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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 →

Serrano at Heart, Love and Soul

Vincentian Seminarian Spends Month at NU, Serves Local Community

March 12, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

If you blinked, you probably missed David Serrano. The quiet-but-affable Vincentian seminarian wrapped up a 33-day stay at Niagara University on March 2. Serrano was on Monteagle Ridge to perform one month of apostolic mission work, a requirement of the internal seminary process (formerly referred to as the novitiate) to... Read on →

March for Life 2015

NU Students March in Pro-Life Rally in Washington

February 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ten Niagara University students traveled to Washington D.C., in January to participate in March for Life 2015, the largest pro-life event in the world. Accompanying the group was campus minister Ashley Serwon, ’11, M.S.’13, and two Vincentian priests, Father Vincent J. O’Malley, C.M., and Father John Doai Kim Dang, C.M. “Children... Read on →

Father Kevin G. Creagh, C.M.

Father Creagh Named to ‘Irish Education 100’

February 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., Niagara University’s vice president for university mission and ministry, has been named to the “Irish Education 100” by the Irish Voice newspaper. The “Irish Education 100,” now in its sixth year, honors leading educators of Irish descent. Father Creagh was named to his current position... Read on →

Sister Anne Mary Dooley

Sister Anne Mary Dooley, SSJ, Passes Away

February 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sister Anne Mary Dooley, SSJ, a longtime religious studies professor at Niagara University, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Sister Dooley was hired as a full-time instructor in NU’s religious studies department in September 1976 and retired as a full professor on May 11, 1996. During a portion of that time,... Read on →

Certificate Program in Applied Urban Ministry Offered at NU

January 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A community outreach program leading to a Certificate of Applied Urban Ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University. The 2015 cohort of classes begins with a mandatory orientation session on Feb. 10. Classes commence Feb. 17. Designed by representatives of faith communities in Niagara Falls and Buffalo in... Read on →

Ndaba Mandela

Mandela Address, Community Service Activities Highlight MLK Celebration at NU

January 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mandela’s keynote address – set for 6 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Castellani Art... Read on →

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