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Turkey Trot raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
For the fifth year in a row, teachers, students and families from the Primary Education Center participated in The Lew-Port Turkey Trot. This year's event raised $927 for Niagara Hospice.
Niagara University criminal justice professor wins Paper of the Year Award
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:30 pm
Dr. Timothy Lauger, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Niagara University, was named the recipient of the James L. Maddex Jr. Paper of the Year Award for 2014.
Police chiefs request governor pass SUNY police pension bill
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
University at Buffalo Police Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. is leading a call by the State University of New York Police Chiefs Association asking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to sign a bill that would help university police departments retain campus police officers.
Whalen facilitates first responder disability awareness training for FBI special agents
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
The Niagara University first responders disability awareness training program held a seminar Thursday for special agents affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Buffalo office.
Sabres announce 'Report Card Nights' ticket promotion
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host "Sabres Report Card Nights" for Buffalo's games on Tuesday, Dec. 15, against the New Jersey Devils and Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Anaheim Ducks. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents 'A Celtic Christmas'
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 02:40 pm
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents "A Celtic Christmas" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Grand Island High School Auditorium, 1100 Ransom Road. Enjoy a celebration of the holiday season combined with Irish dance and festive music featuring members of The Blarney Bunch.
Erie County Legislature invests additional funds into ECC for 2016
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced the Erie County Legislature approved an additional $254,317 for Erie Community College in the 2016 budget. The additional funding brings the county's total investment to $16.2 million for ECC next year.
3 WNY colleges working on Great Lakes Ecosystem Projects
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:50 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium has announced innovative projects underway by three Western New York colleges to help protect and restore the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Niagara University professor trades lecture hall for learning community
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:30 pm
Mitchell Alegre, professor of management at Niagara University, has developed a whole new way to teach a college course. And it involves a circle.
Errick Road students learn how to stay healthy during cold, flu season
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:15 am
Univera Healthcare presented the Green & Clean program at Errick Road Elementary to teach students about proper hand washing. Over 500 students and teachers participated in this innovative initiative, designed to reduce the spread of germs and illness in elementary schools.
18th annual 'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 6
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 18th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
'Roar in 4': Buffalo State announces four-year graduation guarantee
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced plans Tuesday for a new completion initiative, "Roar in 4," which guarantees to incoming full-time freshmen they will be able to take the courses they need to complete a bachelor's degree within four years.
Author of 'What the Best College Teachers Do' to keynote teaching and learning conference at NU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara University's 15th annual conference on teaching and learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute using tourism initiatives to better community
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
In an effort to keep tourism dollars in the U.S., the Niagara Global Tourism Institute is working to develop the whole community in Niagara Falls to make it a more tourist-friendly area.
Niagara University students collect winter items for Abate School families
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 07:55 am
More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered Tuesday to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU's Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
N-W helps out those in need with coat drive
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
The gift of giving is in the air at the Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School. Students, faculty and staff are participating in "Warmth of Veterans" that serves the Homeless Veterans Center of WNY. Donations of children's coats will be presented to "Coats for Kids" in conjunction with Capitol Cleaners.
Castellani Art Museum holiday happenings: Holiday Bash, Museum Shop sale
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 27. The museum will be open over Thanksgiving weekend, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors four, raises student scholarship dollars
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 04:20 pm
More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2015 President's Dinner, held Nov. 13 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
First Niagara fills funding gap for at-risk college students
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 03:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is partnering with Buffalo State to ensure first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities are able to get the support they need to achieve academic success.
Niagara University student group traveling to Nicaragua to build home for impoverished family
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family.
Niagara University students earn top honors at inaugural Smith Travel Research competition
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 01:45 pm
Four students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management captured first place at Smith Travel Research's inaugural Market Study Competition.
NU students apply classroom learning to assist children's center in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 06:05 pm
Niagara University students have many opportunities to help the community while receiving their education. This semester, students in Professor Mitchell Alegre's management principles course (MGT271A) have been doing just that.
Lew-Port senior class hosts first Halloween Dash 5K
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 2016 hosted a 1K Kids Run/Walk along with a competitive 5K-race Halloween morning at the high school.
Grand Island Central School District lauded for STEM commitment
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
At its second annual "Celebration of STEM," (science, technology, engineering, and math), event on Oct. 15, the WNY STEM Hub honored 14 school districts and one charter school as an Emerging STEM School System.
First Niagara partners with Canisius to support women entrepreneurs
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 03:00 pm
The Women's Business Center at Canisius College received a $26,300 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to fund programs in its Forum Series, which supports women entrepreneurs through the steps of new business establishment and expansion.
Niagara University, New York Power Authority program receives national literacy award
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
A Halloween-themed children's literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Niagara University professor elected president of national chemistry honor society
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:10 am
Dr. Luis Sanchez, an assistant professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has been appointed president-elect of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919.
Ortt delivers $50,000 to Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000.
Erie County, partners announce expansion of mental health services in Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Fifteen new clinics will be opening across the Buffalo school system this fall, bringing the total number of schools that now provide students access to mental health services to 42.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 20 percent on Order of Merit List
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:50 pm
The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it's considered one of the best in the nation.
Niagara University inks memorandum of understanding with Niagara College
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visits Niagara University
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University was pleased to welcome New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia to campus on Wednesday.
Vietnam vet Bob Wieland to speak at Niagara University on Veterans Day
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob "Mr. Inspiration" Wieland.
Gerald Mead Collection on display at NCCC
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:10 am
Works from the Gerald Mead Collection will be on view at the Niagara County Community College Dolce Valvo Art Center from Oct. 22 to Nov. 20.
Vople named to post at Niagara Catholic
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic has named a new director of advancement/alumni relations.
Niagara University recognizes educational leaders during 2015 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday.
St. Stephen's hosts Christian Laettner
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:20 pm
Christian Laettner's three-day weekend on the Island brought the former Duke University All-America basketball player and National Basketball Association All-Star back to his roots.
Senior leadership and dedication willing Niagara Falls football in a winning direction
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:25 am
With five games complete and two remaining, the Niagara Falls High School football team is looking to finish strong and start a run into the sectional playoffs. With a record of 3-2, the Wolverines have put together a surprising season after being predicted to finish near the bottom of the AA North Division.
Lt. Gov. Hochul visits NU to address 'Enough is Enough' sexual assault legislation
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Niagara Catholic awards Teresa Marie Coppola Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:40 am
On Friday, Sept. 25, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and Howard Pirong awarded the Teresa Marie Coppola Memorial Scholarship Fund to students Venasija Lewis and Maya Gandy.