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NU unveils Institute for Civic Engagement, recognizes four during Vincentian Heritage Week
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 09:05 pm
Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 26-30.
N-W grad seeing the world, singing on TV with the YellowJackets
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 01:00 pm
There was a familiar face on the opening of Season 3 of NBC's show "The Sing-Off" on Monday night. Michael Pittman, a 2009 Niagara-Wheatfield graduate, is now a junior at the University of Rochester and a member of it's a cappella group the YellowJackets. The group opened the show, and was not one of the two groups voted off, so local fans can catch them (and Michael) again on the Oct. 3 show. The Sept. 26 show features the second half of the competitors.
Taming the college fair: 7 tips for making the most of your college fair visit by the NYS Higher Education Services Corp.
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 01:00 pm
College-bound juniors and seniors know that fall is college fair season.
Don't walk alone: A bullying prevention primer
Fri, Sep 23rd 2011 01:00 pm
Understanding the line between harmless teasing and abusive bullying can mean the difference between interfering parents and those who help their children overcome painful child abuse, according to the newly appointed director of the University at Buffalo's Dr. Jean Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.
'Pantheon of Warriors' event highlights Niagara University's Alumni Weekend
Wed, Sep 21st 2011 12:20 pm
The "Pantheon of Warriors," a new offering meant to recognize Niagara University graduates called to duty during times of war, highlights a 2011 Alumni Weekend schedule that includes more than 25 events. All Niagara University alumni, particularly those from class years ending in 1s and 6s, are invited to reunite the weekend of Oct. 7-9 so that they may rediscover Monteagle Ridge and relive their days as Purple Eagles.
Niagara University student receives scholarship from Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
Tue, Sep 20th 2011 10:35 am
Elizabeth Berger, a Niagara University student from Mount Morris, N.Y., has been selected as the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
National Statler Center presents Dr. Deborah Curtis with award for excellence in education
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 01:10 pm
Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, director of the Hospitality Training & Research Center at Niagara University, received the National Statler Center's Leadership Toward Excellence Award during a ceremony held on Sept. 15.
Prime minister of Somalia to speak at Niagara University Monday afternoon
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 09:35 am
Dr. Abdiweli Ali, an associate professor of economics at Niagara University on leave to serve as Somalia's prime minster, returns to Monteagle Ridge this afternoon to provide an update on the challenges facing his native country.
Lew-Port sculpture has character
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 11:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School dedicated a new student sculpture this past Wednesday, Sept. 14. The work is a culmination of a yearlong collaboration with the Ashford Hallow Foundation and funded through a Target: Arts in Education Grant called "Sculpting Character."
Bishop Kmiec to close 50th anniversary celebrations at Villa Maria College
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 04:35 pm
Villa Maria College announces Bishop Edward Kmiec of the Diocese of Buffalo will celebrate a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Villa Maria Convent Chapel located at 600 Doat St. The Mass will mark the college's final event in its yearlong 50th anniversary celebrations. Following the event, a celebratory banquet will be held at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Buffalo.
Niagara Career and Tech Center hears the thunder
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 01:20 pm
Students and staff at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently played host to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
How to get noticed on campus
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 01:05 pm
New girl on campus? Or maybe last year you tended to be not so vocal on campus? There is no better time than now to spread your social butterfly wings and get out there.
Dr. Tenpao Lee, NU aiding education efforts in Africa
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 01:00 pm
Dr. Mark Wilson resigned from his position as dean of NU's College of Business Administration last spring so that he could enlist in the AmeriCorps. It turns out that when it comes to serving others, his interim replacement is no slouch either.
Niagara University recognized for academics, service by U.S. News & World Report
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 09:35 am
Niagara University is again listed among the best colleges and universities in the north, according to annual rankings released Aug. 17, 2010, by U.S. News and World Report. NU is also recognized as one of the top 24 institutions in the U.S. when it comes to offering its students service-learning opportunities.
NU professor teaching students history 140 characters at a time
Tue, Sep 13th 2011 01:05 pm
With each passing Tweet, it becomes more and more apparent that people are turning to Twitter to access breaking news. But will college students turn to the social networking website to learn about events that have already taken place?
Niagara University designated as a 'Military Friendly School' for 2012
Tue, Sep 13th 2011 12:50 pm
For the second straight year, Niagara University is among the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.
Blessing of backpacks Sept. 11
Sat, Sep 10th 2011 07:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church at 2587 Baseline Road will hold its second annual blessing of the backpacks and school supplies at its 8 and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Niagara University offering free emergency preparedness training
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 04:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will present a pair of free community preparedness training courses this fall, with one taking place on Grand Island (Sept. 15) and the other in the City of Buffalo (Sept. 21).
Starpoint honors alumni
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 07:20 am
The Starpoint Central School District is accepting nominations for the Alumni Walls of Fame for the 2011-12 school year.
Learn about parent advocacy
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 01:20 pm
Parent Network of WNY is offering "Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy," a free workshop for families of individuals with disabilities. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Independent Living Center of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
School holds Community Resource Fair
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 01:20 pm
Colonial Village Elementary School is inviting the community to its second annual Community Resource Fair on Sept. 15.
Niagara University remembering 9/11 with full slate of commemorative activities
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 12:45 pm
The Niagara University community will join the rest of the U.S. in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with several activities scheduled for this Sunday.
Calling all crafters
Wed, Sep 7th 2011 11:30 am
Kaegebein Elementary School's second annual Harvest Fest is Saturday, Oct. 8. The event includes food, games, a dunk tank, a basket raffle and more.
Mayor's task group announces kickoff of its 'Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls' grant program
Wed, Sep 7th 2011 07:05 am
On Friday, Sept. 9, the City of Niagara Falls, the P2 Collaborative of Western New York, and Niagara University kick off "Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls: A Neighborhood Empowerment Approach." An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at noon to celebrate the opening of the outreach office inside the Anthony Spallino Towers at 720 Tenth St., Niagara Falls.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Mon, Sep 5th 2011 07:00 am
The start of the school year marks the beginning of rehearsals for the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's presentation of "The Nutcracker." The family-oriented holiday production showcases dancers and character performers under the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD.
Moore to chair St. Peter's golf tournament
Mon, Sep 5th 2011 06:55 am
St. Peter's R.C. Church and St. Peter School have announced that Dr. James P. Moore is serving as chairman of the seventh annual Golf Classic sponsored by St. Peter's. The tournament, which is open to the public, will be played Monday, Oct. 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara names Carrie McLaughlin dean of students
Thu, Sep 1st 2011 12:25 pm
Niagara University announces Carrie McLaughlin has been named the new dean of students following a nationwide search. McLaughlin comes to Niagara after five years as the director of student life at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. She will begin her new position on Monday, Sept. 12.
Back to school
Thu, Sep 1st 2011 11:45 am
Summer break is over, and it's back to the classroom for students in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Top students at Edward Town Middle School
Thu, Sep 1st 2011 11:40 am
Edward Town Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2010-11 school year.
'Back to Buffalo 3: The UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert' is Sept. 24
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 02:50 pm
The University at Buffalo The Center for the Arts presents "Back to Buffalo 3: The UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert" on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre (UB North Campus). The UB Alumni Association sponsors the performance.
Time to Dance open house
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 02:15 pm
Time to Dance hosts an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Major changes at Niagara University
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 11:00 pm
Big changes are happening on the Niagara University campus. Some of these include major renovations to the Gallagher Center, the addition of new academic programs, changes for the academic calendar, a new set up for student records and financial services and, last but not least, more parking.
BOCES Allied Health Program gains NU credit
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 06:15 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Allied Health Program has won praise and credit from Niagara University. The career and technical education program assists students with an interest in the health sciences by exposing them to real life experience in the health care industry and prepares them for secondary education.
Niagara University offering free office furniture to community on Saturday
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 05:35 pm
Niagara University has completed renovations to several of its campus offices this summer, freeing up a great deal of furniture. As part of its effort to remain environmentally friendly, the university is offering this gently used furniture to members of the community free of charge.
NCCC Faculty Association leaders express concern
Thu, Aug 25th 2011 09:15 pm
Representatives of Niagara County Community college's Faculty Association on Aug. 17 presented several concerns to the College's Board of Trustees.
NU accepting registrations for continuing education courses
Wed, Aug 24th 2011 09:20 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2011 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.