Monthly Archives / December 2012

Alumni Affected by Tragedy in Webster

December 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

We have recently learned that two recent Niagara University graduates have had their lives affected by the tragic events of Dec. 24 in Webster, N.Y. Dariusz Kaczowka, ’12, lost his brother, Tomasz, who was one of the firefighters fatally shot while responding to a car and house fire. In addition,... Read on →

NCLEA 54th Class

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 54th Class

December 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Call it an early Christmas present. Fourteen brave men and women unwrapped certificates of completion this afternoon, as the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy held its 54th graduation ceremony – its third on the campus of Niagara University – in NU’s Castellani Art Museum. Following an invocation by the Rev. John... Read on →

NUMA Mantra Contest Announces Winner

December 20, 2012  |  by Melissa Heidt

The Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA) held a mantra contest for the College of Business Administration this fall, accepting submissions from all business students. The idea for a mantra contest was brought to life after the dean of the College of Business Administration, Dr. Shawn Daly, presented the idea... Read on →

Marek Gawel

Alumnus Wins FCSI Junior Champion Award in Germany

December 18, 2012  |  by Melissa Heidt

Marek Gawel, an international student from Reutlingen University, Germany, graduated from Niagara University with his MBA in May of 2011. During his time at NU, he completed his thesis with the assistance of Dr. Ann Rensel, assistant professor of management, to fulfill his Reutlingen requirements. He is currently the general manager of... Read on →

Father Levesque Offers Love, Prayers to Newtown Community

December 17, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

It is days after the unthinkable tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and yet we cannot fully comprehend this senseless and tragic loss of human life. As members of our university community, I ask you to join me in prayer and reach out with our deepest compassion to those children and adults... Read on →


Father Levesque Receives Service Award from Turkish Cultural Center

December 11, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, Niagara University president, was recently presented with a Service Award from the Turkish Cultural Center at Buffalo and the Peace Islands Institute. The honor is granted in recognition of exemplary services and contribution to the service learning education in fighting poverty. The Turkish Cultural Center and... Read on →

Memorial Mass Held for Brother Augustine Towey, C.M.

December 8, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

During a Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Niagara University community celebrated the life of Brother Augustine Towey, C.M. The Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Alumni Chapel on the Niagara University campus. A small reception followed in the... Read on →

RR: Student Culture Expo, Roller Disco, Women’s Hoops, Melody Cafe

December 7, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Host Katie Brown touches on a variety of topics in the latest installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. Included are features on the second annual Student Culture Expo, a CPB-sponsored roller disco, the women’s basketball team, a student bus trip to New York City and a music... Read on →

ROTC Cadets Reflect on Summer Spent in Cultural Immersion Program

December 4, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A little more than a year ago, Kit Burdick applied for a Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) deployment to a foreign country. This past January, Burdick learned that he was being sent on a military-to-military training assignment in Bulgaria, a place he knew very little about. Prior to being... Read on →


NU Theatre Presents ‘Urinetown – The Musical’ Dec. 6-16

December 2, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

From Dec. 6 – 16, NU Theatre will present the hit Broadway production, Urinetown – the Musical, by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. This Tony Award-winning tale of love, greed and revolution is directed by Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, with choreography by associate professor Terri Filips... Read on →