Category / Institute for Civic Engagement

Tom Lowe

ReNU Niagara Director Named to Business First’s ‘30 Under 30’

July 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, has been named to the 2014 class of Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under 30 honorees, the newspaper announced today. The award recognizes 30 Western New Yorkers in the early stages of their careers who are achieving at high levels at work and in the... Read on →

Interfaith Leaders’ Breakfast Comes to Niagara

June 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Levesque Institute hosted its first interfaith community leaders’ breakfast at Niagara University on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The purpose of the breakfast was to share information about programs that would be of interest to leaders of the faith community and to extend a dialogue and conversation about opportunities... Read on →

Western New York Service Learning Coalition Wraps Up Faculty Fellows Training

June 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Western New York Service Learning Coalition, a program of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, concluded its 2014 Faculty Fellows Training at the University at Buffalo on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The two-day training brought together faculty and staff from various institutions of higher education... Read on →

Maher

Father Maher Carries ‘Flame of Hope’ Six Miles for Special Olympics

June 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs. The institution’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., did so in the literal sense when he got a local leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics underway on... Read on →

Niagara Catholic to Recognize Niagara University with Community Service Award

May 28, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s longstanding commitment to community service will be recognized during Niagara Catholic High School’s Baccalaureate Mass this Thursday at 6 p.m. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president, will accept the Deus, Domus, et Patria (God, Home and Country) Community Service Award on behalf of Niagara University from Judith... Read on →

Women of Distinction

Borgognoni, Diez Feted as ‘Women of Distinction’

May 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Mary Borgognoni, Niagara University’s associate vice president of operations and outreach, and Jacey Diez, a junior TESOL major, were recognized as “Women of Distinction” by the Niagara Gazette during an awards dinner held last night at the Como Restaurant. The women were chosen for their achievements, public service and entrepreneurial... Read on →

Madsen

Sport Management Students Offer Recreational Programs for Underserved Children

May 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students enrolled in a class on sport-based youth mentoring took on several community-oriented projects during the spring semester. Led by Dr. Rachel Madsen, an assistant professor in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the initiatives were undertaken in an effort to bring sport and recreation opportunities to... Read on →

Chelsea Pelsone

NU Senior Creating Community for Sufferers of Autoimmune Diseases

May 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Chelsea Pelsone is a graduating Niagara University senior with a slew of good works to her name. The former Niagara County Peach Queen, who was also named Leadership Niagara’s 2012 “Emerging Leader of the Year,” helped raise $11,000 during her reign for the Arthritis Foundation and even went to Washington,... Read on →

Rev. Kevin Creagh, C.M.

NU Appoints Father Kevin Creagh VP for University Mission & Ministry

May 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., has been named vice president for university mission and ministry, effective immediately. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university. Father Creagh, who had been serving as Niagara’s vice president of campus ministry since August 2011, will... Read on →

Experience NU

Boys & Girls Club Students Offered Chance to ‘Experience Niagara University’

May 6, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On six Tuesdays from February to April, 11 middle school students from the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club visited the Niagara University campus. Dubbed “Experience Niagara University,” the program exposes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to collegiate atmosphere in hopes that they’ll consider attending an institution of higher... Read on →

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