Category / International Relations

Vietnamese Mass

Binational Mass Welcomes Vietnamese to Niagara University

November 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Mass on this Sunday evening began like many others before it, with the singing of “Open My Eyes, Lord” permeating through Niagara University’s Alumni Chapel. Only this time, the singing of the gathering song’s verses alternated between English and Vietnamese. The distinctive liturgical music was performed by 30 Vietnam natives clad... Read on →

Hungary

In Hungary, Father Maher Presents Caritas Medal, Establishes Alumni Chapter

October 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

As the Berlin Wall was being razed in the early 1990s, Dr. Péter Forgách was watching closely from afar. The young, Hungarian-born medical doctor had been practicing ophthalmology in Buffalo for years yet remained concerned about his birth country’s capacity to establish an effective democratic government. In 1994, Dr. Forgách and... Read on →

Vincentian Heritage Convocation

Bishop Chappetto, Fr. Carney, Quarantello & 3 NU Employees Honored During Convocation

September 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Six individuals were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Sept. 25, 2014. 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. The Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, D.D., V.G., V.E., ’67, received an... Read on →

MOU

Niagara University Signs MOU with Hand in Hand for Haiti

September 25, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with a Haiti-based humanitarian organization founded by an NU alumnus. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president, and Ed Brennan, ’78, inked the agreement during Vincentian Heritage Week, the university’s annual celebration of its heritage. Brennan founded Hand in Hand for Haiti as... Read on →

Vincent Statute

Annual Convocation Highlights Vincentian Heritage Week at Niagara University

September 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 22-26, 2014. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the university community to pay homage to St. Vincent,... Read on →

Prayer

University Community Prays for Peace in Iraq

August 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Responding to a call from the Very Reverend G. Gregory Gay, C.M., superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, the Niagara University community came together in prayer at 12:30 p.m. today for those suffering from persecution, violence and destruction in Iraq. Kristina Schliesman, campus minister, and alumna Ashley Serwon... Read on →

Maher in Haiti

Father Maher, NU Faculty Members Visit Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

August 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater this week. In 2010, Ed Brennan sought to build a sustainable school complex for the children of Saint Marc, Haiti, an area that was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake... Read on →

VFCAP

NU Helps Create a Foundation for Vincentian Family Collaboration

August 5, 2014

More than 50 Vincentian family members from 24 countries gathered at the Maison Mère in Paris to attend the Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program (VFCAP) June 8–13, 2014. Created by the Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission, the program responds to the need for more innovative ways to engage the branches of... Read on →

English Summer Camp

New English Summer Camp Exposes International Students to NU, Western New York & American Culture

August 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture. Designed for nonnative learners of English, the experience provides four hours of language instruction each weekday. The instruction, which... Read on →

New Zealand Rugby Team to Play Exhibition Match at Niagara University

July 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The St. Peter’s College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on the university’s varsity soccer field behind the Kiernan Center. St. Peter’s College is a Christian institution... Read on →

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