Category / Institute for Civic Engagement

NU students Jessica Tobin, '15, and Jacey Diez, '16, volunteered in Ms. Gatinella’s first grade classroom in Camden, N.J.

A B.A.S.I.C. Winter Recess at NU: Serving Those in Need

January 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When college students travel during the winter semester break, it’s rare that they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless – unless said college students attend Niagara University. Thirty-seven students from the Lewiston-based, Catholic and Vincentian university volunteered during January to assist the less fortunate in... Read on →

NU students, from left, Rachel Bailey, Amy Wnuk, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Selena Cerra spent a week of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. They were accompanied by the Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M., and Dr. Abigail Levin.

Niagara University Students Build Home for Impoverished Family in Nicaragua

January 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family. Rachel Bailey, Selena Cerra, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Amy Wnuk – all members of the university’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club... Read on →

NU Offering Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Scouts

January 6, 2016  |  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 at NU from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016,... Read on →

Levesque Institute Welcomes Local Youths as Part of ‘Experience College’ Program

December 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The commonly held belief that a goldfish’s memory is only a few seconds long was one of the myths debunked by psychology professor Donna Thompson, Ph.D., and her student, James Winkelman, during a recent visit by local youths to an animal behavior laboratory at Niagara University. This past November, the... Read on →

Pictured with the results of the Niagara Law Center's holiday toy drive are Paul Issac Sr., managing partner of Paramount Settlement Planning LLC, which sponsored the event, and Carol Howaart-Diez, CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara.

Niagara Law Center Spreads Holiday Cheer with United Way Toy Drive

December 14, 2015

A holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University’s Continuing Legal Education program proved so successful that Carol Howaart-Diez, CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara, had to enlist the help of Lewiston attorney Karl Frankovitch to transport a second vehicle of toys to the organization’s warehouse. The initiative was... Read on →

Sheyann Webb

Presentation by ‘Selma’ Co-Author, Service Projects, Trip to Washington Highlight NU’s MLK Celebration

December 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie Selma, Lord, Selma, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webb’s public, keynote address will take place... Read on →

FBI Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen shakes hands with David Whalen, project director of Niagara University's First Responder Disability Awareness Training program.

Whalen Facilitates First Responder Disability Awareness Training for FBI Special Agents

December 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training program held a seminar Dec. 10 for special agents affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Buffalo office. It is believed to be the first time that a session on disability awareness training has been presented during the local bureau’s all-employee annual... Read on →

Micthell Alegre

Mitchell Alegre Trades Lecture Hall for Learning Community

December 9, 2015

Niagara University students were seated in rows as they awaited the start of their weekly class. The set-up was perfect for a lecture, but this course was anything but. The clock signaled the start of class and the students went into motion – seats started to move, desks were... Read on →

Dr. Anthony Townsend, an expert on urbanism and technology, presented the keynote address during the first installation of a new Niagara University lecture series sponsored by the Maid of the Mist.

Tech Expert Offers Suggestions on Growing WNY Tourism Industry during NU Lecture

December 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Smart technology presents a major opportunity to bolster economic development in Western New York, according to a prolific urbanist and technology expert who spoke at Niagara University on Nov. 19. Dr. Anthony Townsend, the author of SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, offered the... Read on →

Members of Niagara University's Office of Engagement team helped collect more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable good items during #GivingTuesday.

Niagara University Gives Back as Part of National #GivingTuesday Movement

December 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

In congruence with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a national initiative, now in its fourth year, held annually on the Tuesday... Read on →

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