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WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

A specialized education program for area fitness trainers and instructors on modifying exercise programs to make them more open and inclusive to individuals with disabilities will be offered as part of a newly established project at Daemen College.

The comprehensive “train the trainer” four-week program, which is free for fitness and exercise instructors, will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 in Daemen’s Wick Campus Center. This first component of a two-phase project, “Get Movin’ – Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness: A Fitness Initiative for Individuals with Disabilities,” is being funded by a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDPC). Daemen was one of only three organizations across the state to receive the grant.

Daemen Earns Fourth Top School Distinction From Military Advanced Education

Daemen Earns Fourth Top School Distinction From Military Advanced Education

Daemen College has been selected as a Top School in the 2015 Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Colleges and Universities, making it the fourth time the college has received this national designation.

The guide, which was released in the December issue of Military Advanced Education (MAE), represents the result of a questionnaire of military-supportive policies at more than 600 institutions across the country. It’s intended to arm students with information about colleges and universities that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.

“Receiving this national distinction represents Daemen’s longstanding commitment to providing the best resources and support to help our student veterans be successful in their educational endeavors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are grateful to once again be recognized by Military Advanced Education.”

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

 

The annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 17. Winners will be crowned in both the diagnostic skills and tire-changing competition, and thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, prizes and scholarships will be awarded to hard-working local students.

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen College has for the seventh consecutive year been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.

Daemen is one only five institutions in Western New York and among 35 colleges and universities in New York State to receive this national designation in the 2014 general community service category, which is awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

“This prestigious national distinction is a great tribute to our students’ exceptional dedication and hard work to a range of community service activities that have a positive, meaningful impact in our local, regional and international communities,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are immensely honored to be recognized for all of the college’s outstanding civic engagement efforts.”

Daemen and Mongolian Government Finalize Agreement

Daemen and Mongolian Government Finalize Agreement

In a formal ceremony held Dec. 9 at Daemen House, the presidential residence, college officials signed a memorandum of agreement with a high-level delegation of governmental officials from Mongolia that will lead to exchanges of faculty and students between Mongolia and the U.S.

“Daemen College has a longstanding relationship with the Mongolian government and its people, and we are delighted that this agreement will enable many students and faculty from Mongolia to come to our college as well as our faculty to visit Mongolia,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Daemen College’s newly completed $2 million state-of-the-art visual effects facility was formally opened Dec. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying a major step forward in a Buffalo Billion initiative focused on growing Buffalo Niagara’s film and post-production industry.

“Western New York is poised for success in developing a thriving regional post-production industry and this new, state-of-the-art visual effects facility is a key investment in making that happen,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to be a part of such a dynamic venture with great potential for economic growth and job creation.”

A year in the making, the nearly 16,000-square-foot visual effects facility evolved from a collaboration between Daemen and Empire Visual Effects, a post-production and animation company. A $4.5 million Buffalo Billion grant jump-started the endeavor, which included $1.9 million to Daemen to create and equip the high-tech facility.

Daemen Opening State-of-the-Art Visual Effects Facility

Daemen Opening State-of-the-Art Visual Effects Facility

Marking an important milestone in a Buffalo Billion project targeting Western New York’s emerging film and television post-production industry, a newly completed nearly $2 million state-of-the-art visual effects facility will be officially unveiled by Daemen College at a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Dec. 5.

The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. in the Daemen International Center for Excellence in Animation located in the Tri Main Center at 2495 Main St. in Buffalo. Daemen President Gary A. Olson, members of the Daemen community and dignitaries are expected to be in attendance. An open house for the community is also planned from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.