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Niagara University responds to growing mental health needs
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Dr. Timothy Osberg, professor of psychology at Niagara University, has been a longtime advocate of spreading awareness of mental health issues on campus. So, when Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosted a workshop for individuals to become trained mental health first aid instructors as part of a larger effort to increase the mental health literacy of the Niagara County region, he decided to participate.
Vaccinations to begin for Lew-Port educators, staff
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
The Board of Education met this past Monday for a lengthy work session. The board began with a briefing on policy updates and review. The BOE policy committee, led by board member Anne Orr, meets monthly to review and recommend new state and federal additions and amendments. In addition, the policy committee reviews each section of the manual annually, to keep the policy manual up-to-date and relevant.
NFL PLAY 60's exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
Today, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League, in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity.
UB to offer Indigenous health disparities course this spring
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:45 am
As the University at Buffalo seeks to expand its commitment to Indigenous studies, a new course being offered this spring in the School of Public Health and Health Professions aims to teach students about the health disparities Indigenous populations face.
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 2021 scholarship process is open
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 11:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2021-22 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1, and must be submitted online.
Education leaders support Cuomo's broadband proposal
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 05:05 pm
New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider issued this statement following the second installment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 State of the State:
NU Family Business Center podcast
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next podcast will run from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. To preregister for the virtual presentation, CLICK HERE. Attendees will receive an email back from career services with log-in details.
Cuomo: More than 7,300 toys, coats & school supplies distributed statewide this holiday season
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the results of New York's annual holiday toy, coat and school supply collections, which took place across the state over the past several weeks. Members of the governor's administration organized collections across the state and are distributing 7,348 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need. For the first time, donations were also collected by mail to provide another option to participate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo Police, Buffalo Police Explorers spreading holiday spirit throughout City of Good Neighbors
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:35 pm
Buffalo Police and Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE) have worked hard this holiday season to make a difference to families across Buffalo.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
High school students get jumpstart on college at NCCC
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:55 am
At a time when the pandemic has brought challenges for many in the academic realm, Niagara County Community College is improving access to higher education for high school students through the college acceleration program (CAP). CAP allows students to take college courses at their own high school, following NCCC curriculum. In essence, the dual-enrolled high school students are getting a head start on their college careers.
'Learn to Play' program returns for 5th season
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is now open for the team's "Learn to Play" program.
Study finds NCCC among top NYS community colleges with high employment rates
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
In a post-secondary employment outcomes (PSEO) study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Niagara County Community College graduates achieved a 76.8% employment rate five years after their graduation.
UB to start spring semester Feb. 1 under modified in-person format
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 09:50 am
University at Buffalo leadership on Thursday announced the university's plans for the spring semester, which will mirror operations in the fall in that UB will follow a modified in-person format. That means courses will be delivered using a mix of in-person (and physically distanced) instruction, as well as remote learning.
Lew-Port not in 'yellow zone'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
As is a beloved holiday tradition, the board welcomed the amazing music department to our meeting. Each December, a talented ensemble joins us to perform a series of holiday favorites.
UB experts praise state order to remove 90-day delay for pharmacists to provide COVID-19 vaccinations
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 07:45 pm
An executive order approved Dec. 13 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will waive the 90-day waiting period for pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer COVID-19 vaccines after their approval, allowing pharmacists across the state to play a greater role in ending the pandemic, say University at Buffalo experts Karl Fiebelkorn and Christopher Daly, both in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Grand Island Central School District to reopen Jan. 4
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 01:10 pm
Last Friday, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., provided parents and families with an update on COVID-19 and school safety.
UB art historian wins major book award
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:10 am
Elizabeth Otto, a University at Buffalo professor of art history and gender studies, has won the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association's 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize, awarded annually for innovative scholarship in the fields of American and popular culture by a writer living or working in New York or New England.
The Buildsters launch Tesla giveaway to curb bullying in schools
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 05:15 pm
The Giving Project has teamed up with The Buildsters, a San Diego-based platform that is bringing construction into the digital age, to give away a Tesla as part of its Building Kindness campaign for Think Kindness. Proceeds from the national campaign will provide kindness assemblies, curriculum and programs in schools in an effort to decrease bullying and inspire kindness.
Junior League of Buffalo high school senior scholarship
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:50 pm
The Junior League of Buffalo will award two $2,000 scholarships to graduating female high school seniors who are outstanding leaders in the Western New York community. The scholarships are for post-high school institutions to assist the student in defraying expenses for tuition, books, fees or dormitory. They are awarded based on evidence of demonstrated leadership skills within their school and community. Additionally, the student's background should show strong evidence of being well rounded in both personal and academic endeavors.
Every Person Influences Children awarded $10,000 from Rite Aid Foundation
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 04:15 pm
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children has been awarded $10,000 from the Rite Aid Foundation, in recognition for its efforts throughout the year to improve the health and wellness of families across New York and beyond.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection alerts consumers to privacy precautions with technology toys
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:40 am
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting parents and families that Bluetooth and technology-enabled toys may be fun for families to interact with this holiday season, but these toys are also easy for hackers to access and manipulate for nefarious means.
2 new members join Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence's board of advisers
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Niagara University's Center for Supply Chain Excellence's newly established board of advisers recently added two members: Jerry Hoban, director II, operations, JB Hunt; and Kenneth Bieger, CEO, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
Sheffield promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Christopher Sheffield has been promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University. The NU alumnus, who graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and earned his master's degree in criminal justice and criminology in 2001, has held a number of key roles at the university over his 19-year tenure, most recently serving as the associate vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness.
Grand Island School District sets annual toy/gifts, food/toiletry drive
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School District announces its annual toy/gifts and food/toiletry drive for Grand Island families, and invites area residents to participate.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Lew-Port continues to address COVID-19 changes
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Board of Education will meet this Monday, Dec. 14. This meeting will combine the December work session and monthly business meeting.
University-industry partnership drives UB health care innovation toward societal impact
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. Jobs and Wozniak. Like for these famous duos, when universities and companies join forces, they can achieve far greater impact.
Schumer among those pushing plan to immediately cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt per student
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Standing with congressmen-elect Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, as well as local students, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed his plan this week to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Schumer and the rep-elects explained why this matters so much to borrowers across New York and how a plan like this can be made real.
New 'Devotion-by-Distance' programs by Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
While you are deciding on gifts this holiday season, consider treating yourself or others to an easy and enjoyable way to start the new year with joy in your heart through new "Devotion-by-Distance" programs offered by Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center. Designed to feature various types of retreat programming based on adult distance learning principles, "Devotion-by-Distance" will include discussion groups, online retreats and courses.
Passport to the World Club launches holiday cooking program for families
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:45 pm
The Passport to the World Club, a local Western New York cooking program for children, announced the "Holidays Around the World" virtual cooking camp, taking place throughout December.
How does vitamin D supplementation affect falls in the elderly? It's complicated
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine that shows no benefit from higher doses of vitamin D in the frail elderly, while of interest, is not the final chapter on how vitamin D affects this population, according to an editorial in the same issue of the journal.
NCCC unveils new EOP office, collaboration with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
While the educational opportunity program (EOP) has been around since former New York State Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve started it in 1967, it is relatively new to Niagara County Community College. The program started at NCCC in August of 2016 with the goal of providing academic workshops, tutoring, counseling, advisement and financial assistance to historically under-served students who require additional academic support.
Section VI: Low- & moderate-risk sports move to January 2021
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
The executive committee of Section VI has voted to postpone the start date for the winter season's low- and moderate-risk sports to Jan. 4, 2021. In a morning session, the committee paused boys and girls bowling, rifle, indoor track, boys swim and skiing from the previously chosen date of Dec. 14.
NCCC to offer free webinar on OSHA - 'Working to Stay Safe'
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 10:25 am
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center will present a webinar with Nick Donofrio, compliance assistance specialist with the New York State Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA. He will speak on the topic of "Working to Stay Safe," in a free event from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Attorney general cracks down on shops illegally selling e-cigarettes & flavored vaping products
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 09:05 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered dozens of retailers across the state to immediately stop selling e-cigarette products to underage customers and to stop selling flavored vaping products in violation of New York state law.
Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off early with a new cookie, just in time for holiday season
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 03:05 pm
The early launch and presale of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is making the winter season a little brighter, just in time for the holidays. This includes the debut of the new Toast-Yay! cookie alongside other favorites.
NCCC hosts second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College participated in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday. Thunderwolves from all over - faculty, staff, alumni, and friends - came together to give back to NCCC, raising $7,347 from 105 donors. Their donations were designated toward programs that support NCCC's students and further the college mission. Areas that were included were the NCCC annual fund, Athletic Department, honors program, horticulture program and English department.
UB developed program helps stroke survivors recover better at home
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
For stroke survivors, the road to recovery can be challenging, especially after leaving the hospital.
UB among nation's top schools for hosting international students
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 08:15 pm
For the 18th straight year, the University at Buffalo is rated among the nation's top 30 institutions hosting international students.

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