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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.”

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge produces community focused mobile apps

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

Homeless Memorial and Candlelight Vigil Set for Dec. 21

 

A memorial service remembering Western New York’s homeless who have passed away during 2014 will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Presented by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the event is purposefully scheduled on the first day of winter, the longest day of the year, to bring greater attention to the plight of the homeless.

The event, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music by the Buffalo City Mission Choir, a performance by Harvey Brice and a candlelight vigil, followed by refreshments. Information about local resources for the homeless will also be available during the event.

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced

Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.

The winners of the two-month “virtual hackathon” were announced Dec. 4 by AT&T, along with community partners including the University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo and Hack Upstate.

The contest challenged local developers, entrepreneurs, designers and technologists to leverage open data to build smartphone apps that serve community needs. The competition aimed to connect and engage citizens with government and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment.  

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

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Trivia Night FUNdraiser To Support Tifft Nature Preserve December 12

BUFFALO, NY (December 2, 2014) - Tifft Nature Preserve (Tifft), Buffalo’s natural treasure at the Outer Harbor, will host its second annual Trivia Night FUNdraiser on Friday, December 12 (rescheduled from November 21 due to the storm) from 7-9pm to benefit its educational programs, conservation efforts, and nonprofit mission.

Teams of four or individual participants are invited to show off their trivia knowledge of fun and easy facts from their favorite nature-themed television shows, movies and commercials. Teams will enjoy a rousing evening of treats and prizes as well as some interactive surprises incorporating popular board games that participants will be sure to enjoy. 

“Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

 “Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

It's never been a better time to come downtown to Buffalo. To kick off the holidays, the Chippewa Alliance will host Holiday Cheer on Chippewa, a two-day series of events to take place on Chippewa Street (and select businesses on Franklin Street). The weekend events are highlighted by a special tree trimming contest among local businesses, donation collection drive for the Buffalo City Mission, music by Hutch-Tech High School, and speciality cocktails, great craft beer and plenty of food at local establishments. People can walk Chippewa Street, see the trees and decorations while spreading Holiday Cheer on Chippewa. Rumor has it that Santa Claus might show up too!