Monthly Archives / September 2015

Father Maher Reflects on Papal Visit Following Role as National Media Correspondent

September 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

With the papal visit to the United States now part of history, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, who served as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during the visit, offered reflections on the messages Pope Francis delivered during his time in the... Read on →

Rally in Niagara Square

NU Students Participate in Buffalo Rally on Climate Change Awareness

September 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Eight Niagara University students participated in a climate change awareness rally in Buffalo that was held last Friday in conjunction with Pope Francis’ speech to Congress on the topic. The “Rally at Niagara Square” was organized by the Sierra Club Niagara Group, a grassroots environmental organization that represents Cattaraugus, Chautauqua,... Read on →

Pictured with the Rev. James J. Maher, NU president, center, are Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees, l-r, David N. Campbell, ’63, Derek Puff, the Rev. Stephen M. Grozio, C.M., ’75, the Rev. W. Barry Moriarty, C.M., Kathleen A. Granchelli, and Christopher Lee, Ph.D.

Six Honored During Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 25, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Six individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 24, 2015. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. David N. Campbell, ’63, received the St. Vincent de... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Lt. Col. Gary Love, chair of NU’s military science department, signed the Sexual Assault Prevention Partnership Charter on Sept. 22. They were joined by Dr. Michael Anderson, deputy commander of the Second ROTC Brigade, and Capt. Brian Wheat, assistant professor of military science.

NU, ROTC Sign Sexual Assault Prevention Charter

September 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalion housed on its campus signed a Sexual Assault Prevention Partnership Charter yesterday. The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Lt. Col. Gary Love, chair of NU’s military... Read on →

Eric Weaver, founder of 'Overcoming the Darkness,' served as the keynote speaker for Saturday's mental health conference.

Nearly 200 Attend Mental Health Conference at NU

September 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nearly 200 individuals – from Niagara University and the greater Buffalo-Niagara community – participated in Changing Our Minds: A Mental Health Summit, which was held Saturday in the Castellani Art Museum. Tasked with fighting stigma, apprising people about the signs of mental illness and teaching methods to support someone into... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher to Serve as National Media Correspondent During Pope’s U.S. Visit

September 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Father Maher also to accompany Congressman Brian Higgins to Washington, D.C. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, will serve as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States next week. Drawing on his background as a Catholic and Vincentian priest, and... Read on →

Networking Event Allows Students to Rub Elbows with Accounting & Finance Pros

September 17, 2015

The excitement in the Castellani Art Museum was palpable. The front lobby was filled with more than 30 companies, each intent on scouting potential job candidates. The Meet the Accounting and Finance Professionals event that took place Tuesday was loud, energetic and exactly what Niagara University is all about: professionalism. Students... Read on →

‘Afflicted: Daughters of Salem’ Kicks Off NU Theatre’s 52nd Season

September 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre kicks off its 52nd season with a spellbinding play, Afflicted: Daughters of Salem by Laurie Brooks, a timely drama that reveals devastating issues many young people confront at school and in the community. NU Theatre is proud to continue to provide such “outreach” dramas to spotlight... Read on →

Dr. Peter Gottschalk

Wesleyan Professor to Speak About Religious Intolerance During Address at NU

September 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Peter Gottschalk, a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will deliver an address Sept. 30 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World. The title of Dr. Gottschalk’s talk, which will take place in the Castellani Art Museum... Read on →

Pictured at Saturday's fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are, from left, Jenna Witkowski, LMSW, Diane Marchietti, both of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, and Niagara University students Samantha Lamar and Jordan Aldred. Students not pictured: Aja Ruff and Amy Love.

NU Students Participate in American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

September 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four students from Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk, which was held last weekend in Delaware Park. Jordan Aldred, Samantha Lamar, Amy Love and Aja Ruff volunteered their time in the rain and cold to support... Read on →

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