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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 →

NU Theatre

Niagara University Theatre Announces 51st Season

August 18, 2014

From October through May, Niagara University Theatre’s 51st season of theatre productions promises an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre said, “We’ve chosen an eclectic and engaging array of productions and are delighted to start the season off... Read on →

STEM Camp

National Grid-Sponsored Camp Opens Girls’ Eyes to STEM Professions

August 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the United States in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. Right around that same time, the students currently participating in a STEM Camp offered through Niagara University’s College of... Read on →

Friendship Village

Niagara University Offering Backpacking Trip through Vietnam

August 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015. The experience, titled the “Legacy of War Tour,” will explore two of the country’s most pressing needs: the unexploded ordnance that litters the countryside, maiming or killing hundreds of Vietnamese people each year; and... Read on →

Maher in Haiti

Father Maher, NU Faculty Members Visit Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

August 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater this week. In 2010, Ed Brennan sought to build a sustainable school complex for the children of Saint Marc, Haiti, an area that was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake... Read on →

VFCAP

NU Helps Create a Foundation for Vincentian Family Collaboration

August 5, 2014

More than 50 Vincentian family members from 24 countries gathered at the Maison Mère in Paris to attend the Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program (VFCAP) June 8–13, 2014. Created by the Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission, the program responds to the need for more innovative ways to engage the branches of... Read on →

English Summer Camp

New English Summer Camp Exposes International Students to NU, Western New York & American Culture

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture. Designed for nonnative learners of English, the experience provides four hours of language instruction each weekday. The instruction, which... Read on →

Maher PEP Camp

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Program Participants

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program got a special treat today when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Twenty-five students in grades 1-4 from Harry... Read on →

New Zealand Rugby Team to Play Exhibition Match at Niagara University

July 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The St. Peter’s College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the university’s varsity soccer field behind the Kiernan Center. St. Peter’s College is a Christian institution... Read on →

Interfaith Leaders’ Breakfast Comes to Niagara

June 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Levesque Institute hosted its first interfaith community leaders’ breakfast at Niagara University on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The purpose of the breakfast was to share information about programs that would be of interest to leaders of the faith community and to extend a dialogue and conversation about opportunities... Read on →

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