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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 →

Colley & Borgognoni

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 →

Stanford's Chelsey Sveinnson is one of the several collegiate rugby players participating in an all-star camp at Niagara University. (Photo: Hector Garcia Molina)

College Rugby All-Star Camp Comes to NU

July 22, 2015

The ATAVUS All-Stars Women’s Collegiate 15s team will come together for camp July 22-26 at Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. The camp is highlighted by a game against the Canadian Provincial Select side, Ontario Storm, on July 25 at 4 p.m. ET. The Collegiate All-Stars roster is comprised of... Read on →

Jada Pierce Announceement

Jada Pierce Tabbed as Women’s Basketball Head Coach

July 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Jada Pierce, who has 18 years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I and II levels, has been named the eighth head coach in the history of the Niagara University women’s basketball program. “We are very excited to welcome Jada Pierce to the Niagara University community,” said the Rev.... Read on →

Four Athletic Programs Recognized in NCAA’s Academic Progress Report

May 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four Niagara University athletic programs were recognized in the 2015 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) for ranking in the top 10 percent in their respective sport announced on Wednesday. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I... Read on →

NU Club Hockey Champs

Men’s Club Hockey Team Wins Consecutive NECHL Championships

February 26, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University men’s club hockey team won its second consecutive Northeast Collegiate Hockey League championship Sunday, Feb. 22, defeating the University at Buffalo, 5-4. NU (18-5) battled back from a two-goal deficit more than halfway through the second period to claim victory and clinch its second American Collegiate Hockey... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Named to NCAA Advisory Group

February 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has announced that the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, will become the conference’s representative to the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group, part of the NCAA Division I governance structure. “Father Maher will be a tremendous asset to the MAAC on the NCAA... Read on →

Community Service

Carnegie Foundation Cites NU for Outstanding Community Engagement

January 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification. NU is among 240 colleges and universities nationwide, and 14 in New York state, selected for... Read on →

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