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M.S.Ed. students Jessica Bialkowski and Andrea Nicolia accepted the Literacy Alive! gold award on behalf of a collaborative Halloween program that was presented by Niagara University and the New York Power Authority.

Niagara University, New York Power Authority Program Receives National Literacy Award

November 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Halloween-themed children’s literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Andrea C. Nicolia, president of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa... Read on →

Fridays on the Frontier

National Heritage Program Offers Students Interactive Experience at Old Fort Niagara

November 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 5,000 local students have been exposed to the historical sights and sounds at Old Fort Niagara during the last month, thanks to a program sponsored by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. “Fridays on the Frontier” took place weekly during October, immersing fourth and seventh graders in the... Read on →

Rev. James J. Maher, President, Niagara University

Niagara University Welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls

October 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara University’s Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. The training, which is open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. The one-day... Read on →

ROTC Program Places in Top 20% on Order of Merit List

October 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it’s considered one of the best in the nation. Results released Oct. 22 from the United States Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Accessions and Branching Board show that the Purple Eagle Battalion placed in the top 20 percent on the National... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Dr. Daniel Patterson, president of Niagara College, shake hands after signing the MOU.

Niagara University Inks Memorandum of Understanding with Niagara College

October 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University (Lewiston, N.Y., USA) and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding. The MOU represents an international partnership that extends opportunities for higher education on a binational scale. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher,... Read on →

ROTC, Theatre Partner for Leadership Training Exercise

October 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A unique collaboration last weekend contributed to an enriching leadership training exercise for cadets in Niagara University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Five NU theatre majors acted as role players during Saturday’s portion of the ROTC weekend training exercise, which took place at Chestnut Ridge State Park in Orchard Park,... Read on →

Niagara University Unveils Nursing Simulation Center

October 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University formally unveiled its new Nursing Simulation Center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10. The state-of-the-art, $1.5 million facility, located in Dunleavy Hall, will provide “hands-on” opportunities for students to manage patient encounters and skills in a risk-free, virtual reality environment, while supporting... Read on →

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster lends a hand during a recent Pop-Up Park NF! event.

Pop-Up Park Activates and Engages Residents in Niagara Falls Healthy Neighborhoods Community

October 14, 2015

Gluck Park was the place to be for a high energy and inspirational afternoon on Sept. 19. The Healthy Food, Healthy People Work Group of the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosted the first Pop-Up Park NF! Niagara University is a partner in the program. More than 60 neighborhood youth... Read on →

Panel Discussion on Environmental Injustice in Niagara Falls Coming to NU

October 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will host a panel discussion Oct. 15 intended to consider the legacies of environmental injustice in Niagara Falls and to determine strategies for empowering the community. “Love Canal and Beyond” will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Gallagher Center’s Multi-Purpose Room on the NU campus. The... Read on →

NU Recognizes Educational Leaders During 2015 Awards Dinner

October 9, 2015  |  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. 8. The event took place at the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls. National Grid (Special Recognition Award) was... Read on →

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