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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 →

Amber Galloway Gallego holds an ASL workshop at Niagara University.

YouTube Sensation Brings Music Sign Language Interpretation Workshop to NU

May 13, 2017

Amber Galloway Gallego, the pink-haired YouTube sensation who brought American Sign Language music interpretation into the mainstream, presented a free workshop April 19 at Niagara University. More than 200 people attended the public event, which took place in the Dining Commons and was sponsored by the university’s ASL and Deaf... Read on →

Niagara University's School of Nursing participated in the Million Hearts® event at the John Dukes Community Center on April 29.

Niagara’s Nursing Students Play Key Role in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Healthcare Event

May 8, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, students from the Niagara University’s nursing program took part in the Million Hearts® event at the John Dukes Community Center. It was part of a larger event in collaboration with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Million Hearts® is a national initiative that has set an ambitious... Read on →

The Niagara University Lions Club received its official charter from the Lions Club International.

Niagara University Lions Club Receives Official Charter

May 2, 2017

The Niagara University Lions Club received its official charter from the Lions Club International during an event held April 28, 2017, at the Brickyard Pub & BBQ in Lewiston, N.Y. The NU Lions Club, which was approved by the Office of Campus Activities in November 2015 as a new club... Read on →

Claudia Fleckenstein, left, and Ellie Murphy were named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year by Supervisor Merton Wiepert during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on April 28. (Photo courtesy of Niagara Frontier Publications)

Claudia Fleckenstein Named Town of Porter Citizen of the Year

May 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Claudia Fleckenstein, executive assistant in Niagara University’s Office of Planning and Assessment, and Ellie Murphy were named the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 28. Fleckenstein and Murphy were... Read on →

Army ROTC Awards Ceremony | 04.27.17

ROTC Cadets Recognized During Spring 2017 Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual spring awards ceremony at the Castellani Art Museum on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Congratulations to the following cadets: American Legion Frederic F Cadille Post 1664 Award Evan Shank and Nathan Watkins Stephen Sikora Unit 1322 Award Connor Edbauer American Legion Auxiliary Tonawandas Unit 264 Award... Read on →

Niagara University Holding Community ‘Garage Sale’ May 17-18

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale for the fifth consecutive year. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center on Wednesday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Instituted by members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program, “2... Read on →

Mentor Gerald Smith works with young children during one of the early phases of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP).

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Mounting evidence illustrates that early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children. And now a third phase of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the larger early childhood education community in... Read on →

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