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Brian Higgins to address Canisius University's Class of 2024
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
Brian Higgins will deliver the commencement address to Canisius University's 2024 undergraduate and graduate classes during ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
Grand Island Board of Education adopts 2024-25 budget
Sat, Apr 27th 2024 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted April 16 in a special meeting held at the High School to adopt the district's $77,932,254 budget for the 2024-25 school year. This followed two days of discussion and debate.
Hochul awards $10 million through Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million has been awarded through round one of New York's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program. Projects in the North Country and in Western New York were awarded $5 million each to improve meal preparation and distribution for kindergarten through grade 12 students.
Record number of participants at Liberty Drive Cleanup
Fri, Apr 26th 2024 07:00 am
The 33rd anniversary of the Liberty Drive Cleanup was highlighted with a campout on Friday evening with the cleanup on Saturday (Earth Day) coordinated by Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig.
Niagara University set to host 2024 Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center will welcome more than 200 Special Olympians and their families on April 27 as the host of the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament. The event begins with an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with team and skills awards.
WNY Scout Council to participate in Boy Scouts' historic Worldwide Day of Prayer
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
The Western New York Scout Council, BSA is coming together with Boy Scouts around the world for the first Worldwide Day of Prayer for Scout Councils.
SUNY Niagara joins national student voter registration initiative
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:30 pm
SUNY Niagara has committed to the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN), encouraging each eligible college student to register to vote and then cast a ballot in every election.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School honor rolls
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:40 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
St. John Lutheran School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Thu, Apr 25th 2024 08:40 am
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, announced the following students were named to its honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
UB to host 'The Ethics of Storytelling': Film Screening, Author Talk & Panel Discussion'
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 08:45 pm
Join the University at Buffalo journalism certificate program as it explores the ethical considerations of narrative-driven professionals with "The Ethics of Storytelling": Film Screening, Author Talk & Panel Discussion.
Cardinal O'Hara names top seniors
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 04:55 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School has named Kelly Brown valedictorian and Bethany Mandaville as salutatorian of the Class of 2024.
D'Youville University features AI robot commencement speaker
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 04:40 pm
D'Youville University announced its spring 2024 commencement speaker will be an artificial intelligence robot, capping a yearlong campaign generating awareness and education around AI.
NU's sports management students get insider's view of industry during annual summit
Wed, Apr 24th 2024 11:30 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management hosted its annual Sport Management Summit April 5-13. The weeklong conference included a series of engaging discussions, events, keynote speeches, and interactive workshops intended to expose students to the wide range of career opportunities available in the sports industry.
Jazz Festival Scholarship application available online
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors will offer a $1,000 scholarship to an Erie County or Niagara County high school/college student who will begin or continue their music studies as a full-time student at a college or university.
SUNY Niagara names new vice president
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 04:10 pm
SUNY Niagara has appointed Alissa Shugats Cummings vice president of student services. Cummings had served as an interim in that post since July 2023.
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, to hold event at Asbury Hall
Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 03:40 pm
Koolulam, the global mass singing experience, is coming to Asbury Hall at 8 p.m. May 9, thanks to a University at Buffalo faculty member who is an expert on the benefits and delights of collective song performance. The evening also has a research component that includes an opportunity for attendees to make a few bucks in addition to having a great time.
Sweethearts & Heroes brings more HOPE to Tonawanda and Silver Creek
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 02:00 pm
An amazing duo of superheroes without capes will descend upon Tonawanda and Silver Creek to show students and educators how they can keep spreading HOPE (Hold On, Possibilities Exist!) in their classrooms and beyond.
SUNY Niagara students receive Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:45 pm
SUNY Niagara celebrates two outstanding students, Kaitlyn Goss and Brooke Wells, named recipients of the 2024 Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence (CASE). Goss and Wells were honored at an awards ceremony in Albany on April 11 hosted by SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr.
2nd annual 'Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner'
Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm
The Bridge Niagara Foundation, together with Naz716, announced the return of the "Bollywood Night & Scholarship Dinner" for its second year, "promising an evening rich in cultural heritage," organizers said. This event will take place starting at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Wheatfield Senior Center.
GICSD: Graham offers guidance on youth substance abuse
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
The legacy of Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., now in his eighth school year as Grand Island's superintendent of schools, could easily be that of "The Great Communicator," as he truly believes communication is key to educating students and parents about issues in society today.
Annual GIHS PTSA plant sale takes root
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:35 pm
April showers bring May flowers. So does the Grand Island High School PTSA plant sale!
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning to hold awards program at Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 03:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced an award ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday April 22, at an Earth Day celebration at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo).
Officials offer look at new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Fri, Apr 19th 2024 07:00 am
Niagara County officials provided a construction update this week on the nearly 15,000-square-foot Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy that's set to open this June on the SUNY Niagara campus in Sanborn.
State legislators announce major investment in artificial intelligence at University at Buffalo
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Karen McMahon announced the fiscal year 2024-25 state budget will include $250 million to establish Empire AI, a state-owned research and computing facility at the University at Buffalo that will expand the use of artificial intelligence across New York. In addition to the $250 million state investment, SUNY will contribute $25 million to the program over a 10-year period.
Castellani Art Museum's Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp celebrates 20 years of fostering creativity and wellness
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp. For two decades, this distinctive camp has been a beacon of creativity and health education.
345 former SUNY students re-enroll at SUNY Niagara
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 07:35 am
For the second consecutive year, SUNY Niagara has been the most successful campus participating in a SUNY-wide program to help former students come back to a SUNY campus to continue their studies.
UB team receives funding to demonstrate effectiveness of 'food-is-medicine' in health care
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 04:20 pm
A team of University at Buffalo researchers has received funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for research that will focus on the implementation of innovative food prescription programs in older adults.
Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs prom
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 02:15 pm
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga. This year's event was sponsored by MERJ Fleet Services and hosted by South Line Volunteer Fire Co.
SUNY Niagara EOP student receives Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award
Tue, Apr 16th 2024 10:25 am
SUNY Niagara student Kaytelynn Alsup has been selected as a recipient of the Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student Excellence. Alsup will be recognized at the fifth annual recognition ceremony on April 18 in Troy.
Governor sends letters to high school seniors encouraging students to complete FAFSA
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced letters will be distributed to high school seniors to provide them with helpful tips and resources to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Letters will also be sent to high school principals urging them to make sure each senior student has the resources needed to access financial aid. The mailings are a part of Financial Aid Awareness Month, which Hochul launched at the beginning of this month.
Niagara University announces establishment of Vincentian Center for Justice
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 12:30 pm
Niagara University's Vincentian tradition will inform the work of a new living-learning community designed to empower students to pursue justice in their personal and professional lives.
GiGi's Playhouse awards Cardinal O'Hara High School #GenerationG Heroes Award
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
GiGi's Playhouse, the only network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, has selected Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda as its latest National #GenerationG Heroes Award recipient. This marks the first time a high school has been recognized with this honor.
Newly sequenced genome reveals coffee's prehistoric origin story - and its future under climate change
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 08:45 am
The key to growing coffee plants that can better resist climate change in the decades to come may lie in the ancient past.
Better Off Read Summer Book Festival headed to Artpark for Labor Day weekend
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 09:00 am
Join us at Artpark's lower park on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 31, for The third annual Better Off Read Summer Book Festival. The free-to-attend, all-ages event is meant to promote reading, encourage writing, and celebrate storytelling.
Buffalo Zoo announces 'Zoo for All' program
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:20 pm
Today, the Buffalo Zoo is proudly announcing its new "Zoo for All" program, a bold initiative offering significantly reduced admission rates for low-income families and individuals amidst upcoming adjustments to its admission prices.
Niagara University, M&T Bank host lab to support multicultural small businesses
Thu, Apr 11th 2024 02:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with M&T Bank to bring a multicultural small business innovation lab to Niagara County.
Erie County, partners celebrate Week of the Young Child
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Erie County has geared up to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ("NAEYC") and dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood education and the needs of young children and their families.
SSPP School Williamsville to host 2nd annual PARP
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 08:15 pm
Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child's education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education. For the second consecutive year, Saints Peter & Paul School in Williamsville is hosting a weeklong program to encourage childhood literacy.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for prospective sites for Summer Food Service Program
Tue, Apr 9th 2024 10:05 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2024 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
Study: Young adults with history of school discipline report depressive symptoms, lower well-being
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 03:35 pm
Research on school discipline has focused largely on the effects of exclusionary measures across the life course, but a University at Buffalo sociologist has published a new study that suggests how a fuller range of disciplinary experiences, not just the most severe punishments, has detrimental health and well-being implications for students later in life.

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