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'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Kohl's Department Stores "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 14 at kohlskids.com.
$1.5 billion state aid increase needed to maintain education programs
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 12:00 pm
The New York state Educational Conference Board reports aid to education would need to rise by a minimum of $1.5 billion in 2014-15 for schools to maintain current education programs.
New Niagara University professor, 13 students head downstate to work Super Bowl
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
An avid sports fan, professor Jimmy Smith, Ph.D., was ecstatic last fall when the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management asked if he would chaperone its annual experiential learning trip to the Super Bowl.
NU Family Business Center honors NFP publisher Mazenauer
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher Skip Mazenauer was presented the Niagara University Family Business Center Vision Award on Jan. 29. The award recognizes businesspeople who are successful, lead a family- or privately owned Western New York business, are committed to benefiting the community, and who have created something when others did not foresee an opportunity.
Zonta offers scholarship
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the 2014 Zonta Club of Niagara Falls Inc. non-traditional student scholarship are now available.
AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses fiscal stress
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
On the very bitter evening of Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was held in front of a crowd of concerned residents.
Oishei Foundation gives $5 million to UB for School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new building
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 07:00 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital provides 'Pathways to Careers'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 06:55 am
This year's "Pathways to Careers" internship partnership involving Mount St. Mary's, Niagara Catholic and Niagara University featured students Mackenzie Lozina and Ryan Prawel, both of NC. The pair is shown with the displays they created and exhibited in the hospital lobby as the final component of their project.
New CAM exhibit showcases artists, traditions, culture and community
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
"Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts" presents a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community.
NCCC scholarships are available for fall 2014 semester
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
Ceretto: Education summit rescheduled for Feb. 13
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the education summit originally set for Jan. 6 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. inside Niagara Falls High School. The summit had to be postponed due to blizzard conditions in Western New York.
Niagara University launches free mobile application
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:25 pm
Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world.
'Johnnies Adventures' book signing at Stone House
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:35 pm
Local author Suzanne Simon Dietz and illustrator Rex Taylor Stewart signed copies of their books in the "Johnnies Adventures" series at The Stone House in Lewiston.
Abraham Lincoln's birthday celebration at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum boasts the distinction of hosting the longest-running ceremonial celebration of our 16th president's birthday in the U.S.
Giddy-up! The Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the (energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able) Horse on Feb. 2 with its annual free public performance of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.
Roser explains 'significant fiscal stress'
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 07:00 am
"... Lewiston-Porter was in the making for a perfect storm."
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program nominations begin Jan. 31
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
The "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program is part of "Kohl's Cares," Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. To learn more about last year's winners, visit kohlskids.com.
Entrepreneur course kick-starts student businesses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Twelve classmates have joined the ranks of the University at Buffalo's first entrepreneurial boot camp for students, and up to five of them have a chance to win $8,000 in seed funding when they complete it.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts February breakfast forum
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Grisanti sends request to Skelos for education investment tax credit to be included as part of final 2014-15 state budget
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:35 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos requesting Senate Bill S4099, better known as the education investment tax credit, be included in the 2014-15 state budget.
Bishop Malone announces revitalization of Catholic elementary schools
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Three years of exhaustive research, collaboration and consultation culminated Wednesday with the announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo of the implementation of "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic vision for Catholic elementary schools.

The Very Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, said the diocese and The BISON Fund are collaborating on a plan to fund new scholarships for students who have applied to transfer out of low-performing Buffalo elementary schools.

"We are involved in preliminary discussions with the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund regarding a scholarship program, which could potentially increase Catholic school enrollment and positively affect the future of our elementary schools," Malone said.

'Coffee & Conversation Night' at Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Coffee & Conversation Night" Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.
Guest speakers, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara University will present a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers celebrates 22 years in business
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care provider, is celebrating 22 years of building a "Doodle community" of happy children, happy parents and happy children both inside and outside the centers.
Niagara University outreach office sets town hall meetings to gather community input
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
ReNU Niagara, a community outreach arm of Niagara University, seeks resident input to identify priorities that will help shape the future of the program.
Sabres Steve Ott reminds shoppers not to text and drive during 'It Can Wait' event
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott will make a special visit to the AT&T retail store in the Walden Galleria Sunday to sign autographs and, more importantly, spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving.
Niagara Catholic students compete on 'It's Academic'
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Senior students Danielle Rosini, Lauren Preti and Maria Sciarrino, pictured from left, recently represented the high school on the television show "It's Academic."
2014 Student Academy Awards competition now underway
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:40 pm
The Academy is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student Academy Awards competition. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.
Castellani: 'Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?' examines relationship of humans with natural world
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:35 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces the next exhibition in the TopSpin Series. "Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?" opens with a reception Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 4.
U.S. News and World Report ranks UB's Graduate School of Education online programs among country's 25 best
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 01:55 pm
The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education online programs earned a dramatic increase in national ranking compiled by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, climbing from 61 to 25 among 238 higher education institutions.
Five UB inventions could make life better for tomorrow's consumers
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 01:50 pm
Submarine-like body sensors and a new way to snuff out fungal infections are among the highlights from a year of inventing at the University at Buffalo.

In 2013, UB filed provisional patent applications - the precursor for a regular patent application - for 31 discoveries made by its researchers.

The five technologies below represent some of the most promising.

'Celebrating the Winter Olympics' at History Center of Niagara County
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Children ages 7-12 are invited to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the History Center of Niagara County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. The program will celebrate the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in early February.
Students help refugees enjoy first holiday in U.S.
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield teachers Lori Pruyn and Nicole Pasceri decided to give their students a lesson on the true meaning of the holidays. They told them about some new residents in the Buffalo area, many who had to flee their country with little more than the clothes on their backs to escape to a safer country.
Jaenecke earns Eagle Scout rank
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Wheatfield resident Daniel Jaenecke has become an Eagle Scout thanks to helping his mom.
Six common-sense academic resolutions for 2014
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The new year provides a great opportunity to review the first half of the school year and set some new academic goals for the rest of the school year ahead.

We encourage our children to make New Year's resolutions to improve academic performance, but there are plenty of resolutions parents can make that will go a long way toward supporting their children over the second half of the school year.

Children's book explores Lewiston's Underground Railroad
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
"Johnnie's Adventures: Lewiston's Underground Railroad," a new book, is aimed at teaching children and adults the story of slavery and its connections to Lewiston. Each page of text includes historical annotations. Children can follow the adventure on the map on the back cover designed by BeauDesigns.
Deadline approaching for college students to apply for FASNY
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
In 2011, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York unveiled a historic educational initiative called the "Higher Education Learning Plan," or "HELP." This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared toward recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout New York. Today, FASNY announced the deadline for firefighters to apply for the spring 2014 semester is Feb. 1.
Ceretto hosts college students at State of the State address
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb welcomed Jason Cutler and Sarah Jensen, students at Niagara University, to the Assembly chambers on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session.