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High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2016 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 16. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2016 Ford F150s for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College will launch in January a new advanced certificate program in executive leadership and change (ELC), which is designed to prepare working professionals for leadership positions in business, health professions, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

“This new advanced certificate program will offer students a great opportunity to develop essential leadership skills and build competencies in areas that will be beneficial to career advancement,” said Dr. John S. Frederick, executive director of the Daemen Center for Executive Leadership and Change. “With this advanced training, students will be better positioned to take on leadership roles and be more marketable in the workplace.”

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials will be commemorated with a special lecture by renowned legal scholar John Q. Barrett, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 21 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now” will be addressed by Barrett, a noted expert on Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals in Germany. The Daemen Paralegal Studies Speaker Series lecture is free and open to the public.

Fifty years after Jackson’s death, Barrett discovered and edited Jackson’s now acclaimed memoir, “That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s University, is currently writing a biography on Jackson, a Western New York native who is considered one of most revered lawyers in U.S. history.

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, a decorated Army war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, shared his vision and proposed strategy to counter national security threats, at a Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on Sept. 22.

Speaking before the Daemen community, area business leaders, veterans and members of the military, Gibson addressed the need to “secure our rights as a social contract, and to pursue an international policy of peace through strength and deterrence. We need to give our military and diplomatic leaders the tools to help shape policy in the Middle East and other trouble spots that threaten the United States.”

He added, “We have work to do to obtain deterrence and peace through strength. The men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces don’t expect much, but the least we can give them is the resources to do their critically important jobs.”

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

Annunciation to host ‘Mommy and Me’ open house

Annunciation to host ‘Mommy and Me’ open house

 

The Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy’s new “Mommy and Me” program will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The program takes place in Annunciation’s former school building.

A new learning opportunity for children 18 months to 3 years old, “Mommy and Me” classes will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, and continue from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. The “Mommy and Me” program is a wonderful place to encourage your child’s development through play and socialization. You and your child will also have the opportunity to read, play and learn together through Circle Time, Story Time, Music and Movement and Open Play Time. 

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.