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The young Haitian students at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable express their appreciation to the Niagara University faculty and interns who served as camp instructors for seven weeks this summer.

NU Students Complete New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

September 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. There is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan in all of Haiti. Only a handful of private high schools in Port-au-Prince that cater almost exclusively to the most affluent... Read on →

Mental Health Training for Community Members to be Offered at NU

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Recent tragedies in Charleston, S.C., and Aurora, Colo., have exacerbated the need to educate the general public on how to identify and respond to mental illness, both in the workplace and in everyday situations. As a result, the Mental Health Association in Niagara County Inc. is teaming up with Niagara... Read on →

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Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

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Money Magazine: Niagara University is Region’s Highest Ranking Private Institution

August 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University delivers the most value for a student’s educational dollar among all private colleges and universities in the Buffalo-Niagara region, according to Money magazine’s “2015 Best Colleges.” The Catholic and Vincentian institution was the highest-ranked private institution in the area in the study released Tuesday, which evaluated roughly 1,500... Read on →

Niagara University praised by The Princeton Review.

NU’s Academics, Sustainability Again Praised by The Princeton Review

August 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is again among the best institutions in the Northeast in terms of both academics and sustainability, according to results released Aug. 3 by The Princeton Review. NU is one of 225 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015... Read on →

Dr. Hung Le, NU's vice president for international relations, and Dr. Tim Downs, provost, add their signatures to an articulation agreement with Toronto's Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

NU Adds Articulation Agreement with Humber College on Master’s in TESOL

July 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has entered into a new articulation agreement with the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto that will permit students from Humber to transfer credits to NU’s M.S.Ed. program in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL. The agreement stipulates that students... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, took some time out of his schedule today to read to children participating in the Primary Enhancement Program.

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Camp Participants

July 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday’s special guest, “What’s your favorite color?” Before a response could be given, the student interjected, “Can I guess? I bet it’s black!” It was an amusing question (and presumed answer) posed... Read on →

Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

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Ambassador Heyman, Leonhardt, Brennan Highlight Commencement 2015

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated nearly 900 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 14-16, 2015. Commencement 2015 commenced Thursday, May 14, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 247 students, including five who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Bruce Heyman, the United... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning tenure and promotion include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Shannon Hodges, Ed Hutton, Dr. Anna McNab, Dr. Douglas Tewksbury, Dr. Christopher Wright and Christopher Aquino. Not pictured: Dr. Jinyan Huang, Dr. John Keller, Dr. Shannon Risk and Dr. Joseph Scarcelli.

Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6, 2015. Shannon Hodges, Ph.D., and Jinyan Huang, Ph.D., both faculty members of Niagara’s College of Education, were promoted to full professor. Dr. Hodges also earned tenure. The following... Read on →

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