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LEWISTON -- Vincent Agnello, chairman of the department of accounting and associate professor of law at Niagara University, has been named interim dean of Niagara University's College of Business Administration, effective July 2.

He will serve while the university conducts a national search for a permanent replacement for Keith T. Miller, dean of the college for the last seven years. Miller resigned last month to accept a position of provost and vice chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

Agnello joined Niagara University in 1979 and became the chairman of the department of accounting in 1993. He recently took a sabbatical in France, where he spent the spring semester as a visiting professor at Essec University in Cergy-Pontoise.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics as well as a law degree from the University at Buffalo. He also holds several awards for professional and community service, including the College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award.

Agnello and his wife, Audrey, reside in Youngstown with their two children.

Niagara University's College of Business Administration received the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation in April from the International Association for Management Education in St. Louis, an accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Arts program sets schedule

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Niagara Summer Fine Arts Program has opened registration for its summer arts enrichment program. Registration continues through June 27. All programs will be located in Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.

Educational enrichment will be offered in the areas of instrumental music, dance and drama with programs beginning July 2 and continuing through Aug. 2. Tuition is $35 for the five-week instrumental music program, drama program or dance program.

The instrumental program will offer morning classes in applied music lessons, concert band and jazz ensemble for students in fourth grade and above. The drama and dance programs will offer afternoon classes for students in second through eighth grades. All programs will run classes from Monday through Thursday. There will be no classes July 4.

The program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and support from the Niagara Falls City School and is administered by the Niagara Council of the Arts.

For registration information contact Patrick M. Kuciewski at 297-7621 or

Program offers summer fun

LOCKPORT -- Kidventures at the Kenan Center is a half day program that offers creative and educational activities for children ages 4 to 10. The program includes games and contests, arts and crafts, sports, stories and a weekly field trip. Registration is due by June 25.

Each week has a different theme, and children may attend a single week or any combination of weeks. Children ages 4 to 6 meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and children ages 7 to 10 meet from 1 to 4 p.m. One day each week the two groups combine for a field trip. All children are asked to bring a white T-shirt the first day, which they decorate and wear on the field trip. Weekly fees are $50 for Kenan Center members and $60 for nonmembers.

The program begins July 9 with "Terrific Toys," where children make their own toys and puppets and take a field trip to Explore and More in East Aurora; July 16 is "Astonishing Authors," which looks at the world of Harry Potter as well as authors such as Eric Carle and Tomie dePaolo with a trip to the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum; July 23 will be "Rainforest" week, with a trip to Perry's Ice Cream and Akron State Park; July 30 is the "Solar System," with a field trip to the Buffalo Planetarium and then to Goat Island for a picnic lunch; Aug. 6 will be "Chocolate Party" week, with a field trip to Fowler's Chocolate; and Aug. 13, the final week, will be "Hawaii," which will conclude with trip to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ont.

The program meets at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St. Registration information, and more details can be obtained by calling the Kenan Center office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 433-2617.

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