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Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

AMHERST, N.Y. – The benefits of solar power as a renewable energy and Canalside Buffalo’s unique solar-powered carousel project will be explored by industry experts at the 12th annual Western New York Environmental Summit scheduled for Sept. 24 at Daemen College.

The summit, “The Power is You: Sustainable Communities Are Here,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the college’s Wick Campus Center. The environmental-focused event is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be provided to attendees.

“We are pleased to bring together professionals from the solar energy industry who will offer valuable perspective on this renewable energy source and how it is paving the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.

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.”

Food Bank of WNY Awarded $20,000 Grant to Help Fight Child Hunger

Food Bank of WNY Awarded $20,000 Grant to Help Fight Child Hunger

BUFFALO (August 24, 2016) — The Food Bank of WNY announced today that it received a $20,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) to support the Food Bank’s Food for Kids Initiative, which provides meal programs for WNY children from infancy to young adulthood. The grant will be used to grow the new School Pantry Program, which supplies high school students with nutritious food that can be shared with others in their households. The program is currently being piloted in two Buffalo schools: Western New York Maritime Charter School and Charter School for Applied Technologies. Pantries are located on the grounds of the schools to provide an easily accessible source of food assistance.

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Secondary Math Teacher

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Secondary Math Teacher

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga, is currently accepting applications for a secondary math teacher (grades 5-8). This is a full-time position.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education with NYS certification in childhood education and/or mathematics. Two years of teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have knowledge of the NYS Common Core Math and ELA curriculum and modules for grades K-8, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others. Good time management skills and the ability to lead a classroom with patience and flexibility are also required.

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T and WNY STEM Hub

Thirty nine Western New York girls are on their way to smashing through the glass ceiling of the tech and computer programing industry with the assistance of AT&T, WNY STEM Hub, SUNY Buffalo State and the Girls Scouts of Western New York, which have partnered to create and host the region’s first computer coding program exclusively for girls, It’s Your World! Develop It! Powered by AT&T, to encourage more women to enter the field of technology, specifically coding, an industry that is alarmingly male-dominant.