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ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is excited to offer East Aurora preschools a chance to experience the benefits of EPIC parenting workshop. All classes will take place from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

At Nativity Preschool, 970 Main St.:
• Oct. 12, Helping your child to cope (infants and toddlers workshop)
• Oct. 19, Establishing routine (infants and toddlers workshop) 
Contact Person: Michelle Potter

At First Presbyterian Preschool, 9 Paine St.:
• Oct. 26, Tuning into your child (infants and toddlers workshop) 
• Nov. 2, Setting structure and limits (young children workshop)  
Contact person: Sharon Norton

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

AMHERST, N.Y. – The benefits of solar power as a renewable energy and Canalside Buffalo’s unique solar-powered carousel project will be explored by industry experts at the 12th annual Western New York Environmental Summit scheduled for Sept. 24 at Daemen College.

The summit, “The Power is You: Sustainable Communities Are Here,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the college’s Wick Campus Center. The environmental-focused event is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be provided to attendees.

“We are pleased to bring together professionals from the solar energy industry who will offer valuable perspective on this renewable energy source and how it is paving the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.

Daemen Opens New Honors Facility

Daemen Opens New Honors Facility

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College has opened its first-ever dedicated honors facility, dubbed Honors House, located in a newly renovated home near the college’s Getzville Road entrance. The facility will serve as a study and communal space specifically for Honors Program students.

The one-story building is now home to the Honors Program Office, which was previously housed in Curtis Hall, and is open to all honors students. It features a renovated kitchen, new furnishings, an honors lounge, and many amenities, including high-speed Internet and Wifi access.

“Honors House offers our high-achieving students an ideal setting for academic engagement and a place where they can study, relax, and come together as a learning community,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Daemen Opens Newly Renovated Dining and Entertainment Venue

Daemen Opens Newly Renovated Dining and Entertainment Venue

Daemen College celebrated the completion of its totally redesigned campus dining and entertainment venue, newly named The Den, at a grand opening held on Sept. 9 in the Wick Campus Center. 

The official opening included a ribbon cutting by Daemen President Gary A. Olson; Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for student affairs; Brandon Michael, president of the Daemen Student Association; and Bryan West, president/owner of Hallmark Management Services, the college’s dining provider. “This campus space has undergone a remarkable transformation into a modern, spacious dining and entertainment facility located right in the hub of student activity,” said Olson.

“In addition to providing our students, faculty and staff a new place where they can eat, relax and socialize, The Den is a first-class venue equipped with high-quality sound for an array of performances that will be held throughout the academic year.”

Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

Daemen Transitions to Tobacco-Free Campus

As a major initiative in fostering a healthy college environment, Daemen College has implemented a new tobacco-free policy, effective Sept. 6, 2016.

In doing so, Daemen joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. that have made a strong commitment to promoting the health and well-being of their college community by creating a 100 percent tobacco-free campus.

“In light of the many health risks associated with tobacco use, creating a campus environment that’s clean and free from tobacco products is key to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “The courtesy and cooperation of everyone on campus will contribute to making this a successful transition, and we will provide the collegial support needed to members of the Daemen community who may find this change to be challenging.”

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

The fourth annual meat raffle sponsored by the Mary Queen of Angels School Sports Boosters will take place on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Andrew Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door (if available) and include pop, beer and wine. Slices of pizza will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 split club and basket raffles, and guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Proceeds will benefit the sports program at Mary Queen of Angels.

For tickets or information, please contact Michael Wojcicki at 895-6280. For more information on the school, please visit www.mqangels.com.

 

Annunciation to Host ‘Mommy and Me’ Open House

Annunciation to Host ‘Mommy and Me’ Open House

The Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy’s “Mommy and Me” program will host an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The program takes place in Annunciation’s former school building.

A learning opportunity for children 18 months to 3 years old, “Mommy and Me” classes will take place on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 26. This class provides a fun and hands-on learning, play-based atmosphere where you and your child will have the opportunity to socialize with other families and will also be given the opportunity to participate in music, story time, engaging theme-oriented activities, arts and crafts, painting and much more! This is a wonderful introduction to preschool for both moms and their little ones. All are welcome to attend.