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Pictured at the announcement of Niagara University's new Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott Jr.; NU junior Ferrah Staley; Averl Harbin, Niagara’s director of multicultural affairs; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; and Dr. Thomas Chambers, professor of history at NU.

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission

February 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and social justice. The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating... Read on →

Tiffany Ryan, administrative assistant in Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement, is presented with the Outstanding Employee Award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president.

Tiffany Ryan Earns Outstanding Employee Award

January 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tiffany Ryan, administrative assistant in Niagara University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president. Ryan, a Lewiston resident, began working at Niagara in October 2012. Christine O’Hara, executive director of alumni engagement, noted that Ryan plays a critical... Read on →

Pictured are winners from this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony, from left: Khallid Lewis, Tia Robinson, Chris Platone and Elijah Vazquez.

NU Students Recognized for Commemorating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 27, 2017

Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs presented awards to four students Tuesday night during an event that celebrated the accomplishments and enthusiasm of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Khallid Lewis, Christopher Plantone, Tia Robinson and Elijah Vazquez were recognized for using creative means to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. Award... Read on →

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NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Awards Grant to NU for First Responder Training

January 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s First Responder Disability Awareness Training program has received a three-year, $320,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The award will fund the development of training in New York state for emergency managers, those who have a role in emergency response, individuals with disabilities and... Read on →

Pictured in the back row following today's IMPACT service learning announcement are Christian Hoffman, communications and development manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier; the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus of Niagara University; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; and William Bradberry, chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission Inc. Seated are Dr. David Taylor, director of the Levesque Institute; Patricia Wrobel, executive director for external relations; and Dominic Hannon, a communication studies major at NU.

Making an IMPACT: Niagara University Transforms Its Approach to Service Learning

January 25, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University – the only Western New York college or university that has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since 2006 – is strategically transforming its approach to service learning and student engagement in the community. The Catholic and Vincentian university’s flagship service program,... Read on →

Rebecca Vincheski, chief professional officer of the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, presents the Community Service Award to Niagara University students Theresa Selfe, Amber Thiel, Alyssa Krawczyk and Michael Pearl and NU campus minister Ashley Gruhalla.

‘Niagara Plunge’ Service Program Honored by Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club

January 19, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Plunge, a three-day pre-orientation program for first-year students that immerses them in Niagara University’s Catholic and Vincentian identity and mission, received the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s Community Service Award during an event held today at the Como Restaurant. Thirty-two NU freshmen participated in the Niagara Plunge... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents 2017 Short Play Festival

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Comedies, dramas, and everything in-between from Jan. 20-28 when NU presents its annual Short Play Festival – a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays. If one is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes until the next one. Some of the plays contain adult situations and language. The... Read on →

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 63rd Class

January 11, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11, 2017, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. NCLEA co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Detective John Faso presented diplomas to this semester’s graduates: Heather Cepuchowski, Lockport Police Department Travis DeMuth, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Joseph... Read on →

The NU Theatre production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo. The show's director, Doug Zschiegner, captured the prize for Best Director in a Musical.

NU Theatre Production Captures Award for Best Musical of 2016, Zschiegner Named Best Director

January 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo, according to results released Jan. 6. In addition, the show’s director, Doug Zschiegner, associate director of NU Theatre, was selected for Best Director in a Musical. The Drowsy Chaperone was onstage at NU... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

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