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Vincentian University – Race and Equality – Systemic Change

Vincentian University – race and equality – systemic change! That is quite a bit to put in one headline. Yet with the inauguration of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission these three concepts come together. It is also a wonderful expample of collaboration between “town and gown,” univeersity and local community. […]

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Practical Help at Niagara University

Want to Help the Poor? Do Something Practical! @SVDPWNY

Do something practical. That’s what Vincent would say. Every year in the USA, people struggle to manage the scarce resources they have, while still being good citizens. Saying #IamVincent means helping people do the good things they want and need to do. It’s a practical enterprise. At Niagara University, they’re at it again! Concrete. Well-described…. […]

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Niagara University Receives Highest Federal Honor for Community Service

Good News! Lots of folks saying #IamVincent and making a difference! For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. Niagara is the only college or university from Western New York to have been named to the President’s Higher […]

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Beyond the Bicentennial – Vincentian Higher Education

In the summer of 1816, thirteen Vincentian priests set out from Italy to establish the first Vincentian mission in the United States. Two hundred years later, that mission is continued in hospitals, universities, conference of the society of St. Vincent de Paul, and a variety of other social service agencies nationwide. To celebrate this anniversary, […]

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Niagara Student Spends her Summer Volunteering at School in Haiti #IamVincent

The poorest of the poor in Haiti have dreams too, and Brianna Smith was there to support them. Smith, 20, a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus and a senior at Niagara University, spent seven weeks of her vacation this summer teaching at a summer camp in the Caribbean nation. By Tom Maguire of […]

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Celebrating 200 Years of Vincentians in the U.S.: Vincentian Heritage Week

Niagara University, the first Vincentian university established in the United States, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America during Vincentian Heritage Week, which takes place September 23-30, 2016. Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the Niagara University community to pay homage to St. […]

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Mentoring @NiagaraUniv #IamVincent

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentoring program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition to college, through mentoring from […]

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Niagara University Launches New Mission Website

“NU Embodies the vision of St. Vincent de Paul in our Scholarship, Teaching & Service.” On August 22, Niagara University launched a new mission website highlighting their central purpose and values. It also includes a section with news and events which show their mission (…and faith…and Vincentian charism) in action.  Click here and check it […]

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