Category / Communication Studies


RR: Women’s Hoops, American Deaf Culture, Men’s Club Hockey, Open Skating and Andy Grammer

March 1, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Kalene Faricellie takes a turn anchoring March 1 Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. The NU sophomore from Williamsville provides a late-season update on the women’s basketball team, recaps a presentation by a speaker on deaf culture, highlights a playoff send-off for the men’s club hockey team, peeks in at... Read on →

Kelsey Grady

RR: Men’s Hoops, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, Mr. & Mrs. Niagara, Music and Comedy

February 15, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s sophomore Kelsey Grady at the helm of the Feb. 15, 2013, installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. This week’s edition offers a midseason update on the men’s basketball team, chats with Niagara junior Emmy Read about her bake sale fundraiser, provides highlights of a musical performance... Read on →

Carmen Ruby Floyd, '00

Niagara University Students, Alumni Score Big on ‘Super Sunday’

February 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The Baltimore Ravens weren’t the only winners on Super Bowl Sunday. Niagara University also performed well on the world’s biggest sporting stage, with current students and recent graduates involved in three different projects associated with Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Eleven students enrolled in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management were... Read on →


First ‘Ridge Report’ of Spring 2013 Features Sophomore Leanne Stuck

February 1, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Sophomore Leanne Stuck anchors the first spring 2013 installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. Topics covered by Stuck, a communication studies major, include Niagara University’s week-long tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., the CPB-sponsored Grocery Bingo, an update on the nationally ranked men’s ice hockey team, footage from... Read on →

Four Niagara University professors will have their innovating teaching methods profiled in "Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration," set to be released in February 2013.

Innovative Teaching Approaches of NU Faculty Highlighted in Forthcoming Book

January 24, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be well represented in a new resource intended to illustrate best practices for incorporating learning technologies into higher education instruction. The first chapter of Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration, set to be released in February, features six case studies of professors who have... Read on →


RR: Student Culture Expo, Roller Disco, Women’s Hoops, Melody Cafe

December 7, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Host Katie Brown touches on a variety of topics in the latest installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. Included are features on the second annual Student Culture Expo, a CPB-sponsored roller disco, the women’s basketball team, a student bus trip to New York City and a music... Read on →


RR: Halloween, ‘Rimers,’ Women’s Soccer and More

November 2, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Freshman Toni Shinkel kicks off November at NU with a Halloween-inspired edition of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. Included in the topics covered by the Tucson, Ariz., native are the full slate of “spook-tacular” activities offered by Campus Activities, a recent presentation on the Arab-Israeli conflict, a recap of... Read on →


RR: Men’s Hockey, Mental Health Awareness, Late Nite Niagara and 4K for Cancer

October 19, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Jacey Diez takes her first turn as anchor of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. The freshman touches on topics that include the men’s ice hockey season opener, a presentation on mental health awareness, Late Nite Niagara’s Country Night and an information session on the 4K for Cancer fundraising... Read on →


The Ridge Report Debuts for 2012-2013

October 5, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Kerisa Bonville anchors the first 2012-2013 installment of The Ridge Report, Niagara University’s student-produced newscast. Among the topics that the Fairport High School (N.Y.) alumna touches on are an NU performance by a comedy improv troop, an update on the women’s volleyball team, a student sleep out for the homeless... Read on →

Andrew Hart

NU Alumnus Speaks About Volunteer Work in New Orleans During Vincentian Heritage Week

September 25, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Talk about an uncomfortable situation. Andrew Hart, ’12, spent most of his summer in New Orleans asking people to do just that – explain what it was like to have their homes washed away by Hurricane Katrina. On Monday, Hart returned to Monteagle Ridge to discuss his experience as an intern with the... Read on →

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