Monthly Archives / June 2013

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NU Joins Catholic Colleges In Calling For ‘Renewal’ Of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Education

June 27, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to the growth of media attention about the changing landscape of Catholic schools, deans of schools of education at 19 major Catholic universities called for a greater role in supporting and sustaining a seamless Catholic education last week at a historic meeting in New York City hosted by Dr.... Read on →

Impartial Assessors Give College of Education High Grades

June 24, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

This week,  the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report along with a new system of rating teacher preparation programs in the United States. NCTQ is not an accrediting organization; rather it defines itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit and policy group. One would not, therefore, recognize this... Read on →

Disability Awareness Training for Law Enforcement Being Offered at NU

June 21, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety and the Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training Office are pleased to announce a series of “Disability Awareness Training for Law Enforcement” train the trainer courses. This series of courses is designed specifically for police... Read on →

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Barth, Brumfield Among 55 North American Tourism Cares Scholarship Recipients

June 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students Nicholas Barth and Christine Brumfield have been awarded academic scholarships from Tourism Cares, the tourism industry’s premier charitable organization for preservation, conservation, restoration and education. Barth, a senior from Corfu, is a hotel and restaurant management major, while Brumfield is a Rochester native entering her final year in the... Read on →

Dr. Brian Murphy

University Community Mourns Loss of Dr. Brian Murphy

June 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Brian Martin Murphy, the chair and associate professor in the communication studies department at Niagara University, has passed away unexpectedly of natural causes. Dr. Murphy had been a member of Niagara’s faculty since 1999. As an associate professor, Dr. Murphy taught courses in the art and history of film,... Read on →

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NU Establishes Office of International Relations

June 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of an Office of International Relations, which will provide a central point of contact for international students studying at NU and domestic students seeking global experiences. The Board also approved the appointment of Dr. Hung Le to the position of... Read on →

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Memorial Day Disc Golf Tourney Benefits Kirtchen Scholarship, Student Vets Organization

June 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It was last fall that Karl Hinterberger conceived the idea of a Memorial Day disc golf tournament to raise funds for Niagara University’s Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well as the institution’s Student Veterans Organization. With the NUSVO’s endorsement, Hinterberger got right to work, contacting Innova... Read on →

NU Begins New Program in Developmental Disabilities

June 13, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Seventeen agencies serving individuals with disabilities participated in a reception Wednesday evening to announce a new bachelor’s degree program in developmental disabilities that will be offered by Niagara University’s College of Education. This new bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree program was developed in partnership with many community-based agencies that serve... Read on →

Colleges of Education Maintaining High Standards

June 13, 2013  |  by Maritza Mulready

The College of Education at Niagara University is lauded as an exceptional provider of teacher preparation programs and takes great pride, therefore, in the quality of its academic programs and of the career success of its graduates in the U.S. and in Ontario.  Alumni,  current students and the communities... Read on →

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ReNU Niagara Moves Downtown, Institute for Civic Engagement Named After Father Levesque

June 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

ReNU Niagara is moving its offices downtown – and the institute that oversees the community-minded program has a new name. Those were the announcements made during a press conference held today (June 10) at ReNU Niagara’s new location on the corner of Main St. and Park Place in Niagara Falls. Since... Read on →

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