Students can now trip effortlessly. The Student Association is providing discount tickets and transportation for students to explore Buffalo through one of UB's newest programs: UB Trippin'. According to Jennifer Harb, a senior biomedical sciences major, director of SA Student Affairs and a Senior Life Editor at The Spectrum, the new program is striving to show students various aspects of Western New York and enrich students in the diverse cultures rooted deep in the Queen City. "SA is looking to provide students with transportation and discounted tickets to various events, festivals, art galleries, concerts, comedians and seasonal activities like haunted houses," Harb said. The SA executive board and the SA Student Affairs department have collaborated to provide students with off campus experiences. In past years, all incoming freshmen living in campus housing received an SA booklet called Reach.
Since the start of the semester, the Zodiaque Dance Company has been practicing relentlessly to become as professional as possible. Throughout this weekend, it will put its hard work on display for the fall concert, "The 37th Season," at the Center for the Arts. This year features pieces choreographed by Ashley Currey, Tressa Gorman Crehan, Michael Hitzel, Matt Pardo and Kerry Ring.
Wednesday marks the first guest restaurant night for UB students. Local restaurant Ilio diPaolo will be featuring Italian favorites in the Richmond and Red Jacket dining halls. Ilio diPaolo's will be the first restaurant to participate in Campus Dining and Shops' new guest restaurant program.
Volmy may love wearing heels, donning a beautiful evening gown and dreaming of sparkling crowns, but there's more to pageants than the glitz and glam for this junior exercise science major. In August, Volmy competed against 250 other young women for the title of Miss New York in the National American Miss competition, and she received the crown. "I was so shocked when I won," Volmy said.
Sylvia Earle, affectionately known as "Her Deepness," enriched Alumni Arena's stage for UB's second Distinguished Speaker Series event of the school year on Wednesday night. Hailed as one of the greatest American oceanographers, Earle was the first woman to be named the chief scientist of the U.S.