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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 →

Dr. William Boeck, professor emeritus, and Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, are congratulated by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Congressman Brian Higgins upon being recognized as New York Environmental Champions by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Two NU Employees Honored by Federal Environmental Protection Agency

June 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University employees were among three Western New Yorkers recognized as New York Environmental Champions by the United States Environmental Protection Agency during an event yesterday morning at the LaSalle Vineyard Community Garden in Niagara Falls. Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Dr. William Boeck, professor emeritus, were honored... 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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Dr. Chandra Foote Named Dean of Education at Niagara University

June 2, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Chandra J. Foote has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Foote has been serving as interim dean of the college since Dr. Debra A. Colley was promoted to executive vice president of the university last August. “Dr. Foote embodies Niagara University’s... Read on →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning promotions include, clockwise from top-left, Drs. Youngsoo Choi, Frances Crosby, James Delaney, Michelle Ciminelli, Robert Kane, Lei Han, Timothy Lauger, and Lisa Williams. Not pictured: Drs. Petter Lovaas and Hoontaek Seo.

Niagara University Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 10, 2016. Frances Crosby, Ph.D. (Nursing), Robert Kane, Ph.D. (History), and James Delaney, Ph.D. (Philosophy), all faculty members of Niagara’s College of Arts and Sciences, were promoted to... 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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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 61st Class

May 12, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 61st class during a ceremony held May 11, 2016, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. Recently appointed United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. A Lewiston native, Judge Roemer’s father was a New York State Police trooper. He... Read on →

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Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... Read on →

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