Monthly Archives / November 2015

Dr. Ken Bain

Author of ‘What the Best College Teachers Do’ to Keynote Teaching & Learning Conference at NU

November 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s 15th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016. Serving as keynote speaker of the conference is Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and its sequel, What the Best College Students Do. Both books are top-selling treatises on higher... Read on →

Pictured with winter items collected for Niagara Falls City School District families are NU Kappa Delta Pi officers Emily Kaufman, Zoe Pelletieri, Andrea Nicolia, Caitlin Riegel and Kelly Mayer.

NU Students Collect Winter Items for Abate School Families

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered today to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Most... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘9 To 5: The Musical’

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

You just can’t keep a good woman down, even in a man’s world! NU Theatre gives chauvinism in the workplace a real kick in the pants from Dec. 3-13 with 9 To 5: The Musical, by country superstar Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, directed by adjunct professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe... Read on →

ROTC Program Holds Fall 2015 Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual fall awards ceremony in Bisgrove Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Attendees of the event included New York Senator Robert Ortt and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. ROTC Challenge Coin recipients: Nicholas Edwards Brianna Lynn Mariangela Mercurio Peter Raimondo Caroline Schettler CIET Award recipients: James... Read on →

Dr. Harlan Beckley

Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →

New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University executive vice president (formerly dean of the College of Education), are joined by Dr. Paul Dworkin, founder and president of Help Me Grow, and Amber Slichta, vice president of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.

NU Praised for Bringing ‘Help Me Grow’ Child Development Program to WNY

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Shortly after Niagara University became the first higher education institution to serve as a Help Me Grow organizing entity, its College of Education was praised by program founder Dr. Paul Dworkin as an “inspiring example of strengthening town-gown ties in support of childhood system building.” Niagara’s incubation of the Help... Read on →

Dr. Robert St. Hilaire, associate professor of religious studies, recites a submission on 'Eros' to students and faculty members during an informal symposium held in the Village of Lewiston.

NU Professors Engage Students in Literature Discussion at Lewiston Coffee House

November 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University faculty members continuously strive to intellectually engage students in a variety of unique ways. That philosophy was evidenced yet again earlier this month when students from Dr. Robert St. Hilaire’s course on Christian Visions of the Human Person (two sections, one of them Honors) met with professors... Read on →

Patrick J. Whalen has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

Patrick Whalen Named Interim Director of Niagara Global Tourism Institute

November 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Patrick J. Whalen, former chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, effective immediately. A comprehensive search to fill the position on a permanent basis will begin in the spring. The NGTI is a Niagara University-led initiative that... Read on →

Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland is pictured with members of Niagara University's Student Veterans Organization.

Double Amputee Bob Wieland Stands Tall on Veterans Day at NU

November 18, 2015

Why would God send a man with no legs to encourage people to take a step of faith? It’s a pretty awesome question. At least that’s the question that Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland asked the audience packed inside the Castellani Art Museum this past Wednesday (Veterans Day). Before joining the... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., delivers his address during this year's President's Dinner.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

November 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. View the President’s Dinner Journal The purpose of the President’s Dinner is to... Read on →

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