Category / Graduate Education & Counseling

NU Establishes Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

February 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences are partnering to offer a new dual-degree program designed to train the next generation of mental health practitioners. The 4+2 program allows individuals pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology to take graduate courses in clinical mental health counseling during... Read on →

Big Canoe, Maher

Retired Canadian Air Force Captain Receives Caritas Medal During BPS Commencement

January 31, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education held its seventh commencement in Ontario on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, conferred the degree of bachelor of professional studies in education on 177 graduates during the... Read on →

Niagara University and SuOn College

College of Education Facilitating Training Program for Chinese Delegates in Ontario

November 5, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education and SuOn College are co-hosting a training program for 24 Chinese university administrators from Oct. 28 through Nov. 11. Constructed by the Ontario division of NU’s College of Education, the program is intended to offer an overview of Canada’s publicly funded educational institutions, including school... Read on →

Dr. John D. Schneider Jr.

College of Education Honors Seven at Annual Recognition Dinner

October 15, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education hosted its annual professional recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Castellani Art Museum. The event honored the contributions of educational leaders, counselors, teachers and community members from Western New York and Ontario. This year’s award recipients were: Dean’s Award John P. Gleason, ’73 President/Principal of E.D.A./Gleason Chief... Read on →

Dr. Stephen Cook

Dr. Stephen Cook Addresses Childhood Obesity During Lecture at NU

October 15, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Stephen Cook, a member of NU’s Class of 1992 and pediatric physician at Strong Memorial Hospital, addressed the topic of childhood obesity during a presentation held Oct. 10 in the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre at Niagara University. The event was held in conjunction with Niagara’s celebration of... Read on →

Monster Reader

NU’s College of Education Hosting Halloween-Themed Literacy Event for Kids

October 15, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education is inviting the community to participate in its annual “Trick r’ Treat Monster Reader” program on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The event will link literacy skills to various Halloween activities such as a spooky story writing center, a Halloween read aloud, arts and crafts stations,... Read on →

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 →


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 →

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