Monthly Archives / December 2013


Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 56th Class

December 20, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Christmas came a few days early for the 22 men and women who unwrapped hard-earned certificates of completion this afternoon at Niagara University, where the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy held its 56th graduation ceremony. In thanking Niagara University for its partnership, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour noted that... Read on →

Levesque Institute Appoints Faculty Service-Learning Liaisons

December 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement announces the appointment of four faculty service-learning liaisons for the 2013-2014 academic year. Professors volunteering to serve as the points of contact and facilitate service-learning communications within their respective colleges are Drs. Rachel Madsen (College of Hospitality and Tourism Management),... Read on →

NU_Finance Members Visit Toronto’s Financial Industry

December 18, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

In November, the NU_Finance club traveled to Toronto for a day of learning and networking. Typically, members of NU_Finance travel to three financially prominent cities throughout the school year, including Toronto in the fall and Chicago and New York City in the spring semester. Professor Hutton, assistant professor of finance... Read on →

Giving Tuesday

NU Collects Funds, Food for Community in Conjunction with #GivingTuesday

December 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The week after Thanksgiving isn’t just for shopping anymore. Students, alumni and friends of Niagara University accumulated nearly $300 and more than 840 pounds of food and nonperishable goods on Dec. 3, the 2013 edition of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday started last year as a charitable answer to the retail shopping days of... Read on →

Kilimanjaro spurs micro financing portfolio

December 13, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

Under the guidance of Edward Hutton, assistant professor and Financial Services Lab director, NU_Finance has focused their community service hours to creating a portfolio for micro financing called the Niagara Global Micro Finance Fund. Micro financing incorporates different financial services such as loans, insurance, and savings to entrepreneurs in... Read on →


NU Junior Uses Passion for Radio to Overcome Hardships

December 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

E.J. Giacomini knows firsthand that nobody chooses the cards they’re dealt. He gained this knowledge back in 2010 when he began experiencing some serious health issues during his sophomore year at Niagara. When he started having extreme migraines and vision issues, he went back home to Albany to see... Read on →

Turkey Trot

5th Annual Turkey Trot Aids Heart, Love and Soul

December 9, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

On November 17, Niagara University’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its fifth annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. Participants could choose from a one-mile family walk, a one-mile grade school fun run (K-8), or a 5K fun run across Niagara’s scenic campus. Proceeds from the race went to the Heart, Love and... Read on →

Maher - Asia

Father Maher Spends 13 Days in Asia, Eyes Expansion of NU’s Global Presence

December 9, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was appointed as the 26th president of Niagara University, he made it an immediate priority to establish a worldwide presence for the Catholic and Vincentian institution. His escalating frequent flyer miles indicate that he is a man of action. One month prior to being... Read on →

Andrew Long

Professional Actor Works with Theatre Students on Shakespeare Monologues

December 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University theatre students enrolled in a course on Shakespearean acting recently had a chance to learn from a company member of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Andrew Long, who was in town as a company member with the national tour of War Horse at Shea’s Performing Arts... Read on →

Commerce Chairs

Seven Former Chairpersons Present for Ceremonial Final Adjournment of Commerce Department

December 5, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

An important reorganization is occurring within the College of Business Administration as a result of the increased interest in its offerings. In a transition supported by its 20 faculty members, the venerable commerce department is being divided into three new departments: management, marketing and finance/economics. The commerce department’s roots date back... Read on →

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