Yearly Archives / 2009

Statler Foundation Grant Will Enrich Programs in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management

December 21, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management was awarded a $125,000 Statler Foundation grant to support student recruitment efforts, add on-campus educational opportunities and experiences, and expand upon its international programs, which include work-abroad programs in Lake Como, Italy, and in Cusco, Peru. It will also enable the... Read on →

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Accepting Registrations for Winter/Spring Classes

December 18, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for the winter/spring 2010 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered both in person and online. Classes include flower arranging, a New York state Notary Public preparation class, Microsoft Office certificate, Emergency Medical Service training, beginner and intermediate ballroom dancing, sign... Read on →

Standards for Santa

NU Education Students Host Local Schoolchildren During “Standards for Santa Week”

December 3, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Students enrolled in Niagara University’s College of Education received some hands-on training Dec. 1-3 as they played host to children from several area learning centers. For the youngsters, it was an adventure in reading, music and art. For NU students, it was a unique opportunity to give back to... Read on →

Restaurant Table

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Continuing Education to Host Dining Events for Community

October 15, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

From October through December, Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in cooperation with the university’s Office of Continuing Education, will host a series of fine dining events for the community. This is the ninth year of the interactive dining series, showcasing the culinary skills of students in the... Read on →

Dr. Mary McCourt Award

Niagara University Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Research

October 14, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Mary McCourt, chairperson and associate professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has received a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to conduct research exploring the development of a new, noninvasive test for breast cancer that may replace the annual mammogram. McCourt’s research will examine if biomarkers collected... Read on →

Niagara to Honor Five at Annual President’s Dinner on Nov. 14

October 13, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Frank and Barbara Layden, along with the Brannen and Montani families and Joyce Fink, will be honored at the annual Niagara University President’s Dinner Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. The event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to... Read on →

U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Rep. Louise Slaughter Emphasizes Importance of the Arts at Castellani Art Museum Gala

October 13, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) addressed an enthusiastic audience of museum patrons at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s Seventh Annual Gala, “15 Minutes of Fame! The Andy Warhol Experience” on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. Rep. Slaughter, one of Congress’ most outspoken and effective advocates for the arts,... Read on →

Seven Years' War Depiction

NU to Co-Host Conference on Seven Years War

October 12, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. will co-host the Contest for Continents: The Seven Years’ War in Global Perspective conference, Oct. 22-24. Sessions will be held at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, Niagara University, and Brock University. Distinguished scholars from around the world will be in... Read on →

Niagara Announces Major Increases to Academic Scholarships

October 12, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to concerns about the rising cost of higher education, Niagara University recently announced major increases to all of its academic scholarships for freshmen and transfer students entering NU in the fall 2010 semester. Specific increases to the scholarship program include freshman awards that range from $7,500 to $15,000 per... Read on →

Rev. Thomas F. McKenna, C.M.

Rev. Thomas McKenna, C.M. Joins NU as Assistant to the President for Mission Development

September 28, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Thomas F. McKenna, C.M., former provincial superior of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, has been named as assistant to the president for mission development at Niagara University. In this position, Father McKenna will resource the universitywide efforts to better understand and fulfill Niagara’s... Read on →

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