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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 →

Students participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program spent most of July 18 rehabbing a home in Niagara Falls in tandem with the the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.

New NU Students Help Rehab House in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity

July 27, 2015

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. The students, who are participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program, spent most of July 18 working with the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate a... Read on →

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NU Joins SALT to Help Students and Alumni Tackle Debt Head On

June 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has teamed up with SALT™, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA). SALT, available online at, is a dynamic multichannel service that teaches students and alumni how to borrow less for college, borrow the right types of loans, make repayment stress-free,... Read on →

U.S. Veterans Magazine "Best of the Best"

U.S. Veterans Magazine Salutes NU’s Commitment to Service Members

June 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s commitment to embracing America’s military service members as students has been recognized once again, this time via inclusion on U.S. Veterans Magazine’s list of “Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.” The results were released June 4 as part of the magazine’s annual evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and... Read on →

Niagara University’s Academic Exploration Program received the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award today. Pictured is AEP director Stephanie Currie.

NU’s Program for Undeclared Students Receives National Advising Award

April 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s innovative program that helps undeclared students find a major that best suits their needs and talents – while making sure they graduate on time – is being honored by the National Academic Advising Association. NU’s Academic Exploration Program, or AEP, is one of only four programs nationwide to... Read on →

NU senior Kimberly Alexander built a lake-bottom water-sampling device and deployed it from a research boat on Lake Erie. She presented her results on the impact of mussels on toxic algae growth at this year's Undergraduate Research Conference.

NU Students Showcase Original Groundbreaking Research

April 24, 2015

At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, year-long tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference, which is sponsored by the university’s Honors Program. This year’s conference, held April... Read on →


Redesigned myNU Launches Feb. 2

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A redesigned myNU will be unveiled to Niagara University students and employees this Monday, Feb. 2. The platform has been significantly enhanced to improve usability and organization, and provide a better overall user experience. Users will notice many requested updates, perhaps most importantly the new drop-down navigation menu that replaces the... Read on →

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