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Indemnity Onstage

NU Launches New Experiential Education Program for Lawyers and Professionals

September 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A judge, an attorney and even a gorilla came together last week to help launch Niagara University’s new CLE program. Aimed at providing mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to attorneys, NU CLE has added a new experiential twist into the conventional world of CLEs, hoping to attract non-lawyers, business... Read on →

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NU Launching Poverty-Focused Social Entrepreneurship Program

September 10, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls area residents. For its inaugural competition, EntrepreNU 2015, a Vincentian Community Enterprise Project, challenges NU students to become directly engaged in finding new, self-sustaining, innovative solutions to the... Read on →

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‘Niagara Plunge’ Immerses Freshmen in Service Learning

September 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The intent of the Niagara Plunge is to immerse Niagara University freshmen. Not in freezing water as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution. Emily Doyle, of... Read on →

Professor Bo Pikas

Professor Pikas Elected to Buffalo Institute of Medical Research Board

September 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Bo Pikas, a marketing professor at Niagara University, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a board member of the Buffalo Institute of Medical Research. The seven-member board reviews and approves the conduct of medical research at the VA Western New York Healthcare System. Pikas, who has taught at... Read on →

Ice Bucket Challenge

Father Maher, NU Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

September 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with a couple hundred NU students, Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field. Father Maher was challenged by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. DePaul, like Niagara, is a Vincentian institution.... Read on →

ROTC - American Legion - Summer 2014

ROTC Cadets Assist American Legion Boys State Program

August 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University’s ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville. Cadets Jake Cary (of Victory, N.Y.), Brandon Forjone (Clifton Spring, N.Y.), Kyle Gelnett (Cleveland, N.Y.), Aaron McCarroll (Sidney, N.Y.), Jacob Streb (York, N.Y.) and... Read on →

Alegre and Taylor Present at Regional Teaching Conference

August 22, 2014

Mitchell Alegre and David Taylor, Ph.D., presented a concurrent session at SUNY Fredonia’s 8th annual Teaching and Learning Conference, held Aug. 18. The theme of the conference, “Framing the Future: Teaching, Learning, Advancing,” focused on reimagining higher education so as to improve student engagement and learning across the disciplines. Alegre and... Read on →

Prayer

University Community Prays for Peace in Iraq

August 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to a call from the Very Reverend G. Gregory Gay, C.M., superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, the Niagara University community came together in prayer at 12:30 p.m. today for those suffering from persecution, violence and destruction in Iraq. Kristina Schliesman, campus minister, and alumna Ashley Serwon... Read on →

30 Under Thirty

ReNU Niagara Director, Two Young NU Alumnae Recognized by Business First

August 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Kathleen Heim and Shannon (Bloomquist) Patch, both 2007 graduates of Niagara University, were honored by Business First during the newspaper’s 30 Under Thirty awards program held last night at The Atrium @ Rich’s. The award recognizes 30 Western New Yorkers in the early... Read on →

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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 →

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