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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.”

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. 

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Secondary Math Teacher

Mary Queen of Angels School Seeks Secondary Math Teacher

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga, is currently accepting applications for a secondary math teacher (grades 5-8). This is a full-time position.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education with NYS certification in childhood education and/or mathematics. Two years of teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have knowledge of the NYS Common Core Math and ELA curriculum and modules for grades K-8, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others. Good time management skills and the ability to lead a classroom with patience and flexibility are also required.

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is once again excited to bring the top seven drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

“Upon their arrival in Western New York, the members of the drum corps will try to catch up on their sleep — on the gym floors — and then get up and rehearse all day,” said Drums Along the Waterfront Director Jack Gaylord Jr. “Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming here.”

Following are the seven participating drum corps and where they will be staying in preparation for the event:

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Writing workshops with Emily Saeli will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, July 18 through Aug. 15, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The workshop is designed to get incoming high school juniors and seniors familiar with the techniques of writing expected of them in college. This course will cover structure, voice, argument and persuasion, and polishing — all while workshopping an essay meant for college applications!

Saeli is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in writing and rhetoric. She has been teaching the foundations of writing to college students for three years and is excited to share her experience and insight. 

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”