Monthly Archives / July 2012

"Living By The Book: A User's Guide to Facebook"

NU Students Offer Tongue-in-Cheek ‘Guide to Facebook’

July 31, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

How soon is too soon to “friend” a new acquaintance on Facebook? What does it mean to give someone a virtual poke? A group of Niagara University communication studies majors investigate these questions and more in Living By The Book: A User’s Guide to Facebook, a tongue-in-cheek documentary that delves... Read on →

Pfc. Theodore “Matt” Glende

Former NU Student Killed While Serving in Afghanistan

July 30, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University lost a member of its family when Pfc. Theodore “Matt” Glende was killed over the weekend while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Glende, 23, died July 27, in Kharwar, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.... Read on →

Brother Augustine Denis Towey, C.M.

Bro. Augustine Towey’s New Poetry Book Now Available

July 25, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A new book of poetry by Brother Augustine Denis Towey, C.M., titled Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Pieces for the Holy Family has recently been published. This short collection contains his reflections on the Holy Family, written in his customary warm and human style. The subjects of his poems are shown... Read on →

Students at Eiffel Tower

NU Students Travel Overseas to Investigate International Justice Issues

July 24, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve criminal justice majors from Niagara University recently joined Assistant Professor Diana Falco, Ph.D., on a three-week study abroad program that examined law enforcement policies in four European countries. The joint program, which included 20 students from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), allowed participants to explore comparative justice issues in... Read on →

NU Adds Master’s and Certificate Programs in TESOL

July 18, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Beginning this fall, Niagara University’s College of Education will offer a new master’s degree program for candidates seeking certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In addition, NU will administer a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in TESOL for practicing teachers who hold initial teaching certification... Read on →

Clinical Skills Center

Niagara Adds Clinical Skills Center in DePaul Hall

July 17, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Who remembers being on the ground floor of St. Vinnies, learning to make an occupied bed with Mrs. Chase in it? Then, in 1972, nursing students moved up in the world and had a beautiful new building, Dunleavy Hall, with labs for skills, for assessment, for interviewing – all... Read on →

Harry Gong Recognized by Visit Buffalo Niagara

July 11, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Harry Gong, director of admissions at Niagara University, was recently honored by Visit Buffalo Niagara with a Buffalo Ambassador Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his leadership and service in support of the region’s tourism industry. Gong was honored in light of contributions as chair of the NACAC (National Association... Read on →

NU to High School Students: Earn College Credits by Taking Summer Classes

July 11, 2012  |  by NU Staff

High school juniors and seniors looking for a way to earn college credits outside of the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum should look no further. Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is offering all students entering the 11th and 12th grades in fall 2012 the opportunity to spend time in a... Read on →

NU Alumni Magazine Receives APEX Award for Publication Excellence

July 5, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that its newly-redesigned Eagle magazine has won a 2012 APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence. The Grand Award is the competition’s highest honor. According to APEX, only 100 awards in 11 major categories are selected for the award, out of over 3,300 entries. The Eagle’s... Read on →

Lasallian Youth Conference Comes to Niagara University

July 2, 2012  |  by Philip De Rita

The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North America (DENA), will hold its annual Lasallian Youth Assembly at Niagara University, with over 110 secondary school students and educators expected to gather for a week focused on the Lasallian core concepts of faith, service, community and justice.  Over the... Read on →