Monthly Archives / September 2011

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University (center), stands with honorees Thomas M. McDermott, the Rev. Michael Carroll, C.M., Karen A. Ballard and Fred Heuer.

Ballard, Fr. Carroll, Heuer, McDermott Honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 29, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Four individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2011. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Inducted into the Niagara Legacy Alumni of Distinction was Karen A. Ballard,... Read on →

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, Niagara University president, speaks during the grand opening and blessing of the Institute for Civic Engagement.

Niagara University Unveils Institute for Civic Engagement

September 28, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

The grand opening and blessing of Niagara University’s new Institute for Civic Engagement was held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. An initiative developed through the President’s Office, the institute’s purpose is to reinforce the university’s commitment to the region by strengthening existing community partnerships and forming new town-gown relationships. It... Read on →

The Niagara University community pays homage to St. Vincent de Paul during Vincentian Heritage Week Sept. 26-30, 2011.

Niagara University Celebrates Vincentian Heritage Week

September 22, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 26-30, 2011. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the university community to pay homage to St. Vincent,... Read on →

Dr. Abdiweli Ali, an NU economics professor on leave to serve as prime minister of Somalia, addresses the audience at Niagara University on Sept. 19, 2011.

Dr. Abdiweli Ali Returns to Niagara University as Prime Minister of Somalia

September 20, 2011  |  by NU Staff

At this time last year, Dr. Abdiweli Ali was concerned with teaching Niagara University students the concepts of economic growth and development, international trade, public finance and public choice. Today, the associate professor of economics-turned-prime minister of Somalia is dealing with the reality of those issues while governing a... Read on →

Andrew Goralski, chair of the Buffalo chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, scholarship recipient Elizabeth Berger, and Dr. Timothy Ireland, chair of NU's Department of Criminal Justice.

NU Student Receives Scholarship from Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI

September 20, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Elizabeth Berger, a Niagara University student from Mount Morris, N.Y., has been selected as the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. The award is presented annually to nine Criminal Justice majors nationwide through the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship Program, which... Read on →

Dr. Debbie Curtis is pictured with Art Sabia, a Statler Foundation trustee, and Dr. Gary Praetzel, dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

National Statler Center Presents Dr. Deborah Curtis with Award for Excellence in Education

September 15, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, director of the Hospitality Training & Research Center at Niagara University, received the National Statler Center’s Leadership Toward Excellence Award during a ceremony held Sept. 15, 2011.  Conceived by the Olmsted Center for Sight, the Statler Center is a national program that trains individuals that are... Read on →

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Niagara University Again Recognized for Academics, Service by U.S. News & World Report

September 13, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is again listed among the best colleges and universities in the North, according to annual rankings released Sept. 6, 2011, by U.S. News and World Report. NU is also recognized as one of the top 24 institutions in the United States when it comes to offering its... Read on →

Dr. Charles Chanthunya, founder and chancellor of Blantyre International University, is flanked by Dr. Tenpao Lee, interim dean of NU's College of Business Administration, and Myriam Witkowski, the college's assistant dean.

Dr. Tenpao Lee, Niagara University Host African University Chancellor

September 13, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Mark Wilson resigned from his position as dean of NU’s College of Business Administration last spring so that he could enlist in the AmeriCorps. It turns out that when it comes to serving others, his interim replacement is no slouch either. Dr. Tenpao Lee, the man assuming the college’s... Read on →


Niagara University Designated as a Military Friendly School for 2012

September 12, 2011  |  by NU Staff

For the second straight year, Niagara University is among the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine. By being designated as a “Military Friendly School” for 2012 by the “premier... Read on →

The kickoff to “Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls: A Neighborhood Empowerment Approach” was celebrated with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Niagara University Joins City of Niagara Falls, P2 Collaborative to Create a Healthier Niagara Falls

September 12, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

On Friday, Sept. 9, the City of Niagara Falls, the P2 Collaborative of Western New York, and Niagara University cut a ribbon to signify the opening of a new outreach office intended to educate city residents on ways to live healthier. “Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls: A Neighborhood Empowerment... Read on →

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