Monthly Archives / August 2011

Niagara University Hosts Surprise Birthday Party for Elizabeth Ann Clune

August 30, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

On Friday, Aug. 26, a surprise 35th birthday party was held for Elizabeth Ann Clune, a dear friend of Niagara University. The event was hosted by the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., university president; Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts; and Brother Martin... Read on →

NU’s Institute of Applied Learning Engages Community with Bevy of Summer Programs

August 24, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University’s College of Education already maintains an excellent reputation for its ability to prepare the teachers of tomorrow. Thanks to several recent, mutually-beneficial partnerships with local school districts, the college is quickly gaining notoriety for its adroitness at readying the next generation of university students as well. Niagara’s Institute... Read on →

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Fall 2011 Continuing Education Courses

August 23, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2011 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online. Courses, which run through December, are categorized as follows: Arts & Crafts (glass staining, crochet, printmaking, etc.) Business & Computers (notary public preparation, social media tips, web design) Emergency... Read on →

NU’s College of Education Receives Approval for New Graduate Program in Early Childhood and Special Education

August 19, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University’s College of Education received approval to offer a new master’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education (birth – grade 2). The new M.S. Ed. program leads to initial and professional New York state teacher certification in both Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities from birth... Read on →

Niagara University’s Preferred Merchant Program Goes Mobile

August 16, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students will soon be returning to the Buffalo-Niagara region for the commencement of the fall semester and, when they do, many will have mobile access to NU’s Preferred Merchant Program. Vidappe, a location-based mobile application developer, will provide NU students and employees with an opportunity to receive real-time... Read on →

Niagara University Campus Garden Proving Fruitful

August 4, 2011  |  by Erin McKenney

Thanks to Grow WNY and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Green Bowl grant, Niagara University’s new vegetable garden has been created and is experiencing its first growing season! On May 7, with the help of Learn & Serve Niagara students, NUHOPE environmental club students and NU faculty and staff... Read on →

Teresa Healy Named MAAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year

August 3, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara softball standout Teresa Healy has been selected as the 2010-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year by the league’s Sports Information Directors. Sean Jamieson, from the Canisius baseball team, was selected as the male recipient of the award. Each MAAC institution selected one male and one... Read on →

The Princeton Review Ranks Niagara University Among the “Best in the Northeast”

August 3, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the middle of May, Niagara University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, ranked among the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review, deemed one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s top universities to work for in the U.S., and selected... Read on →

NU Helping to Raise Sandal Donation Project

August 2, 2011  |  by Michele DeLuca

Somewhere in a Third World country, there is most likely a little child wearing a sturdy pair of colorful sandals, thanks to the generosity of a tourist at the Cave of the Winds and the hard work of local volunteers. And somewhere on Niagara Falls’ Main Street, the volunteers who... Read on →

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates First Class from Niagara University

August 1, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

They’ve been Tased, pepper-sprayed and bitten by trained police dogs. Now, the members of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy’s class of 2011 have something to show for it. Seventeen brave men and women received diplomas during the NCLEA’s 52nd graduation ceremony, held today on the campus of Niagara University,... Read on →