Monthly Archives / March 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, spoke during a visit to campus about how his Niagara University education helped him secure a dean of students position in Boca Raton, Fla.

Alumnus Summons ‘Power of NU Degree’ to Land School Administrator Position

March 31, 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, has achieved his dream of becoming a school administrator just a few short years after earning his master’s degree in literacy. And he’s still amazed at how it all came about. “It’s been a wild ride,” he admits. The Ontario, Canada, native came to Niagara with a... Read on →

Jeanne DuBois, strategic advisor of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, presents the conference's keynote address.

Third Annual Poverty Conference Examines Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty

March 31, 2015

More than 160 individuals attended the third annual Poverty Conference titled “From the Ground Up: Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty.” The daylong conference was held March 13 in Niagara University’s Dunleavy Hall, and was presented to stress the connection between economic development and its role in lifting people out... Read on →

Drs. Kevin Blair and Corey Bower present a $10,000 check to EntrepreNU2015 winners Maggie Hempel, Victoria Swider and Mackenzie Kutzuba.

The Community Kitchen Wins NU’s $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

March 31, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The winner of Niagara University’s first-ever poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition is The Community Kitchen. The student team of Maggie Hempel, Mackenzie Kutzuba and Victoria Swider were chosen by a panel of esteemed guest judges Monday afternoon to gain access to up to $10,000 in startup funds as part of EntrepreNU2015.... Read on →

Pictured are Anthony Casilio, of IMA, NU professor Chris Aquino, Brian Krauss, IMA, and Phil Anthony, of CPAexcel CPAReview.

Accounting Students Attend Certified Management Accountants Information Session

March 31, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, director of educational partnerships for the Institute of Management Accountants, presented an informational session on discussing the CMA designation and the importance of what it can mean to a career in business to Niagara University Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society members on March 25, 2015. The... Read on →

Clark Davis and Andrea Nicolia

NU Education Students Selected to Facilitate Leadership Training at Harvard and UCLA

March 31, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University graduate students are among eight selected by Kappa Delta Pi to facilitate leadership training this summer to students in grades 6-12 from 140 countries. Clark Davis, a graduate student in Niagara’s middle childhood and adolescence education program, and Andrea Nicolia, a school counseling graduate student, are recipients of... Read on →

Ryan Thompson, Esq.

Niagara Law Center Hosts Inaugural Continuing Legal Education Course

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors – including Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante himself – assembled at Niagara University this month for a Criminal Procedure Practicum seminar. Designed to educate criminal law practitioners, the “Criminal Procedure Practicum: From Arraignment to Appeal” was the inaugural Continuing Legal Education, or CLE,... Read on →

Debra Colley, Ph.D.

Dr. Colley Presents Recommendations on edTPA to State Board of Regents

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College of Education, appeared before the New York State Board of Regents at its March 16-17 meetings to present recommendations from the statewide task force on the edTPA. The recommendations resulted from the deliberations of the appointed edTPA Task Force, which was... Read on →

Kennedy and Mason

NU Student Overcomes Adversity to Win National Fellowship Award in Gerontology

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

“Nontraditional” doesn’t even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime. Kennedy grew up in Centralia, Wash., without the presence of a father. When she was 13, her mother was brutally murdered, leaving Kennedy and... Read on →

Friendship Village

NU Community Raises Funds to Cover Tutoring Costs for Vietnamese Orphan

March 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A fundraising team at Niagara University recently raised enough money – $1,150 – to cover one year of tutoring costs for a 12-year-old Vietnamese orphan named Tan. The tutoring will help Tan, currently a resident of Vietnam’s Friendship Village organization, achieve his goal of returning to the mainstream classroom at... Read on →

NU Theatre Logo

Friends of Niagara University Theatre Celebrating Annual Gala May 2

March 27, 2015

On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when they host the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala. The festive event includes a 4 p.m. production of Guys and Dolls at the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune... Read on →

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