Unity with Our Community – Rescheduled

On Friday, March 15th, Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in our rescheduled Unity with Our Community event, a service day devoted to carrying on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our community. This day is an opportunity for us at Hilbert to connect with the work Dr. King advocated for and to understand the importance of taking action to promote equality, justice, respect, and compassion.

Current community partners for the day include:

716 MinistriesA community development organization that stabilizes neighborhoods by restoring neglected housing stock. The organization sells these rehabilitated homes at a low cost, to community members and first-time homebuyers, largely thanks to the faithful volunteers that serve with the agency.

Compass HouseProvides runaway, homeless, and street youth with safe shelter and services. Compass House stands as one of the nation’s oldest shelter and service providers for youth of all gender identities, offering shelter, counseling, and so much more.

Food Bank of WNYThe primary hunger-relief organization in Western New York. The agency obtains nutritious food and distributes support to our community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties.

Little Portion Friary: A volunteer-run organization that brings forth the mission of the Catholic Church to provide food for the hungry, clothing for the undressed, and shelter for the homeless.

Salvation Army in Buffalo: Provides a variety of programs and services that annually benefit over 30,000 economically disadvantaged people. The Salvation Army is an integral part of the local human service network, providing housing, clothing, nutritional, social, and spiritual assistance through a wide range of separate but interrelated programs and services.

S.S. Columba Brigid: A neighborhood, multicultural Catholic church where all are welcome.

Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY, Inc.: a nonprofit corporation offering U.S. Veterans and their families the convenience of a one-stop, barrier-free location in which to access a holistic range of social and health services in the comfort of a “home base” environment that is always welcoming, affirming and responsive to their needs.

PLEASE NOTE:
If you registered for the original date for Unity with Our Community, you will need to re-register online prior to the event. Please complete the registration form online at hilbert.edu/UWOC.

Save the Date for Brand Hack 2019

Hilbert is proud to be the location for Buffalo’s design “Hack-a-thon” on January 26, 2019, where professionals and students from the advertising and design community will work together in teams to help build a branded campaign from scratch in 5 hours for a local non-profit.

This event is a great way for students to gain real world experience in a fun and competitive setting, while networking with peers and professionals from Buffalo’s creative community.

Here’s how it works:

Professional team captains will work with teams of 3-5 students with an even disbursement of talent types (design, copywriting, marketing, etc.). Each team will be presented with a real-life non-profit organization in need of assets for a branded campaign. This will include a logo, tagline, and one marketing piece. Teams will have five hours to put together their branded campaign and will present their finished products to the judges, non-profit representatives, and other BrandHack participants.

You can register to get involved with this exciting event on the AAFBuffalo website here. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram for more information, and mark your calendars for more exciting Communication Career Week events happening at Hilbert from January 22-26, brought to you by the Hilbert College Digital Media and Communication Department in conjunction with the Hilbert Career Development & Community Engagement Center!

 

Hilbert Partners With Unyts To Host Donate Life Club Summits

On November 17, the Hilbert Center for Career and Community Engagement hosted a Donate Life Summit on the Hilbert campus. The event welcomed over 70 high school students from seven local high schools to learn about the importance of organ donation in our communities.

This event was held in partnership with Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Unyts established the Donate Life Club in 2004 to assist groups of students at area high schools in the planning, development, and implementation of a campaign to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation among their peers.

By participating in workshops during the event, the 70+ high school students who attended Hilbert’s Donate Life Club Summit in November were able to receive the knowledge necessary to help spread accurate information about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation to their school and home communities. The ultimate goal of Unyts and the Donate Life Club is to establish donation as a cultural norm. 

Hilbert is proud to be hosting another Donate Life Club Summit on Tuesday, December 18th. For more information, please contact Rachel Wozniak at rwozniak@hilbert.edu or by phone at (716) 926-8929.

Hilbert Res Halls Recognized as the 7th Best in NYS

Hilbert Res Halls Recognized as the 7th Best in NYS

Niche generates annual rankings of different categories to determine the best colleges in the United States.  In 2018, Hilbert was ranked seventh in New York State for best college dorms.  Niche has a system to average in all the factors that they believe are the most important when determining the rankings.  The factors they incorporated are, student surveys (70%), average housing cost (10%), housing capacity (10%), and student crime rate (10%).  For students, these rankings could be very beneficial in deciding what college fits them the best.  Niche provides student reviews for the public to view so students could read from a first-hand source to gain knowledge about a certain college campus.  

Best College Dorms Methodology

Learn more on Hilbert’s Residence Life

Hilbert Lands in Top 20 in America for Criminal Justice

Hilbert Lands in Top 20 in America for Criminal Justice

Hilbert is ranked the 20th in Best Colleges for Criminal Justice in America for 2018.  Niche inspects the academic admissions, financial, and student life data given by the U.S. Department of Education to complete the rankings.  They also factor in student reviews and also reviews from alumni as well.

 

Best Colleges for Criminal Justice Methodology

Criminal Justice at Hilbert

Hilbert also came in 75th in Best Test Optional Colleges in America and also 91st in Best Catholic Colleges in America.

For Hilbert’s full report card from Niche click Hilbert College Rankings

A Peace Of My Mind | Photo Gallery

The Hilbert College English Program’s spring Visiting Artist Series featured John Noltner, an award-winning photographer, who presented his multimedia arts project “A Peace of My Mind” on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the William E. Swan Auditorium on the Hilbert campus.

His project is built around the simple question, “What does peace mean to you?” Founded in 2009 by Noltner, the project began as his effort to rediscover humanity in an increasingly polarized world.

Noltner shared some of the engaging portraits and compelling personal stories about what peace means to people, how they work towards it, and some of the obstacles they encounter.

Video password is: Hilbert