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David Cristantello named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University
Thu, May 16th 2013 10:20 am
Niagara University has announced David Cristantello, Ph.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement.
Niagara University's Army ROTC program commissions 23 officers
Wed, May 15th 2013 11:35 am
Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10 in NU's Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU's Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office.
Cornerstone CFCU provides scholarships to 10 high school members
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:40 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Lockport, has announced its award of scholarships to 10 high school student members of the credit union in the amount of $350 each.
Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 17-18
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:30 pm
It's no secret that students sometimes leave usable items in their wake as the hustle to summer vacation begins. A Niagara University committee is coordinating an effort to put those items to good use.
UB launches 'Innovation Solutions' programs to enhance economic development efforts in WNY
Mon, May 13th 2013 09:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Office of Economic Development has initiated a series of roundtable discussions with industry members that will pinpoint challenges and guide enhanced relationships between the university and business community in pursuit of economic development.
'BAND Against Bullying' competition to rock UB with abuse-prevention and 'dignity for all' messages
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
Students from more than 10 area schools inspired by the anti-bullying spirit will compete for the best musical show in front of "Jersey Boys" cast members and other celebrity judges at the "BAND Against Bullying" multi-school music and arts festival to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at UB's Center for the Arts.
Mother and son to graduate from Niagara University this weekend
Fri, May 10th 2013 11:30 pm
When Aaron Sydor receives his undergraduate diploma this Saturday afternoon, his mother, Kathy, won't be waiting at the other side of the stage to congratulate him. Instead, she'll be right behind him, joining her son as a member of the Niagara University Class of 2013.
ECC celebrates National Nurses Week with announcement of $1.1 million for nursing program
Fri, May 10th 2013 11:10 pm
Erie Community College officials gathered during National Nurses Week to formally announce the largest gift in their school's history - a $1.1 million private donation to benefit its nursing program.
Grand Island Board of Education: Lawrence named superintendent of schools
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:40 pm
At a joint evening meeting with the Town Board April 29, the Grand Island Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution naming Dr. Teresa Lawrence as its choice for the position of superintendent of schools. The district has been led by Interim Superintendent Paul Hashem since mid-January.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates its 55th class at Niagara University
Thu, May 9th 2013 09:10 am
Twelve brave men and one brave woman accepted diplomas Wednesday evening at Niagara University. They are the 55th graduating class of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Niagara County's only approved training program for law enforcement officers.
Castellani Art Museum: 2013 'Meet Me at the CAM' series will explore 'Great Museums within a Day's Drive'
Thu, May 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has announced its annual "Meet Me at the CAM" film and lecture series will focus on "Great Museums within a Day's Drive."
Higgins announces winners of 2013 annual student art competition
Wed, May 8th 2013 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, has announced the winners of the 2013 annual Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
Two Niagara University students, one alumna participating in 4K for Cancer
Tue, May 7th 2013 01:15 pm
Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back "home" on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year.

NU commencement honorees include Levesque, Bishop Malone, Taylor, Wallenda
Tue, May 7th 2013 08:45 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is slated to speak during Niagara University's second undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. It will be the final graduating class that he will address as president of Niagara University.
UB to hold 167th commencement
Sat, May 4th 2013 11:50 am
Some 4,818 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 167th general commencement and 14 other commencement ceremonies.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Leadership Niagara announces expanded program
Fri, May 3rd 2013 01:30 pm
Leadership Niagara has announced it will expand its LYNC youth leadership development program to engage 400 students over the next five years thanks to an unprecedented $375,000 grant from the Irene E. Witkowski-Agrawal Foundation.
Niagara University accepting registrations for 2013 Summer Youth Camp
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Niagara University's recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular Summer Youth Camp, which will be held on campus from June 24 to Aug. 16.
N-W students check out careers
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Niagara-Wheatfield High School held a safety day showcasing careers in law enforcement, military branches and first responder fields.
Pass an award winner
Thu, May 2nd 2013 05:45 pm
Lindsay Pass of Sanborn was recently awarded the Dr. Glen Jones Radiology Award for 2013 in the radiologic technology program at Niagara County Community College.
N-W BOE pleads for voters
Thu, May 2nd 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield School District voters will be presented with a balanced budget that features a $2.3 million increase and a 5.91 percent tax levy increase, but they will have full-day kindergarten, if the budget passes. The proposed budget is set at $62,753,100 for 2013-14.
Niagara University sophomore receives Newman Civic Fellowship
Thu, May 2nd 2013 10:00 am
Crystal Lorenzo, a Niagara University sophomore majoring in psychology and Spanish, has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Fredonia native was among the less than 200 students in the country to receive the award.
Modern Recycling, Daemen College implement student-designed organics composting program
Wed, May 1st 2013 11:45 am
Modern Recycling of Model City (Lewiston) and Daemen College in Amherst announce a collaboration to recycle food waste and raise awareness about the value of composting as part of International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12 (
Hanley to receive Hilbert College Medal
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:30 pm
Hilbert College has selected Vincent O. Hanley, a partner at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, to receive the Hilbert College Medal at the institute's commencement exercises May 11 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg.
NU: Awards bestowed, news shared during annual business banquet
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration presented awards to five business leaders, alumni and students during its 23rd annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 25 at the at the Buffalo Marriott.
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events and activities
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of May 2013.
Lewiston-Porter student performs in All-Eastern Band
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
Collin Kemeny, inset, a senior alto saxophone student at Lewiston-Porter High School, was honored with a seat in the 2013 All-Eastern Band.
Lew-Port takes $40M budget, 5.5 percent tax increase to voters
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 04:00 pm
After intense discussion on program and personnel cuts, the Lewiston Porter Board of Education passed a $40,001,368 proposed budget for 2013-14 in a 5-2 vote. Board members Jerome Andres and Mollie Lucas voted against the plan.
Grand Island BOE to introduce superintendent at Monday meeting
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 03:40 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education will announce its selection of a new superintendent of schools during Monday's joint meeting with the Grand Island Town Board.

The Board of Education and the Town Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

The Board of Education has identified its two finalists for the position:

Talk radio host Stephanie Miller is NCCC commencement speaker
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:45 pm
National talk radio host and Lockport native Stephanie Miller will deliver the keynote address at the Niagara County Community College commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
NCCC hosts Clothesline Project exhibit
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:45 pm
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the nationally recognized Clothesline Project exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 26, at the Niagara County Community College, Sanborn campus, Student Center, Room G201.
Three candidates seek two seats in Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:40 pm
Three candidates submitted petitions by Monday's deadline to run for the two open seats on the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
Fusco named superintendent at Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:35 pm
Dr. Lynn Marie Fusco will assume the duties of superintendent of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District on July 1.

Fusco is currently serving the Alden Central School District in the same capacity. She has been with Alden since 2006 and prior to that served for 10 years as the director of curriculum, instruction and personnel for the East Aurora Union Free School District.

She has also been employed as a principal at Pembroke Intermediate School and taught special education at Pembroke and at Royalton-Hartland Central School.

Ceretto announces scholarship opportunities for Italian-American students
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is again accepting applications in his district office for New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators scholarships. The group will award four $1,500 scholarships - two academic and two athletic - to student applicants from around New York state.
NU students shaving heads to raise money for cancer patients
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Eight Niagara University students - three women and five men - will be shaving their heads this Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the student union to raise awareness and financial support for young adults with cancer.
11 Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 04:35 pm
Eleven Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Saturday, April 20, in St. Vincent's Hall.
German NU student earns best paper award at KAHTEA Conference
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 09:25 am
Isa Witte, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award at the 2013 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association (KAHTEA) Conference.
ECC, Poloncarz honor community leaders at Advisory Council Partner and Community Appreciation Breakfast
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 09:25 am
On Friday, Erie Community College and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined educators and local officials to honor community leaders as part of the college's annual Advisory Council Partner and Community Appreciation Breakfast event inside its North Campus Spring Center Café.
Tech Night in Wheatfield
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Tuesday, April 30, the Niagara-Wheatfield Honor Society will run its third annual Technology Night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Room E101. Students will provide free computer instruction and assistance to senior citizens or other community members who would like to update their technology skills.
Lew-Port reveals budget figures
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
More than 100 concerned Lewiston-Porter School District residents showed up at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to show their support for the various programs and positions that are facing the chopping block in the 2013-14 budget.