Monthly Archives / August 2013


‘SNL’ Star Jay Pharoah to Perform at NU on September 8

August 31, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Jay Pharoah, the popular comedian from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, will visit Niagara University on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. The show will take place in the Kiernan Center. It is co-sponsored by sponsored by the Niagara University Student Government Association and Campus Programming Board, as part of FirstFest. Pharoah... Read on →


New Student Convocation Welcomes Class of 2017 to NU

August 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael J. McDonald couldn’t contain his excitement. Unlike the four speakers who preceded him at the podium during Friday’s New Student Convocation, the 1991 Niagara University graduate wasn’t going to remain stationary when he addressed the Class of 2017. McDonald, instead, removed the microphone from its stand, clutched it in... Read on →


Enhancing Quality of Child Care is Job One for Niagara QIP

August 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The overarching goals of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project are to enhance the quality of care delivered by child care centers and to improve the readiness skills of children entering preschool and kindergarten. In less than three years, the grant-funded program has done just that in... Read on →

Jody Hanson, Dry Falls (detail). 2013. Salt, Hawaiian Salt, copper sulfate. Celtic Salt on paper, 18 x 19. in. Photo by Mark McLoughlin.

Castellani Art Museum Opens New TopSpin Exhibition, “Jody Hanson: Imperfect”

August 30, 2013  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University’s TopSpin series continues with Jody Hanson: Imperfect. The series of solo exhibitions for emerging regional artists is sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets. An opening reception with an artist talk will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2–4 p.m. Hanson, who is based... Read on →

Jianghan University

College of Business Administration Hosts Jianghan University Delegates

August 27, 2013  |  by Melissa Heidt

The Niagara University College of Business Administration recently hosted 23 Chinese delegates from Jianghan University, Wuhan, China, for 11 days.  The program was spearheaded by Dr. Peggy Choong, associate dean of the College of Business Administration,  and Dr. Tenpao Lee, professor of management. The program was titled “Niagara University’s American Business... Read on →

College of Education Offering Master’s Program in Developmental Disabilities

August 26, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a master of arts (M.A.) in developmental disabilities. Applications are now being accepted for the fall of 2013. The M.A. program serves to benefit individuals who are already employed by, or who seek employment... Read on →


NU Students, Employees, Alumni Enjoy Beautiful Night at the Ballpark

August 23, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It was a beautiful evening at the ballpark on Aug. 22, 2013, as more than 200 Niagara University students, alumni and employees attended the Buffalo Bisons game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Field. For Niagarans, the night was well underway long before the initial crack of the bat.... Read on →

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ROTC Cadets Stay Engaged During Summer Break

August 16, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

What a summer it was for the Purple Eagle Battalion. Students enrolled in Niagara University’s Army ROTC program performed very well during the 2013 Leadership Development and Assessment Course, and also participated in a number of internships and training programs to prepare them for leadership roles, both on- and off-campus. Leadership... Read on →

Best in Northeast

NU Again Among ‘Best in the Northeast’ According to The Princeton Review

August 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the Northeast. Niagara is one of 226 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted Aug. 5, 2013, on “Recognition... Read on →

NU Theatre

NU Theatre Announces Exciting 50th Anniversary Season

August 13, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! Niagara University Theatre is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary season with an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre said, “We are extremely honored to dedicate the upcoming 2013-2014 season to... Read on →

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