Category / College of Education

Convocation

NU Welcomes Class of 2018 with New Student Convocation

August 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Michael Barnwell has a penchant for connecting with students. It’s a major reason why he was selected as the 2013 recipient of Niagara University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. So it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise when the Yale-trained philosophy professor related his remarks during Friday’s... Read on →

Walk to Whirlpool

NU Welcoming Students with Convocation, Concert, Comedians, TED-style Talks, More

August 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure that its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time. The institution is rolling out the purple carpet beginning Aug. 29 with a full slate of activities that includes a comedic performance by the Wayans... Read on →

SPIN

‘SPIN Sessions’ Set to Showcase NU Faculty Talents

August 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Move over TED, Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations. During New Student Orientation this fall, 10 NU professors will offer SPIN – Students, Professors and Ideas at Niagara – sessions, designed to spark the interest of the incoming class, and demonstrate the variety and depth of... Read on →

STEM Camp

National Grid-Sponsored Camp Opens Girls’ Eyes to STEM Professions

August 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the United States in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. Right around that same time, the students currently participating in a STEM Camp offered through Niagara University’s College of... Read on →

NU Aerial

Niagara University Only WNY Institution to Make Princeton Review’s ‘Best in Northeast’ & ‘Green’ Lists

August 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. NU is one of 226 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which posted Aug.... Read on →

Maher in Haiti

Father Maher, NU Faculty Members Visit Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

August 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater this week. In 2010, Ed Brennan sought to build a sustainable school complex for the children of Saint Marc, Haiti, an area that was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake... Read on →

English Summer Camp

New English Summer Camp Exposes International Students to NU, Western New York & American Culture

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture. Designed for nonnative learners of English, the experience provides four hours of language instruction each weekday. The instruction, which... Read on →

Maher PEP Camp

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Program Participants

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program got a special treat today when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Twenty-five students in grades 1-4 from Harry... Read on →

Scholarship Established in Memory of Two in NU’s Mental Health Counseling Program

July 2, 2014  |  by Lisa McMahon

The Rev. Michael T. Mazurchuk, C.M., and Dr. Morgan C. Brooks made significant contributions to Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program. Father Mazurchuk, a student, was a skilled clinician who was quick to befriend everyone he met. Dr. Brooks, a professor, was an innovative educator who fostered deep... Read on →

Niagara University, SuOn College Sign Memorandum of Understanding

June 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and SuOn College agreed to a memorandum of understanding on academic exchange during a signing ceremony held in Toronto on May 23, 2014. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Gary Chen, president of SuOn College; Dr. Xiaobo Yang, SuOn’s... Read on →

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