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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 →

Matthew Myers, Clarissa Maloy, Rochelle Thomas and Brendan Didio were recognized for using their creative talents to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students Awarded for Creatively Celebrating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Four Niagara University students were recognized Monday evening in the Gallagher Center for their efforts to creatively highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brendan Didio and Rochelle Thomas received $350 apiece, and the team of Clarissa Maloy and Matthew Myers split the monetary... Read on →

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Father Maher Reflects on Papal Visit Following Role as National Media Correspondent

September 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

With the papal visit to the United States now part of history, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, who served as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during the visit, offered reflections on the messages Pope Francis delivered during his time in the... Read on →

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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 →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, is pictured with the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and the Rev. Joseph C. Gatto, president-rector of Christ the King Seminary.

Father Maher Delivers Commencement Address at Christ the King Seminary

May 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., president of Niagara University, delivered the commencement address at Christ the King Seminary on Friday, May 8. Thirteen graduates received master’s degrees and three received certificates at the event, which was held in the Seminary’s St. John Vianney Chapel. In addition, Father Maher received... Read on →

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