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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.
What's all the buzz about? Spelling bee Saturday
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 06:50 pm
The Niagara Region PTA is sponsoring the annual fourth- and fifth-grade spelling bee on Saturday, April 20, at the Lockport High School Auditorium, 250 Lincoln Ave.
Dr. Doug Tewksbury awarded Fulbright Scholar grant to study in Canada
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 08:30 am
Dr. Doug Tewksbury, an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) in the fall of 2013.
N-W students and staff go Bald for Bucks
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 07:00 am
Fourteen students and several teachers from Niagara Wheatfield's Edward Town Middle School recently decided to shed their locks for Roswell Park's Bald for Bucks fundraiser.
Ireland appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NU
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:15 pm
Dr. Timothy Ireland has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University, effective June 1.
Culinary students help out at convention
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:10 pm
Culinary arts students from the BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center lent a hand and learned a thing or two at the US Foods Show at the Niagara Falls Convention Center recently.
Recognizing National Infant Immunization Week
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is being held April 20 through 27. This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
Petitions due Monday for school board elections
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:00 pm
Petitions for candidates interested in running for the two open seats on the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the school district's Business Office.
NU challenging students, alumni, public to B.A.S.I.C. competition
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm
It may not yet be a "Tough Mudder" or even a "Spartan Race," but an upcoming physical challenge at Niagara University is anything but basic.

Well, come to think of it, it is.

Buggs takes over at Niagara Catholic
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 05:10 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School board of trustees announced Tuesday Ronald K. Buggs has officially taken on the role of president/principal of the school. He replaces Robert DiFrancesco, who retired in March.
Niagara University College of Business Administration presents awards banquet, health care symposium
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 04:55 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will be taking care of a lot of important business at the Buffalo Marriott on April 25.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 09:05 am
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Student project benefits Alzheimer's Association
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Haley Maier, a 10-year-old Barker student, put her creative talents to good use recently by crocheting necklaces out of brightly colored ribbon yarn, which she then sold to her classmates, teachers and faculty at Barker Central School.
Stella eighth-graders awarded Sacred Heart scholarships
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 11:15 pm
Camille Bennett and Angelica Priest, eighth-grade students at Stella Niagara Education Park, were honored at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart annual Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, March 23.
'Great Guatemalan Challenge' information session set for April 17
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:15 pm
Ordinarily, it wouldn't raise eyebrows for a Niagara University program description to state that "everything you bring must fit into a backpack." When the program takes place in Central America, it presents a different challenge.
Cosmetology students show off creative hairstyles
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 07:00 am
The cosmetology students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently held a hair show at the center in Sanborn.
Dr. Abdiweli Ali to reflect on time as Somali prime minister at April 22 event
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:35 pm
Dr. Abdiweli Ali, the Niagara University economics professor turned Somali prime minster, will reflect on his time as the leader of the impoverished, war-torn East African nation during a special event on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
Illusions cheer at nationals
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
The 2013 Town of Niagara Illusions Cheerleaders went to national competition in Erie, Pa., and took first place in their team category and the national championship award for the recreation division.
NCCC horticulture program wins three awards at Plantasia
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program received three awards at the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association annual garden and landscape show, Plantasia.
Niagara University flash mob surprises, entertains Walden Galleria patrons
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:55 am
Moments before halftime of a Jan. 31 home basketball game versus Iona, a small group of Niagara University students broke out into an unexpected dance routine, or what's become commonly known as a flash mob.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy holding info session April 10
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is holding an information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The event will take place in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127, on the campus of Niagara University.
CoBank's Robert Engel named to Niagara University board of trustees
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 06:45 pm
Robert B. Engel, president and chief executive officer of CoBank, has been named to the board of trustees of Niagara University. His election was announced by the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of the university.
New Directions Youth & Family Services to host Wyndham Lawn Home for Children job fair at Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 09:05 am
New Directions Youth and Family Services, a Western New York leader in providing services for at-risk children and families, will host a Wyndham Lawn Home for Children job fair on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. at Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School, 6395 Old Niagara Road, Lockport.
NU plans graduate school open house
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 10:45 am
Niagara University will host its annual Graduate School Open House on Saturday, April 13, in the Castellani Art Museum on campus.
NU College of Business Administration presents awards banquet, health care symposium
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will be taking care of a lot of important business at the Buffalo Marriott on April 25.
NCCC to host annual spring job fair
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host a spring 2013 job fair on Tuesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Cafeteria, G-Building, on the campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The job fair is free and open to the public.
BOCES students place at regional SkillsUSA competition
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:25 pm
Forty-four students from Orleans/Niagara BOCES' career and technical education centers had a successful showing at the SkillsUSA Region 1 Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics held this month at SUNY Alfred.