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Niagara University Named 2016-17 ‘College of Distinction’

June 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state – and 76 nationwide – to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction. Published annually, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; John P. Rumschik, ’77, NU Trustee; Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of NU; Senator Robert G. Ortt; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, and NU student Andrew Hayes.

Niagara University Breaks Ground on Renovated Dining Facility

June 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University broke ground today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Clet Dining Commons will open this fall with numerous improvements, including: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating options, including banquette/booth... Read on →

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Father Maher Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2016. His term will continue through August 2020. The NCAA board of directors serves as the overall governing body for Division I,... Read on →

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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

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NU Men’s Baseball Team Helps Volunteers Fill 18-Wheeler with Sandals

April 26, 2016

On April 20, an 18-wheeler was parked on Main Street in Niagara Falls ready to be filled with over 90,000 sandals. Filling a truck with that many sandals can be a daunting task, but thanks to the Niagara University men’s baseball team, several other NU students and employees, and... Read on →

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St. Vincent Seat Program Provides Purple Eagles Tickets to Nonprofits

March 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the 2015-2016 Niagara University athletics season, the seats were full and the Gallagher Center was loud in support of the Purple Eagles men’s basketball and hockey teams as they played at home against various opponents. This season, there were special guests among the crowd thanks to the St. Vincent... Read on →

Niagara University senior Emma Pullano administers a math test to students in Mrs. Nancy Scirto's first grade class at Maple Avenue Elementary School. Pullano will teach in Holyoke, Mass., next year through the Teach For America program.

Emma Pullano to ‘Teach For America’ After Graduation

March 8, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Emma Pullano, a Niagara University senior, has been accepted into the Teach For America program. Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunities for low-income students. Corps members commit to teach for two years in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in... 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 →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

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