Monthly Archives / November 2016

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Drs. Vince Rinaldo, Thomas Sheeran and Maritza Branker authored academic papers that will be presented during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting.

Niagara University Professors to Present Three Papers at International Conference

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Entering its second century in existence, the American Educational Research Association is one of the world’s foremost academic research societies. Its annual meeting draws more than 15,000 international scholars to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Having one paper accepted for presentation at... Read on →

Representatives from Niagara University and the Hunan University of Commerce (China) celebrate the signing of an 'agreement to cooperate' during a ceremony held in NU's Bisgrove Hall on Nov. 15.

Niagara University Formalizes Partnership with China’s Hunan University of Commerce

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University entered into a formal partnership with the Hunan University of Commerce, a provincial institution located in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, China, on Nov. 15, 2016. The “agreement to cooperate” demonstrates a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange programs, as... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

This Dec. 1-11, Niagara University Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman. It is the hilarious tale of six prepubescent, misfit contestants, vying for the championship of a lifetime, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to... Read on →

Niagara University student Jennifer Gallo, right, smiles with Dr. Joseph M. Sirianni, associate professor of communication studies, after receiving the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship.

Niagara University Senior Jennifer Gallo Earns PRSA Scholarship

November 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Jennifer Gallo, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Gallo was presented with the award during the organization’s annual meeting held Nov. 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Buffalo. “Jennifer has... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Robert Engel, '75, Niagara Trustee; Levesque Scholarship recipient Emma Bow, '19; Lynda Engel; and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Robert and Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift to Levesque Scholarship

November 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University. Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees. The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.... Read on →

Moderator Michael Gentile, J.D., is pictured with Athletic Director Roundtable participants, from left, Allen Greene (University at Buffalo), Simon Gray (Niagara University), Peter Bothner (Nazareth College), Bridget Niland (Daemen College), and Robert McKeown (Niagara County Community College).

Area Athletic Directors Participate in Roundtable Discussion at Niagara University

November 16, 2016

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in conjunction with its Sport Management Association, hosted an Athletic Director Roundtable Nov. 10. The special event allowed students of all majors to listen in on some of the area’s highest-profile leaders in collegiate athletics as they discussed their duties and... Read on →

Professor Vince Agnello, Luella Kenny, Dr. Marilynn Fleckenstein, and the Rev. Patrick Flanagan, C.M., are pictured at the International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference.

Niagara Hosted 23rd International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference

November 16, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

Niagara University hosted the 23rd International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference Oct 20-22, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y. The IVBEC is sponsored by the Vincentian universities in the United States: Niagara University, DePaul University and St. John’s University. Attendees came from across the U.S. and as far... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes, clinical associate professor of family medicine and director of global health education at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, was the first speaker in a new healthcare series at NU that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowment.

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University Addresses ‘Underserved Medicine’

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on healthcare took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled “Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally,” kicked off a series that’s sponsored by the Dr. John J.... Read on →

‘Vaticanologist’ John Allen Addresses Popularity and Philosophy of Pope Francis During NU Talk

November 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the world’s foremost scholars on the Vatican and Catholic Church delivered an address at Niagara University Nov. 9 focused on Pope Francis’ fundamental inclination to mercy and servant-leadership. Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to listen to... Read on →

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