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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.”

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Daemen and Mongolian Government Finalize Agreement

Daemen and Mongolian Government Finalize Agreement

In a formal ceremony held Dec. 9 at Daemen House, the presidential residence, college officials signed a memorandum of agreement with a high-level delegation of governmental officials from Mongolia that will lead to exchanges of faculty and students between Mongolia and the U.S.

“Daemen College has a longstanding relationship with the Mongolian government and its people, and we are delighted that this agreement will enable many students and faculty from Mongolia to come to our college as well as our faculty to visit Mongolia,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Special Holiday Hours at Nature Center

Special Holiday Hours at Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – You’ll want to put the Audubon Nature Center on your list of special places to visit during the holidays.

Extended holiday hours make it a wonderful destination for a family outing any day.

Normal winter hours for the Audubon Nature Center and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.

During the holidays they will also be open:

  • Friday, December 26, 2014, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, December 30 and 31, 2014, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 2, 2014, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Jamestown Police Looking for Meth Lab Fire Suspect


JAMESTOWN, NY - Police are looking for the public's help in finding a suspect connected to a November fire.

Jamestown Police say Christopher L. Swanson, 43, started a fire at 824 Prendergast Avenue while cooking methamphetamine in the upstairs apartment.

The fire happened on November 20.

Swanson fled the residence before police and the fire department arrived at the scene. Police say Swanson suffered burns.

There is a felony warrant for Swanson's arrest. He is wanted for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Jamestown Police anonymous tip line at (716) 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept strictly confidential.


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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.  

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Daemen College’s newly completed $2 million state-of-the-art visual effects facility was formally opened Dec. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying a major step forward in a Buffalo Billion initiative focused on growing Buffalo Niagara’s film and post-production industry.

“Western New York is poised for success in developing a thriving regional post-production industry and this new, state-of-the-art visual effects facility is a key investment in making that happen,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to be a part of such a dynamic venture with great potential for economic growth and job creation.”

A year in the making, the nearly 16,000-square-foot visual effects facility evolved from a collaboration between Daemen and Empire Visual Effects, a post-production and animation company. A $4.5 million Buffalo Billion grant jump-started the endeavor, which included $1.9 million to Daemen to create and equip the high-tech facility.

Infinity Alumni Concert

Infinity Alumni Concert

Infinity Alumni Concert

Friday December 19, 2014 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Infinity Arts Café

*SPECIAL* INFINITY ARTS CAFÉ PERFORMANCE ENTRANCE is on 3rd Street (the former post office main entrance). Look for balloons and follow the signs!

Come hear current and former Infinity students at the Infinity Café. Former Infinity students who are home for the holidays will reunite at this show to jam and reconnect.

Infinity Arts Café events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come and watch these talented musicians play!

To see a list of performers please visit Infinity's website or Facebook page.

For more information, 716-664-0991 www.infinityperformingarts.org