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Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2016. His term will continue through August 2020. The NCAA board of directors serves as the overall governing body for Division I,... Read on →

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Dr. Thomas Chambers Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of History

May 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers, professor of history at Niagara University, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of History. Membership in the academy is by invitation only and is limited to those with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history as authors, archivists, public historians,... Read on →

Pictured, from left, Dr. David Taylor, Seth Piccirillo, the Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M., Tom Lowe, the Rev. Jimmy Rowe, and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Levesque Institute Honored by Our Lady of Angels Association

May 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization’s annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held May 19, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Also recognized for their work in... Read on →

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ROTC Ceremony Commissions 16 Officers

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 13, 2016, in NU’s Gallagher Center. This marks the 75th consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. The oath was... Read on →

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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 61st Class

May 12, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 61st class during a ceremony held May 11, 2016, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. Recently appointed United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. A Lewiston native, Judge Roemer’s father was a New York State Police trooper. He... Read on →

The IRS presents awards to Al Oddo and Niagara University's VITA program.

IRS Honors Al Oddo and Niagara University’s VITA Program

May 8, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

Niagara University has been providing free income tax service (both federal and New York state) to low and moderate income individuals under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for 40 years. This service directly supports the mission of Niagara and is an important part of the university’s Learn... Read on →

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$50,000 National Grant Awarded to Niagara University Community Service Initiative

May 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of three postsecondary institutions in the country – and one of seven organizations of any kind – to receive a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. The $50,000 awards were available to organizations “working to... Read on →

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Niagara University Holding Community ‘Garage Sale’ May 18-19

April 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale for the fourth consecutive year. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Instituted by members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program, “2 Good 2 Toss” is... Read on →

Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul, applauds after presenting the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award to the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Niagara University Honored by Heart, Love and Soul

April 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was presented with the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room’s annual recognition dinner on April 21. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, accepted the award from Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love... Read on →

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