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Pictured are Dr. Peter C. Butera, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Susan B. Anthony Writing Award winner Sara Anderson, Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services, and Dr. Jeanne Laurel, associate professor of English.

Sophomore Sara Anderson Repeats as Susan B. Anthony Writing Award Winner

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sophomore Sara Anderson became the first two-time winner of Niagara University’s Susan B. Anthony Writing Award during a celebration held last night in Bisgrove Hall. Anderson’s paper, Diversification of the Literary Canon, argues that the Western literary canon is too limited. She contends that expanding the literary canon to include... Read on →

Pictured at today's announcement of the Big Eagle Little Eagle program are, from left, Niagara University student Simone Beckford; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; NU students Eric Rigg, Caton Charleston, Latricia Agee and Taundrea Ross; Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools; NU student Ferrah Staley; and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University's executive vice president.

Niagara University Develops Student Mentorship Program with Niagara Falls High School

September 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentorship program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition... Read on →

Niagara University's 14th annual New Student Convocation took place Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

Collaboration, Support Trumpeted as Niagara University Welcomes Class of 2020

September 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The processional for Niagara University’s annual New Student Convocation typically conjures mixed emotions. Freshmen and transfers are anxious to commence a new and exciting chapter in their lives while family members and friends realize that the 60-minute ceremony is all that separates them from exchanging hugs and “see you... Read on →

Micthell Alegre

Mitchell Alegre to Chair WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium

July 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Mitchell Alegre, instructor of management and leadership in Niagara University’s College of Business Administration, has been named chair of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium. The consortium is part of WNY College Connection, a collaborative entity among 21 regional colleges and universities. The WNY Student Leadership and Engagement... Read on →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

Congratulating 2016 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award winner Sara Anderson, third from right, are Sharon Green, Dr. Tim Ireland, Dr. Shannon Risk, Dr. Joe Little, and Dr. Hope Russell. Not pictured: selection committee member Dr. Carrie Teresa.

Freshman Sara Anderson Wins 2016 Susan B. Anthony Writing Award

February 12, 2016

Niagara University freshman Sara Anderson was announced as the winner of the Susan B. Anthony Writing Award. Anderson’s paper, Jane Eyre: Feminist of the Victorian Era, was voted by a group of judges as the best submission this year for the contest. The award ceremony was held Feb. 10... Read on →

Martha Krupa, coordinator of tutorial services, is congratulated by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., for receiving NU's Outstanding Employee Award.

Martha Krupa Receives Outstanding Employee Award

January 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Martha Krupa, coordinator of tutorial services in Niagara University’s Office of Academic Support, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president. Krupa, a Lockport resident, began working at Niagara as an adjunct professor in 2001. She was hired as a full-time writing... Read on →

Dr. Ken Bain

Author of ‘What the Best College Teachers Do’ to Keynote Teaching & Learning Conference at NU

November 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s 15th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place Jan. 11-12, 2016. Serving as keynote speaker of the conference is Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and its sequel, What the Best College Students Do. Both books are top-selling treatises on higher... Read on →

Niagara University Athletics Posts Stellar Graduation Success Rate

November 4, 2015

The Niagara University Department of Athletics had a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) 6 percent higher than the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I national average for the 2005-08 cohort, according to figures released Wednesday. Niagara University posted a cumulative GSR of 89 percent. Ten Niagara programs had scores equal... Read on →

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Niagara University on Oct. 5, 2015, to speak about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” initiative.

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Visits NU to Address ‘Enough is Enough’ Sexual Assault Legislation

October 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. “Enough is Enough,” a piece of legislation signed into law by New... Read on →

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