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ROTC Cadets Recognized During Spring 2016 Awards Ceremony

April 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual spring awards ceremony at the Castellani Art Museum on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Congratulations to the following cadets: Middleport American Legion Post 938 Award: Dustin Schulz Niagara County Committee American Legion Auxiliary Award: Rochelle Thomas Leo Dolan Post 410 Award: Brian Duncan and Nathan Jaquith Wheatfield Post 1451 Award: Tyler... Read on →

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Army Helicopters Land at NU to Transfer ROTC Cadets to Fort Drum

April 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It was a unique spectacle at Niagara University on April 14 as four United States Army Blackhawk helicopters touched down on the university’s rugby pitch to escort ROTC cadets to Fort Drum for a military training exercise. The helicopters arrived at 1:30 p.m. to transfer 80-85 ROTC cadets from Niagara... Read on →

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ROTC Program Holds Fall 2015 Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual fall awards ceremony in Bisgrove Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Attendees of the event included New York Senator Robert Ortt and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. ROTC Challenge Coin recipients: Nicholas Edwards Brianna Lynn Mariangela Mercurio Peter Raimondo Caroline Schettler CIET Award recipients: James... Read on →

Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland is pictured with members of Niagara University's Student Veterans Organization.

Double Amputee Bob Wieland Stands Tall on Veterans Day at NU

November 18, 2015

Why would God send a man with no legs to encourage people to take a step of faith? It’s a pretty awesome question. At least that’s the question that Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland asked the audience packed inside the Castellani Art Museum this past Wednesday (Veterans Day). Before joining the... Read on →

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NU Chosen by Military Times as a ‘Best for Vets’ College Destination

November 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the nation’s top institutions when it comes to embracing America’s veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released today by Military Times. NU is included in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” rankings, which factors in school-by-school assessments of veteran and military student... Read on →

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ROTC Program Places in Top 20% on Order of Merit List

October 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it’s considered one of the best in the nation. Results released Oct. 22 from the United States Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Accessions and Branching Board show that the Purple Eagle Battalion placed in the top 20 percent on the National... Read on →

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ROTC, Theatre Partner for Leadership Training Exercise

October 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A unique collaboration last weekend contributed to an enriching leadership training exercise for cadets in Niagara University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Five NU theatre majors acted as role players during Saturday’s portion of the ROTC weekend training exercise, which took place at Chestnut Ridge State Park in Orchard Park,... Read on →

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Vietnam Vet Bob Wieland to Speak at NU on Veterans Day

October 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland. Wieland, one of the country’s foremost inspirational speakers, will speak at 4 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum on the university’s campus.... Read on →

A portion of Route 75 was named in memory of Capt. John J. Levulis, '12, shown here being commissioned as a U.S. Army second lieutenant in May 2012.

Portion of State Route 75 Named in Honor of NU Grad John Levulis

October 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan and Assembly Member David J. DiPietro joined representatives of the New York State Department of Transportation in designating a portion of state Route 75 in the Town of Eden the “Captain John J. Levulis Memorial Highway.” A 2012 Niagara University graduate, Capt. Levulis is an... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Lt. Col. Gary Love, chair of NU’s military science department, signed the Sexual Assault Prevention Partnership Charter on Sept. 22. They were joined by Dr. Michael Anderson, deputy commander of the Second ROTC Brigade, and Capt. Brian Wheat, assistant professor of military science.

NU, ROTC Sign Sexual Assault Prevention Charter

September 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalion housed on its campus signed a Sexual Assault Prevention Partnership Charter yesterday. The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Lt. Col. Gary Love, chair of NU’s military... Read on →

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