Category / Campus Ministry

Niagara University’s Community Garage Sale Program Raises $2,000 for Campus Ministry

June 2, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

For the second consecutive year, Niagara University’s “2 Good 2 Toss” community garage sale program raised more than $2,000 for student outreach programs – while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills. This was the fifth year of the program, which invites students (and employees) to donate items... Read on →

A special Mass was held in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on May 6 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus.

Father Levesque Celebrates 50 Years of Vincentian Priesthood

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6, 2017, in the Alumni Chapel. There were 24 concelebrating priests for the Mass, 15 of whom were Vincentians, including Father Levesque and the... Read on →

Niagara University Holding Community ‘Garage Sale’ May 17-18

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale for the fifth consecutive year. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center on Wednesday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Instituted by members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program, “2... Read on →

Niagara University students Gabriella Simoneit and Justin Crawford were recently recognized for their community service efforts at Heart, Love and Soul. Pictured is Simoneit, center, with Sister Beth Brosmer and Michael Daloia, the organization's executive director and assistant director, respectively.

Two Vincentian Scholars Honored by Heart, Love and Soul

April 10, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students Justin Crawford and Gabriella Simoneit were recognized by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room’s annual recognition dinner on April 6. Crawford (a native of Tonawanda) and Simoneit (of Niagara Falls) logged 578 volunteer hours during the past two years at Heart, Love... Read on →

Amber Thiel

Niagara University Sophomore Amber Thiel Named Newman Civic Fellow

April 3, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Amber Thiel, a sophomore marketing major at Niagara University, has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Springville native is among 273 students in the country – 23 from New York – to receive the award. Campus Compact is... Read on →

Dr. Amelia Gallagher

Dr. Amelia Gallagher’s Newest Study Focuses on Religion in Niagara Falls

March 20, 2017

Each year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, a major tourist attraction, to see what many have unofficially crowned the “Eighth Natural Wonder of the World.” But Niagara Falls has more to offer than its tourism and hospitality. Dr. Amelia Gallagher – a religious studies professor at Niagara University... Read on →

Vincentian seminarian Thomas King, pictured here in a black sweatshirt with students at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in Niagara Falls, became a very active member of the campus community during his apostolic month at Niagara University.

Vincentian Seminarian Spends Apostolic Month at Niagara University

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

As an undergraduate student at St. John’s University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) – all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology. King graduated in... 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 →

Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... Read on →

Members of Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement coordinated the #GivingTuesday program on campus.

Niagara University Supports Needy Families Through #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, alumni and friends once again came out in full force to support #GivingTuesday, which was held Nov. 29, 2016. The national initiative inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and... Read on →

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