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UB: A billion and beyond
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 04:25 pm
At his annual state of the university address, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi announced today that UB has raised more than $1 billion through a comprehensive fundraising effort.
Niagara Wheatfield to induct 9 into Wall of Fame, Hall of Fame
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is pleased to announce that it will honor eight alumni and one community member into the Falcon Wall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.
Canisius University receives bequest from alumnus
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Canisius University received a $441,000 bequest from the estate of alumnus Robert W. Hickey Jr. '65. This generous donation will provide crucial funding to enhance the student experience.
NYS: Record-setting Powerball jackpot delivers $66.1 million for New York schools
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
The second-highest Powerball jackpot of $1.765 billion, while won in California, delivered more than $77.4 million combined for New York state public schools and Lottery retailers.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."
New York Association for Pupil Transportation supports National School Bus Safety Week
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) on Thursday announced that the organization is supporting National School Bus Safety Week and is reminding drivers to be extra careful when they see the flashing red lights of a yellow school bus.
Arts for Learning to celebrate Erie Canal bicentennial by presenting free arts-integrated events
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
Arts for Learning WNY will partner with various organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York to bring free public arts workshops to the community.
This weekend's partial eclipse offers small preview of next year's total eclipse
Wed, Oct 11th 2023 08:15 pm
Western New York will experience a partial solar eclipse on Saturday (Oct. 14), and University at Buffalo scientists say it's a good opportunity to start preparing for the region's once-in-a-century total solar eclipse in 2024.
Levesque Institute hosts community events as part of NU's annual Vincentian Heritage Week
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosted several activities in coordination with the university's 2023 Vincentian Heritage Week celebration. The annual observation highlights NU's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century Catholic priest who inspired and organized his contemporaries to serve the less fortunate.
Tuscarora native Eliza Spina awarded HAL Scholarship
Mon, Oct 9th 2023 11:40 am
Eliza Spina, a member of the Wolf Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, was awarded this year's Historical Association of Lewiston's scholarship on Oct. 9, which was Indigenous Peoples Day.
Grand Island School District holds 'test drive a school bus day'
Sat, Oct 7th 2023 07:00 am
Driving a school bus for the first time was "a little nerve-wracking," said Tara Gipp, who attended the school bus test-driving event on Sept. 30 at the Jack Burns Transportation Center, 2451 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Memorial Library celebrates freedom to read during Banned Books Week
Fri, Oct 6th 2023 07:00 am
"Let Freedom Read" is this year's theme for Banned Books Week, taking place Oct. 1-7.
Hochul announces application fee waivers across NYS public & private colleges this October
Thu, Oct 5th 2023 07:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State University of New York, the City University of New York, and 40 private colleges and universities in New York state will have free application opportunities for high school seniors throughout the month of October. This is the first time that SUNY, CUNY and New York's private institutions will join together to waive application fees for students applying during New York State College Application Month.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' spotlights artwork by survivors of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 5th 2023 07:50 pm
For the seventh year, the Niagara University campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
Higgins announces over $6.2 million for Daemen, Villa Maria & SUNY Erie Community College
Thu, Oct 5th 2023 07:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three federal grants totaling $1,325,290 awarded to Daemen University, Villa Maria College and SUNY Erie Community College for fiscal year 2023, with additional funding anticipated over the next five years.
Niagara University awarded $500,000 HECap Grant
Wed, Oct 4th 2023 11:05 am
Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration has been awarded a $500,000 Higher Education Capital Matching Grant for the construction of a facility to house the Centers for Food Industry Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence. The facility, which will be located in Bisgrove Hall, will include an innovation hub, a classroom of the future, and a business technology lab.
Ryan seeks exceptional high school seniors worthy of national recognition
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking high school seniors whose educational and extracurricular achievements are worthy of recognition. Ryan will recommend two students from New York's 61st State Senate District for consideration as Presidential Scholars Program nominees, and will recommend one student of a career and technical education (CTE) program for recognition for an excellence in CTE award.
Canisius receives $1.4 million to expand allied health programs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
Canisius has been awarded a $1.4 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) to expand allied health programming at the university.
Attorney general provides tips to borrowers as federal student loan payments resume
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James provided tips to New York borrowers on how to manage their federal student loans as payments resume. Federal student loan interest accrual resumed in September and payments will be due this month. James also urged New Yorkers to be cautious of scammers posing as student loan servicers who can take advantage of borrowers.
Niagara University celebrates Vincentian charism & those who exemplify it
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized four individuals who exemplify the charity and mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, at its annual convocation, held in the Alumni Chapel on Sept. 28.
Higgins: Nearly $800,000 investment in campus safety efforts at NU, D'Youville
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two grants totaling nearly $800,000 toward programs promoting campus safety at Niagara University and D'Youville University.
NU Center for Mindful Practice hosting free mindfulness conversations, mindful movement conference
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
The Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations and Mindful Movement Conference," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness, Oct. 14 and 15.
School districts look to place cameras on buses
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
Stop arm bus cameras are cameras that are placed on the outside of each school bus, with the goal of catching drivers who pass stopped school buses.
Board of Education honors top popcorn seller
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education honored Grayson Shelp, 13, for his dedication to selling popcorn for Boy Scout Troop 510. During this past summer, Grayson sold $15,000 worth of popcorn, breaking his own record that he set two years ago.
Buffalo Sabres meet the Miracle team
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
The Miracle League lived up to its name once again on Monday night with a special treat for players. It was Buffalo Sabres Miracle League Night at the baseball diamond in Veterans Park.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates 'The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast'
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:50 pm
"The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the Florida Coast" - a first-of-its-kind multimedia exhibition in Western New York featuring 21 paintings - is on view at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) through April 28, 2024.
Higgins: $684,000 grant supporting school-based asthma care
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $684,704 awarded to the University at Buffalo.
More than a market, UB Veggie Van is a 'living lab'
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 04:15 pm
At first glance, the new mobile produce markets on the University at Buffalo's North and South campuses appear to be just that: a place to buy fresh produce. But beyond the peaches, cherry tomatoes and red potatoes, there's much more going on.
'Are we there yet?': Guide to traveling with kids by air, land & sea
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 03:30 pm
Traveling can be blissful, inspiring and restorative. Traveling with kids - let's face it - can be challenging. AAA travel advisers say with enough planning and creativity, traveling with kids can be successful, not stressful!
Niagara Falls City School District superintendent leads national initiative to champion health in schools
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:30 pm
Mark Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City School District, is working with the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, and nine other superintendents from across the country to improve the health and well-being of students, families and educators nationwide.
Niagara County honors Orleans/Niagara Career and Technical Centers' graphic communications students
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:30 pm
Legislator Jesse Gooch and Deputy Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Myrla Gibbons Doxey honored students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Centers' graphic communications programs at Tuesday's meeting of the County Legislature.
GIHS: Athletic Director Jon Roth retires after 50-year career
Sat, Sep 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Jon Roth has been part of the Grand Island Central School District for 50 years. His career began in 1973 when he was hired by H. David Myers, Grand Island's first athletic director, as a physical education teacher in Sidway Elementary School.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to service academy information session
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting a service academy information event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.
Consumer alert: As pause on federal student loans ends, NYS DCP offers tips for borrowers to avoid scams
Wed, Sep 20th 2023 11:40 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to help federal student loan borrowers avoid scams. As federal student loan borrowers are set to resume payments this coming October after a three-and-a-half-year-long pause, this may cause confusion about the repayment process and make borrowers vulnerable to potential scams.
AAA, Chicco USA stress importance of car seat & passenger restraint during Baby Safety Month
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
New analysis from AAA, which examined five years of crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, points to the lack of proper child restraint use among children injured or killed in car crashes.
UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will present its eighth annual "Dentistry Smiles for Veterans" on Nov. 11, an initiative dedicated to honoring veterans.
Candy Chang, creator of 'Before I Die,' to kick off this year's Buffalo Humanities Festival
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 09:25 am
Candy Chang, the artist and TED Fellow who created "Before I Die," a global participatory art project that reimagines how public art can help communities address mortality and meaning, will kick off this year's Buffalo Humanities Festival, a three-day event with the theme "Communities: Trust."
GICSD will offer paid training for new bus drivers
Sat, Sep 16th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District is actively searching for new school bus drivers. Finding these bus drivers, however, has been much more difficult.
SUNY raises $113 million from first sustainability bond issuance to fund green, social projects
Wed, Sep 13th 2023 09:45 pm
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King, Jr. and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) President and CEO Reuben R. McDaniel announced DASNY's first-ever issuance of sustainability bonds on behalf of SUNY to support its residence hall program. DASNY issued approximately $113 million SUNY dormitory facilities revenue bonds with a sustainability designation.
Niagara University hosting discussion on preventing mass shootings
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 04:20 pm
National expert Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut will share promising ways shareholders can take an active role in helping to prevent mass shootings in their communities on Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Russell Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus. The presentation, "Are Mass Shootings Preventable? Lessons Learned from Previous Tragedies," is free and open to the public.

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