Yearly Archives / 2017

Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api, Dr. Kris Principe, keynote speaker Dr. Neil Davidson, and Dr. Robyn Goacher are pictured at the CCTL 2017 Conference.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning at CCTL 2017 Conference

February 17, 2017  |  by Melissa Heidt

The 16th annual CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning was held Jan 10-11, 2017, in St. Vincent’s Hall on the Niagara University campus. This year’s theme, “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning,” explored pathways to deep thinking skills and expanding students’ abilities to solve problems. Over 115 people attended from 17... Read on →

NU Players Present ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

February 16, 2017

From Feb. 24-26, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. Directed by Sabrina Kahwaty, a senior theatre major at NU, The... Read on →

Niagara University Seeking Youth Summer Camp Counselors

February 16, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is looking for motivated individuals to be Summer Youth Camp counselors. Camps will be held June 26-Aug. 11, 2017. Participants are between ages 6 and 12. Paid camp counselors will be responsible for day-to-day organizing, teaching, leading, promoting, planning, and programming. Counselors do not have to be Niagara University... Read on →

Help Me Grow Western New York Awarded $1.8 Million Grant for Child Development Program

February 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will manage the grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to... Read on →

Niagara University Again Providing Free Tax Help

February 13, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s that time of year again. For the 36th straight year, accounting students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season. In 2016, 86 student volunteers helped local residents file 891 tax returns, totaling more than $1.1 million... Read on →

Pictured are Dr. Peter C. Butera, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Susan B. Anthony Writing Award winner Sara Anderson, Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services, and Dr. Jeanne Laurel, associate professor of English.

Sophomore Sara Anderson Repeats as Susan B. Anthony Writing Award Winner

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sophomore Sara Anderson became the first two-time winner of Niagara University’s Susan B. Anthony Writing Award during a celebration held last night in Bisgrove Hall. Anderson’s paper, Diversification of the Literary Canon, argues that the Western literary canon is too limited. She contends that expanding the literary canon to include... Read on →

Niagara University criminal justice professors Timothy Lauger, Ph.D., and Craig Rivera, Ph.D., are pictured in front of a shooting network map they created as part of a study funded through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Niagara University Professors Researching Gun-Related Crime Trends

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Having conducted several interviews with both victims and perpetrators of gun-involved violence in Niagara Falls, Drs. Timothy Lauger and Craig Rivera say that they are startled by how casually these individuals recount their experiences. “There are a few individuals in Niagara Falls who have been involved in 10-11 shootings. Sometimes... Read on →

Students directing during the Short Play Festival

Short Play Festival Thrusts Students into Director Roles

February 8, 2017

“Art isn’t good or bad, it is about what effect is has on you.” – Johnny Barden, ’17 As the second semester began at Niagara University, the juniors in the theatre department produced their annual showcase of 10-minute short plays. Many may not know that NU students have the privilege to... Read on →

Qundray Gray

Niagara University Alumnus Earns Award from Institute of Management Accountants

February 7, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Recent Niagara University graduate Qundray Gray is one of eight individuals from all over the world chosen for a prestigious leadership award by the Institute of Management Accountants. IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. It was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, N.Y. Gray, as part... Read on →

Gina Lehe, senior director of communications and brand management for the College Football Playoff, Allen Greene, director of athletics at the University at Buffalo, and Jeremy Darlow, director of brand marketing for football and baseball at Adidas, will present keynote addresses during Niagara University’s Sport, Recreation & Tourism Summit on Feb. 25.

Adidas, College Football Playoff Execs Headline Niagara University Summit

February 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized, as he’s now the director of brand marketing for Adidas. Less than a... Read on →

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