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Sweet treats: Girl Scouts host annual cookie sale
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
It's Girl Scout cookie time again. Enthusiastic hordes of young saleswomen began the time-honored tradition of knocking on doors last month and now are taking advantage of the holiday season by enticing shoppers at stores around the area.
St. John celebrates Dr. Seuss
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 01:15 pm
The kindergarten class at St. John Lutheran School recently celebrated the colors of black and white by having a Dr. Seuss day.
Niagara University participating in America Recycles Day
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 07:00 am
This Thursday, Nov. 15, Niagara University is joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.
NU celebrates Veterans Day with unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden plaque
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:45 pm
The Niagara University community celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, with a program honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms Americans hold dear.
NU: Father Levesque to sign Presidents' Climate Commitment Nov. 15
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:15 pm
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Niagara University president, will sign the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, which also happens to be America Recycles Day. The pledge signifies the university's plan to eliminate the campus' net emissions of greenhouse gases over a period of time.
International math journal devotes entire issue to NU professor as birthday present
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:15 pm
It's an age-old question: What do you give a world-renowned mathematician for his 75th birthday?
Report on international student exchange finds UB among Top 20 U.S. host universities
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:10 pm
The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released this week in Washington, D.C., finds that, for the tenth year in a row, the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 institutions in the U.S. hosting international students.
Canisius College to host exhibit of Associated Press presidential photos
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 07:00 am
Canisius College will host "The American President," an exhibit of presidential photos taken by Associated Press photographers over the past 150 years, from Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 30, on the first floor of the Andrew L. Bowhuis Library. The exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and The Journalism Program at Canisius.
AOH announces writing contest
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:35 pm
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is sponsoring a National Irish History Writing Contest for students grades 6 through 12. The contest is comprised of two levels: Grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12.
Cuomo announces student loan relief for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, on Friday, directed New York State Higher Education Services Corporation to grant temporary student loan relief to New Yorkers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
BOCES center plans open house, pasta dinner
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn, will hold an open house and pasta dinner on Nov. 15.
Learn about careers in law enforcement
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:30 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced that a meeting for Explorers interested in law enforcement as a career will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Patrol Room of Building 1, Niagara County Sheriff's Office, 5526 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Canisius College hosts Veterans Day events
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 07:00 am
The Canisius College Office of Veterans Services and Army ROTC will host Veterans Day events to remember the sacrifices of America's 25 million veterans. All events are free and open to the public.
NU Student Culture Expo: Students present one-night exhibit at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 08:15 am
The Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University will hold its second annual "NU Student Culture Expo" with exhibitions of student work this November. The event is set for Nov. 29, from 7 until 9 p.m.
Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School awards scholarships
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 08:10 am
Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School recently awarded several scholarships to members of its student body.
UB nursing travels downstate to care for those in aftermath of Sandy
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is on the frontlines of community service once again. This time, nursing faculty and students are helping the sick and injured during the aftermath of "Super Storm" Sandy downstate.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by today
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:20 am
As a reminder, all absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5, in order to be counted in this election.
Red flags when a student is struggling
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 07:00 am
It's perfectly normal for a student to have difficulties from time to time with one or more subjects in school. And as Kathryn Bone of the Kenmore Huntington Learning Center says, "Many students who did fine with basic reading, writing and math may experience problems as subjects become more complex."
Lewiston Lions announces winners for Peace Poster contest
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: The Lewiston Community Lions Club announces the winners of its annual Peace Poster contest.
AAA Insurance announces scholarship
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for the fifth-annual AAA Insurance Scholarship for Western and Central New York. The deadline for consideration is Dec. 31, and applications are available for download by visiting
Stella students learn patience and pysanky
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
A group of eighth-grade students at Stella Niagara Education Park recently learned the ancient art of pysanky in one of SNEP's after-school clubs
NU expert-in-residence presents during Global Tourism Economy Forum in China
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 04:00 pm
Eddie Friel, expert-in-residence in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, served as a keynote speaker during the inaugural Global Tourism Economy Forum, held Sept. 9-11 in Macau, China.
Try a free family-friendly alternative to trick-or-treating
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 07:00 am
A free family-friendly Halloween alternative event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Kenan Center Arena, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School students show school spirit in a generous way
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 11:35 am
During the first week of October, students and staff at Lewiston-Porter Middle School enjoyed excitement and activities in preparation for the annual homecoming football game.
NU cancels Tuesday evening classes
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 04:00 pm
Due to the possible extreme conditions, the university is canceling all classes scheduled to begin after 4 p.m. today. In addition, all university offices will also close at 4 p.m. to allow employees ample time to commute before the wind warning takes effect. Because of this, the fall community meeting scheduled for today will be postponed to Monday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m.
SUNY Empire State College to hold information session
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions(s) about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga on:
Tuscarora Indian School students make a difference
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
A small group of students can make a big difference. That is certainly evident at Tuscarora Indian School, where students recently participated in The Mighty Niagara Half-Marathon discount card fundraiser for the Niagara Hospice Alliance.
War of 1812 lecture series continues with book-signing by Dr. Thomas Chambers
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its series of Sunday afternoon lectures related to the exhibition, "The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Tourism." Dr. Thomas Chambers will give a lecture and sign books from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Castellani Art Museum.
107th teams with Lew-Port JROTC in CyberPatriot mission
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Once again the 107th Airlift Wing steps up. This time it's to mentor our young Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Building trades students aid in humanitarian effort for cats
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Anthony Molinaro's Orleans-Niagara BOCES building trades program has helped out in the community numerous times. With winter approaching, the students got a special request to help out with a structure to house feral cats.
Local students assist with HANCI senior prom
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 07:00 pm
Students from Niagara-Wheatfield and Starpoint school districts will be assisting with the Health Association of Niagara County's 10th anniversary senior prom on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls.
Decorative contact lenses: Is your vision worth it?
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Halloween is almost here, when thoughts often turn to getting the coolest and most fun look to go with a costume. And for many people that involves buying decorative contact lenses, which change the appearance of the eye.
Crossroads Culinary Center to open at UB
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:30 am
The grand opening ceremony of the University at Buffalo's new Crossroads Culinary Center (C3), a student dining facility that puts UB at the forefront of the collegiate dining experience, will take place beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Guided tours will follow.
Niagara University Danceline sponsors dance clinic
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:25 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsoring its fourth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Sunday, Dec. 16, at NU.
Niagara University fall open house is Oct. 27
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 09:30 am
Niagara University is opening its doors to prospective students Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3:30 p.m. The university's fall open house is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to obtain information and ask questions relevant to their academic and extracurricular interests.
Niagara University offering new B.A. program in art history with museum studies
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Starting in the fall of 2013, Niagara University will offer a new bachelor's degree program in art history with museum studies.
Lew-Port, University at Buffalo win national award
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School and the University at Buffalo are in the national spotlight with news that Lew-Port teachers Michelle Hinchliffe and Colleen Glor, together with UB Professor of Chemistry Diana Aga, Ph.D., are the recipients of a national science education award for their efforts to train student scientists to measure pharmaceutical contamination in Niagara County waterways.
Niagara County PTA challenges standardized testing
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:00 pm
The Niagara County PTA has joined in voicing its objections to the state's newest testing protocols for students in grades 3 to 8.
Johnson, Lieberman, Schweitzer honored during Niagara University convocation
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 10:15 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 12th annual convocation Thursday, Oct. 18, in the university's Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corp., the convocation is the college's showcase event.
Niagara University, BN 360, Alliance Advisory Group hosting event to support Buffalo Vet Center
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 01:00 pm
November is Veterans Awareness Month and three local organizations are kicking it off with an event to support the cause. Niagara University, Buffalo Niagara 360, a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and Alliance Advisory Group Inc. are teaming up to present "Happy Hour For-A-Cause," a networking event for college students and young professionals that will also raise funds for the Buffalo Vet Center.