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Media Panel

Local News Reporters Give Lawyers Inside Look at Today’s Media

October 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Local newspaper and television reporters congregated on the banks of the Niagara River Gorge earlier this month to provide attorneys with an “insider’s look” at today’s media. The media panel, which included popular WGRZ Channel 2 news anchor (and Niagara University alumna) Maryalice Demler, was assembled as part of NU’s... Read on →

Benally with Color Guard

NU Alumnus Awarded Purple Heart

August 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally, a 2014 Niagara University graduate, was presented with a Purple Heart yesterday for injuries sustained while serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The presentation was made by Congressman Brian Higgins at the VA Western New York Health Center in Buffalo “For Sgt. Benally and many... Read on →

Chelsea Pelsone

NU Senior Creating Community for Sufferers of Autoimmune Diseases

May 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Chelsea Pelsone is a graduating Niagara University senior with a slew of good works to her name. The former Niagara County Peach Queen, who was also named Leadership Niagara’s 2012 “Emerging Leader of the Year,” helped raise $11,000 during her reign for the Arthritis Foundation and even went to Washington,... Read on →

Day of Recognition

34th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The 34th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 25, 2014. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was also the first that the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will preside over.... Read on →


Ridgefest Celebrated on Monteagle Ridge

April 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Ridgefest, Niagara University’s annual end-of-the-school-year celebration, took place April 9-13. Coordinated by Campus Activities, it featured a variety of events and activities each day for the enjoyment of the entire Niagara University community. The events ranged from Black Light Dodge Ball on Wednesday to a festive Sports Day on the... Read on →


Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

CMS Honor Society Inductees

Six NU Students Inducted into Communication Honor Society

March 20, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Wednesday, March 19, in Dunleavy Hall. The following students are the newest members of Lambda Pi Eta: Kristen A. Cavalleri (of North Tonawanda, N.Y.) Samantha Marie Dreverman (Union Springs,... Read on →


Niagara University Administrator Trends on Twitter

March 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

What began as a routine class cancellation notice Wednesday evening quickly escalated into a Twitter “trend.” Niagara University students, upon receiving an email informing them that all daytime classes would be canceled the next day to allow for campus snow removal, took to the social networking site to thank the... Read on →

Sharaud Moore

Niagara University Embraces Weeklong Celebration of MLK

January 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Last week at Niagara University was one full of remembrance and thought-provoking discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The weeklong celebration focused on keeping alive the memory of Dr. King and his mission of service and equality. View additional photos here. The week kicked off with a service activity sponsored... Read on →


NU Junior Uses Passion for Radio to Overcome Hardships

December 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

E.J. Giacomini knows firsthand that nobody chooses the cards they’re dealt. He gained this knowledge back in 2010 when he began experiencing some serious health issues during his sophomore year at Niagara. When he started having extreme migraines and vision issues, he went back home to Albany to see... Read on →

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