I hope you’re having a fantastic start to your second week of classes!
For those who have yet to meet me, my name is Savanna Caldwell and I’m the current President of UB’s first ever SODA Chapter! I’m in my final semester here at UB and love getting to know others as well as jamming out on long car rides. My relation to organ donation is that my sisters’ mother passed in a motorcycle accident and was able to help over 70 individuals by being an organ donor, since the accident one of my sisters has become a major organ donation advocate and has partnered with numerous organizations with similar mindsets. From her passion, I found myself also wanting to advocate for organ donation and here we are!
1. Join our GroupMe! Just reply to this email with your email address or phone number that’s connected to your GroupMe, so I can add you! In the Group chat, we send some organ donation memes and talk about how we’re going to plan, it’s basically been a continuation of our first meeting.
2. We’re still anxiously waiting to get connected with our OPO (Organ Procurement Organization) in order to have a training session, so we as a group can be more educated about organ donation! However, if we don’t hear from them before Feb. 25th, there will be a webinar from the ChrisKlug Foundation about the organ donation process. One of my sisters is actually going to be a guest speaker! So if you want to hear more about her story, definitely attend!
Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more!
We are a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets.
If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact me, Elizabeth Payne, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have extended our deadlines for recruitment up until the end of week 6 of classes, due to the current pandemic, and are looking to welcome more members into our organization.
UB’s Fulbright Scholars PanelWednesday, November 20 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM in 107 Capen Learn about Fulbright programs at UB. Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright. See what it takes to be UB’s next Fulbright scholar.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we’d like to invite you to join us in the many activities taking place at UB this month (click here for event schedule). TODAY (October 2) our nationally recognized, award winning peer education groups, the UB Men’s Group and the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance will be holding an all-day event in the Student Union Lobby, and handing out purple bandanas (while supplies last) for folks to wear as a show of support for survivors. We will also be kicking off our month-long collection of donations for Haven House (our local domestic violence shelter) and Crisis Service’s hospital response comfort kits. For more information, visit the event page: Walk With Me UB.
note that we have an On-Campus Advocate from Crisis Services as
confidential resources available for UB students, faculty, and staff who
may be experiencing domestic violence.
They can be reached at 716-796-4399, or via email at
email@example.com. Additional resources are available at
Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond is an opportunity for students to get information about all the different ways to get involved while at UB. There will be opportunities to learn about campus events and programs, outreach to the Buffalo community, undergraduate research opportunities, and so much more.
The Experience UB Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 17 in the Academic Spine from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
UB Mock Trial info sessions are
an excellent opportunity to meet UB Mock Trials E-board and coaches and learn
how to participate in Mock Trial here at UB!
Mock Trial is a competition in
which students simulate a real trial. The trial concerns an official American
Mock Trial Association case that remains the same throughout the entire
academic year. We study and practice this case then travel to competitions
around the state and country to compete. All experience levels are welcome!
Please come to our info sessions this week to learn more. Our info sessions
dates and locations are:
Tuesday, September 3rd:
6:00-7:00 PM in SU Room 145 A+F
Wednesday, September 4th:
7:00-8:00 PM in Capen 262
5th: 6:00-7:00 PM in Capen 262
6th: 6:00-7:00 PM in Capen 262
Attendance at one info session
is mandatory to be a competing member of our team. If you can’t make any of
these dates or if you have any questions please reach out to me!
The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Fifth Annual Undergraduate English Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is revolutions, uprisings, and upheavals of all kinds, across historical periods and disciplines. We welcome submissions examining revolutions or radical change from historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, or other points of view. An ideal paper presentation might rely on Marxist literary theory to relate an important work of literature to its social setting, or compare historical instances of major political change to the contemporary moment, for example.
The conference will be held on Friday, April 26 from 12pm to 6pm in Clemens 120. Light refreshments will be served, and attendance is open to all students and the public. A 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Friday, March 15. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to UBenglishconf@gmail.com.
Theta Tau: Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity | Learn more about us!
Dates: First week of classes
Would you like to make friends with other motivated students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences? Would you like to grow professionally? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then consider learning more about Theta Tau.
Theta Tau is a coeducational, professional engineering fraternity at UB. We emphasize:
We offer personal assistance with resumes, cover letters, and job interviews
We tour various companies throughout New York State (past tours include Lockheed Martin, Southco Manufacturing, engineering divisions of Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Many members have secured internships and full-time jobs because of these tours.
We have a vast alumni network with jobs at companies such as Google, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics (just to name a few). Great for networking!
Spruce up your resume by assisting with our construction projects, helping out with community service, planning fraternity events, or tutoring other students
Reach your full potential by honing skills in time management, public speaking, and interviewing
We participate in Engineering Week every February (Battle Bot competition)
Rube Goldberg machine competition
Gain woodshop experience
We own a 3D printer for personal use!
Membership open to engineering/computer science undergrad students
Fun events every semester (formal dances, hiking outdoors, ice skating, Bills games, UB games, escape rooms, etc.)
Two Honors Scholars are looking to start a UB Book Club. This book club will meet once a month to discuss one previously-decided-on novel. Anyone who enjoys pleasure reading can sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/ScAWlCt8LHa2GEji2).