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GICSD: Graham offers guidance on youth substance abuse
Sat, Apr 20th 2024 07:00 am
The legacy of Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., now in his eighth school year as Grand Island's superintendent of schools, could easily be that of "The Great Communicator," as he truly believes communication is key to educating students and parents about issues in society today.
Castellani Art Museum's Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp celebrates 20 years of fostering creativity and wellness
Thu, Apr 18th 2024 12:05 pm
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp. For two decades, this distinctive camp has been a beacon of creativity and health education.
Price Rite Marketplace, UB football team to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Apr 5th 2024 10:05 am
Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program donated 18 sacks of food to the New Beginnings Food Pantry at the Price Rite of Amherst on Thursday. The donation is a result of the organizations' annual "Sack Hunger" campaign, designed to help tackle food insecurity in the Amherst community.
Castellani Art Museum presents new exhibitions showcasing fusion of textile arts, colorful imaginations, traditional weaving
Tue, Apr 2nd 2024 11:20 am
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is excited to announce the opening of three distinctive exhibitions, each celebrating unique aspects of artistic expression. The museum opens the doors to these inspiring showcases on April 11.
Explore & More announces eclipse week programming
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum has announced eclipse-themed programming ahead of the total solar eclipse.
Niagara University's Club Management Association of America student chapter named No. 1
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 09:50 am
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America was named Student Chapter of the Year by the association at its 2024 World Conference and Club Business Expo, held March 4-8 in Las Vegas. This is the 13th time in its 15-year history that the NU group has been recognized as the top medium-sized chapter in the country.
Jacobs School appoints nationally known health disparities researcher as chair of department of medicine
Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:20 pm
Leonard E. Egede, M.D., (pronounced E-getty) chief of the division of internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of its Center for Advancing Population Science, has been appointed chair of the department of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Morinello kicks off annual Read Across America Week
Fri, Mar 8th 2024 05:05 pm
Assemblyman Morinello kicked off his first day of Read Across America Week by reading to students at William Kaegebein Elementary School.
'Park Dunks for P.U.N.T.': Park School partners with local pediatric cancer outfit for kids 3-on-3 basketball tournament
Mon, Mar 4th 2024 12:20 pm
The Park School of Buffalo, Western New York's only co-ed Montessori and pre-K-12th grade independent school, is proud to be partnering with the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, a nonprofit foundation providing various programs that offer financial, emotional and practical support for families facing childhood cancer.
GNBC staging spring show featuring classic, new ballet
Fri, Mar 1st 2024 10:00 am
For the Greater Niagara Ballet Company, everything old is new again.
SUNY starts Institute for Local News
Thu, Feb 29th 2024 07:30 pm
The State University System of New York launched the first ever systemwide local news program this spring to inform rural communities and provide rich learning experiences for students.
Study proposes streamlined approach to developing cancer drugs
Wed, Feb 28th 2024 07:10 pm
Drug discovery can be a frustrating process of trial and error.
Francis Center receives Niagara Area Foundation grant
Fri, Feb 16th 2024 10:30 am
The Francis Center children's program was awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Niagara Area Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Compulsory voting can reduce political polarization in the US, according to UB study
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 05:55 pm
Introducing compulsory voting in the U.S. and other majoritarian democracies, with meaningful and enforceable penalties for abstention, has the potential to reduce political polarization and protect democratic institutions from anti-democratic threats, according to a groundbreaking paper published by a University at Buffalo political philosopher.
Son of Tops shooting victim is featured speaker during NU's social justice speaker series
Wed, Feb 14th 2024 04:40 pm
Mark Talley, whose mother, Geraldine Talley, was one of the 10 African Americans killed during the May 14, 2022, mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, will speak about how that tragic event motivated him to launch his nonprofit organization, Agents for Advocacy, during a presentation hosted by Niagara University's Vincentian Center for Justice in coordination with the Niagara University Black Student Union, the Intercultural Engagement Center, and the Peace & Justice Studies Association.
'Chicago' on stage at Lew-Port
Tue, Feb 6th 2024 10:10 am
Lewiston-Porter High school announced the opening of "Chicago - Teen Edition!"
Personal trainer student shows she is career-focused
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 03:55 pm
Rachel Williams from Lewiston-Porter High School has taken the certified personal trainer program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center for the past two years. This past January, she completed her personal training certification exam with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
GICSD offers Youth Mental Health First Aid training to all district employees
Sat, Feb 3rd 2024 07:00 am
Youth mental health is in crisis, according to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who, in December 2021, stated that mental health challenges were leading to "devastating effects" for young people, according to a March 21, 2023, article in The New York Times.
New Indigenous student scholarship provides more than just funds
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:15 pm
Ongwe'onwe (pronounced "Oon-gway-oo(n)way") is derived from a Seneca word and loosely translates to "native people," which is the premise for a new Indigenous student scholarship at the University at Buffalo.
Certified nursing assistant class works on skills at ONBOCES
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:10 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult education's certified nursing assistant (CNA) class was hard at work in our health occupations technician lab at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's volunteer income tax assistance program, which offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiency.
NFL PLAY 60 launches fitness tracking competition to help students get daily minutes of movement
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
The American Heart Association and National Football League are asking classrooms, afterschool programs and other student groups to join the NFL PLAY 60 fitness tracking competition from Jan. 22 to Feb. 9.
NYS: New effort to get more school bus drivers on road
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to remove barriers for perspective school bus drivers applying for a commercial driver license.
Artpark announces opening of Lew-Port student exhibition, 'With Love, Artpark Archives of 1976'
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 10:40 am
Join us from 6-8pm Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Lewiston-Porter LEVEL Art Gallery for our opening reception of the exhibition "With Love, Artpark Archives of 1976." This exhibition will display copies of original archival Artpark photographs and is completely student curated.
Stella Niagara Education Park donates $1,933 worth of books to Damar Hamlin's charity, Chasing M's Foundation
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 01:50 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a coeducational elementary school in Lewiston, donated over 200 books valued at $1,933 to Damar Hamlin's Chasing M's Foundation. The school raised the money to purchase the books through a coin drive for Scholastic's "All for Books" program during the annual book fair.
Niagara University's Dwyer Arena transformed into 'Story Lane on Ice'
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:55 am
Caden Suhr, Cooper Gasz and Ryan Ensminger were among the children, families, and Niagara University students who enjoyed ice skating and holiday-themed activities during "Story Lane on Ice" at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena on Dec. 12.
Graycliff Conservancy donates Frank Lloyd Wright material to UB, University Archives
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:20 am
A major donation of historic objects by the Graycliff Conservancy board of directors to the University at Buffalo Libraries will add to the university's already extensive Frank Lloyd Wright collection, further establishing UB as the most comprehensive source in Western New York for research materials related to the celebrated architect and his creative process.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP issues warning over risks of children's technology toys
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:35 am
As technology evolves, so do the toys that children play with. Technology toys are becoming increasingly popular among kids of all ages, but with this trend comes the need for data privacy protection and increased safety measures. During Safe Toys and Gifts Month, it's important for parents to be aware of potential risks and take steps to ensure their child's safety while playing with tech toys.
New KinderKiddz director sees teacher training as key to education
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
For Susan Muscato, who is serving as director of KinderKiddz Early Childhood Learning Center, one of the most important elements of a well-run school is providing training, encouragement and support for the teachers.
'Western New York's Sweetest Kid' photo contest to benefit WNY United
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse is teaming up with Sweet Buffalo for the first ever "Western New York's Sweetest Kid" photo contest.
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 28th 2023 02:25 pm
With the holiday season underway, the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are again seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help ensure all children in Western New York have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning.
Lewiston Kiwanis, volunteers assist needy at Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 08:30 pm
Last weekend, Lewiston Kiwanis Club members gathered with volunteers to assemble and deliver more than 70 Thanksgiving dinners to families in the community.
Tops partners with area schools for 'Share a Smile' initiative
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 08:55 am
Over the summer, Sharrell Treat, a resident of Van Nuys, California, reached out to Tops Friendly Markets consumer affairs wondering what could be done to spread more goodwill in the community - something she does every day in her own city by sharing positive affirmations.
Youngstown science teacher makes hometown history with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 11:20 am
At Lewiston-Porter Middle School, Kimberly Alexander Carlo and her seventh grade science students are usually hard at work piecing together hypotheses and conducting thrilling, hands-on classroom experiments. However, today's all-school assembly derailed their plans - in a good way.
Sheeran elected president-elect of New York State Magistrates
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
Dr. Thomas Sheeran, a longtime member of the faculty in the College of Education at Niagara University, was elected to the position of president-elect of the New York State Magistrate's Association at its annual meeting in November. This position is a prelude to moving to the position of the association's presidency in the fall of 2024.
Niagara University receives $2.5 million gift for endowed chair of chemistry
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
Niagara University alumnus Michael Kakos, '60, and his wife, Aimee, have pledged a $2,500,000 gift to establish the Michael J., '60 and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Endowed Chair of Chemistry and to support the compensation and research of Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry, who will hold that position.
Youngstown Lions Park grows & flourishes
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Gathering together in Lions Park on a day in early October, Lions from Youngstown and Lewiston were joined by Boy Scout Troop 829 and others who came out to plant trees to further develop the community park in the Village of Youngstown.
Hochul celebrates 50th anniversary of New York State Tuition Assistance Program, opens program application
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application is now open for applicants for the 2024-25 school year.
CSEA donates to Tuscarora Nation Elementary School
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 07:00 am
CSEA Unit 7650 recently hosted a back-to-school drive to collect and distribute free school supplies to families in need. During the months of July and August, union members collected items including backpacks, tissue, pencil pouches, crayons, colored pencils, pens, pencils, folders, paper, notebooks and binders for Tuscarora Nation Elementary School students.
Veronica Connor Middle School students clean trail
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
On Oct. 13, eighth graders from Veronica Connor Middle School could be seen walking down the multipurpose trail on the West River. They were carrying garbage bags and collecting litter from the trail, as well as from the area between the trail and the river.

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