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Daemen President Praises Positive Momentum at Address

Daemen President Praises Positive Momentum at Address

 

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson delivered his spring State of the College Address to the campus community on April 24, during which he focused on the strength of the college’s enrollment, capital construction and facilities improvements, and the institution’s growing visibility and distinction.

In his second address since starting as president in February 2013, Olson informed the large audience, made up of Daemen Board of Trustees members, faculty, staff and students, that the “state of our college is very strong” and that he is committed to building on the institution’s many successes.

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Inspired by the widely popular #ITooAmHarvard campaign, a student-run social media endeavor designed to promote unity and diversity on campus has been launched by a group of Daemen College students.

The #ITooAmDaemen awareness campaign features the personal experiences and reflections of Daemen students on diversity issues and their perspectives on challenges they face. A photo gallery of students holding signs with messages offers a personal snapshot of their thoughts on diversity and inclusiveness as college students. Created as a student team project for the college’s “Social Media Fundamentals” course, the messaging is being captured on various media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Participate in Environmental Competition

Mary Queen of Angels Students Participate in Environmental Competition

 

Eighth grade students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently participated in the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning’s 2014 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest. The theme of the contest was “Rainwater is a Resource, Not Just Runoff.”

Rain barrels are used to collect and store rainwater from roofs that would otherwise flow across lawns, driveways, roads and parking lots, picking up dirt, oil, fertilizers and other chemicals along the way. The rain barrels used in the contest were converted from 35-gallon syrup concentrate drums donated by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo. Other sponsors of the event were the Western New York Stormwater Coalition and the Erie County Water Quality Committee.

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

A grant from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.

Senator Mark Grisanti awarded $50,000 in funding to the District in the form of bullet aid for the 2013-14 school year with the designation the funding as being for one-time expenditures. 

“Senator Grisanti’s grant allowed Lake Shore to replace exterior lighting at five facilities in the District, continuing our efforts in energy conservation as well as improving safety and security by increasing visibility on our campuses,” Mr. Przepasniak said.

“We were delighted to receive this additional funding and sought to use the money to make a lasting investment in our District,” Superintendent of Schools James Przepasniak said.

MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

MQA Students Collect Products for South Buffalo Community Table

 

Universal Pre-K students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently completed a service project to benefit the South Buffalo Community Table, an organization that provides food and fellowship to the hungry and less fortunate members of our community.

With the help of family and MQA students and staff, the youngsters collected a wide variety of paper products for the nonprofit organization. Spearheading the project was UPK teacher Mary Teresa McCarthy.

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

“Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.

 

Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Monica Eppinger, former U.S. foreign service diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine, and currently an assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Law; Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.