University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
10/25/19

HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover – October 30, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Join us for our HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover! Stop by the Honors Lounge on Wednesday, October 30th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for some spooky Halloween fun. We will be decorating mini pumpkins and eating fall-themed treats. You don’t want to miss this!

Friday
10/11/19

Therapy Dog Study Break – October 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Our Honors Student Council will be hosting a Therapy Dog Study Break in the Don Schack Lounge on Thursday, October 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday
09/03/19

Honors/Acker Student of Color Council Seeks New Members

Posted by Tim on September 3, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Networking

Honors/Acker Student of Color Council (HASOCC)

The Honors-Acker Student of Color Council is an intentional space where students of color from the Honors College and Acker Scholars Program can come together to share their experiences, facilitate meetings, plan programs and provide recommendations to the Honors College and Acker Scholars Program.

Contact honors@buffalo.edu to request more information and details about how to join!

Thursday
08/01/19

Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2019-2020!

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity in the Honors College – to become an Honors Student Ambassador.  Honors Student Ambassadors are comprised of a group of Honors students who will help recruit prospective students to UB and Honors.  As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will play an important role in providing a current student perspective to high school students who are considering the University and Honors. 

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will conduct campus tours, assist with events such as UB 360 and Discovery Days, and may even have the opportunity to help with our social media.  In return, you will get to be part of a dynamic group of students, gain leadership and communication skills, receive a $100 stipend as well as UB Honors apparel.

If you are interested, please consider applying using the attached application.  The application is due to Honors (106 Capen Hall) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28thPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider applying and look forward to seeing you soon!

-Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu

Apply Here: https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/08/Honors-Student-Ambassador-Application-2019-2020.docx

Monday
04/08/19

Honors Student Council Week Event April 8-April 13

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

“HSC Week is here! Come join us for the activity filled week. We have everything from Therapy Dogs to food to extended lounge hours! Learn more about the events in the posters throughout the week or on the HSC Week Bulletin by the Lounge entrance. See you there!

Also keep an eye out for the apparel sale that will be coming out soon, check out the poster below for the items we will be selling and there prices. 

– HSC E-Board”

Honors Highlights 

Therapy Dogs, 12pm Monday April 8, 2019

Sip & Chat, 12pm Tuesday April 9, 2019

Extended Lounge Hours, 4pm-8pm Wednesday April 10, 2019

General Body Meeting: Platform Night, 4pm, Thursday April 11, 2019

Honors Mini Golf, 4pm, Friday April 12, 2019

Day of Service and Hike, Sign up at the front desk, Saturday April 13th 2019

Monday
12/03/18

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program Effective 2019-2020

Posted by Tim on December 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program effective 2019-2020

The Honors College is suspending the sophomore Greiner Special Interest Housing program effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We support participation in all University at Buffalo Living Learning Communities and encourage our students to consider a variety of options detailed here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/find-your-home/living-learning-communities.html (note: while the Honors College Greiner program may still be listed on this site, it will not be offered for 2019-2020).

Monday
08/27/18

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series

Posted by Tim on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series
Do you ever wonder what it really takes to be successful in life? Ever wanted someone to “Get Real” and tell you the secret? Join us for a unique speaker series where professionals with a diversity of experiences from across campus and beyond share their stories of success and offer helpful advice that can help you prepare for your future.

All Held in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost
Dr. Charles F. Zukoski, UB Provost

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Throwing Shade: Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Dr. Raechele Pope, GSE Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
From Penniless Refugee to Distinguished UB Philosophy Professor
Dr. Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor, Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Just Say Yes
Dr. Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Monday
08/27/18

Honors International Cafe Is Back! Join us on September 27, October 24, November 13 and December 4

Posted by Tim on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Stress Relief

Honors College International Cafe
Don Schack Student Lounge
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Enjoy snacks, music, dancing, culture and open mic. This year we will be “traveling” to Japan, Ghana, Tibet and Spain.

Thursday
03/01/18

Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to: honors@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/12/18

Honors College TA Information Session February 23

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Join us for an information session on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall to learn more!