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Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

For the ninth consecutive year, Daemen College has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction in honor of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative application of high impact educational practices.

“We are proud to receive once again this national distinction and to be cited as one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This prestigious honor reaffirms our steadfast commitment to providing exceptional academic programs and a distinctive college experience that prepares our students for future professional success.”

Niagara University Breaks Ground On Renovated Dining Facility

Niagara University Breaks Ground On Renovated Dining Facility

Niagara University broke ground today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.

The new, 20,000-square-foot Clet Dining Commons will open this fall with numerous improvements, including:

Niagara University President Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

Niagara University President Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2016. His term will continue through August 2020.

The NCAA board of directors serves as the overall governing body for Division I, with responsibility for strategy, policy, governance and membership, legislative oversight and management oversight.

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.

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.