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Niagara University hosted a Kindergarten Transition Summit May 25 in its Dining Commons.

Kindergarten Transition Summit Focuses on Improving School-Readiness of Children

June 23, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University brought together local school administrators and teachers, state officials and prominent funding organizations on May 25 to discuss the most effective methods to prepare children and families for the transition from childcare or preschool into kindergarten. The Kindergarten Transition Summit, which took place in the university’s Dining Commons,... Read on →

Niagara University Offering Free Summer Camp for Children Entering Kindergarten

June 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education is offering a new summer camp designed specifically for young children entering kindergarten in September. The free, academically based Kindercamp will include developmentally appropriate learning experiences and activities that build upon and strengthen skills necessary for kindergarten. Four half-day sessions will be held daily from July... Read on →

Tom Donovan, the longtime director of Niagara University's campus in Ontario, delivered the keynote address during Tuesday night's commencement at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Niagara University Holds 10th BPS Commencement in Ontario

May 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University awarded degrees to 125 graduates during its 10th commencement in Ontario on Tuesday, May 23, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York. Fittingly, Tom Donovan, who served as director of Niagara’s campus in Ontario from 2006-2016, delivered the commencement address and was awarded the university’s... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, is presented with a gift by Tong Xiaojiao, president of China's Hunan First Normal University during a meeting at NU on May 3.

Officials from China’s Hunan First Normal University Visit NU

May 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Officials from Hunan First Normal University, a prestigious institution located in Changsha, China, met with administrators and faculty at Niagara University earlier this month. The colleges signed an academic collaboration agreement in China in December 2016, which signified a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange... Read on →

Niagara University Commencement

‘Hamilton’ Writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat’l Teacher of the Year Headline Commencement 2017 at NU

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University. Last week, Father Maher shook hands with them again, this time to congratulate... Read on →

Mentor Gerald Smith works with young children during one of the early phases of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP).

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Mounting evidence illustrates that early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children. And now a third phase of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the larger early childhood education community in... Read on →

Dr. Paul Vermette, professor of education, is presented with Leadership Niagara’s Lifetime Achievement Award by Liz Zulawski, president and CEO of Leadership Niagara.

Dr. Paul Vermette Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Leadership Niagara

April 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Paul Vermette, a professor of education at Niagara University, received Leadership Niagara’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s annual awards luncheon, held today at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. Dr. Vermette was presented with the award by Liz Zulawski, president and CEO of Leadership Niagara. A professional educator since 1971,... Read on →

Niagara University alumna Allison Turck is pictured with her fourth grade 'Niagara University' class at Success Academy Crown Heights in Brooklyn (each classroom at the school is named after the teacher's alma mater). The students are shown are displaying the Valentine's Day cards they wrote to Turck's brother, who’s serving in Afghanistan.

2016 Niagara University Grad Earns Award for Teaching Excellence

March 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Allison Turck, a 2016 Niagara University graduate, recently won Success Academy Charter Schools’ Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes the teachers who inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level across all 41 Success Academy schools. Turck, originally of Queensbury, N.Y., earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education and... Read on →

Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center Presents Children’s Enrichment Book Club

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering an Enrichment Book Club for local students in grades 3-8. The free program takes place at NU from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 27. It offers fun, engaging and motivating reading experiences that pair literature with... Read on →

Denise Gonez-Santos, executive director of the Erie 1 BOCES Regional Bilingual Education-Regional Network, speaks in front of an enthusiastic crowd during the Multilingual Matters conference Feb. 11 at Niagara University.

Multilingual Matters Conference Stresses Importance of TESOL Teachers

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 180 school district and school administrators, teachers, teaching assistants and instructional support staff spent the day at Niagara University on Feb. 11 for a Multilingual Matters conference. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, welcomed and praised the room of committed educators – some of whom came... Read on →

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