Poster of Engagement Opportunities

Keynote Lecture
Veronika Scott
5 ways to engage with Veronika Scott,
CEO/ Founder of The Empowerment Plan
Empowering the Homeless One Coat (And One Job) at a Time
Thursday, March 26, 2015
What’s your passion or What’s your issue
Noon – 1:00 PM | 235 Student Union
This workshop allows students the opportunity to explore social issues and focus on
an issue of personal interest. Utilizing their passion, students will consider their role in
making change in their community. Students will have the opportunity to take this a step
further by attending the Thought into Action workshop offered on Tuesday, March 31st.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Service- Learning Panel Discussion
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM | 107 Capen
This session will explore best practices for establishing successful relationships
between campus and community partners. Veronika Scott will share her story, offer her
expertise and provide strategies for faculty and staff to lay the foundation for successful
service learning curriculum. Cathleen Morreale from the Center for Educational
Innovation will present a 20 minute mini-workshop on the basics of Service
Learning, how it can be beneficial as a pedagogical tool for faculty and next steps to
implementation. Session will include a facilitated Q&A session with faculty who teach
service-learning seminars.
• Cathleen Morreale from the Center for Educational Innovation
• Veronika Scott, CEO/ Founder The Empowerment Plan
• Barbara Bono, Associate Professor of English and Civic Engagement Academic Director
• Joseph A. Gardella, Jr., Professor and John and Frances Chair of Chemistry
Thought to Action Workshop
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | 145 A Student Union
Rachel DiDomizio, Office of Student Engagement
Using their passion as a driving force, this workshop will challenge students to set
realistic goals to create social change. Through interactive activities and discussions,
students will explore proven models and learn the steps necessary to put a plan
into action.
Keynote Lecture by Veronika Scott
Drama Theatre Center for the Arts
7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Social Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
10:00 AM at Design Innovation Garage (dig) | 640 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203
Tour of d!g, 43 North, and the Innovation Center to be accompanied by a discussion
with social entrepreneurs and those seeking to support social entrepreneurs. Discussion
facilitated by Veronkia Scott, CEO/ Founder of The Empowerment Plan and Ekua
Mends-Aidoo, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
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Co-sponsored by the Academies, UB Sustainability,
Office of Student Engagement, Intercultural Diversity
Center, University Honors College