Around The Ridge

Dr. Marilynn Fleckenstein Honored by National Federation for Just Communities of WNY

Marilynn Fleckenstein, Ph.D., Niagara University's associate vice president for academic affairs, was presented with a 2011 Community Leader Award from the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York ...

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Father Levesque Honored by Niagara Falls High School, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University, was honored by two cornerstones of the Western New York community in January. On Thursday, Jan. 13, Father Levesque received the Spirit of Dr. King ...

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Niagara University to offer Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy

Niagara University is pleased to announce that, beginning August 2011, its internationally accredited College of Education will be offering a doctoral degree in leadership and policy. The Ph.D. program, which will start ...

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NU Hosts Inaugural WNY Investment Conference and Exhibition

On Jan. 14, 2011, Niagara University hosted the inaugural Western New York Investment Conference and Exhibition, featuring the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge. During the day, students from WNY universities ...

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College of Business Appoints John P. Davanzo Professional-in-Residence

John P. Davanzo, a former CEO and president of four Western New York hospitals, has been appointed as a professional-in-residence in Niagara University’s College of Business Administration. Davanzo will teach and ...

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NU Names Dr. Kevin Hearn Vice President for Student Life

Kevin Hearn, Ed.D. has been appointed as vice president for student life at Niagara University following a nationwide search. Hearn possesses nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and currently serves as the ...

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New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Awards $193,270 to Niagara University

Niagara University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $193,270 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) to develop and conduct a statewide disability awareness and ...

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ReNU Niagara Receives $27,374 Grant to Implement Leadership Development Program

ReNU Niagara, a community outreach program of Niagara University, is adding to its repertoire of programs thanks to a $27,374 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. The grant will enable ReNU Niagara and ...

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Niagara University’s College of Education Earns National Accreditation

Niagara University’s commitment to hold itself to the highest national and international standards in education has reached a historic milestone. The university is pleased to announce that its College of Education has ...

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Dr. Abdiweli Ali Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia

Dr. Abdiweli Ali, associate professor of economics, was recently appointed deputy prime minister and minister of planning and international cooperation in the transitional government of Somalia. Dr. Ali is on sabbatical ...

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College of Education Celebrates Ontario Commencement

Niagara University’s College of Education held its fourth Bachelor of Professional Studies Program in Ontario commencement on Jan. 26, 2011. The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University, presided ...

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Communication Studies Students Launch The Ridge Report

The Ridge Report, a student-produced newscast billed by its creators as “campus news by students and for students,” went live on the university’s website Jan. 5. A Relay for Life wrap-up, Jack’s Mannequin concert ...

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Students Team Up to Fundraise for Food Pantry

What began as a course-related consultation project for a local sweets manufacturer became a holiday-inspired fundraising collaboration to benefit a Niagara Falls soup kitchen and food pantry. In December, students in an ...

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Living Ecology

Lessons learned in a field ecology classroom came to life for nine Niagara students, who spent their winter break kayaking, hiking and biking at Everglades National Park. The 10-day trip, organized by Dr. William Edwards ...

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Niagara University Teams with Opportunities Unlimited to Showcase Artisans Unlimited

On most days, the Glynn Family Atrium of Bisgrove Hall serves as a beautiful entry point for Niagara University students making their way to business or education classes. However, for one two-hour span – Thursday, May ...

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Niagara University Student Earns Best Paper Award from National Political Science Honor Society

A paper presented by Jamison R. Crawford, a Niagara University senior from Grand Island, N.Y., at the 19th annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science on April 8 has been selected for a ...

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Elementary School Students Learn About College

On April 12, Niagara University held a special graduation ceremony for participants in the Experience NU program, which was offered in collaboration with the Center for Joy at HANCI’s After-School Program. This ...

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Niagara University Students Inducted into Graduate Honor Society

Thirty-seven Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held on April 29, 2011, in St. Vincent’s Hall. Two honorary inductees, ...

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NU Sophomore Launches Countywide Cable Access Show

Judie Gregory, the Niagara Falls City School District’s Public Relations Director, admits that she has always been impressed by Stacey Czerwinski. Gregory describes Czerwinski, a high school friend of her daughter, as ...

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Niagara Celebrates Earth Day

Local falconer Pete Lutz and his peregrine falcon, Cheyenne, were highlights of Niagara’s Earth Day celebration on April 13. Sponsored by the university’s Sustainability Task Force, the day included a flying falcon ...

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