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Niagara University Reintroduces Minor in Africana/Black Studies

October 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A reconfigured academic minor at Niagara University focuses on the study of the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures. Launched this fall, the sequencing of courses for the Africana/Black studies minor includes areas of study on the History of Africa, The African-American (USA and Canada) experience (both historically and in... Read on →

Hundreds of students attended a 'Take Back the Night' event that Niagara University held in April. NU will hold another domestic violence awareness event, this time in conjunction with the Red Flag Campaign, on Oct. 27.

Niagara University Hosting ‘Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art’

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum called “Surviving…Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art.” The event, which is being held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, begins at 5... Read on →

Niagara University representatives Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education, Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute, the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, and David Schoen, director of libraries, are pictured with Kim Reynolds, coordinator of the Resurrection Life Food Pantry, and Greg Glovins, administrator of Resurrection Life Church.

Niagara University Awards Vincentian Poverty Grant to Local Food Pantry

October 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life Church and Food Pantry in Cheektowaga. Jay Stockslader, director of continuing education at NU, secured the $6,000 Vincentian Poverty Grant for Resurrection Life. The funds were used... Read on →


Niagara University Featured in ‘Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges’

October 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2016 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges, which was released this month. Niagara... Read on →

David Whalen, director of Niagara University’s First Responders Disability Awareness Training program, speaks at a news conference announcing newly expanded diversity sensitivity training that will be offered to police recruits and established police officers in Suffolk County.

Niagara University Offering Disability Awareness Training to Suffolk County First Responders

October 12, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini held a press conference Sept. 28 at Suffolk County Police Headquarters in Yaphank to announce newly expanded diversity sensitivity training that will be offered to police recruits and established police officers. Historically, recruits would receive two hours of disability awareness training covering four... Read on →


Niagara University Students Perform Community Service in McKoon Neighborhood

October 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 60 Niagara University students help picked up trash and debris in the McKoon Avenue neighborhood of Niagara Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1. A variety of student groups were represented, including Niagara’s baseball team and the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The day of service was coordinated by Jason A. Jakubowski, Niagara’s... Read on →

Centered by Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., are 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation honorees Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, C.S.S.F., Gary P. Hall, the Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., Peggy Choong, Ph.D., and Michael J. Skowronski.

Five Honored During Niagara University’s 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation

September 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 29, 2016. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders. Peggy Choong, Ph.D., was presented with Niagara’s Ozanam Medal, which is awarded... Read on →


Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

Thirty-two Niagara University freshmen participated in the fall 2016 edition of the Niagara Plunge.

‘Plunge’ Exposes New Niagara University Students to Vincentian Mission

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian identity. The first-year students participated in the university’s Niagara Plunge program, an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service-immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or BASIC. As part of the Niagara... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles at the podium during a press conference to announce the deepening of the partnershp between NU and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Joining Father Maher is Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Announce Joint Effort to Promote Economic Growth, Workforce Development

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education? Western New York is about to find out. Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort... Read on →

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