Monthly Archives / May 2016

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

Kathleen Wong, Ph.D.

Dr. Wong Earns Award from Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University’s College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award. The award is given for the most outstanding English-language article in each volume of the Canadian Journal of... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning promotions include, clockwise from top-left, Drs. Youngsoo Choi, Frances Crosby, James Delaney, Michelle Ciminelli, Robert Kane, Lei Han, Timothy Lauger, and Lisa Williams. Not pictured: Drs. Petter Lovaas and Hoontaek Seo.

Niagara University Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 10, 2016. Frances Crosby, Ph.D. (Nursing), Robert Kane, Ph.D. (History), and James Delaney, Ph.D. (Philosophy), all faculty members of Niagara’s College of Arts and Sciences, were promoted to... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2016. His term will continue through August 2020. The NCAA board of directors serves as the overall governing body for Division I,... Read on →

Dr. Thomas Chambers

Dr. Thomas Chambers Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of History

May 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers, professor of history at Niagara University, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of History. Membership in the academy is by invitation only and is limited to those with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history as authors, archivists, public historians,... Read on →

Pictured, from left, Dr. David Taylor, Seth Piccirillo, the Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M., Tom Lowe, the Rev. Jimmy Rowe, and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Levesque Institute Honored by Our Lady of Angels Association

May 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization’s annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held May 19, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Also recognized for their work in... Read on →

Forced to Miss Commencement, NU Theatre Grad Receives Diploma on Kavinoky Stage

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University theatre major Kathleen Macari made the decision a few months ago that she would forego walking during her undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday in order to play the lead role in her first professional show. So during the curtain call of that evening’s production of Wait Until Dark... Read on →

ROTC Ceremony Commissions 16 Officers

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 13, 2016, in NU’s Gallagher Center. This marks the 75th consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. The oath was... Read on →

Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

Dr. Anna McNab is pictured with business students from her class on E-Commerce Essentials.

E-commerce Course Provides Transformative Student Experience

May 13, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

During the spring 2016 semester, students in Dr. Anna McNab’s MGT 308 E-Commerce Essentials class were challenged to start an online business or help an existing business create an online presence. The emphasis of the course is to understand the opportunities, challenges and initial steps required to establish an... Read on →

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