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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 →

Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner honorees include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Frances E. Crosby, ’67, Brian P. Crosby, ’67, Thurman L. Thomas, Dr. Gary Praetzel and Robyn L. Krueger.

Niagara University to Honor Five at President’s Dinner on Nov. 18

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of extraordinary individuals who will be honored during Niagara University’s President’s Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino  in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Proceeds from the President’s Dinner benefit Niagara... Read on →

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‘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 →

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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 →

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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 →

Chairman Huynh Trung Nam, of The Imperial Group in Vietnam, is pictured with the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More.

Niagara University Honors Russell Salvatore, Huynh Trung Nam

October 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the contributions of two national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry during a special convocation on Thursday, Oct. 13. Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More, and Huynh Trung Nam, chairman of The Imperial Group in Vietnam,... Read on →

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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 →

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 →

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