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Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

Buffalo Police Investigate Deadly Double Shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Police in Buffalo say two people are dead after a shooting on the city's east side Friday morning.

Officers told a 2 On Your Side photographer at the scene that the two victims were found dead in a car at Jefferson and Sycamore after the shooting around 2:30 AM.

They blocked off the intersection during the investigation.

Police have identified the victims as Shamel Parker, 37 and Tyneisha Pettiford, 29.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

Both victims are from Buffalo and died at the scene. The two victims were boyfriend and girlfriend.

"Detectives believe at this point that the incident was not random," said Mike DeGeorge, a police spokesperson.

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, will be the first international presenter in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series being held at 4:30 p.m. July 25 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“Emerging India and Indo-American Relations” will be discussed by Mulay, a career diplomat who has been with the Indian Foreign Service for more than 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as consul general in 2013, Mulay served as high commissioner of India to Maldives and is credited with making significant progress in Indo-Maldivian relations. He previously held posts at Indian missions in Tokyo, Moscow, Port Louis, and Damascus. He also had assignments in India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Finance and was an advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat.

Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps

Seven Local High Schools to Host Drums Along the Waterfront Corps


The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving in the very early hours of Sunday, Aug. 3, for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7 p.m. that evening at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, located at 2885 Main St., Buffalo. All of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event. 

“Upon their arrival in Western New York they live a life of luxury,” joked event coordinator Jack Gaylor Jr. “Actually, they will be sleeping on gym floors trying to catch a few hours of sleep before getting up to rehearse all day. Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming to Buffalo.”

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?

What are My Options if I Can’t Attend My Biometrics Appointment?


Most applicants seeking immigration benefits must undergo a records check. This records check is often initiated through a scheduled biometrics appointment held at a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC). During the appointment, your fingerprints will be taken and electronically submitted to various government agencies’ databases. Your biometric information is captured in order to conduct a criminal background check and to also ensure that you are the same person who submitted the application for immigration benefits. 

Business rebuilds in Buffalo after fire

BUFFALO, NY - A 91-year-old family-owned business has rebuilt in Buffalo after a devastating fire.

On Thursday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took a tour of the new building that houses Niagara Lubricant, a manufacturer that used to be located in Black Rock.

A fire destroyed the facility in 2011 and, after a struggle to find financing, the company managed to rebuild with help from the City of Buffalo and Erie County.

The new plant is located on East Delavan in the former American Axle Complex.

Buffalo Mayor Stresses City Park Upgrades

Buffalo, NY - Additional money is now flowing into the improvements of city parks throughout Buffalo, but there are numerous other needs around the city with crumbling streets and buildings like City Hall in disrepair.

We all know how the winter weather battered city streets but the city, also faces a challenge with other parts of its infrastructure like parks and its municipal buildings.

Mayor Brown showed off some of the new improvements at Woodlawn Park Wednesday. There are the new basketball courts and other equipment refurbished at the park. This is part of the overall $4 million in improvements announced with similar work to take place at 22 parks around the city.

Brown says his administration has spent $35 million on city parks since he took office in 2006.