Monthly Archives / February 2012

Students from Niagara University's chapter of the Club Managers Association of America celebrate being recognized as the Student Chapter of the Year for a third straight year.

Club Managers Association of America Selects NU Student Chapter as Chapter of the Year

February 29, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third 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 56 other colleges and universities from throughout the country to receive the prestigious annual award at the association’s 85th World... Read on →

Tyler Kossow, '10, leaned on Niagara's Academic Exploration Program to give him direction in terms of making an informed decision on which major he would pursue.

Tyler Kossow, ’10: An AEP Success Story

February 28, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

When Tyler Kossow was a senior in high school, he sat through a presentation on Niagara University’s Academic Exploration Program (AEP). Toward the end of the session, the facilitator surveyed the students, asking each of the young men and women what they thought about the program. “In all honestly, I... Read on →

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Niagara University Graduate Publishes St. Joseph’s Day Table Cookbook

February 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University graduate is publishing a book to help Roman Catholics set their St. Joseph’s Day table. Mary Ann Giordano, a 1986 alumna of NU’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management, is introducing The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Cookbook, which chronicles the history, recipes and traditions of the feast... Read on →

Members of Niagara University’s student veterans’ organization present a check to the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president, in support of the Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pictured from left is Edward Jackson, SVO treasurer; Andrew Rodems, president; Father Levesque; Bud Redding, SVO member and volunteer advisor; and Jeffery Laughlin, vice president.

Class of 1980 Establishes Scholarship for Military Veterans

February 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

With the advent of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and recent drawdown of forces deployed overseas, the number of veterans choosing to pursue degrees at Niagara University has more than doubled over the past two years. While many of these returning veterans are able to take advantage of the benefits offered... Read on →

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Open House Scheduled for Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Policy

February 22, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, for individuals considering its new doctoral program in leadership and policy. The event will take place on the fourth floor of St. Vincent’s Hall, located on the Niagara University campus. Interested candidates... Read on →

Drs. Mustafa Gokcek and Thomas Chambers of NU’s history department accept the award for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment of the Year from Dr. Ronny Priefer, committee chair, and Dr. Timothy Downs, vice president for academic affairs.

History Department Receives Award for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment of the Year

February 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Senate Outcomes Assessment Committee, in cooperation with Academic Affairs and Instructional Support, is establishing an annual Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Symposium to recognize best practices in student learning outcomes assessment from the previous academic year (2010-2011). This year’s symposium took place Feb. 17, 2012, in Bisgrove Hall. At this symposium, four academic... Read on →

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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Accepting Applications

February 20, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is immediately accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. A mandatory information session addressing the requirements, responsibilities and expectations for serious candidates will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 127 of Dunleavy... Read on →

An induction ceremony for the Niagara University President's Society was held in St. Vincent's Hall on Feb. 17, 2012.

Twelve Students Inducted into NU President’s Society

February 20, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A dozen high-achieving students were inducted into the Niagara University President’s Society during a ceremony held Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in the Statler Dining Room of St. Vincent’s Hall. Following a welcome by Dr. Michael Barnwell, director of the Honors Program to which each of the students belongs, the assemblage... Read on →

The Ridge Report | 02.17.12

RR: Budget Sunday, Country Night, ‘Battle of the Bridge,’ and New Dining Options

February 17, 2012  |  by NU Staff

Freshman Kalene Faricellie hosts the newest installment of The Ridge Report. Stories for the Feb. 17, 2012, installment include Budget Sunday, Country Night, the “Battle of the Bridge,” and NU’s new dining options for students. Faricellie is majoring in communication studies and international business. She is also the freshman class president... Read on →

Willie O'Ree, the first black player to appear in an NHL game, drops the puck prior to Niagara University's men's hockey game versus Canisius on Feb. 16, 2012.

NHL Pioneer Willie O’Ree Appears at Niagara Men’s Hockey Game

February 16, 2012  |  by Chris Smith

National Hockey League (NHL) pioneer Willie O’Ree attended Niagara University’s men’s hockey game versus Canisius on Feb. 16, 2012, to take part in a ceremonial puck drop as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The Purple Eagles beat Canisius, 4-2, in front of 1,249 fans at Dwyer Arena... Read on →

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