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Balloons Over Niagara seeking volunteers
Fri, Apr 27th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will kick off its 50th anniversary year July 27 to 29 with the return of the Balloons Over Niagara weekend.
Niagara Catholic to host Niagara University showcase
Thu, Apr 26th 2012 04:40 pm
Niagara University secondary education students will share their achievements, accomplishments, theories and methods of education with members of the larger community on Friday, April 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Budget hearing, candidate forum ahead in N-W
Thu, Apr 26th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara-Wheatfield School District voters will have another chance to speak out about the proposed 2012-13 budget, as well as meet the candidates for the Board of Education on Wednesday, May 2.
Niagara Index, Random present '20 to 1: The 20 Most Intriguing Students on Campus'
Wed, Apr 25th 2012 02:00 pm
The Niagara Index, the student newspaper at NU, unveiled its third annual list of "The 20 Most Intriguing Students on Campus" as the kickoff event to the college's annual "RidgeFest" celebration on Monday.
Business leaders, students recognized at NU business banquet
Wed, Apr 25th 2012 12:40 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration presented awards to six area business leaders, alumni and students during its 22nd annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held Tuesday night at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara University event to be first held in renovated Hotel Lafayette
Wed, Apr 25th 2012 07:00 am
The Hotel Lafayette, a downtown Buffalo landmark since 1904, is undergoing what the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has called "the largest privately financed historic preservation effort currently under way in the nation."
Two NU students recognized at undergraduate research conference
Mon, Apr 23rd 2012 04:55 pm
Niagara University has announced that two of its students were presented with awards for presentations they made at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 18 at RIT.
St. Peter's celebrates Earth Day
Mon, Apr 23rd 2012 04:45 pm
St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston celebrated Earth Day on Friday, April 20. The entire school donned gloves and, armed with garbage bags, cleaned up around Lewiston.
Lew-Port board announces budget figure
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 07:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will ask district voters to approve a budget of $40,472,775 for 2012-13. That figure reflects a 3.51 percent increase in the tax levy. However, the budget for next year is less than a 1 percent increase from the 2011-12 budget of $40,233,491.
Niagara University dual degree candidate earns best paper award at international conference
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 07:00 am
Anika Loeffler, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from NU and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference in Las Vegas.
Spring Duffy Dance at Niagara Catholic
Fri, Apr 20th 2012 07:00 am
The 11th annual Duffy Dance will be held on Saturday, April 28, in the Bishop Duffy Alumni Gym at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Helping out: Tuscarora students collect 'Pennies For Patients'
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 08:30 am
For the seventh year in a row, students from Tuscarora Indian School were busy collecting pennies during the month of February for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Niagara University well represented at NYSAEYC conference
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 11:20 am
A statewide conference on early childhood education is coming to town this week and Niagara University will be heavily involved. Representatives from NU's College of Education will attend, provide information on Niagara's programs, and serve as featured presenters during the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children's annual conference.
Niagara Falls YMCA to host inclusive summer day camp
Tue, Apr 17th 2012 08:50 am
The Niagara Falls Family YMCA will offer an inclusive summer day camp at its Town of Wheatfield Youth Center location - the only one of its kind in the area. The Y is partnering with Heritage Christian Services, an agency that serves more than 1,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, which will enable it to provide an inclusive camp experience for children with and without developmental disabilities.
Niagara University's commencement ceremonies return to campus
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 05:10 pm
For just the second time in 36 years, Niagara University will hold its commencement ceremonies on Monteagle Ridge. Since moving graduation off-campus in 1976, in favor of more spacious locales such as the former Niagara Falls Convention Center and the University at Buffalo, the only time that commencement has occurred at NU was during its sesquicentennial in May 2006.
Niagara University's 'Promise' fulfilled
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 05:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced the completion of "The Promise of Niagara ... the Next 150 Years," campaign - the single largest fundraising initiative of the institution's 156-year history.
Grand Island Shadow Day
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 03:55 pm
The students of Grand Island High School recently had the unique opportunity once again to "shadow" a career for a day.

Beginning the day with breakfast and inspiration from guest speaker, the Hon. State Supreme Court Judge Henry Nowak, the students were prepared for a peek into the world of work. Locations this year included: the Buffalo FBI office, 98.5 WKSE radio station, Sweet Beginnings Bakery, Cannon Design, and local Grand Island schools.

Adult Education Program reported successful at N-W
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 02:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education last week gave its approval to proceed with planning for an Adult Education Program for fall 2012, despite budget constraints.
'Green' activities scheduled for Earth Day at Niagara University
Thu, Apr 12th 2012 04:00 pm
Niagara University is ranked among the country's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
Promise fulfilled: Niagara University announces completion of $80 mil capital campaign
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 01:25 pm
Niagara University is pleased to announce the successful completion of "The Promise of Niagara...The next 150 years," an $80 capital campaign that began in May 2007.
NCCC to host Clothesline Project exhibit
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 08:05 pm
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Niagara County Community College Wellness Center and the Niagara County Trauma Task Force are hosting the nationally recognized Clothesline Project exhibit beginning Monday, April 16. The exhibit will be on display in the Dolce-Valvo Art Center (D168) on the Sanborn campus through Thursday, April 19.
Niagara University to announce completion of $80 million capital campaign
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 11:10 am
On Tuesday, April 10, Niagara University will hold a press conference to announce the successful completion of "The Promise of Niagara...The next 150 years," an $80 capital campaign that began in May 2007.
Niagara University announces scholarship recipients
Sat, Apr 7th 2012 07:00 am
During the month of March, Niagara University held receptions to present high-achieving students with scholarships to one of its four colleges, as well as its Academic Exploration Program for undeclared majors.
GIBOE: $53 million budget approved
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 02:35 pm
After a five-month budget development process, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution for the proposed 2012-13 school district budget in the amount of $53,079,789. This includes a 2.4 percent tax rate increase and a tax levy capped at 3.25 percent. The budget will go to Grand Island voters on Tuesday, May 15.
N-W Kiwanis continues scholarship program
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 02:20 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield third annual scholarship award will be given to two graduating seniors who reside in either the Town of Niagara or the Town of Wheatfield.
ETMS Cleaner Appreciation Day
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 02:20 pm
It's no secret that school cleaners have a difficult job. That's why 10 students at Edward Town Middle school helped out after school on March 14 as part of the school's "Cleaner Appreciation Day."
Leader of Catholic lobbying effort to speak at Niagara University
Wed, Apr 4th 2012 12:00 pm
Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, will deliver an address titled "Getting Engaged: Faith and the Political Process in America" at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Niagara Catholic preparing to welcome seventh and eighth graders
Wed, Apr 4th 2012 06:55 am
The faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls and St. Dominic Savio Middle School recently attended a professional development day to discuss the transition of the seventh and eighth grade middle school students to the high school.
Princeton Review ranks NU's Schoepflin among best professors in U.S.
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 10:00 am
Niagara University has announced that Dr. Todd Schoepflin, an associate professor in its sociology department, has been ranked as one of the top professors in the U.S., according to The Princeton Review and
Special Legislature meeting tonight to discuss NU money
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 08:50 am
The Niagara County Legislature will hold a special meeting Tuesday, at 6 p.m., to discuss approving the issuance of up to $48,000,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds by the Niagara Area Development Corporation to Niagara University.
Niagara University professors seek volunteers to advance breast cancer research
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 08:40 am
Drs. Mary McCourt and Lawrence Mielnicki, both Niagara University professors, are seeking females over age 18 to volunteer for a study that aims to detect biomarkers for breast cancer in the urine of women.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Mon, Apr 2nd 2012 05:00 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Niagara Catholic's Jeffrey Gansworth awarded volunteer service award
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 04:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Senior Jeffrey Gansworth of Niagara Falls has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with The 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
N-W going to voters with 9.9 percent tax increase
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting started out on a high note on March 21 with a commendation to Natalie Borga, named 2012 valedictorian.

Borga has a 100 percent plus average, is active in numerous school organizations and does community service.

The meeting took a turn when more than 30 people signed in to speak during the public comment portion.

For two hours students, parents and teachers came forward to plead to save the music program in the K-5 grade levels. Each voiced how music was an integral part of their life or their child's life.

BOCES students shine at Regional SkillsUSA
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 07:00 am
35 students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education centers came home victorious from the SkillsUSA Region 1 Leadership Conference and Skills Competition recently held at SUNY Alfred.
Final Four offers slam dunk learning experience for Niagara University students
Wed, Mar 28th 2012 09:10 am
Niagara University is headed to the Final Four.
Grisanti announces youth job fair for graduating high school seniors
Wed, Mar 28th 2012 08:20 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti today announced his participation of a free Youth Express Job Fair at Erie Community College in Orchard Park. This is an opportunity for graduating seniors in Western New York to meet employers who have part-time and seasonal jobs available for this summer or next year.
TOPS, local alcohol abuse prevention coalition fight underage drinking
Wed, Mar 28th 2012 08:10 am
TOPS Friendly Markets announced Tuesday that, in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, the company has partnered with Px20, a collaboration of Erie County agencies dedicated to preventing substance abuse and promoting mental and physical health, to raise awareness of underage drinking. Alcohol Awareness Month is observed during the month of April.
Ceretto announces scholarship opportunities for Italian-American students
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 04:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is again accepting applications in his district office for New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships. The group will award four $1,500 scholarships - two academic and two athletic - to student applicants from around New York state.
Megan Hoover named Student Employee of the Year at Niagara University
Mon, Mar 26th 2012 10:00 pm
Megan Hoover, a senior English and education major from Kenmore who works in the Office of Admissions, was named Niagara University's Student Employee of the Year at an awards ceremony held on Friday, March 23, in the Heritage Room of Clet Hall.