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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 →


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 →

Kappa Gamma Pi 2015

Father Maher Joins 34 Students in Kappa Gamma Pi Graduate Honor Society

May 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Thirty-four Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 1, 2015, in St. Vincent’s Hall. Three honorary inductees – Father James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; Father Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., NU’s vice president for university mission... Read on →


Children’s Summer STEM Camps Returning to NU

April 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering, and math education for children – especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates. This summer, the college’s Institute of Applied Learning will offer a... Read on →

Sigma Alpha Sigma

Sigma Alpha Sigma, ‘Who’s Who’ Honors Students for 2015

April 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 82nd annual tapping ceremony on April 14, 2015, at the Castellani Art Museum. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president, inducted 32 students into Sigma Alpha Sigma, a selective society established by the Niagara Class... Read on →

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

Graduate Week

NU’s First-Ever Graduate School Week a Success

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Graduate School Week (March 23-28) was a new initiative that targeted and encouraged undergraduate students to explore graduate school opportunities and post-grad options at Niagara University. This program also featured opportunities for current graduate students to connect to the university in an effort to further develop a graduate culture... Read on →

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, spoke during a visit to campus about how his Niagara University education helped him secure a dean of students position in Boca Raton, Fla.

Alumnus Summons ‘Power of NU Degree’ to Land School Administrator Position

March 31, 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, has achieved his dream of becoming a school administrator just a few short years after earning his master’s degree in literacy. And he’s still amazed at how it all came about. “It’s been a wild ride,” he admits. The Ontario, Canada, native came to Niagara with a... Read on →

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