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‘SPIN Sessions’ Set to Showcase NU Faculty Talents

August 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Move over TED, Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations. During New Student Orientation this fall, 10 NU professors will offer SPIN – Students, Professors and Ideas at Niagara – sessions, designed to spark the interest of the incoming class, and demonstrate the variety and depth of... Read on →

Friendship Village

Niagara University Offering Backpacking Trip through Vietnam

August 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015. The experience, titled the “Legacy of War Tour,” will explore two of the country’s most pressing needs: the unexploded ordnance that litters the countryside, maiming or killing hundreds of Vietnamese people each year; and... Read on →

English Summer Camp

New English Summer Camp Exposes International Students to NU, Western New York & American Culture

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture. Designed for nonnative learners of English, the experience provides four hours of language instruction each weekday. The instruction, which... Read on →

Our 2014 Sigma Tau Delta inductees.

English Department Inducts 12 Students Into Honor Society

April 14, 2014  |  by Erin Karper

Niagara University’s English department inducted 12 students into the  Alpha Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, on April 11. New members were inducted  by Dr. Jamie Carr, faculty advisor, and  current members Allison Radley, Allison Schultz and Andrea Nicolia. After the induction ceremony, visiting professor Dr. Chad Parmenter... 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 →

Dr. Joseph Little

Faculty-Student Research Findings Accepted for Presentation at International Writing Conference

February 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A study conducted by a Niagara University professor and five of his students has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Writing Research, one of the foremost writing conferences in Europe. Dr. Joseph Little will travel to the University of Amsterdam this August to present the group’s findings... Read on →

Professor Chad Parmenter Wins Snowbound Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press

July 9, 2013  |  by Erin Karper

Professor Chad Parmenter’s Weston’s Unsent Letters to Modotti has been selected by Kathleen Jesme as winner of the 2012 – 2013 Snowbound Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press. The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 and 25 copies of the book, in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, a... 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 →

picture of the sigma tau delta logo on a cake

English Department to Induct New Members Into Sigma Tau Delta

March 18, 2013  |  by Erin Karper

Each year, Niagara University’s Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, allows members opportunities to share their love of literature and to get to know their professors and their fellow English majors better outside of the classroom. The English department is pleased to announce that... Read on →

English Department Presents Mini-Conference on Shakespeare’s Comedies

November 15, 2012  |  by Erin Karper

On November 27, Niagara University English students from this year’s Senior Seminar will present a mini-conference on Shakespeare’s comedies, with a special guest presentation from Nick Hoffman, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo. Hoffman will present on “Gulling the Social Network: Fashioning Social Evidence in Much Ado About... Read on →

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