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New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

Professor Christopher P. Aquino, center, received Niagara University's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning’s Faculty Welcome Back Brunch. Aquino is pictured with his wife, MaryBeth , and Dr. Timothy Downs, NU provost.

Chris Aquino Receives NU’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Christopher P. Aquino, ’85, MBA’94, associate professor of accounting, received Niagara University’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning’s Faculty Welcome Back Brunch. Candidates for the honor are nominated by their peers and then chosen from a committee comprised of the award’s last three recipients. As this year’s awardee,... Read on →

The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was the site of a 'graduation' ceremony for international students who participated in Niagara University's 2015 English Summer Camp.

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

August 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the United States from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an... Read on →

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Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

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Money Magazine: Niagara University is Region’s Highest Ranking Private Institution

August 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University delivers the most value for a student’s educational dollar among all private colleges and universities in the Buffalo-Niagara region, according to Money magazine’s “2015 Best Colleges.” The Catholic and Vincentian institution was the highest-ranked private institution in the area in the study released Tuesday, which evaluated roughly 1,500... Read on →

Niagara University praised by The Princeton Review.

NU’s Academics, Sustainability Again Praised by The Princeton Review

August 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is again among the best institutions in the Northeast in terms of both academics and sustainability, according to results released Aug. 3 by The Princeton Review. NU is one of 225 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015... Read on →

Valerie C. Nolan

Valerie Nolan Named Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Valerie C. Nolan has been named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University, effective July 29. Working collaboratively with senior university administrators and faculty, Nolan will provide leadership and oversight of a comprehensive system for obtaining, managing and stewarding external grant support for institutional priorities and professorial... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, is presented with the Trey Whitfield Foundation's 2015 Adult Honoree Award by event emcee Clifton Davis and members of the organization's board of trustees.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment to Educational Access

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn. The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit... Read on →

Dr. Hung Le, NU's vice president for international relations, and Dr. Tim Downs, provost, add their signatures to an articulation agreement with Toronto's Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

NU Adds Articulation Agreement with Humber College on Master’s in TESOL

July 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has entered into a new articulation agreement with the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto that will permit students from Humber to transfer credits to NU’s M.S.Ed. program in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL. The agreement stipulates that students... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, took some time out of his schedule today to read to children participating in the Primary Enhancement Program.

Father Maher Reads Children’s Story to Literacy Camp Participants

July 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

One of the students participating in Niagara University’s Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday’s special guest, “What’s your favorite color?” Before a response could be given, the student interjected, “Can I guess? I bet it’s black!” It was an amusing question (and presumed answer) posed... Read on →

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