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Pictured at the announcement of Niagara University's new Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott Jr.; NU junior Ferrah Staley; Averl Harbin, Niagara’s director of multicultural affairs; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; and Dr. Thomas Chambers, professor of history at NU.

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission

February 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and social justice. The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating... Read on →

Niagara University students and employees met with Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and several other state legislators during Student Advocacy Day Feb. 14 at the Capitol in Albany.

Niagara University Students Take Financial Aid Message to Albany

February 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid. NU annually enlists a handful of students to participate in the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day, an initiative... Read on →

Help Me Grow Western New York Awarded $1.8 Million Grant for Child Development Program

February 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will manage the grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to... 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 →

Rebecca Vincheski, chief professional officer of the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, presents the Community Service Award to Niagara University students Theresa Selfe, Amber Thiel, Alyssa Krawczyk and Michael Pearl and NU campus minister Ashley Gruhalla.

‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored by Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club

January 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Plunge, a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s Community Service Award during an event held today at the Como Restaurant. Thirty-two NU freshmen participated in the Niagara Plunge... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

An $875,000 gift from E. John and Jeanne C. Finn is earmarked for a scholarship that supports nursing students at Niagara University, where students gain practical experience in a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center.

Major Gift from Finns Pushes NU Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University. Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship is offered to students from Central and Western New York who demonstrate financial... Read on →

SACM Leaders Celebrate Semester’s End with NU’s Saudi Student Association

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held a daylong event Dec. 2 to celebrate the graduation of 21 students. Dr. Abdulghani Alharbi, assistant cultural attaché of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, offered the afternoon’s keynote address and then was joined by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of... Read on →

Niagara University Bringing Disney Institute Back to Niagara Falls

December 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sponsored by Niagara University, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a... Read on →

Present at today's unveiling of the Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence were, from left, John Persons, William J. Chiodo, William J. Chiodo, Jamie McKeon, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Peggy Choong, Drew Cerza, Shannon Chowaniec, Dr. Paul Richardson and Robert Denning.

Niagara University Partners with Industry Leaders to Establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration. The center will work with these industry leaders to create, build and inspire transformative programs and partnerships within the Western New York community. In addition, the... Read on →

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