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The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, is presented with the Trey Whitfield Foundation's 2015 Adult Honoree Award by event emcee Clifton Davis and members of the organization's board of trustees.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment to Educational Access

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn. The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, took some time out of his schedule today to read to children participating in the Primary Enhancement Program.

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Camp Participants

July 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday’s special guest, “What’s your favorite color?” Before a response could be given, the student interjected, “Can I guess? I bet it’s black!” It was an amusing question (and presumed answer) posed... Read on →

Students participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program spent most of July 18 rehabbing a home in Niagara Falls in tandem with the the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.

New NU Students Help Rehab House in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity

July 27, 2015

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. The students, who are participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program, spent most of July 18 working with the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate a... Read on →

NU Theatre presents ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’

July 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences (TYA) productions with The True Story of The Three Little Pigs July 23-Aug. 1 presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are thrilled to have... Read on →

Nearly 250 representatives from a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Group gathered in NU's Alumni Chapel for Mass during a convention aimed at bringing young people closer to God.

NU Welcomes Vietnamese Catholic Youth Movement to Campus

July 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God. Ten of Miền Đông Bắc’s 14 regional chapters – comprising students from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts – attended the... Read on →

NU students Tyler Van Leeuwen, Tara Topolski, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Bethany Bouthillier and Erin Burns are pictured with Josue, the volunteer program coordinator at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable in Haiti.

NU Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

July 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus. The students selected for the internship – Bethany Bouthillier, Erin Burns, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Tara Topolski and Tyler Van Leeuwen – represent... Read on →

NU Nursing Window

Enhanced Partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to Help NU Expand Nursing Program

July 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

With interest in Niagara University’s nursing programs booming, the institution is turning to one of its longtime partners to help it increase enrollment by offering additional clinical placements for accelerated students. Beginning this summer, students in NU’s accelerated B.S. program in nursing will have greater access to clinical rotations in... Read on →

Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

NURT 2014

NU Theatre Presents Free Children’s Stories this Summer at Leary Theatre, Artpark

June 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

This summer, NU Theatre’s 39-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 (N.U.R.T.) is... Read on →

While studying abroad in Peru, five NU students launched an online fundraising campaign for Caritas Felices, an orphanage for sexually abused girls living in poverty.

NU Students Fundraise for Peruvian Orphanage while Studying Abroad

June 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and – the operative term here – wherever they are needed. That explains why seniors Ryan Hanley, Denae James, James Mackey, Stephanie Soos and Mickayla Williams have launched an online fundraising campaign for the Caritas... Read on →

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