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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."
Castellani: 'Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?' examines relationship of humans with natural world
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 09:35 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces the next exhibition in the TopSpin Series. "Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?" opens with a reception Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 4.
Six common-sense academic resolutions for 2014
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The new year provides a great opportunity to review the first half of the school year and set some new academic goals for the rest of the school year ahead.

We encourage our children to make New Year's resolutions to improve academic performance, but there are plenty of resolutions parents can make that will go a long way toward supporting their children over the second half of the school year.

Ceretto hosts college students at State of the State address
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb welcomed Jason Cutler and Sarah Jensen, students at Niagara University, to the Assembly chambers on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session.
Errick Road K-Kids helps out Olivia's Bears
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 04:05 pm
At one time, Olivia Gonyea was a typical student at Niagara-Wheatfield's Errick Road Elementary School. Then the unthinkable happened. When she was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Ewings sarcoma.
A wonderful meeting of young and the old
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 04:00 pm
On Dec. 4, Starpoint Central School students, in collaboration with a handful of students from Sacred Heart Academy, visited the Sterling House Niagara, a senior living community in Wheatfield. The students brought with them 47 handmade fleece blankets, which they made for the residents over the past two months.
St. Peter R.C. School gives back
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:05 am
St. Peter R.C. School students in Lewiston decided to give back to families in need during the holiday season. Instead of exchanging gifts among themselves, the students decided to purchase new clothing and toys and household items for families in the area.
St. Stephen School: Spirits lifted by annual Christmas Concert
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
The students at St. Stephen School performed their Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the parish church.
Lew-Port teachers highlighted at BOE meeting
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education recognized Ashli Dreher for being named the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year. Dreher is a special education teacher at Lew-Port, and the first special education teacher to receive the state designation.
Delaware North establishes new culinary scholarship for Niagara County Community College
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 09:20 am
Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service with operating companies in the lodging, sporting, airport and gaming and entertainment industries, has established an endowed $10,000 scholarship at Niagara County Community College for culinary and hospitality students.
St. Peter's helps the needy
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:00 am
Recently, the Junior St. Vincent DePaul Club at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston, under the direction of Mr. James Allen, collected nonperishable foods for the less fortunate.
NC gives back
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:20 am
Niagara Catholic Students prepared for their Thanksgiving service on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Giving thanks for all that they have in their own lives, the faculty, staff and students collected enough food and turkeys to help 12 families and three local food pantries.
Holiday-themed community open house comes to Niagara University Dec. 6
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
Santa Claus, meet Monte the Eagle.

Jolly Old St. Nick is coming to Monteagle Ridge on Friday, Dec. 6 - St. Nicholas Day, no less - for a holiday-themed community open house.

Houghton College first in eastern U.S. to issue student loan repayment guarantee to all new students
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:00 pm
Houghton College is the first and only college in the eastern U.S. to offer a loan repayment assistance program to all incoming first year students in the 2014-15 school year.
Niagara University honors Levesque, Catholic Health at President's Scholarship Dinner
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Niagara University presented awards to the fourth-longest tenured president in the institution's proud history and the second-largest hospital system in Western New York during its annual President's Scholarship Dinner at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School honors veterans
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School community celebrated Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony conducted by members of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve 914th Airlift Wing.
Archbishop of Ethiopia tours Niagara University, receives President's Medal
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The Most Rev. Abune Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, C.M., archbishop of Ethiopia, spent most of Tuesday on the campus of Niagara University.
Ballet breakfast a blast
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. held its most successful "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy" to date on Saturday. Families packed Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center in Niagara Falls. There, they enjoyed a meal, took pictures with GNBC dancers and bid on a bevy of basket auction items. Young children took part in a dance lesson and heard a holiday story.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School offers Chinese language and culture program
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School began a Chinese language and culture program this school year in collaboration with the Confucius Institute of WNY, University at Buffalo and Hanban Agency in China.
 


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