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Members of Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement coordinated the #GivingTuesday program on campus.

Niagara University Supports Needy Families Through #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, alumni and friends once again came out in full force to support #GivingTuesday, which was held Nov. 29, 2016. The national initiative inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

HoganWillig attorney Linda Grear speaks during last year's legal seminar and holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University’s Continuing Legal Education program.

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

November 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County. The result was evident when the United Way needed to call in reinforcements to... Read on →

Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner honorees include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Frances E. Crosby, ’67, Brian P. Crosby, ’67, Thurman L. Thomas, Dr. Gary Praetzel and Robyn L. Krueger.

Niagara University to Honor Five at President’s Dinner on Nov. 18

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of extraordinary individuals who will be honored during Niagara University’s President’s Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino  in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Proceeds from the President’s Dinner benefit Niagara... Read on →

Several Niagara University students participated in a day of service at a Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity site on Nov. 5. Back row, left to right: Dakota Marohn, Molly Smarr, Kyle Sentiff, Neil Luckman and Elizabeth Marohn. Front row, left to right: Kristen Glor, Emily Neubecker, Emily Eich, Maria Sciarrino and Mira Cirasunda.

Niagara University Students Perform Service at Habitat for Humanity Site

November 10, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in July, 22 soon-to-be Niagara University freshmen participated in a day of service at a 60th Street site that had just been acquired by the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. As the first group of volunteers to work at the location since it was procured from the city... Read on →

Michelle Blackley Glynn, a lecturer in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Roscoe Naguit, assistant director of the university-sponsored Niagara Global Tourism Institute, have been chosen for Niagara County’s second 12 Under 40 class.

Naguit, Blackley Glynn Chosen for Niagara County ‘12 Under 40’ Award

November 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Roscoe Naguit, assistant director of Niagara University’s Niagara Global Tourism Institute, and Michelle Blackley Glynn, a lecturer in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, will be honored during the second annual 12 Under 40 leadership recognition awards ceremony on Nov. 16. Niagara’s 12 Under 40 is a joint effort... Read on →

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Niagara QIP Director to Represent WNY on Statewide Early Childhood Board

November 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The director of a Niagara University initiative that enhances the kindergarten readiness skills of young children in Niagara County has been appointed to the board of directors of the New York Zero-to-Three Network. Lynnette Haley O’Stewart, director of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project, officially joined the... Read on →

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Niagara University’s Education Programs Praised by Corporation for National & Community Service

October 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When the Corporation for National and Community Service named Niagara University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th straight year, it also recognized NU for its commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through college. The Honor Roll recognizes performance in... Read on →

Niagara University education majors carried out children's literacy activities during the New York Power Authority's 2016 Halloween Spooktacular.

College of Education Offers Literacy Activities During Power Authority ‘Halloween Spooktacular’

October 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center provided free literacy activities to more than 260 children ages 4-12 during the New York Power Authority’s Halloween Spooktacular, which was held Oct. 22 at the Niagara Power Vista. Members of Niagara University’s Future Teachers Association (NUFTA) planned the activities and shared their teaching skills... Read on →

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Niagara University Receives Highest Federal Honor for Community Service

October 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. Niagara is the only college or university from Western New York to have been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every... Read on →

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