Yearly Archives / 2011

The Ridge Report | 12.21.11

RR: Candlelight Vigil, Student Ball, Relaxation Week, Tabs for Kids and Late Night Skating

December 21, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Junior Brianna Lanoye takes a turn hosting The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. The Dec. 21, 2011, installment includes synopses on a candlelight vigil held in memory of Brandon Johnson; the annual Winter Wonderland Student Ball; the Campus Programming Board’s efforts to keep students relaxed during Finals Week; a... Read on →

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Ian O’Rourke Reaches USA Diving Winter National Quarterfinals

December 17, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Diver Ian O’Rourke, ’12, will represent Niagara University at the USA Diving Winter National Championships as he competes in the one-meter springboard quarterfinals. The senior finished in the top 35 of the event preliminaries on Friday, Dec. 16, at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Complex.  The Grand Island,... Read on →

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop Offered for WNY Boy & Girl Scouts

December 12, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is offering a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The workshop will take place at Niagara University on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program is from 9 a.m. – 3:30... Read on →

The Ridge Report | 12.09.11

RR: Student Culture Expo, Battle of the Sexes, Zumba-thon, Christmas Cabaret & the Senior Christmas Carnival

December 12, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Vince Schiano, a junior psychology and communication studies major, steps behind the microphone for the Dec. 9, 2011, edition of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast.  Featured stories in this installment of The Ridge Report include a student-organized culture expo, a glow in the dark fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish... Read on →

Niagara University students, l-r, Sean Farber, ’13, Rebecca Bailey, ’12, and Gabi Sorrentino, ’13, present a check to Tabs for Kids founder Robert Hampson on Tuesday.

Students Settle Soda/Pop Debate in Support of Foundation Run by Blind Teen

December 8, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Pop or soda, the generic term for carbonated beverages has been a source of friendly debate between soft drink aficionados for decades, depending on the geographic region they call home. Niagara University students have chosen to settle the dispute through a good-natured competition in the name of a good... Read on →

Dr. Shannon Risk signed copies of her latest book at an event In the Niagara University Campus Store on Dec. 6.

Niagara University History Professor Holds Book Signing

December 6, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Risk, an assistant professor of history, has published her second book, titled The Madame. Dr. Risk held a book signing for her latest work of fiction, which follows the adventures of a time-traveling historian, Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Niagara University’s... Read on →

Laura J. Brownlie, a public relations and involvement intern at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum, instituted the Student Culture Expo as a way to attract students to the museum.

Niagara University Student Intern Helps Launch Student Culture Expo

December 5, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

About 45 minutes into Thursday’s Student Culture Expo, Kaitlin Slowe hurried across the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to seek the counsel of event organizer Laura J. Brownlie. “A woman just asked about buying one of my paintings and I have no idea what to tell her,” Slowe, a freshman... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures

December 5, 2011  |  by NU Staff

From Dec. 8 – 18, NU Theatre, in collaboration with Ontario’s Theatre Beyond Words, presents The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures, adapted by John Lazarus from the anti-war children’s book by Seymour Leichman. The play is a Renaissance tale about a boy’s unique gift that attracts a large peasant... Read on →

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster speaks during the kickoff of the “Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls: A Neighborhood Empowerment Approach” program. The initiative will hold its first meeting Dec. 3 at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center.

“Creating Healthier Niagara Falls” Partners to Host Neighborhood Vision Meeting December 3

November 30, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University facilitated initiative aimed at improving the health of Niagara Falls residents received a significant boost in the form of a $10,805 grant from the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York (CHFWCNY). The funding will supplement a $300,000 grant that was awarded for the... Read on →

Father Michael J. Tumulty, C.M. (1922-2011)

Father Michael J. Tumulty, C.M., Passes Away at Age 89

November 30, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Father Michael J. Tumulty, C.M., who served in a variety of capacities at Niagara University over the course of 42 years, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Catherine’s Infirmary in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 89. Born in New York City, Father Tumulty entered the Congregation of the Mission in... Read on →

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