University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:59:05 -0400 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[Open House ]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:24:21 +0000 1394807885558

For all those prospective students out there, don’t forget our open house is this Saturday 10/10 from 9-3 pm. This is a great opportunity to get to see UB’s campus and learn more about the specific major and program you are interested in! There will also be plenty of tours going on including campus and residence hall tours. If you do come and visit, be sure to add #UBuffalo to any pictures you might post. Last year’s Open Hours had this hashtag trending nationally! Click here to view the list of events for this Saturday :)

<![CDATA[Linda Yalem Run ]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:05:25 +0000 This past Saturday was the 26th Annual Linda Yalem Run. The event is a tradition at UB and students, faculty and community members alike join in to walk or run. It was my first 5K event and I have to say I had a blast. I ran on the University Honors College team, and other teams of students competed as well. Members of UB’s football team and volunteers from on-campus clubs and Greek life lined the race route and cheered on those participating. It was an amazing feeling to have strangers tell me to keep going and that I was doing great. I’m not the best runner, but I sure felt like I could run that race again.

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The run commemorates UB student Linda Yalem, who was tragically raped and killed on the Amherst bike path which runs behind the Ellicott Complex on UB’s North Campus in 1990. She was an avid runner who was training to run in the New York City Marathon. Her killer was apprehended by police and sentenced to 75 years in prison in 2007. The run promotes safety while exercising and the registration fee – only for UB students – goes to rape-prevention and personal safety awareness programming at UB.

The route is a 5K USA Track and Field-certified course that starts behind the Academic Spine and wraps around the entire campus. There were post-race awards and food and the weather was gorgeous for an early fall morning. You can run or walk the race, so I encourage you to grab some friends and participate!

<![CDATA[Peer Mentoring ]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:24:29 +0000 One thing I really love about UB is all the FREE services that are offered. If used these can really help students succeed. In the Math Building there are free tutors for general math classes run by graduate math students. There is also free tutors available in Baldy Hall for writing and english (link below). I am not the best writer and used these services many times for the papers I had to write for my English classes. There are also free tutors available in the dorm’s study areas during the week from the university’s academic advisors.

In the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences I am a Peer Mentor for underclassmen. For an hour a week I have office hours where students can come in and ask me questions about pharmacy school of for advise. All these resources and more are great resources for all students. :)

Peer Mentor List

UB Center for Excellence in Writing