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Enjoy the season with UB colleagues at Summer Sunset Festival

By SUE WUETCHER

Published July 9, 2015

“We’re trying to build a sense of camaraderie over the summer among UB faculty and staff”
Matt Blum, director of summer/winter enrollment
Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Meet your UB colleagues for some family-friendly fun outside the office at the first annual Summer Sunset Festival on July 31.

The festival joins a UBThisSummer lineup of events designed to help faculty and staff take advantage of what many believe is the best time of year to experience the UB campus.

The free festival will take place from 5-9 p.m. at Baird Point, North Campus. It is open to all UB employees, students, alumni and their families. Rain date is Aug. 7.

The event offers an opportunity for UB employees to get to know each other in a casual setting, says Matt Blum, director of summer/winter enrollment in the Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. “We’re trying to build a sense of camaraderie over the summer among UB faculty and staff,” he says.

Among the activities planned are carnival games, arts and crafts, music, an appearance by Victor E. Bull and a fire truck, and canoeing on Lake LaSalle — canoes will be provided and participants also may bring their own canoes and kayaks. Members of the UB Bulls football team will sign autographs.

Attendees may bring their own food, as well as purchase fare from Campus Dining and Shops’ Big Blue food truck. Free popcorn and cotton candy will be available, too.

The evening will conclude with a free screening of the film “Age of Ultron” at 9 p.m. on the Student Union field adjacent to Baird Point.

Co-sponsors of the event are Campus Living, International Student and Scholar Services, the English Language Institute, Office of Outdoor Pursuits, Alumni Relations, Wellness and Work/Life Balance and UB Athletics.

Attendees are asked to register online. More than 400 people already have registered, Blum says.