Monthly Archives / September 2016

Centered by Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., are 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, C.S.S.F., Gary P. Hall, the Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Peggy Choong, Ph.D., and Michael J. Skowronski.

Five Honored During Niagara University’s 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2016. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Peggy Choong, Ph.D., was presented with Niagara’s Ozanam Medal, which is awarded... Read on →

Pictured are accounting department faculty and student honorees.

Business Seniors Celebrated at 41st Annual Ockerman Award Presentation

September 28, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

The Niagara Falls Country Club was the beautiful setting for the College of Business Administration’s  41st annual Everett W. Ockerman Lecture and Award Presentation on Saturday, Sept. 24. Business faculty, staff and parents celebrated the success of seniors who have achieved a 3.5 overall GPA and are planning to graduate... Read on →

Joining Monte the Eagle and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, during the launch of 'The Power of Niagara' campaign are theatre students, from left, Dylan Zalikowski, Heather Casseri, Rachael Buchanan, Anika Pace and Shelby Ehrenreich.

Niagara University Launches ‘Powerful’ New Branding Campaign

September 27, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University. The Lewiston-based institution has begun using the tagline, “The Power of Niagara University,” to crystallize the immense potential that it offers to students, alumni and members of the community. The new messaging was developed through a collaborative, yearlong brand initiative,... Read on →

Isabel Wilkerson speaks during Niagara University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2011. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author received the 2015 National Humanities Medal today.

2011 Niagara University Honoree Isabel Wilkerson Receives National Humanities Medal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University’s 2011 undergraduate commencement ceremony, has been awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Wilkerson was one of 12 distinguished honorees chosen by President Barack Obama for receipt of the 2015 National Humanities... Read on →

Niagara University Mission Director Publishes Article in ‘Vincentian Heritage’ Journal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Amelia Gallagher, associate professor of religious studies and director of mission at Niagara University, has an article published in the recent issue of Vincentian Heritage. Dr. Gallagher’s article, “Mary’s House in Ephesus, Turkey: Interfaith Pilgrimage in the Age of Mass Tourism,” analyzes the intersection of Vincentian history, tourism and... Read on →

Castellani Art Museum Presents ‘Front Porch pARTy’

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 365 students participated in the Castellani Art Museum’s inaugural Front Porch pARTy, which was held Sept. 21. A beautiful, sun-filled afternoon welcomed members of the campus community to the acclaimed museum for a bevy of interactive activities that included outdoor lawn games, a photo booth, art activities and mini... Read on →

Niagara University nursing students and faculty members aligned themselves in the shape of a stethoscope to support the American Nurses Association Twitter campaign.

Niagara University Tweet Highlighted in American Nurses Association Campaign

September 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s been one year since the American Nurses Association launched a social media campaign to respond to an inaccurate comment made about the nursing profession during an episode of The View. After one of the hosts of the ABC daytime talk show asked why Miss America contestant Kelley Johnson, a... Read on →

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Niagara University Theatre Announces Schedule for 53rd Season

September 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s 53rd season of theatre productions promises a diverse collection of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are excited to begin the season with The Macbeth Insurgency, adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner. This contemporary take on... Read on →

Dr. Jamie Carr and Dr. Robyn Goacher received Niagara University's Innovation in Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award, respectively.

Niagara University Announces 2016 Teaching Award Winners

September 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of two distinguished faculty teaching award winners during an event held Sept. 8. Dr. Robyn Goacher, assistant professor of chemistry, was presented with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Dr. Jamie Carr, associate professor of English, received this year’s Innovation... Read on →

Amanda Lytle Sharpe

Niagara University Theatre Professor Honored by YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

September 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct professor of theatre at Niagara University, will be honored Sept. 27 during the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier’s “Niagara Awards: A Tribute to Women.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Sharpe has served as an adjunct professor... Read on →

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