Monthly Archives / January 2009

New Folk Art exhibit explores domestic and occupational aprons

January 25, 2009  |  by Susan Clements

Artistic and Functional: Aprons from the Karen Anderson Collection features a diverse selection of 47 aprons collected by Mrs. Karen Anderson of Lynn Center, Illinois.  These beautiful pieces of domestic art demonstrate the ingenuity of a century of American women who fashioned aprons from recycled feedsacks, dresses, curtains, handkerchiefs... Read on →

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University Presents JED’: 30 Years of Painting by Jed Jackson

January 24, 2009  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is planning an exhibition featuring paintings by an art professor whose influence was instrumental in the formation of Buffalo’s best known rock band, The Goo Goo Dolls. As an art professor at Medaille College in the eighties, Jackson mentored Robbie Takac and... Read on →

“Pinball” Clemons To Speak At Niagara University Commencement In Toronto

January 22, 2009  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University will award degrees to 158 graduates at its second commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Michael “Pinball” Clemons, chief executive officer of the Toronto Argonauts, will deliver the commencement address and receive the university’s... Read on →

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NU’s Ranagan To Get Unique View Of Obama Inauguration

January 13, 2009  |  by NU Staff

Kaylin Ranagan, admissions counselor at Niagara University, will be mentoring 25 scholars at the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference (PYIC) in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. The PYIC provides inaugural scholars with a unique experience as they take part in and share first hand in the excitement and ceremony of... Read on →

NU Class Of 2007 Exceeded National Rates For Employment, Educational Advancement

January 9, 2009  |  by NU Staff

Members of the Niagara University Class of 2007 far exceeded national averages in their rate of employment and in pursuing advanced education, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Office of Career Development. A survey of the undergraduate class conducted from January to July 2008 revealed that 79.2 percent... Read on →

Carnegie Foundation Recognizes NU For Community Engagement

January 9, 2009  |  by NU Staff

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification. NU is among 119 colleges and universities nationwide, and six in New York state, selected for the... Read on →

Barack Obama

NU Plans Daylong Activities To Mark Obama’s Presidential Inauguration

January 6, 2009  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University has planned a number of activities to mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Called “A Celebration of Unity and Hope,” the activities will run from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on inauguration day. Student clubs representing a... Read on →