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Niagara students experience another kind of PoWR
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
As religious intolerance continues to grow across the globe, 10 Niagara University students took advantage of an opportunity to experience the realities involved with, and to gain further understanding of, current efforts and issues in interreligious relations at the Parliament of the World's Religions (PoWR). The conference, held in Toronto Nov. 1-7, endeavored to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
St. John Lutheran School gives back
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:30 pm
The students at St. John Lutheran School had the opportunity to reach out to needy children around the world.
Falcons hockey looking to get back on top after historic season
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:15 pm
The 2017-18 Niagara-Wheatfield hockey season can really be summed up in one word - historic. The Falcons finished the season 19-3-3-1, won the program's sixth Section VI title, and reached the team's first-ever state title game. Coming into the 2018-19 season, the team has some holes to fill after losing key scorers such as Nick Peters, Chace Woods, Michael Lotempio, Chris Tobey and Dom Pulli, as well as top defensemen Zack Belter and Nick Breier.
Local gymnasts place well in Rochester
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:15 pm
The Niagara Gymnastics level 10 team opened their 2018-19 competitive season on Friday, Nov. 16, at The Judges Cup hosted by Victors Gymnastics in Rochester.
Lynch named interim VP of operations at NCCC
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 01:50 pm
Niagara County Community College has hired Wayne Lynch of Lewiston as interim vice president for operations.
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation working to gather 20,000 teen opinions across Western New York & Southeast Michigan
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:35 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is asking teens and adults in Western New York and Southeast Michigan to finish this sentence: "Where I live or work, one thing teens want when they are not in school is ...".
Niagara University senior Justin Crawford earns PRSA scholarship
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 02:40 pm
Justin Crawford, a Niagara University senior majoring in communication studies, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Crawford was presented with the award during the organization's annual meeting on Nov. 15 at Cole's Restaurant in Buffalo.
N-W boys basketball fresh for 2018-19
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 01:25 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team struggled after a 3-0 start to the season. Throw in the fact the team lost six seniors, including team captains Anthony Ruffino, who was the team's leading scorer, and Ben DeVantier, it made some people question how successful the 2018-19 season will turn out.
Carlson finishes strong swim season
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team has been on top of the Niagara Frontier League for four straight years. In that string of success, a fair share of swimmers have left their mark on Falcons swimming and diving. One of those girls is junior Danielle Carlson.
NT High School students learn about self-defense
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 01:15 pm
The freshman and sophomore classes at the North Tonawanda High School recently completed some training how to defend themselves.  The juniors and seniors will be getting training in the near future. 
Culinary arts students help Salvation Army with Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 01:15 pm
Students in the classes of Bob Ihle and Caitlin Kucharski are continuing a great Thanksgiving tradition at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Wilsey elected president of SUNY Two Year Engineering Science Association
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:40 pm
Jillian Wilsey, instructor of engineering science and engineering studies program coordinator at Niagara County Community College has been elected as the president of the SUNY Two Year Engineering Science Association.
25 Niagara Career and Tech Ed students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:35 pm
Congratulations were extended to 25 students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 
Gingerbread Wonderland at NF Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will open its doors to a world of sweet holiday wonder this weekend.  Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, the public is invited to view the life-sized gingerbread village created by baking and pastry arts students and chefs of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
3 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:20 pm
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of three individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2018 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 16 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Buffalo's thriving startup economy keeps student entrepreneurs in WNY
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:15 pm
Through pitch contests, courses on entrepreneurship and more, the University at Buffalo and regional partners have invested increased resources in supporting the local startup community in recent years.
Evans signs baseball LOI with Elon University
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Thursday afternoon, Wilson High School's Ian Evans signed his national letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Elon University.
Several Falcons honored by Niagara Frontier League
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:50 am
Recently, the Niagara Frontier League released All-League award winners for the league's respective sports. The following is a list of Niagara-Wheatfield fall sport athletes who were honored.
Corrections officer shares experience with security and law enforcement students
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:30 am
Correctional Officer Craig Klemick recently came to the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center to share his experiences as a correctional officer at Marcy Correctional Facility with security and law enforcement students.
West Street K-Kids conduct assembly
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:25 am
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Kiwanis K-Kids of West Street Elementary School held an assembly based on habit No. 2: "Begin with the end in mind."
Colonial Village K-Kids host veterans assembly
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:25 am
On Friday, Nov. 9, the Kiwanis K-Kids of Colonial Village Elementary School presented a veterans assembly and breakfast.
19th Cataract City Classic around the corner
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:15 am
High school basketball season is right around the corner, and with that brings the 19th Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School.
Zonta offers Young Woman in Public Affairs Award
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 01:40 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls (New York) recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara-Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women with the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award (YWPA).
8 members of local, national legal community join UB School of Law's dean's advisory council
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:55 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law has appointed eight new members to the dean's advisory council (DAC).
Ann Magers earns Outstanding Employee Award at Niagara University
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:55 am
Ann Magers, office coordinator in Niagara University's College of Arts & Sciences, was presented with NU's Outstanding Employee Award on Nov. 6 by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.
Achtziger-Hughes finishes strong season for NW XC
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 01:00 pm
Week in and week out, those who read the Falcons Flashback report in the Tribune sports section will likely find a familiar name when it comes to Niagara-Wheatfield girls cross country: Victoria Achtziger-Hughes.
NTHS musician plays at Roberts Wesleyan event
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:50 pm
NTHS trumpeter Lila Wieclaw was selected to participate in the program through the recommendation of her teacher, Dave Manth. Congratulations were extended from the NT Fine Arts Department to Wieclaw on this accomplishment.
45 Orleans Career and Tech Ed students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:45 pm
Congratulations to the 45 students from the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. 
NY Small Business Development Center adviser wins 2018 State Star Award
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 02:35 pm
The New York Small Business Development Center recently announced Dinene Zaleski, business adviser with the Niagara County Community College SBDC, has been awarded the 2018 State Star for New York.
Niagara Academy students project takes flight for a good cause
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 02:30 pm
Industrial arts teacher John Vogt has been working with his careers course students at the Niagara Academy on a very worthwhile project. 
Falcons girls soccer falls in A1 finals
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 02:10 pm
It had been a historic season for coach Pete Cerney's girls soccer team. The season ended, though, in the Section VI Class A1 finals Saturday, after a 1-0 loss versus Williamsville East.
Brophy named president of Hilbert College
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:05 pm
Dr. Michael S. Brophy, former president of Benedictine University (Chicago and Phoenix) and Marymount California University (Los Angeles), has been named the fourth president of Hilbert College. Brophy, who was born and raised in New York, is the first male president in the college's 61-year history. He will take office on Jan. 15, 2019.
2 Niagara University students selected for prestigious food & CPG Marketing scholarships
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 11:35 am
Ashley Decker and Garret Gardner have been selected to receive scholarships established by the food industry to support students studying food and consumer-packaged goods marketing.
Girls volleyball: Falcons soar into semifinals
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 09:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team has dominated its competition this season. On Friday night, the team continued the trend with a 3-0 victory over Sweet Home in the Section VI Class A quarterfinals.
Certo Brothers Distributing receives statewide recognition
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 12:45 pm
Certo Brothers Distributing Company, a longtime supporter of Niagara County Community College earned the Edward J. Pawenski Business/Industry Partnership award at the New York Community College Trustees Awards Dinner on Sept. 22 in Saratoga Springs.  The award is presented to one business in the state annually, recognizing their partnership and commitment with a local community college.  
Falcons Flashback: Girls swim wins fourth straight NFL title
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 12:40 pm
As the fall season begins to come to a close, Niagara-Wheatfield athletics recently celebrated its fourth Niagara Frontier League title of the season.
Kwandrans to head up NCCC Workforce Development
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 12:40 pm
Niagara County Community College has hired Karen Kwandrans of Sanborn as assistant vice president of academic affairs for workforce development. 
Eagle Scout project at Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility to honor first responders
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 09:25 am
This weekend, Parker Gurnett of Boy Scout Troop No. 82 will unveil his Eagle Scout project, which was created to honor first responders.
AAA: Deadly combination of teen driver & teen passenger in vehicle increases risk of death in crash
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Inexperienced teen drivers put everyone on the roadway at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they have teen passengers along for the ride. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that, when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased 8 percent.
Canisius & Higgins announce $379,731 federal grant for college's Institute for Autism Research
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:15 pm
Canisius College and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department awarded to the college's Institute for Autism Research and department of psychology. The $379,731 federal grant, from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging, will fund research examining the relationship between aging and autism spectrum disorder in older adults.

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