On the Ridge

Niagara University Unveils Institute for Civic Engagement

The grand opening and blessing of Niagara University’s new Institute for Civic Engagement was held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. An initiative developed through the President’s Office, the institute’s purpose is to ...

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Four Honored at Vincentian Convocation

Four individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2011. The event, which took place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, ...

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NU Student Receives Scholarship from Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI

Elizabeth Berger, a Niagara University criminal justice 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. The award is ...

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Five in a Row: NU Again Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

For the fifth consecutive year, Niagara University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the community. The honor roll, established in 2006 by the ...

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Niagara University Makes Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ List

For the second consecutive year, students headed to college can select where to go to school based on the question: how green is it? And for the second straight year, Niagara University is ranked among the country's most ...

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Niagara University Selected as a ‘College of Distinction’

Niagara University is one of only a dozen colleges and universities in New York state –- and 170 nationwide –- to be selected to the 2010-11 list of top colleges by CollegesofDistinction.com. The Lewiston-based ...

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Three Niagara University Students Earn Scholarships from Tourism Cares

Three students in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management have been awarded academic scholarships from Tourism Cares, the tourism industry’s premier charitable organization for preservation, ...

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Oishei Foundation Grants $300,000 to Create Healthier Niagara Falls

Niagara University, in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the P2 Collaborative of Western New York, has been awarded an 18-month, $300,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation for the implementation of ...

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Niagara University Senior Term Enrichment Program Earns National Accreditation

A popular Niagara University program that enables high school students to earn college credits has received national accreditation. The Niagara University Senior Term Enrichment Program, or NUSTEP, was recently awarded ...

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NU Tourism Major Receives Ronald H. Brown Memorial Scholarship

Another day, another national scholarship earned by a student in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Wendy Reyes, an NU senior from El Paso, Texas, is the lone recipient of this year’s ...

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NU Named to Chronicle’s Honor Roll of "Great Colleges to Work For” for Fourth Straight Year

Niagara University ranks as one of the top colleges and universities to work for among medium-size institutions in the United States, according to a survey released in July by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Niagara ...

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Students Awarded $6,000 Scholarships from NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association

When the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association’s Education Foundation announced its student scholarship winners earlier this week, the select group of recipients included a Niagara University junior and ...

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Niagara Lands 114 on MAAC Academic Honor Roll

One hundred fourteen Niagara student-athletes were honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments by being named to the 2010-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the ...

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Second Baseman Teresa Healy Named ECAC All-Star

Niagara softball player Teresa Healy has one more accolade to round out her stellar career, as she was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I All-Star First Team. Healy was the only player from the ...

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National Statler Center Presents Dr. Deborah Curtis with Award for Excellence in Education

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 Sept. 15, 2011. ...

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Niagara University Again Recognized for Academics, Service by U.S. News & World Report

Niagara University is again listed among the best colleges and universities in the North, according to annual rankings released Sept. 6, 2011, by U.S. News and World Report. NU is also recognized as one of the top 24 ...

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Niagara University Designated as a Military Friendly School for 2012

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 ...

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NU's College of Education Receives Approval for New Graduate Program in Early Childhood and Special Education

Niagara University’s College of Education received approval to offer a new master’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education (birth – grade 2). The new M.S. Ed. program leads to initial and professional New ...

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The Princeton Review Ranks Niagara University Among the “Best in the Northeast”

In August, Niagara University received additional recognition, tabbed as one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast in a report published by The Princeton Review. NU is one of 220 institutions the ...

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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates First Class from Niagara University

They’ve been Tased, pepper-sprayed and bitten by trained police dogs. Now, the members of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy’s class of 2011 have something to show for it. Seventeen brave men and women ...

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New Students Welcomed During New Student Orientation 2011

More than 800 new freshmen and transfer students were welcomed into the Niagara family during the weekend of Sept. 1-5, 2011. On- and off-campus activities, including an inaugural Walk to the Whirlpool, gave students ...

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Niagara University Professor Teaching Students History 140 Characters at a Time

With each passing tweet, it’s become 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 ...

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Seeking Order Out of Chaos

At this time last year, Dr. Abdiweli Ali was concerned with teaching Niagara University students the concepts of economic growth and development, international trade, public finance and public choice. Today, the ...

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Nursing Is Back at Niagara University

The proud tradition of the Niagara nurse has been renewed, thanks to the formal approval the university recently received from the New York State Department of Education to offer two new nursing programs. One, a ...

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