‘SPIN Sessions’ Set To Showcase NU Faculty Talents

In Announcements, by , on August 18th, 2014

Move over TED, Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations.

During New Student Orientation this fall, 10 NU professors will offer SPIN – Students, Professors and Ideas at Niagara – sessions, designed to spark the interest of the incoming class, and demonstrate the variety and depth of academic disciplines in a way that the new freshmen may never have seen in high school.

NU’s New Student Orientation is scheduled for Aug. 29 – Sept. 1.

Participating faculty members will give 30-minute presentations on an area of their expertise that has the potential to appeal to a wide audience, but particularly college freshmen. The presentations will take place in a conference format, and students will choose to attend two sessions on Saturday afternoon.

“We are continuously impressed by the outstanding quality of our faculty members, which includes their remarkable abilities as researchers and teachers,” said Dr. Timothy Downs, provost. “This new program will allow us to showcase their talents in a way that is engaging, enlightening and entertaining.”

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