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Kurt Stahura, Ph.D.

Dr. Kurt Stahura Named Dean of NU’s College of Hospitality & Tourism Management

April 7, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Kurt A. Stahura has been appointed dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Stahura succeeds Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, who retired last May after 35 years at Niagara, including 13 as dean of its world-renowned College of Hospitality and Tourism... Read on →

Forum on Mental Health and Criminal Justice Draws Nearly 100 Attendees

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

People with mental illnesses are far more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators of it, despite portrayals depicted by the entertainment and news media. Such awareness and other relevant information was shared as part of a panel discussion on mental health and the criminal justice system held... Read on →

Graduate Week

NU’s First-Ever Graduate School Week a Success

April 1, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Graduate School Week (March 23-28) was a new initiative that targeted and encouraged undergraduate students to explore graduate school opportunities and post-grad options at Niagara University. This program also featured opportunities for current graduate students to connect to the university in an effort to further develop a graduate culture... Read on →

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, spoke during a visit to campus about how his Niagara University education helped him secure a dean of students position in Boca Raton, Fla.

Alumnus Summons ‘Power of NU Degree’ to Land School Administrator Position

March 31, 2015

Joshua Prieur, ’08, M.S.Ed.’10, has achieved his dream of becoming a school administrator just a few short years after earning his master’s degree in literacy. And he’s still amazed at how it all came about. “It’s been a wild ride,” he admits. The Ontario, Canada, native came to Niagara with a... Read on →

Clark Davis and Andrea Nicolia

NU Education Students Selected to Facilitate Leadership Training at Harvard and UCLA

March 31, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Two Niagara University graduate students are among eight selected by Kappa Delta Pi to facilitate leadership training this summer to students in grades 6-12 from 140 countries. Clark Davis, a graduate student in Niagara’s middle childhood and adolescence education program, and Andrea Nicolia, a school counseling graduate student, are recipients of... Read on →

Kennedy and Mason

NU Student Overcomes Adversity to Win National Fellowship Award in Gerontology

March 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

“Nontraditional” doesn’t even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime. Kennedy grew up in Centralia, Wash., without the presence of a father. When she was 13, her mother was brutally murdered, leaving Kennedy and... Read on →

Elizabeth George and Jimmy Smith, Ph.D.

Seahawks Fan Professor Leads NU Students to Super Bowl 49

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The nameless “12th man” the Seattle Seahawks frequently refer to just may be a Niagara University professor. Shortly after Dr. Jimmy Smith began working as a professor in NU’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the fall of 2013, he was asked to chaperone the college’s annual experiential learning... Read on →

myNU

Redesigned myNU Launches Feb. 2

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A redesigned myNU will be unveiled to Niagara University students and employees this Monday, Feb. 2. The platform has been significantly enhanced to improve usability and organization, and provide a better overall user experience. Users will notice many requested updates, perhaps most importantly the new drop-down navigation menu that replaces the... Read on →

Debra Colley, Ph.D.

Dr. Debra Colley Earns Community Leader Award in Education

January 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University’s College Education, received the Community Leader Award in Education on Wednesday from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York. Dr. Colley was recognized during the NFJC’s annual awards luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center. The Community Leaders Awards recognize individuals/organizations in... Read on →

Best Campus

Niagara University Receives a ‘Best Campus in New York’ Rating

January 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The quality of Niagara University’s campus is among the top 2 percent in New York state, according to student rankings compiled by Niche.com. NU placed 20th out of the 943 colleges ranked – the highest ranking for any private institution in Western New York – based on nearly 795,000 student... Read on →

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