Category / Social Work

Phi Alpha

Sixteen NU Students Inducted into Social Work Honor Society

March 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sixteen Niagara University students were inducted into Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society for undergraduate social work majors, faculty and local practitioners, during a ceremony held Friday, March 20. The following students are the newest members of Phi Alpha: Lindsey Allen (Rochester, N.Y.) Rachael Campbell (South Ridgeway, Ont.) Morgan Clark (Fairport,... Read on →


Four NU Professors Collaborate to Publish Manuscript on Poverty Assessment & Tracking

May 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students’ perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice. Research on Social Work Practice, published bi-monthly, is a disciplinary journal devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning the assessment... Read on →

Day of Recognition

34th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The 34th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 25, 2014. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was also the first that the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., will preside over.... Read on →


Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

NU Establishes Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

February 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences are partnering to offer a new dual-degree program designed to train the next generation of mental health practitioners. The 4+2 program allows individuals pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology to take graduate courses in clinical mental health counseling during... Read on →


Darcy Unruh Receives Award from National Association of Social Workers

September 24, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University alumna Darcy Unruh was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers New York State Chapter. Unruh accepted the organization’s Student of the Year Award on March 21, 2013. Unruh has demonstrated her dedication to the social work profession through her volunteering, leadership and academic skills. She... Read on →

Karen E. Edmond

Karen E. Edmond Recognized by National Association of Social Workers

June 14, 2012  |  by NU Staff

Karen E. Edmond, a professional-in-residence in Niagara University’s social work department, has been selected as the May Spotlight by the New York state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Edmond, who coordinates field practicums for NU’s social work department, teaches Introduction to Social Work, Diversity, Social Justice... Read on →

Living with Grief

Living with Grief Was the Focus of Teleconference

March 15, 2010  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s department of social work and Niagara Hospice co-sponsored the Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th Annual “Living with Grief” teleconference March 24. The live webcast conference, “Cancer and End-of-Life Care,” was moderated by CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno, and addressed care options related to cancer diagnoses as well... Read on →