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Journey of Kilimanjaro Climb to be Shared by Hilbert Alum, Ed Kilgore

Journey of Kilimanjaro Climb to be Shared by Hilbert Alum, Ed Kilgore

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Kilimanjaro Klimb for Kids, last summer’s climbing excursion of the highest free standing peak in the world as a way to help raise awareness and support for Kids Escaping Drugs, will be discussed March 2 by Hilbert College alumnus and climb participant Brian Kruszka.

Kruszka and fellow climber Ed Kilgore, WGRZ-TV sports director, will talk about their remarkable experience and the challenge of climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro an 11 a.m. presentation in Hilbert’s William E. Swan Auditorium.

A 2009 Hilbert graduate, Kruszka will also discuss his affiliation with Kids Escaping Drugs and his personal motivation for participating in the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands 19,340 feet above sea level.

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Dreams need wheels and a rising local musical talent is putting that advice into action by leaving Buffalo in early February for a first tour.
 
A graduate of Robby Takac's Music is Art NYS-certified Music in Action career skills training program, acoustic rock singer songwriter Grace Stumberg will be touring in support of NYC-based duo Left on Red who headlined last summer's Elmwood Festival of the Arts and is well known for building a career "busking" in NYC subways.

The tour mixes music with a message.
 

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

R E F E R: Three Poets from Michigan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Big Orbit Gallery, 30d Essex Street, Buffalo. Featuring Gina Myers, Sarah Jeanne Peters, & JodiAnn Stevenson. Free admission.

Gina Myers currently lives in Saginaw, MI where she edits Lame House Press and works as the Book Review Editor for NewPages. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), and several chapbooks, including most recently September Requiem (Binge Press, 2010) and Heartbreaking Machines (Lazy Frog, 2010), a collaboration with Nate Pritts.

Just Buffalo Literary Center: BIG NIGHT tribute to Millie Niss with poet Kazim Ali & more, 2/19 @ 8!

Just Buffalo Literary Center: BIG NIGHT tribute to Millie Niss with poet Kazim Ali & more, 2/19 @ 8!

Just Buffalo Literary Center is pleased to announce February’s BIG NIGHT:  TRIBUTE TO MILLIE NISS featuring KAZIM ALI at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19th at Just Buffalo @ WNYBAC, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. at Mohawk, Buffalo. $5, FREE for UB Students & members of Just Buffalo, WNYBAC, CEPA & Big Orbit galleries.

Celebrate the posthumous publication of City Bird: Selected Poems 1991-2009 (BlazeVOX, 2010), by Millie Niss with Poetry by Kazim Ali, Video by Millie Niss and other artists, Poems by Millie Niss read by friends, & Food by Geoffrey Gatza!

Hilbert Volunteers Lend a Hand on National Day of Service

Hilbert Volunteers Lend a Hand on National Day of Service

Pictured above, left to right, are Katie Donahue of Buffalo, Hilbert assistant library director and information literacy coordinator, and students Kayla Tigue of Cheektowaga and Emilie Ripley of Batavia helping out in the kitchen at Vive La Casa.

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Serving meals and assisting at a discount store for the area’s needy were among the many volunteer duties more than 40 Hilbert College faculty, staff and students took part in on Jan. 17 to commemorate the Martin Luther King National Day of Service.

Now in its third year, Hilbert’s MLK Franciscan Day of Caring had volunteers on-site at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Buffalo and Vive La Casa.

Happy New Year! 100 Years Ago - January 1st MCMXI

Happy New Year! 100 Years Ago - January 1st MCMXI

  Tottering Painfully up the street with one foot dragging heavily after the other as if each step was his last, an old grey haired man made his way up Main Street a few moments before midnight. His shoulders were bent beneath the cares an wary that were reflected upon his pallid, wrinkled face.  His emaciated form shook and swayed and collapsed in a heap. A sympathetic crowd gathered around the old man and a cop pushed his way through the crowd to administer his wants. The lights were dimmed and a transformation took place. There where the old man had lain was a bright little cherub, smiling optimistic. It was the departure of the old Father Time of 1910 as the chimes rang, whistles blew and horns tooted. His cycle was completed and in his place came the new baby, MCMXI. His arrival was the signal for an outburst of noise. The Waterfront shrieked with sirens. Factory watchmen opened the whistles and they bellowed for the grand tidings of a new year.

Certification of Diabetes Educators a Milestone in Minority Health

Certification of Diabetes Educators a Milestone in Minority Health

Jericho Road Ministries, in partnership with the University at Buffalo’s Primary Care Research Institute, is delighted to announce the successful certification of two diabetes educators, Shajuana Smith and Emma Byrd.