Category / Graduate Education & Counseling

Grad Student Orientation

First-Ever Graduate Student Orientation Draws More Than 90 Attendees

September 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Generations X and Y were both in attendance. Some came in suits, others in tank tops and shorts. Such was the scene at Niagara University’s New Graduate Student Orientation, a first-year initiative that was held in the Castellani Art Museum on Aug. 29. The purpose of the event was to... Read on →

QIP

Enhancing Quality of Child Care is Job One for Niagara QIP

August 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The overarching goals of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project are to enhance the quality of care delivered by child care centers and to improve the readiness skills of children entering preschool and kindergarten. In less than three years, the grant-funded program has done just that in... Read on →

College of Education Offering Master’s Program in Developmental Disabilities

August 26, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a master of arts (M.A.) in developmental disabilities. Applications are now being accepted for the fall of 2013. The M.A. program serves to benefit individuals who are already employed by, or who seek employment... Read on →

Dr. Walter S. Polka

Dr. Polka Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education

July 31, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional programs and Ph.D. program coordinator at Niagara University, was presented with the 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni of Distinction Award during the school’s commencement ceremony held May 10, 2013. Dr. Polka was selected by the... Read on →

STEM Grant

NU, Niagara Falls Schools and National Grid Team to Advance STEM Education

July 19, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

National Grid, in partnership with Niagara University and the City of Niagara Falls City School District, is providing funding for a graduate-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Advance Manufacturing (AM) professional development courses for 45 teachers from the Niagara Falls City School District. Once the training for the... Read on →

Impartial Assessors Give College of Education High Grades

June 24, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

This week,  the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report along with a new system of rating teacher preparation programs in the United States. NCTQ is not an accrediting organization; rather it defines itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit and policy group. One would not, therefore, recognize this... Read on →

Colleges of Education Maintaining High Standards

June 13, 2013  |  by Maritza Mulready

The College of Education at Niagara University is lauded as an exceptional provider of teacher preparation programs and takes great pride, therefore, in the quality of its academic programs and of the career success of its graduates in the U.S. and in Ontario.  Alumni,  current students and the communities... Read on →

Pappalardo, Salvatore

Dr. Pappalardo Appointed Professor Emeritus at Niagara University

May 28, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Salvatore Pappalardo has been appointed a professor emeritus by the Niagara University Board of Trustees. To qualify for the honorary title, one must have attained the rank of full professor at the time of retirement, served 10 or more years as a full-time member of the faculty, achieved a... Read on →

Kappa Gamma Pi

Gouldrick, Chambers Join 28 Students as New Inductees of Graduate Honor Society

May 3, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-eight Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 3, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hall. The Rev. John Gouldrick, C.M., associate vice president for mission and director of the Vincentian Scholars Program, and Dr. Thomas Chambers, director... Read on →

Dr. Debra Colley

College of Education Playing Lead Role in Statewide Faculty Development Program

April 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education is playing a prominent role in a new statewide faculty development initiative affiliated with New York’s Race to the Top federal program. On April 25, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) unveiled the program, which also includes similar initiatives at City University of... Read on →

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