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Isabel Wilkerson speaks during Niagara University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2011. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author received the 2015 National Humanities Medal today.

2011 Niagara University Honoree Isabel Wilkerson Receives National Humanities Medal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University’s 2011 undergraduate commencement ceremony, has been awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Wilkerson was one of 12 distinguished honorees chosen by President Barack Obama for receipt of the 2015 National Humanities... Read on →

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Niagara University Theatre Announces Schedule for 53rd Season

September 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s 53rd season of theatre productions promises a diverse collection of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes. Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are excited to begin the season with The Macbeth Insurgency, adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner. This contemporary take on... Read on →

Amanda Lytle Sharpe

Niagara University Theatre Professor Honored by YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

September 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Amanda Lytle Sharpe, adjunct professor of theatre at Niagara University, will be honored Sept. 27 during the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier’s “Niagara Awards: A Tribute to Women.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Sharpe has served as an adjunct professor... Read on →

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Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

Thirty-two Niagara University freshmen participated in the fall 2016 edition of the Niagara Plunge.

‘Plunge’ Exposes New Niagara University Students to Vincentian Mission

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian identity. The first-year students participated in the university’s Niagara Plunge program, an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service-immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or BASIC. As part of the Niagara... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles at the podium during a press conference to announce the deepening of the partnershp between NU and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Joining Father Maher is Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Announce Joint Effort to Promote Economic Growth, Workforce Development

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education? Western New York is about to find out. Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort... Read on →

Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, professor of religious studies, celebrated her 50th anniversary of religious profession during a special Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, served as the main celebrant and homilist.

Niagara University Religious Studies Professor Celebrates Golden Jubilee, Publication of Fifth Book

September 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution’s foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones. Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, a professor of religious studies at NU, recently published her fifth book and observed the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. Beyond Our... Read on →

Pictured at today's announcement of the Big Eagle Little Eagle program are, from left, Niagara University student Simone Beckford; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; NU students Eric Rigg, Caton Charleston, Latricia Agee and Taundrea Ross; Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools; NU student Ferrah Staley; and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University's executive vice president.

Niagara University Develops Student Mentorship Program with Niagara Falls High School

September 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentorship program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition... Read on →

Pictured with Mother Teresa during Niagara University's 1982 Commencement are, from left, the Rev. John Nugent, C.M., NU president, and the Rev. Donald Harrington, C.M., the university's executive vice president.

Mother Teresa Spoke During 1982 Niagara University Commencement

September 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Pope Francis declared “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint.” A little more than 34 years before Mother Teresa, who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, was declared a saint, she graced the commencement stage at Niagara University. On May 30, 1982, the “saint of... Read on →

Levesque Institute Holds Breakfast Event for Faith Leaders

August 31, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement hosted its second Faith Leaders Breakfast on Aug. 24 with a goal of reinforcing Niagara University’s commitment to the faith community. Twenty local pastors, reverends, deacons and other faith leaders gathered in Bisgrove Hall to enjoy breakfast and listen to... Read on →

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