Monthly Archives / March 2012

Niagara University Professors Seek Volunteers to Advance Breast Cancer Research

March 30, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Drs. Mary McCourt and Lawrence Mielnicki, both Niagara University professors, are seeking females over age 18 to volunteer for a study that aims to detect biomarkers for breast cancer in the urine of women. Those eligible to take part include volunteers over the age of 18 who are healthy (defined... Read on →

Comedian Rob Schneider visits NU on March 31.

Comedian Rob Schneider to Perform on March 31

March 29, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

“You can do it!” That is you can see Saturday Night Live alumnus Rob Schneider – also famous for his roles in movies like The Waterboy, Grown Ups and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo – perform his stand-up comedy routine at Niagara University. Part of the Niagara University Student Government Association (NUSGA)... Read on →

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Final Four Offers Slam Dunk Learning Experience for Niagara University Students

March 28, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is headed to the Final Four. Don’t worry, your bracket isn’t busted – the seven NU students headed to New Orleans on March 28 will be juggling hospitality duties, not dribbling basketballs. The trip is one of several unique experiential learning opportunities that Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and... Read on →

L to R: Kate Koperski, director of NU's Castellani Art Museum; Connie S. Brown, executive director of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara; Robert Prefer, Artisans Unlimited participant; Marcia Ross, OUN's coordinator of fine arts; and Patricia Wrobel, assistant dean in NU's College of Education.

Artists from Opportunities Unlimited Showcase Works at NU

March 28, 2012  |  by NU Staff

Several months ago, Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College of Education, invited participants from Artisans Unlimited, a fine arts program facilitated by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, to hang a selection of artwork in the dean’s office suite. On March 27, a reception was held in NU’s Academic Complex... Read on →

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Dr. Ciminelli Chosen as Finalist for International Reading Association Award

March 26, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Dr. Michelle R. Ciminelli, an assistant professor in its College of Education, has been selected as one of nine finalists for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Reading Association (IRA), the largest association for literacy educators in the... Read on →

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Megan Hoover Named Student Employee of the Year

March 26, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Megan Hoover, a senior English and education major from Kenmore, NY, who works in the Office of Admissions, was named Niagara University’s Student Employee of the Year at an awards ceremony held on Friday, March 23, 2012 in the Heritage Room of Clet Hall. Hoover was selected for the... Read on →

The Ridge Report | 03.23.12

RR: Seton Hall Pageant, NU Theatre, Lenten Programs, Career Services Events and RidgeFest

March 23, 2012  |  by NU Staff

Senior Dino Petrera takes a turn hosting the latest edition of The Ridge Report. Stories from the March 23, 2012, installment include the Mr. & Mrs. Seton Contest, NU Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lenten programs at NU, recent networking events offered through Career Services and a preview... Read on →

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NU Professor Appearing in NBC Show with Helen Hunt on March 23

March 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt never met her paternal grandmother and thus didn’t know much about her ancestral history on that side of her family. To trace her family tree, she needed a historian. Enter Dr. Shannon Risk, an assistant professor of history at Niagara University. Oh, and NBC, too. Hunt’s investigation... Read on →

Emerson Drive pulls into Niagara University's Gallagher Center for a show on Friday, March 23.

Emerson Drive Pulls Into Niagara University on March 23

March 21, 2012  |  by NU Staff

Canadian country band Emerson Drive visits Niagara University at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012. The event is sponsored by the Niagara University Student Government Association. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States... Read on →

Niagara University student Krista Glownia speaks to M&T Bank's David Hunt during "Facebook 2 Face" on March 19, 2012.

‘Facebook 2 Face’ Puts Students in Front of Prospective Employers

March 20, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Sometimes, if you really want a job, you just have to get out from behind that computer screen and shake some hands. That was the message that Niagara University’s Office of Career Services conveyed during “Facebook 2 Face,” a free networking event held Monday, March 19, in St. Vincent’s Hall. “Facebook... Read on →

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