Category / Community Outreach

Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class July 24

June 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Art Eberhart, Evelyn Harris, Norma Higgs and Merrell Lane (posthumously) will become the first inductees of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame during a July 24 ceremony at Niagara Falls City Hall. A reception is scheduled for 4 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony during the Niagara Falls... Read on →

Niagara University hosted a Kindergarten Transition Summit May 25 in its Dining Commons.

Kindergarten Transition Summit Focuses on Improving School-Readiness of Children

June 23, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University brought together local school administrators and teachers, state officials and prominent funding organizations on May 25 to discuss the most effective methods to prepare children and families for the transition from childcare or preschool into kindergarten. The Kindergarten Transition Summit, which took place in the university’s Dining Commons,... Read on →

Niagara University Art Project Brings ‘Shadow Selfies’ to Vacant Niagara Falls Storefronts

June 14, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Life-sized paper silhouettes of Niagara University students, faculty and staff now adorn the windows of vacant buildings in downtown Niagara Falls, thanks to a partnership between NU and the city’s Department of Community Development. Installation of the “shadow selfies” took place today in storefronts located at the corner of Main... Read on →

Niagara University Repertory Theatre Presents Free Children’s Theatre

June 6, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

This summer, Niagara University Theatre’s 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues! Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse! And Alexander, as usual, is having a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day…” and Pierre just doesn’t care! Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre... Read on →

Niagara University senior Adam Stumpf is pictured with his faculty advisor, Dr. Deborah Curtis, following his research proposal for the Peggy & John Day Honors Thesis Travel Grant. Stumpf was awarded the grant to compare the tourism industries in Niagara Falls and other U.S. destinations.

New Grant Allows NU Senior to Compare Niagara Falls Tourism Industry to Others

June 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A new research grant will allow a Niagara University senior to determine why Niagara Falls may lag behind comparable stateside tourist destinations when it comes to eradicating poverty and growing its tourism economy. As the first recipient of the Peggy & John Day Honors Thesis Travel Grant, Adam Stumpf will... Read on →

Niagara University’s Community Garage Sale Program Raises $2,000 for Campus Ministry

June 2, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

For the second consecutive year, Niagara University’s “2 Good 2 Toss” community garage sale program raised more than $2,000 for student outreach programs – while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills. This was the fifth year of the program, which invites students (and employees) to donate items... Read on →

Niagara University Offering Free Summer Camp for Children Entering Kindergarten

June 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education is offering a new summer camp designed specifically for young children entering kindergarten in September. The free, academically based Kindercamp will include developmentally appropriate learning experiences and activities that build upon and strengthen skills necessary for kindergarten. Four half-day sessions will be held daily from July... Read on →

NU Award Winners 2017

Niagara University Receives Director’s Award from Community Missions

May 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was presented with the Director’s Award from Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. during the organization’s 25th Annual Awards Brunch on May 24 at the LaSalle Yacht Club. Numerous partnerships exist between Niagara University and CMI. Among them are many programs that encourage students to gain practical experience... Read on →

Niagara University Receives Estate Gift Totaling More Than $4 Million

May 18, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. “We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the gift that Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko has left for Niagara... Read on →

A special Mass was held in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on May 6 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus.

Father Levesque Celebrates 50 Years of Vincentian Priesthood

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6, 2017, in the Alumni Chapel. There were 24 concelebrating priests for the Mass, 15 of whom were Vincentians, including Father Levesque and the... Read on →

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