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The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, is presented with a gift by Tong Xiaojiao, president of China's Hunan First Normal University during a meeting at NU on May 3.

Officials from China’s Hunan First Normal University Visit NU

May 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Officials from Hunan First Normal University, a prestigious institution located in Changsha, China, met with administrators and faculty at Niagara University earlier this month. The colleges signed an academic collaboration agreement in China in December 2016, which signified a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange... Read on →

Niagara University Receives Estate Gift Totaling More Than $4 Million

May 18, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. “We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the gift that Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko has left for Niagara... Read on →

A special Mass was held in Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on May 6 to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus.

Father Levesque Celebrates 50 Years of Vincentian Priesthood

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6, 2017, in the Alumni Chapel. There were 24 concelebrating priests for the Mass, 15 of whom were Vincentians, including Father Levesque and the... Read on →

Niagara University Commencement

‘Hamilton’ Writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat’l Teacher of the Year Headline Commencement 2017 at NU

May 15, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University. Last week, Father Maher shook hands with them again, this time to congratulate... Read on →

Nurse blessing ceremony

NU Nursing Students Participate in Blessing & Pinning Ceremony

May 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

“Lord, give success to the work of your hands in the lives of these nurses. Bless these hands for they do the work of your hands. We pray this through Christ our Lord.” That was the prayer recited by the Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M., as 89 newly graduated nurses held... Read on →

Pictured, from left: Janice Laurie; Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad recipient Kathryn Rose Gould; Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of Niagara University’s theatre department; and Donald Laurie.

Kathryn Rose Gould Awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad

May 5, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theatre major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad. Gould, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, was notified of the award today, which will be used toward a study abroad experience this summer at Anglo-American University in London, England. Gould was... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles with students and scholarship supporters.

2017 Scholarship Celebration: ‘You Plant a Tree and It Grows’

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Supporters, students, faculty, and staff came together for Niagara University’s annual Scholarship Celebration, held Saturday, April 22, in the Clet Hall Dining Commons. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for the program, which included remarks from Danny Belmona, a junior pre-med student, Dr. Derek M. Wesley, vice president for institutional... Read on →

Cutting the ribbon on the new Dining Commons at Niagara University are, from left, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; William Hovey, partner at BHNT Architects; New York Senator Robert Ortt; Khallid Lewis, president of the Niagara University Student Government Association; Peter Appler, regional sales manager for Danforth; and Dr. Debra Colley, NU's executive vice president.

Niagara University Cuts Ribbon on Renovated, Expanded Dining Commons

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University cut the ribbon today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Dining Commons opened in the fall. The expansion was completed in January. Improvements include: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating... Read on →

NU Nursing Students Assist with Memorial Million Hearts Project Public Kickoff Event

April 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a Healthy Heart Fair to showcase its new Million Hearts Project at a celebration to be held Saturday, April 29, at the John Duke Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. “Nursing students from Niagara University who have been certified with Million Hearts will join... Read on →

Jason Lammers

Jason Lammers Named Niagara University Hockey Head Coach

April 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has named Jason Lammers the third head coach in the history of the Niagara University hockey program. Lammers is currently the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Lammers will remain in his position with the Fighting Saints... Read on →

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