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NCCC commencement Saturday
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV Jim Toellner will be the commencement speaker at Niagara County Community College's 50th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
'Celebration of Music Education' held at Kleinhans honors leaders in the field
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Saturday, May 10, will mark the annual "Celebration of Music Education" at Kleinhans Music Hall, presented by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and sponsored by BOCES of Western New York.
Higgins recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week on House Floor
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize Teacher Appreciation Week, which is observed each year from May 5-9. Higgins encouraged his colleagues to recommit to adequately fund education programs and ensure teachers have access to necessary resources.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Aniyah Brown took first prize. The top piece from each congressional district is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Building.
Lemke awarded books for students
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
Jessica Lemke, pre-kindergarten teacher at St. Peter R.C. School, was one of 20-plus grantees of the national "BE INSPIRED" Disney/ABC Television Group and First Book Literacy Campaign selected to receive free books for every student in his or her school.
Niagara University appoints Kevin Creagh VP for university mission and ministry
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., has been named vice president for university mission and ministry at Niagara University, effective immediately. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced the appointment.
Dr. Tim Downs named provost and chief academic officer of Niagara University
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:15 pm
Timothy M. Downs, Ph.D., has been named provost and chief academic officer at Niagara University. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced the appointment.
Roxanne Cardone named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter at NU
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
Roxanne Cardone, office coordinator for the Center for Events & Management Development at Niagara University, was named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Cardone, a Lewiston resident, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president (as pictured).
Castellani Art Museum presents sixth annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series 'ART CITY'
Mon, May 5th 2014 02:00 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present its sixth "Meet Me at the CAM" art history series on five consecutive Thursdays starting May 15.
Higgins announces extension for submissions in Congressional Student App Challenge
Mon, May 5th 2014 09:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the deadline for submitting entries to the Congressional Student App Challenge has been extended to May 30.
$6 million sports and educational complex welcomed by Niagara Catholic
Mon, May 5th 2014 08:25 am
The City of Niagara Falls will soon be home to a $6 million sports and educational facility, which will offer a number of programs and services for members of the community. Once built, The Niagara Community Center (run as a nonprofit organization) will be located next to Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School at 520 66th St.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 'Day of Caring' is May 6
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its "Day of Caring" Tuesday, May 6. The "Day of Caring" is an opportunity for the Niagara Catholic family to give back to the community by helping various nonprofit, religious and civic organizations.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 15-16
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:50 am
For the second year in a row, Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center Thursday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
It's magic
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
St. Stephen School on Grand Island was the latest setting for the magic and mischief of Rob and Carol Allen of Wheatfield, sponsored in part by the Western New York Dairy Industry.
Niagara University accounting professor earns two prestigious awards
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
It's been a heck of a spring semester for Ian Burt.
Niagara University professor named chair of American Counseling Association committee
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, an associate professor of counseling at Niagara University, has been named chair of the American Counseling Association's international committee. His three-year term commences July 1.
Niagara University unveils Family Literacy Center
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Niagara University's College of Education held an event Wednesday to officially unveil the Family Literacy Center.

The FLC, which is housed in the university's Academic Complex, is an on-campus educational opportunity for graduate students to demonstrate teaching while enhancing the literacy performance of at-risk readers and their families.

Grant for lighting upgrades allows Lake Shore School District to direct savings to educational programming
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
A grant from New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.
Canisius College to host golf tournament to benefit Institute For Autism Research
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Canisius College is hosting an "i am max" golf tournament and dinner Monday, May 19, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive, Cheektowaga. Proceeds from the event will be used toward tuition for children in the Institute for Autism Research's Summer Max treatment program.
Cuomo appoints Masiello as new ECC trustee
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Erie Community College President Jack Quinn has announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Kate Masiello, former first lady of the City of Buffalo, to the school's board of trustees.
Earth Day celebration at St. Peter School
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
As part of an Earth Day celebration, Jessica Lemke's pre-K class at St. Peter R.C. School had to create something using recycled materials. Their creativity was notable, as seen in everything from guitars, castles and robots, to telescopes, pirate ships and more.
Niagara University listed among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Apply for Zonta scholarships
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:40 pm
The Zonta Club of Grand Island will award scholarships at its annual awards dinner June 24.

The Memorial Scholarship Award of $750 will be presented to a woman between the ages of 18 and 25 in memory of deceased Zontians who gave of their time and resources to improve the status of women. To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a resident of Grand Island, at least 18 years old (not a high school senior) and be enrolled in a degree or certification program.

The Career Advancement Scholarship will recognize one woman over 25 with a $750 award. She must be a resident of Grand Island and attending or have proof of acceptance in a program to further her education or help re-enter the job market.

Five Niagara University students participating in Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 03:20 pm
Five Niagara University students are currently attending the sold-out Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York City.
Niagara University joining National Day of Action
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 09:30 am
The White House recently announced the first National Day of Action will take place April 30. "America's PrepareAthon!" is a nationwide, community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting more Americans to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and what to do to be safe and prepared.
Disney Junior's 'Give A Book, Get A Book' to donate up to 1 million books to U.S. communities in need
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
Disney and First Book will provide for the donation of up to 1 million books to U.S. communities in need and will present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide, through a new program: Disney Junior's "Give a Book, Get a Book."
Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy graduates 9
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
On Wednesday evening, April 9, eight men and one woman representing the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Department graduated from the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy.
First Niagara sponsors New York State Business Plan Competition
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is sponsoring the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition. The event is hosted by The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany's School of Business, and Syracuse University, in partnership with SEFCU, SUNY, and collegiate partner institutions across the state.

The 2014 New York Business Plan Competition features regional competitions in New York's 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones that will lead up to a statewide final competition at CNSE's Albany Nanotech Complex on April 25.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy information session April 24
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara University reschedules contemporary Catholicism expert for April 25
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara University intended to host the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., for an address on "Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue" in March, but a blizzard blew those plans away.
NU's Institute of Applied Learning offering pair of summer STEM camps
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
According to US2020, by 2018, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., inaugurated as 26th president of Niagara University
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:45 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, in the Gallagher Center.
Artpark summer camp registration is now open
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark's annual summer day camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Visit www.artpark.net for more information on camps and a printable registration form.
They're here!
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 06:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District is celebrating the delivery of five new buses to its Transportation Department.
Niagara Catholic presents annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School presents its annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic, this year honoring Lou Fernandez, on Monday, July 21, at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The golf tournament benefits Niagara Catholic students, scholarship funds and other school programs.
 


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