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Hundreds of students attended a 'Take Back the Night' event that Niagara University held in April. NU will hold another domestic violence awareness event, this time in conjunction with the Red Flag Campaign, on Oct. 27.

Niagara University Hosting ‘Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art’

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum called “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art.” The event, which is being held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, begins at 5... Read on →

Well-known Catholocism expert John L. Allen Jr. will speak at Niagara University on Nov. 9.

‘Vaticanologist’ to Speak at Niagara University on Pope Francis & Catholicism

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Well-known “Vaticanologist” John L. Allen Jr. will deliver an address Nov. 9 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World. The title of Allen’s talk, which will take place in the Castellani Art Museum at 5:15 p.m., is “Pope... Read on →

Niagara University representatives Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education, Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute, the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, and David Schoen, director of libraries, are pictured with Kim Reynolds, coordinator of the Resurrection Life Food Pantry, and Greg Glovins, administrator of Resurrection Life Church.

Niagara University Awards Vincentian Poverty Grant to Local Food Pantry

October 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life Church and Food Pantry in Cheektowaga. Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education at NU, secured the $6,000 Vincentian Poverty Grant for Resurrection Life. The funds were used... Read on →

Pictured are several individuals involved with the development of Niagara University's food and consumer packaged goods marketing concentration, from left: Drew Cerza, Dr. Paul Richardson, Robert Denning, Robert Castellani, John Zimmerman, Jamie McKeon, Bob Ferretti, William Chiodo, and Cathleen Anderson.

Industry Leaders Unite to Establish Food Marketing Program at Niagara University

October 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In what would appear to be an unlikely alliance, John Persons and Michael Keating are seated at a boardroom table inside Niagara University’s Bisgrove Hall, strategizing toward a common goal. Persons, president and COO of Tops Friendly Markets, and Keating, senior VP for operations of Wegmans Food Markets, are joined... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University to Address ‘Underserved Medicine’

October 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In March of 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and most inhumane.” That was 50 years ago. Since then, medical research and technology has had a major impact on the health of those who can... Read on →

Chairman Huynh Trung Nam, of The Imperial Group in Vietnam, is pictured with the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More.

Niagara University Honors Russell Salvatore, Huynh Trung Nam

October 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the contributions of two national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry during a special convocation on Thursday, Oct. 13. Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More, and Huynh Trung Nam, chairman of The Imperial Group in Vietnam,... Read on →

David Whalen, director of Niagara University’s First Responders Disability Awareness Training program, speaks at a news conference announcing newly expanded diversity sensitivity training that will be offered to police recruits and established police officers in Suffolk County.

Niagara University Offering Disability Awareness Training to Suffolk County First Responders

October 12, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini held a press conference Sept. 28 at Suffolk County Police Headquarters in Yaphank to announce newly expanded diversity sensitivity training that will be offered to police recruits and established police officers. Historically, recruits would receive two hours of disability awareness training covering four... Read on →

The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was presented with the U.S. Community Leadership Award by Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of Niagara University's College of Education, Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president, and Dr. Thomas Sheeran, professor of middle and secondary education.

Niagara University Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2016 Awards Dinner

October 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education recognized the contributions of educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6 The event took place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls. The Loretto Sisters (Ontario Educators of the Year) are... Read on →


Niagara University Students Perform Community Service in McKoon Neighborhood

October 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 60 Niagara University students help picked up trash and debris in the McKoon Avenue neighborhood of Niagara Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1. A variety of student groups were represented, including Niagara’s baseball team and the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The day of service was coordinated by Jason A. Jakubowski, Niagara’s... Read on →

Centered by Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., are 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, C.S.S.F., Gary P. Hall, the Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Peggy Choong, Ph.D., and Michael J. Skowronski.

Five Honored During Niagara University’s 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2016. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Peggy Choong, Ph.D., was presented with Niagara’s Ozanam Medal, which is awarded... Read on →

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