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Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

The first cohort of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute graduates are pictured with Dr. Deborah Curtis, director of NU's Center for Events and Management Development, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk.

Graduation Ceremony Held for First Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute Class

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve clients of Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program were conferred certificates yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute class. The 10-week hospitality/tourism industry-focused training is in partnership with Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Joseph Nzikamira, who came... Read on →

Torch Run 2015

Father Maher Runs with ‘Flame of Hope’ to Support Special Olympics

June 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, ran four miles this afternoon in tandem with local law enforcement personnel, Special Olympians and NU students and employees in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Participants, led by Father Maher, carried the “Flame of Hope”... Read on →

Community Preparedness Conference Coming to Campus in June

May 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Empowering Volunteers Conference is designed to provide training opportunities and workshops detailing best practices in personal and community preparedness initiatives. It is intended for community members who volunteer with Citizen Corps... Read on →

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, and Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute, pose for a photo with the 2015 graduates of Niagara University's certificate program in applied urban ministry.

Community Leaders Graduate from Certificate Program in Applied Urban Ministry

May 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen individuals were recognized Thursday afternoon for completing Niagara University’s certificate program in applied urban ministry. The graduates had their commitments to becoming more effective leaders in their churches and neighborhoods reaffirmed during the three-month program. Congratulations to this year’s graduates: Shari Alderman Holly Coty Juetaun’ Drewitt Audrey Evans Ted Gilmer Vanessa Gulley Cheryl Harris Tom Hebeisen Daisy Hernandez Junia Jones Evelyn... Read on →

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, received Leadership Niagara's Emerging Leader of the Year Award on April 29. Pictured are Maureen Wendt, board chair of Leadership Niagara, Molly Anderson, LN executive director, Lowe, and Seth Piccirillo, director of community development in Niagara Falls.

Tom Lowe Named ‘Emerging Leader of the Year’ by Leadership Niagara

April 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, was named Leadership Niagara’s Emerging Leader of the Year during the organization’s annual awards luncheon, held yesterday at the Conference Center Niagara Falls. Lowe was presented with the award by Molly Anderson, executive director of Leadership Niagara, and Seth Piccirillo, director of community development... Read on →

Joseph Levesque, C.M.

Father Levesque Enjoying New Role Aimed at Advancing Scholarships, Civic Engagement

April 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Father Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is noticeably relaxed on this sunny April day, 14 years of university presidency etched into his rearview mirror. He’s meeting with Niagara University alumni and friends in his office, the very room he lived in when the Gacioch Center was still called Meade Hall and... Read on →

Volunteer Fair

NU, Congressman Higgins Encourage Continued Community Engagement After Volunteer Fair

April 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Western New York residents turned out in droves for the first-ever LiveNF Volunteer Fair held Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The event was organized through Niagara University’s ReNU Niagara program and Congressman Brian Higgins. Forty registered organizations were on hand to welcome residents interested in learning more... Read on →

James Mackey, '16

James Mackey Named 2015 Newman Civic Fellow

April 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

James Mackey, a junior hospitality major at Niagara University, has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Brigantine, N.J., native was among 201 students in the country to receive the award. Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost... Read on →

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

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