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Daemen Opens New Honors Facility

Daemen Opens New Honors Facility

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College has opened its first-ever dedicated honors facility, dubbed Honors House, located in a newly renovated home near the college’s Getzville Road entrance. The facility will serve as a study and communal space specifically for Honors Program students.

The one-story building is now home to the Honors Program Office, which was previously housed in Curtis Hall, and is open to all honors students. It features a renovated kitchen, new furnishings, an honors lounge, and many amenities, including high-speed Internet and Wifi access.

“Honors House offers our high-achieving students an ideal setting for academic engagement and a place where they can study, relax, and come together as a learning community,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Daemen Opens Newly Renovated Dining and Entertainment Venue

Daemen Opens Newly Renovated Dining and Entertainment Venue

Daemen College celebrated the completion of its totally redesigned campus dining and entertainment venue, newly named The Den, at a grand opening held on Sept. 9 in the Wick Campus Center. 

The official opening included a ribbon cutting by Daemen President Gary A. Olson; Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for student affairs; Brandon Michael, president of the Daemen Student Association; and Bryan West, president/owner of Hallmark Management Services, the college’s dining provider. “This campus space has undergone a remarkable transformation into a modern, spacious dining and entertainment facility located right in the hub of student activity,” said Olson.

“In addition to providing our students, faculty and staff a new place where they can eat, relax and socialize, The Den is a first-class venue equipped with high-quality sound for an array of performances that will be held throughout the academic year.”

Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

As a major initiative in fostering a healthy college environment, Daemen College has implemented a new tobacco-free policy, effective Sept. 6, 2016.

In doing so, Daemen joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. that have made a strong commitment to promoting the health and well-being of their college community by creating a 100 percent tobacco-free campus.

“In light of the many health risks associated with tobacco use, creating a campus environment that’s clean and free from tobacco products is key to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “The courtesy and cooperation of everyone on campus will contribute to making this a successful transition, and we will provide the collegial support needed to members of the Daemen community who may find this change to be challenging.”

Dog Ears Bookstore Successfully Concludes Another Season of Summer Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore Successfully Concludes Another Season of Summer Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, recently finished their annual summer reading and writing camps. This marked the fifth year of the camps and once again every week was sold out! 

“Dog Ears would like to thank South District Councilman Chris Scanlon and Erie County Youth Services for funding these camps,” said Dog Ears Director Tom McDonnell. “We take great pride in the success of our camps and look forward to continuing to support the reading and writing process throughout the school year. The camps are designed to bring fun to books and writing while focusing on the Common Core requirements of the participants. 

Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Tom Torbjornsen

Last year I had the good fortune to meet a businessman and inventor named Peter Gold. Peter is a very interesting person, having started the highly successful Gold Glass Group in a garage in 1994. He has the unique gift of seeing a need and delivering it to the end consumer, and he also understands marketing and how to communicate. He holds over 80 patents for glass moldings that virtually eliminated hundreds of glass molding applications. Gold retired from Gold Glass Group in 2009, leaving a multimillion dollar corporation to family members.

Brilliant minds do not stop when they retire from industry, and such is the case with Gold. One day he asked himself how he could use his knowledge and business experience to save lives. The result was Inview Vehicle Trim®.

Annunciation Church to Host Classes for Caregivers

Annunciation Church to Host Classes for Caregivers

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a six-week session of “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a national program which addresses the problems facing persons responsible for the needs of relatives or friends with physical and/or memory impairments. 

Each week, attendees will learn new ways to deal with stress, brainstorm solutions to common challenges, and receive information on available services to assist them in their caregiving role. Classes will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 18 and will run through Nov. 22. A fee of $25 (paid by insurers Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York and Independent Health for members) covers the cost of The Caregivers Helpbook. 

Buffalo State Recognizes Upward Bound Students

Ninety students from three Buffalo high schools just completed the academically focused Upward Bound residential program at Buffalo State. They will be recognized during the Upward Bound awards banquet on August 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.

Maureen Hoyler, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), will give the keynote address during the banquet. COE is a nonprofit organization that provides professional development, program improvement, and advocacy for nearly 2,800 federally funded college opportunity programs at almost 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

For years Hoyler has been a voice for low-income, first-generation students, and individuals with disabilities. As president, she oversees management of the Washington office and the fiscal affairs of the association while serving as the primary liaison between the association and Congress.