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SVO Disc Golf

Memorial Day Disc Golf Tourney Benefits Kirtchen Scholarship, Student Vets Organization

June 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

It was last fall that Karl Hinterberger conceived the idea of a Memorial Day disc golf tournament to raise funds for Niagara University’s Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund, as well as the institution’s Student Veterans Organization. With the NUSVO’s endorsement, Hinterberger got right to work, contacting Innova... Read on →

ROTC Commissioning

Army ROTC Program Commissions 23 Officers

May 14, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10, 2013, in NU’s Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office. Upon completion of... Read on →


ROTC Cadets Lauded for Academics, Fitness & Leadership

January 17, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

The results are in, and Niagara University’s ROTC program is still outstanding. As part of the Second ROTC Brigade Senior Leader Conference held Jan. 7-10, 2013, the Purple Eagle Battalion was recognized for achieving the highest overall average ranking on the 2012 National Accessions Order of Merit List within the... Read on →

A group of military officers and cadets - including NU junior Kit Burdick - are photographed outside of a foreign language department in Bulgaria. Burdick taught English to the officers there as part of his CULP deployment.

ROTC Cadets Reflect on Summer Spent in Cultural Immersion Program

December 4, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

A little more than a year ago, Kit Burdick applied for a Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) deployment to a foreign country. This past January, Burdick learned that he was being sent on a military-to-military training assignment in Bulgaria, a place he knew very little about. Prior to being... Read on →


NU Celebrates Veterans Day with Unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Plaque

November 12, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

World War I concluded when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event by declaring Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the forerunner to Veterans Day. Due to the national holiday falling... Read on →


Nine ROTC Cadets Earn Placement on National Order of Merit List

October 11, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

With last week’s results in from the 2013 Army Cadet Command Accessions Board, Niagara University’s ROTC program continues to extend its distinguished record of achievement. Nine cadets from the Second Brigade, Purple Eagle Battalion made the National Order of Merit List by placing in the top 20 percent of competitors: Andrew... Read on →

Troops to Teachers

Retired Army Col. to Speak About Troops to Teachers Program

September 26, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Retired Col. Vanessa D. Barron, a 31-year veteran of the United States Army and 1978 Niagara University graduate, will return to her alma mater Oct. 4 to speak about the federally-funded Troops to Teachers program. Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a national program designed to transition eligible military personnel to... Read on →

Members of Niagara University’s student veterans’ organization present a check to the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president, in support of the Sergeant Major Fred E. Kirtchen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pictured from left is Edward Jackson, SVO treasurer; Andrew Rodems, president; Father Levesque; Bud Redding, SVO member and volunteer advisor; and Jeffery Laughlin, vice president.

Class of 1980 Establishes Scholarship for Military Veterans

February 27, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

With the advent of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and recent drawdown of forces deployed overseas, the number of veterans choosing to pursue degrees at Niagara University has more than doubled over the past two years. While many of these returning veterans are able to take advantage of the benefits offered... Read on →

A Niagara University student takes a turn reciting the names of those lost during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Niagara University Participates in Nationwide “Roll Call” for Veterans Day

November 11, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University joined more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States to honor the 6,200-plus American servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011, the Catholic and Vincentian university participated... Read on →


Pantheon of Warriors Event Highlights 2011 Alumni Weekend

October 7, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

The Pantheon of Warriors, a new offering meant to recognize Niagara University graduates called to duty during times of war, highlights a 2011 Alumni Weekend schedule that includes more than 25 events. All Niagara University alumni, particularly those from class years ending in 1s and 6s, are invited to... Read on →

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