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BBB warns school districts not to pay phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York warned school districts to be on the lookout for fake invoices from Scholastic School Supply. This week, 10 districts, mainly located in the Southern Tier, told BBB they did receive the invoices. BBB advises all school districts to review all invoices carefully and verify before payments are made.
ECC awarded $5.75 million through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. One of those projects belonged to Erie Community College, which secured $5.75 million in grant funding for its planned Bretschger Building renovation/AAS nanotechnology degree program at college's North Campus in Williamsville.

"On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of ECC, I'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo, Chancellor Zimpher and leaders of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program," said ECC President Jack Quinn.

UB school supply drive sets record
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year's school supply drive sponsored by the office of community relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year's drive the most successful one yet.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
United Way of Greater Niagara announces video contest for youth
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is encouraging students in sixth through 12th grade and college students (17-25 years of age) to enter the first annual "Live United" video contest.
Higgins, UB announce $1.2 million grant to help high schools prepare students for careers in genetics, genomics
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields can become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant at UB's South Campus.
UB to hold all-alumni event Sept. 19 in Buffalo's popular Larkinville
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Hundreds of University at Buffalo alumni are expected to celebrate their alma mater Friday, Sept. 19, during a function in Larkinville, Buffalo's eclectic and historic entertainment district located at 745 Seneca St.
Larkinville's revitalization to open Daemen College Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Community building and development will be addressed at the opening of the 2014-15 Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series by featured speaker Leslie Zemsky, who, as director of special events and projects at Larkin Square, has been charged with revitalizing the Larkinville neighborhood into an entertainment destination.
Experience Chinese culture with Niagara Catholic High School
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 06:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is hosting a series of events to explore "Adult Chinese Culture, Language and Cooking" from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall.
Higgins fights to save child care services at Buffalo VA
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is fighting to block the closing of Kids Korner, a center that provides free child care services for eligible veterans utilizing services and attending appointments at the VA Western New York Healthcare center in Buffalo.
PRSA Buffalo Niagara presents: 'Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present "Charting Career Advancement: Public Relations Certifications or Continuing Education."
Stella Niagara students take science projects to New York State Fair
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:15 am
Stella Niagara Education Park sixth grade students Lucy Ebbole and Ella Colbus entered their science fair projects in the Niagara County Fair held July 30 through Aug. 3. They both received blue ribbons for their projects and were recommended for the New York State Fair, which was held in Syracuse in early September.
Become famous at Starpoint
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
The Starpoint Central School District is accepting nominations for both the Academic Wall of Fame and Sports Wall of Fame for the 2014-15 school year.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 05:00 pm
NCCC Foundation board of directors member and president of DiCamillo Bakery, David DiCamillo and his wife, Monica, have been named the co-chairs of the 24th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
Niagara University launching poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:00 pm
Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls-area residents.
Niagara University continues climb up U.S. News Rankings
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University is a high-value educational institution on the rise that serves military veterans well, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Niagara University holds blessing and dedication of Gacioch Center
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara University held a ceremonial opening and blessing of the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center Tuesday morning.
Fathers encouraged to attend statewide 'Dads Take Your Child to School Day' on Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Two state agencies that serve New York's families have encouraged fathers and significant male caregivers to participate in "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The annual event helps fathers across New York engage in their children's education.
Fall open houses at Niagara University
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students twice this fall.
Co-inventor of nicotine patch to visit UB, discuss smoking treatments
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Jed E. Rose, Ph.D., renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo Thursday to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.
Lewiston-Porter students begin school year
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
On a sunny, warm Wednesday morning, students from Lewiston-Porter joined thousands of others from public and parochial schools across Niagara County to mark the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Rules of the road: School bus safety
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and once again yellow school buses will dot our highways.
Drive extra carefully now that school is open
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
The American Automobile Association has begun its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign to remind drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Back to school
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield area students headed back to school Wednesday morning. Aside from an accident involving an N-W school bus, opening day in local public and private schools seemed to go smoothly.
'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Cuomo announces solar power program for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of "K-Solar," a landmark program under the $1 billion "NY-Sun" initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and affordable option for K-12 schools.

To date, a total of 40 school districts have registered to participate in the program, representing nearly 200 schools in communities across the state.

NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Fidelis: Add health insurance to your child's list of back-to-school supplies
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
As the start of the school year approaches and many children need physicals and updated immunizations to go back to school, Fidelis Care reminds parents that free or low-cost health insurance coverage is available to almost all children through the New York state-sponsored program Child Health Plus.
UB cardiologist appointed to prestigious review committee that advises directors of NHLBI, NIH
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
John M. Canty Jr., M.D., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - UB's chief of cardiovascular medicine - has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
Lew-Port readies for school year
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education held two consecutive public hearings on student conduct Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, with no residents attending.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert and distraction free as kids return to school
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:45 pm
AAA is kicking off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is about to be in full swing. The campaign, launched nationwide in 1946, reminds drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods in an effort to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Niagara University names 2014 teaching award winners
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award.
Higgins, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls School District mark opening of new Gill Creek playground
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Cynthia Bianco and other community partners gathered to officially celebrate the opening of a new playground at Gill Creek Park.
WBA awards scholarships
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded four scholarships during its May meeting at Westbys Pub & Grille. The 2014 scholarships were presented to Emily Belote, Joel Congi, Hannah Carrier and Jillian Wagner.
Carl Paladino of Ellicott Development to serve as guest speaker
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business & Finance board of advisors will host a business "Blender" networking event Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Convocation, concert, comedians, talks on tap for NU's new student orientation
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time.
Niagara University ROTC cadets assist American Legion Boys State program
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University's ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall schedule of courses. Professional studies, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.