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National Prescription drug drop-off site in Falls
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Niagara Falls City School District will host a local site for the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Upstate school district rankings announced
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 04:00 pm
The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in upstate New York, according to new rankings issued today by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.
Niagara University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society earns repeat recognition
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 11:40 am
For the second straight year and the fourth time in five years, Niagara University's American Chemical Society student chapter has been recognized by The Society Committee on Education. Dr. Mary McCourt, chair of Niagara's biochemistry/chemistry department, received a letter in late September from the society notifying her that the student chapter had been selected for an Honorable Mention Award for activities it conducted during the 2010-11 academic year.

More than 330 reports were submitted to The Society Committee on Education for 2010-11, with only 107 of them receiving honorable mention awards.

Niagara Region PTA launches 'Stop Bullying Now!' initiative
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 09:00 am
In light of another teen suicide as a result of bullying, the Niagara Region PTA wants to share the details of its "Stop Bullying Now!" initiative and implore adults and children alike to learn how emotionally damaging bullying behaviors can be.

A diverse task force of dedicated volunteers (including school administrators, Niagara Region PTA board members, PTA parents and students) has been working on this initiative since January of 2010. Each of the 31 individual PTA units and two councils within the Niagara Region has received (or will receive shortly) a "Stop Bullying Now!" toolkit to assist in finding unique ways to get the message out to students, parents and school districts that bullying cannot be tolerated.

'Respect Love, Love Respect'
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 07:00 am
New York state has unveiled a new website and Facebook page to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse, and to empower them to make healthy relationship choices.

"Respect Love, Love Respect." That simple phrase eloquently captures the important message behind a new website and Facebook page designed to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse.

New online and social networking resources are designed to raise awareness of dating abuse, encourage healthy relationships, empower teens and young adults to take action on the issue, and link them -- and the adults in their lives -- to resources and assistance.

Western New York colleges coordinate alumni networking happy hour
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 05:20 pm
On Thursday, Nov. 3, the offices of alumni relations from Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo, Canisius College, The College at Brockport, Daemen College, Medaille College and Niagara University will host their annual "Alumni After Hours" gathering at SOHO Burger Bar in downtown Buffalo. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., and admission includes an open bar until 8:30 p.m. as well as appetizers.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wylegala to speak at NU about investment fraud
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 01:25 pm
Gretchen L. Wylegala, assistant U.S. attorney, will talk about her experience prosecuting and preventing investment fraud during a one-hour session Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Niagara University. The free, public event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 351 of Bisgrove Hall.
Hardy is first NU student to receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 01:25 pm
Shannon Hardy, Class of 2011, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship.
War of 1812 speech, art competition
Sat, Oct 22nd 2011 08:00 am
Senior high school students in Western New York are invited to participate in next year's War of 1812 speech and art competition, as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights. Events are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2012.
Lewiston-Porter focuses on bullying
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:25 pm
On the minds of most school administrators, teachers and parents are incidents both locally and nationally involving bullying.

Lewiston-Porter School District residents were told at Tuesday evening's Board of Education session that Lew-Port officials take reported incidents of bullying and harassment seriously, and that those incidents are fully investigated and appropriate actions are taken.
Lewiston Public Library November programs
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:25 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of November.
Gehrisch, Jacobs, Delaware North to be honored at NU Convocation
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 01:20 pm
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts its annual convocation.
Niagara University student published in marketing journal
Wed, Oct 19th 2011 02:05 pm
Candice Lymburner, a 2011 Niagara University graduate currently pursuing an MBA at her alma mater, recently had an article published in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. The paper, "The Future of the Music Industry," appears in Volume 5 of the peer-reviewed journal, which covers the marketing arena and the interface between marketing and firm competitiveness.

Lymburner, a Niagara Falls native and current Buffalo resident, completed the paper as an undergrad, along with Bohdan Pikas, a professor of marketing in NU's College of Business Administration and chair of its commerce department, and visiting professor, Anastasia Pikas.

Noted philosopher Peter van Inwagen to speak at Niagara University
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 12:05 pm
Niagara University announced Peter van Inwagen, one of the world's leading philosophers, will deliver this year's Albertus Magnus Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 20. The free event, presented by NU's philosophy department, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the university's Castellani Art Museum.

The address will be focused on the coherence of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic doctrine of the resurrection of the body.
Niagara Career and Tech Ed Center inducts 10 into honor society
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:40 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently held an induction ceremony for 10 students invited into the National Technical Honor Society.
NWHS: 'Did Someone Say, Murder?'
Thu, Oct 13th 2011 03:25 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School will present the play "Did Someone Say, Murder?" by David J. LeMaster at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22. Directed by English teacher Tammy Dobe, it is a murder-mystery comedy involving 25 students who will be acting, assistant directing and helping out backstage.
Braddock, Dwyer take lead roles in Niagara University Theatre Department
Thu, Oct 13th 2011 01:15 pm
Steve Braddock admits it's a good thing that he's fond of puzzles. As Niagara University's new director of theater, he'll be responsible for ensuring that the classical and contemporary performances he selects are compatible with and challenging to his students. Braddock will also have to make sure that the quality of the shows live up to the expectations of the university's loyal theater audience and appeal to a wider demographic.
NU participating in nationwide 'Roll Call' for Veterans Day
Wed, Oct 12th 2011 01:15 pm
Niagara University is joining more than 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. to honor the 6,200-plus American servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Niagara University accepting reservations for fall 'Student Chef Series'
Wed, Oct 12th 2011 01:00 pm
Niagara University is now accepting reservations for this fall's edition of its highly popular "Student Chef Series," which showcases the culinary skills of student managers in the university's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
NU expands nursing program to include B.S., accelerated B.S.
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 10:25 am
Nursing is back in a big way at Niagara University.
NU's Student Veterans Association -- service to country and community
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 06:55 am
On Saturday evening Oct. 1, a group of veterans gathered at Dave's Last Chance Saloon on Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston for a meet and greet. They are members of the Niagara University Student Veterans Association, which formed in 2010.
Villa Maria College to host 2nd annual 'Portfolio Day' Oct 20
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 02:45 pm
Villa Maria College will be host its second annual "Portfolio Day" on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will take place in the Student Center on its campus located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, between Walden and Genesee streets.
'Being American Essay Contest' under way
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 07:00 am
Area high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute's sixth annual "Being an American Essay Contest."
Lew-Port students named All-State musicians
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 07:00 am
Three students from Lewiston-Porter High School have been named All-State musicians, and will participate in the New York State School Music Association Conference in Rochester from Dec. 1-4. The weekend honors the best high school musicians from all of New York.
Lew-Port teacher recognized with Office Max reward
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 09:25 pm
"It's like Christmas for the teacher," said one student at Lewiston Porter Middle School as Office Max brought in $1,000 worth of school supplies to his classroom.
NU co-hosts social networking conference for law enforcement officers
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 01:25 pm
A two-day seminar that will teach law enforcement officers how to use social networking websites as a tool in identifying and investigating criminals is being offered Oct. 13-14 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Four distinguished community members to be honored at NU's President's Dinner
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 02:50 pm
Four distinguished members of the Western New York community will be honored during Niagara University's President's Dinner, which will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center.
Niagara University's College of Education to honor eight at annual recognition dinner
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 02:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education will host its annual professional recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event honors the contributions of educational leaders, counselors, teachers and community members from Western New York and Ontario.
Brother Stephen J. Kennedy passes away
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 02:45 pm
Brother Stephen J. Kennedy, C.M., longtime Niagara University postmaster and former director of the St. Vincent de Paul Center in Niagara Falls, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Catherine's Infirmary. He was 84.
Trace your family tree
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 07:00 am
A three-part adult education program at Niagara-Wheatfield is being offered starting Oct. 13 on the tricks of the trade in gathering research into family history.
Annual student art contest at ECDC
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 07:00 am
The 186th anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal will be celebrated at the Discovery Center and the all-new Penney Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ECDC is located at 24 Church St., Lockport. Various events and entertainment will be showcased throughout the day.
Ballard, Carroll, Heuer and McDermott honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 06:15 pm
Four individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29.
St. Peter's Lutheran hosts fundraiser
Thu, Sep 29th 2011 01:45 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran School's annual fundraiser auction will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Niagara University unveils Institute for Civic Engagement
Wed, Sep 28th 2011 11:15 am
The grand opening and blessing of Niagara University's new Institute for Civic Engagement was held on Tuesday.
Lew-Port board talks International Business Academy
Mon, Sep 26th 2011 09:15 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education has taken the school colors to heart and went green at its latest meeting on Tuesday.
Lewiston Library October programs, events and activities
Sat, Sep 24th 2011 06:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of October.
NU unveils Institute for Civic Engagement, recognizes four during Vincentian Heritage Week
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:05 pm
Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 26-30.
N-W grad seeing the world, singing on TV with the YellowJackets
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 01:00 pm
There was a familiar face on the opening of Season 3 of NBC's show "The Sing-Off" on Monday night. Michael Pittman, a 2009 Niagara-Wheatfield graduate, is now a junior at the University of Rochester and a member of it's a cappella group the YellowJackets. The group opened the show, and was not one of the two groups voted off, so local fans can catch them (and Michael) again on the Oct. 3 show. The Sept. 26 show features the second half of the competitors.
Taming the college fair: 7 tips for making the most of your college fair visit by the NYS Higher Education Services Corp.
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 01:00 pm
College-bound juniors and seniors know that fall is college fair season.