Category / Communication Studies


Ridgefest Celebrated on Monteagle Ridge

April 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Ridgefest, Niagara University’s annual end-of-the-school-year celebration, took place April 9-13. Coordinated by Campus Activities, it featured a variety of events and activities each day for the enjoyment of the entire Niagara University community. The events ranged from Black Light Dodge Ball on Wednesday to a festive Sports Day on the... Read on →


Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

CMS Honor Society Inductees

Six NU Students Inducted into Communication Honor Society

March 20, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Wednesday, March 19, in Dunleavy Hall. The following students are the newest members of Lambda Pi Eta: Kristen A. Cavalleri (of North Tonawanda, N.Y.) Samantha Marie Dreverman (Union Springs,... Read on →


Niagara University Administrator Trends on Twitter

March 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

What began as a routine class cancellation notice Wednesday evening quickly escalated into a Twitter “trend.” Niagara University students, upon receiving an email informing them that all daytime classes would be canceled the next day to allow for campus snow removal, took to the social networking site to thank the... Read on →

Sharaud Moore

Niagara University Embraces Weeklong Celebration of MLK

January 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Last week at Niagara University was one full of remembrance and thought-provoking discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The weeklong celebration focused on keeping alive the memory of Dr. King and his mission of service and equality. View additional photos here. The week kicked off with a service activity sponsored... Read on →


NU Junior Uses Passion for Radio to Overcome Hardships

December 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

E.J. Giacomini knows firsthand that nobody chooses the cards they’re dealt. He gained this knowledge back in 2010 when he began experiencing some serious health issues during his sophomore year at Niagara. When he started having extreme migraines and vision issues, he went back home to Albany to see... Read on →

Clare Lewis

NU Junior Scores Top Notch Experience with Buffalo Sports Teams

December 4, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

NU junior Clare Lewis has had quite the busy schedule this semester. Not only has the South Buffalo native been deeply involved in her rigorous courses, but she also is involved with Western New York’s beloved professional sports franchises, the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. “I first started at Niagara as... Read on →

Mary Wall

NU Students Gather Insight from Buffalo Native and ‘The Office’ Veteran

November 13, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University communications studies students joined together on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to hear director and writer Mary Wall talk about her experience in the film industry. Wall spoke about her time working on The Office and Parks and Recreation, while giving students that are looking for future careers in... Read on →

Students celebrate life of Dr. Murphy.

NU Community Celebrates the Life of Dr. Brian Murphy

October 12, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Gallagher Center to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Brian Murphy on Saturday, Oct. 5. Dr. Murphy, former chair and associate professor in the communication studies department, passed away unexpectedly in June. Dr. Murphy had... Read on →

Dr. Brian Murphy

University Community Mourns Loss of Dr. Brian Murphy

June 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Brian Martin Murphy, the chair and associate professor in the communication studies department at Niagara University, has passed away unexpectedly of natural causes. Dr. Murphy had been a member of Niagara’s faculty since 1999. As an associate professor, Dr. Murphy taught courses in the art and history of film,... Read on →

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