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Family Literacy Center

Family Literacy Center Presents Children’s Enrichment Book Club

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering an Enrichment Book Club for local students in grades 3-8. The free program takes place at NU from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on March 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 27. It offers fun, engaging and motivating reading experiences that pair literature with... Read on →

Vincentian seminarian Thomas King, pictured here in a black sweatshirt with students at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in Niagara Falls, became a very active member of the campus community during his apostolic month at Niagara University.

Vincentian Seminarian Spends Apostolic Month at Niagara University

March 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

As an undergraduate student at St. John’s University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) – all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology. King graduated in... Read on →

Averl Harbin is the director of multicultural affairs at Niagara University.

Averl Harbin: Unifying the University One Step at a Time

March 7, 2017

Deep in the corners of the Gallagher Center are an array of offices that offer amazing opportunities for students, faculty and staff. This is exceptionally true for one office: The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and the woman in charge – Averl Harbin – are making enormous changes throughout... Read on →

Sharon Green

Sharon Green Honored by National Association for Developmental Education

March 3, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University’s Office of Academic Support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education’s (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award. Green was presented with the award, which recognizes long-term service to developmental education students, during NADE’s March 2... Read on →

Dr. Hope Russell teaches women's studies at Niagara University.

Dr. Hope Russell: Addressing the Importance of Women’s Studies at Niagara University

February 28, 2017

Dr. Hope Russell knows a thing or two about the history of women. So much, in fact, that she teaches courses all about it at Niagara University. Dr. Russell is an adjunct professor of women’s studies at Niagara, and has spent over 12 years educating students on past and present... Read on →

Denise Gonez-Santos, executive director of the Erie 1 BOCES Regional Bilingual Education-Regional Network, speaks in front of an enthusiastic crowd during the Multilingual Matters conference Feb. 11 at Niagara University.

Multilingual Matters Conference Stresses Importance of TESOL Teachers

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 180 school district and school administrators, teachers, teaching assistants and instructional support staff spent the day at Niagara University on Feb. 11 for a Multilingual Matters conference. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, welcomed and praised the room of committed educators – some of whom came... Read on →

Mary "Betsy" Bissell is teaching a new course at Niagara University that introduces students to the Tuscarora language.

New Niagara University Courses Embrace Tuscarora Culture, Language

February 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri is on record stating that she would like to see an indigenous languages teaching certificate program offered for instructors in New York state. Until then, Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the... Read on →

Pictured at the announcement of Niagara University's new Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott Jr.; NU junior Ferrah Staley; Averl Harbin, Niagara’s director of multicultural affairs; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; and Dr. Thomas Chambers, professor of history at NU.

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission

February 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and social justice. The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating... Read on →

Niagara University students and employees met with Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and several other state legislators during Student Advocacy Day Feb. 14 at the Capitol in Albany.

Niagara University Students Take Financial Aid Message to Albany

February 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid. NU annually enlists a handful of students to participate in the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day, an initiative... Read on →

Panelists at the Diversity in Action event at NU

Niagara University Holds Panel Discussion on ‘Diversity in Action’

February 21, 2017

On Feb. 16, students, faculty and alumni gathered to discuss the relationship between diversity and campus relations in “Diversity in Action: A Discussion of Student Activism at Niagara University.” “When I arrived here (Niagara) in 1969, I saw that there was work that needed to be done,” said Bill Bradberry,... Read on →

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