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Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Manhattan

Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Manhattan

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara women’s basketball team dropped a tough, 59-53, decision to the Manhattan Jaspers on Sunday afternoon at the Gallagher Center.

“It was probably the best game we’ve played this season,” head coach Kendra Faustin said.  “We had players doing their roles well, did the little things right and played well as a team. We just made some crucial errors at the end.”

The Niagara (1-20, 0-10 MAAC) defense, which has improved immensely in the last few games, held Manhattan (15-6, 7-3 MAAC) to 5-for-18 shooting in the first half. Offensively, the Purple Eagles patiently broke down the Jaspers zone defense and finished the half with a 41.7 field goal percentage and a 26-25 lead.

Paper by Niagara University Professor to be Published in International Science Journal

Paper by Niagara University Professor to be Published in International Science Journal

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., an associate professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has had a paper accepted for publication in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the underlying applications of colloids and interfacial phenomena. Dr. Priefer’s paper, entitled The use of the pseudo-polyelectrolyte, poly(4-vinylphenol), in multilayered films as an antimicrobial surface coating, outlines the creation of a type of coating for everyday surfaces that can kill dangerous bacteria on contact.

The accepted manuscript is currently available online at www.sciencedirect.com while the printed version of the study will appear in the March issue of Colloids and Surfaces.

Niagara Catholic Hosts Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction

Niagara Catholic Hosts Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Niagara Catholic High School announced Friday that it will be hosting its annual “Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction” on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Antonio’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Boulevard. 

Hosted by Co-Chair couples Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dyster and Mr. & Mrs. George Edwards, the evenings activities promise a basket auction, silent auction, live auction, and sit-down dinner along with entertainment. 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for viewing and bidding on the items, and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. (reservations required).  The basket auction is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with free admission.  

For more information or reservations please call 283-8771, ext. 242.   

Grand Island Repeats As Tech War Champions at NCCC

Grand Island Repeats As Tech War Champions at NCCC

SANBORN, N.Y. – Grand Island High School was the overall winner of the 2011 Tech Wars competition held on Wednesday January 12th at Niagara County Community College. The Vikings won for the second consecutive year with 49 points, finishing ahead of 2009 champion Lockport which had 27 final points. Tonawanda City and Williamsville tied for third place with 22 points. 

Tech Wars is a technology fair for all middle and high school technology students with competitions in all disciplines of technology education that allows students an opportunity to display and demonstrate their technological abilities. Students can enter any project from drawings to robots or bring any project and enter it in the Static/Dynamic Project Display category.

Niagara Catholic’s TAG Group Sponsors Blood Drive

Niagara Catholic’s TAG Group Sponsors Blood Drive

One out of every three people will need blood in his/her lifetime.  Niagara Catholic High School’s Transplant Awareness Group (TAG) is sponsoring a UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Service) Blood Drive on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school chapel.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Ms. Moore at 283-8771.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  A $25 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill gift card will be given to one generous, “lucky” donor.

Be a hero.  Save a life.  Donate blood.

CPSE/CSE Member Training

CPSE/CSE Member Training

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Parent Member Training

Date: February 8, 2011

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Tech Wars Back at NCCC for 14th Year

Tech Wars Back at NCCC for 14th Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10th, 2011 

(SANBORN, N.Y.) – Niagara County Community College hosts its 14th annual Tech Wars on January 12th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the NCCC fine arts auditorium and main gym. 

Tech Wars is a technology fair for all middle and high school technology students with competitions in all disciplines of technology education that allows students an opportunity to display and demonstrate their technological abilities. Students can enter any project from drawings to robots or bring any project and enter it in the Static/Dynamic Project Display category.