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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Ireland

Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, is pictured with Sigma Alpha Sigma officers Kelly Fitzpatrick (president), Amanda Karaszewski (vice president), and Kimberly Alexander (secretary).

Sigma Alpha Sigma, ‘Who’s Who’ Honors Students for 2016

April 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 83rd annual tapping ceremony on April 13, 2016, at the Castellani Art Museum. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president, inducted 20 students into Sigma Alpha Sigma, a selective society established by the Niagara Class... Read on →

Dr. Harlan Beckley

Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →

New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was at Niagara University on Oct. 5, 2015, to speak about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” initiative.

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul Visits NU to Address ‘Enough is Enough’ Sexual Assault Legislation

October 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice. “Enough is Enough,” a piece of legislation signed into law by New... Read on →

Eric Weaver, founder of 'Overcoming the Darkness,' served as the keynote speaker for Saturday's mental health conference.

Nearly 200 Attend Mental Health Conference at NU

September 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nearly 200 individuals – from Niagara University and the greater Buffalo-Niagara community – participated in Changing Our Minds: A Mental Health Summit, which was held Saturday in the Castellani Art Museum. Tasked with fighting stigma, apprising people about the signs of mental illness and teaching methods to support someone into... Read on →

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 →

Colley & Borgognoni

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 →

Day of Recognition

35th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The 35th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 24, 2015. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president. The 2015 Day... Read on →

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

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