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Mary "Betsy" Bissell is teaching a new course at Niagara University that introduces students to the Tuscarora language.

New Niagara University Courses Embrace Tuscarora Culture, Language

February 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri is on record stating that she would like to see an indigenous languages teaching certificate program offered for instructors in New York state. Until then, Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the... Read on →

Pictured at the announcement of Niagara University's new Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott Jr.; NU junior Ferrah Staley; Averl Harbin, Niagara’s director of multicultural affairs; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; and Dr. Thomas Chambers, professor of history at NU.

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission

February 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and social justice. The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating... Read on →

Niagara University students and employees met with Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and several other state legislators during Student Advocacy Day Feb. 14 at the Capitol in Albany.

Niagara University Students Take Financial Aid Message to Albany

February 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid. NU annually enlists a handful of students to participate in the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day, an initiative... Read on →

Panelists at the Diversity in Action event at NU

Niagara University Holds Panel Discussion on ‘Diversity in Action’

February 21, 2017

On Feb. 16, students, faculty and alumni gathered to discuss the relationship between diversity and campus relations in “Diversity in Action: A Discussion of Student Activism at Niagara University.” “When I arrived here (Niagara) in 1969, I saw that there was work that needed to be done,” said Bill Bradberry,... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Moves into Top 100 of Business First’s ‘Power 250’

February 20, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is among Western New York’s 100 most influential leaders, according to rankings published Friday in Business First. Father Maher is listed at No. 97 in the weekly newspaper’s 2017 “Power 250,” a list of the 250 men and women who, in the publication’s opinion,... Read on →

Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api, Dr. Kris Principe, keynote speaker Dr. Neil Davidson, and Dr. Robyn Goacher are pictured at the CCTL 2017 Conference.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning at CCTL 2017 Conference

February 17, 2017  |  by Melissa Heidt

The 16th annual CCTL Conference on Teaching and Learning was held Jan 10-11, 2017, in St. Vincent’s Hall on the Niagara University campus. This year’s theme, “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning,” explored pathways to deep thinking skills and expanding students’ abilities to solve problems. Over 115 people attended from 17... Read on →

NU Players Present ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

February 16, 2017

From Feb. 24-26, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall. Directed by Sabrina Kahwaty, a senior theatre major at NU, The... Read on →

Pictured are Dr. Peter C. Butera, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Susan B. Anthony Writing Award winner Sara Anderson, Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services, and Dr. Jeanne Laurel, associate professor of English.

Sophomore Sara Anderson Repeats as Susan B. Anthony Writing Award Winner

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sophomore Sara Anderson became the first two-time winner of Niagara University’s Susan B. Anthony Writing Award during a celebration held last night in Bisgrove Hall. Anderson’s paper, Diversification of the Literary Canon, argues that the Western literary canon is too limited. She contends that expanding the literary canon to include... Read on →

Niagara University criminal justice professors Timothy Lauger, Ph.D., and Craig Rivera, Ph.D., are pictured in front of a shooting network map they created as part of a study funded through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Niagara University Professors Researching Gun-Related Crime Trends

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Having conducted several interviews with both victims and perpetrators of gun-involved violence in Niagara Falls, Drs. Timothy Lauger and Craig Rivera say that they are startled by how casually these individuals recount their experiences. “There are a few individuals in Niagara Falls who have been involved in 10-11 shootings. Sometimes... Read on →

Students directing during the Short Play Festival

Short Play Festival Thrusts Students into Director Roles

February 8, 2017

“Art isn’t good or bad, it is about what effect is has on you.” – Johnny Barden, ’17 As the second semester began at Niagara University, the juniors in the theatre department produced their annual showcase of 10-minute short plays. Many may not know that NU students have the privilege to... Read on →

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