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Pictured with winter items collected for Niagara Falls City School District families are NU Kappa Delta Pi officers Emily Kaufman, Zoe Pelletieri, Andrea Nicolia, Caitlin Riegel and Kelly Mayer.

NU Students Collect Winter Items for Abate School Families

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 80 sets of winter clothing items collected by Niagara University students were delivered today to Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls. The hats, gloves and scarves were collected by members of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Most... Read on →

Dr. Harlan Beckley

Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →


Niagara Law Center to Spread Holiday Cheer with Toy Drive CLE

November 19, 2015

The objective is simple: to accrue a mountain of toys. “I want to see a giant, multicolored mound of toys standing in the middle of the Castellani Art Museum,” said Niagara University Assistant General Counsel Ryan Thompson, who also directs the NU CLE program. “When the United Way comes by... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., delivers his address during this year's President's Dinner.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

November 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. View the President’s Dinner Journal The purpose of the President’s Dinner is to... Read on →

NU students Amy Wnuk, Rachel Bailey, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Selena Cerra and Jake Eberth are spending a portion of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. Not pictured: Briana Neale.

NU Student Group Traveling to Nicaragua to Build Home for Impoverished Family

November 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family. Kelly Fitzpatrick, president of Niagara’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club, said that a group of six students has been organizing the initiative... Read on →

A Niagara University student assists a boy at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. NU students have provided support to the nonprofit organization all semester as part of a course on management principles.

NU Students Apply Classroom Learning to Assist Children’s Center in Niagara Falls

November 9, 2015

Niagara University students have many opportunities to help the community while receiving their education. This semester, students in Professor Mitchell Alegre’s Management Principles course (MGT271A) have been doing just that. The students have been working at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a not-for-profit organization that educates underprivileged children... Read on →

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of public relations and manager of online content, have been chosen for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class.

Lowe, Freedman Chosen for Niagara County’s Inaugural ‘12 Under 40’ Class

November 5, 2015

Two Niagara University employees have been selected for Niagara County’s inaugural 12 Under 40 class, a group of young leaders who will be recognized Nov. 10 by the Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal and Leadership Niagara. Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, and Michael Freedman, NU’s associate director of... Read on →

M.S.Ed. students Jessica Bialkowski and Andrea Nicolia accepted the Literacy Alive! gold award on behalf of a collaborative Halloween program that was presented by Niagara University and the New York Power Authority.

Niagara University, New York Power Authority Program Receives National Literacy Award

November 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Halloween-themed children’s literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Andrea C. Nicolia, president of NU’s Alpha Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa... Read on →

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster lends a hand during a recent Pop-Up Park NF! event.

Pop-Up Park Activates and Engages Residents in Niagara Falls Healthy Neighborhoods Community

October 14, 2015

Gluck Park was the place to be for a high energy and inspirational afternoon on Sept. 19. The Healthy Food, Healthy People Work Group of the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosted the first Pop-Up Park NF! Niagara University is a partner in the program. More than 60 neighborhood youth... Read on →

Panel Discussion on Environmental Injustice in Niagara Falls Coming to NU

October 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will host a panel discussion Oct. 15 intended to consider the legacies of environmental injustice in Niagara Falls and to determine strategies for empowering the community. “Love Canal and Beyond” will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Gallagher Center’s Multi-Purpose Room on the NU campus. The... Read on →

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