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NIAGARA CAREER AND TECH ED CENTER TO HOLD PASTA DINNER AND OPEN HOUSE

NIAGARA CAREER AND TECH ED CENTER TO HOLD PASTA DINNER AND OPEN HOUSE

The Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Niagara Career and Technical Education Center is holding their annual Pasta Dinner and Open House.  The doors at the center, which is located at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn, will be open October 1st.  The Culinary Arts students will be making an amazing pasta dinner that will include soup, salad, pasta with meat sauce, dessert and drink for $6.00 a person and children under four will eat for free.  Dinner is served from 4:00-7:00pm and takeout is available. 

 

From 5:00 to 7:00pm the career and technical education center classrooms will be open and teachers and students will be on hand to talk about the programs and answer any questions.  Here’s your chance to learn about all the exciting things going on at the Career and Tech Ed Center and have a great meal. 

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

O/N BOCES' PRECISION MACHINE TECH PROGRAM GETS BOOST WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART MACHINE

O/N BOCES' PRECISION MACHINE TECH PROGRAM GETS BOOST WITH NEW STATE OF THE ART MACHINE

The Orleans Niagara BOCES' Precision Machine Technology students received a nice surprise when they returned to class this fall; a brand-new Haas CNC mill machine.  Teacher Bill Rakonczay says the $36,000 machine, which was funded from a grant, is the most popular in the United States and many colleges such as ECC and Monroe Community College and area companies are using this technology.  “The companies are very excited that our students will be trained on this machine.  They are already telling me they are looking to hire at least three students after they graduate in June.  And if the students go on to college they will already be familiar with how to use this putting them ahead of their classmates.” 

 

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s economic growth over the past decade was described as transformational by Mayor Byron W. Brown as he pointed to the city continuing its positive momentum with a strong, workable plan at a recent lecture held at Daemen College.

As featured speaker on Sept. 2 in the college’s latest Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, Brown talked about major economic development efforts that have improved the city’s vitality and the overall impact the revitalization has had on the region.

“There are visible signs of progress and growth throughout the city, which has experienced $4.4 billion in economic development since 2012, with more than 12,000 new jobs expected to be created over the next few years,” said Brown. “These major investments are changing the city for the better and making it a destination where people want to work, live and play.”

WGRZ’S “DAYBREAK” HIGHLIGHTS NIAGARA WHEATFIELD’S CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WGRZ’S “DAYBREAK” HIGHLIGHTS NIAGARA WHEATFIELD’S CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WGRZ reporter Pete Gallivan did a live remote for the show “Daybreak” for the opening day of school from Niagara Wheatfield Central School District.  He said he chose the district because he views it as the centerpiece of Niagara County.  Superintendent Dr. Lynn Marie Fusco says that she was very proud of the fact that the district and its students were highlighted for the show.   “This is a great opportunity for us to show all the positive things that are going on in our district and to see some of the staff that makes that happen.”  
 

NYS TEACHER OF THE YEAR IMPARTS WISDOM TO LYNDONVILLE TEACHERS

NYS TEACHER OF THE YEAR IMPARTS WISDOM TO LYNDONVILLE TEACHERS

The 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year Greg Ahlquist recently spent a day with the Lyndonville Central School District teachers.  Superintendent Jason Smith invited Mr. Alhquist to address the staff on topic of Growth Mindset and relating it to education. 

 

Mr. Ahlquist, who teaches Social Studies at Webster Thomas High School in Webster, New York, shared the findings of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck who believes that every person has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.  “Basically if you are a fixed mindset you believe that intelligence and talent create success without effort.  The person thinks this is who I am and what I do,” Mr. Ahlquist explained.  “In a growth mindset, people believe with time and effort you can enhance your abilities.  If you can instill a growth mindset into your students you can develop their love of learning and it will help them with their motivation and productivity.”