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Learn and Serve Niagara Celebrates 20 Years of Service Learning

October 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Learn and Serve Niagara, Niagara University’s flagship service-learning program, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Castellani Art Museum Learn and Serve Niagara was established at NU in 1994 through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The university was one of 64 campuses... Read on →

Aerial Photo of NU

NU Continues Climb Up U.S. News Rankings, Also Listed as ‘Up-and-Comer,’ ‘Best Value,’ ‘Best for Veterans’

September 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is a high-value educational institution on the rise that serves military veterans well, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. NU is listed 50th (up from 54th a year ago) among the colleges and universities in the top tier of institutions in the northern... Read on →

Gacioch Center

Niagara University Holds Blessing & Dedication of Gacioch Center

September 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University held a ceremonial opening and blessing of the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center this morning. The recently renovated hub for admissions and alumni engagement, formerly Meade Hall, was made possible by a generous $2 million gift from William Gacioch, a 1961 Niagara University graduate. It has been... Read on →

Open House

Fall Open Houses Slated Slated for Oct. 4 & Nov. 15

September 8, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students twice this fall. A pair of fall open houses – Saturday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 15 – will offer excellent opportunities for prospective NU students and their families to obtain information and ask questions relevant to their academic and... Read on →

Niagara Plunge group

‘Niagara Plunge’ Immerses Freshmen in Service Learning

September 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The intent of the Niagara Plunge is to immerse Niagara University freshmen. Not in freezing water as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution. Emily Doyle, of... Read on →

Ice Bucket Challenge

Father Maher, NU Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

September 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with a couple hundred NU students, Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field. Father Maher was challenged by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. DePaul, like Niagara, is a Vincentian institution.... Read on →

Convocation

NU Welcomes Class of 2018 with New Student Convocation

August 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Michael Barnwell has a penchant for connecting with students. It’s a major reason why he was selected as the 2013 recipient of Niagara University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. So it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise when the Yale-trained philosophy professor related his remarks during Friday’s... Read on →

Walk to Whirlpool

NU Welcoming Students with Convocation, Concert, Comedians, TED-style Talks, More

August 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure that its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time. The institution is rolling out the purple carpet beginning Aug. 29 with a full slate of activities that includes a comedic performance by the Wayans... Read on →

Commencement

Will, McManus, Elliott Highlight Commencement 2014

May 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Niagara University commencement exercises under the presidency of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., were indeed memorable. The festivities kicked off Thursday, May 8 (view photos), with the awarding of advanced degrees to 364 students, including eight who were the first recipients of doctoral degrees from NU since... Read on →

Maher

Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

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