Monthly Archives / February 2016

Dr. Haoua M. Hamza, associate professor of education, is the founder and president of the Global Network for Niger Inc.

NGO Aimed at Improving Health & Education in Niger Established by Dr. Hamza

February 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A nongovernmental organization founded by a Niagara University professor to assist women and children in Africa with health and education concerns celebrated its first anniversary Feb. 17. The Global Network for Niger was conceived and developed by Haoua M. Hamza, Ph.D., a native of Diffa, a small city in southeastern... Read on →

Oscar Wilde-Themed Symposium, Theatre Production & Art Exhibit Coming to NU

February 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

April 2 will be a “Wilde” day, so to speak, at Niagara University. NU’s English and theatre departments, and the Castellani Art Museum, which is housed on its campus, are presenting “Wilde on the Borders,” an aggregation of a lively academic discussion, theatre performance and art exhibition in celebration of... Read on →

Accepting the AILACTE's Model of Excellence Award in Las Vegas on Feb. 22 are members of Niagara University's College of Education: Dr. Kathleen McGrath, Dr. Mary Ellen Bardsley, Dr. Chandra Foote, Ms. Patti Wrobel, Dr. Sylvia Valentin, and Carol Beebe.

NU’s Partnership with Niagara Falls Schools Chosen for Model of Excellence Award

February 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s longstanding partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District has been chosen for the Model of Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education. NU’s College of Education was presented with a plaque commemorating the achievement at the AILACTE Annual Conference, which was held... Read on →

Niagara University's Academic Complex will serve as the site for a new children's book club developed by the College of Education's Family Literacy Center.

NU’s Family Literacy Center Presenting Free Children’s Book Club

February 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. Book clubs can be an excellent venue for building excitement and friendship over good books. To that end, the Family Literacy Center at Niagara University is presenting an Enrichment Book Club for children in grades 2-8, which begins... Read on →

Jeannine D. Suk

Jeannine Suk Named Director of Counseling Services

February 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Jeannine D. Suk has been appointed as Niagara University’s new director of counseling services. She joins NU on Feb. 29. In her new position, Suk will be responsible for the planning, development and supervision of the Office of Counseling Services, which makes professional mental health counseling services available to meet the... Read on →

NU’s Pre-Law Program Holds LSAT Prep Session

February 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s pre-law advisement program held a free LSAT (Law School Admission Test) diagnostic exam on campus last Friday afternoon. Sixteen NU students and one recent graduate spent nearly four hours taking the full-length practice LSAT. The exam was followed by a “debrief” session (with pizza!) that addressed test-preparation strategies and... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Biz First: Father Maher Climbs List of Western New York’s ‘Most Influential’

February 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s president climbed into the top half of Business First’s annual rankings of 250 local leaders who maintain significant influence throughout Western New York. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is listed at No. 107 in the weekly newspaper’s 2016 “Power 250,” 38 spots higher than last year and... Read on →

Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D.

Dr. Derek Wesley Appointed VP for Institutional Advancement

February 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University following a nationwide search. His first day on Monteagle Ridge will be April 11. Dr. Wesley possesses extensive experience in higher education fundraising, including nine years at the vice president level. Most recently, he served... Read on →

Congratulating 2016 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award winner Sara Anderson, third from right, are Sharon Green, Dr. Tim Ireland, Dr. Shannon Risk, Dr. Joe Little, and Dr. Hope Russell. Not pictured: selection committee member Dr. Carrie Teresa.

Freshman Sara Anderson Wins 2016 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award

February 12, 2016

Niagara University freshman Sara Anderson was announced as the winner of the Susan B. Anthony Writing Award. Anderson’s paper, Jane Eyre: Feminist of the Victorian Era, was voted by a group of judges as the best submission this year for the contest. The award ceremony was held Feb. 10... Read on →

“Sim ManEssential Bleeding," a computerized manikin used for scenario-based simulations, is among the cutting-edge amenities inside Niagara University's new Nursing Simulation Center, which recently received $197,000 from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grants Program.

NU Among Only 29 New York Colleges to Receive HECap Grant

February 12, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has been awarded $197,000 in state funding for the second phase of work on its state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center. Announced by Sen. Rob Ortt, NU’s capital project is one of 29 at higher educational institutions across the state being financed through the New York State Higher Education Capital... Read on →

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