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Friday
09/18/20

The Virtual Leadership Academy

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in New Programs, Online Courses, Student experience

Intentionally designed to engage students in conversations about leadership skills and strategies, this 8-week long program will help students discover who they are as a leader and develop their full leadership potential.

This program will be delivered synchronously through an online platform on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m. 

Access more information and RSVP 

Baird Point with Lake La Salle at sunrise in April 2020.

Friday
09/18/20

Alternative Break Information Session

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Come learn about the four various Alternative Break programs that are being offered in January 2021 and Spring Break (March) 2021!

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during winter break or spring break. By spending time  immersed in the community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change

Access more information and RSVP

Friday
09/18/20

National Voter Registration Day

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Event, Student experience

Register to vote today at our Voter Registration Tables in the Student Union Lobby the following dates between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020

Access Virtual Voter Engagement Drop in Hours 

Friday
09/18/20

UB KIND: Chalking for National Voter Registration Day

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Student experience

Tuesday, September 22 is National Voter Registration Day! Join Student Engagement in the push for voter registration by using your creativity to write chalk messages across UB. 

All materials will be provided by Student Engagement.

Access more information and RSVP 
Monday
04/27/20

Archives recording student memories of COVID-19 for future scholars

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Student experience

The University Archives is again working to record history, now of the COVID-19 pandemic, a devastating period in history that will be remembered for years to come.

UB students are asked to donate materials that document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak to the University Archives.

Students may electronically submit COVID-19-related text documents, video and audio files, and photographs using an online form. Materials may also be shared from social media, blogs and video channels, and personal journals. Make sure to identify yourself as an Honors student if you submit a story. Physical items are welcome but will not be collected until after the conclusion of the pandemic.

Click here for the full article.

Sunday
04/26/20

Student Support Services

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Financial Aid, Stress Relief, Student experience, Tutoring, Workshops

Student Support Services serves undergraduate students who are first-generation, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree at UB.

They offer:

  • Academic support
  • Personal development advising
  • Financial literacy advising
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Fun events and outings with other SSS students

See how SSS can enhance enhance your time at UB. Join today!

VISIT CPMC.BUFFALO.EDU/SSS

APPLYING IS FREE AND OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
STUDENTS WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY MAY APPLY.

EMAIL: SSSINFO@BUFFALO.EDU

Monday
04/13/20

Stay Connected, Stay Engaged Virtual Engagement Starts HERE!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student experience

Student Engagement is working hard to develop ways to stay connected with the campus community and students. Below you will find ways to engage from the comfort of your home

Upcoming Virtual Events!  

Click on the Links below to find out more!  

Telling Your UB Success Story 

Virtual Volunteering 

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Leadership and the Magic of Human Connection 

Check out more events HERE!

Get a Jump on your Day!

Do you miss burning off some steam at the gym? Check out these virtual classes to help get you moving for 30 minutes a day! 

Core Power Yoga

SELF Ready, Set, HITT at Home 

YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA

The Bar Method

Check out more classes HERE!

Do you love New York state as much as us? 

Check out this link for virtual tours, online events, and livecams to stay engaged!  New York State’s Best Online Events, Virtual Tours, and Livecams

Virtual Trips! 

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home!

Yellowstone National Park 

Hidden Worlds of National Parks 

Pompei

Access Mars

Museums and More!   

Check out these cool links! 

 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Student Engagement Events page on UBLinked to learn about all the events Student Engagement has planned for you this semester!

Monday
04/13/20

Counseling Center Resources for Virtual Support

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Stress Relief, Student experience, Workshops

TeleMental Health Providers

https://www.ihopenetwork.com
Virtual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy billed through individual insurance provider

https://wellconnection.com/landing.htm
BCBS of Massachusetts teletherapy

https://www.squaremedicalgroup.org/
Mental Health & Addiction Treatment, Most services available via Phone/Video, All Insurance Accepted including MassHealth, Medicare, BCBS, Tufts, United, Aetna, Cigna and more

https://www.endeavors.org/programs/onlinetherapy/
Virtual therapy for Veterans in Texas

https://www.talkspace.com/
Teletherapy by subscription

https://www.virtualcounselor.com/copy-of-welcome
Telemental health for college students located in PA, HI, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CA We are adding additional states Reduced Rates Available

Recovery Support Online

https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings
Free online recovery meetings

https://www.intherooms.com/home/
Free online recovery meetings

Virtual Self Care

https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/online-tctsy.html
Free online trauma sensitive yoga classes

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
Free Headspace meditations

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVlLbxLe1Eo51f-BqC3u48AyikKun3mcT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Crisis Survival Skills video playlist

https://www.sanvello.com/
Sanvello (formerly Pacifica) is offering FREE Premium access to on-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression.

https://free.healthjourneys.com/
Free daily meditations for kids and adults.

https://www.taoconnect.org/english-exercises/
TAO Connect has made meditations free online.

https://hope4college.com/
The Hope Center advocates for students’ basic needs, and has resources for food-insecurity, housing, childcare, transportation, and mental health care.

Sunday
04/05/20

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.  This year we’re moving our efforts online so that we can still come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Additionally, I’d like to assure you that our sexual violence response services are still fully supported. Students, faculty, and staff can continue to confidentially connect with our UB-dedicated Advocate from Crisis Services by calling or texting 716-796-4399, or emailing campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  You can also click the following hyperlinks for more information on sexual violence preventionresponse, and policies.

April 7th

Training: NOBULL Beginnings (Bystander Intervention Basics)

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. Ever seen something you didn’t think was quite right, and wanted to step in but did not know what to do or where to begin? Join us for NOBULL Beginnings- Bystander Intervention Basics and build the skills to go from standing by to being a NOBULL Bystander. This program will explore the concept of bystander intervention, define the 5 steps of bystander intervention and will help participants discover their individual bystander intervention style.

April 8th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 15th

Being NOBULL (Putting Bystander Intervention into Action)

Live Streaming from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. LIVE YOUR VALUES! Have you intervened in a situation to keep someone from being hurt or harmed? Why did you act instead of standing by? Chances are it is because it is in line with one of your personal values. Even though we all have a set of personal values, we do not always have the chance to our values. Have you ever wanted to intervene in a situation but you just stood by? What barriers we there that stopped you from helping? Let’s talk about ways to overcome those barriers or how to refine the skills you already have at Being NOBULL-Putting Bystander Intervention into Action. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: identify personal barriers to intervening, identify personal reasons for intervening, articulate their personal bystander intervention style and will begin developing plans for intervening if they see someone who needs help.

April 16th

National Film Screening: Nameless

11 a.m. (runtime 48m). Register at https://mcsr.org/saam-digital. Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC,
and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical- cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.

Twitter Town Hall

Following Nameless screening. Don’t forget to @MenCanStopRape and use the hashtags #SAAM and #NamelessFilm to contribute your comments and questions!

April 16th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships in which we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 16th

2020 Lecture Series on Violence & Gender: UB Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Updates

2 p.m. Registration details will be posted in an event on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Join UB’s violence prevention coordinator, Anna Sotelo-Peryea, for updates on prevention and response efforts, including responses from the 2019 SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Focused Climate Survey.

April 22nd

Training: How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Impact warning: This program details experiences of sexual violence. This can have an impact on program attendees. Consider your own experiences before and while attending this program.

All Month

#30DaysOfSAAM Instagram Challenge

Join advocates, survivors, and supporters as we take Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) online for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram challenge. The 30DaysofSAAM is a great way to show up for survivors during SAAM in a time a social distancing.

Respond to the daily prompts below with a photo on your Instagram account. Submissions must tag @NSVRC and @UBMensGroup – additional instructions and info on national drawings are on the Facebook page.

Tuesday
02/25/20

South Asia Summer Language Institute – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Courses

South Asia Summer Language Institute

  1. SASLI Application is open until April 1, 2020. As a reminder, we will be offering Nepali and Punjabi as new additions for the Summer 2020, in addition to Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. To apply, click here.  
  2. SASLI Distance Learning Applications are now open until April 1, 2020! Want to study at SASLI, but find it difficult to spend 8 weeks away from your current obligations? Distance learning is the perfect opportunity to still partake in SASLI, without having to relocate to Madison. More information about the requirements and link to the application can be found here.
  3. SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application is now open until April 1, 2020! SASLI is excited to announce that our scholarship, which covers between 50 to 100% of the SASLI tuition is now accepting applications. Get in your application now to be considered for such an incredible opportunity. Application guidelines can be found here.
  4. WISLI Tuition Scholarship is now accepting applications until April 1, 2020! This scholarship provides coverage of tuition and segregated fees for language study in the summer 2020. Application requirements can be found here.