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NU Students Walk to Support Breast Cancer Research

October 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Nearly 200 Niagara University students participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk in downtown Buffalo this past Saturday. Participants for the event included members of the Campus Programming Board, Niagara University Student Government Association, Greek organizations Alpha Sigma Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma, the Student Nurses Association,... Read on →

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EntrepreNU Competition Exceeds 100 Participants and 30 Teams

October 16, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students truly care about the challenges related to food, hunger and nutrition faced by so many residents of the City of Niagara Falls. They have responded in almost overwhelming numbers to the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to aid these residents. Registration for EntrepreNU2015 has closed... Read on →

Niagara University Hosting Free CERT Training

October 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training course this fall on the NU campus. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction as well as a disaster training exercise that is designed... Read on →

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Learn and Serve Niagara Celebrates 20 Years of Service Learning

October 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Learn and Serve Niagara, Niagara University’s flagship service-learning program, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Castellani Art Museum Learn and Serve Niagara was established at NU in 1994 through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The university was one of 64 campuses... Read on →

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Niagara University Signs MOU with Hand in Hand for Haiti

September 25, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with a Haiti-based humanitarian organization founded by an NU alumnus. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president, and Ed Brennan, ’78, inked the agreement during Vincentian Heritage Week, the university’s annual celebration of its heritage. Brennan founded Hand in Hand for Haiti as... Read on →

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Annual Convocation Highlights Vincentian Heritage Week at Niagara University

September 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 22-26, 2014. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the university community to pay homage to St. Vincent,... Read on →

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NU Launching Poverty-Focused Social Entrepreneurship Program

September 10, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is launching a poverty-focused social entrepreneurship program that aims to address some of the most significant problems facing Niagara Falls area residents. For its inaugural competition, EntrepreNU 2015, a Vincentian Community Enterprise Project, challenges NU students to become directly engaged in finding new, self-sustaining, innovative solutions to the... Read on →

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‘Niagara Plunge’ Immerses Freshmen in Service Learning

September 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The intent of the Niagara Plunge is to immerse Niagara University freshmen. Not in freezing water as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution. Emily Doyle, of... Read on →

Alegre and Taylor Present at Regional Teaching Conference

August 22, 2014

Mitchell Alegre and David Taylor, Ph.D., presented a concurrent session at SUNY Fredonia’s 8th annual Teaching and Learning Conference, held Aug. 18. The theme of the conference, “Framing the Future: Teaching, Learning, Advancing,” focused on reimagining higher education so as to improve student engagement and learning across the disciplines. Alegre and... Read on →

30 Under Thirty

ReNU Niagara Director, Two Young NU Alumnae Recognized by Business First

August 21, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Kathleen Heim and Shannon (Bloomquist) Patch, both 2007 graduates of Niagara University, were honored by Business First during the newspaper’s 30 Under Thirty awards program held last night at The Atrium @ Rich’s. The award recognizes 30 Western New Yorkers in the early... Read on →

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