Monthly Archives / May 2013

Pappalardo, Salvatore

Dr. Pappalardo Appointed Professor Emeritus at Niagara University

May 28, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Salvatore Pappalardo has been appointed a professor emeritus by the Niagara University Board of Trustees. To qualify for the honorary title, one must have attained the rank of full professor at the time of retirement, served 10 or more years as a full-time member of the faculty, achieved a... Read on →

Rev. Stephen Denig, C.M.

Rev. Stephen Denig, C.M., Passes Away

May 23, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Stephen Denig, C.M., a tenured professor in Niagara University’s College of Education, passed away yesterday after a long illness. Fr. Denig was 66. Fr. Denig joined the faculty at Niagara University in 2002. His research included the history of religious education and the comparisons of private and public... Read on →


NU Reaches Exchange Agreement with Ireland’s Mary Immaculate College

May 20, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Holly Cowman, the international relations officer from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, visited Niagara University today to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions. The MOU was agreed in order to encourage student, faculty and staff exchanges between Niagara University and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland’s largest Catholic... Read on →


Niagara University Celebrates Commencement 2013

May 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara’s commencement exercises began on Thursday, May 9, with the graduate students. Keynote speaker Kenneth D. Taylor, the former Canadian ambassador to Iran who helped orchestrate the escape of six Americans from captivity during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, received an honorary degree, along with William Lishman, an... Read on →

Citizen and Community Preparedness Conference Coming to NU

May 16, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

On Saturday, June 8, Niagara University is hosting a conference designed to offer attendees “best practices” for establishing citizen and community preparedness initiatives. “Empowering Volunteers” is open at no cost to residents of Niagara and Erie counties. The event was conceived by Border Community SERVICE, a community empowerment arm of... Read on →


Cristantello Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

May 16, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that David Cristantello, Ph.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement. Dr. Cristantello will assume his new role at Niagara in mid-June. He replaces Don Bielecki, who retired last summer after 10 years at NU, a period that included the realization of the... Read on →

MBA Team Achieves Global Top 100 Performance in Business Strategy Game

May 15, 2013  |  by Melissa Heidt

Niagara University MBA students Ajmeet Bazaz, Alexandria Gordon, Tania Lintermanns, Lei Nie and Isabelle Weihermann achieved the Global Top 100 performance on Return on Average Equity during the week of April 29-May 5, 2013.  The team – “IShoeting” – recorded a return on average equity of 108.5 percent, the best of the... Read on →

ROTC Commissioning

Army ROTC Program Commissions 23 Officers

May 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10, 2013, in NU’s Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. Upon completion of... Read on →

Economics Students Inducted into Beta Epsilon Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon

May 13, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

Seniors Steve Boyle, John Osberg, Jillian Reeser and Leo Schultz that were recently inducted into Niagara University’s Beta Epsilon Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics. NU’s chapter was established in 1986 by Dr. Philip Scherer, professor emeritus. The main objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)... Read on →

NU Holding Community ‘Garage Sale’ May 17-18

May 13, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s no secret that students sometimes leave usable items in their wake as the hustle to summer vacation begins. A Niagara University committee is coordinating an effort to put those items to good use. Residence hall furniture will be among the many items for sale this... Read on →

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