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March for Life 2015

NU Students March in Pro-Life Rally in Washington

February 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ten Niagara University students traveled to Washington D.C., in January to participate in March for Life 2015, the largest pro-life event in the world. Accompanying the group was campus minister Ashley Serwon, ’11, M.S.’13, and two Vincentian priests, Father Vincent J. O’Malley, C.M., and Father John Doai Kim Dang, C.M. “Children... Read on →

C.E.O. Club HR director Jessica Mullane, far left, and C.E.O. Club president and treasurer Robert Derrett, far right, deliver a check to Heart, Love and Soul guest James and executive director Sister Beth Brosmer.

NU Students Deliver Turkey Trot Proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul

February 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

In November, Niagara University’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its sixth annual Turkey Trot to help raise money for the Heart, Love and Soul soup kitchen and food pantry. On Friday, Feb. 13, the C.E.O. Club delivered the proceeds – $500 – to Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Biz First: Father Maher Among Western New York’s ‘Most Influential’

February 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s leader wields a significant amount of influence throughout Western New York, according to rankings published today in Business First. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was included among the weekly newspaper’s 2015 “Power 250” – a list of the 250 men and women who (in... Read on →

Sport Management Students

Sport Management Students Offer Recreational Programs at Niagara Charter School

February 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students enrolled in a class on sport-based youth mentoring continue to offer ongoing outreach programs to inner-city children. As part of the course, NU students volunteer weekly at Niagara Charter School (Niagara Falls, N.Y.), serving as sport and recreation leaders and mentors to the children in kindergarten through... Read on →

Debra Colley, Ph.D.

Dr. Debra Colley Earns Community Leader Award in Education

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College Education, received the Community Leader Award in Education on Wednesday from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York. Dr. Colley was recognized during the NFJC’s annual awards luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center. The Community Leaders Awards recognize individuals/organizations in... Read on →

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First Responder Disability Awareness Training Program Receives Tower Foundation Grant

January 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University First Responder Disability Awareness Training program has received an $85,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to complete implementation of FRDAT training in Erie and Niagara counties. The one-year grant will enhance Niagara University’s efforts to move away from a direct training model of... Read on →

Father Maher

NU Receives $1 Million Gift from Vincentians to Support Student Scholarships

January 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today that it has received a $1 million gift from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund. The fund will help NU recognize and offer new scholarships to incoming students who are in good academic... Read on →

VITA Program

NU Ramps Up Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for 2015

January 26, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

If being taxed is one of life’s only certainties, receiving free tax preparation assistance from Niagara University isn’t far behind. For a 34th year, students from NU’s College of Business Administration will help members of the Niagara Falls community file their state and federal income taxes this spring. In 2014, 82... Read on →

Certificate Program in Applied Urban Ministry Offered at NU

January 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A community outreach program leading to a Certificate of Applied Urban Ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University. The 2015 cohort of classes begins with a mandatory orientation session on Feb. 10. Classes commence Feb. 17. Designed by representatives of faith communities in Niagara Falls and Buffalo in... Read on →

Ndaba Mandela

Ndaba Mandela Visits NU to Reflect on Grandfather’s Legacy

January 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum on Jan. 20. Ndaba Mandela, in an hour-long keynote address, spoke of the laughs, laments and lessons learned from living with an iconic grandfather who went from prisoner to president, and built a nation. The event... Read on →

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