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Buffalo Churches Provide Help, Hope Near and Far

Buffalo Churches Provide Help, Hope Near and Far

A chance encounter in New Orleans in the summer of 2009 with an enthusiastic group of youth missioners from the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, prompted Jim Melchiorre, senior video producer for Trinity Wall Street, to bring his video crew from New York City to Buffalo last fall. The crew's assignment: to tell about outreach efforts sponsored by Episcopal churches here.


The resulting video, "Refuge and Rebirth: The Church in Western New York," pays homage to Buffalo's impressive history, while it meets our region's current difficulties head on. Yet it is the ministries of hope and goodwill found in Episcopal churches in Western New York today that emerge as the real stars. You can watch the video at http://www.episcopalwny.org

Niagara University Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation

Niagara University Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation

Niagara University’s College of Business Administration received notification this week that it has maintained its prestigious business accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The college first received AACSB accreditation in 2001 and has continued to expand the quality of its teaching environment and curricula, while furthering its efforts to respond to the needs of local businesses.

“AACSB accreditation reaffirms that Niagara’s College of Business Administration is one of the premier business schools in the world, one that provides an excellent quality of education to its students,” remarked the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University. “This highest standard of achievement in business education has been made possible by the extraordinary leadership of Dean Mark Wilson and the faculty and staff of the college.

A Plethora of Eco-Friendly Events On Tap for Earth Day at Niagara University

A Plethora of Eco-Friendly Events On Tap for Earth Day at Niagara University

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day last April, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, published a comprehensive guidebook focused on institutions of higher education who demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

From the Buffalo-Niagara region, only Niagara University was included on that list of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges.

One year later, Niagara is making preparations to celebrate that distinction and, more importantly, inspire awareness for the Earth's natural environment by presenting over 20 eco-friendly exhibitions as part of Earth Day 2011.

Fundraiser for Denise Rishell Nicks Set

The public is invited to attend a benefit for Denise Rishell Nicks, a Kenmore East
graduate.  Denise suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and is awaiting a kidney
transplant. The benefit is being organized to help the family with the mounting costs
related to this disease and post- transplant expenses. 
 
The event will be hosted by her family and friends on April 30th from 4-10 p.m. at the
Polish cadets Social Hall, 975 Grant St., Buffalo.  A basket auction, food, drinks, music
and a magician will highlight the benefit. Those wishing to help the family may make a
donation by contacting Jan Ball at 471-2762. Additional monetary donations may be
mailed to Lisa Balbierz, c/o P.O. Box 995, Tonawanda NY 14151.

Niagara University Selected as 'College of Distinction'

Niagara University Selected as 'College of Distinction'

Niagara University is one of only a dozen colleges and universities in New York state – and 170 nationwide – to be selected to the 2010-11 list of top colleges by CollegesofDistinction.com. The online guide recognizes institutions of higher learning for their demonstrated excellence in four integral areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful graduate outcomes.

The guide, which is also available in paperback, is based on the opinions of guidance counselors, educators, and admissions professionals, and honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality.

“Schools selected as Colleges of Distinction create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” reports Tyson Schritter, the Executive Editor of Colleges of Distinction.

15th Annual ABWA Chinese Auction Sunday

Sun. Apr 10 2011 10:30am-4:00pm The WNY Charter Chapter of the Americans
Business Women's Association announces its
15th annual Chinese Auction on April 10th at
the Niagara Falls Country Club. Basket viewing
starts at 10:30am with lunch at 12:30pm.
Theme this year is
"Health Happiness Harmony" and speakers will
be Catherine Stack from Journey II Health and
Gail Vizzy from Summit Fitness. Tickets are $35
and include lunch, speakers and door prize
ticket. Proceeds will benefit Summit Life
Outreach, a not-for-profit who helps save the
lives of unborn babies and offer programs to
help young mothers.

The Center For Inquiry: Literary Cafe Apr 6th

The Center For Inquiry: Literary Cafe Apr 6th


National Poetry Month is a month-long, celebration of poetry to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range. Since 1999, National Poetry Month has been celebrated internationally but in different months. In America and Canada, it is celebrated every April.