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Niagara University Bringing Disney Institute Back to Niagara Falls

December 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sponsored by Niagara University, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a... Read on →

Present at today's unveiling of the Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence were, from left, John Persons, William J. Chiodo, William J. Chiodo, Jamie McKeon, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Peggy Choong, Drew Cerza, Shannon Chowaniec, Dr. Paul Richardson and Robert Denning.

Niagara University Partners with Industry Leaders to Establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration. The center will work with these industry leaders to create, build and inspire transformative programs and partnerships within the Western New York community. In addition, the... Read on →

Members of Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement coordinated the #GivingTuesday program on campus.

Niagara University Supports Needy Families Through #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, alumni and friends once again came out in full force to support #GivingTuesday, which was held Nov. 29, 2016. The national initiative inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

HoganWillig attorney Linda Grear speaks during last year's legal seminar and holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University’s Continuing Legal Education program.

Niagara Law Center’s Expanded Mission Means More Toys for Local Kids

November 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County. The result was evident when the United Way needed to call in reinforcements to... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Robert Engel, '75, Niagara Trustee; Levesque Scholarship recipient Emma Bow, '19; Lynda Engel; and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Robert and Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift to Levesque Scholarship

November 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University. Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees. The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes, clinical associate professor of family medicine and director of global health education at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, was the first speaker in a new healthcare series at NU that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowment.

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University Addresses ‘Underserved Medicine’

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on healthcare took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled “Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally,” kicked off a series that’s sponsored by the Dr. John J.... Read on →

Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner honorees include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Frances E. Crosby, ’67, Brian P. Crosby, ’67, Thurman L. Thomas, Dr. Gary Praetzel and Robyn L. Krueger.

Niagara University to Honor Five at President’s Dinner on Nov. 18

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of extraordinary individuals who will be honored during Niagara University’s President’s Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino  in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Proceeds from the President’s Dinner benefit Niagara... Read on →

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‘Vaticanologist’ John Allen Addresses Popularity and Philosophy of Pope Francis During NU Talk

November 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the world’s foremost scholars on the Vatican and Catholic Church delivered an address at Niagara University Nov. 9 focused on Pope Francis’ fundamental inclination to mercy and servant-leadership. Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to listen to... Read on →

Several Niagara University students participated in a day of service at a Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity site on Nov. 5. Back row, left to right: Dakota Marohn, Molly Smarr, Kyle Sentiff, Neil Luckman and Elizabeth Marohn. Front row, left to right: Kristen Glor, Emily Neubecker, Emily Eich, Maria Sciarrino and Mira Cirasunda.

Niagara University Students Perform Service at Habitat for Humanity Site

November 10, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in July, 22 soon-to-be Niagara University freshmen participated in a day of service at a 60th Street site that had just been acquired by the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. As the first group of volunteers to work at the location since it was procured from the city... Read on →

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