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Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Inducts 16 into National Technical Honor Society

Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Inducts 16 into National Technical Honor Society

 

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

 

The Literacy Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Not only is it the largest provider of adult literacy in two counties in Western New York State, this year the National School Boards Association presented the program with its prestigious Magna Award for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education.  The honor caught the attention of the Digital Promise Foundation, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, which was authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. 

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

Kenworth Lends Truck to Diesel Mechanics Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Kenworth Lends Truck to Diesel Mechanics Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Students in Westin Blidy’s Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanics program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are the beneficiaries of Kenworth Truck Company of Buffalo.  Kenworth is allowing the class to have access to a heavy duty T680 truck for a week at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES site. 

“We are very appreciative of Kenworth’s generosity in donating this vehicle for my students to improve on their education,” says Mr. Blidy.  “We will use it for engine troubleshooting and studying exhaust emissions.  It is a great opportunity for my classes to get a better understanding of the latest technology that is used by the trucking industry because that is what they will be working on in the future.” 

Farm provides 'living laboratory' at Medina school

Farm provides 'living laboratory' at Medina school

DISTRICT USES $25K GRANT TO BUILD BARN, PASTURE

By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com

MEDINA – If you drive down Mustang Drive to Medina High School, you may do a double-take. New this school year is a small barn and fenced-in pasture. There are llamas, sheep, a goat and a calf out munching on grass.

Students in boots are doing farm chores, hauling feed and water.

Welcome to the district’s agriculture program, which is taking students out of the classroom for more direct hands-on learning.

Monsanto approved a $25,000 grant for Medina to bolster its agriculture program. The grant paid for a small barn, a fence around the 1-acre pasture, security cameras, and a hydroponic system that will produce about 80 pounds of a feed a day.

Medina High School Teacher Brings History to Life

Medina High School Teacher Brings History to Life

US History teacher Pierson Bell has a very unusual way to bring history to life to his students at Medina High School, he comes dressed to class as a British soldier.  “I am a Revolutionary War re-enactor and belong to a British regiment headquartered out of Rochester,” he says.  “I got into it as a hobby when I was in graduate school at William and Mary, which is located in Colonial Williamsburg, the 18th century living history museum.”