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Ambassador Heyman, Leonhardt, Brennan Highlight Commencement 2015

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated nearly 900 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 14-16, 2015. Commencement 2015 commenced Thursday, May 14, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 247 students, including five who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Bruce Heyman, the United... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning tenure and promotion include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Shannon Hodges, Ed Hutton, Dr. Anna McNab, Dr. Douglas Tewksbury, Dr. Christopher Wright and Christopher Aquino. Not pictured: Dr. Jinyan Huang, Dr. John Keller, Dr. Shannon Risk and Dr. Joseph Scarcelli.

Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 6, 2015. Shannon Hodges, Ph.D., and Jinyan Huang, Ph.D., both faculty members of Niagara’s College of Education, were promoted to full professor. Dr. Hodges also earned tenure. The following... Read on →

Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., celebrated his 25th anniversary of priesthood on May 9, 2015.

‘Silver Jubilee’ Celebrates 25 Years of Priesthood for Father Maher

May 12, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

“If God is the center of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.” That quote, attributed to St. Vincent de Paul, invited individuals to celebrate the silver jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min., president of Niagara University. On... Read on →

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Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean of NU’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management

April 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Kurt A. Stahura has been appointed dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Stahura succeeds Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, who retired last May after 35 years at Niagara, including 13 as dean of its world-renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism... Read on →

Jeanne DuBois, strategic advisor of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, presents the conference's keynote address.

Third Annual Poverty Conference Examines Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty

March 31, 2015

More than 160 individuals attended the third annual Poverty Conference titled “From the Ground Up: Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty.” The daylong conference was held March 13 in Niagara University’s Dunleavy Hall, and was presented to stress the connection between economic development and its role in lifting people out... Read on →

Drs. Kevin Blair and Corey Bower present a $10,000 check to EntrepreNU2015 winners Maggie Hempel, Victoria Swider and Mackenzie Kutzuba.

The Community Kitchen Wins NU’s $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

March 31, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The winner of Niagara University’s first-ever poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition is The Community Kitchen. The student team of Maggie Hempel, Mackenzie Kutzuba and Victoria Swider were chosen by a panel of esteemed guest judges Monday afternoon to gain access to up to $10,000 in startup funds as part of EntrepreNU2015.... Read on →

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Friends of Niagara University Theatre Celebrating Annual Gala May 2

March 27, 2015

On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when they host the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala. The festive event includes a 4 p.m. production of Guys and Dolls at the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune... Read on →

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Guest Judges to Help Determine Winner of NU’s $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition

March 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Shark Tank-inspired event on March 30 will help determine the winner of EntrepreNU2015, Niagara University’s poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition – and $10,000 in startup funds. An esteemed panel of political leaders, business owners, and sustainable farming and foodservice executives will convene next Monday at 3 p.m. in the Leary... Read on →

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Wendt Foundation Awards $150,000 to NU Nursing Simulation Center

March 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a $150,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to assist in funding construction of a Nursing Simulation Center on its campus. The grant from the Buffalo-based foundation will be used to support spatial upgrades and capital equipment purchases within the comprehensive clinical lab, which will... Read on →

New Trustees - 2015

Brennan, Hutchinson, Klass Named to Board of Trustees

March 4, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Edward J. Brennan, ’78, Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., and Cheryl A. Klass, RN, ’77, have been named to the Board of Trustees of Niagara University. Their elections were announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university. Brennan is the retired chairman of DFS Group and founder... Read on →

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