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Niagara University Bringing Disability Awareness Training to First Responders in Missouri, Montana

August 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana. Contracts with the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will allow the university to deliver training programs similar to the ones it administers in New York,... Read on →

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ReNU Niagara Offering Capacity-Building Courses for Community Organizations

August 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, ReNU Niagara is going back to its roots. The Niagara University-backed community outreach program has created a yearlong series of courses that will help its partners improve the capacity of their organizations. Capacity College will offer participants weekly training during the fall semester on the... Read on →

For the second straight year, Niagara University students are undertaking an internship at a Haitian school founded by an NU alumnus.

Niagara University Students Offering Helping Hands to Impoverished Children in Haiti

August 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they’ve ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Morgan Dahlberg (of Farmington, Connecticut), Ana Diaz (Kitchener, Ontario), Marla Ernest (New Windsor, N.Y.), Amber Mis (Niagara... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, read 'You’re Here for a Reason' to the pre-K-2 students who attended NU's literacy camp this summer.

Niagara University Camp Enhances Literacy Skills of Children in Niagara Falls

August 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

U.S. Census data shows that 72 percent of adults in Niagara and Erie counties read at a fourth grade level. Niagara University is leading the charge toward stemming that tide through functional university-backed initiatives like the Niagara County Quality Improvement Project, Help Me Grow and the Primary Enhancement Program (literacy... Read on →

Help Me Grow Western New York

‘Help Me Grow’ Child Development Program Receives Federal Funding

August 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the receipt of $2.1 million in federal funding that is earmarked to increase developmental skills among children and decrease maternal depression in the Western New York and Long Island regions. The state’s Council on Children and Families will partner with the New York... Read on →

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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 →

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