University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
05/31/22

Become an Honors College Peer Mentor!

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

*ATTENTION RISING SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS*

We need your help! We have almost 250 incoming Honors Scholars who have requested an Honors College peer mentor.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, please fill out our brief onlineapplication: https://forms.gle/AXGNRPwn9S2kNUudA by Friday, June 10th.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College community.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a brief virtual mentor orientation this summer (details to follow)
  • Reach out to your mentee(s) prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome them to UB/Honors
  • Meet with your mentee(s) once during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person (each mentor may have 1-3 mentees)
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College Scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a short profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email honors@buffalo.edu and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Tuesday
04/19/22

Department of Learning and Instruction Seeks Science Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Department of Learning and Instruction, in The Graduate School of Education, is looking for “Science Ambassadors,” UB students interested in science education and outreach, to support local biology teachers in the Buffalo Public Schools.  This is a full academic year (2022-2023) commitment, in which the ambassadors are paired with a teacher and spend 4 hour per week working collaboratively in that teacher’s classroom.  During the fall semester, the ambassadors are enrolled in a 3 credit course, during which they share experiences, discuss classroom challenges, and develop educational strategies to be used in the classes.  The ambassadors stay paired with the same teacher and are paid for their time in the classroom during the Spring 2023 Semester.  It is highly recommended that interested students have transportation to get to and from their assigned schools.

Interested students should reach out to Dr. Sandra Small (sksmall@buffalo.edu) to discuss their interest and commitment, as instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.

Tuesday
04/05/22

UB Rotaract Club Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2022 in Volunteering

B Rotaract Club is hosting a volunteering event in collaboration with Tifft Nature Preserve! They focus on maintaining and restoring a watershed property near Lake Erie. We will be planting native plants on the property to help fight invasive species to give the local creatures a chance.

The event takes place Saturday, April 16th. There is a morning (9-12am) and an afternoon shift (1-4pm), we would like at least five people per shift at the least. Make sure to wear good shoes, as it will likely be muddy!

Rides can be provided if needed! 

This is the sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BHsRED6zoDsMkkd-ZeEeHO0ZfRVvbha08W3vkiWAQrY/edit#gid=0

This is a link to join our GroupMe to receive messages/updates about the event:

https://groupme.com/join_group/61666087/BmPv5vlI

Please contact Lea at leakyle@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Thursday
03/31/22

UB Pride & Service Day 2022

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2022 in Event, Volunteering

We are excited to have your join us for UB Pride & Service Day 2022 on April 23, 2022! You can volunteer on your own or as a group of friends or a club/organization!

General Itinerary:
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.: Check-in & breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Travel to volunteer site
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Volunteer
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.: Travel back to campus
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and reflection
Breakfast, lunch and transportation is provided! Be sure to register early to get a t-shirt and water bottle!To participate, you MUST register HERE!
Location:
Student Union Lobby
Date and Time: 
Sat.., Apr. 23 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday
03/14/22

UB Chem Club Seeks Volunteers for “Y on the Fly” March 19

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

It is with UB Chem Club and we will be volunteering with Y on the Fly, an organization that focuses on bringing YMCA activities to places other than the YMCA building itself! We will be doing STEM experiments with kids to inspire them to get into science. It’ll be March 19th, and the event is 10-11:30 am at the Niagara Falls Public Library. We will be meeting at 9 am at NSC 255 to carpool.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-K7C-tkoVCxgsv9Lg_gps9qrZNXr3G70-2WJu5jyu9E/edit#gid=0

Thursday
03/10/22

Volunteer Newsletter

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2022 in Volunteering

Heart, Love & Soul is a non-profit hunger-relief and social services agency in Niagara Falls dedicated to serving those in need. They are currently in need of more volunteers, especially Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, and Thursdays. Any help would be appreciated! If you’d like to volunteer, please visit their website and click on the volunteer section to learn more about how you can help!  

Monday
02/21/22

Office of Academic Integrity Seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity is accepting applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors! This volunteer ambassador program is perfect for students who want to:

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to ethics
  • Practice skills in leadership, communication, programming, and more!
  • Find a welcoming community at UB
  • Promote a positive university culture through peer-to-peer interaction

The ambassadorship is a 5-hour/week volunteer opportunity from Fall 2022 – Spring 2023. Applications can be found at bit.ly/sia-ap and close March 31st.

  • – – – –

The Office of Academic Integrity is hosting the first annual Academic Integrity Awards reception this coming May and is seeking nominations in the categories of:

  • student
  • faculty/staff
  • department/program
  • While all members of the UB community are expected to uphold academic integrity standards, these awards are for those who go above and beyond in their commitment to this value. Often described as “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching,” we encourage advisors to nominate students or colleagues who fit that description. Find out more about the easy nomination process here: https://www.buffalo.edu/academic-integrity/awards.html.
Monday
11/01/21

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

What is an Alternative Break Trip? Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a 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. After your trip, you’ll be able to share the lessons you learned with your local community, and continue to lead a life of active citizenship. Hear from a past participant HERE!

Who Can Go? Any UB student can apply for the Alternative Break program. Each Alternative Break trip typically has 8-15 student participants, two student Team Leaders and two Staff Advisers.

What is the program schedule? Throughout the week, each team will participate in multiple half days of service (typically mornings) and then a half day of tourism, exploration and team building. In the evening there will be group meals and nightly reflections. You must commit to participating in the entire trip.

2022 Trips

  • Poverty Alleviation, March 21 –  March 25, 2022
  • Civic Engagement, March 21 –  March 25, 2022
  • Environmental Justice, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

Application and Selection Process: There is one application for all of our Alternative Break trips. You can find the application on UBLinked under Student Engagement’s forms section. Your application is complete when you submitted the form and provided the name and contact information of one (1) reference. Applications can also be submitted using the following link: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/494499

Application Questions include general background information as well as:

  • Why do you want to participate in an Alternative Break trip? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
  • What can you contribute to this experience?  Please describe the role you play in a group/on a team.
  • UB is a global university that values experiential learning and diverse perspectives. If selected, how would you bring what you learn back to the UB and/or the Buffalo community? 

Selection Process:

  • Team Leaders will review applications
  • Applicants will be offered a short 20-30 minute interview with our Alternative Break Team Leaders ( 2 students who have participate in a trip before)
  • Team Leaders will select their teams!

All applications are due by November 5, 2021 at 12pm!

Questions? Email hedegraf@buffalo.edu!

Monday
11/01/21

Plant Trees with The Tool Library November 13

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2021 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Plant Trees. Build Community.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is Saturday, November 13th! 💚 Calling all ents, loraxes, and lovers of trees – We’ve got 100 trees to plant and we need your help!

Join your friends, family & neighbors as we plant in Dewey Park in Buffalo’s Masten District on Saturday, November 13th starting at 9AM. 

Tools, training & light refreshments will be provided. Wear boots and your finest tree planting attire! 

WHAT: Dewey Park Tree Planting
WHEN: Saturday, November 13th at 9am
WHERE: Dewey Park – 494 Kensington Avenue (street parking is available although we highly recommend carpooling!)
WHY: Trees have innumerable benefits, including improved air quality, water conservation, energy savings, reduced stress and improved mental health just to name a few 

REGISTER TO ATTEND


Monday
10/25/21

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2021 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

What is an Alternative Break Trip? Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a 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. After your trip, you’ll be able to share the lessons you learned with your local community, and continue to lead a life of active citizenship. Hear from a past participant HERE!

Who Can Go? Any UB student can apply for the Alternative Break program. Each Alternative Break trip typically has 8-15 student participants, two student Team Leaders and two Staff Advisers.

What is the program schedule? Throughout the week, each team will participate in multiple half days of service (typically mornings) and then a half day of tourism, exploration and team building. In the evening there will be group meals and nightly reflections. You must commit to participating in the entire trip.

2022 Trips

·         Poverty Alleviation, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

·         Civic Engagement, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

·         Environmental Justice, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

Application and Selection Process: There is one application for all of our Alternative Break trips. You can find the application on UBLinked under Student Engagement’s forms section. Your application is complete when you submitted the form and provided the name and contact information of one (1) reference. Applications can also be submitted using the following link: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/494499

Application Questions include general background information as well as:

·         Why do you want to participate in an Alternative Break trip? What do you hope to gain from the experience?

·         What can you contribute to this experience?  Please describe the role you play in a group/on a team.

·         UB is a global university that values experiential learning and diverse perspectives. If selected, how would you bring what you learn back to the UB and/or the Buffalo community? 

Selection Process:

·         Team Leaders will review applications

·         Applicants will be offered a short 20-30 minute interview with our Alternative Break Team Leaders ( 2 students who have participate in a trip before)

·         Team Leaders will select their teams!

All applications are due by November 5, 2021 at 12pm!

Questions? Email hedegraf@buffalo.edu!