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Bruner Foundation's $5 million gift will support new center at UB
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:50 am
A decades-long partnership has resulted in a significant gift to the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning and will support the creation of a new research and educational center focused on innovative thinking and conversation about the role of design in cities.
Cardinal O'Hara names top seniors
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:35 pm
Marissa Taylor has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2023 at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Wilson Hendershot was named salutatorian.
'NCCC at Night'
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Niagara County Community College will keep the lights on later beginning this fall.
Former US congressman, global nurse leader join Niagara University board of trustees
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
John Katko, former U.S. congressman, and Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, chief talent and global strategy officer and Centennial Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University, have been named to Niagara University's board of trustees. The appointments were announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
CAM: New Niagara University student-curated exhibition showcases works of local potter
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:10 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has a new student-curated exhibition, "Shaping Nature," by Buffalo-based Japanese potter Junko McGee that explores the relationship between nature and artistry, on view through Oct. 29. "Shaping Nature" is McGee's first solo exhibition, curated by Niagara University's exhibiting cultures class, led by senior lecturer and CAM Curator of Folk Arts Edward Y. Millar.
NW Board of Ed to meet
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held May 17 will begin at 6 p.m. with anticipated executive session. The public meeting is expevted to begin at 7 p.m. in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NCCC announces 2023 commencement speaker
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito announced Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie will deliver the keynote address at the college's 59th annual commencement ceremony.
UB: State budget boosts university's flagship status, Top 25 ambitions
Mon, May 8th 2023 02:00 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi thanked Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers for finalizing a new state budget that supports UB's role as New York state's flagship university, and ambitions to be one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation by growing the depth and breadth of its research and providing extraordinary educational experiences to its students.
Grand Island School District issues absentee voting information
Mon, May 8th 2023 01:55 pm
The Grand Island Central School District issued the following information with respect to obtaining an absentee ballot for the school budget and trustee election on Tuesday, May 16.
Hall of Champions Awards presented
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
Congratulations to Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's SkillsUSA adviser and math teacher Julie Roloff! Roloff, pictured, recently received the Hall of Champions Award at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Competition in Syracuse.
Safety first for prom and graduation season
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
It's prom season across Western and Central New York, which means more teen drivers will be out and about. While prom is a celebration and a rite of passage, it can be a dangerous night on the roads. AAA is reminding teens, parents and educators to plan ahead to prevent prom and graduation season from turning deadly.
Auer, Kirk winners of 56th Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Sophia Auer of Lewiston-Porter and Alec Kirk of Starpoint were named winners of the 56th Thomas E. Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards. Each received a $2,500 scholarship. The awards were presented by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in a ceremony held at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club. The program was sponsored by the Mount St Mary's Hospital Foundation.
3 NCCC students recognized for outstanding achievements
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:40 am
Niagara County Community College students Alexander Minnehan, Meredith Preve and Regan Lytle recently earned awards for their unique contributions in the areas of academics, civic leadership and athletics. The awardees were recognized by local and state leadership including NCCC President William J. Murabito, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr.
Former NASA executive, Canadian health care leader, NU alumnus who survived imprisonment in Syria to speak at Niagara University commencement
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Gregory Robinson, the former director of the James Webb Space Telescope Program at NASA, and Niagara University alumnus Sam Goodwin, who spent nine weeks imprisoned in Syria, will address graduates at Niagara University's 2023 commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 13 at the outdoor amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston. On May 18, Altaf Stationwala, president/CEO at Mackenzie Health, will provide the commencement address for NU's Ontario graduates, who will celebrate at a ceremony at the Meridian Centre.
Lewiston-Porter to present $54.539 million budget plan
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District will hold two meetings of interest to residents on Monday, May 8, beginning with 6 p.m. budget hearing, as the district presents its proposed $54,539,312 spending plan for the 2023-24 school year.
Peach Queen prom dress giveaway a success
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:00 am
On Sunday, April 30, the Niagara County Peach Queen Program held a free prom dress giveaway at You & Me Boutique in the Village of Lewiston.
Youngstown Garden Club offering scholarship
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:55 am
The Youngstown Garden Club is taking applications for its $500 scholarship award for 2023.
Kelynn Holenstein named grand-prizewinner of poster art contest for Taste of Buffalo presented By Tops
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:45 am
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Kelynn Holenstein, a talented artist from North Tonawanda, is the grand-prizewinner of the 2023 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
2 Orleans/Niagara BOCES employees win 2023 WNYSEC Awards of Excellence
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:45 am
Lisa Bielmeier, public relations director of Orleans/Niagara BOCES, and Scott Brauer, a Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Project-Based Engineering teacher, were among the 18 recognized from across the Western New York area by the Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYSEC) on April 26 at the Awards of Excellence ceremony.
Edward Town Middle School honor rolls
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Edward Town Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary honors Claire Villanova with Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Esther Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship, awarded annually by The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, was awarded to Claire Villanova, a forensic interview specialist at the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara (CAC).
Buffalo State to break ground on new Social Justice Walk, honor outgoing president
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
Buffalo State University is honoring its recent past and making way for its future with a Social Justice Walk groundbreaking and farewell reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The groundbreaking will take place outside the Sports Arena, and the reception will follow in the Science and Mathematics Complex's atrium.
Metz Culinary Management holds 'Ultimate Cake Competition' at Niagara University
Tue, May 2nd 2023 11:05 am
Metz Culinary Management held its annual "Ultimate Cake Competition" at Niagara University in March. This year, eight student teams participated in decorating an 8-inch round cake, with students voting for the best design.
Get ready for a STEAMsational event at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:25 pm
Know a youngster interested in science and technology? Make a visit to the New York Power Authority's free "STEAM Ahead" career fair Saturday, May 6, and learn about space, glowing rocks, buried artifacts, the skilled trades, computer programming and more - all at the Niagara Power Vista.
NU men's hockey assists Jewish Family Services with refugee resettlement initiative
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 10:15 am
Members of Niagara University's men's hockey team spent a recent morning loading and unloading a truck filled with furniture that will be used to set up new homes for refugees resettling in Western New York through Jewish Family Services. The team connected with JFS through an ongoing initiative of Niagara University's Justice House program.
Canisius College awarded university status
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
Canisius College has successfully petitioned the New York State Education Department Board of Regents for university designation. The transition will take place during summer 2023 alongside the rollout of the first strategic plan for the university. In August, ahead of the start of the fall semester, Canisius will unveil a refreshed branding initiative to introduce the school's new identity.
SUNY chancellor recognizes local NCCC student
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 08:45 am
NCCC sophomore Gabrielle Kramer was one of 46 students across the state who were recognized with the Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Student Excellence. Presented by the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr., this award identifies the achievements of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students who are in pursuit of their associate and bachelor's degrees.
Jason Reynolds, bestselling author for young readers, speaking at Buffalo State May 1
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:55 pm
Jason Reynolds, the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for young people, is speaking at Buffalo State University at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
Niagara University associate professor Dr. Youngsoo Choi to attend joint meeting of Congress
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 11:10 am
Dr. Youngsoo Choi, associate professor and program coordinator for Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, has been invited by Congressman Brian Higgins to attend a joint meeting of Congress on April 27, featuring an address by Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol.
NCCC Film & Animation Fest brings industry stars to WNY
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
The NCCC Film & Animation Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the college's Sanborn campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. The event features film and animation screenings, workshops, music, movie trivia contests, exhibits, food and refreshments. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 04:15 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 04:15 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period for the 2022-23 academic year.
Special Olympics returned to Niagara University campus
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University once again hosted the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus. The tournament took place Saturday, April 22, in the university's Kiernan Recreation Center.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host Healthy Kids Day on April 29
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, "encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids."
UB students to hold crowdsourcing event for area nonprofits
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
A bestselling book from the early 1990s spoke of chicken soup for the soul. And while the book's title referred to the individual's soul, a dedicated group of University at Buffalo students believes that chicken soup - real soup, in this case − can also benefit the community's soul, as "Buffalo Soup" will demonstrate from 6-9 p.m. May 3 at Thin Man Brewery, 492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
WNY medical scholarships help keep doctors UB trains close to home
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 01:40 pm
Even before the pandemic, the nationwide physician shortage was looming; now, it's even more pronounced.
Student persuades NCCC administration to adopt composting program
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
During the spring 2022 semester, several NCCC students from professor Marc Pietrzykowski's writing for STEM class completed a group research project about waste management at NCCC. Inspired, one of the group members, Meredith Preve, lifted the words from their paper and molded them into a new, hands-on project at the college.
Greater Niagara Frontier Council BSA and Iroquois Trail Council BSA to merge
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 10:10 am
The Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Buffalo, and the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Oakfield, announced that they will merge as of May 1 to form the new Western New York Scout Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America.

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