Monthly Archives / September 2013

College of Business Holds 38th Annual Ockerman Awards Presentation

September 30, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

On Sept. 29, the College of Business Administration held its annual Everett W. Ockerman Lecture and Awards Presentation at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The Ockerman Awards acknowledges all graduating students who have demonstrated academic excellence by possessing an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. The faculty also chooses... Read on →


NU Welcomes First Visitors to Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center

September 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University welcomed its first visitors to the newly renovated Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Taylor Lewand, a high school senior from Pittsburgh, Pa., met with Niagara representatives in the former Meade Hall, located on the southwest edge of campus, near the intersection of... Read on →

Mission Panel Discussion

Niagara University Holds Panel Discussion on Pope Francis

September 29, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

A celebration of Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian heritage in 2013 wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of Pope Francis, the Argentinian who was chosen as the 266th pontiff of the Catholic Church in March. That conversation occurred Wednesday afternoon – perhaps appropriately at the midway point of Vincentian Heritage... Read on →

Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman Named ‘Spotlight Professional’ by Buffalo Niagara 360

September 28, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman, Niagara University’s associate director of public relations and manager of online content, has been chosen as a “Spotlight Professional” by Buffalo Niagara 360, a program for young professionals that’s coordinated by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Freedman was recognized during the Buffalo Niagara 360 Kickoff Celebration, which was held... Read on →

Mr. & Mrs. T. Christopher Castellani

Castellani Art Museum to Host 11th Annual Gala on October 19

September 27, 2013  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th Annual Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Mrs. and Mrs. T. Christopher Castellani are honorary chairs for “Dinner with Dali,” the museum’s major annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit art education programs at the CAM, including kids ‘n art summer camp,... Read on →

VHC Honorees

Craig and Lisa Rivera, Fr. John Sledziona, Judy Willard Honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 27, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Four individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 26, 2013. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Click here to view photos from the convocation. Craig J., Ph.D., and Lisa... Read on →

Secret Life of Girls

NU Theatre Presents ‘The Secret Life of Girls’

September 26, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

This October, NU Theatre will present The Secret Life of Girls by Linda Daugherty and directed by adjunct professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, is associate director of the production. This frank, unflinching, timely play spotlights the devastation caused by bullying in the form... Read on →

Play Day

NU Students Hosting Third Annual ‘Play Day’ for Area Children

September 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students are once again inviting children in grades 3-6 to take part in a day full of fun and games this Saturday, Sept. 28, on the playing fields outside of the Kiernan Recreation Center. Events and activities will include kickball, soccer, street hockey, arts and crafts, and... Read on →


Darcy Unruh Receives Award from National Association of Social Workers

September 24, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University alumna Darcy Unruh was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers New York State Chapter. Unruh accepted the organization’s Student of the Year Award on March 21, 2013. Unruh has demonstrated her dedication to the social work profession through her volunteering, leadership and academic skills. She... Read on →

Vincentian Heritage

Niagara University Celebrates Vincentian Heritage Week

September 23, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 24-28, 2013. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the university community to pay homage to St. Vincent,... Read on →

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