Author: Katherine Zyniecki

2019-2020 Bonner Reflection

The 2019-2020 academic year is almost complete- and what a year it’s been! How have you grown as a result of your engagement with Bonner? What has been the biggest highlight personally? What is your best service or Bonner memory? How would you answer the question- What does Bonner mean to you? Upload a picture…
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April 16, 2020 52

Trainings that Stick

Think about the trainings you’ve participated in thus far this semester. Which training has stuck with you days or weeks after participating in it? Why? How can or have you been able to transfer it beyond the seminar room?  

April 1, 2020 49

What do you love about your team?

The best teams are those that have fun together. What do you love most about your site team (Bonners, staff at your site) and your Bonner family? How do they support you? And how do you support them?  

March 16, 2020 52

Reflecting on Campus Speakers

At the end of February, two distinguished speakers came to campus – environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke and UAlbany psychologist and professor Alex L. Pieterse, Ph.D. All Bonners attended one or both of these sessions. To reflect on the event, please respond to the following questions: Which campus speaker did you attend? What was your…
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March 8, 2020 37

Using Harm Reduction Techniques

At the 2/19 Bonner Meeting we focused on Harm Reduction. Respond to each of the questions below based on the seminar. What is one thing you learned in our Harm Reduction training? How can these techniques be transferred to other parts of your life (at your site, role on campus, future professional career, etc.)? What…
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February 17, 2020 62

Recognizing Black History Month

Saturday, January 25th we convened as a community to recognize and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Throughout history, there have been black #AgentsofChange advocating and working to secure equal rights and fair treatment of African…
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February 2, 2020 57

New Beginnings

It’s the start of a new year and a new semester and we have just completed Winter Retreat 2020 which focused on embracing difference and creating the BeLOVEd community. How are you going to use this fresh, new start to work towards a new goal? Set a goal for how you will continue the work…
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January 23, 2020 56

Bonner Bonding | Pumpkins, Costumes, and Dinner Galore!

Bonner Love was strong this semester! We came together to paint pumpkins, dressed up for a Halloween costume contest, and shared what we’re thankful for at the annual Bonner Thanksgiving dinner. In October Bonners came together to paint pumpkins at the More House. We had a variety of different small, large, orange, and white pumpkins…
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December 20, 2019 0

Serving Together | Fall Bonner Service Days

This semester the Bonners participated in two service days- one at Community Miracle in Action’s second annual Rocktoberfest and another in November at RISSE and Girls on the Run. These events were coordinated in partnership with students serving at the site, and the following are three reflections on the day from Freshmen Bonners Maura, Tori,…
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December 20, 2019 0

Partner Spotlight | TRIP

Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP)’s mission is to connect individuals and families with resources and knowledge to live in desirable homes and create vibrant sustainable communities. This is TRIP’s fourth year as a community partner site, and there are currently five Bonners serving among their three locations. Bonner projects include working with social media,…
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