D'Youville College Ready to Play Ball

August 27, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

By WKBW News

August 27, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A report in this week's Business First says the school is actively seeking land for its own athletic fields. D'Youville wants to host Division III baseball and soccer teams and possibly a lacrosse team in the future.

D'Youville bought the former Ted's Hot Dogs on Porter Avenue for $160,000 and is looking at other nearby sites. Currently, D'Youville teams use the fields at Riverside High School. But the college belongs to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, which expects colleges to have their own fields.

D'Youville is also trying to achieve university status from the State Education Department.

64 Buffalo public school teachers went back to school this summer thanks to a $9.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. 12 Buffalo middle schools are taking part in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership led by UB, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo State College and the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Teachers learn cutting edge science in an effort to make science more fun and engaging for middle-school students who tend to lose interest when they enter high school. You can read more in this week's Business First.

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