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Pictured in the back row following today's IMPACT service learning announcement are Christian Hoffman, communications and development manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier; the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus of Niagara University; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; and William Bradberry, chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Inc. Seated are Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute; Patricia Wrobel, executive director for external relations; and Dominic Hannon, a communication studies major at NU.

Making an IMPACT: Niagara University Transforms Its Approach to Service Learning

January 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University – the only Western New York college or university that has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since 2006 – is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community. The Catholic and Vincentian university’s flagship service program,... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

SACM Leaders Celebrate Semester’s End with NU’s Saudi Student Association

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held a daylong event Dec. 2 to celebrate the graduation of 21 students. Dr. Abdulghani Alharbi, assistant cultural attaché of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, offered the afternoon’s keynote address and then was joined by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of... Read on →

Niagara University Bringing Disney Institute Back to Niagara Falls

December 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sponsored by Niagara University, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Representatives from Niagara University and the Hunan University of Commerce (China) celebrate the signing of an 'agreement to cooperate' during a ceremony held in NU's Bisgrove Hall on Nov. 15.

Niagara University Formalizes Partnership with China’s Hunan University of Commerce

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University entered into a formal partnership with the Hunan University of Commerce, a provincial institution located in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, China, on Nov. 15, 2016. The “agreement to cooperate” demonstrates a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange programs, as... Read on →

‘Vaticanologist’ John Allen Addresses Popularity and Philosophy of Pope Francis During NU Talk

November 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the world’s foremost scholars on the Vatican and Catholic Church delivered an address at Niagara University Nov. 9 focused on Pope Francis’ fundamental inclination to mercy and servant-leadership. Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum’s main gallery to listen to... Read on →

Discussion, Photo Exhibit Highlight Celebration of Cuba at Niagara University

November 4, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. On Nov. 3, several of the participants shared stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience. The event, which was hosted by NU’s Office of International Relations and department of political... Read on →

Niagara University Receives Highest Federal Honor for Community Service

October 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. Niagara is the only college or university from Western New York to have been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every... Read on →

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 →

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