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MLB Summit

Five NU Students Participating in Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit

April 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman
Admissions, Announcements, Athletics, College of Hospitality & Tourism, Employment, Graduate Admissions, Students, Undergraduate Admissions

Five Niagara University students are currently attending the sold-out Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York City. Accompanied by Dr. Jimmy Smith, assistant professor of sport management, students Jon Hibbard, Chris Kryszynski, Chris Norman, Brian Phillips and Mike Seaman are participating in what Major League Baseball calls “the... Read on →


Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman
Academic Exploration Program, Academic Support, Accounting, Admissions, Advancement, Alumni, Announcements, Applied Urban Ministry, Athletics, Board of Trustees, Border Community Service, Campus Activities, Campus Events, Campus Ministry, Career Services, Castellani Art Museum, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Hospitality & Tourism, Commencement, Commerce, Communication Studies, Community Outreach, Continuing Education, Counseling Services, Criminal Justice, EAGLE Leadership, Economics, Employment, English, Faculty, Family Business Center, Finance, Graduate Admissions, Graduate Education & Counseling, Health Services, History, Institute for Civic Engagement, International Relations, Kiernan Recreation Center, Management, Marketing, MBA, MISA, Modern and Classical Langauges, NCLEA, Niagara Center for Supply Chain Excellence, Niagara Index, NUOP, Nursing, NUSGA, Philosophy, President's Office, Psychology, ReNU, Research, Residence Life, Ridge Report, ROTC, Social Work, Sociology, Staff, Students, Study Abroad, Sustainability, Theatre, Undergraduate Admissions, Veterans

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

Mobile App Image

Niagara University Launches Free Mobile Application

January 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman
Admissions, Advancement, Alumni, Announcements, Athletics, Graduate Admissions, President's Office, Students, Undergraduate Admissions

Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world. The app is currently available for download in the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store (Android Market), and can be accessed by visiting App... Read on →

Kendra Faustin

Faustin Receives Contract Extension

January 21, 2014  |  by Andrew Houle
Announcements, Athletics

Niagara University women’s basketball head coach Kendra Faustin has received a contract extension through the 2017-18 season, announced today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president. Faustin, who is in her seventh season as head coach, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in... Read on →

Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Honors

November 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Announcements, Athletics, Students

The Niagara men’s soccer program was recently honored with a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season. To earn an NSCAA Team Academic Award, a team must combine for a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The NSCAA honored 864 soccer teams... Read on →

Niagara University Purple Eagles

Purple Eagles Excelling in the Classroom

October 29, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Admissions, Announcements, Athletics, President's Office, Students, Undergraduate Admissions

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of Niagara University student-athletes is 6 percent higher than the Division I national average, according to figures released Thursday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Purple Eagles posted a cumulative GSR of 88 percent. In addition to the overall department score, five programs... Read on →

Fallon Lapp

Purple Eagles Put Smile on Face of Seven-Year-Old Superfan

October 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Announcements, Athletics, College of Arts & Sciences, Community Outreach, Psychology

Meet Fallon Lapp, a 7-year-old dinosaur enthusiast who loves to ride his bicycle and cheer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. At first glance, Fallon looks like any other young boy, but still, there is one critical difference between Fallon and his fellow comrades. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder, a disorder of... Read on →


NU Students, Professors Featured on ‘Winging It! Buffalo Style’

October 21, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Admissions, Announcements, Athletics, Campus Activities, College of Arts & Sciences, Students, Theatre

Several Niagara University students, faculty and staff members were featured on local television last Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, as part of “College Week” on Winging It! Buffalo Style. During the lifestyle and entertainment morning show, NU theatre students Dan Urtz, Alex Garcia and Ashley DeMar acted out a scene from... Read on →


Niagara Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2013

September 13, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Alumni, Announcements, Athletics, Campus Events

The Niagara University Department of Athletics is proud to announce the members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The induction ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at noon on the fourth floor of St. Vincent’s Hall as part of Niagara University’s Alumni Weekend. The Hall of Fame... Read on →

NU Hockey

Fifteen Purple Eagles Earn Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Honors

July 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman
Academic Exploration Program, Accounting, Announcements, Athletics, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Hospitality & Tourism, Marketing, MBA, Students

Fifteen student-athletes from the Niagara University men’s hockey team were named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team as announced by the league on Wednesday. For the second consecutive season, Jason Beattie was named Atlantic Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year for posting a 4.0 or better grade-point average. The senior co-captain... Read on →

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