Calendar of Events 2011

Find Events by Date:
  September Week of: 9/26      
  October Weeks of: 10/3 10/17 10/24 10/31
  November Weeks of: 11/14 11/28    
Anchor Events:
  Kick-Off Program Forum: Engaged Learning





Sept. 9 - Oct. 7

Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts for Schoharie County: Assist this hard-hit area by contributing food, supplies, and necessities. Drop off boxes in Campus Center and by SA Office. Join in clean-up efforts on Oct. 16, 10-5 pm. Info (including needed items): Sponsor: Office of Environmental Sustainability. Contact:

Sept. - Oct. 31   

School Supply Drive: Assist k-12 students in Binghamton/Broome County impacted by storms Irene and Lee by bringing much needed school supplies to ED 233 or ED 009. Most needed items include notebooks, pencils, pens, paper, folders, markers, coloring pencils, crayons, new or gently used backpacks. New or gently used childrens books can also be donated. Sponsor: Educational Psychology and Methodology Graduate Student Organization

From Sept. 14 on

UAlbany Disaster Relief Fund: Support the victims of Hurricane Irene and the recent flooding events by contributing to the UAlbany Disaster Relief Fund. Visit to donate as well as for updates and additional information about other special relief and awareness efforts including a list developed by the Employee Assistance Program.

Week of Sept. 24



Sat. 10/1 9:30-12 pm

Capital Region Heart Walk: The Crossings of Colonie in Albany:UAlbany has a strong tradition of support and participation. Form a team or volunteer or donate individually.Sponsor:American Heart Association. Info: Capital Region Heart Walk

Sun. 10/2 12-4 pm

SEFCU Community Expo: SEFCU Arena. This is a great chance to connect with local groups and learn about opportunities to volunteer. Last year, at the third expo, over 100 non-profits participated. UAlbany will have a table on community service. Free Admittance and Food. Info: Sponsor: SEFCU.

Week of Oct. 3



Tues. 10/4 6-7 pm

Service Opportunities Panel Discussion: Lecture Ctr. 6: Learn about service opportunities during and after college. Speakers: Joe Aini, Career Services and Elisa Martin, Community and Public Service Program.

Join the KICK-OFF for Community Service Month

10:45 am- 12:15 pm

Kick-Off Program: Campus Ctr. Ballroom: Join President George Philip, SA President Zafir Uddin, GSO President Heidi Nicholls, Mayor Gerald Jennings, and Supt. Raymond Colucciello, City School District of Albany, for exciting news about our collaborations. Also performances by K-12 students and UAlbany Student Clubs who participated in a talent "mini-camp" event. FREE refreshments and T-Shirts.

10 am-2 pm

Action and Service Fair: Lecture Ctr. Concourse: Students, meet local organizations where you can volunteer. Find out how to gain credits for volunteering through the Community and Public Service Program. Sponsors: CPSP, Career Services, University Study Abroad, Chapel House Interfaith Ctr.


Sat. 10/8
10 am until done

Central Park Children's Playground Restoration – Painting Project: Schenectady (Rain Date: 10/22) Help make the park's children's playground recreational equipment look new again to attract more use by families. Central Park is an important community resource. Students, faculty, staff are invited to help. Also, items such as paint, brushes, ladders are needed. Transportation provided. RSVP/ Sponsor: Dept. of Residential Life

Sat. 10/8
Start 8 am

Clean-Up in Schoharie County: This day trip supports flood relief efforts in the devasted areas in Schoharie county. Meet at Chapel House at 8 am. Must wear long pants and boots. RSVP/info (incld. transporation): Sandy Damhof Sponsors: Chapel House Interfaith Center, Dept. of Residential Life

Week of Oct. 10



Tue. 10/11 12-1:30 pm

Environmentally Sustainable Communities: Humanities 354 Find out how faculty and students connect their research or service with community needs. Speakers: Dr. George Robinson, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Dr. Gary Kleppel, Professor, Biological Sciences, and Brad Machado, a senior majoring in Public Administration & Policy. A Community Service Month Faculty-Student Conversation. Lead Sponsors: Office of Undergraduate Education, Office of Graduate Studies. A brown bag lunch.

Sat. 10/15 10-3 pm

UAlbany Homecoming/Fall Festival Farmers Market: Help those in need of food in the wider region by purchasing goods at the market. All proceeds donated by Chartwells to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Sat. 10/15
8-3 pm

Habitat for Humanity: Help build a home for an Albany family in need. Students, faculty, staff are welcome to participate. RSVP/info: Sponsor: Dept. of Res. Life

Sun. 10/16 10-5 pm

Clean UP - Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts for Schoharie County: Assist this hard-hit area by joining this clean up effort. Info: Sponsor: Office of Environmental Sustainability. Contact:

Sun. 10/16 10 am

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Washington Park, Albany. Join the walk. Sponsor: American Cancer Society, Info: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Week of Oct. 17


Tue. 10/18 Networking 3:30-4 pm Program
4-6 pm

Regional Forum: Engaging Students Through Integrating Classroom and Community: Standish Room, Science Library. Faculty, students, staff, find out how service-learning experiences can increase learning in any academic discipline

  • Featured speaker: Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley University, Professor of English and Media Studies, Founding Director, Bentley Service-Learning Center, general editor of series on service-learning in the disciplines.
  • Co-hosts and speakers: President George Philip, Dr. David Lavallee, SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Laurie Worrall, Executive Director, New York Campus Compact, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Susan D. Phillips, moderator.


Wed. 10/19 6-8 pm

12th Annual Lewis Mumford Lecture: Citizen Engagement, Community Development, and Fighting Poverty in the Era of the Tea Party: Performing Arts Ctr.: Presented by John Atlas, author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group. Sponsors: Lewis Mumford Ctr., Dept. of Geography & Planning, UAS, and School of Social Welfare.

Sat. 10/22 12-5 pm

All Around Albany: Get to know Albany -- tours for incoming and all students. Explore what the City has to offer including local shops, restaurants, and event locations.Multiple locations with free food, samples, discount coupons, giveaways, games and so much more! Buses depart from Collins Circle every hour from noon until 3 pm; return trips end at 5 pm. Sponsors: the Business Improvement Districts of the City of Albany with coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Education.Info: or call 462-4300

Sun. 10/23 9- 12 pm

Annual Fall Pine Hills Clean Up: Please join in helping our neighbors in the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany with the Annual Fall Clean Up. Location: Meet at Ridgefield Park parking lot off of Partridge Street (by the tennis courts). Supplies and Refreshments will be Provided. RSVP/Info: Evan Rantzaklis at or 701-3612

 Week of Oct. 24
Mo. 10/24 12-1:30 pm

Food: Security and Health: Campus Ctr., Rm 375. Faculty and students will share their community-based research and service projects addressing a wide range of issues including hunger prevention, global hunger, access of low-income families to healthy foods, and childhood obesity. The panel will be moderated by Dr. David Rousseau, Interim Dean, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, with Dr. Helmut Hirsch, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences, Dr. Janine Jurkowski, Associate Professor, School of Public Health (SPH), Corrine Noble, Researcher, Center for Human Services Research, School of Social Welfare, Sarah Johnson, SPH graduate student. A Community Service Month Faculty-Student Conversation. Lead Sponsors: Office of Undergraduate Education, Office of Graduate Studies. A brown bag lunch.

Th. 10/27
3-6:00 pm

Haunted House: Collins Circle. A special Halloween treat for children. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy face and pumpking painting and trick or treating. Prepare To SCREAM! Sponsor: Department of Residential Life.

Sat. 10/29
All Day

Broome County Clean UP: Join the UAlbany and Binghamton University Student Associations in clean up efforts after the devastating destruction brought by flooding following in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Volunteers will be provided with necessary equipment and lunch. To RSVP please contact Sponsor: Student Association

Week of Oct. 31


Mon. 10/31
1-2 pm

"Oh the Places You Can Go." Community Service in Tanzania, South Africa, and India: Office of International Education, Science Library G40. Find out about service learning opportunities worldwide as three students speak about their summer 2011 experiences abroad during this panel discussion. Contact: or 518 591-8170. Sponsor: Office of International Education.

Sat. 11/ 5 11-3 pm

NANOvember CNSE Community Day: Receive an up-close look at the world of nanotechnology as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) invites residents of the Capital Region, Tech Valley and New York State to tour CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.

Week of Nov. 14


Wed. 11/16 7 pm

Restorative Integral Support, Substance Abuse, Homeless and the Lasting Effects of Abuse During Childhood: University Hall 110: Speaker: Dr. Heather Larkin, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare. Students, faculty, staff welcome. RSVP/info Dept. of Residential Life

Sat. 11/19 AM & PM shifts

Equinox Thanksgiving Meal Preparation: Help Equinox prepare and package meals for over 8,000 families. RSVP/info at Campus contact: Dept. of Residential Life

Sat. 11/20 AM & PM shifts

Equinox Thanksgiving Meal Preparation: Help Equinox prepare and package meals for over 8,000 families. RSVP/info at Campus contact: Dept. of Residential Life

Week of Nov. 28



Sat. 12/3 12-5 pm

P.A.L. Lights in the Park: Washington Park, Albany. Assist the Police Athletic League in decorating the park with holiday lights and transforming Washington Park into a winter wonderland for families. Students, faculty, staff are welcome.RSVP/info Campus contact: Dept. of Residential Life

Sat. 12/3 1-3:30 pm

Junior FIRST Lego League Expo Snack Attack!: Campus Ctr. Ballroom. At this 4th Expo, teams of up to six 6-9 year-olds will focus on healthy eating choices. The students will use Legos to solve a problem around that theme and make a poster to demonstrate what they learned and/or the process they went through. Volunteers needed for the Expo and as coaches/mentors throughout the season. Campus sponsor: College of Computing and Information. Partners include: Girls Scouts, KeyBank, Time Warner Cable/ Connect a Million Minds. Info:

Local groups are seeking volunteers in October and during the year.
For listings visit:
Developed for Community Service Month by
The Division of Student Success and the Community & Public Service Program.