Monthly Archives / August 2014

Convocation

NU Welcomes Class of 2018 with New Student Convocation

August 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Michael Barnwell has a penchant for connecting with students. It’s a major reason why he was selected as the 2013 recipient of Niagara University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. So it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise when the Yale-trained philosophy professor related his remarks during Friday’s... Read on →

Cupola

New Cupola Installed Atop Clet Hall

August 29, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Clet Hall cupola, a familiar identifier of Niagara University since its inception in 1856, was returned to its perch high above Monteagle Ridge Friday morning. The previous dome-like structure was severely damaged during a windstorm in July 2013. In its place now stands a new fiberglass and steel cupola,... Read on →

Hutton and Downs

Niagara University Names 2014 Teaching Award Winners

August 29, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized this morning for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award. Candidates for the honors are nominated by... Read on →

Walk to Whirlpool

NU Welcoming Students with Convocation, Concert, Comedians, TED-style Talks, More

August 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure that its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time. The institution is rolling out the purple carpet beginning Aug. 29 with a full slate of activities that includes a comedic performance by the Wayans... Read on →

ROTC - American Legion - Summer 2014

ROTC Cadets Assist American Legion Boys State Program

August 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University’s ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville. Cadets Jake Cary (of Victory, N.Y.), Brandon Forjone (Clifton Spring, N.Y.), Kyle Gelnett (Cleveland, N.Y.), Aaron McCarroll (Sidney, N.Y.), Jacob Streb (York, N.Y.) and... Read on →

Alegre and Taylor Present at Regional Teaching Conference

August 22, 2014

Mitchell Alegre and David Taylor, Ph.D., presented a concurrent session at SUNY Fredonia’s 8th annual Teaching and Learning Conference, held Aug. 18. The theme of the conference, “Framing the Future: Teaching, Learning, Advancing,” focused on reimagining higher education so as to improve student engagement and learning across the disciplines. Alegre and... Read on →

Prayer

University Community Prays for Peace in Iraq

August 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to a call from the Very Reverend G. Gregory Gay, C.M., superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, the Niagara University community came together in prayer at 12:30 p.m. today for those suffering from persecution, violence and destruction in Iraq. Kristina Schliesman, campus minister, and alumna Ashley Serwon... Read on →

Fall Catalog Cover

NU Accepting Registrations for Fall 2014 Continuing Education Courses

August 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2014 schedule of courses. Professional studies, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online. Courses, which run through December, are categorized as follows: Arts & Crafts (stained glass, crochet, scrapbooking, printmaking, etc.) Business & Computers (Microsoft Office, Adobe... Read on →

30 Under Thirty

ReNU Niagara Director, Two Young NU Alumnae Recognized by Business First

August 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Kathleen Heim and Shannon (Bloomquist) Patch, both 2007 graduates of Niagara University, were honored by Business First during the newspaper’s 30 Under Thirty awards program held last night at The Atrium @ Rich’s. The award recognizes 30 Western New Yorkers in the early... Read on →

Benally with Color Guard

NU Alumnus Awarded Purple Heart

August 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally, a 2014 Niagara University graduate, was presented with a Purple Heart yesterday for injuries sustained while serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The presentation was made by Congressman Brian Higgins at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo “For Sgt. Benally and many... Read on →

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