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$50,000 National Grant Awarded to Niagara University Community Service Initiative

May 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of three postsecondary institutions in the country – and one of seven organizations of any kind – to receive a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. The $50,000 awards were available to organizations “working to... Read on →

Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul, applauds after presenting the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award to the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Niagara University Honored by Heart, Love and Soul

April 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was presented with the Frances Ficorilli Volunteer Award by Heart, Love and Soul during the food pantry and dining room’s annual recognition dinner on April 21. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, accepted the award from Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love... Read on →

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Niagara University Plans Events to Celebrate Earth Day 2016

April 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will hold a series of events to increase awareness, appreciation, protection, and conservation of the natural environment in observance of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Sponsored by the university’s Sustainability Committee, NU has scheduled a variety of “green” activities and demonstrations, which are listed below. An Eco-Fair will... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, spends a moment with the conference's keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice. The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student... Read on →

Tina Johnston, office coordinator in Career Services, is congratulated by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., for receiving NU's Outstanding Employee Award.

Tina Johnston Earns Outstanding Employee Award

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Tina Johnston, office coordinator in Niagara University’s Office of Career Services, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president. Johnston, a Niagara Falls resident, began working at Niagara in 2012. A quote from Johnston’s supervisor, Bob Swanson, spoke of her Vincentian values: “Tina... Read on →

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NU Theatre Wraps 52nd Season with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

April 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

NU Theatre tops off its 52nd season April 21-May 1with a tongue-in-cheek production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical for musical lovers. Doug Zschiegner, associate professor and associate director of NU Theatre, will direct this rousing production. Winner of five Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is... Read on →

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Public Relations & Marketing Students Enjoy Chance to ‘Meet the Professionals’

April 12, 2016

Niagara University’s Public Relations Student Society (PRSSN) hosted its first-ever communications and marketing “Meet the Professionals Night” on April 5. Thirteen professionals attended to speak with students about their careers, give advice, and offer connections to jump-start their future. “This event is a great opportunity to get students out of... Read on →

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David Whalen Named Advocate of the Year by Deaf Access Services

March 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

David Whalen, director of Niagara University’s First Responders Disability Awareness Training program, has been named Advocate of the Year for 2016 by Deaf Access Services of Buffalo. Whalen will receive the award during the organization’s Spring Gala on April 15 at Grapevine Banquet Hall in Depew. “We recognize and appreciate your... Read on →

Michael Jeswald, MBA’09, has been named director of NU's Center for Conferences & Events.

Niagara University Restructures Center, Appoints Jeswald Director

March 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Center for Events and Management Development is now known as the Center for Conferences & Events. Additionally, Michael Jeswald has been promoted to director of the center. The office restructuring is intended to enhance the university’s efforts to attract audiences composed of undergraduate and graduate students, business leaders,... Read on →

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Niagara University Hosts ‘Women in STEM’ Panel

March 21, 2016

Niagara University hosted a “Women in STEM” panel Saturday, March 19, in Dunleavy Hall. The panel, led by both students and professors, discussed the challenges and successes of young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It was the final of three events held at the... Read on →

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