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Family Literacy Center Presenting Free Children’s Stories at Canalside

July 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Ultimate Author’s Chair is a new family event that is being be held at Canalside this summer. And thanks to Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center, select faculty, teachers, librarians, pre-service teachers and local authors will be reading stories to children there every Thursday morning through Aug. 25. Each free... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Ireland, Niagara University's interim provost, signs a memorandum of understanding with Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of the Niagara Falls City School District, and Paul J. Casseri, superintendent of Lewiston-Porter Central Schools.

NU Formalizes Partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port School Districts

June 30, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A memorandum of understanding signed today formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts. Dr. Timothy Ireland, NU’s interim provost, signed the MOUs with Mark R. Laurrie and Paul J. Casseri, the superintendents for the Niagara Falls and Lew-Port school districts, respectively. Niagara University will... Read on →

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Niagara University Employees Carry ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics

June 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University once again participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the local leg of which was held Monday, June 6. Participants carried the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of Lewiston, commencing at the Kiernan Center and ending at the Red Brick School on North... Read on →

Pictured, from left, Dr. David Taylor, Seth Piccirillo, the Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M., Tom Lowe, the Rev. Jimmy Rowe, and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Levesque Institute Honored by Our Lady of Angels Association

May 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization’s annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held May 19, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Also recognized for their work in... Read on →

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$50,000 National Grant Awarded to Niagara University Community Service Initiative

May 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of three postsecondary institutions in the country – and one of seven organizations of any kind – to receive a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. The $50,000 awards were available to organizations “working to... Read on →

Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul, applauds after presenting the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award to the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Niagara University Honored by Heart, Love and Soul

April 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was presented with the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room’s annual recognition dinner on April 21. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, accepted the award from Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love... Read on →

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NU Men’s Baseball Team Helps Volunteers Fill 18-Wheeler with Sandals

April 26, 2016

On April 20, an 18-wheeler was parked on Main Street in Niagara Falls ready to be filled with over 90,000 sandals. Filling a truck with that many sandals can be a daunting task, but thanks to the Niagara University men’s baseball team, several other NU students and employees, and... Read on →

Niagara University sophomore Megan Rogers is congratulated by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, for being selected as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.

Niagara University Student Megan Rogers Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

April 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Megan Rogers, a sophomore business major at Niagara University, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Lewiston native is among 218 students in the country to receive the award. Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,100... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, spends a moment with the conference's keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice. The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student... Read on →

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Sister Bernadette Miller, D.C., Appointed to Help NU’s Service Programs

April 4, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A member of the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise has been assigned to Niagara University to extend her ministry and service to Niagara Falls and the campus community. Sister Bernadette Miller, D.C., an alumna of Niagara University, will work closely with the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute... Read on →

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