Category / Institute for Civic Engagement

Ndaba Mandela

Ndaba Mandela Visits NU to Reflect on Grandfather’s Legacy

January 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum on Jan. 20. Ndaba Mandela, in an hour-long keynote address, spoke of the laughs, laments and lessons learned from living with an iconic grandfather who went from prisoner to president, and built a nation. The event... Read on →

Tom Lowe

Leadership Niagara to Honor Tom Lowe During Awards Luncheon

January 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Tom Lowe, director of ReNU Niagara, will be named Leadership Niagara’s Emerging Leader of the Year during the organization’s annual awards luncheon, which will be held at the Niagara Falls Conference & Events Center on April 29. Lowe, a 2014 Leadership Niagara graduate, is active in numerous community-building programs through... Read on →

Ndaba Mandela

Mandela Address, Community Service Activities Highlight MLK Celebration at NU

January 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mandela’s keynote address – set for 6 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Castellani Art... Read on →

NU Offering Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Scouts

January 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The free workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at NU,... Read on →

Community Service

Carnegie Foundation Cites NU for Outstanding Community Engagement

January 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning, has again selected Niagara University for inclusion in its Community Engagement Classification. NU is among 240 colleges and universities nationwide, and 14 in New York state, selected for... Read on →

Meio

Father Maher Inks MOU with Meio University

December 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was in Okinawa, Japan, last Sunday to sign a memorandum of understanding with Meio University. The agreement denotes a formal interest between the institutions to collaborate on international student and faculty development initiatives. It is anticipated that students from Meio will... Read on →

Maher and Brosmer

Father Maher Presents Turkey Trot Proceeds to Heart, Love & Soul

December 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Chalk up another $1,600 for Heart, Love and Soul, thanks to the athletic acumen of Niagara University’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. Father Maher presented a check Wednesday afternoon to Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of the Niagara Falls-based food pantry and dining room. The funds were generated... Read on →

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Niagara University Again Named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

December 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has attained the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement – again. This marks the ninth straight year that Niagara has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Catholic and Vincentian institution is the only... Read on →

Turkey Trot

Niagara University Community Trots for Charity

November 19, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its sixth annual Turkey Trot on Sunday, Nov. 16, to help raise money for the Heart, Love and Soul soup kitchen and food pantry. Fifty-one registered runners and walkers participated in the 5K fun run or one-mile walk, which took place on... Read on →

Micthell Alegre

Professor Alegre Presents at State Roundtable

November 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Mitchell Alegre was a presenter at the New York State Campus-Life Sustainability Education Roundtable, held Nov. 1 at Cornell University. The event brought together more than 100 staff, students and faculty from across New York to share ideas and discuss programs that engage students in campus-based experiential sustainability learning... Read on →

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