Monthly Archives / June 2011

Niagara University has been selected as one of the nation's top colleges by CollegesofDistinction.com.

Niagara University Selected as a ‘College of Distinction’

June 29, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University is one of only a dozen colleges and universities in New York state – and 170 nationwide – to be selected to the 2010-11 list of top colleges by CollegesofDistinction.com. The Lewiston-based university is also one of just 33 Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United... Read on →

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Buffalo Sabres Development Camp Returning to Dwyer Arena

June 28, 2011  |  by NU Staff

For hockey fans in Niagara County, it’s becoming an Independence Day tradition rivaling cookouts and fireworks. The Buffalo Sabres announced today that, for the fourth straight year, the team will host its summer development camp at Dwyer Arena on the campus of Niagara University. The six-day camp (July 5-10), which... Read on →

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Three Niagara University Students Earn Scholarships from Tourism Cares

June 27, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that three of its students have been awarded academic scholarships from Tourism Cares, the tourism industry’s premier charitable organization for preservation, conservation, restoration and education. Nicholas Barth, ’14, Brianna Fries, ’12, and Mary Gibson, ’12, were among the 62 travel, tourism, and hospitality students... Read on →

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NU Economics Professor Appointed Prime Minister of Somalia

June 25, 2011  |  by NU Staff

When Dr. Abdiweli Ali, an associate professor of Economics, was appointed to be Somalia’s minister of planning and international cooperation last fall, he took a sabbatical from NU for the spring 2011 semester. It is now confirmed that Dr. Ali’s stay in the African nation will extend into a... Read on →

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Free Emergency Preparedness Training Available Thru Border Community SERVICE

June 21, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will host a free CERT training course, beginning on September 15, 2011, at the Grand Island Fire Company, located at 2275 Baseline Road on Grand Island. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes both academic and hands-on... Read on →

Binational Environmental Crimes Conference Descends Upon Niagara University

June 14, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Approximately 70 federal/national, state/provincial and local law enforcement officials will convene at Niagara University for an Environmental Crimes Conference on June 15, 2011. The conference, originally scheduled for April, includes presentations on topics such as photographing an environmental crime scene and interviewing environmental criminals. A full agenda appears below: 8:15 –... Read on →

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Oishei Foundation Grants $300,000 to Create Healthier Niagara Falls

June 14, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the P2 Collaborative of Western New York, has been awarded an 18-month, $300,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation for the implementation of “Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls: A Neighborhood Empowerment Approach.” The goal of the initiative is... Read on →

Christina Crane, '09, took on several part-time jobs before landing a full-time position with AEP Books and Media.

NU Students Enjoying Post-Graduate Success During Economic Despair

June 13, 2011  |  by NU Staff

With the economy in such rough shape, college students are left wondering what their post-graduate lives will bring. Yet, recent success stories of Niagara graduates Jackie Eckel, Christina Crane, and Shena Lee show that starting a career is challenging, but not impossible. In the field of communications, networking is the... Read on →

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Over 100 Niagara University Employees Take Part in Annual Day of Community Service

June 10, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Jennifer Herman applied white paint to the steps leading up to the Aquarium of Niagara’s entrance while Myriam Witkowski heaved 40-pound packages of vegetables onto a truck bound for a Niagara Falls food pantry. Niagara University’s director of instructional support and the assistant dean of its College of Business Administration... Read on →

Emilio "Zeke" Sinicola passed away on June 6 at age 82.

NU Great Emilio “Zeke” Sinicola Passes Away

June 8, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara men’s basketball great and former NBA player Emilio “Zeke” Sinicola, ’51, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Veterans Hopsital in New York City after a brief illness.  “Zeke”, as he was popularly known, became the first Niagara player to pass the 1,000 career point mark... Read on →

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