Share this article

print logo

LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS

> HIGHER EDUCATION

GCC trustees told of impact of Orleans campus centers

ALBION -- Genesee Community College's board of trustees, holding its monthly meeting Monday at the Albion Campus Center, learned from faculty and students the impact the college has made in Orleans County in more than 20 years.

The Albion site opened in June 1990 and was the first of GCC's six campus centers in four counties. Albion and nearby Medina have enrolled 509 students for the spring semester. An additional 35 high school students attend on-site classes at the two centers.

Associate Dean Gloria A. Morgan said the two centers collaborate in planning courses and student services. Both are also closely involved in the county's community life.

------

> COMMUNITY

Noted peacemaker to address Summit for Nonviolence

Noted peacemaker Teny Oded Gross, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, R.I., will be the featured speaker during the third annual Summit for Nonviolence in Buffalo Friday and Saturday sponsored by the Sister Karen Klimczak Center.

Gross will meet Friday afternoon with elected officials and representatives from the Buffalo Police Department and civic organizations to discuss efforts to work with at-risk youth and gang members and to plan future strategies.

On Saturday, Gross and Anthony Thigpen, a Providence steelworker, will present a program during a brunch session starting at 10:30 a.m. in Statler City on Niagara Square. Tickets are $50 and will be available at the door. For information, call 362-9688 or visit www.sisterkarencenter.org.

------

> WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Forgotten suffragette is focus of museum's program

The forgotten figure in the triumvirate of the 19th century women's rights movement will be brought to light in a program at 7 p.m. today in the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave.

She is Matilda Joslyn Gage, who worked beside Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for women's suffrage. Historian Sally Roesch Wagner, director of a Fayetteville-based foundation named for Gage, will talk about her life and accomplishments following an opening dessert and coffee reception.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Friends of Women's Rights National Park. Also attending will be Tammy Duchesne, the new superintendent of the national park in Seneca Falls.

------

> LEWISTON

Fishing piers reopen today at base of power plant

LEWISTON -- The fishing piers at the base of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant will open today for the fishing season.

The New York Power Authority, operator of both piers, announced today's opening on Wednesday. The piers are at the Lewiston Reservoir near the Upper Mountain Fire Company headquarters, off Upper Mountain Road.

The reservoir is the principal storage area for water used by the power plant.