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Houghton College boasts one of the largest solar installations on a college campus in New York
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 09:15 am
Houghton College and Smart Energy Capital have signed a power purchase agreement for the college to purchase solar electricity from a 2.5 megawatt solar system located on campus. Houghton College will become a site for the one of the largest solar systems on a college campus in New York.
Higgins fights to keep college student loan rates low
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, is urging leadership in the House of Representatives to act quickly to prevent college student loan rates from doubling. The current interest rate under the Federal Direct Student Loan Program is 3.4 percent. That number is expected to increase to 6.8 percent on July 1, unless preventative action is taken.
Niagara University establishes Office of International Relations
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara University Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of an Office of International Relations, which will provide a central point of contact for international students studying at NU and domestic students seeking global experiences.
Lew-Port: Roser details revised budget, impact on district
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 05:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter School District has reduced its budget each year since 2009, but New York state has also reduced its aid in each of those years, leaving the gap up to the district to be filled.
Grisanti, Peoples-Stokes, DPCC, Buffalo ReformEd, community leaders call on Assembly to vote on legislation to reform City of Buffalo public schools
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 04:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, was joined today by representatives of the District Parent Coordinating Council, Buffalo ReformEd, and other community leaders to urge the State Assembly to act on two pieces of legislation that he said would increase parents' involvement and save taxpayers money in the City of Buffalo.
Could have danced all night
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:25 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's Class of 2013 held its prom on June 7 at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Prom king and queen were Anthony Cappuccilli and Kali Ryan.
Niagara Catholic has scholar athletes
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 01:30 pm
Western New York Section VI Athletics recently nominated these senior scholar athletes from Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School for spring honors: DeAnna Kajfasz and Madeline Sweeney (girls tennis), William Whisker (boys tennis) and Francesca Costanzo (softball).
UB's Gifted Math Program graduate receives distinction and opportunity
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 01:30 pm
Samendra Prasad, one of the University at Buffalo's Gifted Math Program high-achieving 2013 graduates, will enter his freshman year at the University of Virginia with seven years of college-level math education already under his belt.
Lee named dean of UB Graduate School of Education
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 01:30 pm
Jaekyung Lee, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology at the University at Buffalo, and a fellow of the prestigious American Educational Research Association, has been appointed dean of the UB Graduate School of Education after a national search. He had served as interim dean since July.
ReNU Niagara moves downtown, Institute for Civic Engagement named after Levesque
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 11:15 pm
ReNU Niagara is moving its offices downtown - and the institute that oversees the community-minded program has a new name.
Flag Day event at Lew-Port
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Intermediate School's Flag Day ceremony will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14. Featured will be representatives of the armed forces, as well as veterans from different branches of the service.
Lew-Port BOE urges voters to support new budget proposal
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
"The school is the most important part of our community, and we need to invest in our children's education," said Lewiston Porter Board of Education President Jodee Riordan. "We've asked for a very modest increase, and it is solely about the cuts we've taken from New York state.
Student business helps fight diabetes
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 09:20 pm
At Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Kevin Schucker's fifth period advanced marketing class organized its own business through the Junior Achievement program.
WBA awards scholarships
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded three scholarships during its May 20 meeting at the Walmore Inn. The recipients of the 2013 scholarships are, from left, Kirsten Scherrer, Nilab Hussain and Christopher Galvano.
NWTA winners
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association has announced its three scholarship winners for 2013.
More than 120 Niagara University employees participate in 2013 Day of Service
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 05:00 pm
MaryAnne Brown has worked at Niagara University since 1996. During that time, she has participated in the university's employee Day of Service every year that it's been offered.
NU student presents, translates during international research forum
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
Lizbeth Ortiz, a 2013 Niagara University graduate, was one of the featured presenters during a prestigious international research forum held at Daemen College April 22-24.
Castellani Art Museum presents volunteer awards
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University held a volunteer awards luncheon at the Como Restaurant. The awards are in memory of the CAM's long-time volunteer coordinator and museum shop manager Anne LaBarbera.
Maziarz promotes summer reading program for students
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 02:50 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced he is once again encouraging students to participate in the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.
Kojm becomes First Niagara University student to write parallel program
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 12:00 pm
Sarah Kojm recently became the first Niagara University student to write a parallel program for a class project.
UB's literacy center celebrates golden anniversary with two-day reunion and literacy conference
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 12:20 pm
The University at Buffalo's Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction, or CLaRI, will mark its 50th year of helping children read, write and gain confidence in their academic skills with a conference and alumni gathering that celebrates its timeless theme of literacy.

The anniversary weekend will open with a reunion of current literacy students and alumni from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

St. John Lutheran has new summer camp
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 07:00 am
St. John Lutheran Church and School is offering a new summer camp, called Camp Sonshine, this year.
Lew-Port cuts more, sets new tax levy
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education voted to bring a $39,647,771 proposed budget, featuring a 3.95 percent tax levy increase, to the voters on Tuesday, June 18. A public budget hearing will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Resource Center.
Connor Middle School: Students go Bald for Bucks
Fri, May 31st 2013 02:00 pm
Bald for Bucks fundraising leaders Sarah and Chris Swagler recently took part in their final event at Connor Middle School.
Honors College scholar from Buffalo wins UB's first UK summer Fulbright
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
The United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission has selected Dylan Burns, a sophomore architect major at the University at Buffalo, to participate in its Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University.
Frustration attends Niagara-Wheatfield meeting
Thu, May 30th 2013 04:15 pm
Three votes sent the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education back to calculators to find a tax levy that the residents will live with, and emotions ran high as the next steps were presented to a large gathering of residents on May 22.
YMCA Camp Kenan keeps youth moving, learning and exploring this summer
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:00 pm
YMCA Camp Kenan is offering residence and day camps to give kids and teens across Western New York an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
Grisanti bill moving school board elections from May to November passes Senate
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, announced Wednesday the Senate has passed bill S.868, which calls for moving the election of members of the City of Buffalo School Board from May to November, a measure that he says will improve voter turnout and save taxpayers money.
Pappalardo appointed professor emeritus at Niagara University
Wed, May 29th 2013 12:05 pm
Dr. Salvatore Pappalardo has been appointed a professor emeritus by the Niagara University Board of Trustees.
UB is recognized nationally as a 'next generation university'
Tue, May 28th 2013 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo is among six public research universities from across the country recognized in a new report by the New America Foundation for "embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform."
Camp Hope, Niagara Hospice's free bereavement camp, helps children cope with death
Mon, May 27th 2013 07:00 am
When someone loses a loved one, it seems nothing is right with the world. The sorrow that follows can be debilitating for anyone, and grief for a child can be a confusing process. Whether it's the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or a special friend, dealing with the loss is beyond the experience of most children. Their reaction is often overlooked in the activity surrounding the death.
SUNY Empire State College to hold information session
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
The Wiggles 'Taking Off!' world tour visits University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
The Wiggles bring their "Taking Off!" world tour to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Tickets go on sale May 31 at noon and are available at the box office, online at www.Tickets.com, or by phone at 888-223-6000.
Lockport students visit SAL the Surgical Robot
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:00 pm
Robotics students from Lockport's Emmet Belknap Intermediate School traveled to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a visit with SAL the Surgical Robot.
LYNC partners with Community Missions to make prom dreams a reality
Fri, May 24th 2013 03:00 pm
Leadership for the Youth of Niagara County and Community Missions are teaming to help make prom season smoother for area teens.
Holy Angels holds final commencement
Fri, May 24th 2013 03:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, marked the end of an era for Holy Angels Academy in Buffalo as the all-girls private Catholic high school held its 152nd and final commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 at St. Louis R.C. Church in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara-Wheatfield budget fails by 3 votes
Thu, May 23rd 2013 01:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's voters nearly evenly split on Tuesday defeating the proposed $62.7 million school budget 1,601 to 1,598.
Voutour reminds motorists to buckle up
Thu, May 23rd 2013 01:35 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour is urging everyone to buckle up heading into the busy summer driving season.
Lew-Port budget fails
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:40 am
There was silence when the vote was announced at Lewiston-Porter Tuesday night. The silence reflected the disappointment of the board and administrators as they learned the 2013-14 tax levy proposition was defeated by a 1,105 to 912 vote.

Lew-Port needed a 60 percent majority "yes" vote to pass the 5.52 percent tax levy. The levy exceeded the 4 percent threshold set by the state. The $40,001,368 spending plan was 1.16 percent less than the 2012-13 budget.

"I expected more from the community," said Board President Jodee Riordan. "We got the information out there as clear as possible."

"I'm hurt by it," said Superintendent Christopher Roser. "But they (the voters) spoke, and this is what we have to do."

Almost 96 percent of school budgets pass
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:30 am
New York state voters approved 95.5 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
 


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