Category / Communication Studies

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 →

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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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Niagara University Student Viewbook Earns National Award

March 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The power of Niagara University’s undergraduate viewbook was apparent to a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals. NU’s undergraduate student recruitment publication – the centerpiece of its “Power of Niagara University” branding campaign, launched last fall – received a gold medal in the... Read on →

Niagara University senior Rachael Ruszkowski recently published a novel that draws from her experiences coping with the death of a loved one and the bond with her sisters.

Niagara University Senior Authors Novel Based on Personal Experiences

February 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies – and a published novel. The Grand Island native authored Roses from Angels, a young adult fiction novel that she describes as “a paranormal/supernatural love story.” The novel is about coping with death, both... Read on →

Niagara Universisty senior communication studies major Dominic Hannon is pictured in front of a new history wall he helped design at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara. Hannon is accompanied by Jennifer Tresch, the agency's director of development, and Kenneth A. Sass, president and CEO.

Niagara University Senior Completes History Wall Project for Family & Children’s Service

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The dedication of a new history wall at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara this past Wednesday, Dec. 7, resulted principally through the tireless work of Niagara University communication studies major Dominic Hannon. Hannon, a senior from Buffalo, was tasked with developing a visual display to showcase the nonprofit’s 121... 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 →

Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

Ashley Jarkowski explains her study on the therapeutic effect of berry extracts on individuals suffering from oral cancer during Niagara University's Undergraduate Research Conference on April 29.

Undergraduate Research Conference Highlights Work of Niagara University Students

May 2, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Korinne Thorne investigated the use of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy in the treatment of cervical cancer. Shannon Chowaniec examined the impact of paid and unpaid YouTube brand endorsements on consumer purchase intentions. And Freddie Liederbach developed a mobile app that employs usage data from a bike-sharing system in New York City to... Read on →

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