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Purple Pet

NU Raises Funds for Local Animal Rescue, Hosts ‘Purple Pet’ Contest

June 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University participated in Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog To Work Day” by hosting a hot dog fundraiser on June 18 for Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue. The university also utilized Twitter to host a pet photo contest to complement the occasion. Thanks to ample participation from the Niagara... Read on →


Ridgefest Celebrated on Monteagle Ridge

April 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Ridgefest, Niagara University’s annual end-of-the-school-year celebration, took place April 9-13. Coordinated by Campus Activities, it featured a variety of events and activities each day for the enjoyment of the entire Niagara University community. The events ranged from Black Light Dodge Ball on Wednesday to a festive Sports Day on the... Read on →


Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins to Headline Niagara University Concert at Artpark on April 5

March 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Student Government Association has booked contemporary country singer Rodney Atkins for an April 5 performance at Artpark’s Mainstage Theater. The show begins at 8 p.m. Atkins is best known for songs from “Watching You” and “These Are My People,” to his most recent hits, “Take a Back... Read on →

Sharaud Moore

Niagara University Embraces Weeklong Celebration of MLK

January 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Last week at Niagara University was one full of remembrance and thought-provoking discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The weeklong celebration focused on keeping alive the memory of Dr. King and his mission of service and equality. View additional photos here. The week kicked off with a service activity sponsored... Read on →

Bienvenidos Club Raises Funds for The Magdalene Project

December 4, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Bienvenidos Club focuses on introducing students to the cultural richness and variety of those from Spanish-speaking countries. Soccer is the most popular sport in those nations. So, naturally, a one-day indoor soccer tournament was the student group’s logical choice for a charitable fundraiser. On Saturday, Nov. 9, nine teams... Read on →

Santa and Monte

Holiday-Themed Community Open House Comes to Niagara University Dec. 6

November 25, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Santa Claus, meet Monte the Eagle. Jolly Old St. Nick is coming to Monteagle Ridge on Friday, Dec. 6 – St. Nicholas Day, no less – for a holiday-themed community open house. The free event commences at 3 p.m. but festivities will continue throughout the evening. Prospective Niagara University students are... Read on →

Club Rugby Champs

Niagara University Men’s Club Rugby Claims First State Championship

November 21, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The feeling was all too familiar to Niagara University junior Dennis Virtuoso. The heretofore suppressed memory of losing a heartbreaker to Colgate University in last year’s Division II club rugby playoffs had returned, dictated by the circumstances. On Saturday in the 2013 title match, Niagara jumped out to an early... Read on →


NU Students, Professors Featured on ‘Winging It! Buffalo Style’

October 21, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Several Niagara University students, faculty and staff members were featured on local television last Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, as part of “College Week” on Winging It! Buffalo Style. During the lifestyle and entertainment morning show, NU theatre students Dan Urtz, Alex Garcia and Ashley DeMar acted out a scene from... Read on →


NU Challenging Students, Alumni, Public to B.A.S.I.C. Competition

October 2, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It may not yet be a “Tough Mudder” or even a “Spartan Race,” but an upcoming physical challenge at Niagara University is anything but basic. Well, come to think of it, it is. The first-ever NU B.A.S.I.C. Training Challenge – slated for Sunday, Oct. 20 – will test the endurance of... Read on →

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