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Well-known Catholocism expert John L. Allen Jr. will speak at Niagara University on Nov. 9.

‘Vaticanologist’ to Speak at Niagara University on Pope Francis & Catholicism

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Well-known “Vaticanologist” John L. Allen Jr. will deliver an address Nov. 9 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World. The title of Allen’s talk, which will take place in the Castellani Art Museum at 5:15 p.m., is “Pope... Read on →

Centered by Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., are 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, C.S.S.F., Gary P. Hall, the Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Peggy Choong, Ph.D., and Michael J. Skowronski.

Five Honored During Niagara University’s 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2016. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Peggy Choong, Ph.D., was presented with Niagara’s Ozanam Medal, which is awarded... Read on →


Niagara University Mission Director Publishes Article in ‘Vincentian Heritage’ Journal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Amelia Gallagher, associate professor of religious studies and director of mission at Niagara University, has an article published in the recent issue of Vincentian Heritage. Dr. Gallagher’s article, “Mary’s House in Ephesus, Turkey: Interfaith Pilgrimage in the Age of Mass Tourism,” analyzes the intersection of Vincentian history, tourism and... Read on →


Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

Thirty-two Niagara University freshmen participated in the fall 2016 edition of the Niagara Plunge.

‘Plunge’ Exposes New Niagara University Students to Vincentian Mission

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian identity. The first-year students participated in the university’s Niagara Plunge program, an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service-immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or BASIC. As part of the Niagara... Read on →

Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, professor of religious studies, celebrated her 50th anniversary of religious profession during a special Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, served as the main celebrant and homilist.

Niagara University Religious Studies Professor Celebrates Golden Jubilee, Publication of Fifth Book

September 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution’s foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones. Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, a professor of religious studies at NU, recently published her fifth book and observed the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. Beyond Our... Read on →

Niagara University's 14th annual New Student Convocation took place Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

Collaboration, Support Trumpeted as Niagara University Welcomes Class of 2020

September 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The processional for Niagara University’s annual New Student Convocation typically conjures mixed emotions. Freshmen and transfers are anxious to commence a new and exciting chapter in their lives while family members and friends realize that the 60-minute ceremony is all that separates them from exchanging hugs and “see you... Read on →

NU student Jacey Diez, pictured with two young children during a 2014 service trip in Panama, is the recipient of this year's Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award.

Niagara University Student Chosen for Youth Service Award

August 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Jacey Diez, a Niagara University senior studying TESOL and elementary education, has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award. Diez, of Lewiston, will be honored during the Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity’s annual Friends of Father Baker Reception this Nov.... Read on →

Members of the '2 Good 2 Toss' committee present a check to Niagara University's Office of Campus Ministry.

Community Garage Sale Raises $2,300 in Support of Mission Programs

July 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

“2 Good 2 Toss,” a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the Office of Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For the fourth straight year, members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program invited students (and employees)... Read on →

Pictured with the Rev. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M., the Congregation of the Mission’s newly appointed superior general, are Niagara University students Justin Crawford, ’19, Andrew Panasiewicz, ’17, campus minister Ashley Serwon, ’11, M.S.’13, Rachel Bailey, ’17, and Jacquie Bouchane, ’18.

Niagara University Students Meet Newly Appointed Vincentian Superior General

July 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

While attending a Vincentian Youth Day gathering in Piekary, Poland, four Niagara University students had the opportunity to meet the Congregation of the Mission’s newly appointed superior general, the Rev. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M. Father Mavrič was named the 25th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, also known as... Read on →

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