Monthly Archives / March 2011


U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Recognized for ‘Excellence’

March 31, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that its United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) – 2nd Brigade, Purple Eagle Battalion – has been recognized for excellence during the 2009-2010 school year. The Purple Eagle Battalion completed its assigned mission by commissioning 14 new Army lieutenants, placing Niagara’s battalion... Read on →

Jenna Baker

Niagara Softball Alumni Organizing Home Run Derby Fundraiser to Assist Former Teammate

March 30, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara softball alum Jenna Baker, ’10 overcame many obstacles during her four-year career at Monteagle Ridge en route to becoming one of the more prolific power hitters in recent history. As a Purple Eagle, the West Seneca, NY native hit .288 with 61 extra-base hits, 23 of which were... Read on →

The Ridge Report

Tune In to Episode No. 3 of ‘The Ridge Report’

March 25, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Kerisa Bonville, a sophomore from Fairport, NY, who is majoring in theatre and communication studies, hosts the third installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced telecast billed as “providing campus news by students and for students.” News items featured in episode No. 3 include a summary of a spring... Read on →

Club Managers Association of America Presents NU Student Chapter with Two Prestigious Awards

March 23, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

For the second straight year, the Club Managers Association of America’s (CMAA) Student Chapter of the Year resides on Monteagle Ridge. Niagara University’s student chapter of the CMAA topped over 50 other colleges and universities from throughout the country to receive the prestigious annual award at the association’s National... Read on →

Make-A-Wish Check Presentation

Students Present $5,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Host Party for 3-Year-Old Recipient

March 22, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Simply sending 3-year-old Logan Reele to Walt Disney World wasn’t enough for members of Niagara University’s Student Government Association, clubs and club sports teams. On March 18, 2011, the group hosted a send-off party to celebrate the leukemia-stricken boy’s trip to Orlando, one that they sponsored through a new... Read on →

Dr. Eddie Friel

Eddie Friel Tabbed as Keynote Speaker for Canadian Museums Association Conference

March 21, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Eddie Friel, an expert-in-residence in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management, will be a keynote speaker during the 64th Annual Canadian Museums Association Conference taking place April 11-15, 2011 in London, Ontario. Friel’s presentation is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 as part of the conference,... Read on →

Paul Zanette

Paul Zanette, ’11, Selected as Hobey Baker Award Finalist

March 18, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Paul Zanette, a senior forward on Niagara University’s men’s hockey team, has been named a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the top college hockey player in the nation. Zanette is just the second Purple Eagle in the 15-year history of the program to... Read on →

Invisible Children NU

Invisible Children Group Makes Appearance at Niagara University

March 17, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 60 people assembled at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum on March 11, 2011 for a mid-day screening of a new documentary by a non-profit activist group that endeavors to raise awareness and funds for children forced into slavery as child soldiers. Tony, the latest effort by Invisible... Read on →

Jay Sean

Hip-Hop Sensation Jay Sean to Perform at NU on April 1

March 15, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Student Government Association is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed British R&B singer/songwriter Jay Sean will perform at the university’s Gallagher Center on April 1, 2011 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the event. Cali Swag District will serve as the show’s opening act. Born... Read on →

NU Chemistry Honors Society 2011

NU’s Student Chapter of National Chemistry Honor Society Wins Major Award

March 15, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that its student chapter of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society was presented with this year’s Outstanding Chapter Award during the organization’s 44th Biennial Convention on March 4, 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The award is based... Read on →

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