On the Ridge

Eagle Receives APEX Award for Publication Excellence

Niagara University’s Eagle magazine won a Grand Award in the 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The Grand Award is the competition’s highest honor, with only 100 entries out of 3,300 selected for the award. ...

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McLaughlin Leaves Post to Become VCU Athletic Director

NU director of athletics Ed McLaughlin has accepted the same position at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., effective Aug. 13. “I want to thank Ed McLaughlin for his work at Niagara University. We are ...

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John R. Oishei Foundation Pledges $2 Million to Niagara University

Niagara University received a $2 million grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation to support construction of the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. Construction of the science center is part of the ...

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College of Education Dean, Recent Graduate Named ‘Women of Distinction’ by the Niagara Gazette

Niagara University’s College of Education was well represented at an event held in May to pay homage to women who are making a difference in the community. Dr. Debra Colley, dean of the college, and Kalani Personius, a ...

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Niagara University’s Army ROTC Program Commissions 20 Officers

Twenty Niagara University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a May 11 ceremony in NU’s Gallagher Center. It marked the 71st consecutive year that ...

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Nursing Department Bestows Pins Upon 33 Program Graduates

Thirty-three men and women stood in place, palms outstretched, as the Rev. Kevin Creagh, C.M., recited a prayer to bless their hands. "Lord, give success to the work of your hands in the lives of these nurses. Bless ...

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Eleven Participants Complete Work-Readiness Program Offered Through NU and Opportunities Unlimited

NU’s Bisgrove Hall provided the scene where 11 participants of the Transition Readiness for Employment in the Community program received completion certificates. TREC, a collaborative program between Niagara University ...

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NU Theatre Presents Spirit Awards to Four Alumni

The 27th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala was held Saturday, April 28. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the third annual Spirit of Niagara University Theatre awards to four NU ...

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Twelve Priests Convene for Annual SOLA Event

Before Niagara University was recognized by its current name, it was known as the College and Seminary of Our Lady of Angels. The Vincentian founders of the university, the Most Rev. John Timon, C.M., and Rev. John J. ...

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Dr. William Frye Becomes 10th Recipient of "Champion of Education" Award

On Aug.3, Dr. William D. Frye joined an exclusive list of hospitality and tourism educators that includes Michael E. Hurst, J.W. Marriott Jr., Anthony Marshall and only six others when he became the 10th person to ...

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Harry Gong Recognized by Visit Buffalo Niagara

Harry Gong, director of admissions at Niagara University, was recently honored by Visit Buffalo Niagara with a Buffalo Ambassador Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his leadership and service in support of ...

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Seven Community Leaders Graduate from Advanced Certificate Program in Applied Urban Ministry

Of those in the faith-based community, Mother Theresa once said, “Many people mistake our work for a vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.” On April 17, seven members of Western New York’s faith-based ...

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NU Students Offer Tongue-in-Cheek ‘Guide to Facebook’

How soon is too soon to “friend” a new acquaintance on Facebook? What does it mean to give someone a virtual poke? A group of Niagara University communication studies majors investigate these questions and more in ...

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Business Leaders, Students Recognized at NU’s 22nd Annual Business Banquet

Niagara University’s College of Business Administration presented awards to six area business leaders, alumni and students during its 22nd Annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 24 at the ...

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Two NU Students Recognized at Undergraduate Research Conference

Two NU students were presented with awards for presentations they made at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 18 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Senior communication studies ...

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Dual Degree Candidate Earns Best Paper Award at International Conference

Anika Loeffler, a student who earned a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism ...

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NU Students Take Five Awards at Eastern Colleges Science Conference

Twenty-one colleges and universities from the northeastern United States attended this year’s Eastern Colleges Science Conference, held April 14 at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. Most of the 267 students ...

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