Monthly Archives / July 2013

NUOP Poster Presentation

Poster Presentations Wrap Up Summer 2013 for NUOP Students

July 31, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The 17 incoming freshmen involved in the Niagara University Opportunity Program have been participating in a five-week summer course designed to integrate them into college life, introduce them to college coursework and reading, writing and study skills, and promote personal growth. As part of the program, the students volunteered at... Read on →

Dr. Walter S. Polka

Dr. Polka Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education

July 31, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional programs and Ph.D. program coordinator at Niagara University, was presented with the 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni of Distinction Award during the school’s commencement ceremony held May 10, 2013. Dr. Polka was selected by the... Read on →

Campus Aerial

New York Power Authority Awards $5.5 Million to Shared Campus Initiative

July 27, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) trustees on Tuesday approved a two-year competitive contract award worth $5.5 million to Edbauer Construction of West Seneca, N.Y., to implement  a comprehensive plan to upgrade and enhance the facilities, roadways and parking lots that connect NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant and the... Read on →


Trio of NU Students Participating in World Youth Day

July 23, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Three Niagara University students are attending World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event, which begins today and continues through July 28, is expected to be among this year’s largest Christian pilgrimages, highlighted by the first international appearance of Pope Francis. NU students Erinn Hill, ’14, Courtney Weiser,... Read on →

NU Hosting July 30 Appreciation Reception for Father Levesque

July 22, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

On Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., Niagara University will hold a small reception in honor of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., as he steps aside as president. The going away gathering will be held on the Niagara campus in St. Vincent’s Hall, rooms 405-406. Individuals from... Read on →

Applications Now Being Accepted for Part-time Police Academy

July 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is now accepting applications for its part-time police academy, which begins Sept. 3, 2013, and continues through May 9, 2014. Completion of a physical fitness test is a mandatory component of the application process. The final physical fitness test for this cohort is scheduled... Read on →

STEM Grant

NU, Niagara Falls Schools and National Grid Team to Advance STEM Education

July 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

National Grid, in partnership with Niagara University and the City of Niagara Falls City School District, is providing funding for a graduate-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Advance Manufacturing (AM) professional development courses for 45 teachers from the Niagara Falls City School District. Once the training for the... Read on →

Caleb Chin

Chin, Burdick Recognized During ROTC Leadership Training Program

July 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University ROTC cadet Caleb Chin earned the No. 2 ranking among approximately 500 of his peers during a 29-day leadership-infused training program designed to provide young men and women with the skills to become effective military leaders. Meanwhile, NU classmate Kit Burdick was ranked second in his LDAC platoon,... Read on →

Have You Filled A Bucket Artwork

Onstage at NU: ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’

July 17, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

From July 25 to Aug. 3, Niagara University Theatre will present a free theater for young audiences (TYA) production, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? presented by the Friends of Niagara University Theatre. Have You Filled A Bucket Today? will be directed by Terri Filips Vaughan, associate professor, dance/choreographer, for... Read on →


Father Levesque, Artpark Offer Tribute to Brother Augustine

July 12, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The last time The Sound of Music was produced at Artpark, the year was 1997 and the show was directed by Brother Augustine Towey, C.M. A longtime professor and co-founder of Niagara University’s theatre program, Brother Augustine also served as associate artistic director for theatre programs and director and founder... Read on →

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