Category / College of Hospitality & Tourism

Ice Bucket Challenge

Father Maher, NU Students Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

September 2, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with a couple hundred NU students, Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field. Father Maher was challenged by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. DePaul, like Niagara, is a Vincentian institution.... Read on →

Convocation

NU Welcomes Class of 2018 with New Student Convocation

August 30, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Michael Barnwell has a penchant for connecting with students. It’s a major reason why he was selected as the 2013 recipient of Niagara University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. So it shouldn’t have come as too big of a surprise when the Yale-trained philosophy professor related his remarks during Friday’s... Read on →

Walk to Whirlpool

NU Welcoming Students with Convocation, Concert, Comedians, TED-style Talks, More

August 27, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure that its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time. The institution is rolling out the purple carpet beginning Aug. 29 with a full slate of activities that includes a comedic performance by the Wayans... Read on →

SPIN

‘SPIN Sessions’ Set to Showcase NU Faculty Talents

August 18, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Move over TED, Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations. During New Student Orientation this fall, 10 NU professors will offer SPIN – Students, Professors and Ideas at Niagara – sessions, designed to spark the interest of the incoming class, and demonstrate the variety and depth of... Read on →

NU Aerial

Niagara University Only WNY Institution to Make Princeton Review’s ‘Best in Northeast’ & ‘Green’ Lists

August 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. NU is one of 226 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which posted Aug.... Read on →

Germany

Sport Management Majors Gain Industry Experience in Germany

June 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Rachel Madsen and eight Niagara University students recently visited Germany as part of the sport management program’s first-ever study abroad experience. During the trip, which took place May 12-23, the group spent time in Jena, Berlin, and Frankfurt exploring historic and tourist sites while learning about Germany’s unique approach... Read on →

Erinn Hill

NU Senior Initiates Enhancements to Soup Kitchen

June 18, 2014

It’s been a couple of years since Niagara University launched a much-needed soup kitchen at the former St. George’s Church on Niagara Falls’ East side. And while the guests may have noticed some of the differences between then and now, much has changed behind the scenes as well. For example,... Read on →

Best Speeches Ever

Niagara University Places 11 Among NPR List of Best Commencement Addresses

June 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever. Eleven of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever” were delivered at Niagara University. Mother Theresa (1982) Tim Russert (2000) Benjamin Carson Jr. (2003) John Roberts (2005) Michael Ignatieff (2006) Jennie Cyran (2007) Rev. Dennis H.... Read on →

Best Paper Award

International Tourism Association Awards NU Student, Names NU Professor President

May 15, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was well-represented at a conference held in Las Vegas for an international association of hospitality and tourism educators. Eileen Roehrle, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from NU and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award at the 2014... Read on →

Madsen

Sport Management Students Offer Recreational Programs for Underserved Children

May 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students enrolled in a class on sport-based youth mentoring took on several community-oriented projects during the spring semester. Led by Dr. Rachel Madsen, an assistant professor in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the initiatives were undertaken in an effort to bring sport and recreation opportunities to... Read on →

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