Monthly Archives / August 2012

New Student Convocation 2012

Class of 2016 Officially Joins Niagara Community During New Student Convocation

August 31, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Tim Downs, Niagara University’s vice president for academic affairs, stepped to the podium at 1:46 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, and said, “Today, we welcome you to the Niagara University community. An important tradition in higher education is this convocation, the day you begin an academic career at... Read on →

Jennie Cyran Benefit

Niagara Community Unites to Support 2007 Alumna

August 30, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

On Aug. 22, Niagara University helped stage a benefit event for alumna Jennie Cyran, ’07, at the Hyde Park Oasis shelter in Niagara Falls. Thanks to a plentiful basket auction and very generous donations, the event was a wonderful success in raising much-needed funds for Cyran, who was diagnosed... Read on →

NU Sponsoring Lecture in Hamilton (Ont.) on Tracing Italian Ancestry

August 28, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

On Saturday, Sept. 29, author and genealogist Angelo F. Coniglio will present a free lecture in Hamilton, Ontario, on how to effectively research genealogical information about immigrants from Hamilton’s sister city, Racalmuto, Sicily. The event, titled Children of the Rock – Tracing Your Italian or European Ancestry and sponsored... Read on →

FREE Emergency Preparedness Training Available in Cambria

August 28, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Beginning Sept. 19, Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free CERT training course at Cambria Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd. in Cambria (Lockport). Classes run for nine consecutive Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m., culminating with a disaster simulation on Nov. 14. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training... Read on →

Leadership Niagara

Niagara University, Leadership Niagara Partner to Offer College Credit to LN Participants

August 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Leadership Niagara markets its program as “one year that will change your life.” Soon, that life-changing experience can come with college credit, too. That’s because Niagara’s foremost leadership-training organization is partnering with Niagara University to offer all former, current and future Leadership Niagara participants an opportunity to earn three college credits... Read on →

Assefa Beyene Bassa

NU Awarded Grant to Host Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Ethiopia

August 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant to host a visiting foreign professor for the fall 2012 semester. Assefa Beyene Bassa, a Ph.D. candidate at Andhra University in India and a lecturer at Dilla University in Ethiopia, will work closely with... Read on →

TopSpin 10: The 10 Year TopSpin Retrospective is on view at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University through February 17, 2013.

Castellani Art Museum Marks a Decade of its TopSpin Series

August 22, 2012  |  by Susan Clements

Ten years after its inaugural TopSpin exhibition, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has mounted a retrospective exhibition featuring all 29 of the artists who have exhibited in the series over the past decade. TOPSPIN 10/The Ten Year TopSpin Retrospective opened with a reception on Sunday, Aug. 5,... Read on →

Alumni Chapel

Niagara University Again Ranked Among ‘Best in the Northeast’ By The Princeton Review

August 22, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is again ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 222 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges:... Read on →

Incoming Niagara University Freshman and NUOP Student Receives Award

August 21, 2012  |  by Lisa Rivera

Incoming Niagara University freshman and NUOP student Dennis Henry was recently named the recipient of an annual prize given out by the Western New York Association of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Jeanne Laurel, chair of Niagara’s English department, in agreement with Pat Randolph, head of the Western New York Association... Read on →

Niagara University Announces 2012-2013 Theatre Season

August 20, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s 2012 – 2013 season offers an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “The entire season will be produced in the renovated William P. and Marie Leary Theatre in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for... Read on →

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