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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 →

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Money Magazine: Niagara University Offers Best Return on Investment in Buffalo-Niagara Region

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Money magazine has ranked Niagara University as the best college or university in the Buffalo-Niagara region when it comes to delivering the most value for a student’s educational dollar. Niagara was the highest-ranked college or university in the area in the magazine’s “2016 Best Colleges” study, which evaluated roughly 2,000... 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 →

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Renovated Dining Commons in Clet Hall Now Open

September 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The renovated Dining Commons in Clet Hall opened Sept. 4, just in time for the start of the fall semester at Niagara University. The enhanced facility features presentation-style cooking, a variety of seating options, bold colors and design elements that create an inviting environment for NU students to gather. The addition... Read on →

For the second straight year, Niagara University students are undertaking an internship at a Haitian school founded by an NU alumnus.

Niagara University Students Offering Helping Hands to Impoverished Children in Haiti

August 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they’ve ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Morgan Dahlberg (of Farmington, Connecticut), Ana Diaz (Kitchener, Ontario), Marla Ernest (New Windsor, N.Y.), Amber Mis (Niagara... Read on →

Facilitator Patrick McMillan illustrated how to use Google Apps for Education core services during an all-day Google Academy held at Niagara University on Aug. 16.

New York’s Projected Teacher Shortage Being Addressed by Niagara University

August 17, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

With the state of New York facing a major teacher shortage in the years ahead, cutting-edge preparation of education majors – and continued professional development of current educators – takes on added importance. It was that impetus, in part, that led to today’s Google Academy at Niagara University. Hosted by... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, read 'You’re Here for a Reason' to the pre-K-2 students who attended NU's literacy camp this summer.

Niagara University Camp Enhances Literacy Skills of Children in Niagara Falls

August 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

U.S. Census data shows that 72 percent of adults in Niagara and Erie counties read at a fourth grade level. Niagara University is leading the charge toward stemming that tide through functional university-backed initiatives like the Niagara County Quality Improvement Project, Help Me Grow and the Primary Enhancement Program (literacy... Read on →

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‘Help Me Grow’ Child Development Program Receives Federal Funding

August 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the receipt of $2.1 million in federal funding that is earmarked to increase developmental skills among children and decrease maternal depression in the Western New York and Long Island regions. The state’s Council on Children and Families will partner with the New York... Read on →

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NU Professor, Alumna Team to Publish College and University Counseling Manual

August 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Who better to compose a handbook on campus mental health than a tenured clinical mental health professor, a recent doctoral graduate in counseling psychology and a practicing university psychologist? Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, a professor of counseling at Niagara University, teamed with one of his former students, Dr. Kimber Shelton,... Read on →

National Grid again sponsored a series of children's STEM camps at Niagara University this summer. The programs, open to children ages 5-7, children in grades 3-8, and a Young Women’s Camp for girls in grades 6-9, engaged students in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM Career Preparation for Children Prioritized by Niagara University

August 8, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was invested as Niagara University’s 26th president, he stated in his inaugural address that the Catholic and Vincentian institution would become an even greater regional partner by forging a “distinctive role in STEM education, computer science, logistics and other fields that support... Read on →

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