Yearly Archives / 2017

Niagara University alumna Allison Turck is pictured with her fourth grade 'Niagara University' class at Success Academy Crown Heights in Brooklyn (each classroom at the school is named after the teacher's alma mater). The students are shown are displaying the Valentine's Day cards they wrote to Turck's brother, who’s serving in Afghanistan.

2016 Niagara University Grad Earns Award for Teaching Excellence

March 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Allison Turck, a 2016 Niagara University graduate, recently won Success Academy Charter Schools’ Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes the teachers who inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level across all 41 Success Academy schools. Turck, originally of Queensbury, N.Y., earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education and... Read on →

Residents & Local Organizations Invited to the Third Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair

March 23, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Congressman Higgins & ReNU Niagara hosting event designed to match volunteers with local organizations and encourage community engagement Congressman Brian Higgins, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Niagara University’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., announce the Third Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair, coordinated by the university’s ReNU Niagara program. This... Read on →

Lambda Pi Eta Inductees 2017

Niagara University Inducts Nine into Communication Honor Society

March 23, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Nine Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held March 21 in St. Vincent’s Hall. The following students are the newest members of Lambda Pi Eta: Dawn Bystrzak Bridget Cauley Britini D’Angelo Matthew Kersten Michaela McGrath... Read on →

Dr. Carrie Teresa and the staff of the Niagara Wire visit WIVB News Channel 4. From left to right: Dr. Teresa, Gabi Jackson, Ferrah Staley, Matthew Vizzi, James Burns, Jacqueline Dellaneve

Dr. Carrie Teresa Helps Create the Niagara Wire, Despite Uncommon Path to Communications

March 22, 2017

Many people at Niagara University know Dr. Carrie Teresa. A communication studies professor, Dr. Teresa helped start Niagara’s student-run newspaper, the Niagara Wire. Despite her accomplishments in communications, many might be surprised to find out that it wasn’t her original plan to teach, work or study in the field. “I... Read on →

leven outstanding students were inducted into the Niagara University President’s Society.

Eleven Students Inducted into President’s Society at NU

March 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Eleven outstanding students were inducted into the Niagara University President’s Society during a ceremony held Sunday, March 19, 2017, in the Statler Dining Room of St. Vincent’s Hall. Congratulations to the following students: Christine Burke (English and Philosophy) Anna Eckhardt (Nursing) Emma Fermier (Supply Chain Management) Claire Hull (English) Nadine... Read on →

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen

Noted Philosopher Christopher Tollefsen to Speak at Niagara University

March 21, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, a specialist in natural law theory and biomedical ethics, will deliver this year’s Albertus Magnus Lecture at Niagara University on April 5. The free event, presented by NU’s philosophy department, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the university’s Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Tollefsen’s presentation will examine the ways... Read on →

Dr. Amelia Gallagher

Dr. Amelia Gallagher’s Newest Study Focuses on Religion in Niagara Falls

March 20, 2017

Each year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, a major tourist attraction, to see what many have unofficially crowned the “Eighth Natural Wonder of the World.” But Niagara Falls has more to offer than its tourism and hospitality. Dr. Amelia Gallagher – a religious studies professor at Niagara University... Read on →

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Powerful TV Spots Net Niagara University National Award

March 16, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Earlier this month, it was an accolade for Niagara University’s undergraduate viewbook. Today, the spotlight has turned to NU’s television advertising campaign. Niagara’s TV spots won silver recognition in the TV Series category of the Higher Education Marketing Report’s 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, which is touted as the largest... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents ‘Mother Hicks’

March 16, 2017

Mother Hicks, by Suzan Zeder, from March 23-27 is earth, and fire, and water, and blood, and tears… Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre, Mother Hicks is the inspiring folkloric story of three Depression-era outsiders: Girl, an orphan who is passed from home to home; Tuc, a young... Read on →

Fran Boltz

Fran Boltz: Serving the Niagara Community for Nearly Two Decades

March 15, 2017

Walk into Bailo Hall, up a flight of stairs, around the corner, and who will you see? Sitting behind a desk surrounded by pictures of students and numerous awards acknowledging her service will be Fran Boltz, current Learn and Serve director and future IMPACT director at Niagara University. Boltz, a... Read on →

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