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NYS updates in-person school guidelines
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 04:15 pm
On Friday, the New York State Department of Health updated its interim guidance for in-person instruction at pre-K to grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Changes related to physical distancing and use of barriers. That document can be read HERE.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce return of 'Live's Top Teacher Search'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Earlier this week on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced the return of one of the show's most popular and meaningful initiatives: "Live's Top Teacher Search." The show will honor outstanding educators the week of May 3-7, during "Live's Top Teacher Week," and in celebration of the national "Teacher Appreciation Week."
First ever drive-thru hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake will continue its search for over 1,500 employees with a first-of-its-kind drive-thru hiring event on Saturdays, April 10 and 17. Applicants should apply online beforehand for positions at the park, waterpark, and hotel and campground, and then interview from the comfort and safety of their own cars at the park.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation songwriter's scholarship winner
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation, announced the winner of the 2020 songwriter's scholarship competition: Gunther's Radio, with band members John Fera, Parker Ford and Jeff Colson. They performed their original composition, "Let Me Go."
New UB website a go-to resource for researchers & community groups focused on reversing health inequities in Buffalo
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
In late 2019, the University at Buffalo took a major step toward addressing health disparities in Buffalo's African American community and developing innovative solutions to eliminate them when it established its Community Health Equity Research Institute.
Lew-Port planning for anticipated state updates
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 09:50 am
We hope you are enjoying spring recess this week, Lewiston-Porter. The well-deserved break continues through next week, with classes resuming Monday, April 12. There will be a traditional remote Monday schedule for all students in the hybrid model.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
WNY's top volunteer-led organization celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
As the region's top volunteer-led organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) celebrates the nearly 6,000 adult volunteers that serve to build girls of courage, confidence and character, throughout GSWNY's nine counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. As Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low said, "Truly, ours is a circle of friendship united by ideals."
Cerebral palsy fundraiser at BOCES Center raises funds, awareness
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
Charlie Dieteman, a senior from Lewiston-Porter High School and a student in the conservation program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, said he was thrilled his recent fundraiser for Empower raised $636.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate'
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 07:00 am
In a year that has seen unprecedented racial and political divide, threats to this nation's democracy, questionable election conspiracies, and barriers to voting rights, Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to choose not to hate for 24 hours.
Daemen ranked a 2022 U.S. News Best Graduate School
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:25 pm
Daemen College has made U.S. World News' Best Graduate Schools Rankings in nursing.
Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf raises awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:40 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt schooling and everyday life for families throughout our region, officials at the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf (CAC) caution that cases of child abuse may continue to go unreported. At-risk children have been learning remotely at least part-time, without educators and other professionals who commonly recognize the signs of abuse and report it.
NCCC Alumni Association seeking nominations for annual award
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is bestowed to deserving alumni who exemplify educational achievements, career success, community involvement, and support to NCCC.
Canisius College receives $4.4 million in HECap funding
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
Canisius College received a $4,398,329 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) from New York. The grant will help fund the construction of classrooms and laboratory facilities on the second level of Science Hall, the college's interdisciplinary science center.
With SUNY funding, UB teams explore technologies to increase pandemic preparedness
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:00 pm
Supported by grants from SUNY, two University at Buffalo teams are laying the groundwork for technologies that could improve preparedness during the current and future pandemics.
Ruby Carey Scholarship amount increased
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 09:50 am
The Youngstown Library and Friends of the Library are teaming with the Youngstown Study Club in honor of its 100th anniversary. Another $500 has been added to the Ruby Carey Scholarship, raising the total amount to $2,000.
ABC presents 'Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:35 pm
Homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just a few of the social issues fearlessly tackled by "Sesame Street" for over a half a century. On Monday, April 26 (8 p.m. EDT), ABC presents "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days," a two-hour documentary special produced by TIME Studios, highlighting the 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop.
Majority of UB's fall courses will have in-person component
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:15 pm
It's not likely we'll be completely out of the woods with COVID-19 when the fall 2021 semester rolls around, but the University at Buffalo's three campuses will look more like they once did — most notably, with students and faculty in classrooms.
Mentor New York virtually hosts 18th annual Mentoring Matters Conference
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:10 pm
The mentoring movement is facing unprecedented challenges, during the changing landscape of a global pandemic and deepening divides rooted in racial inequity. MENTOR New York, a leader in the statewide mentoring movement, will convene New York's youth development and mentoring professionals virtually for the 18th annual Mentoring Matters Conference on Friday, April 16, to address increasing racial equity and creating spaces of joy for young people.
Russell J. Salvatore donates $6,000 to 'Shooting For A Cure!'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
Hospitality icon Russell J. Salvatore made a surprise donation to the Pembroke High School Dragons varsity girls basketball team, coach Ronald Funke, and "Shoot For The Cure" event organizer and special education teacher Michael Wilson on Thursday. Salvatore presented a check for $6,000, bringing the "Shooting For A Cure!" to a 10-year goal of $200,000, supporting research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Villa Maria College's 56th commencement ceremony will be held in-person
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:20 pm
Villa Maria College announced it will hold a face-to-face commencement ceremony in celebration of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. The ceremony, which will be held outside in front the Main Building, will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22.
GIHS Academy of Finance needs your assistance
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
Grand Island High School's Academy of Finance is helping students become college, career and future ready through industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. We work directly with companies to create internship programs that have a lasting impact on students, providing them with invaluable opportunities to explore career options. This year, our academy is in search of 13 paid internships for our Class of 2022 cohort.
Easter Bunny drive-thru visit is DeGlopper fundraiser
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
When Megan Shores learned the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping the Easter Bunny away from his usual Grand Island indoor retail stops for the second straight holiday, she became concerned for her two children and others on Grand Island that COVID was now about to take away another Easter tradition.
'Paws for a Cause' pet drive benefits SPCA
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
The pets at SPCA Serving Erie County will be getting an extra serving of treats, toys and comfort items, thanks to hard work and dedication March 13 by the Junior DECA team of Veronica Connor Middle School.
DEC, NY Sea Grant: $200,000 in grants available to support projects engaging youth in implementing Great Lakes Action Agenda priorities
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 12:45 pm
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced funding is available for projects that engage youth under the age of 21 and address local watershed challenges and New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda priorities. A total of $200,000 - up to $25,000 per project - in New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants will be awarded.
UB Humanities Institute invites entire community to play an innovative Zoom game that envisions socially just futures
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (HI) is presenting an innovative, card-driven storytelling game delivered via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. All are welcome to participate.
ConnectED NY fund to provide no-cost internet access for 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Reimagine New York Commission announced the launch of ConnectED NY, an emergency fund to provide approximately 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts with free internet access through June 2022.
CDC adjusts in-person school guidelines; reactions
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:05 pm
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted "Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention."
Girl Scout Cookies are going, going ...
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:45 pm
As the beloved Girl Scout Cookie Program draws to a close for the year, Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York can still support local Girl Scouts in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:00 pm
The Youngstown Free Library and the Friends of the Library are offering the Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors who reside in the 14174 area postal code. The scholarship is designed to assist deserving students purchase textbooks and other educational materials in pursuit of higher education. The award of $1,500 will be presented to the winner upon entering college, and their name will be inscribed on the plaque in the Youngstown Library.
Deskside with David: Livestreams need to stay: Districts livestreaming high school sports with reduced fan limitations
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 10:55 am
As we pass the year anniversary (I guess you can call it that) of COVID-19 shutting the nation down, I have continually looked back and asked myself, "Has anything good came out of this pandemic?"
Taste of Buffalo announces scholarship program
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:20 am
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 foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward nontuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees.
UB to hold in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 09:30 am
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi on Wednesday announced plans for the university to safely hold in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies to honor students graduating from UB this academic year.
NU's Ward to be honored as community hero by National Federation for Just Communities
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 11:00 am
Dr. Rolanda L. Ward, director of Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission and associate professor of social work, will be honored as a community hero by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York at its 2021 NFJC Re-Envisioned Community Heroes Awards on March 19.
Canisius Women's Business Center announces COVID-19 recovery programs
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:55 am
The Women's Business Center at Canisius College launched the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery programs to help women-owned businesses improve their finances in today's challenging marketplace - whether they are struggling to keep an already existing business going, hoping to launch a new business or managing fast-paced growth as a result of the pandemic.
How to celebrate resilience after traumas of past year? UB medical student finds answer in launching a company
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:55 am
It's not like Karole Collier needed something else to occupy her time: She had finished the grueling rounds of interviews that determine where she'll train as a surgery resident; she was starting her final semester of medical school at the University at Buffalo; she was working on a new UB summer program for underrepresented students; and she played a major role in organizing an antiracism lecture program featuring activist and scholar Cornel West.
35 Buffalo Police Explorers sworn in by Commissioner Byron Lockwood
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:50 am
On Tuesday at the Larkin Commerce Center, 35 Buffalo Police Department recruits from the Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE) took their oath led by Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. Officers from the BPD and other dignitaries from the law enforcement community attended the ceremony.
Morinello commends decision to cancel Regents exam
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:45 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello is commending state education officials for their decision to cancel Regents exams that are not federally required. Officials approved the move on Monday following unanimous support from educators, including NYSUT. Morinello vocally opposed the federal government decision to hold any standardized testing this school year due to the multitude of challenges and inconsistencies within school districts during the pandemic.
Ink Labs Contest for WNY teachers to win $25,000 for classroom technology upgrades
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Ink Labs - a Western New York company that builds interactive technology solutions to engage students and empower teachers - announced the launch of the 2021 Ink Labs classroom technology makeover contest. This promo is open to classroom teachers at any school in the eight counties of Western New York.
Read to succeed - in math: Study shows how reading skill shapes more than just reading
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:50 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher's recent work on dyslexia has unexpectedly produced a startling discovery, which clearly demonstrates how the cooperative areas of the brain responsible for reading skill are also at work during apparently unrelated activities, such as multiplication.

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