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International Students In The US: Statistics

International Students In The US: Statistics
2018 to 2019 marks the highest academic years in terms of international students in the USA. This is the fourth consecutive year having more than one million international students and the percentage increases every year. All these students are acting as prominent contributors to the US economy. According to data from the US Department of Commerce, all these international students... more

Waterloo HS softball team gets creative with #QuarantineCatchChallenge (video)

Waterloo HS softball team gets creative with #QuarantineCatchChallenge (video)
It came with the hashtag #QuarantineCatchChallenge — and like anything meant to lift us up a little bit in a time of uncertainty — the video accomplished just that. Posted to the Waterloo Lady Indians Softball Facebook Page, which can be accessed below — a video showed a number of different people passing a softball virtually. Of course, high school... more

HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’

HWS announces it will close all residence halls except for students with ‘special circumstances’
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have announced the closure of all residence halls on-campus except for students with “special circumstances” in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak that is plaguing New York state. In a statement issued by Vice President of Campus Life Robert Flowers aired the news with the campus community, sharing that enrolled students will receive a... more

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma

Geneva vets who served in WWII, Vietnam get high school diploma
United States veterans Anthony Felice, Ralph Felice, Johnny White Jr. and Dennis Hurling Jr. were given their high school diplomas from the Geneva City School District at the local library before the regularly scheduled school board meeting. All four served their country during World War II and Vietnam. That service prompted them to miss out on high school graduation. “To... more

Midlakes sixth grader qualifies for National Geographic’s GeoBee

Midlakes sixth grader qualifies for National Geographic’s GeoBee
A sixth grader from Midlakes is the first elementary student from the district to qualify for the National Geographic GeoBee New York State Competition. State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes. They will also win a trip to Washington, D.C. to represent their state in the National Championship to compete for additional awards and prizes.... more

Port Byron CSD Superintendent O’Brien will retire in 2021

Port Byron CSD Superintendent O’Brien will retire in 2021
By the end of 2021, the superintendent who has led the Port Byron Central School District since 2004 will retire. Neil O’Brien will retire in December 2021, as principal Mike Jorgensen succeeds him in the post. The Citizen reports that O’Brien took steps to help the district prepare. He didn’t renew a contract in 2016, and let the Board of... more

Keuka College, Onondaga Community College join forces in new partnership

Keuka College, Onondaga Community College join forces in new partnership
Keuka College and Onondaga Community College have joined forces to create a new pathway to success for students pursuing careers in social work. Keuka College President Amy Storey and Onondaga Community College (OCC) President Dr. Casey Crabill on Monday formally signed a Dual Admission and General Transfer Agreement, sealing a partnership that will see OCC’s Human Services graduates seamlessly enroll... more

Human rights proponent to speak at Keuka College

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Sister Helen Prejean, the human rights proponent whose efforts to abolish capital punishment were dramatized in the film “Dead Man Walking,” will deliver the College’s 32nd annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin President’s Forum Lecture. The event, which will be held on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the College’s Norton Chapel, is free and open to the public. Sister... more

Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”

Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”
Wells College celebrated the grand opening of its new center for multiculturalism with an uplifting event on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 that was attended by dozens of students, staff and faculty. Dubbed the “Hallway for Cultural Humility,” the newly renovated space is intended to bring together students from different backgrounds to promote mutual understanding and appreciation of their differences. The... more

New exhibit for Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at FLCC

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Opening events for a new exhibit in Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at Finger Lakes Community College are planned for Thursday, March 12, starting with a talk by the featured artist, Karen Sardisco. The 2 p.m. talk will be followed by a hors d’oeuvre reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Both will be held in the gallery located on the first floor... more

President Storey inauguration scheduled at Keuka for May 1st

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Commencement won’t be the only momentous day on the Keuka College calendar this May. The College has scheduled the inauguration of its 20th president, Amy Storey, on Friday, May 1st. President Storey, who was named to the office permanently in May 2019 after serving on an interim basis for 10 months, is the third woman to lead the 130-year-old institution. “President... more

Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area

Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area
Three Newark High School students who are members of the 2019-20 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform with the HYSO for The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein March 18, from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall. They are NHS junior and French horn player Rachel George, who is the HYSO Principal Horn, NHS junior Joshua Mercer,... more

Newark schools celebrate a special way

Newark schools celebrate a special way
After the December 23rd through January 3rd holiday break, Kelley School fourth grade teachers Lacie Urban and Sarah Consentino wanted to refresh students they co-teach with the tenets of “Newark Pride,” the new behavioral expectations instituted for all Newark Central School District students in September. Since then, the new expectations that all students’ behavior will be safe, responsible, respectful and... more

School-based health center at Penn Yan Elementary coming together

School-based health center at Penn Yan Elementary coming together
The Penn Yan Central School District is moving forward with a school-based health center. At their elementary school it should be up-and-running by next year. That said, dental services could begin soon at the school. Mary Zelazny, chief executive officer of Finger Lakes Community Health, said the organization has submitted a dental application to the state Department of Health as... more

Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday

Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday
Dr. Tim Terranova is ready for a new challenge. The former deputy superintendent at the West Irondequoit Central School District is taking over as superintendent at the Victor Central School District. He’ll start his new job on Tuesday, and as he told the Messenger Post – he’s ready for the challenge. Terranova said that the reputation of the district spoke... more

Local band director will march in Rose Bowl parade in 2021

Local band director will march in Rose Bowl parade in 2021
Daniel Hacker has been invited to march in the 2021 Rose Bowl Tournament of Roses parade. It’s held in Pasadena, California. The band at the Waterloo High School under his leadership has done quite a bit of traveling – having marched in New York City last year, and even having students featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. A total... more

Graphics arts class in Newark having big impact on students

Graphics arts class in Newark having big impact on students
As early morning sunlight streamed into James Zeger’s purposely dimly illuminated classroom January 17th, the four students in his first period Graphic Arts class were completely absorbed in quietly creating art using Adobe Photoshop software on their state-of-the-art digital drawing tablets. Zeger gratefully acquired 11 Wacom Cintiq tablets last fall after they were purchased by the Newark Central School District... more
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