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Pre-dental pathway program seeking applicants
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:45 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's Destination Dental School - a program that aims to remove barriers to careers in dentistry for students underrepresented in the profession - is seeking applicants for this summer's program.
Ice at Canalside open during Presidents' Day week
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
With several school districts closed next week, it is a prime opportunity to take advantage of the final days of the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. The Ice at Canalside will be open for skating, curling, bumper cars and fun every day through Sunday, Feb. 26.
Bilingual business classes offer cash prize
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 01:10 pm
Registration is now open for Ibero Business Center's spring program. Business startup classes will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2 through April 18. The classes will be held online, with both English and Spanish options for listening.
Rare disease research to be showcased at virtual Jacobs School event marking Rare Disease Day
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 05:50 pm
Myasthenia gravis. Krabbe disease. Rapid onset dystonia Parkinsonism. Most people have never heard of these diseases. That's because they are among the 6,000 rare diseases that affect 300 million people around the world, including 1 in 10 in the U.S. But researchers at the University at Buffalo and other institutions are hard at work studying them and caring for the many patients who suffer from them.
Higgins seeks spring interns for Niagara Falls office
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites college students and graduate students interested in gaining valuable government experience to apply for an internship in his Niagara Falls office. Internships are available beginning as early as February, continuing through the end of May.
Department of Labor establishes career development ambassador program to help educators promote career exploration for students
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced its partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to launch the career development ambassador program.
Driver education classes set
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
Spring registration is open for the Cardinal O'Hara driver education program for all area high school students.
Children's Dental Health Month: Time to highlight ways for parents & caregivers to prevent cavities, promote strong teeth in kids
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:05 pm
February is Children's Dental Health Month, and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is shining a spotlight on improving children's dental health and preventing cavities.
DEC announces 'second successful year' of youth deer hunt pilot program
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced results of the second year of a pilot program allowing mentored 12- and 13-year-old hunters to harvest deer with a firearm or crossbow. The results show youth big game hunters enjoyed another safe, successful, and well-attended season afield.
CAM's latest exhibitions explore local Armenian traditions, NU Theatre's rich history
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University celebrates two powerful exhibition launches. "Survive, Remember Thrive, Armenian Traditions" in Western New York is on view from Feb. 2 to May 7, and a closing reception will be held on its final day. "Imaginary Worlds: Behind the Scenes with Niagara University Theatre" is on view from Feb. 9 to Aug. 13, and a reception will be held on Feb. 23 from 4:30-7 p.m.
History Center offers Presidents' Day program for kids
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center will offer a program for children ages 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day.
UB School of Social Work offering a course in infant mental health
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 12:20 pm
An infant's ability to securely attach to a caregiver or parent is among the most important steps in the life course, according to Mickey Sperlich, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work (SSW).
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:20 pm
Niagara County Employment & Training is now accepting applications for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP).
Parachute Credit Counseling receives grant from Community Service Society to join EDCAP network
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:20 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - is now offering free student loan counseling throughout the eight counties of Western New York. It stated, "Right now, the national total student loan debt (including federal and private loans) sits at $1.75 trillion."
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is accepting applications for scholarships for 2023. There will be $40,000 in monies awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Inaugural vendor fair to spotlight UB alumni startups
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will showcase their products and services at the inaugural CEL Alumni Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the UB Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
New York Farm Bureau offering scholarships to high school seniors
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau's agricultural youth scholarship. Eligible students can use the financial award for college or advanced training in the skilled trades. Statewide winners can earn up to $3,000 towards their future education.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its accounting society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Higgins & Laurrie announce nearly $3.5 million in mental health funding for Niagara Falls City School District
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie on Friday to announce a five-year grant totaling close to $3.5 million. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the School-Based Mental Health Services program, the grant will be used to support school and community mental health programs while creating opportunities for local graduate students.
NW Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Hall of Fame board of directors is seeking nominations for the following:
Free tax filing at NCCC
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Tax season is here and Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is ready to assist people with their annual filings.
Students studying food service, hospitality, culinary arts encouraged to apply for scholarships from Taste of Buffalo & Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the food service and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward room and board, books or fees.
Villa Maria College partners with Duncan Kirkwood to launch Center for Resiliency
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
The start of the spring 2023 semester marked the official launch of Villa Maria College's Center for Resiliency. Renowned speaker, author and trainer Duncan Kirkwood will serve as the founding director of the Center for Resiliency, which was created to help students and other young people develop the skills that are critical to overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals.
Niagara University receives grants totaling $500,000 from Mother Cabrini Foundation
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and enhance work done by its College of Nursing to foster nurse resilience, effectively bridge the transition from student to health care professional, address a critical shortage in the nursing workforce, increase awareness of health inequities, and develop effective approaches to care in complex environments across Western New York, with an emphasis on Niagara County.
UB: King examines the significance of Black History Month in schools and society
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Black History Month arrives shortly after each new year, but does 2023 bring any changes surrounding Black history and how it's being discussed and taught in schools?
Niagara Falls police seek missing teen
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 08:40 am
The Niagara Falls Police Department is searching for 15-year-old Lorelai R. Russell, who was reported missing on Tuesday. Lorelai was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with anime characters, and sweatpants. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall; approximately 80 pounds; and possibly traveling out of state and considered vulnerable.
Sheeran elected first vice president of NYS Magistrates
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Longtime professor of education Dr. Thomas Sheeran was elected to the position of first vice president of the New York State Magistrate's Association. The group represents more than 2,200 town and village judges in the 1,300 local courts across New York.
Dual Lenten retreats at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 04:20 pm
The season of Lent is quickly approaching, starting with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22, and Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal invites Western New Yorkers to begin the 40 days of Lent with two separate retreats.
SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
UB School of Management to offer first STEM MBA in SUNY
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
University at Buffalo School of Management students can now expand their educational and career options through a new STEM pathway in the school's full-time MBA program.
Campus celebration to herald Buffalo State's university designation
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 01:20 pm
SUNY Buffalo State University will celebrate its official university designation on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall. It is open to the community.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds parents to pay attention to lifesaving information related to product recalls
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:30 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection urges parents and caregivers to pay attention to product recalls. In January, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issues product recalls across all categories of consumer goods, reissued earlier recalls for two inclined sleep products after additional infant deaths were reported. Inclined sleepers are dangerous for babies and increase the risk of suffocation.
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
NCCC nursing licensures exceed state and national rates
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara County Community College nursing programs announced today that their students' National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) scores are well above the state and national averages. The 2022 registered nursing program NCLEX scores are 92.5%, and the licensed practical nursing program scores are 100% for the third year in a row.
White House correspondent April Ryan is featured speaker at Niagara University's MLK celebration
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 09:35 am
Niagara University will welcome White House correspondent April Ryan as the featured speaker during its annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The presentation takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Erie County Fair call to artists to apply to create 2023 commemorative art
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:45 pm
The Erie County Fair has issued a call for submissions for the inaugural commemorative poster art competition, welcoming artists (ages 18-plus) from across Western New York to submit their vision of the annual event. The chosen design will be the artwork for the 2023 commemorative Erie County Fair poster. The final piece will be unveiled to coincide with the Erie County Fair, which is running Aug. 9-20.
'Jabari Dreams of Freedom' headed to Shea's 710 Theatre
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:20 pm
Shea's 710 Theatre announced "Jabari Dreams of Freedom" will be on stage this February.
St. Mary's School for the Deaf receives grant in support of whole-body wellness
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:20 pm
Reducing sedentary behavior and increasing physical activity is key to immediate and long-term health for children. That is why the American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, the National Football League (NFL) and the Buffalo Bills have awarded a $1,000 grant to St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
UB awarded $1.5 million NSF grant to boost STEM students
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
Students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs are more likely to succeed if they experience positive psychosocial factors such as sense-of-belonging and self-efficacy.

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