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Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Daemen College has been designated a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite, the highest level awarded, by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the college’s efforts to help employees eat better and be more physically active.

This is the second consecutive AHA distinction received by Daemen, which last year was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is intended as a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping workplaces make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

National Visa Center (NVC) Now Accepting Nonimmigrant Visa Inquiries

 

The National Visa Center, or NVC, previously only handled inquiries in regards to immigrant visas, for example employment- or marriage-based green card applications. However, beginning on Jan. 12, 2015, the NVC also became the domestic point of contact for nonimmigrant visa cases such as a visitor visa (B-1/B-2) or intra-company transferee visa (L). 

The NVC reports that this change has been made in order to improve the efficiency and consistency of responses to the public. In this same effort, the NVC has also upgraded its phone system to provide better service to customers. 

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

 

Many people who have been convicted of crimes in the past are ultimately granted a “pardon,” “discharge” or other forms of record-expungement by their government. Accordingly, these individuals are often under the impression that these mechanisms “wipe their record clean.” For U.S. immigration purposes, however, this is not the case.

South Buffalo Charter School to Host Open House

South Buffalo Charter School to Host Open House

                                    New sections being added in grades 5-8 for 2015-16 school year

   Parents and families from across Western New York will get a close-up look at the area’s newest K-8 school, when South Buffalo Charter School hosts an open house on Thursday, January 29 from 5-6:30pm. The event will give prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the school and learn about the unique educational experience that students enjoy at South Buffalo Charter School.

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

In its fourteenth year, renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz brings his latest installment of Blouses of the Holy: A Tribute to Zeppelin to Nietzsche's. 

BUFFALO, NY-January 24, 2015 – Renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz, well-known for innovative video and visual screens at concerts and festivals, will be presenting his latest installment of the annual Blouses of the Holy Led Zeppelin tribute show on January 24th at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen Street. With a $7 cover for eight bands, heady visual stimulation will combine with Zeppelin tunes to produce an experience to fill the senses. In its fourteenth year, Blouses of the Holy will spotlight some of the best of Buffalo. With performances by Eric Crittenden’s Juke Joint, the Instigators, Yogurt Club, Cowboys of Scotland, Youngblood, Random Abstract (formerly Jeff Miers Band) Dan Delano Band, and the talented Metal Mania, Blouses is designed to be a multi sensory feast for music lovers.

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program in order to aid in U.S.-Canada business travel. The program would streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. 

The program will be designed to:

• Make adjudications more efficient and less costly; and