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‘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 →

The Niagara University Lions Club received its official charter from the Lions Club International.

Niagara University Lions Club Receives Official Charter

May 2, 2017

The Niagara University Lions Club received its official charter from the Lions Club International during an event held April 28, 2017, at the Brickyard Pub & BBQ in Lewiston, N.Y. The NU Lions Club, which was approved by the Office of Campus Activities in November 2015 as a new club... Read on →

Claudia Fleckenstein, left, and Ellie Murphy were named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year by Supervisor Merton Wiepert during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on April 28. (Photo courtesy of Niagara Frontier Publications)

Claudia Fleckenstein Named Town of Porter Citizen of the Year

May 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Claudia Fleckenstein, executive assistant in Niagara University’s Office of Planning and Assessment, and Ellie Murphy were named the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year during the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce’s awards gala on at the Conference Center Niagara Falls on April 28. Fleckenstein and Murphy were... 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 →

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 →

The Pajama Game

NU Theatre Presents ‘The Pajama Game’ April 20-30

April 12, 2017

Exploding with fun and nostalgic theatricality, NU Theatre tops off its 53rd season April 20-30 with an energetic production of The Pajama Game, book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Directed by associate professor/choreographer Terri Filips Vaughan, The Pajama Game... Read on →

Opportunities Unlimited at the NCLEA

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Presents Photos to NU Police Academy Directors

April 10, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Individuals from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presented a collection of photos Friday to Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Detective John Faso. The photos were captured during a visit to the Town of Niagara Police Department in September 2016. The project was made possible by a... Read on →

Dr. Dana Radatz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, Dr. Jennifer Beebe, assistant professor of counseling, and NU senior Sarah Joslin were among the principal organizers of this year's Take Back the Night event.

Hundreds Come Together to ‘Take Back the Night’

April 4, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Hundreds of Niagara University students banded together with university employees and community members for a March 30 event that was held in conjunction with the Take Back the Night national movement, which aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms. Place. Is. PACKED. #takebackthenight @niagarauniv pic.twitter.com/XhDt0ZUMm2 — Sheepie... Read on →

Mother Hicks graphic

NU Theatre Presents ‘Mother Hicks’

March 16, 2017

Mother Hicks, by Suzan Zeder, from March 23-27 is earth, and fire, and water, and blood, and tears… Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre, Mother Hicks is the inspiring folkloric story of three Depression-era outsiders: Girl, an orphan who is passed from home to home; Tuc, a young... Read on →

Fran Boltz

Fran Boltz: Serving the Niagara Community for Nearly Two Decades

March 15, 2017

Walk into Bailo Hall, up a flight of stairs, around the corner, and who will you see? Sitting behind a desk surrounded by pictures of students and numerous awards acknowledging her service will be Fran Boltz, current Learn and Serve director and future IMPACT director at Niagara University. Boltz, a... Read on →

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