New NU Students ‘Plunge’ into Service Learning

September 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

  • Twenty-eight NU freshmen and 14 student-leaders participated in this year's Niagara Plunge.

    Twenty-eight NU freshmen and 14 student-leaders participated in this year's Niagara Plunge.

  • Students perform rehabilitation work outside of Historic Holy Trinity church in Niagara Falls.

    Students perform rehabilitation work outside of Historic Holy Trinity church in Niagara Falls.

  • NU freshmen team with ReNU Niagara to perform gardening and cleanup work at a pocket park in Niagara Falls.

    NU freshmen team with ReNU Niagara to perform gardening and cleanup work at a pocket park in Niagara Falls.

  • Participants of the 2015 Niagara Plunge pose for a photo after assisting at Historic Holy Trinity church.

    Participants of the 2015 Niagara Plunge pose for a photo after assisting at Historic Holy Trinity church.

  • Love is in the air - and the parking lot - at Historic Holy Trinity.

    Love is in the air - and the parking lot - at Historic Holy Trinity.

  • Niagara Plunge participants unwind with a group trip to Niagara Falls State Park and a voyage aboard the Maid of the Mist.

    Niagara Plunge participants unwind with a group trip to Niagara Falls State Park and a voyage aboard the Maid of the Mist.

Twenty-eight freshmen moved into Niagara University last Tuesday morning, four days before their fellow first-year students arrived on campus. Their purpose: To serve the neighboring communities of their adopted home. Through the university’s Niagara Plunge program, the new students performed an assortment of contributive activities at Niagara Falls-based nonprofits, including the... Read on →

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