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Federal government: $1.7 billion to help put better, cleaner buses on roads across country
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 01:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced 130 awards totaling nearly $1.7 billion from President Joe Biden's "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for transit projects in 46 states and territories.
Learn2QuitNY text program ideal for quitting smoking during summer months
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Help in today's technological world can start with a simple text. For those looking to quit use of commercial tobacco or vape products, daily text reminders can provide focus amidst busy schedules.
St. Joe's students finish strong at state race
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 09:40 am
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's sailing team raced to a second-place finish at the New York State High School Championship races, hosted by the Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation at the Chautauqua Lake Sailing Club, on May 21.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates its summer exhibitions with reception
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) will celebrate its featured summer exhibitions, "Northward: Niagara River Views, Knowing Land, and Shaping Nature," with a reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 15.
NYSSBA statement on school violence prevention
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 09:20 am
Tuesday's shooting that killed two people celebrating a high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia, including a young woman who had just received her diploma, underscores the relentless heartache felt by students, parents and educators who now face a constant potential for once-unthinkable acts of gun violence.
Canisius College reveals new logo during Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 03:05 pm
In a historic moment during Alumni Weekend, members of the Canisius family were treated to the first glimpse of the institution's new logo. Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends erupted in applause when President Steve Stoute unveiled the new logo at Saturday night's "Celebrating Canisius" event.
Explore & More Children's Museum: Free admission to Buffalo 3rd-grade graduates & families
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announces a summer-long initiative wherein Buffalo-area third-grade graduates and their families can receive free admission to the museum.
Lew-Port Business Academy holds graduation exercises
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of Business and Finance held its 11th annual graduation ceremony this week on the campus grounds.
Excelsior Scholarship open for new applicants for 2023-24 academic year
Tue, May 23rd 2023 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the 2023-24 academic year is now open.
Castellani Art Museum announces summer programs and exhibitions
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is thrilled to announce its summer events and exhibitions, including "Kids 'n Arts" summer camp.
Election 2023: New York state school groups pleased with voting results
Wed, May 17th 2023 10:20 am
New York voters approved 98.5% of proposed school district budgets on Tuesday, May 16, according to preliminary results compiled by the New York State School Boards Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation calls on drivers to stop for school buses during Operation Safe Stop Day
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), a statewide organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of professionals responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children, is supporting Operation Safe Stop Day - an annual public awareness event to promote school bus safety and educate the public about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.
Alberto Rey returns to Castellani after 28 years for 'Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York' exhibition
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 05:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host two exhibition receptions celebrating "Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York" by Alberto Rey on Thursday, April 20, from 4-6 p.m. for CAM Members and the Niagara University community, and from 6-8 p.m. for the public.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partners with Bloneva Bond Primary School for 'teddy bear clinic' to promote health care education
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently participated in an educational activity at Bloneva Bond Primary School. The event, which aimed to promote wellness, good hygiene and proper nutrition, featured interactive stations where K-2 students learned about various aspects of health care.
Global Type 1 diabetes burden remains high despite advances, reports Lancet overview of disease
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The past few years have seen numerous advances in the understanding of how Type 1 diabetes develops and how to manage it, yet the global disease burden remains high, according to a review article published April 5 in The Lancet.
'Gowns for Prom' returns, ensuring every student in WNY has a prom gown
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
Jill O'Malley, a Town of Tonawanda Board member, and founder of the Ken-Ton Closet, which provides free clothing to families in need, recalls the wonderful memories of her high school prom. Years ago, when she heard about students at Kenmore West and East high schools who were not attending their prom because they could not afford a dress, she knew she had to do something about it.
John Paul Szczublewski: Overcoming challenges and soaring as an Eagle Scout
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
John Paul Szczublewski started life as a premature baby, who experienced a variety of difficulties as a small child.
Orleans Career & Tech Education Center culinary arts team wins NYS ProStart Championship
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Congratulations to the culinary arts team of students Ella Dahlhaus (Medina), Jake Muessigbrodt (Orleans County Christian School), Rylee Hallows (Royalton-Hartland), Emily Clifton (Lockport) and Autumn Windham (Newfane) who took home first place at the New York State Restaurant Association's 2023 ProStart Competition.
The Rotary Club of Grand Island wants your shoes!
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island is extremely appreciative for everyone who has donated to its unique shoe drive fundraiser. Members spent hours last weekend in the Visitor Center filling bags of shoes that will raise much-needed funds for the club, while helping others by redistributing them throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise (small business) partners.
Culinary arts students rise to National Guard meal challenge
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:45 pm
Chef Lisa Cook's and chef Caitlin Kucharski's culinary arts students took on a challenge issued by the National Guard.
'Soaring, A Story of Courage' released in partnership with acclaimed 'CSI' creator Anthony E. Zuiker
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:05 pm
Suneel Ram, a 26-year-old Western New York resident who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD,) has released an inspirational book he co-wrote with Anthony E. Zuiker, the famed creator of the "CSI" television series. The book strives to help educate young people and build awareness of the genetic disease, and how it drastically impacts the lives of those living with the condition.
Niagara University women's studies writing awards program honors 3 students
Mon, Mar 13th 2023 02:20 pm
Three students were honored during Niagara University's annual women's studies program writing contest at a ceremony on March 9 in Dunleavy Hall on the Niagara University campus. Established in 2004, the award program recognizes students for work that examines gender, sexuality, race and other diversity-related topics.
Gliding Stars presents 17th annual ice show, 'Skating Across Land and Sea!'
Wed, Mar 8th 2023 04:15 pm
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will present its annual ice show, "Skating Across Land and Sea!" at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville. The show is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
Federal grant is helping UB address shortage of public health workers
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 10:20 am
The U.S. needs more public health workers. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed that. But many students need to be able to afford the education that's required to enter the public health workforce. That's where a new training grant awarded to the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions comes in.
Spring activities for families to enjoy together
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 09:20 am
Spring is one of the most popular seasons of the year. After several months of chilly temperatures in many regions, spring provides a welcome reprieve from the cold.
While long-awaited student loan forgiveness is blocked by lawsuit, Parachute Credit Counseling offers encouragement & free student loan counseling
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 09:20 am
The financial futures of nearly 43 million borrowers across the country are in limbo as the Supreme Court considers the legality of President Biden's student debt forgiveness program.
Niagara Wheatfield, Wilson students partner with Rotary Club to spread 'Lasagna Love'
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 08:00 am
"Lasagna Love's" mission says, "We believe that kindness, however big or small, is the key to strengthening our communities."
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner to provide career pathway program
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with Niagara Memorial Medical Center to strategically elevate workforce opportunities through the establishment of paid work opportunities at the hospital.
St. Peter's, Stella basketball team posts undefeated regular season
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 08:50 am
The combined St. Peter's/Stella Niagara girls varsity basketball team is having a season for the ages.
Niagara University sports teams managing very different weather conditions in spring months
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 10:25 am
The Niagara University Purple Eagles women's lacrosse and softball teams are navigating their practice and game schedules around the winter weather on the ridge. The women's softball team is preparing both indoors and outdoors for its upcoming spring series games in Hawaii, as the women's lacrosse team bundles up outdoors as the unpredictable weather continues.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
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.
Higgins & Laurrie announce nearly $3.5 million in mental health funding for Niagara Falls City School District
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie on Friday to announce a five-year grant totaling close to $3.5 million. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the School-Based Mental Health Services program, the grant will be used to support school and community mental health programs while creating opportunities for local graduate students.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds parents to pay attention to lifesaving information related to product recalls
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:30 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection urges parents and caregivers to pay attention to product recalls. In January, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issues product recalls across all categories of consumer goods, reissued earlier recalls for two inclined sleep products after additional infant deaths were reported. Inclined sleepers are dangerous for babies and increase the risk of suffocation.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
 

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