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The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, is presented with a gift by Tong Xiaojiao, president of China's Hunan First Normal University during a meeting at NU on May 3.

Officials from China’s Hunan First Normal University Visit NU

May 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Officials from Hunan First Normal University, a prestigious institution located in Changsha, China, met with administrators and faculty at Niagara University earlier this month. The colleges signed an academic collaboration agreement in China in December 2016, which signified a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange... Read on →

Niagara University Commencement

‘Hamilton’ Writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat’l Teacher of the Year Headline Commencement 2017 at NU

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University. Last week, Father Maher shook hands with them again, this time to congratulate... Read on →

Mentor Gerald Smith works with young children during one of the early phases of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP).

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Mounting evidence illustrates that early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children. And now a third phase of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the larger early childhood education community in... Read on →

Dr. Paul Vermette, professor of education, is presented with Leadership Niagara’s Lifetime Achievement Award by Liz Zulawski, president and CEO of Leadership Niagara.

Dr. Paul Vermette Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Leadership Niagara

April 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Paul Vermette, a professor of education at Niagara University, received Leadership Niagara’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s annual awards luncheon, held today at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. Dr. Vermette was presented with the award by Liz Zulawski, president and CEO of Leadership Niagara. A professional educator since 1971,... Read on →

Niagara University alumna Allison Turck is pictured with her fourth grade 'Niagara University' class at Success Academy Crown Heights in Brooklyn (each classroom at the school is named after the teacher's alma mater). The students are shown are displaying the Valentine's Day cards they wrote to Turck's brother, who’s serving in Afghanistan.

2016 Niagara University Grad Earns Award for Teaching Excellence

March 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Allison Turck, a 2016 Niagara University graduate, recently won Success Academy Charter Schools’ Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes the teachers who inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level across all 41 Success Academy schools. Turck, originally of Queensbury, N.Y., earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education and... Read on →

Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center Presents Children’s Enrichment Book Club

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering an Enrichment Book Club for local students in grades 3-8. The free program takes place at NU from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 27. It offers fun, engaging and motivating reading experiences that pair literature with... Read on →

Denise Gonez-Santos, executive director of the Erie 1 BOCES Regional Bilingual Education-Regional Network, speaks in front of an enthusiastic crowd during the Multilingual Matters conference Feb. 11 at Niagara University.

Multilingual Matters Conference Stresses Importance of TESOL Teachers

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 180 school district and school administrators, teachers, teaching assistants and instructional support staff spent the day at Niagara University on Feb. 11 for a Multilingual Matters conference. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, welcomed and praised the room of committed educators – some of whom came... Read on →

Mary "Betsy" Bissell is teaching a new course at Niagara University that introduces students to the Tuscarora language.

New Niagara University Courses Embrace Tuscarora Culture, Language

February 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri is on record stating that she would like to see an indigenous languages teaching certificate program offered for instructors in New York state. Until then, Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the... Read on →

Help Me Grow Western New York Awarded $1.8 Million Grant for Child Development Program

February 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will manage the grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

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