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Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... Read on →

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Niagara University Bringing Disney Institute Back to Niagara Falls

December 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Sponsored by Niagara University, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to examine how they can differentiate their service to become a... Read on →

Present at today's unveiling of the Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence were, from left, John Persons, William J. Chiodo, William J. Chiodo, Jamie McKeon, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Peggy Choong, Drew Cerza, Shannon Chowaniec, Dr. Paul Richardson and Robert Denning.

Niagara University Partners with Industry Leaders to Establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration. The center will work with these industry leaders to create, build and inspire transformative programs and partnerships within the Western New York community. In addition, the... Read on →

Members of Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement coordinated the #GivingTuesday program on campus.

Niagara University Supports Needy Families Through #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, alumni and friends once again came out in full force to support #GivingTuesday, which was held Nov. 29, 2016. The national initiative inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Representatives from Niagara University and the Hunan University of Commerce (China) celebrate the signing of an 'agreement to cooperate' during a ceremony held in NU's Bisgrove Hall on Nov. 15.

Niagara University Formalizes Partnership with China’s Hunan University of Commerce

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University entered into a formal partnership with the Hunan University of Commerce, a provincial institution located in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, China, on Nov. 15, 2016. The “agreement to cooperate” demonstrates a mutual desire to work together on undergraduate and graduate educational exchange programs, as... Read on →

HoganWillig attorney Linda Grear speaks during last year's legal seminar and holiday toy drive coordinated by Niagara University’s Continuing Legal Education program.

Niagara Law Center’s Expanded Mission Means More Toys for Local Kids

November 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County. The result was evident when the United Way needed to call in reinforcements to... Read on →

Moderator Michael Gentile, J.D., is pictured with Athletic Director Roundtable participants, from left, Allen Greene (University at Buffalo), Simon Gray (Niagara University), Peter Bothner (Nazareth College), Bridget Niland (Daemen College), and Robert McKeown (Niagara County Community College).

Area Athletic Directors Participate in Roundtable Discussion at Niagara University

November 16, 2016

Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in conjunction with its Sport Management Association, hosted an Athletic Director Roundtable Nov. 10. The special event allowed students of all majors to listen in on some of the area’s highest-profile leaders in collegiate athletics as they discussed their duties and... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes, clinical associate professor of family medicine and director of global health education at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, was the first speaker in a new healthcare series at NU that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowment.

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University Addresses ‘Underserved Medicine’

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on healthcare took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled “Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally,” kicked off a series that’s sponsored by the Dr. John J.... Read on →

Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner honorees include, clockwise from top-left, Dr. Frances E. Crosby, ’67, Brian P. Crosby, ’67, Thurman L. Thomas, Dr. Gary Praetzel and Robyn L. Krueger.

Niagara University to Honor Five at President’s Dinner on Nov. 18

November 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of extraordinary individuals who will be honored during Niagara University’s President’s Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino  in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Proceeds from the President’s Dinner benefit Niagara... Read on →

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