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NU men's hockey assists Jewish Family Services with refugee resettlement initiative
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 10:15 am
Members of Niagara University's men's hockey team spent a recent morning loading and unloading a truck filled with furniture that will be used to set up new homes for refugees resettling in Western New York through Jewish Family Services. The team connected with JFS through an ongoing initiative of Niagara University's Justice House program.
Canisius College awarded university status
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
Canisius College has successfully petitioned the New York State Education Department Board of Regents for university designation. The transition will take place during summer 2023 alongside the rollout of the first strategic plan for the university. In August, ahead of the start of the fall semester, Canisius will unveil a refreshed branding initiative to introduce the school's new identity.
SUNY chancellor recognizes local NCCC student
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
NCCC sophomore Gabrielle Kramer was one of 46 students across the state who were recognized with the Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Student Excellence. Presented by the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr., this award identifies the achievements of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students who are in pursuit of their associate and bachelor's degrees.
Jason Reynolds, bestselling author for young readers, speaking at Buffalo State May 1
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:55 pm
Jason Reynolds, the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for young people, is speaking at Buffalo State University at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
Niagara University associate professor Dr. Youngsoo Choi to attend joint meeting of Congress
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 11:10 am
Dr. Youngsoo Choi, associate professor and program coordinator for Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, has been invited by Congressman Brian Higgins to attend a joint meeting of Congress on April 27, featuring an address by Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol.
NCCC Film & Animation Fest brings industry stars to WNY
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
The NCCC Film & Animation Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the college's Sanborn campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. The event features film and animation screenings, workshops, music, movie trivia contests, exhibits, food and refreshments. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 04:15 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 04:15 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period for the 2022-23 academic year.
Special Olympics returned to Niagara University campus
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University once again hosted the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus. The tournament took place Saturday, April 22, in the university's Kiernan Recreation Center.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host Healthy Kids Day on April 29
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, "encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids."
UB students to hold crowdsourcing event for area nonprofits
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
A bestselling book from the early 1990s spoke of chicken soup for the soul. And while the book's title referred to the individual's soul, a dedicated group of University at Buffalo students believes that chicken soup - real soup, in this case − can also benefit the community's soul, as "Buffalo Soup" will demonstrate from 6-9 p.m. May 3 at Thin Man Brewery, 492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
WNY medical scholarships help keep doctors UB trains close to home
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 01:40 pm
Even before the pandemic, the nationwide physician shortage was looming; now, it's even more pronounced.
Greater Niagara Frontier Council BSA and Iroquois Trail Council BSA to merge
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
The Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Buffalo, and the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Oakfield, announced that they will merge as of May 1 to form the new Western New York Scout Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America.
Student persuades NCCC administration to adopt composting program
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
During the spring 2022 semester, several NCCC students from professor Marc Pietrzykowski's writing for STEM class completed a group research project about waste management at NCCC. Inspired, one of the group members, Meredith Preve, lifted the words from their paper and molded them into a new, hands-on project at the college.
Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs fashion show
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga.
Special Olympics returns to Niagara University campus
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University will once again host the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation calls on drivers to stop for school buses during Operation Safe Stop Day
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), a statewide organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of professionals responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children, is supporting Operation Safe Stop Day - an annual public awareness event to promote school bus safety and educate the public about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.
Peach Queen prom dress giveaway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:10 am
Jordan Brooks, the 2022-23 Niagara County Peach Queen, has been collecting donated prom Dress for the past two months. She currently has over 50 dresses available in all sizes for high school seniors who need a dress for their special prom night.
Wegmans make significant donation to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 09:30 am
Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration has received a $1.5 million gift from Wegmans Family Foundation to establish the Robert B. Wegman Endowed Director of Food Industry Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence.
16th annual 'Runway' show focuses on sustainability, equality
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 07:00 am
In recent years, Buffalo State University's fashion and textile technology department has promoted social and racial justice themes reflected in its annual "Runway" fashion show.
AHA: Commotio cordis is extremely rare; quick action essential: call 911, begin CPR and use AED
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Commotio cordis (kə-ˈmō-shē-ō-ˈkȯrd-əs) is an extremely rare and highly unusual cardiac event, yet it is vitally important for everyone to be aware of and recognize how to take action quickly in any type of cardiac emergency.
Alberto Rey returns to Castellani after 28 years for 'Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York' exhibition
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 05:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host two exhibition receptions celebrating "Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York" by Alberto Rey on Thursday, April 20, from 4-6 p.m. for CAM Members and the Niagara University community, and from 6-8 p.m. for the public.
CTE students enjoy career fair
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 11:05 am
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center students recently attended the Skilled Trades Career Fair at the Buffalo Bills Field House. The event was called "Be Your Own Hero."
UB to host two-and-a half-day Shakespeare workshop exploring race, class and culture
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 10:00 am
The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the University at Buffalo, the UB Arts Collaboratory, and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL), will present a unique two-and-a-half-day local workshop exploring Shakespeare's role in reinforcing and contesting questions of race, class and culture.
NCCC welcomes community to open house and student showcase
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
For anyone considering a college education or workforce opportunity, make sure to add the following Niagara County Community College (NCCC) events to your calendar!
LPAA to host 3rd annual Shred-it fundraiser
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 07:00 am
Do you have any personal information, old bank statements, canceled checks, or medical records that need to be destroyed? If yes, consider attending a Shred-it event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at Lewiston-Porter High School (driveway), 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partners with Bloneva Bond Primary School for 'teddy bear clinic' to promote health care education
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently participated in an educational activity at Bloneva Bond Primary School. The event, which aimed to promote wellness, good hygiene and proper nutrition, featured interactive stations where K-2 students learned about various aspects of health care.
Buffalo Zoo is gearing up for busy summer camp season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:05 pm
After a few years of limited camp offerings, the Buffalo Zoo is once again excited to offer week-long, full-day, summer camp this year.
Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of WWII movie on groundbreaking military unit
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Brenda Moore, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo associate professor of sociology, wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey in 1996 to share news with the talk show host about the publication of her book, "To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II."
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson releases second children's book
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson is gearing up for yet another children's book release with the help of Buffalo-based co-author Charles Roberts III and illustrator Zachary McCabe. This book - "Freddy J Makes His Play" - features another former Bills player Fred Jackson telling the story of how he overcame long odds to become a fan-favorite and build his professional legacy.
Two initiatives at NCCC increase attention and support for students with disabilities
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
A two-person team from Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has earned sponsorship to the world's preeminent event for and advancing disability inclusion in higher education.
NCCC's medical assisting program earns reaccreditation
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Niagara County Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Lydia Ulatowski announced the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continuing accreditation to NCCC's medical assisting program.
Professionals to share insights with Upward Bound-affiliated students
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Buffalo State University's Upward Bound program will host a career day designed to connect economically disadvantaged high school students with professionals excelling in their fields on Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State.
Global Type 1 diabetes burden remains high despite advances, reports Lancet overview of disease
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The past few years have seen numerous advances in the understanding of how Type 1 diabetes develops and how to manage it, yet the global disease burden remains high, according to a review article published April 5 in The Lancet.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
Grand Island Central School District: A look at capital funding
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
In 2008, Grand Island voters approved the establishment of a capital reserve fund for the Grand Island School District. That fund was set to expire in 15 years, which is 2023. According to Assistant Superintendent for School Business and Finance Rubie Harris, "This current one is expiring. All the money that was placed in the fund has been spent. So now, we are planning and looking forward to the future."
'Gowns for Prom' returns, ensuring every student in WNY has a prom gown
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
Jill O'Malley, a Town of Tonawanda Board member, and founder of the Ken-Ton Closet, which provides free clothing to families in need, recalls the wonderful memories of her high school prom. Years ago, when she heard about students at Kenmore West and East high schools who were not attending their prom because they could not afford a dress, she knew she had to do something about it.
Higgins: $575,000-plus to support student veterans at Daemen University
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year federal grant totaling $575,697 awarded to Daemen University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the Centers of Excellence for Veterans Student Success (CEVSS) program, the grant will provide critical support for the university's student veteran population from enrollment to graduation.
Katherine Conway-Turner joins 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:20 am
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has invited Buffalo State University President Katherine Conway-Turner to participate on a panel in its 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents on Saturday, April 8, from 9:15 a.m. to noon via Zoom. It is open to the public.
Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library board of trustees and the Friends of the Youngstown Free Library are again offering the Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship to any student who lives in the 14174 postal ZIP code and will be graduating this June.
 

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