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Updated November 25, 2014

PSS plans potluck picnic

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.

HUB outage planned for June 20-21

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.

For more information, visit the HUB support site or email

UBCCC to hold 5k Walk

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.

PSS to honor award winners

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 29.

New location for farmers market

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

PSS offers professional development conference

Published May 1, 2014

“Strengthening your Professional Core,” the annual staff development conference sponsored by the Professional Staff Senate, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 21 at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

The conference, open to all members of the UB professional staff, is designed to help participants improve their professional skills, learn about new professional development tools and provide an opportunity to network with UB colleagues.

The keynote speaker is Barbara Lang, a consultant with more than 35 years’ experience in the hospitality business. She will discuss “Creating a Hospitality Mindset.”

The registration fee is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

For details on the conference program and to register, visit the conference website. Registration deadline is May 12.

Walking program starts April 29

Published April 25, 2014

Faculty and staff members looking to get some exercise on their lunch break this spring can take part in the campus walking program sponsored by Wellness & Work/Life Balance.

The program will start at noon on April 29 with a 1 ½-mile walking tour of the North Campus and at noon on April 30 with a 1-mile  tour of the South Campus. Walks will continue every Tuesday on the North Campus and every Wednesday on the South Campus, through June 4.

All North Campus walks will begin at Founders Plaza by the bus loop in front of Capen Hall; South Campus walks will start at the bus loop in front of Abbott Hall.

Walkers can join the program at any time.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and water bottle.

For more information, contact Pete Logiudice at or 645-1528.

Child care center to hold open house

Published April 24, 2014

The UB Child Care Center will hold an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. May 8 at its locations on the North and South campuses.

The evening will feature a formal presentation on the center by Executive Director Christine Ellington-Rowe, tours, refreshments and socializing with parents of children currently enrolled in the center.

The open house is open to UB faculty, staff and student parents interested in child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

The South Campus center is located in Butler Annex A, along Bailey Avenue adjacent to Clement Hall. The North Campus location is at 100 St. Rita’s Lane, between Alumni Arena and South Lake Village.

The UB Child Care Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

For more information, call the North Campus location at 645-6509 or the South Campus site at 829-2226.

UB to host Bring Your Kids to Work Day

Published April 10, 2014

UB will celebrate Bring Your Kids to Work Day on April 24 with a variety of free activities on the North Campus.

In keeping with this year’s national theme — “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future” — the keynote address by Ed Brodka, group learning coordinator and career counselor with Career Services, is designed to get kids thinking about their futures and possible careers. Brodka will speak at 8:30 a.m. in 210 Student Union, North Campus.

Other activities during the day include hands-on physics demonstrations and tours of UB’s Solar Strand, Alumni Arena and earthquake center.

Faculty and staff can purchase special Bring Your Kids to Work Day IDs for $2 at the UB Card offices in 228 Student Union, North Campus, or 104 Harriman Hall, South Campus. The card will be loaded with $5 that can be used at Campus Dining and Shops’ dining locations on April 24.

Parents are asked to register at with the number of kids attending and to sign up for tours.

For a detailed schedule of activities, visit the Bring Your Kids to Work website.

Walk against gender violence

Published April 10, 2014

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” the annual community march against gender violence, will begin at 1 p.m. on April 27 at Crisis Services, 2969 Main St. at Hertel Avenue.

Proceeds from the one-mile walk down Hertel to Starin Avenue and back to Crisis Services, will benefit Crisis Services’ Advocate Program, which provides confidential response and support services for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence and elder abuse.

Join the UB faculty and staff team, the Lo-UB-outin Lopers.

For more information, visit the Crisis Services website.