Calendar of Events 2012

Find Events by Date:
  September Week of: 9/24      
  October Weeks of: 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/31
  November & Beyond Week of: 11/5    
Anchor Events:
  Kick-Off Program







Student-2-Student Initiative: S-2-S is a joint initiative between UAlbany and Albany High School to foster interaction between students and enrich after school programs in arts, culture, and academics for high school students.  There are many ways for clubs and individuals to get involved!  Undergraduates can contact Student Association VP Kim Smith at; graduate students can contact GSO VP Genevieve Kane at

Volunteer Opportunities with St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Located on Hackett Blvd., St. Peter's has a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities, including developing an ipod project to be used with residents in the nursing home to assist with dementia and memory enhancement. For more info, contact Janette Leonidas at

Midtown Neighborhood Watch: This program involves patrols by resident volunteers, college students, and long term neighbors with close Albany Police Department coordination to monitor and report unusual activity and unsafe conditions as well as disseminate appropriate safety information to residents. For more info, contact: Janet Zalatan at (518)458-5668 or Tom Gebhardt at (518)442-3130.



Week of Sept. 24


Thur. 9/27

Fri. 9/28


Sat. 9/29

Sat. 9/29

Albany High School Mentor Program Interest Meeting: Albany HS Library: Join us as we discuss creating a new network of mentors for our Albany High School Young Male and Female Mentorship Programs. For more info, contact: John T. Harris at; Carmen Duncan at; Barry Walston at

Film Series Kick-off Celebration - Kinyarwanda: Page Hall, Downtown Campus: Kinyarwanda is a 2011 Sundance Film Festival Award winner, and is based on the rue story of local Muslim clergy who risked their lives to save both Tutsi and pacifist Hutu - Christian and Muslim - during the Rwandan genocide.  Q & A with producer Darren Dean and lead actress Hadidia Zaninka immediately follwoing the film.  For more info, visit:

Capital Region AIDSWalk 2012:
Washington Park, Albany: Join CARES, Inc. and the Community AIDS Partnership of the Capital Region in helping to raise funds for over 25 local nonprofit organizations that provide quality services and care to the Capital Region's HIV/AIDS community.  AIDSWalk is always a fun-filled event with friends, family, awards, the Names Quilt, food, and entertainment. For more info, visit:

Annual Pine Hills Cleanup: Join Alpha Chi Rho and Sigma Delta Tau in cleaning up the Pine Hills neighborhood.  Meet at 2pm at the corner of Western and Quail and help show our Pine Hills neighbors that we respect and care for our nieghborhood.  For more info, contact Jessica Dubowski at  


Week of Oct. 1


Tue. 10/2


National Council of Negro Women: Lecture Center 6: "HIV/AIDS in the Black Community: A Public Health Crisis" will be presented by Dr. Haywar Horton and address how HIV/AIDS is impacting men and women in the African American community.

Join the KICK-OFF for Community Service Month

10:45 am- 12:15 pm

Sat. 10/6

Kick-Off Program: Campus Ctr. Ballroom: Join UAlbany President George Philip, SA President Arthur Rushforth, GSO President Tom Devlin, and new City School District of Albany Supt. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard for exciting news about our collaborations. Also, view joint performances by Albany High students and UAlbany Student Clubs who participated in a talent "mini-camp" event. Free refreshments!

Henry Blatner Architectural Tour: Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands: Join Historic Albany Foundation and DOCOMOMO for an architectural tour featuring the work of Albany architect Henry Blatner.  Open to the public, $10 admission.  For more info, contact Genny Faist at


Week of Oct. 8


Tue. 10/12 
4 pm

"Death to the Women and Children" - A lecture by Prof. Victor Streib: Standish Room, Science Library: The death penalty for women and children may sound like a bad dream, but it has been part of the American experience since the 1600s. These topics have been part of the global death penalty debate and appear to be leading the way to the decline in the practice. For more info, visit:

Sat. 10/13 8am Register;
9am Run

Alumni Association Annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run, 2.5K Walk, and Little Dane Dash: Science Library Lawn: To benefit the UAlbany Cancer Research Center's Fund for Memory and Hope. $5 student registration fee. For more info, visit:


Week of Oct. 15


Tue. 10/16

Wed. 10/17

4th Annual Research Symposium, Department of Africana Studies: Campus Center Assembly Hall: Faculty members and students present their research papers, with special invitations to selected groups and individuals from Capital District colleges.  Open to the public. For more info, visit:

Fall 2012 Community Service Fair: Lecture Center Concourse: Join the Community and Public Service Program (CPSP) and its community partners to learn about exciting volunteer opportunities in the Capital Region.  For some of these volunteer opportunities, you can even get course credit! For more information, visit:


 Week of Oct. 22

Sun. 10/28 3:00 pm

University-Community Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band: Performing Arts Center: Join us for a concert performed by UAlbany students and community members!


Week of Oct. 29




November and Beyond


Sat. 11/10

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York: Washington Park, Albany: Help organize a geocaching activity for local girl scouts ages 11-14.  Volunteers will help teach the girls to use GPS devices and locate caches hidden throughout the park. Contact Kim Akins at for more info.


Local groups are seeking volunteers in October

and throughout the year. 

For up-to-date information about local volunteer and community service activities, or to post your own service activity, please visit the new Volunteer UAlbany website!