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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 →

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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 →

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 →

FirstFest 2015

FirstFest Kicks Off New School Year

September 9, 2015

Niagara University held its second annual FirstFest last week, which provided several different activities, including a showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” on Tuesday, a club/job fair on Wednesday and a barbecue on Saturday that was followed by an outdoor performance by national recording artist Echosmith. The entire week... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

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