Updated October 23, 2014
Published July 17, 2014
UB staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as mentors for newly arrived international students during the fall 2014 semester. Participants need not know about other cultures, speak other languages or have traveled overseas.
Each mentor will be paired with two newly arrived international students, and the commitment is for one semester. Mentors must be available to meet with their mentees for one hour every two weeks. The activity can be as simple as having lunch together, going for coffee or taking a walk, or as elaborate as visiting a local tourist attraction, going to a sports event or having a family dinner in one’s home.
Separate half-day training sessions will take place for both mentors and mentees. Mentors will learn about the mentees’ culture or cultures, receive valuable information about campus resources available to mentees and learn tips on how to best interact with someone from another country. An end-of-semester party will celebrate participants’ mentoring accomplishments.
The mentoring program is being sponsored by the offices of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and UB Counseling Services. Applications can be found on the ISSS website.
Questions about the program may be directed to Jessica Ereiz at 645-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published July 10, 2014
The Division of Athletics is offering UB faculty and staff the opportunity to buy single game tickets to Bulls’ home football games at a discount.
As part of the “Next Bull in Ticket Blitz” on July 14, tickets can be purchased for $10 each —$25 for the Baylor game on Sept. 12. Tickets can be purchased from noon to 6 p.m. at the Alumni Arena ticket office and online. Tickets will be sold at their regular prices of $18 —$50 for the Baylor game — beginning July 15.
Those who buy tickets on July 14 will receive an official 2014 schedule poster and will be entered to win a VIP UB football game day experience, which includes game day parking, two VIP passes to the Tailgate Concert, two sideline passes, two UB New Era caps and more.
The Bulls open the 2014 season at home against Duquesne on Aug. 30.
Published July 3, 2014
UB employees are urged to donate school supplies for the sixth annual university-wide drive to benefit students at several Buffalo elementary schools.
Items may be dropped off through Aug. 29 at locations on the UB North, South and Downtown campuses:
The drive is expected to surpass last year’s effort, which doubled in size from the previous year, says Linwood Roberts of the Office of Community Relations.
For more information about the drive, contact Community Relations at 829-3099.
Published June 26, 2014
Space is still available in a Tai Chi class being offered on campus every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., starting July 2.
Classes, which are being offered by Wellness and Work/Life Balance, will be held in the community center at South Lake Village on the North Campus.
Tai Chi is ancient Chinese exercise that develops coordination of mind and body. It is believed to boost the immune system, slow the aging process, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety and depression.
Adults at all levels of physical fitness can participate.
Faculty and staff interested in participating can register
Published June 19, 2014
BullsEye, Career Service’s password-protected, online, career office system, is available to faculty and staff who want to help students make informed decisions about major of study, job and internship opportunities, and employment and graduate school options.
BullsEye provides access to thousands of local, national and international employers and their job and internship postings. Students and alumni also can take advantage of the online mentor network, on-campus interviewing, tools to research employers and more.
Faculty and staff wishing to access BullsEye should visit Career Services’ faculty page. Directions for Faculty/Staff BullsEye Access can be found in the green box on the right side of the page.
Questions should be directed to Karen Nemeth at email@example.com.
Published June 12, 2014
The Professional Staff Senate’s fifth annual Potluck Picnic will take place from noon to 1 p.m. June 25 in the courtyard of the Student Union, North Campus.
Rain location is the Student Union Lobby.
Participants are asked to bring a dish to share; the PSS will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers.
Staff members should RSVP with the dish they’re bringing by June 20.
Published June 5, 2014
Some HUB services will be shut down from noon June 20 through noon June 21 for a system upgrade.
The outage will impact the HUB Faculty Center, HUB Student Center and HUB Administrative access. During this time, Epay, iTunes U, UBlearns course setup tool, course schedule and online applications for parking hangtags will be unavailable.
UBlearns will be available during the outage.
Published May 22, 2014
The UB Child Care Center (UBCCC) will hold its second annual Friends & Family 5k Fun Walk on May 31 to raise awareness and money for UBCCC, which provides care for the youngest members of the UB community.
Registration will open at 9:15 a.m. outside the North Campus child care center at 100 St. Rita’s Lane, between Alumni Arena and South Lake Village, with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Amherst Bike Path off St. Rita’s Lane. At the conclusion of the walk, a party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baird Point, behind the child care center, with a healthy lunch, music, games and entertainment for the whole family.
The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for college students, $10 for children 12 and under, $5 for children enrolled in UBCCC and $45 for a family of up to four members.
To register for the walk, visit the UBCCC website.
Published May 15, 2014
The Professional Staff Senate will hold its annual Awards Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. June 5 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.
Members of the professional staff who received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards will be recognized.
Tickets are $17. RSVP by May
Published May 8, 2014
The University Community Farmers Market will open for its eighth season on May 17 at a new location in the Townsend parking lot on the South Campus near the intersection of Main Street and Englewood Avenue.
The market, which offers a variety of vendors selling fresh food and local products, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Oct. 18. Attendees can park for free behind the market in the Townsend Parking Lot on campus.
Members of the UB and University Heights communities are welcome to join the market’s planning committee and volunteer at the market. For more information, contact Linwood Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.