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Canisius College Center for Professional Development to Hold Open House

Canisius College Center for Professional Development to Hold Open House

BUFFALO, NY – The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will host a free open house to showcase its spring programs on Thursday, January 27 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Tuesday, February 1 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm in Suite 130 of the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst.

Professionals and those who want to enhance their current skills or explore a new career path should attend and learn more about the center’s upcoming programs, which include:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Online Grant Development
  • Human Resources Management Certification (PHR/SPHR)
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Management Development Program (MDP)
  • Sales, Persuasion & Business Development
  • Paralegal Certificate Program
  • Managing Multiple Generations

To register or for more information about the Center for Professional Development, visit

Canisius College to Offer Marketing Plan Course

Canisius College to Offer Marketing Plan Course

BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius College Center for Professional Development will host a course entitled “Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Organization” on Wednesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 26 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Pkwy, Amhert.

Board members, managers, and development staff who want to learn more about how marketing can help engage donors, volunteers, board members and clients, should attend this course.

Peter Hall, adjunct professor of management and marketing at Canisius College, will serve as course instructor.  Hall is often seen and heard fundraising for WNED-TV and WNED-FM radio, two local public broadcasting stations.

Tuition for the course is $149.  To register, or to learn more about the Canisius College Amherst Conference Center, visit www.canisius.edu/cpd or call (716) 888-8490.

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

The Buffalo State College Foundation has been generously awarded a $388,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program to support a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing the college’s current offering in the important specialties of conservation required by libraries and archives.  

The expanded curriculum, which begins September 2011, fills a void in the conservation programs.  In response, the Mellon Foundation is funding the pilot program here, and at two other institutions respected for their art conservation programs, the University of Delaware and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Elmwood Village Charter School Expansion Plans Approved

Elmwood Village Charter School Expansion Plans Approved

BUFFALO, NY – The Board of Regents approved the charter renewal of the Elmwood Village Charter School on Tuesday.  The renewal includes an expansion through 8th grade, as well as the addition of a 2nd class at each grade level.  EVCS added a second kindergarten this fall.

“It’s very gratifying that the Board of Regents has recognized, through their actions today, that EVCS has an excellent program and should be allowed to expand through 8th grade.  I’m so glad that we’ll be able to offer our programs to more children in Buffalo” said Liz Evans, founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees.

EVCS provides students in the City of Buffalo with a stimulating and engaging learning environment that recognizes student capability, fosters their connectedness to their immediate and broader communities, and offers them ways to contribute to school life.  Elmwood Village Charter School is currently the highest performing public

Tapestry Charter School Fitness Program Receives Support from Rich Products

Tapestry Charter School Fitness Program Receives Support from Rich Products

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tapestry Charter School recently opened its new high school facility at 65 Great Arrow Avenue in Buffalo and has now received a $10,000 gift from the Rich Products Corporation in support of the school’s new Fitness Center. In conjunction with Tapestry’s new gym that opened this month, the Fitness Center will help prepare student athletes and is a regular component in the Fitness and Physical Education curriculum. Tapestry is a member of NYS Section VI Athletics and has begun hosting regional athletic competitions in the new gym. 

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

The organizers of the brand new Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation would like to thank everybody in the community who supported the league for their tireless hard work over the last few years. They expressed special thanks to the school boards, superintendents and athletic directors of the participating schools for their contributions.

The puck was dropped for the league's inaugural game between Williamsville and Monsignor Martin on Wednesday.

The participating districts are: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin, Kenmore, Amherst/Sweet Home, Orchard Park/Frontier, West Seneca and Lancaster.

For a complete game schedule, visit the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation website.