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Villa Maria College Receives $35,000 Grant from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services, Inc.

A $35,000 grant Villa Maria College recently received from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services, Inc., will be used to address the problems of access to a college education and persistence to graduation for low-income and at-risk students, with a focus on Buffalo’s East Side and its large immigrant/refugee population. Specifically, Villa Maria will…

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Earn Bids to USCAA National Tournament

In each program’s second season of existence, the Villa Maria College men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs have qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Tournament to be held next week in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The men’s team was announced as the tournament’s eighth-seed during a live stream selection show on Tuesday…

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Assistant Professor Adam Weekley’s Work on Display at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The work of Adam Weekley, assistant professor of fine arts at Villa, is currently on display at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.  Weekley is pictured above with his exhibit, Time for Something Sweet. It consists of nine fabric beehives, a bear suit, a mirror, butterscotch candy, wooded strands, Astroturf, and other mixed media. The gallery purchased his piece as part…

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Interior Design Alum Receives the Upstate New York American Society of Landscape Architect’s 2016 Ellen Shipman Distinguished Private Practitioner Award

Joy Kuebler, RLA, ASLA, founding principal of Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC, received the 2016 Ellen Shipman Distinguished Private Practitioner Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects/New York Upstate Chapter at its Annual Awards Celebration on February 3 in downtown Syracuse, NY. The award recognizes an outstanding individual practitioner for achievements in three areas:…

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Villa Maria College Announces Spring Open House

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Held all…

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This Weekend #atVilla: Villamation 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, Villa’s Animation Program will hold its 4th annual Villamation, a 24-hour animation competition. According to Sarah Hanson, associate professor, says Villamation offers multiple benefits to its participants. “Animation students of all levels and abilities, freshman through senior students will work together in small teams to create short animations,” said Hanson. “Villamation is…

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Villa Students Participate in Sleep Out for the Homeless

On February 3, 2017, it was 17 degrees in Buffalo, NY, with  ‘feels-like’ temperature of just 1 degree. That didn’t stop 3 Villa students and two staff members from participating in Sleep Out for the Homeless, an event in which participants spent hours outside in an effort to experience how the homeless population in our community lives.…

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Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., Statement on President Trump’s Recent Immigration Ban

Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., Statement on President Trump’s Recent Immigration Ban Villa Maria College, a Catholic college and Felician sponsored ministry, stands in solidarity with the Felician Sisters and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in defense of human dignity by denouncing the President Trump’s executive order concerning U.S. immigration policy.  Following in the…

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Voyager – January 26, 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Voyager for free tickets to UB’s Commemoration Event, poetry, a call for young journalists and more. Voyager 01.26.17

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Storied Coach, Villa Maria’s Sister Maria Pares Passes Away

The Villa Maria College Viking community mourns the loss of assistant women’s basketball coach Sr. Maria Pares, OSF.  Pares died Friday at age 75, from cancer complications.  Pares has been an assistant coach for the Vikings since 2015 when the College reintroduced intercollegiate athletics.  Pares led an incredible life of service to the community, and…

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