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Niagara University Student Megan Rogers Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

Niagara University Student Megan Rogers Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow

Megan Rogers, a sophomore business major at Niagara University, has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Lewiston native is among 218 students in the country to receive the award.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relations Prompt Niagara University Students To Explore Havana

The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations in July 2015. As a result, Americans are permitted to travel to Cuba as long as their purpose falls within 12 broad categories of activities, including “educational activities by persons at academic institutions.”

And now a new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas.

The faculty-led, field-based research component of Cuban Politics & Society (POL 398) will take place May 16-29, 2016.

NU President Discusses Higher Education with Catholic Cardinal in Vietnam

NU President Discusses Higher Education with Catholic Cardinal in Vietnam

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, met with Vietnamese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon during a trip to Hanoi this week.

The discussion between Father Maher, a Catholic and Vincentian priest, and Catholic Cardinal Nguyen, who was appointed to his position by Pope Francis in January 2015, focused on higher education opportunities for young Vietnamese students studying in the United States, and an English language and development training program for Vietnamese religious members.

Storyteller Laura Packer To Keynote Women’s History Month Event

Storyteller Laura Packer To Keynote Women’s History Month Event

Students and faculty members at Niagara University have planned several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms will hold a discussion Tuesday, March 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Gallagher Center. Audience members will participate in self-love and self-empowerment exercises, including writing “Dear Body” letters, and learn about mental health.

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

Decorated Veteran is First to Receive New Daemen Scholarship

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College student veteran Nicholas Pilozzi has been selected as the first recipient of the new Karamanoukian Scholarship established with a generous gift from board trustee Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian and his wife, Karen Karalus Karamanoukian.

“As a strong supporter of our veterans and our country’s military, I’m pleased to award this scholarship to a veteran as inspiring as Nick and to offer him financial assistance so he may achieve his educational goal at Daemen,” said Karamanoukian, a vein specialist and director of the Vein Treatment Center. “This gift will also add to Daemen’s commitment to provide student veterans the resources and support they need at the college, which has been a key focus of President Gary Olson and Vice President Michael Brogan.”

Daemen Ranked Among Nation’s Top ‘Best Value’ Colleges

Daemen Ranked Among Nation’s Top ‘Best Value’ Colleges

AMHERST, N.Y. – Best Value Schools has named Daemen College as one of the “50 Best Value Small Colleges,” a distinction that places it in the top 15 small institutions in the nation.

Daemen, which is the only college in the Buffalo Niagara region included on the list, ranks No. 14 in the 2016 roster from Best Value Schools, an online guide to the best values in college education across the U.S. Selected top institutions have 4,000 or fewer students and rankings are based on net price, retention rate, graduation rate, and class size.

“We are pleased to have Daemen ranked fourteenth among the best small colleges in the country for overall value,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This national distinction speaks to our steadfast commitment to provide a high-quality education that is affordable and to offer our students an exceptional value for their investment.”

Niagara University’s Partnership with Niagara Falls Schools Chosen for Model of Excellence Award

Niagara University’s Partnership with Niagara Falls Schools Chosen for Model of Excellence Award

Niagara University’s longstanding partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District has been chosen for the Model of Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.