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All Saints Day celebration at St. Peter's features 'Students as Saints'
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 07:00 am
All Saints Day is the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints. In recognition, eighth-graders from St. Peter R.C. School researched and dressed up as a favorite saint.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute using tourism initiatives to better community
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
In an effort to keep tourism dollars in the U.S., the Niagara Global Tourism Institute is working to develop the whole community in Niagara Falls to make it a more tourist-friendly area.
Niagara University praised for bringing 'Help Me Grow' child development program to WNY
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:10 am
Shortly after Niagara University became the first higher education institution to serve as a Help Me Grow organizing entity, its College of Education was praised by program founder Dr. Paul Dworkin as an "inspiring example of strengthening town-gown ties in support of childhood system building."
St. Peter R.C. School students experience Colonial times at Fort Niagara
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 07:00 am
What was life like on the Niagara Frontier during the Colonial era? Students from St. Peter R.C. School were able to get an inside look during a recent visit to Old Fort Niagara as part of "Fridays on the Frontier."
Students at St. Peter R.C. School learn about fire safety
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 07:00 am
Did you know roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. - when most people are asleep? Students at St. Peter R.C. School were taught this valuable lesson - and told smoke alarms save lives. They learned these and other lessons relating to fire safety during Fire Safety Month.
'The Nutcracker' comes to life in annual GNBC production
Sat, Nov 14th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County's favorite family production is back, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The 38th annual holiday presentation is on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Above and Beyond: Students ride to Sidway in fire truck
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:40 am
Eight lucky Sidway Elementary School students had a unique ride to school last Thursday. Despite the heavy winds, firefighters and students arrived to school in style as part of the Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents annual 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Sunday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
Niagara University to honor four, raise scholarship dollars at President's Dinner
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara University's annual economic impact on the Western New York region is estimated to exceed $227 million. The Catholic and Vincentian institution is among Niagara County's largest employers and graduates nearly 1,000 well-qualified individuals into the workforce each spring.
Theatre in the Mist's 'Hairspray' coming to Falls
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:00 am
Theatre in the Mist will open its run of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray" on Oct. 23, at Niagara Falls High School.
Niagara University discussion looks at Love Canal 37 years later
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 05:10 pm
In the wake of Pope Francis' encyclical, Niagara University hosted a star-studded cast of environmental activists to speak about Love Canal at a panel discussion Thursday.
For love of the game: Madeline Catalano makes mark on golf team
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
High school sports have always been an outlet for young adults to develop a love and appreciation for the games. Since Title V originated, girls sports have received equal funding and opportunities. However, some high school sports do not generate enough interest to field a female team. This leaves student athletes - like Madeline Catalano - to try out for a boys team.
BNSME's 20th annual golf tournament donates $10,000 to Junior Achievement of WNY
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 06:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives has announced the proceeds from its 20th annual golf tournament, in the amount of $10,000, were donated to Junior Achievement of WNY.
ECC women's basketball team helps beautify Buffalo's Fireman's Park
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Earlier this month, Erie Community College's Women's basketball squad spent a preseason afternoon beautifying Buffalo's Fireman's Park, a neglected downtown greenspace near the team's Burt Flickinger Athletic Center home court.
NCCC recognizes Distinguished Student Scholars
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 17 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
A dream come true: Partnership breaks ground on The Niagara community center
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
When he was a child, Gary Hall spent a lot of time playing with his friends at parks, schools and other facilities in Niagara Falls, taking advantage of the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street and other programs. But there wasn't a dedicated recreation site for them to attend.
Education leader visits O/N BOCES
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
The state's top education official returned to her Western New York roots last week with a visit to a number of local school districts - capped off with a stop at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn.
Chris Aquino receives NU's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Christopher P. Aquino, '85, MBA'94, associate professor of accounting, received Niagara University's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning's Faculty Welcome Back Brunch.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Niagara Catholic lends a helping hand
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Catholic campus ministry team recently assisted the Lion's Club International District 20-N with its Recycle for Sight program.
Rainbow Garden inspires students at Errick Road School
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 03:15 pm
More than 100 fourth-grade students from four classrooms at Errick Road Elementary worked together this year to plant an organic vegetable garden that they dubbed "The Rainbow Garden."
Grati awarded Sass Scholarship
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 07:25 pm
Andrei Grati, R.N., has been awarded the 2015 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy camp participants
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
One of the students participating in Niagara University's Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday's special guest, "What's your favorite color?"
Science under the sky and stars at Cradle Beach
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
About 15 years ago, University at Buffalo chemistry professor Joseph Gardella and his wife sent their daughter, Claire, who is physically disabled and cannot speak, to a summer camp at Cradle Beach in Angola.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Contestants sought for Canal Fest pageants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
The various Canal Fest pageants have been taking place for most of the festival's 26 years -- but the allure of that once-prized crown and sash might be slipping.
NU students experience 'life-changing' global trade mission to Vietnam
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:30 pm
Twelve Niagara University graduate students recently participated in a 13-day international experience that reinforced their MBA curriculum and furnished them with knowledge of another country's business practices, customs and culture.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
Students graduate from Lew-Port Academy
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:30 am
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its third cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
NU president runs with 'Flame of Hope' to support Special Olympics
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 04:15 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, ran four miles Monday afternoon in tandem with local law enforcement personnel, Special Olympics athletes and NU students and employees in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Lewiston Lions sponsor bowling event for special group of students
Mon, May 18th 2015 03:30 pm
In recognition of Lions Club International, a worldwide week of service, the Lewiston Community Lions sponsored students from the "Take me out to the Bills Game" organization Saturday for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza and pop at the Lewiston Event Center.
Errick Road Girls on the Run Program a huge success
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Henry and teacher Brooke Harris started the "Girls on the Run" afterschool program because of the positive impact it has made on girls' lives in other schools that participate in the nationwide program.
'Making of a Dancer' takes stage Saturday
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:05 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet presents a ballet demonstration, "Making of a Dancer," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center auditorium (second floor), 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
St. Francis Guild awards $1,000 scholarship
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Lindsey Bradigan, a nursing attendant, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the St. Francis Guild to advance her education in nursing. The presentation was part of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center's celebration of national Nurses' Week.
Scouts clean park
Fri, May 1st 2015 01:25 pm
Last Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 824 and Cub Scout Troop 824 from Sanborn Fire Co. held a park cleanup at Sanborn Park behind the Sanborn Fire Co. The event was held to commemorate Earth Day.
Children's summer STEM camps returning to Niagara University
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:25 pm
Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.
NU's program for undeclared students receives national advising award
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 04:55 pm
Niagara University's innovative program that helps undeclared students find a major that best suits their needs and talents - while making sure they graduate on time - is being honored by the National Academic Advising Association.
NU places two teams in six-team national safety technology design competition
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 06:00 pm
Two teams from Niagara University were among six student-teams nationwide chosen to participate in the North American regional competition of the Bi-Annual Student Safety Technology Design Competition.