Category / Campus Ministry

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 →

The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was the site of a 'graduation' ceremony for international students who participated in Niagara University's 2015 English Summer Camp.

NU Summer Camp Acclimates International Students to English Language, Western New York & American Culture

August 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the United States from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what 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 →

Nearly 250 representatives from a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Group gathered in NU's Alumni Chapel for Mass during a convention aimed at bringing young people closer to God.

NU Welcomes Vietnamese Catholic Youth Movement to Campus

July 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God. Ten of Miền Đông Bắc’s 14 regional chapters – comprising students from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts – attended the... Read on →

The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., vice president for university mission and ministry, and members of NU's Office of Campus Ministry accept a check from the '2 Good 2 Toss' committee.

Community Garage Sale Tops $5,000 in Support of Campus Ministry

June 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its Office of Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. “2 Good 2 Toss” is a service project established in 2013 by members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program to keep materials out... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, is pictured with the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and the Rev. Joseph C. Gatto, president-rector of Christ the King Seminary.

Father Maher Delivers Commencement Address at Christ the King Seminary

May 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., president of Niagara University, delivered the commencement address at Christ the King Seminary on Friday, May 8. Thirteen graduates received master’s degrees and three received certificates at the event, which was held in the Seminary’s St. John Vianney Chapel. In addition, Father Maher received... Read on →

Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., celebrated his 25th anniversary of priesthood on May 9, 2015.

‘Silver Jubilee’ Celebrates 25 Years of Priesthood for Father Maher

May 12, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

“If God is the center of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.” That quote, attributed to St. Vincent de Paul, invited individuals to celebrate the silver jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., president of Niagara University. On... Read on →

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, and Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute, pose for a photo with the 2015 graduates of Niagara University's certificate program in applied urban ministry.

Community Leaders Graduate from Certificate Program in Applied Urban Ministry

May 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen individuals were recognized Thursday afternoon for completing Niagara University’s certificate program in applied urban ministry. The graduates had their commitments to becoming more effective leaders in their churches and neighborhoods reaffirmed during the three-month program. Congratulations to this year’s graduates: Shari Alderman Holly Coty Juetaun’ Drewitt Audrey Evans Ted Gilmer Vanessa Gulley Cheryl Harris Tom Hebeisen Daisy Hernandez Junia Jones Evelyn... Read on →

Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio offered an address at NU as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World on April 20, 2015.

Christian Ethics Expert Addresses Family Dynamic During Talk at NU

April 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio, a professor of Christian ethics at St. Louis University, delivered an address titled “Are Catholics Saying Something New about Families?” at Niagara University on April 20. Her talk was part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World. During Dr.... Read on →

Brother Emmanuel

Brother Emmanuel of Taizé Visiting NU April 9

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Brother Emmanuel, a member of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France, will visit classes, offer lectures during lunch and dinner, and present a three-hour retreat on April 9 at Niagara University. Founded in the 1940s, the Taizé community consists of permanent brothers from various Christian denominations who live and... Read on →

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