On the Ridge

Niagara University Celebrates Commencement 2013

Niagara welcomed 1,142 graduates of the Class of 2013 into the alumni family during commencement exercises May 9 and 11 in the Gallagher Center on campus. Graduate students heard from keynote speaker Kenneth D. Taylor, ...

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Dr. Tewksbury Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant to Canada

Dr. Doug Tewksbury, an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at ...

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Institute for Civic Engagement Named After Father Levesque

ReNU Niagara is moving its offices downtown – and the institute that oversees the community-minded program has a new name. Those were the announcements made during a press conference held today (June 10) at ReNU ...

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Dr. Ireland Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Timothy Ireland has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University. He succeeds Dr. Nancy McGlen, who retired in June after serving for 15 years in the position. As dean, Dr. ...

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Dr. Pappalardo Appointed Professor Emeritus at Niagara University

Dr. Salvatore Pappalardo has been appointed a professor emeritus by the Niagara University Board of Trustees. To qualify for the honorary title, one must have attained the rank of full professor at the time of ...

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Crystal Lorenzo Receives Newman Civic Fellowship

Crystal Lorenzo, a Niagara University sophomore majoring in psychology and Spanish, has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Fredonia ...

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CoBank’s Robert Engel Named to Board of Trustees

Robert B. Engel, president and chief executive officer of CoBank, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Niagara University. His election was announced by the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of the ...

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Theatre Benches Donated in Honor and Memory of Four

There are four new benches in the circle in front of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre. John Overbeck, ’75, donated the benches in honor of Niagara’s president, the Rev. Joseph Levesque, C.M., Brother Martin ...

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First-Ever Vincentian Student Consortium Convenes at Niagara University

Given the distance between them, it’s not too often that students attending the three Vincentian universities in North America have an opportunity to convene and talk about the issues of poverty, social justice and ...

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CEO Magazine Ranks NU’s MBA Program Among Best in World

Niagara University’s MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to CEO Magazine. In its April 2013 issue, the British-based magazine listed NU’s MBA program in its Top Tier of North American ...

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Schiano Takes Top Poster Prize at RIT’s Undergraduate Research Conference

Vincent Schiano, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the Top Poster Award during the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, held April 16 at the Rochester Institute of ...

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NU Secures Pittcon Grant to Bolster Equipment, Programs in New Science Center

As the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences takes shape on the south side of campus, Niagara University faculty members continue to investigate ways to furnish the state-of-the-art facility with the latest ...

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Another Dual Degree Candidate Earns Best Paper Award at International Conference

Isa Witte, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award at the 2013 Korea ...

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Cristantello Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Niagara University is pleased to announce that David Cristantello, Ph.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement. Dr. Cristantello will assume his new role at Niagara in mid-June. He replaces Don ...

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NU Begins New Program in Developmental Disabilities

Seventeen agencies serving individuals with disabilities participated in a reception Wednesday evening to announce a new bachelor’s degree program in developmental disabilities that will be offered by Niagara ...

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Chris Casey Named Head Coach of Niagara Men's Basketball

Chris Casey, who has 27 years of coaching experience at the Division I and II and III levels, has been named the 21st head coach of the Niagara University men’s basketball program. “I am very aware of the history of ...

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College of Education Playing Lead Role in Statewide Faculty Development Program

Niagara University’s College of Education is playing a prominent role in a new statewide faculty development initiative affiliated with New York’s Race to the Top federal program. On April 25, the Commission on ...

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NU Reaches Exchange Agreement with Ireland’s Mary Immaculate College

Holly Cowman, the international relations officer from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, visited Niagara University in May to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions. The MOU was ...

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Sandra Ormsby, '66, Retires

Sandra Mann Ormsby, ’67, director of university events and former director of alumni relations, retired in May after nearly 30 years of service. She was named alumni director in September 1984, a position she held ...

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NU Establishes Office of International Relations

The Niagara University Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of an Office of International Relations, which will provide a central point of contact for international students studying at NU and domestic ...

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Commencement Is a Family Affair for the Sydors

When Aaron Sydor received his undergraduate diploma at Niagara University’s commencement exercises May 11, his mother, Kathy, wasn’t waiting at the other side of the stage to congratulate him. Instead, she was right ...

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