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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 →


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 →


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 →


New Student Convocation Welcomes Class of 2017 to NU

August 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Michael J. McDonald couldn’t contain his excitement. Unlike the four speakers who preceded him at the podium during Friday’s New Student Convocation, the 1991 Niagara University graduate wasn’t going to remain stationary when he addressed the Class of 2017. McDonald, instead, removed the microphone from its stand, clutched it in... Read on →

NU Hockey

Fifteen Purple Eagles Earn Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Honors

July 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Fifteen student-athletes from the Niagara University men’s hockey team were named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team as announced by the league on Wednesday. For the second consecutive season, Jason Beattie was named Atlantic Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year for posting a 4.0 or better grade-point average. The senior co-captain... Read on →

Day of Service

More Than 120 NU Employees Participate in 2013 Day of Community Service

June 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

MaryAnne Brown has worked at Niagara University since 1996. During that time, she has participated in the university’s employee Day of Service every year that it’s been offered. “I love to volunteer and perform community service because it’s so rewarding,” said Brown while dishing out sundaes to patrons of the... Read on →


Niagara University Fall Open House Slated for October 27

October 22, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is opening its doors to prospective students Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12 to 3:30 p.m. The university’s Fall Open House is an excellent opportunity for prospective students and their families to obtain information and ask questions relevant to their academic and extracurricular interests. Attendees will be able to... Read on →

New Student Convocation 2012

Class of 2016 Officially Joins Niagara Community During New Student Convocation

August 31, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Tim Downs, Niagara University’s vice president for academic affairs, stepped to the podium at 1:46 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, and said, “Today, we welcome you to the Niagara University community. An important tradition in higher education is this convocation, the day you begin an academic career at... Read on →

Carolyn Makey, center, receives the Outstanding Employee of the Quarter Award from the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., and Stephanie Currie.

Carolyn Makey Named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter

June 6, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Congratulations to Carolyn Makey, advisor in the Academic Exploration Program, for being named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter for June-August 2012. Makey has been a member of the university community as an employee since November 2005, when she started in the NUOP Office as an academic skills specialist. A quote from... Read on →

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