Gillibrand named to seat on Armed Services panel
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has been named to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the panel from which her predecessor, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, worked to help save the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station when it was threatened with closure.
In joining the Armed Services Committee, Gillibrand opted to leave the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She will continue to serve on the Agriculture and Environment, and Public Works committees, as well as the Special Committee for the Aging.
Information sessions set on new doctoral program
LEWISTON -- Niagara University plans to hold several information sessions in the United States and Canada to introduce candidates to its new doctoral program in leadership and policy.
The university already is accepting applications for the program. Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings and Saturdays beginning in August. Locally, an information sessions will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday; 5 and 7:30 p.m. March 1; and 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. March 5, all in Bisgrove Hall on the NU campus on Lewiston Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Renovations will close library for two weeks
NORTH TONAWANDA -- North Tonawanda Public Library on Meadow Drive will be closed for two weeks, starting Monday, for a major renovation project, funded through a state grant.
Director Peggy Waite said the library will be constructing a new reference office and installing a new young adult area. Also, carpeting will be replaced, and four new computer stations will be installed. The library will reopen Feb. 14.
Journalism organization seeks candidates for grants
Buffalo-area undergraduates interested in journalism, along with professional journalists seeking additional academic training, can apply for college and graduate school scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.
The Greater Buffalo International Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, has awarded 123 scholarships worth $105,750 since the program began in 1978.
Applicants must be residents of Western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania or southern Ontario and attend an accredited college in the United States or Canada. Those living outside the chapter area who attend Western New York colleges also are eligible for the scholarships.
Applicants are required include a brief statement outlining career commitment, financial need and letters of recommendation from an instructor or supervisor. Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Annemarie Franczyk, secretary of the scholarship fund, 858 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14212. For information, call Franczyk at 878-5900 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can also find scholarship information on Facebook andblogspot.com.