Education

July 29, 2021

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison was one of journalism’s first female rock critics and the author of numerous books, including a memoir about her relationship with Doors lead singer Jim Morrison and two fiction series— one science fiction/fantasy; the other, a collection of murder mystery novels. And ...

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OLEAN, NY — Every animal magician Ron Cain will bring to the Olean Public Library Thursday at 2 p.m. comes from the land of illusion and has its own story. His interactive show highlights the 2021 summer reading theme, "Tails and Tales," and families with children of all ages are invited to help ...

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Former TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Layne Dowdall and Jeffrey Uveino were part of a nationally acclaimed Carnegie-Knight News 21 Initiative that won a 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. The two St. Bonaventure University graduates were among 35 student journalists from 16 universities ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Tri-County Arts Council, 110 W. State St., is offering two mixed media arts camps for children Monday through Friday during the final week of July and a puppet making workshop on Aug. 7.  "Creating Art Inspired By Eric Carle," taught byTara Dedrick, is geared to ages 5 to 7.

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OLEAN, NY — "Talk on the Wild Side with Hawk Creek Rehab" is the family-friendly program scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. Attendees will have the chance to meet mammals, birds and reptiles and to discover what makes each of these animal groups ...

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OLEAN, NY — Professional photographer and author Dan Jordan will share some of his more than 100,000 photos of the bald eagle during an hourlong presentation on July 31 at 10 a.m. in the Sister Margaret Carney Lecture Hall in the Olean Business Development Building, 301 N. Union St.  The ...

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SUNY Jamestown Community College, in accordance with a mandate from the State University of New York, will require incoming and returning students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination pending the federal government’s full approval of the vaccine. Students who are fully vaccinated with an ...

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BROOKLYN — Former St. Bonaventure University pitcher Connor Grey brought a no-hitter into the ninth inning Friday and picked up his first win for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets as the Cyclones defeated the Jersey Shore Blue Claws 6-1. Blue Claws centerfielder ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., is offering the following afternoon programs in July. Registration is not required. "The Wonderful World of Bats!" on Friday at 2 p.m. will feature Jerry Schneider of Morpho Productions, who will invite his audience to enter the exotic ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Five businesses in Cattaraugus County will have the opportunity to share $35,000 in funding to help jump-start their operations. The Laine Business Accelerator is a three-month program designed to attract and quickly grow local businesses. Business owners can learn more and ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The Warming House, the student-run soup kitchen in Olean, will resume indoor meal service on Tuesday. Run by St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern, the Warming House had been providing only takeout service since the COVID-19 pandemic began last ...

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OLEAN, NY — Once, it offered a collection of 697 books. Borrowers could browse the collection of the Olean Library Association just one day per week. Flip the calendar forward 150 years. The Olean Public Library collection includes 124,112 books, multimedia titles and periodicals, plus 12,171 ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will celebrate its upcoming summer reading program, "Tails and Tales," and its sesquicentennial with a summer carnival and 150th birthday party on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Persons are invited to join the library staff for games, prizes, ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university will require all students — except for fully online, non-residential graduate students — to complete COVID-19 vaccinations and provide documentation by the time they return to campus for the fall 2021 academic semester. Acting President Dr. Joseph E. Zimmer ...

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Evan Weiner, a journalist who specializes in the business side of sports, discusses Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on compensation for college athletes, including the decision's potential impact on small colleges such as St. Bonaventure University, with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard ...

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OLEAN, NY — Kaura Chahal has been awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship. The Mayor’s Scholarship, which is awarded annually, provides $250 to Olean residents who plan to attend a college or university in New York State and study criminal justice, accounting or engineering.   Chahal plans to attend ...

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Former St. Bonaventure baseball pitcher Connor Grey will join the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double A affiliate of the New York Mets. Grey’s contract was transferred from the Chicago Dogs of the American Association to the Mets organization, according to a press release from the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On a pristine summer day, George Carter came home, thanks to the generosity of a foundation and the big hearts of St. Bonaventure alumni. Carter, Class of 1967 and a member of the Bonnies 100th anniversary all-time basketball team, was laid to rest at St. Bonaventure ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On Nov. 18, George Carter, a member of the St. Bonaventure University’s Athletics Hall of Fame and the university's All-Time Basketball Team, died in Las Vegas. On Saturday, the 1967 graduate will return home. Through the collaborative efforts of people touched by ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Barb Questa has been named interim director of athletics at the university, Dr. Joseph Zimmer, acting president, announced today. Deputy director of athletics since 2013, Questa is entering her 30th year as the senior member of SBU’s athletics administration team. She takes ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university’s contract with Director of Athletics Tim Kenney has not been renewed, Scott Eddy, St. Bonaventure’s assistant athletic director for athletics communications, confirmed Wednesday night. Kenney’s contract was set to expire May 31. Eddy said a decision on ...

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OLEAN, NY — Archbishop Walsh Academy has named Genevieve Smith valedictorian and Maxwell Garvin salutatorian for the Class of 2021. Both Smith and Garvin will be recognized during commencement ceremonies scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 4 in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Fordham rallied back in the late innings to score a 14-12 victory on the final day of the 2021 season at Fred Handler Park. St. Bonaventure celebrated its senior class of eight graduates as part of Senior Day, and multiple members of the senior class made impacts in their ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department is partnering with school districts in the county to offer communities COVID-19 clinics for the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals 12 and older who reside, work or study in New York State are eligible to make appointments to receive vaccinations through the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Who would have thought that the latest work by the world renowned composer Philip Glass would have had its origins in the basement of the library of St. Bonaventure University in the 1950s? Writer Robert Lax had just returned from traveling with the Cristiani Family Circus ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — More than 600 students earned degrees and advanced certificates from St. Bonaventure Saturday during the university’s 161st Commencement Exercises. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the university conducted six ceremonies throughout the course of the day, beginning with ...

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OLEAN, NY — Archbishop Walsh Academy/Southern Tier Catholic School will be the site of the St. Bonaventure University Reading Center summer program, “Fall in Love With Reading,” for K-12 students. The program, which runs from July 6 through Aug. 19, will feature twice-a-week sessions. The cost ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY— Lawrence Gellert, a music collector who worked to introduce white audiences to a tradition of Black musical protest during the 1930s and 1940s, will be the subject of the Jandoli Institute’s next music and social justice online forum. Dr. Steven P. Garabedian, author of a ...

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Several school districts, including Allegany-Limestone Central School District and Portville Central School District, are partnering with the Cattaraugus County Health Department to offer vaccination clinics open to persons 16 or older.  The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the school ...

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TOLEDO, OHIO — Cole Peterson, who played shortstop for the Olean Oilers and the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies, was promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, Saturday. Peterson started the season with the Double A Erie SeaWolves. In three games for the ...

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