Category / College of Hospitality & Tourism

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, center, is joined by Dr. Kurt Stahura, dean of NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, far left, and Dr. Hung Le, vice president for international relations, far right, at an event to celebrate the establishment of the Imperial International Hotel School in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

NU Partners with New Hospitality and Tourism Training Center in Vietnam

January 20, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that’s aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, signed the memorandum of understanding Jan. 5 with Mr. Huynh Trung Nam,... Read on →

NU students, from left, Rachel Bailey, Amy Wnuk, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Selena Cerra spent a week of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. They were accompanied by the Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M., and Dr. Abigail Levin.

Niagara University Students Build Home for Impoverished Family in Nicaragua

January 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family. Rachel Bailey, Selena Cerra, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Amy Wnuk – all members of the university’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club... Read on →

Participants of the third Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute cohort learned about local sites during their training, including Niagara Falls.

Fifteen Refugees Graduate from Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute

December 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The hospitality/tourism industry-focused training was developed collaboratively by Catholic Charities and Niagara University’s College of Hospitality... Read on →

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Graduate Studies Fireside Chat & Info Session Set for Jan. 12

December 14, 2015  |  by Amanda Werth

Niagara University is hosting a Graduate Studies Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, for students interested in learning how a graduate degree can help them advance their career or start on an entirely new path. The event takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center. While enjoying hot chocolate and... Read on →

Sheyann Webb

Presentation by ‘Selma’ Co-Author, Service Projects, Trip to Washington Highlight NU’s MLK Celebration

December 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie Selma, Lord, Selma, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webb’s public, keynote address will take place... Read on →

Nanette Harmon, coordinator of Niagara University's ASL and Deaf studies program, speaks with Sonja Opper about her presentation on deafness in healthcare.

Students from All Majors Signing Up for ASL & Deaf Studies Minor

December 9, 2015

At Monday’s American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Academic Demonstration, Niagara University students demonstrated their mastery of the scope of ASL and Deaf studies and how it will impact their careers. The students, who represented a variety of majors, displayed portfolios they created, which are to be utilized as usable... Read on →

Dr. Anthony Townsend, an expert on urbanism and technology, presented the keynote address during the first installation of a new Niagara University lecture series sponsored by the Maid of the Mist.

Tech Expert Offers Suggestions on Growing WNY Tourism Industry during NU Lecture

December 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Smart technology presents a major opportunity to bolster economic development in Western New York, according to a prolific urbanist and technology expert who spoke at Niagara University on Nov. 19. Dr. Anthony Townsend, the author of SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, offered the... Read on →

Daniel S. McMann, facility planner, introduces the panelists for a Nov. 18 sustainability forum at Niagara University.

NU Holds Interdepartmental Forum on Sustainability

December 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Sustainability, in its most basic definition, means the ability to continue on indefinitely. For humans, it typically means to live in a manner that is cognizant of the interconnectedness of economy, society and environment. Many societies are grappling with sustainable development and the intersection of forces and constraints that have... Read on →

Dr. Harlan Beckley

Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →

Patrick J. Whalen has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

Patrick Whalen Named Interim Director of Niagara Global Tourism Institute

November 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Patrick J. Whalen, former chief operating officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., has been named interim director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, effective immediately. A comprehensive search to fill the position on a permanent basis will begin in the spring. The NGTI is a Niagara University-led initiative that... Read on →

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