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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 →

4K for Cancer 2013

Two Students, One Alumna Participating in 4K for Cancer

May 7, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer. Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back “home” on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year. NU seniors Catherine Cardinal... Read on →

A&S Day

33rd Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Day of Recognition for the 33rd time on Friday, April 26. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the Day of Recognition, which was also the last that the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.,... Read on →

Schiano Award

Schiano Takes Top Poster Prize at RIT’s Undergraduate Research Conference

April 29, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincent Schiano, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the Top Poster Award during the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 16 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Schiano’s winning poster was titled “Young Adult Cancer Awareness: A Public Relations Presentation.” “The opportunity offered a lot of... Read on →

Lambda Pi Eta

Eleven Students Inducted into Communication Honor Society

April 22, 2013  |  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 Saturday, April 20, in St. Vincent’s Hall. The following students are the newest members of Lambda Pi Eta: Cole Bielecki (of Franklinville, N.Y.) Courtney Corbetta (Lewiston, N.Y.) Ashley Dilcher (Oakfield,... Read on →

Tewksbury, Doug

Dr. Tewksbury Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant to Canada

April 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Doug Tewksbury, an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) in the fall of 2013. The announcement was made by the United States Department... Read on →

Ireland, Timothy

Dr. Ireland Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Ireland succeeds Dr. Nancy McGlen, who will retire in June after serving for 15 years in the position. As dean, Dr. Ireland’s primary responsibility will be the general administration of... Read on →

The Ridge Report | 03.22.13

RR: Men’s Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, Casino Night and Media Awareness Week

March 22, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

This installment of The Ridge Report checks in with the NU men’s hockey team, kings of the Atlantic Hockey Association’s regular season, highlights a thrilling, come-from-behind victory for women’s lacrosse, recaps CPB’s ever-popular Casino Night, and takes a look at the communication studies department’s Media Awareness Week. Anchoring this edition of... Read on →


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 →

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