Release Date: August 27, 2010
Freshman honors students from the University at Buffalo will stop at Buffalo ReUse on Sunday, Aug. 29, as they tour the city to kick off a semester-long course during which they will perform up to nearly 10,000 hours of community service.
The tour, coordinated by Buffalo Tours, helps launch the Honors Colloquium, a required course for freshman honors scholars. The course focuses on service learning, with each student volunteering for 25 to 30 hours with one of dozens of UB's community partners. In previous years, the course placed students in positions across Western New York. This year, for the first time, the focus will be on the City of Buffalo.
Students are expected to arrive at Buffalo ReUse at 298 Northampton St. at around 2:15 p.m. for a 20-minute tour. At that time, Krista Hanypsiak, administrator director of the Honors College, will also be on site to answer questions about the Honors College and course. Students who express interest in speaking with the media will also be available for interviews.
For more information on the Honors Colloquium, please visit http://www.buffalo.edu/news/11660.
Press arrangements: Charlotte Hsu in the Office of University Communications at 510-388-1831.