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Campus-wide email sparks conversation

by Hayley Schmidt

    Students recently received an email from Dr. Kevin Hearn and NUSGA President Skylar Fairchild explaining the severity of certain behaviors occurring off campus. Dr. Hearn recently spoke more in depth about the topic. Q: What prompted this email? Was it one specific thing or was it an accumulation of events and you had to say “enough is enough”?A: Both. These issues in the local area are not new. But after speaking with different...

Dr. Kane receives Excellence in Teaching Award

by Ted Brown

    Every year, a professor is selected to receive the Niagara University Excellence in Teaching Award. This year’s recipient is Dr. Robert Kane, associate professor of history, who was also voted as one of the top 20 intriguing professors in the spring 2012 edition of NU’s Random Magazine.  Candidates for the ETA are nominated by their peers and the winner is chosen by a panel of the past three winners.    As a history professor,...

Elections influenced by Middle Eastern violence

by Vince Schiano

    It is no surprise that the magnitude of the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 shook the entire population of the United States; and that the attack has found great popularity as a conversation topic in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.     The attacks were allegedly caused by a video titled, “The Innocence of Muslims,” a low-quality video that was released on YouTube this past July that resulted in an...

Retired Army col. to speak about Troops to Teachers program

by Index Staff

    Retired Col. Vanessa D. Barron, a 31-year veteran of the United States Army and 1978 Niagara University graduate, will return to her alma mater Oct. 4 to speak about the federally-funded Troops to Teachers program.    Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a national program designed to transition eligible military personnel to a new career as teachers in targeted public schools across the country.    The free, public presentation takes place...

Niagara University welcomes international students

by Index Staff

    Niagara University’s international students were invited to the International Student Mixer hosted by Multicultural & International Student Affairs to help students integrate themselves into the NU community and to share their stories and goals.    There are 261 returning international students at Niagara University at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This fall, there are many new international students, including 26...