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'Pumpkin Mania' at St. Peters
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 07:00 am
Fourth-graders at St. Peter R.C. School work hard, learn and have fun, too.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School student raises bullying awareness
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 03:30 pm
The Western New York community is still shaken over the suicide death of Williamsville North student Jamey Rodemeyer.
$46 million capital project to voters
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 02:00 pm
Wednesday evening, the Grand Island Board of Education passed three separate resolutions related to the possible 2011 capital project affecting all five public school buildings.

The first resolution, whereby the district would initiate an environmental impact assesment, as required by state law, relative to the proposed capital project, passed unanimously with a 6-0 vote.

The second resolution, whereby the district would put Proposition No. 1, a capital improvement project in the amount of $46,822,155, to public vote on Dec. 20, passed with a vote of 5-1

Niagara University school counseling faculty member receives career achievement award
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 01:15 pm
Niagara University announces Dr. Roselind Gullo Bogner, associate professor of school counseling, is receiving the career achievement award from the New York State School Counselor Association. The award is being presented to Bogner at the Statewide Conference of the New York State School Counselor Association Friday, Oct. 28, in Rochester.

The award recognizes the school counselor or counselor educator whose contributions to his or her students, place of employment, colleagues and community have been substantial and ongoing. In addition, the recipient exhibits a commitment to professional school counseling and has a record of service to the profession.

Niagara University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society earns repeat recognition
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 11:40 am
For the second straight year and the fourth time in five years, Niagara University's American Chemical Society student chapter has been recognized by The Society Committee on Education. Dr. Mary McCourt, chair of Niagara's biochemistry/chemistry department, received a letter in late September from the society notifying her that the student chapter had been selected for an Honorable Mention Award for activities it conducted during the 2010-11 academic year.

More than 330 reports were submitted to The Society Committee on Education for 2010-11, with only 107 of them receiving honorable mention awards.

Niagara Region PTA launches 'Stop Bullying Now!' initiative
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 09:00 am
In light of another teen suicide as a result of bullying, the Niagara Region PTA wants to share the details of its "Stop Bullying Now!" initiative and implore adults and children alike to learn how emotionally damaging bullying behaviors can be.

A diverse task force of dedicated volunteers (including school administrators, Niagara Region PTA board members, PTA parents and students) has been working on this initiative since January of 2010. Each of the 31 individual PTA units and two councils within the Niagara Region has received (or will receive shortly) a "Stop Bullying Now!" toolkit to assist in finding unique ways to get the message out to students, parents and school districts that bullying cannot be tolerated.

'Respect Love, Love Respect'
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 07:00 am
New York state has unveiled a new website and Facebook page to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse, and to empower them to make healthy relationship choices.

"Respect Love, Love Respect." That simple phrase eloquently captures the important message behind a new website and Facebook page designed to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse.

New online and social networking resources are designed to raise awareness of dating abuse, encourage healthy relationships, empower teens and young adults to take action on the issue, and link them -- and the adults in their lives -- to resources and assistance.

Hardy is first NU student to receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 01:25 pm
Shannon Hardy, Class of 2011, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship.
Lewiston-Porter focuses on bullying
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:25 pm
On the minds of most school administrators, teachers and parents are incidents both locally and nationally involving bullying.

Lewiston-Porter School District residents were told at Tuesday evening's Board of Education session that Lew-Port officials take reported incidents of bullying and harassment seriously, and that those incidents are fully investigated and appropriate actions are taken.
Gehrisch, Jacobs, Delaware North to be honored at NU Convocation
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 01:20 pm
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts its annual convocation.
Niagara University student published in marketing journal
Wed, Oct 19th 2011 02:05 pm
Candice Lymburner, a 2011 Niagara University graduate currently pursuing an MBA at her alma mater, recently had an article published in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. The paper, "The Future of the Music Industry," appears in Volume 5 of the peer-reviewed journal, which covers the marketing arena and the interface between marketing and firm competitiveness.

Lymburner, a Niagara Falls native and current Buffalo resident, completed the paper as an undergrad, along with Bohdan Pikas, a professor of marketing in NU's College of Business Administration and chair of its commerce department, and visiting professor, Anastasia Pikas.

Noted philosopher Peter van Inwagen to speak at Niagara University
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 12:05 pm
Niagara University announced Peter van Inwagen, one of the world's leading philosophers, will deliver this year's Albertus Magnus Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 20. The free event, presented by NU's philosophy department, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the university's Castellani Art Museum.

The address will be focused on the coherence of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic doctrine of the resurrection of the body.
Niagara Career and Tech Ed Center inducts 10 into honor society
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:40 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently held an induction ceremony for 10 students invited into the National Technical Honor Society.
NWHS: 'Did Someone Say, Murder?'
Thu, Oct 13th 2011 03:25 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School will present the play "Did Someone Say, Murder?" by David J. LeMaster at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22. Directed by English teacher Tammy Dobe, it is a murder-mystery comedy involving 25 students who will be acting, assistant directing and helping out backstage.
 

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