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A special Mass was held in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on May 6 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus.

Father Levesque Celebrates 50 Years of Vincentian Priesthood

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6, 2017, in the Alumni Chapel. There were 24 concelebrating priests for the Mass, 15 of whom were Vincentians, including Father Levesque and the... Read on →

Niagara University's School of Nursing participated in the Million Hearts® event at the John Dukes Community Center on April 29.

Niagara’s Nursing Students Play Key Role in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Healthcare Event

May 8, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, students from the Niagara University’s nursing program took part in the Million Hearts® event at the John Dukes Community Center. It was part of a larger event in collaboration with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Million Hearts® is a national initiative that has set an ambitious... Read on →

Claudia Fleckenstein, left, and Ellie Murphy were named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year by Supervisor Merton Wiepert during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on April 28. (Photo courtesy of Niagara Frontier Publications)

Claudia Fleckenstein Named Town of Porter Citizen of the Year

May 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Claudia Fleckenstein, executive assistant in Niagara University’s Office of Planning and Assessment, and Ellie Murphy were named the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 28. Fleckenstein and Murphy were... Read on →

NU Nursing Students Assist with Memorial Million Hearts Project Public Kickoff Event

April 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a Healthy Heart Fair to showcase its new Million Hearts Project at a celebration to be held Saturday, April 29, at the John Duke Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. “Nursing students from Niagara University who have been certified with Million Hearts will join... Read on →

Mentor Gerald Smith works with young children during one of the early phases of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP).

Third Phase of Niagara University Community Program Focuses on Kindergarten Transition

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Mounting evidence illustrates that early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children. And now a third phase of the Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP) has an opportunity to make a significant impact on the larger early childhood education community in... Read on →

Niagara University students Gabriella Simoneit and Justin Crawford were recently recognized for their community service efforts at Heart, Love and Soul. Pictured is Simoneit, center, with Sister Beth Brosmer and Michael Daloia, the organization's executive director and assistant director, respectively.

Two Vincentian Scholars Honored by Heart, Love and Soul

April 10, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students Justin Crawford and Gabriella Simoneit were recognized by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room’s annual recognition dinner on April 6. Crawford (a native of Tonawanda) and Simoneit (of Niagara Falls) logged 578 volunteer hours during the past two years at Heart, Love... Read on →

Amber Thiel

Niagara University Sophomore Amber Thiel Named Newman Civic Fellow

April 3, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Amber Thiel, a sophomore marketing major at Niagara University, has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Springville native is among 273 students in the country – 23 from New York – to receive the award. Campus Compact is... Read on →

Residents & Local Organizations Invited to the Third Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair

March 23, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Congressman Higgins & ReNU Niagara hosting event designed to match volunteers with local organizations and encourage community engagement Congressman Brian Higgins, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Niagara University’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., announce the Third Annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair, coordinated by the university’s ReNU Niagara program. This... Read on →

Fran Boltz

Fran Boltz: Serving the Niagara Community for Nearly Two Decades

March 15, 2017

Walk into Bailo Hall, up a flight of stairs, around the corner, and who will you see? Sitting behind a desk surrounded by pictures of students and numerous awards acknowledging her service will be Fran Boltz, current Learn and Serve director and future IMPACT director at Niagara University. Boltz, a... Read on →

Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center Presents Children’s Enrichment Book Club

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering an Enrichment Book Club for local students in grades 3-8. The free program takes place at NU from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 27. It offers fun, engaging and motivating reading experiences that pair literature with... Read on →

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