Category / Communication Studies


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 →

"Living By The Book: A User's Guide to Facebook"

NU Students Offer Tongue-in-Cheek ‘Guide to Facebook’

July 31, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

How soon is too soon to “friend” a new acquaintance on Facebook? What does it mean to give someone a virtual poke? A group of Niagara University communication studies majors investigate these questions and more in Living By The Book: A User’s Guide to Facebook, a tongue-in-cheek documentary that delves... Read on →

The newest members of Lambda Pi Eta are, l-r, Jeannine Alsous, Vince Schiano, Kaitlyn Bayne, Molliann Zahm, Julie Hunt, Alicia Wainwright and Alex DiVirgilio. Kerisa Bonville, Stacey Czerwinski, Sean Farber and Amanda Galster are not pictured.

Eleven Students Inducted into Communication Honor Society

April 28, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Eleven Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held April 28. “Because of your outstanding academic achievement in both the communication studies department and at Niagara University, it is with great honor that I extend an... Read on →

Niagara University seniors, l-r, Lauren Merrick and Molliann Zahm were presented with awards for presentations they made at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication.

Two NU Students Recognized at Undergraduate Research Conference

April 23, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that two of its students were presented with awards for presentations they made at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 18 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Senior communication studies majors Lauren Merrick and Molliann Zahm were recognized for posters that... Read on →


NU Joining Music is Art to Collect Musical Instruments for Area Schools

November 8, 2011  |  by NU Staff

The Niagara University communication studies department, public relations office and WNIA are joining Buffalo-based nonprofit Music is Art (MIA) to collect new and gently-used musical instruments that will be cleaned, refurbished and distributed to benefit Niagara County schools and youth programs. The collection of any new/used musical instruments, including string instruments,... Read on →

Christina Crane, '09, took on several part-time jobs before landing a full-time position with AEP Books and Media.

NU Students Enjoying Post-Graduate Success During Economic Despair

June 13, 2011  |  by NU Staff

With the economy in such rough shape, college students are left wondering what their post-graduate lives will bring. Yet, recent success stories of Niagara graduates Jackie Eckel, Christina Crane, and Shena Lee show that starting a career is challenging, but not impossible. In the field of communications, networking is the... Read on →

The Ridge Report

Episode No. 6 of ‘The Ridge Report’ Wraps Up 2010-2011

June 7, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

The sixth and final installment of Niagara University’s student-produced newscast for the 2010-2011 academic year puts sophomore Alan Trinca on camera. Topics include Commencement 2011, summer Study Abroad and internship opportunities for NU students and campus construction plans, as well as a few words of thanks from graduating Co-founder Sarah... Read on →

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