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Hundreds of students attended a 'Take Back the Night' event that Niagara University held in April. NU will hold another domestic violence awareness event, this time in conjunction with the Red Flag Campaign, on Oct. 27.

Niagara University Hosting ‘Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art’

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum called “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art.” The event, which is being held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, begins at 5... Read on →


Niagara University Featured in ‘Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges’

October 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2016 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges, which was released this month. Niagara... Read on →

The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was presented with the U.S. Community Leadership Award by Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of Niagara University's College of Education, Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president, and Dr. Thomas Sheeran, professor of middle and secondary education.

Niagara University Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2016 Awards Dinner

October 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6 The event took place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls. The Loretto Sisters (Ontario Educators of the Year) are... 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 →

Joining Monte the Eagle and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, during the launch of 'The Power of Niagara' campaign are theatre students, from left, Dylan Zalikowski, Heather Casseri, Rachael Buchanan, Anika Pace and Shelby Ehrenreich.

Niagara University Launches ‘Powerful’ New Branding Campaign

September 27, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University. The Lewiston-based institution has begun using the tagline, “The Power of Niagara University,” to crystallize the immense potential that it offers to students, alumni and members of the community. The new messaging was developed through a collaborative, yearlong brand initiative,... Read on →

Isabel Wilkerson speaks during Niagara University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2011. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author received the 2015 National Humanities Medal today.

2011 Niagara University Honoree Isabel Wilkerson Receives National Humanities Medal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University’s 2011 undergraduate commencement ceremony, has been awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Wilkerson was one of 12 distinguished honorees chosen by President Barack Obama for receipt of the 2015 National Humanities... 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 →


U.S. News: Niagara University Ranks Among Region’s Best for Academics, Value, Veterans, International Students

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is featured in four prominent categories by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 edition of the magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.” U.S. News includes Niagara among its “Best Regional Universities (North),” “Great Schools, Great Prices,” “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and “Foreign Student Factor.” On the... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles at the podium during a press conference to announce the deepening of the partnershp between NU and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Joining Father Maher is Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Announce Joint Effort to Promote Economic Growth, Workforce Development

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education? Western New York is about to find out. Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort... Read on →

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