

Wednesday
04/06/16

Great Ideas Worth Spreading…Now Accepting Video Pitches for TEDxBuffalo

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

DO YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WITH A GREAT IDEA WORTH SPREADING?

TEDxBuffalo 2016 is moving right along, with a new group of volunteers and quite a few ideas on how to make this year’s event one to remember.

Here’s how you can help: If you, or someone you know, has an idea, a project, an obsession, or a surprising take that people should know about, get them (or yourself) thinking about how to pitch it within 2 minutes.

For more information and to learn how to submit your pitch, please visit: http://www.tedxbuffalo.com/

Thanks for being interested. It’s starting to get really real around here.

~ The TEDxBuffalo team

Wednesday
03/30/16

Volunteers Needed for Western NY World Refugee Day May 28

Posted by Tim on March 30, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are Needed for Western New York World Refugee Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016

World Refugee Day is an event founded by the United Nations.  In Western New York, everyone is invited to celebrate diversity in our communities on this day!

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Soccer Tournament
  • Kids Activities
  • Cultural Events
  • Food
  • And much more!

Event staff will sign off for student service learning credit!

To Volunteer or for additional information: Please contact Hamilton Greer, WNY World Refugee Volunteer Coordinator: 516-547-1308 or at wrdwny@gmail.com with “Volunteer” in the subject line.