Monthly Archives / December 2015

Joe Winter, assistant accounting professor, and Emily Seeley, a sophomore accounting major, recently spoke with students at North Tonawanda High School.

NU Professor, Student Discuss Accounting Careers at Local High School

December 22, 2015  |  by Melissa Heidt

Between 2010 and 2020, the accounting profession is expected to have a growth rate of 15.7 percent, according to the 2015 Salary Guide published by Robert Half, one of the largest international recruiting agencies. With an anticipated 190,000 accounting and auditing jobs to be filled during that time, this... Read on →

Felix Schuett, a German MBA student at Niagara University, was honored by Study New York for this photo he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August.

German MBA Student Wins Photo Contest for Maid of the Mist Selfie

December 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University graduate student from Fichtenberg, Germany, recently won a statewide photo contest for a selfie he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August. Well, technically, it’s a photo of a selfie being taken. Nevertheless, Felix Schuett, an MBA student studying strategic marketing management, received a GoPro... Read on →

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 60th Class

December 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 60th class during a ceremony held Dec. 18, 2015, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. Thomas A. Beilein, chairman of the New York State Commission of Correction, was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. He was introduced by his successor as Niagara County sheriff,... Read on →

Participants of the third Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute cohort learned about local sites during their training, including Niagara Falls.

Fifteen Refugees Graduate from Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute

December 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The hospitality/tourism industry-focused training was developed collaboratively by Catholic Charities and Niagara University’s College of Hospitality... Read on →

Levesque Institute Welcomes Local Youths as Part of ‘Experience College’ Program

December 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The commonly held belief that a goldfish’s memory is only a few seconds long was one of the myths debunked by psychology professor Donna Thompson, Ph.D., and her student, James Winkelman, during a recent visit by local youths to an animal behavior laboratory at Niagara University. This past November, the... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Lauger

Dr. Timothy Lauger Wins Paper of the Year Award

December 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Lauger, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Niagara University, has been named the recipient of the James L. Maddex Jr. Paper of the Year Award for 2014. Dr. Lauger’s research, “Violent Stories: Personal Narratives, Street Socialization, and the Negotiation of Street Culture Among Street-Oriented Youth,” was... Read on →

Graduate Studies Fireside Chat & Info Session Set for Jan. 12

December 14, 2015  |  by Amanda Werth

Niagara University is hosting a Graduate Studies Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, for students interested in learning how a graduate degree can help them advance their career or start on an entirely new path. The event takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center. While enjoying hot chocolate and... Read on →

Pictured with the results of the Niagara Law Center's holiday toy drive are Paul Issac Sr., managing partner of Paramount Settlement Planning LLC, which sponsored the event, and Carol Howaart-Diez, CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara.

Niagara Law Center Spreads Holiday Cheer with United Way Toy Drive

December 14, 2015

A holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University’s Continuing Legal Education program proved so successful that Carol Howaart-Diez, CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara, had to enlist the help of Lewiston attorney Karl Frankovitch to transport a second vehicle of toys to the organization’s warehouse. The initiative was... Read on →

Sheyann Webb

Presentation by ‘Selma’ Co-Author, Service Projects, Trip to Washington Highlight NU’s MLK Celebration

December 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie Selma, Lord, Selma, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webb’s public, keynote address will take place... Read on →

FBI Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen shakes hands with David Whalen, project director of Niagara University's First Responder Disability Awareness Training program.

Whalen Facilitates First Responder Disability Awareness Training for FBI Special Agents

December 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training program held a seminar Dec. 10 for special agents affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Buffalo office. It is believed to be the first time that a session on disability awareness training has been presented during the local bureau’s all-employee annual... Read on →

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