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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 →

Eta Sigma Delta

Twenty NU Students Inducted into Hospitality Management Honor Society

May 14, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty students studying in Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality management honor society, during a ceremony held April 29. The following students are the newest members of Eta Sigma Delta: Krystina Andersen (of Trumansburg, N.Y.) Carl Bailey (Boonville, N.Y.) Katharina Barthel (Bonn,... Read on →

Commencement

Will, McManus, Elliott Highlight Commencement 2014

May 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Niagara University commencement exercises under the presidency of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., were indeed memorable. The festivities kicked off Thursday, May 8 (view photos), with the awarding of advanced degrees to 364 students, including eight who were the first recipients of doctoral degrees from NU since... Read on →

MOU

Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese Sign Memorandum of Understanding

May 9, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, Niagara Catholic and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony today to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Judith Nolan Powell, chair of the Niagara Catholic board of trustees; and... Read on →

Tim Downs, Ph.D.

Dr. Tim Downs Named Provost & Chief Academic Officer

May 6, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Timothy M. Downs, Ph.D., has been named provost and chief academic officer at Niagara University. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university. Dr. Downs had been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Niagara since June 2011. “This new title reflects the... Read on →

Kappa Gamma Pi

Downs, Craig & Lisa Rivera Join 27 Students as New Inductees of Graduate Honor Society

May 5, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty-seven Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 2, 2014, in St. Vincent’s Hall. Three honorary inductees – Tim Downs, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer; Craig Rivera, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice; and Lisa... Read on →

Sigma Alpha Sigma

Twenty-Six Inducted Into Sigma Alpha Sigma Honor Society

April 28, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 81st annual tapping ceremony on April 26, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president, inducted 26 students into Sigma Alpha Sigma, a selective society established by the Niagara Class... Read on →

Green Colleges

Niagara University Listed Among Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’

April 22, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book,... Read on →

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