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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.
Ciminelli chosen as finalist for International Reading Association Award
Mon, Mar 26th 2012 11:15 am
Niagara University has announced that Dr. Michelle R. Ciminelli, an assistant professor in its College of Education, has been selected as one of nine finalists for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Reading Association (IRA), the largest association for literacy educators in the world.
Spaghetti and baskets aid Explorers
Mon, Mar 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Shawnee Junior Explorer's annual spaghetti dinner and basket auction will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department firehall, 3747 Lockport Road (near Shawnee Road), Wheatfield.
Fire and Ice dinner to benefit Boy Scouts
Mon, Mar 26th 2012 07:00 am
This year, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America is hoping that those who have experienced the benefits of Scouting will attend its second annual Fire and Ice fundraising dinner. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Templeton Landing at the Erie Basin Marina.
SUNY Empire State College to hold information session
Fri, Mar 23rd 2012 06:00 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.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction is a success
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 01:25 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently held its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center.
Niagara University professor in NBC show with Helen Hunt
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 12:55 pm
Shannon Risk helps Helen Hunt sort through her family tree on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
NC awarded AED at Jeffrey B. Scott Memorial Tournament
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 07:35 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School was recently honored as a recipient of an automated external defibrillator.
Lori Soos recognized by American College Health Association
Tue, Mar 20th 2012 09:25 am
Niagara University has announced that Lori A. Soos, director of health services, has been selected as a recipient of the American College Health Association's (ACHA) Affiliate New Professionals Award for 2012.
Niagara University named to Presidential Honor Roll for community service for sixth straight year
Mon, Mar 19th 2012 09:15 am
For the sixth consecutive year, Niagara University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the community.
NCCC spring health fair open to public
Mon, Mar 19th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host its spring health fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 26. The event will take place in the Student Center (G building) Main Dining Room.
Lewiston Garden Club scholarship available
Sat, Mar 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club is now seeking candidates for its $1,000 scholarship for 2012.
Lewiston-Porter School District art exhibition at NACC
Sat, Mar 17th 2012 07:00 am
The art department of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District presents its annual exhibition, "Growth Through Art," at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. The show consists of artwork made in every grade level from kindergarten through grade 12. The opening reception is Saturday, March 24, between noon and 2 p.m.
Registration period opens April 1 for Niagara University's popular summer youth camp
Fri, Mar 16th 2012 08:45 pm
Starting April 1, Niagara University's recreation department will begin accepting registrations for its weekly Summer Youth Camp, which will be held on campus from June 25 to August 17.
Lew-Port Class of 1987 has 'Spirit of the '80s'
Fri, Mar 16th 2012 08:30 pm
To celebrate their 25th high school reunion, members of the Lewiston-Porter Class of 1987 are throwing a "Spirit of the '80s" reunion Aug. 10 and 11. The party will take place at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q and at Academy Park. Four bands will perform that weekend, including headline act The Spoons.
Lewiston resident receives NU's first Outstanding Employee Award
Tue, Mar 13th 2012 04:45 pm
Mike Skowronski, an employer relations coordinator in Niagara University's Office of Career Services, received NU's first Outstanding Employee Award.
Senate passes Grisanti-backed 'Protect Our Children Act'
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 04:15 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-60th, today announced that the Senate has passed the "Protect Our Children Act," which he sponsored, to change the laws of New York to save and protect children from cruel and repeated maltreatment.
St. Peter's Future City Team wins 'Most Unique'
Sat, Mar 10th 2012 07:00 am
The St. Peter R.C. School Future City Team won the award for the Most Unique Engineering Design at the Western New York Regional Competition.
Corporate Bowl March 13, 20
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 06:10 pm
The Grand Island Central School District, in cooperation with the Grand Island School and Business Alliance, will present the 14th annual Corporate Bowl on back-to-back Tuesdays, March 13 and 20.
Readying for 'Dancin' 2012'
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 05:45 pm
Students from the Lewiston Dance Center try on their costumes for the upcoming yearly revue, "Dancin' 2012" taking place this spring at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
'Spirit of 76' memorial scholarship committee seeks applicants
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 07:00 am
Jonathan "JMill" Miller, a member of the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2010, was known by his family and friends for his strong faith and the happiness and peace that he achieved by living for the moment.
Imagination Movers - Live! Rock-O-Matic Tour 2012
Thu, Mar 8th 2012 04:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Imagination Movers - Live! on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School elects slate of officers
Thu, Mar 8th 2012 02:30 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has recently announced its elected slate of board of trustees members. Judith Nolan Powell is chairwoman, Robert J. McKnight Jr. is vice chairman, and Judith A. Maness is secretary.