Shall conduct regular reviews of General University policies and programs encompassing all recreation and wellness activities at the University, comparable across all campuses, and report on these; carry out continuous liaison with the Director of Athletics, Wellness Education Services and other appropriate University officers and committees concerned with the development and administration of similar University programs.
Secondarily, this committee shall be responsible for the relation of the University recreational programs to the standards, principles and policies of the various conferences and associations to which the University belongs; and carry out specific studies or investigations regarding its recreation/wellness/athletic affairs as may be assigned to it by the Executive Committee.
Chair: Mark (RP) Sorel
Vice Chair: Jennifer Vick
Current Members: Katie Andrews, Wilson Bautista, Rachel Boruszewski, Jason Crosby, Mary Dedrick, Jason Elliott, Don Erb, Phyllis Floro, Charles Keough, Kimberly Krzemien, Domenic Licata, Peter Logiudice, Karen MayfieldMichael Mieney, Joe Muscarella, Jessica Nyrop, Janelle Price, Michelle Gliss Poitras, Mary Jo Sicurella, John Slowik, Mark Sorel, Melissa Wood
This training will be a blended virtual training, participants will complete 2 hours pre-work (self-paced to be completed before 2 live sessions) and then attend 2 live virtual sessions (participants must attend both live sessions to be certified) live sessions will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 and Friday, November 3, 2023 from 9:00AM-Noon.
Limited space is available for this no cost training, if you wish to complete this course, please RSVP to Jennifer Vick (email@example.com) by Monday, October 16, 2023.
What is the PSS Kayak Loaner Program? It's similar to bike share, only with kayaks. Our program is equipped with kayaks, life jackets (with safety whistles) and paddles. Life jackets must be worn at all times, no exceptions, and if you have your own personal PFD or paddle, please feel free use it.
Our program consists of 7 recreational kayaks which are available to PSS members via a self-service system. These kayaks are meant for flat water recreational paddling and are limited to a body weight of 250 pounds.
Request form: https://forms.gle/AknLq4sqfMN8Gtzq7
Signing out our kayaks is no different than renting a bike, car, or a kayak from a rental store and transporting it yourself. You are responsible for your own safety and decisions; we are simply providing the equipment in a safe and convenient manner for your use. If you do not feel safe paddling in a kayak or being on the water, please do not borrow our equipment. Our Kayak Loaner Program is meant for paddlers who are comfortable being on the water and familiar with boating safety.
If you are not an experienced kayaker we strongly encourage you obtain proper boating safety instruction. Below are suggested resources.
Booking requests are subject to availability. Once your form is received and availability is confirmed we'll send you a formal confirmation with loaner instructions.
· You will be emailed the code to enter the locker telling you which kayak(s) has been assigned to you.
· Inspect the kayak(s) assigned to you, take timestamped photos as proof of any damage you see prior to launch, and text them to 716-913-3344.
· Kayaks are to be returned to their original location and locked accordingly. A timestamped photo of the locked kayak(s) is to be texted to 716-913-3344.
· Life jackets and paddles are to be returned to the locker after being sprayed with Lysol Disinfectant.
· Leave the keys for the kayak locks inside the locker and send a timestamped photo of the locked locker to 716-913-3344.
The PSS is doing everything to try and ensure your experience is not only fun but also clean and safe from Corona-virus. The cooperation of each PSS member will help us maintain a safe environment for all. Compliance with daily self-monitoring of symptoms, such as recording body temperature twice a day and checking for cough or difficulty breathing, is appreciated. With recent science reports indicating that surface contact is not a risk we will still subject all kayaks to a 48-hour waiting period between requests. For your convenience, we have placed various sanitizing products for you to use at your discretion.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save a person’s life if their breathing or heart stops.
When a person’s heart stops beating, they are in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is not the same thing as a heart attack. During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and lungs. Death can happen in minutes without treatment. CPR uses chest compressions to mimic how the heart pumps. These compressions help keep blood flowing throughout the body.
Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. But CPR can help improve those odds. If it is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survive (Center for Disease Control, 2023).
The following videos provide examples of how to perform CPR on male and female bodies.
Please note: If someone on a UB Campus goes into cardiac arrest and emergency services need to be called, call University Police at 645-2222. Do not call 911 if you are on a UB Campus.