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Higgins to host 'U.S. Service Academy Night' for local high school students
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting "U.S. Service Academy Night 2014," an opportunity for high school students and their families, as well as school administrators and counselors, to find out more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
"Illumination!" is the theme of the Castellani Art Museum's 12th annual gala
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The annual event, which features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, is the museum's major fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting art education programs for people of all ages.
Duke to fill Lew-Port BOE vacancy
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education has appointed Cindy Duke to fill a vacancy on the board, left when longtime board member Keith Fox died in July.
NCSO sets 'First Nighter' program
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff Office will hold a "First Nighter" program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, for young adults interested in joining its Law Enforcement Explorers Post. The meeting will take place in the Patrol Room at the sheriff's office located at 5526 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport.
Effects of media violence on children is topic of UB's latest Bullying Abuse Prevention conference
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Bishop Chappetto, Carney, Quarantello and 3 NU employees honored during convocation
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation.

The event, which takes place during the university's celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.

Pasta and open house at BOCES
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center will hold its annual pasta dinner and open house Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School September graduates
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School students Christopher Schimshack and Elizabeth Whittle stood proudly in front of their families, friends, school administrators and the Board of Education as they accepted their diplomas.
Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day to be held Saturday
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:25 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting the Great Girl Scout Sign Up Day at various locations throughout Western New York, including at Nike Base Park on Grand Island, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Errick Road residents address Cobblestone Creek construction
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Errick Road residents gathered at the Sept. 17 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to urge the board to speak out against a subdivision planned for the area.
Harlem Wizards coming to N-W
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Niagara-Wheatfield High School at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
Ceretto congratulates Historic Designation of Niagara Falls School District administration building
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:10 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto congratulated the Niagara Falls School District for having its administrative building, a 1928 classical revival-style building, chosen by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
$1.4 million NIH grant to UB scientist to study effects of arsenic on cancer tumor production
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis - the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.
Higgins announces $1 million-plus in federal grants for schools in Cheektowaga and Buffalo
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $1 million in grant funding for the Buffalo Board of Education, the Cleveland Hill Union Free School District and the Cheektowaga Central School District.
Golisano Center nets sustainability award from Buffalo building owners association
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:30 am
Niagara University's B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was recently presented with the 2014 Sustainability Award from the Greater Buffalo Building Owners & Managers Association.
Genesee Community College hosts 7th annual fall nursing fair
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
More than 20 of the area's top health care employers and four-year universities will attend Genesee Community College's seventh annual fall nursing job and transfer fair Thursday, Oct. 9, to explore career and educational opportunities.
Niagara University named to Victory Media's 2015 'Military Friendly Schools' list
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
2014 J. Warren Perry Lecture to address vaping and e-cigarettes
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:00 pm
Lynn Kozlowski, Ph.D., former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school's 26th annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.
Mutua to step down as dean of the UB Law School
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua is stepping down as dean, effective Dec. 19, after a seven-year tenure in which he introduced new law school programs in response to the changing legal marketplace, hired 22 new faculty, and led the school to its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history.
Niagara Catholic High School announces new additions
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced four new additions to its staff this academic year: head boys basketball coach Giulio Colangelo, boys soccer coach Dave Socha, director of special events Kim Zenger and director of admissions and public relations Amanda Konopa.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'Last chance' to qualify for community arts, arts education, individual artist grants
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2015 New York State Council on the Arts regrants (DEC grants). The session will take place Monday at noon at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 10.
Niagara University unveils 'Niagara Global Tourism Institute'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
A Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry is officially underway. A grand opening of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute was held in the institute's headquarters, which are housed in the historic Power City Building in the heart of the downtown tourism district in Niagara Falls.
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.
 


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