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Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

Historic West Virginia Mine Wars to be Explored in Show

AMHERST, N.Y. -- The history and culture surrounding the West Virginia mine wars of the early 1920s will be explored through images and music of the era at a 7:30 p.m. performance on April 2 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

Activist, artist and folklorist Saro Lynch-Thomason will present the “West Virginia Mine Wars Show,” which will look at the 20-year battle for union and miners’ rights in West Virginia. The multi-media show will also examine the connection between traditional Appalachian culture, labor activism, coal mining, and the historical significance of Blair Mountain, where one of the largest civil uprisings in U.S. history took place and today is considered an endangered historic site.

Lynch-Thomason’s show will feature a narration of the story of the coal wars through first-person perspectives and period photographs. In addition, she will perform music from the era on a mountain dulcimer, a traditional instrument of Appalachia.

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

Daemen Receives Grant to Advance Skills of Workforce Serving Elderly

AMHERST, N.Y. – A $20,000 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to Daemen College will be used to help enhance the practical skills and experience of the future workforce serving the elderly.

The grant will be used to implement the Daemen Social Work Department’s initiative “Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce: Relationship Building and Education for the Elderly in the Community Through Social Work Clinical Practice.” It builds on a $10,000 grant also from the Health Foundation for the development of enhanced geriatric education for social work students, an effort being overseen by Dr. Joanne Cannavo, associate professor of social work.

“This initiative is vital to advancing the skills of our students and giving them the opportunity to interact and work with an elderly population throughout their senior year of studies at Daemen,” said Cannavo.

Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary and legal scholar Stanley Fish will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Daemen College Academic Festival, an annual celebration of academic excellence showcased through student and faculty presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, performances and other activities.

Considered one of the century’s most original and influential literary theorists and public intellectuals, Fish will give his address, “What Are Academics Free to Do?,” at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room. Due to limited seating, reservations for the keynote address are encouraged by April 1 to speaker@daemen.edu.

Mary Queen of Angels Accepting Student Applications for All Grades

Mary Queen of Angels Accepting Student Applications for All Grades

 

Mary Queen of Angel’s Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. The school offers Pre-K, Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight.

Additionally, Mary Queen of Angels continues to offer tours and student shadowing opportunities for families interested in learning more about the school.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Garage Sale

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host Garage Sale

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the school gym, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace. The event will take place rain or shine.

Teen Cancer Foundation Efforts to be Honored at Dinner

Teen Cancer Foundation Efforts to be Honored at Dinner

Kaely Kwitek and Daemen College alumna Maggie Dreyer of the Kaely's Kindness Foundation, which provides support to teens living with cancer, will be honored at the 2014 Daemen College Social Work Humanitarian Fund Dinner. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Hotel @ the Lafayette in Buffalo.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Kwitek co-founded Kaely’s Kindness Foundation after recognizing a need for social, emotional and practical support for teen girls touched by cancer. She’s now majoring in business at the University of Albany.

Dreyer, who received a bachelor’s degree in social work at Daemen, is Kwiteck’s mother and serves as board president of the Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. Director of community based services at GA Family Services, she is on the Daemen Social Work Advisory Board and is an adjunct professor.

Mount Mercy Academy Announces a New Summer Camp for Girls

Mount Mercy Academy Announces a New Summer Camp for Girls

Join us for a week of fun this summer!

Registration is now open for Mount Mercy Academy's new GIRLS ONLY summer camp - Camp Mercy! From sports to art to dance to science, we have an activity for you. Sessions are designed for 3rd-8th grade students. With fun, hands-on, project-based sessions, we give girls the opportunity to explore in a creative environment. Each day will offer a different learning experience including fine arts, science, technology, creative writing and world cultures. Our faculty instructors and camp counselors make learning exciting!

The camp runs from July 21-25, 2014 with an extended day program to accommodate working parents. Registration is $180 for the week - register by May 1st to receive an early bird discount of $30 off!

Click here to register today!