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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 →

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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 →

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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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Money Magazine: Niagara University Offers Best Return on Investment in Buffalo-Niagara Region

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Money magazine has ranked Niagara University as the best college or university in the Buffalo-Niagara region when it comes to delivering the most value for a student’s educational dollar. Niagara was the highest-ranked college or university in the area in the magazine’s “2016 Best Colleges” study, which evaluated roughly 2,000... Read on →

Pictured at today's announcement of the Big Eagle Little Eagle program are, from left, Niagara University student Simone Beckford; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; NU students Eric Rigg, Caton Charleston, Latricia Agee and Taundrea Ross; Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools; NU student Ferrah Staley; and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University's executive vice president.

Niagara University Develops Student Mentorship Program with Niagara Falls High School

September 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentorship program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition... Read on →

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Renovated Dining Commons in Clet Hall Now Open

September 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The renovated Dining Commons in Clet Hall opened Sept. 4, just in time for the start of the fall semester at Niagara University. The enhanced facility features presentation-style cooking, a variety of seating options, bold colors and design elements that create an inviting environment for NU students to gather. The addition... Read on →

Pictured with Mother Teresa during Niagara University's 1982 Commencement are, from left, the Rev. John Nugent, C.M., NU president, and the Rev. Donald Harrington, C.M., the university's executive vice president.

Mother Teresa Spoke During 1982 Niagara University Commencement

September 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Pope Francis declared “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint.” A little more than 34 years before Mother Teresa, who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, was declared a saint, she graced the commencement stage at Niagara University. On May 30, 1982, the “saint of... 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 →

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