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Niagara Catholic welcomes new National Junior Honor Society members
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently welcomed several new grade seven members to the National Junior Honor Society.
Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
Four NU professors collaborate to publish manuscript on poverty assessment and tracking
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students' perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union provides scholarships to 10 high school student members
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:50 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Lockport, has announced its award of scholarships to 10 high school student members of the credit union in the amount of $350 each.
Niagara Catholic cares for community
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Tuesday, May 6, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring."
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese sign memorandum of understanding
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony Friday to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Lemke awarded books for students
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
Jessica Lemke, pre-kindergarten teacher at St. Peter R.C. School, was one of 20-plus grantees of the national "BE INSPIRED" Disney/ABC Television Group and First Book Literacy Campaign selected to receive free books for every student in his or her school.
Roxanne Cardone named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter at NU
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
Roxanne Cardone, office coordinator for the Center for Events & Management Development at Niagara University, was named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Cardone, a Lewiston resident, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president (as pictured).
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
Earth Day celebration at St. Peter School
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
As part of an Earth Day celebration, Jessica Lemke's pre-K class at St. Peter R.C. School had to create something using recycled materials. Their creativity was notable, as seen in everything from guitars, castles and robots, to telescopes, pirate ships and more.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., inaugurated as 26th president of Niagara University
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:45 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, in the Gallagher Center.
Niagara University CMAA student chapter tops in nation for fifth straight year
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a fifth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 87th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo.
Two UB students win highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 04:10 pm
Two University at Buffalo sophomores majoring in physics will receive the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national honor.
Maher to be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president April 4
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will formally inaugurate its 26th president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 4.
Ten students inducted into President's Society at Niagara University
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will officially be inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president on Friday, April 4. Last night, 10 high-achieving students were inducted into a prestigious society bearing his office's name.
Niagara University among founding members of Hotel Schools of Distinction
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10 am
Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, CMP, director of Niagara University's Center for Events and Management Development, announced the official founding of Hotel Schools of Distinction during the organization's first meeting March 18 in Helsinki, Finland.
Six Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Six Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Wednesday in Dunleavy Hall.
Niagara University professor partners with National Geographic on book
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
It isn't every day that National Geographic comes calling to partner on an innovative geotourism book. Yet for Niagara University professor Jan van Harssel, Ph.D., that is exactly what happened.
'Bald For Buck$'
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:50 pm
Students and staff lined up to be sheared at the "Bald For Buck$" portion of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni vs. Faculty basketball game fundraiser at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. The event raised $8,156.76.
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program was presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award Monday morning in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year.
St. Peter hosts 'An Angelic Evening'
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
St. Peter R.C. School hosts its annual grand gala auction and dinner Saturday, March 22. "An Angelic Evening" will be had by all in attendance at 5 p.m. inside the Four Points By Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The evening includes a basket raffle, silent and live auctions.
Grand Island High School students looking to hear 'You're hired!'
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Students from Grand Island High School came out to Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa with resumes in hand waiting to hear those very words: "You're hired!"
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program will be presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year. The presentation will take place in St. Vincent's Hall (Room 407) on the university's campus.

Only eight schools are chosen from among the 273 senior ROTC units nationwide for the MacArthur Award, which is based on a combination of the achievement of the school's commissioning mission and its cadets' performance and standing on the Cadet Command's National Order of Merit List, and its cadet retention rate.

Canisius College endowment exceeds $100 million
Wed, Feb 26th 2014 09:50 am
Canisius College's endowment has exceeded $100 million for the first time in the college's history, President John J. Hurley announced Wednesday. The endowment stands at $103,104,691, more than double its amount before the beginning of the college's last fundraising campaign, "A Legacy of Leadership," which concluded in 2012.

"This is a milestone for us, as we continue our ascent among regional comprehensive universities in the country," Hurley said. "But continued growth of the endowment remains a key priority."

Panelists speak out against Common Core
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
A number of panelists spoke volumes on the Common Core standards, big business and privatization of the educational system in New York state, at an Education Summit held Feb. 13 by Assemblyman John Ceretto at Niagara Falls High School.

"The governor acknowledges that things are messed up," commented Douglas Regan, director of the Partnership for Smarter Schools and an educator for 42 years. He defined his group's four cornerstones: smarter school assessment; smarter teacher evaluation; smarter professional development and, smarter use of data.

UB to host 11th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar March 17
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:00 pm
The University at Buffalo will host the 11th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar for law enforcement and schools on Monday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The event is free, but registration is required.

This year's seminar - "The Role of Leadership in Making our Schools Safe" - will be led by retired U.S. Army Col. Danny R. McKnight, a distinguished and highly decorated veteran who served 28 1/2 years as a U.S. Army Ranger.

McKnight's presentation will highlight the unparalleled commitment and leadership required to be successful when executing operations in the most difficult and severe situations.

Dr. Gary Praetzel stepping aside after 35 years at Niagara University
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:45 am
Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, the man responsible for establishing Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and forging NU's reputation as a worldwide leader in hospitality training, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year.
LPD: Stafford visits St. Peter School in Lewiston
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston Police Department officer Scott Stafford and his K-9, Radar, recently visited Miss Lemke's pre-kindergarten class at St. Peter R.C. School. The students learned about making healthy choices, and were excited to see Radar so well-trained.
Niagara Catholic's Mardi Gras auction is a huge success
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 2014 Mardi Gras dinner and auction recently held at Antonio's Banquet Center was a huge success, raising more than $60,000 for the school. The event included a basket auction (pictured), silent auction, live auction and a dinner.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
Local Doodle Bugs! supports New York Special Olympics Athletes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
While the Winter Olympic Games are happening in Sochi, Russia, classes at Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers are supporting another group of athletes gearing up to compete here in Western New York.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital provides 'Pathways to Careers'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 06:55 am
This year's "Pathways to Careers" internship partnership involving Mount St. Mary's, Niagara Catholic and Niagara University featured students Mackenzie Lozina and Ryan Prawel, both of NC. The pair is shown with the displays they created and exhibited in the hospital lobby as the final component of their project.
'Johnnies Adventures' book signing at Stone House
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:35 pm
Local author Suzanne Simon Dietz and illustrator Rex Taylor Stewart signed copies of their books in the "Johnnies Adventures" series at The Stone House in Lewiston.
Entrepreneur course kick-starts student businesses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Twelve classmates have joined the ranks of the University at Buffalo's first entrepreneurial boot camp for students, and up to five of them have a chance to win $8,000 in seed funding when they complete it.
Bishop Malone announces revitalization of Catholic elementary schools
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Three years of exhaustive research, collaboration and consultation culminated Wednesday with the announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo of the implementation of "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic vision for Catholic elementary schools.

The Very Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, said the diocese and The BISON Fund are collaborating on a plan to fund new scholarships for students who have applied to transfer out of low-performing Buffalo elementary schools.

"We are involved in preliminary discussions with the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund regarding a scholarship program, which could potentially increase Catholic school enrollment and positively affect the future of our elementary schools," Malone said.

Sabres Steve Ott reminds shoppers not to text and drive during 'It Can Wait' event
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott will make a special visit to the AT&T retail store in the Walden Galleria Sunday to sign autographs and, more importantly, spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving.
Niagara Catholic students compete on 'It's Academic'
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Senior students Danielle Rosini, Lauren Preti and Maria Sciarrino, pictured from left, recently represented the high school on the television show "It's Academic."