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NU Award Winners 2017

Niagara University Receives Director’s Award from Community Missions

May 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was presented with the Director’s Award from Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. during the organization’s 25th Annual Awards Brunch on May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Numerous partnerships exist between Niagara University and CMI. Among them are many programs that encourage students to gain practical experience... Read on →

Niagara University Commencement

‘Hamilton’ Writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat’l Teacher of the Year Headline Commencement 2017 at NU

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University. Last week, Father Maher shook hands with them again, this time to congratulate... Read on →

Cutting the ribbon on the new Dining Commons at Niagara University are, from left, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; William Hovey, partner at BHNT Architects; New York Senator Robert Ortt; Khallid Lewis, president of the Niagara University Student Government Association; Peter Appler, regional sales manager for Danforth; and Dr. Debra Colley, NU's executive vice president.

Niagara University Cuts Ribbon on Renovated, Expanded Dining Commons

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University cut the ribbon today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Dining Commons opened in the fall. The expansion was completed in January. Improvements include: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating... Read on →

Jason Lammers

Jason Lammers Named Niagara University Hockey Head Coach

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has named Jason Lammers the third head coach in the history of the Niagara University hockey program. Lammers is currently the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Lammers will remain in his position with the Fighting Saints... Read on →

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent spoke about leadership and responsibility April 4 at Niagara University.

NFL’s Troy Vincent Brings Message of Leadership, Accountability to Niagara University

April 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Early on in his presentation Tuesday night at Niagara University, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent asked attendees to put their phones away. His intention was to create a safe space for dialogue to take place on a topic that he’s dedicated much of his adult... Read on →

Gina Lehe, senior director of communications and brand management for the College Football Playoff, Allen Greene, director of athletics at the University at Buffalo, and Jeremy Darlow, director of brand marketing for football and baseball at Adidas, will present keynote addresses during Niagara University’s Sport, Recreation & Tourism Summit on Feb. 25.

Adidas, College Football Playoff Execs Headline Niagara University Summit

February 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized, as he’s now the director of brand marketing for Adidas. Less than a... Read on →

Pictured in the back row following today's IMPACT service learning announcement are Christian Hoffman, communications and development manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier; the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus of Niagara University; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; and William Bradberry, chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Inc. Seated are Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute; Patricia Wrobel, executive director for external relations; and Dominic Hannon, a communication studies major at NU.

Making an IMPACT: Niagara University Transforms Its Approach to Service Learning

January 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University – the only Western New York college or university that has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since 2006 – is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community. The Catholic and Vincentian university’s flagship service program,... 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 →

Moderator Michael Gentile, J.D., is pictured with Athletic Director Roundtable participants, from left, Allen Greene (University at Buffalo), Simon Gray (Niagara University), Peter Bothner (Nazareth College), Bridget Niland (Daemen College), and Robert McKeown (Niagara County Community College).

Area Athletic Directors Participate in Roundtable Discussion at Niagara University

November 16, 2016

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in conjunction with its Sport Management Association, hosted an Athletic Director Roundtable Nov. 10. The special event allowed students of all majors to listen in on some of the area’s highest-profile leaders in collegiate athletics as they discussed their duties and... Read on →

Niagara University Students Perform Community Service in McKoon Neighborhood

October 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 60 Niagara University students help picked up trash and debris in the McKoon Avenue neighborhood of Niagara Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1. A variety of student groups were represented, including Niagara’s baseball team and the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The day of service was coordinated by Jason A. Jakubowski, Niagara’s... Read on →

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