University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
04/27/21

2021 Summer SUNY COIL Global Commons Program Application Open!

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

The SUNY COIL Global Commons summer program is a 6-week/6-credit Collaborative International Online Learning (COIL) course based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This course will count towards either a GE requirement or a student’s major course of study, depending on the disciplinary lens with which the student approaches the particular SDG. Students will begin in a storytelling course on cultural competency, then be grouped with those who share a common interest in one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

There are two components to this course:

  1. 3 credits – Intercultural Story-telling 
    1. Storytelling is a powerful tool of communication. A challenge faced by organizations, which operate with few resources is accurately and effectively communicating about their work and the issues they are trying to address. When the issues are complex, stories can inform, entertain, educate, inspire, and create connections to influence change.  
  2. 3 credits – United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 
    1. The world has problems. These problems- such as climate change, inequality, and elimination of poverty-require our attention and our action if we want a better future for our world. Framed by one of the six selected UN SDGs, students will work with people and organizations working on these problems all over the world, every day. 

Course details 

  • The SUNY COIL Global Commons program is a six-week, six-credit (undergraduate credit) program open to any student, from any higher education institution
  • Students are enrolled in two, 3-credit courses that culminate in storytelling projects completed in small groups in partnership with a community based non-governmental organization
  • The program cost is equivalent to six credits of tuition

A timeline of the course is illustrated below. Participants will learn about the partner organization and the final project. Students will work with their peers from other SUNY campuses as well as with contact from our international partner organizations around the world. 

The first cohort of the SUNY COIL Global Commons completed the program in the summer of 2020 and their final storytelling projects are available to view. Check out their videos, podcasts, graphic novels, and more at the Project Showcase site! For a more in-depth explanation of the program description. If you have any questions, take a look at the Program FAQ’s.

application deadline is May 3, 2021

Monday
04/26/21

HMN 380: Writing Center Theory and Practice Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities

Are you a strong, confident writer in your major?  Do you enjoy helping and mentoring fellow students?  If so, I invite you to take HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Fall of 2021.  In addition to strengthening writing and teaching skills, this course is the pre-requisite for applying to work in the Center for Excellence in Writing as a peer writing consultant. This small, experiential seminar is fun, engaging and interactive.  We need writing consultants across different disciplines and we value diversity.  Email rhondare@buffalo.edu with any questions. 

Monday
04/26/21

Teaching Assistant Opportunity with Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

I am looking for students that have an interest in supporting high school students taking Regents Living Environment.  We have a grant to fund a program which pairs UB students with Living Environment teachers in Buffalo Public Schools.  The UB students will support the teacher and students by working together to develop strategies to increase the efficiency of teaching and students’ understandings. 

This is a full academic year commitment.  UB students will enroll in a 3 credit course during the fall semester.  One hour each week will be spent in class, discussing science literacy strategies and planning lessons to bring into the classes.  Students will spend 4 hours per week in the high school classroom.  The same students will continue to work with their partner teachers during the spring semester, for 4 hours per week, in a paid position.  Interested students should reach out to me, as approval is required to enroll.

Sandra K. Small, Ph.D. | Science Education Manager

University at Buffalo | Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

University at Buffalo | GEM Community of Excellence

sksmall@buffalo.edu

buffalo.edu/partnerships

buffalo.edu/gem

Sunday
04/25/21

Earn Experience Credit for being a Peer Writing Consultant

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Student experience

Are you a strong, confident writer in your major?  Do you enjoy helping and mentoring fellow students?  If so, I invite you to take HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Fall of 2021.  In addition to strengthening writing and teaching skills, this course is the pre-requisite for applying to work in the Center for Excellence in Writing as a peer writing consultant. This small, experiential seminar is fun, engaging and interactive.  We need writing consultants across different disciplines and we value diversity.  Email rhondare@buffalo.edu with any questions. 

HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice

Section #21138

T/Th 2:20 – 3:35​

Monday
03/22/21

VAXWNY volunteers sought

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

VAXWNY volunteers sought

The Vaccinate Western New York hub is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Honors experience credit available if you volunteer at least 45 hours.

For more information visit: https://www.vaxwny.org/volunteer/

Monday
03/22/21

ELN’s New Project Preparation Seminar (UE 201) *Honors Experience Course

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences

The Experiential Learning Network is launching a Project Preparation Seminar (UE 201)—a new online, asynchronous course designed to help students get started with experiential learning.

During your advising appointments, if you discover a student who could use help finding and starting the right opportunity, please encourage them to register for this 7-week, 1-credit course during the fall 2021 semester.

Monday
03/15/21

UB Hillel 8 Week PAID Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Student Job Opportunities

Hillel Summer Internship Program

Need a job this summer that will enhance your resume? The Hillel Summer Internship Program is an 8-week paid internship and cohort experience open to incoming Jewish sophomores, juniors and seniors who are either enrolled in a Buffalo area university or who are from Buffalo and attend schools out of town. Students will be placed in internships across Buffalo that match their professional goals and that will provide them with relevant, hands-on experience and mentorship. On Fridays students will participate in professional development and immersive learning experiences, such as a networking power lunch with local Jewish professionals, volunteering with local non-profits, and exploring Buffalo’s start-up scene. Internships are available in a variety of fields in both the non-profit and business sectors. Applications are due Wednesday, March 31st. Visit https://www.hillelofbuffalo.org/summer-internship-program for more info and to apply.

Saturday
03/06/21

Trivia Tuesday with Student Engagement

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Competitions, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Stress Relief

March 23 – 7 – 8 p.m.

Do you love trivia? Join Student Engagement the third Tuesday of every month for a night of trivia and fun! Hosted by our Student Engagement Ambassadors, Trivia Tuesdays will focus on a new theme each month! Grab your popcorn, roommates, and friends and test your knowledge! Register on UBLinked
Tuesday
03/02/21

Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity at Marcia C. Brogan Agency

Posted by Tim on March 2, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Internships

The Marcia C. Brogan Agency LLC is in need of a social media marketing person to advance the business social media presence of this small women-owned insurance agency. I am expecting to have someone that has experience in the social media field to help develop a social media strategic plan. The applicant will gain knowledge of various platforms and which platform is best to increase revenues. The strategic plan will include the following: 
  • create a timeline using the platforms such as Facebook, linked in, Instagram, and Twitter for a social media campaign
  • knowledge of the various platforms to help develop a constructive and meaningful presence in the social marketplace to increase interactions and obtain followers
  • research on the effectiveness of posts, including days and times for the most interaction
  • what entices people to “follow” or “like” a business page  
  • research on business topics that are most effective to gain insurance clients
  • suggestions of topic and length of posts  
  • how to reach a diverse population to educate and empower them
  • how to answer their need by linking other groups to our page
  • ways to engage with other business groups interact with our page
  • research on age and gender of an audience of who responds to posts and how
    • what is the average viewer  
  • ways to reach a wider range of client base  
  • reach those that need it the most by removing the intimidation of insurance jargon
  • research which type of post offers the most action items such as comments, likes, shares
  • design a specific campaign for childcare providers to interact which can lead to a business opportunity
  • create a contest and find a way that will engage them to participate
  • provide opportunities to educate to help them become a successful entrepreneur
  • link them to other sites that can help them in their mission
  • research and implement a platform for registration on Brogan website to track emails track social media to a revenue increase
  • ways to market effectively to those acquired emails
  • Compare the various platforms to compare statistics on which is better for information placement
  • Compare and contrast the various platforms and their advanced marketing levels
  • To work remotely about 3-5 hours a week, flexible hours, with school breaks included
  • Resume required to mbrogan@niagaranational.com
  • MarciaBroganInsuranceAgency.com
Monday
02/22/21

2021 Summer and Fall Virtual Study Abroad Opportunities

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Programs is offering the following virtual international learning programs during the Summer & Fall 2021 terms:

**The Korea University (KU) International Summer Campus (ISC) Course Catalogue can be viewed here. Additionally, existing KU-UB course articulations can be viewed here. Please note that this list is continually growing. If a student would like additional courses reviewed for UB equivalents and/or Global Pathway requirement(s), please contact our office for further assistance.

Additional virtual SUNY programs can be found on our Virtual Study Abroad Program webpage. We will continue to update this webpage as more remote opportunities become available through UB & SUNY.

Interested students are encouraged to contact our office by email (studyabroad@buffalo.edu) or during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM with any questions they may have regarding these programs!