Category / Institute for Civic Engagement

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 →

Niagara University Again Providing Free Tax Help

February 13, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s that time of year again. For the 36th straight year, accounting students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season. In 2016, 86 student volunteers helped local residents file 891 tax returns, totaling more than $1.1 million... Read on →

Niagara University criminal justice professors Timothy Lauger, Ph.D., and Craig Rivera, Ph.D., are pictured in front of a shooting network map they created as part of a study funded through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Niagara University Professors Researching Gun-Related Crime Trends

February 9, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Having conducted several interviews with both victims and perpetrators of gun-involved violence in Niagara Falls, Drs. Timothy Lauger and Craig Rivera say that they are startled by how casually these individuals recount their experiences. “There are a few individuals in Niagara Falls who have been involved in 10-11 shootings. Sometimes... Read on →

Pictured in the back row following today's IMPACT service learning announcement are Christian Hoffman, communications and development manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier; the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus of Niagara University; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; and William Bradberry, chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Inc. Seated are Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute; Patricia Wrobel, executive director for external relations; and Dominic Hannon, a communication studies major at NU.

Making an IMPACT: Niagara University Transforms Its Approach to Service Learning

January 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University – the only Western New York college or university that has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since 2006 – is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community. The Catholic and Vincentian university’s flagship service program,... Read on →

Rebecca Vincheski, chief professional officer of the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, presents the Community Service Award to Niagara University students Theresa Selfe, Amber Thiel, Alyssa Krawczyk and Michael Pearl and NU campus minister Ashley Gruhalla.

‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored by Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club

January 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Plunge, a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s Community Service Award during an event held today at the Como Restaurant. Thirty-two NU freshmen participated in the Niagara Plunge... Read on →

Dr. Bernice A. King

Speech by Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Highlights NU’s MLK Celebration

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King. Dr. Bernice King, the chief executive officer of the King Center, will speak at... Read on →

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 63rd Class

January 11, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11, 2017, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. NCLEA co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Detective John Faso presented diplomas to this semester’s graduates: Heather Cepuchowski, Lockport Police Department Travis DeMuth, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Joseph... 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 →

Freshman Kayla Reumann tries on a musician's jacket over a waistcoat she made as part of a Costume Construction course at Niagara University. Old Fort Niagara Music Director Suzannah Emerson is holding up pants that complement the 1770s British 8th Regiment uniforms.

Old Fort Niagara and Niagara University Partner to Make Historic Clothing

December 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men’s waistcoats, which theatre department students are sewing and donating to the fort’s fife and drum corps. Five university students in associate professor Marilyn Deighton’s Costume Construction class have spent 20-25 hours... Read on →

The Second Annual Niagara Law Center Holiday Party and Toy Drive CLE, held each year at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is one of the larger toy drives in Western New York.

Niagara Law Center’s Expanded Mission Means More Toys for Local Kids

December 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive last Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Judging by the impressive turnout and vast collection of toys piled up in the middle of the museum’s main gallery,... Read on →

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