Fall 2011 Schedule:

September 7th, 2011 – Introduction to the Power of SUNY and to each other.

  • -          Students will be introduced to the ESLP Program and to the Power of SUNY and how we will be using it all semester.
  • -          Students will participate in teambuilding activities and icebreakers to introduce each other and encourage friendships to form.

September 14th, 2011 – Vibrant Community – Student Organizational Panel

  • -          Students will get the opportunity to meet student leaders involved in organizations that put on events on campus; this will encourage more student involvement on campus

September 21st, 2011 – Vibrant Community – Vibrant History of Buffalo

  • -          In collaboration with NIA and/or Weeks of Welcome, students will go to the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society to experience the unique and vibrant history of Buffalo.
  • -          By collaborating with NIA and/or Weeks of Welcome more students will gather and will get the opportunity to mingle with one another, encouraging more friendships to form.

September 30th, 2011 – World – International Student Social

  • -          Students will have the opportunity to mingle and play ice breakers with international students; this will encourage friendships to form and respect for diversity.
  • -          We will also introduce the International Holiday Party Presentations and invite the international students to come back.

October 5th, 2011 – Entrepreneurial – Local Business & Economy

  • -          Students will go to the Lexington Co-op and learn about the importance of local economy and buying from small businesses.
  • -          Students will also learn about healthy eating and organic initiatives.

October 12th, 2011 – Healthy NY – Suicide Prevention Training

  • -          A member of the Counseling Center will train the students in Suicide Prevention Techniques. Due to all of the suicide issues on college campuses this potentially can save lives in our community.

October 19th, 2011 – Healthy NY – Tammy Kresge Workshop

  • -          Tammy will host an interactive workshop related to health and college students.

October 26th, 2011 – Energy Smart – Green Fair

  • -          Students will have the opportunity to learn about the Greek Burchfield Penny, have discussions with Buffalo Recycle representative(s), and the SUNY Student Assembly Director of Environmental Affairs will show ways that students can make a difference on their own. These will encourage our students to be leaders in the sustainability efforts of our community.

November 2, 2011 – Educational Pipeline – Discover Assessment/Discussion

  • -          The CDC will administer the Discover assessment and decode it for students participating, this will encourage students to think about their future and how they want to get there, this will help them be leaders in their classes and academic endeavors.

November 9th, 2011 – Educational Pipeline – Resume 101 (or other similar workshop)

  • -          The CDC will present a workshop on resume fixing or another topic based on what the ESLP students request in the beginning of the semester. This will help them be leaders after college or encourage more leadership opportunities based on a great resume to help apply for positions such as RA’s and OL’s.

November 16th, 2011 – Entrepreneurial – Thanksgiving Book Exchange

  • -          Students will be paired with faculty/staff that will bring them a leadership book. These students will get networking experiences, leadership experience, and build relationships with staff on campus.

November 30th, 2011 – Entrepreneurial – Speed Networking with Staff

  • -          Students will meet with staff that hire’s student leaders, examples include Residence Life, Orientation, Student Life, etc. Students will get to meet these staff members before they interview the following semester. This will help them feel more comfortable with the interview process.

December 7th, 2011 – World – Holiday’s Around the World

  • -          Students were paired up early in the semester, this event will consist of each pair having a separate country to talk for 2 -3 minutes about what their country does to celebrate the holidays.
  • -          The international students will be invited back to enjoy the celebration with the students while promoting diversity and acceptance.