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center for sustainable communities civic engagement cscce news events spring/summer 2011 and the winner is brenda young introducing the new global and local sustainability major education for the 21st century this interdisciplinary program first of its kind in western new york is designed to prepare students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills and emerging research methods to address contemporary sustainability issues students will choose a concentration from business graphic design natural sciences or other liberal arts disciplines and apply this disciplinary knowledge along with integrative perspectives from sustainability coursework to develop practical solutions addressing the social environmental and economic well being of communities an integral part of this curriculum is the requirement that students have hands-on experience in addressing relevant community problems in both local and global communities students can select specialized sustainability coursework from topics in green buildings alternative and renewable energy sustainable business practices global water issues environmental health food and sustainable agriculture global health urban planning and community development and conservation biology or also complete a certificate in entrepreneurship for details on the new program contact byoung@daemen.edu sponsored by the nfta the good going awards recognize environmental and transportation-related achievements in wny awards are presented during earth day week dr young was the winner in the category for best earth day year round activities dr young was cited for her work in publishing the monthly enviro-news numerous memberships in environmental groups especially the wny environmental alliance audubon board of directors and daemen s annual environmental summit daemen wins good going award for the 4th year cscce student helpers registered daemen students faculty and staff to win the most people in an organization with 100 employees good going award in april 2011 these daemen employees pledged to use an energy efficient way to come to work or school during earth day week cornell university awards cscce high road summer fellow the cscce was one of the 14 community organizations in buffalo to be awarded a high road summer fellow through cornell university for the summer of 2011 the high road runs through the city fellowship program provides students from the industrial of labor relations department at cornell to work on economic research and community projects in urban disadvantaged communities we are pleased to welcome susanne donovan who will be a junior at cornell in the fall to the cscce this summer she will be working on research projects in the seneca babcock and fruit belt neighborhoods and assisting with the wny earth day family expo and summer children s reading camps.

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cscce seneca-babcock news events daemen collaborates with wny apollo alliance on home energy conservation the daemen college cscce and service learning department collaborated again this spring with wny apollo alliance on their home energy conservation kit heck weatherization project in the seneca babcock neighborhood 28 service learning students from daemen participated in a two hour training held at painter s d.c #4 hall prior to the april 9 project on that day students worked with the union members to weatherize 30 homes in seneca babcock for a total of 50 homes completed between fall 2010 and spring 2011 the father of amanda hansen the teen who died at a sleepover from carbon monoxide poisoning spoke to the 70 volunteers gathered for this event he talked of the importance of installing carbon monoxide detectors in every home and donated 30 to be installed during the work on the seneca babcock homes support for this project came from buffalo common council members david franczyk and richard fontana honeywell inc robert knoer pllc painter s d.c #4 and west side neighborhood housing services 28 daemen service learning students participated in the wny apollo alliance weatherization project in seneca babcock on april 9 2011 seneca babcock children s summer reading camp daemen college will partner again this summer with the seneca street church the seneca babcock community center and steps to hold the 12th annual reading camp for the children of seneca babcock the camp will be held the last two weeks of july monday ­ thursday mornings july 18-28 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm reading camp starts with breakfast at 8:30 am the children then spend the next 3 hours rotating through stations where they do all types of fun activities involving reading if a child attends reading camp each day they will participate in a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp and receive a new book bag filled with school supplies funded by the dollar general foundation if you are interested in volunteering to help with reading camp contact cheryl bird at daemen college 839-8489 or cbird@daemen.edu students from cscce refugee team empowerment program at lafayette high school enjoy eating in the daemen dining hall saladi shebule a daemen college sophomore and a refugee himself talks with a lafayette high school student from the congo clean up day for babcock neighborhood garden in seneca babcock neighborhood kathy houlihan lafayette program advisor and cheryl bird cscce executive director compare casts everyone helps to get the 20 raised beds ready for planting in the babcock neighborhood garden

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cscce fruit belt news events bingo is back at st john tower fruit belt at the service learning cscce breakfast margaret bukovscak daemen service learning student did a remarkable job as the bingo caller and organizer of the prizes the seniors at st john tower were very appreciative of margaret s patience humor and organization for seniors especially without families or transportation they welcomed the chance to socialize and have fun from left diane dickson st john tower danette ruffin aloma d johnson fruit belt community charter school rev will copeland urban christian ministries from left molly bethel locust street art sheila mcgowan mlk bps#39 margo glick mlk wny service learning coalition grant awarded to ub clean-a-thon with support from cscce left daemen students meghan morell and jordan nolan clean up fruit belt garden right mrs altheria ware president of the friendly fruit belt block club having lunch with daemen students from left alex wright urban christian ministries dr joseph sankoh history dept daemen college greg and tracy clark fruit belt/income taxi daemen nursing students presentation at martin luther king mlk school update on mrs triggs community house all doors and windows are in over 80 volunteers have helped with the effort l sh an guagab eng li e as part of their research daemen nursing students present their findings on children and prescription drugs to the mlk parent teacher organization ar at er arts am c p c ts summer camp this summer 15 students from the aloma d johnson fruit belt community charter school will attend daemen s theater camp the principal is thrilled with this opportunity as it complements the charter school s goals this is funded in part by the providence foundation th e daemen at the green expo over 80 environmentally friendly businesses and organizations exhibited at the green expo at the galleria mall saturday april 30th daemen was adequately represented

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daemen college faculty community news service learning courses wnyslc mini grant the daemen college accounting/mis department under linda kuechler and sharon benz was awarded a mini grant from the wny service learning coalition to help establish an accounting lab for community organizations junior and senior accounting students will be trained in business planning budgeting and using quick books software so that they can help community organizations such as the wny peace center this will provide the students with the opportunity to network gain real accounting experience and build their resumes before graduation it will also contribute to the mission of the community organization by allowing them more time to do the actual work they were established to accomplish if your community organization needs help in these areas please contact either linda kuechler 8398398 or

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