Monthly Archives / June 2012

Members of the Niagara Frontier Country Club's board of directors stop for a photo with NU students after hearing presentations on how to improve the club's operations.

NU Students Examine Food and Beverage Operation at Niagara Frontier Country Club

June 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman
College of Hospitality & Tourism, Students

At the request of the Niagara Frontier Country Club’s board of directors, students in Dr. Joseph Scarcelli’s Special Topics in Hotel and Restaurant Management class (MHR 441) spent four months during the spring 2012 semester analyzing the country club’s food and beverage operation. Students were granted access to the club’s... Read on →

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Institute of Applied Learning Offering STEM Camp for Girls

June 19, 2012  |  by NU Staff
Graduate Education & Counseling

Girls, this one’s for you! Niagara University’s Institute of Applied Learning, an arm of its College of Education, is offering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp for girls in grades 7-9. The camp runs August 13-16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Topics that will be covered... Read on →

NU Hosting Focus Group on City’s Proposal to Lure College Graduates

June 16, 2012  |  by NU Staff
Announcements, Institute for Civic Engagement

The City of Niagara Falls recently announced that it is considering offering recent college graduates a financial incentive if they relocate to a specific neighborhood downtown. The plan would provide up to $7,000 over two years to those who have received two-year or four-year degrees within the past two... Read on →

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Niagara Athletics To Host Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

June 14, 2012  |  by NU Staff
Alumni, Athletics

The Purple Eagles men’s basketball program will host its inaugural alumni weekend from June 22-23 on the Niagara University campus.The weekend will feature great activities for the whole family, including clinics, autograph signings, contests and a commemorative program. Several alums from the program, which began play in 1906, will... Read on →

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Karen E. Edmond Recognized by National Association of Social Workers

June 14, 2012  |  by NU Staff
College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty, Social Work

Karen E. Edmond, a professional-in-residence in Niagara University’s social work department, has been selected as the May Spotlight by the New York state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Edmond, who coordinates field practicums for NU’s social work department, teaches Introduction to Social Work, Diversity, Social Justice... Read on →

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NU Freshmen Invited to ‘Plunge’ Into Service Learning

June 13, 2012  |  by NU Staff
Campus Ministry, Community Outreach, Students

Niagara University is offering all first-year students the opportunity to arrive on campus early, meet classmates and, most importantly, become immersed in the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. Sponsored by NU’s Office of Campus Ministry, the Niagara Plunge is a program that allows new students to “learn and serve” by... Read on →

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Niagara University Hosts Conference on New York State History June 14-16

June 12, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman
College of Arts & Sciences, History

The Conference on New York State History, an annual meeting of historians, librarians, educators and community members who are interested in New York state’s past, comes to Niagara University June 14-16, 2012. The event brings together several hundred scholars and students from across the state to share information and... Read on →

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Ernst & Young Makes $9,625 Matching Contribution to Niagara University

June 8, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman
Advancement

Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory services and strategic growth markets, presented Niagara University with a $9,625 contribution today, made possible through the company’s Matching Gifts Program. Today’s gift brings the total amount contributed to Niagara University this year by Ernst & Young, its... Read on →

A 120-plus person contingent of Niagara University employees stops for a group photo before dispersing throughout Western New York to participate in the university's annual Day of Service.

More Than 120 Niagara University Employees Take Part in Annual Day of Community Service

June 7, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman
Community Outreach, Staff

Dr. Tim Downs, Niagara University’s chief academic officer, cleared brush behind Carolyn’s House, a refuge for the homeless in downtown Niagara Falls. At the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry on Ontario St., Nicole Piorkowski, NU’s assistant dean of students, distributed gently-used clothing to those less fortunate. Meanwhile, Chris... Read on →

Carolyn Makey, center, receives the Outstanding Employee of the Quarter Award from the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., and Stephanie Currie.

Carolyn Makey Named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter

June 6, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman
Academic Exploration Program, Announcements, Staff

Congratulations to Carolyn Makey, advisor in the Academic Exploration Program, for being named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter for June-August 2012. Makey has been a member of the university community as an employee since November 2005, when she started in the NUOP Office as an academic skills specialist. A quote from... Read on →

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