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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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‘Vaticanologist’ John Allen Addresses Popularity and Philosophy of Pope Francis During NU Talk

November 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the world’s foremost scholars on the Vatican and Catholic Church delivered an address at Niagara University Nov. 9 focused on Pope Francis’ fundamental inclination to mercy and servant-leadership. Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to listen to... 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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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