It’s About Time!

Wow, it has been awhile! My apologies for the hiatus I took from blogging for a few months, senior year is not quite as laid back as I was expecting. Between applying to grad school, going to my internship at Sisters of Charity Hospital and school work, it has been an extremely busy, yet rewarding, semester thus far.

Speaking of my internship, it has been such a great experience which would not have been possible without the UB Health and Human Services Department. They set me up with a wonderful opportunity in the Volunteer Services office as well as many other internships for my fellow classmates. I am definitely grateful for the experiences that UB has to offer!

On an unrelated note, this past weekend was UB’s Relay for Life! It was a veryyyy long night, but we raised about $55,000! It is such an amazing event and it is so wonderful to see the UB community come together to fight cancer. I would definitely encourage people to get involved with Relay for Life, it is one of the largest events on campus.

That is all for now, but I will be posting again before graduation!

Have a happy week! :)

Photos taken at UB's Relay for Life!

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Two photos taken from UB’s Relay for Life this past weekend!

 

How About Those Bills?!

Happy Sunday & football day everyone!

Now, I’m not going to pretend like I know a lot about football, because I don’t. I attend all of the UB Bulls football games, however there are the occasional calls that I don’t quite understand. I also don’t follow the NFL very closely either. But, from what I have heard, a favorite Sunday activity of many UB students and community members is to attend a Bills game.

I have never personally been to one, but my family has and I have only heard good things. The experience is awesome and Buffalo fans are always the most loyal and fun! Of course, there are the frustrating games where the Bills really “drop the ball” so to speak (no pun intended), but that happens with a lot of teams.

If you get a chance to go to a Bills game, I definitely think you should check it out! I know I want to try and get out to one soon!

Have a great week! :)

P.S.- The Bills won today which was great!

A photo a friend of mine took while watching the Bills game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

A photo a friend of mine took while watching the Bills game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

Open House

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in the post regarding Open House, but things have been quite busy lately!

Open House was a great success! I hope everyone had a chance to come out and see what UB has to offer. I know the weather wasn’t ideal, but don’t let that deter you from loving it here! The weather is really not as bad as people say. Of course there is snow and rain, but where doesn’t that occur from time to time?

I can safely say that I could not have envisioned my college experience anywhere else and I think my family could say the same. I have 3 siblings and all of them attend UB as well. We love it here; we are the biggest UB advocates you will find! UB has so many opportunities and courses that you will definitely be able to find your niche.

As applications deadlines draw near, I hope that UB is one of your top choices!

Have a great Wednesday! :) university-of-buffalo

Making Strides

As I’m sure many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness months! Pink is all around us!

As a way to give back and get involved, I volunteered yesterday at the Making Strides against breast cancer walk in downtown Buffalo. It is such a nice event and it is really cool that it takes place in Niagara Square.

There are some really neat vendors at the walk, a great stage with fun music, pink cotton candy, and so much more. The event raised over $230,000, which is amazing! Buffalo has an outstanding community, and this event only further proves that. It was wonderful to see everyone come out and support such a great cause!

This was my second year volunteering at Making Strides and I originally got involved with it through the UB Against Cancer Committee (UBAC). UBAC is a club I am a member of here at UB, that works alongside the American Cancer Society in order to plan fundraisers and ultimately, the Relay for Life event at the end of the year. This is only one of so many AWESOME clubs and organizations here at the university. Think about getting involved!

Have a great week! :)

 

Myself & a few of the UBAC committee members volunteering at the Making Strides walk downtown yesterday.

Myself & a few of the UBAC committee members volunteering at the Making Strides walk downtown yesterday.

Homecoming!

Happy Wednesday!

It has been the perfect football weather the past few weekends here in Buffalo. This past weekend was the homecoming game against Eastern Michigan. It was quite a great game by the UB Bulls; their win gave them a 3-0 record at home.

During homecoming week, there are so many activities going on on campus. For example, there was a rock climbing wall one day, a zip line another and the day before the game was the carnival. There are lots of rides, good food, and a lot of fun!

We definitely take great pride in our sports here at UB. As athletes, we put in a lot of work day in and day out, so we love to see students and the community at our games and meets. I would definitely suggest checking out a sports game if you decide to come to campus. If sports isn’t your thing, there is always something fun going on!

Have a great rest of the week! :)

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A photo I took at the homecoming football game against Eastern Michigan.

Happy October!

Happy October everyone!

Can you believe it is already the 10th month of the year? I feel like it was not too long ago I was blogging about New Years and the start of 2013. Where the time goes I will never know!

Here in Buffalo, fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. Watching the leaves change and starting to wear sweaters and jeans are my most favorite parts of this time of year. Lately though, it has been quite toasty! Today it is about 75 degrees!

What kinds of fun fall activities do you like to do? My roommates and I love going to the cider mill and pumpkin patch. There is one about 20 minutes from campus in Clarence that is a blast to go to! They have the best apple cider donuts, kettle corn, hayrides and carnival type rides. I definitely recommend taking a visit there if you are in the area in the near future!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

 

Picture taken from: blogspot.com

Picture taken from: blogspot.com

Obama comes to UB!

What a historic way to begin the 2013-2014 school year here!

On Thursday, the President of the United States of America came to speak at the University, and I got the chance to see him. It was a momentous occasion. This was the first time a sitting U.S. president came to speak on campus since Millard Filmore in 1853. At the time, Millard Fillmore was also the President of the University.

Although there was a lot of standing and waiting in lines involved on the day of the event, it was to be expected….and definitely worth it. Alumni Arena, filled with over 7,000 people, had such a positive and welcoming energy to it. Speaking on making higher education more affordable, the crowd seemed to be encouraged by the ideas President Obama presented.

Obama was focused and determined to get his thoughts across to the many people struggling to pay back loans. However, every now and then would add a light hearted joke. He even interacted with the student body, beginning his speech with a shout out to the UB Football team.

Overall, no matter what your opinions regarding Obama and his administration are, it was such an amazing experience. Not many people can say that the President has been to their campus! This is only one of many reasons going to a university such as UB has been so rewarding.

Have a great end of summer & beginning of the school year! :)

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Pictures I took from my seat at President Obama's speech on Thursday, August 22nd.

Pictures I took from my seat at President Obama’s speech on Thursday, August 22nd.

This is it….

Hello everyone! Actually, I think I should be saying goodbye :( This will be my last post, but just for the summer!

It has truly been a pleasure being able to share my thoughts and experiences with all of you this year. I know some months were more interesting than others, but that’s life right??

I will leave you with this: UB is truly a wonderful university that offers so many awesome experiences and opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else. You can trust me on this one- three out of the four children in my family chose UB, and all three of us have loved our years here!

I hope you have a SPECTACULAR and safe summer! :)

 

 

 

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have an ice cream obsession. Especially in the summer. There is nothing better than a nice cold bowl or cone of ice cream on a warm summer day.

Well, this summer, while I’m not in the office working on projects for the American Cancer Society, I will be working in a local ice cream shop. Dangerous for an ice cream addict like me, I know, but fun as well. I was actually pretty surprised at the memorization and hard work that goes into working there. I think I am going to have a really buff right arm by the end of the summer-its not easy scooping out that solid ice cream!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday! :)

 

Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

It is finally getting nicer here in Massachusetts, it seems like it has been raining and cloudy for months! But of course, the warm weather comes around as soon as we all have to go back into the office and back to the usual routine.

Anyway, I hope everyone takes some time today to remember exactly what Memorial Day is all about. I know that everyone likes to have their BBQ’s and parties, and I’m all about that too! However, take some time to recognize all that the men and women in the Armed Forces do for us and remember those that have passed away fighting for their country. I know that I could never display the bravery and courage that they have.

Like I said, I hope you all have a beautiful day today and enjoy the last few days of May! :)

PS- I had a nice Memorial Day image to put here, but the images don’t seem to be working on the website today-I apologize!