Category / Applied Urban Ministry

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Winter/Spring 2017 Continuing Education Courses

January 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2017 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online. Highlighted programs and classes include: Police Academy – both full-time and part-time Military classes – Online Business & Computers (Excel, Adobe Photoshop, iPad, social media tips,... Read on →

Dr. Bernice A. King

Speech by Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Highlights NU’s MLK Celebration

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King. Dr. Bernice King, the chief executive officer of the King Center, will speak at... Read on →

‘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 →

Niagara University Reintroduces Minor in Africana/Black Studies

October 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A reconfigured academic minor at Niagara University focuses on the study of the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures. Launched this fall, the sequencing of courses for the Africana/Black studies minor includes areas of study on the History of Africa, The African-American (USA and Canada) experience (both historically and in... Read on →

Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

Levesque Institute Holds Breakfast Event for Faith Leaders

August 31, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement hosted its second Faith Leaders Breakfast on Aug. 24 with a goal of reinforcing Niagara University’s commitment to the faith community. Twenty local pastors, reverends, deacons and other faith leaders gathered in Bisgrove Hall to enjoy breakfast and listen to... Read on →

Several local city leaders are participating in a Niagara University course on transformational urban leadership, including, clockwise from top-left, Bishop Darius Pridgen, the Rev. Al Warner, Hon. Anthony Masiello, Nick Sinatra, Sundra Ryce, and Dr. Ray Bakke.

Local Leaders Presenting Niagara University Continuing Ed Course on Urban Leadership

August 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Several well-known local city leaders are coming together to present a Niagara University Continuing Education offering on transformational urban leadership. The 15-week course, which begins Sept. 6, is designed to acquaint participants with the historical, religious and sociocultural dynamics that affect the quality of life, inform theology and challenge the... Read on →

Pictured, from left, Dr. David Taylor, Seth Piccirillo, the Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M., Tom Lowe, the Rev. Jimmy Rowe, and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Levesque Institute Honored by Our Lady of Angels Association

May 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization’s annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held May 19, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Also recognized for their work in... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, spends a moment with the conference's keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice. The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student... Read on →

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, presented during MLK Week 2016 at Niagara University.

Dr. Paul Taylor Discusses ‘Black Lives Matter’ vs. ‘All Lives Matter’ During MLK Celebration Week

January 24, 2016

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, held a discussion inside Niagara University’s Gallagher Center Wednesday during the university’s week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The topic of the discussion focused on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and how... Read on →

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