Monthly Archives / January 2012

NU Chemistry Professor Awarded Travel Grant from American Chemical Society

January 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $600 travel grant to attend a national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Diego, Calif., this spring. This year’s event, titled “Chemistry of Life,” takes place March 21-25. Dr. Priefer will be among the presenters at the... Read on →

Dr. John Voll of Georgetown University to Speak on “Late Ottoman Istanbul: The Cosmopolitan Capital”

January 24, 2012  |  by Susan Clements

On Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Dr. John Voll will speak at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University on “Late Ottoman Istanbul: The Cosmopolitan Capital.” Dr. Voll is a professor of Islamic History and Associate Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.... Read on →

Office of Continuing Education Unveils Spring 2012 Course Catalog

January 24, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its spring 2012 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online. Courses, which run through May, are categorized as follows: Arts & Crafts (glass staining, crochet, scrapbooking, printmaking, etc.) Business & Computers (Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Internet for Everyone,... Read on →

Deirdre Bartholomew Named Dining Manager at Niagara University

January 23, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Deirdre Bartholomew has been named the new dining manager for Sodexo, the company that provides dining and hospitality services on campus. Bartholomew brings extensive experience in food service, marketing and operations management to her new role at NU, having been employed by Sodexo... Read on →

Addie Richburg Receives Caritas Medal at Niagara University Commencement in Toronto

January 20, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University awarded degrees to 217 graduates at its fourth commencement in Ontario on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Addie Richburg, a lifelong advocate for people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations who now serves as a consultant to President Barack Obama’s... Read on →

Niagara County Child Care Centers Celebrate Successes in NU’s Quality Improvement Program

January 18, 2012  |  by NU Staff

The Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP), an initiative launched in August 2010 to enhance the kindergarten readiness skills of young children in Niagara County, graduated its first cohort of child care centers Wednesday evening. Ten child care centers in Niagara Falls and Lockport completed the QIP... Read on →

NU Again Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance to Niagara Falls Community

January 17, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Continuing a tradition that has become almost as inevitable as taxes themselves, accounting students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season. The only difference is that for the first time in several years,... Read on →

NU Student-Athletes Performing Well in the Classroom

January 17, 2012  |  by Chris Smith

Niagara student-athletes once again have performed well in the classroom, with the group of 303 student-athletes earning a collective 3.27 grade-point average in the fall 2011 semester. “I’m proud of our student-athletes for their consistent dedication to academic success,” Niagara Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said. “They are driven by... Read on →

Appearance by Martin Luther King’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

January 17, 2012  |  by Timothy Chipp

To commemorate a day devoted to one of the most important American civil rights icons, Niagara University brought in a special person with a special message.Derek Barber King Sr., the nephew of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., presented the keynote address Monday — the 26th anniversary of the first... Read on →

Short Play Festival Hurries into NU Theatre

January 16, 2012  |  by NU Staff

From Jan. 20-28, NU Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater – and a great entertainment bargain. Three cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over two consecutive weekends. Comedies, dramas and everything in between—the debut of nearly 20 student-directors... Read on →

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