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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 →

Niagara Universisty senior communication studies major Dominic Hannon is pictured in front of a new history wall he helped design at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara. Hannon is accompanied by Jennifer Tresch, the agency's director of development, and Kenneth A. Sass, president and CEO.

Niagara University Senior Completes History Wall Project for Family & Children’s Service

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The dedication of a new history wall at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara this past Wednesday, Dec. 7, resulted principally through the tireless work of Niagara University communication studies major Dominic Hannon. Hannon, a senior from Buffalo, was tasked with developing a visual display to showcase the nonprofit’s 121... Read on →

Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... Read on →

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 →

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 →

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