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Niagara University praised by The Princeton Review.

NU’s Academics, Sustainability Again Praised by The Princeton Review

August 5, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is again among the best institutions in the Northeast in terms of both academics and sustainability, according to results released Aug. 3 by The Princeton Review. NU is one of 225 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, is presented with the Trey Whitfield Foundation's 2015 Adult Honoree Award by event emcee Clifton Davis and members of the organization's board of trustees.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment to Educational Access

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn. The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit... Read on →

Rising NU senior Cody Candelario was victorious during the July 26 episode of 'Cutthroat Kitchen' on the Food Network.

Niagara University Student Triumphant on Food Network Cooking Show

July 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed social media addiction into a victory on one of television’s most popular competitive cooking shows. Cody Candelario, an NU senior majoring in luxury hospitality operations, topped three seasoned cooking professionals on Sunday night’s episode of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Among the... Read on →

Students participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program spent most of July 18 rehabbing a home in Niagara Falls in tandem with the the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.

New NU Students Help Rehab House in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity

July 27, 2015

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. The students, who are participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program, spent most of July 18 working with the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate a... Read on →

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NU Joins SALT to Help Students and Alumni Tackle Debt Head On

June 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has teamed up with SALT™, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA). SALT, available online at, is a dynamic multichannel service that teaches students and alumni how to borrow less for college, borrow the right types of loans, make repayment stress-free,... Read on →

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NU’s CMAA Student Chapter Applauded by Governor Cuomo

June 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

New York’s top governmental office has taken notice of the Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, which has been named the best in the nation for six years running. In a letter dated June 1, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated chapter advisor Dr.... Read on →

While studying abroad in Peru, five NU students launched an online fundraising campaign for Caritas Felices, an orphanage for sexually abused girls living in poverty.

NU Students Fundraise for Peruvian Orphanage while Studying Abroad

June 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and – the operative term here – wherever they are needed. That explains why seniors Ryan Hanley, Denae James, James Mackey, Stephanie Soos and Mickayla Williams have launched an online fundraising campaign for the Caritas... Read on →

U.S. Veterans Magazine "Best of the Best"

U.S. Veterans Magazine Salutes NU’s Commitment to Service Members

June 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s commitment to embracing America’s military service members as students has been recognized once again, this time via inclusion on U.S. Veterans Magazine’s list of “Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.” The results were released June 4 as part of the magazine’s annual evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and... Read on →

The first cohort of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute graduates are pictured with Dr. Deborah Curtis, director of NU's Center for Events and Management Development, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk.

Graduation Ceremony Held for First Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute Class

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve clients of Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program were conferred certificates yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute class. The 10-week hospitality/tourism industry-focused training is in partnership with Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Joseph Nzikamira, who came... Read on →

NU students Michael Paglicci, Jamie Alberici, Amanda Jacek, Sara Wasilewski, Erin Cronin and Mark Emery were excited about getting field access at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt while studying abroad in Germany this May.

Sport Management Majors Study Abroad in Germany

June 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University sport management majors celebrated the conclusion of the spring semester by studying abroad in Germany under the guidance of Dr. Rachel Madsen, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management. The 15-day experience was geared toward learning about the European approach to sport management while exploring Germany’s culture... Read on →

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