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Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... Read on →

Several Niagara University students participated in a day of service at a Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity site on Nov. 5. Back row, left to right: Dakota Marohn, Molly Smarr, Kyle Sentiff, Neil Luckman and Elizabeth Marohn. Front row, left to right: Kristen Glor, Emily Neubecker, Emily Eich, Maria Sciarrino and Mira Cirasunda.

Niagara University Students Perform Service at Habitat for Humanity Site

November 10, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in July, 22 soon-to-be Niagara University freshmen participated in a day of service at a 60th Street site that had just been acquired by the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. As the first group of volunteers to work at the location since it was procured from the city... 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 →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, spends a moment with the conference's keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice. The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student... Read on →

Storyteller Laura Packer addresses the legacy of Sojourner Truth during a March 16 event at Niagara University that was held in conjunction with Women's History Month.

Laura Packer Performs ‘Conversations with Sojourner Truth’ at Castellani Art Museum

March 21, 2016

Faculty and students at Niagara University were in for a treat Wednesday night at the Castellani Art Museum as Laura Packer told the story of abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth. The event was sponsored by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Castellani Art Museum and Niagara University’s history, communication... Read on →

Niagara University Celebrates Black History Month

March 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University held several events this February in celebration of Black History Month. Students and faculty came together in order to ensure that the month was filled with festive and educational events. The schedule was developed by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. On Feb. 8, students gathered inside the Gallagher... Read on →

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, presented during MLK Week 2016 at Niagara University.

Dr. Paul Taylor Discusses ‘Black Lives Matter’ vs. ‘All Lives Matter’ During MLK Celebration Week

January 24, 2016

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, held a discussion inside Niagara University’s Gallagher Center Wednesday during the university’s week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The topic of the discussion focused on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and how... Read on →

Sheyann Webb

Presentation by ‘Selma’ Co-Author, Service Projects, Trip to Washington Highlight NU’s MLK Celebration

December 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie Selma, Lord, Selma, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webb’s public, keynote address will take place... Read on →

FirstFest 2015

FirstFest Kicks Off New School Year

September 9, 2015

Niagara University held its second annual FirstFest last week, which provided several different activities, including a showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” on Tuesday, a club/job fair on Wednesday and a barbecue on Saturday that was followed by an outdoor performance by national recording artist Echosmith. The entire week... Read on →

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