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Torch Run 2015

Father Maher Runs with ‘Flame of Hope’ to Support Special Olympics

June 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, ran four miles this afternoon in tandem with local law enforcement personnel, Special Olympians and NU students and employees in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Participants, led by Father Maher, carried the “Flame of Hope”... Read on →

Four Athletic Programs Recognized in NCAA’s Academic Progress Report

May 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four Niagara University athletic programs were recognized in the 2015 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) for ranking in the top 10 percent in their respective sport announced on Wednesday. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I... Read on →


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 →

Kappa Gamma Pi 2015

Father Maher Joins 34 Students in Kappa Gamma Pi Graduate Honor Society

May 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Thirty-four Niagara University students were inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, during a ceremony held May 1, 2015, in St. Vincent’s Hall. Three honorary inductees – Father James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; Father Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., NU’s vice president for university mission... Read on →

NU student Marlen Krause smiles with the award she received during this year's Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference.

Dual Degree Student from NU Recognized at International Hospitality Conference

April 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Marlen Krause, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, was recognized during the 2015 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, held April 17-18 in Las Vegas, Nev. Krause won second place in the Undergraduate Student Research Forum... Read on →

Eta Sigma Delta

Thirteen NU Students Inducted Into International Hospitality and Tourism Honor Society

April 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Thirteen Niagara University students were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality and tourism management honor society, during a ceremony held April 24 in St. Vincent’s Hall. Eta Sigma Delta is open to hospitality, tourism and sport management students who have completed at least 50 percent of the credit... Read on →

Walk A Mile

NU Community ‘Walks a Mile’ to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

April 27, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, Niagara University held its first-ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. The event drew a total of 125 students, including members of NU’s Army ROTC program, men’s club rugby and a variety of student-athletes, in addition to faculty, staff and coaches. The one-mile walk around... Read on →

Niagara University’s Academic Exploration Program received the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award today. Pictured is AEP director Stephanie Currie.

NU’s Program for Undeclared Students Receives National Advising Award

April 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s innovative program that helps undeclared students find a major that best suits their needs and talents – while making sure they graduate on time – is being honored by the National Academic Advising Association. NU’s Academic Exploration Program, or AEP, is one of only four programs nationwide to... Read on →

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