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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 →

NU students Amy Wnuk, Rachel Bailey, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Selena Cerra and Jake Eberth are spending a portion of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. Not pictured: Briana Neale.

NU Student Group Traveling to Nicaragua to Build Home for Impoverished Family

November 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family. Kelly Fitzpatrick, president of Niagara’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club, said that a group of six students has been organizing the initiative... Read on →

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Niagara University to Celebrate International Week Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of International Week will take place Nov. 16-20. International Week is a joint initiative of the United States Departments of State and Education. It is intended to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and... Read on →

Dr. Anthony Townsend will present the keynote address during the first installment of a new speaker series at NU that's sponsored by the Maid of the Mist.

New ‘Maid of the Mist’ Lecture Series at Niagara University Debuts Nov. 19

November 11, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A new Niagara University lecture series sponsored by the Maid of the Mist will debut at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Anthony Townsend, the author of SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, will serve as the keynote... Read on →

Rev. James J. Maher, President, Niagara University

Niagara University Welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls

October 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara University’s Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. The training, which is open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. The one-day... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Dr. Daniel Patterson, president of Niagara College, shake hands after signing the MOU.

Niagara University Inks Memorandum of Understanding with Niagara College

October 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University (Lewiston, N.Y., USA) and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding. The MOU represents an international partnership that extends opportunities for higher education on a binational scale. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher,... Read on →

Niagara University students raised funds for All Hands Volunteers, a disaster relief organization founded by 1963 alumnus David Campbell.

‘Niagara Reaches Out to the World’ Showcases Worldwide Service Efforts

October 1, 2015

David Campbell, ’63, and the Rev. W. Barry Moriarty, C.M., were the keynote speakers during Niagara Reaches Out to the World this past Wednesday, Sept. 23. Both men spoke extensively about the impact that they had in certain parts of the world that involved improving the conditions for the... Read on →


Father Maher Reflects on Papal Visit Following Role as National Media Correspondent

September 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

With the papal visit to the United States now part of history, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, who served as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during the visit, offered reflections on the messages Pope Francis delivered during his time in the... Read on →

Father James J. Maher, C.M.

Father Maher to Serve as National Media Correspondent During Pope’s U.S. Visit

September 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Father Maher also to accompany Congressman Brian Higgins to Washington, D.C. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, will serve as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States next week. Drawing on his background as a Catholic and Vincentian priest, and... Read on →

FirstFest 2015

FirstFest Kicks Off New School Year

September 9, 2015

Niagara University held its second annual FirstFest last week, which provided several different activities, including a showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” on Tuesday, a club/job fair on Wednesday and a barbecue on Saturday that was followed by an outdoor performance by national recording artist Echosmith. The entire week... Read on →

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