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Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of public relations and manager of online content, have been chosen for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class.

Lowe, Freedman Chosen for Niagara County’s Inaugural ‘12 Under 40’ Class

November 5, 2015

Two Niagara University employees have been selected for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class, a group of young leaders who will be recognized Nov. 10 by the Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal and Leadership Niagara. Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of... Read on →

Panel Discussion on Environmental Injustice in Niagara Falls Coming to NU

October 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will host a panel discussion Oct. 15 intended to consider the legacies of environmental injustice in Niagara Falls and to determine strategies for empowering the community. “Love Canal and Beyond” will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Gallagher Center’s Multi-Purpose Room on the NU campus. The... 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 →

Community Preparedness Conference Coming to Campus in June

May 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Empowering Volunteers Conference is designed to provide training opportunities and workshops detailing best practices in personal and community preparedness initiatives. It is intended for community members who volunteer with Citizen Corps... Read on →

Jeanne DuBois, strategic advisor of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, presents the conference's keynote address.

Third Annual Poverty Conference Examines Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty

March 31, 2015

More than 160 individuals attended the third annual Poverty Conference titled “From the Ground Up: Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty.” The daylong conference was held March 13 in Niagara University’s Dunleavy Hall, and was presented to stress the connection between economic development and its role in lifting people out... Read on →

NU Offering Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Scouts

January 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The free workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at NU,... 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 →

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Niagara University Again Named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

December 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has attained the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement – again. This marks the ninth straight year that Niagara has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Catholic and Vincentian institution is the only... Read on →

Niagara University Hosting Free CERT Training

October 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training course this fall on the NU campus. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction as well as a disaster training exercise that is designed... Read on →

Learn and Serve Honorees

Learn and Serve Niagara Celebrates 20 Years of Service Learning

October 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Learn and Serve Niagara, Niagara University’s flagship service-learning program, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Castellani Art Museum Learn and Serve Niagara was established at NU in 1994 through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The university was one of 64 campuses... Read on →

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