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Villa Maria College receives $35,000 grant
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 08:50 am
A $35,000 grant Villa Maria College recently received from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services Inc., will be used to address the problems of access to a college education and persistence to graduation for low-income and at-risk students, with a focus on Buffalo's East Side and its large immigrant and refugee population.
St. Chris School introduces iPads to seventh-graders
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 09:00 am
Students at St. Christopher School are riding the current wave of educational technology. The Tonawanda school initiated an iPad program for its seventh-graders to prepare them for the future.
Hilbert College exceeds goal
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:00 pm
HAMBURG — Hilbert College's first-ever Giving Day, a 24-hour online and telephone giving campaign, amassed 316 donors and more than $52,000 toward student scholarships on March 1.
St. Mary's staff practices what they preach
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:35 pm
Each Spring brings forth a renewed spirit and sense of excitement for the season that lies ahead. In keeping with this zest for the season, the faculty and staff of St. Mary's High School in Lancaster recently participated in the school's annual Day of Caring.
Expert from New Zealand to direct Bona's cybersecurity program
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University has hired a global expert in computer technology and security to direct its bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity.
Swormville parish brings longtime tradition into STREAM
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 09:00 am
This year, St. Mary School in Swormville will continue a parish tradition that enables both students and members of the community to participate in the Stations of the Cross while contributing to a cause. Fifth-graders at St. Mary's will participate in "Pray and Play," a live-action Stations of the Cross, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 7, at St. Mary's parish center gym, followed by a fundraiser for Catholic Charities.
Mount St. Mary's gives middle schoolers the business
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 01:00 pm
The business of education merged with the business of, well, business at Mount St. Mary Academy, when the Kenmore high school opened its doors to teach middle-schoolers about entrepreneurship.
Mount Mercy students demonstrate compassionate service
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 10:45 am
Mount Mercy Academy is dedicated to educating young women not only for academic excellence, but also for compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and lifelong learning. Rooted in foundress Catherine McAuley's vision for women and those who are poor, Mount Mercy affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals and fosters faith with a commitment to the challenges of building a just society.
Mary Queen of Angels School to close
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 06:30 pm
Teachers were informed on Wednesday afternoon and parents were told this evening that Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga will be closing at the end of this school year. The difficult decision was made by the school's Board of Trustees, a board of limited jurisdiction, which asked Bishop Richard J. Malone's permission to close the school.
Stella Niagara announces next phase of outdoor initiative
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 03:00 pm
STELLA NIAGARA — Stella Niagara Education Park announced its plans to further incorporate the innovative Outdoor Education Program that was created in 2015 to provide intentional outdoor experiences and infuse outdoor education into all areas of the curriculum. Building on an existing curriculum that utilized the 104-acre campus, the education committee of the school's board of directors created the Outdoor Education Program and hired Coleen Edwards as the coordinator.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast March 26
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 08:00 am
The Pre-Theology program at Christ the King Seminary.
Northern Chautauqua Catholic raises the light for community
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:00 pm
A little bit of money is paying big, heartwarming dividends at the only Catholic school in Chautauqua County. "It's a huge blessing for a little school," said Beth Quattrone, a trustee for Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk, which received a grant from the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for the current school year.
Canisius junior uses rosary to help poor
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 08:50 am
Disadvantaged people across the country will benefit from the hobby of one young man from Hamburg. James Lyon, a junior at Canisius High School in Buffalo, has a passion for making one-decade rosaries, which he sold to raise funds to send himself and fellow students on a series of service immersion trips.
Niagara University providing free tax help on campus
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 12:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — It's that time of year again. For the 36th straight year, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
St. Bonaventure to add bachelor's degree in health science
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 01:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University will offer a bachelor's degree in health science beginning this fall.
Niagara University establishes center for race, equality and mission
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:00 am
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Mount Mercy student wants tobacco to butt out
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 11:00 am
Over the summer, Nora Galley saw something she liked - "No Smoking" signs along the pristine trails at Allegany State Park. Coming back to Buffalo, she found something she did not like - tobacco products seemingly targeted to minors.
Three seniors formally declare intentions for college athletics
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 04:00 pm
KENMORE — St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is proud to introduce three members of the Class of 2017 who are the first student-athletes to announce their college athletic intentions this year.
Villa Maria College program granted accreditation
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 10:00 am
The American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education reviewed the Report of On-Site Education regarding the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Villa Maria College.
Mount Mercy offers Holocaust class
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 08:00 am
It is a well-known adage that "history repeats itself." In an effort to prevent one of the worst atrocities from history from happening again, Mount Mercy Academy is teaching a class entitled the Holocaust.
Catholic students to visit the BPO
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 01:30 pm
BUFFALO, NY - Students from 19 Catholic schools will attend the BPO's Feb. 8 Music For Youth programs, in Catholic Schools Day at the BPO. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. More than 1600 students are expected to attend this concert at Kleinhans Music Hall.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary Elementary and St. Joseph Schools
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:00 pm
St. Mary Elementary School In Lancaster began its STREAM integration during the 2015-2016 school year. "Being a STREAM school takes a lot of planning, organization and professional development for the teachers. Last year, we were new to the program and we learned so much," said Becky Hoag, STREAM coordinator for St. Mary's. The school offers STREAM Academies to all students during the school day on Friday afternoons thanks to the support from principal, Kim Kwitowski. "I am very happy that we are a STREAM school. STREAM education is essential to the future of our children and helps to shape their everyday experiences," stated Kwitowski.
Real world ideas meet real research at St. Peter in Lewiston
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 10:00 am
LEWISTON — During the past two months, science for students at St. Peter School has been focused on real research with real world ideas, working in two different areas of the living environment. Recently, students from grades four, five and six and their teachers were given an opportunity to work with volunteers from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga on a project involving the Buffalo River.
Fostering creativity beyond the classroom at Nardin Academy
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 03:00 pm
At Nardin Academy, an independent Catholic school in the heart of the Elmwood Village in the city of Buffalo, an enriching academic experience extends beyond the classroom for students in the co-ed Montessori, co-ed elementary, and high school for young women.
Advocacy for Catholic schools returns funds for mandates
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 03:00 pm
Persistence pays off for Catholic schools - to the tune of $6 million. Advocacy from the NYS Catholic Conference State Coordinating Committee, Catholic school staff and parents has caused New York state to agree to modify the formula used to reimburse all state non-public schools for mandated services those schools provide.
Buffalo native speaks to students on filmmaking, Catholic faith
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 12:40 pm
On Jan. 30 and 31, Jonathan Shaw, an alumnus of Christ the King School in Snyder and filmmaker who has relocated to Hollywood, came to the Buffalo Museum of Science to speak with Catholic schools' seventh-grade students as part of the diocesan STREAM initiative. STREAM focuses on integrating the diverse fields of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math into the classroom setting.
Christ the King students collect donations for Buffalo school
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 09:00 am
SNYDER — At Christ the King School, students came together to help fellow students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo in the weeks leading up to Christmas by collecting donations for the city students, many of whom are refugees in great need as the weather started getting colder.
National Catholic Schools Week celebrates 'communities of faith, knowledge'
Sun, Jan 29th 2017 08:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC - National Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be observed in dioceses around the country January 29-February 4. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service," focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.
Trocaire's surgical technology program achieves national recognition
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 02:00 pm
Trocaire's surgical technology program was recently congratulated by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 92 percent graduate pass rate of the Certified Surgical Technologist exam for Aug. 1, 2015-July 1, 2016. The organization bestowed its annual merit award upon the college as a result.
Sidewalk design pays homage to Bonaventure Railroad
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 11:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — The sidewalk that runs between the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and Butler Memorial Hall at St. Bonaventure University has a new design that pays tribute to the university's history.
17th annual dinner raises funds for Catholic tuition assistance
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 10:00 am
The community of Western New York came together to celebrate Catholic education in the community at the largest annual diocesan fundraiser for needs-based tuition assistance on Jan. 19. Organized by the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, the 17th-annual GALA 22:6, formerly known as the Making a Difference Dinner, the event included a presentation of awards to individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond.
Catholic Foundation names Polly Lougen gala award recipient
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 08:00 am
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will recognize Polly Lougen as the Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award recipient when it celebrates GALA 22:6 on Jan. 19. It will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Mary Queen of Angels School offer tours
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:25 pm
Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight, will hold open house opportunities during school hours throughout Catholic Schools Week.
Speech by daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King highlights NU's MLK celebration
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader's youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King.
Christ the King School in Snyder plans annual open house event
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:00 pm
Christ the King School, where quality education and faith are long-standing traditions, will host an open house event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, during Catholic Schools Week. The school is conveniently located at Main Street and Lamarck Drive in Snyder.
Catholic leaders welcome expert on school marketing, advancement
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
In December, principals, board members, pastors and administrators of Catholic schools in the diocese met at the Buffalo Club for a presentation by Frank Donaldson, an expert on advancement and marketing of Catholic schools. Donaldson, a New Orleans resident and president of the Institute for School and Parish Development, spoke on "Philosophy, Fundamentals and Processes of Catholic School Development and Advancement."
Diocese of Buffalo to celebrate GALA 22:6 dinner Jan. 19
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 08:00 am
The 17th-annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund needs-based tuition assistance for students attending Catholic elementary schools throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The 2016 event raised more than $267,000.
Major gift pushes Niagara nursing scholarship over $1 million
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 04:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
O'Hara senior honored for cancer project
Sun, Dec 11th 2016 07:00 am
TONAWANDA ­­— Caitlin Persico, a senior at Cardinal O'Hara High School, has been selected to present her research project that she completed over the summer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society national convention on Nov. 10, in Minneapolis.
Canisius CEO chapter wins awards
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
For the eighth time in nine years, the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization took home two Best Chapter Awards at the CEO National Conference and Competition. The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from over 400 colleges and universities at the competition, which took place in Tampa, Fla., from Oct. 27-29.