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Niagara University Named 2016-17 ‘College of Distinction’

June 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state – and 76 nationwide – to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction. Published annually, the Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are Jeff Metz, president and CEO of Metz Culinary Management; John P. Rumschik, ’77, NU Trustee; Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of NU; Senator Robert G. Ortt; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, and NU student Andrew Hayes.

Niagara University Breaks Ground on Renovated Dining Facility

June 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University broke ground today on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall. The new, 20,000-square-foot Clet Dining Commons will open this fall with numerous improvements, including: An open kitchen concept with new food preparation and serving areas. New seating options, including banquette/booth... Read on →

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Dr. Chandra Foote Named Dean of Education at Niagara University

June 2, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Chandra J. Foote has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Foote has been serving as interim dean of the college since Dr. Debra A. Colley was promoted to executive vice president of the university last August. “Dr. Foote embodies Niagara University’s... Read on →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

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Dr. Wong Earns Award from Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University’s College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award. The award is given for the most outstanding English-language article in each volume of the Canadian Journal of... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning promotions include, clockwise from top-left, Drs. Youngsoo Choi, Frances Crosby, James Delaney, Michelle Ciminelli, Robert Kane, Lei Han, Timothy Lauger, and Lisa Williams. Not pictured: Drs. Petter Lovaas and Hoontaek Seo.

Niagara University Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 25, 2016  |  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 10, 2016. Frances Crosby, Ph.D. (Nursing), Robert Kane, Ph.D. (History), and James Delaney, Ph.D. (Philosophy), all faculty members of Niagara’s College of Arts and Sciences, were promoted to... Read on →

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Father Maher Appointed to NCAA Board of Directors

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5, 2016. His term will continue through August 2020. The NCAA board of directors serves as the overall governing body for Division I,... Read on →

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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

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Saudi Student Association Celebrates Semester’s End

May 5, 2016

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held an event, “The End of Semester (Graduation) Ceremony,” on May 4, 2016, in the Statler Dining Room of St. Vincent’s Hall. At the ceremony, the SSANU honored over 15 graduating graduate and volunteer students who helped the club during the year. SSANU... Read on →

Pictured with Dr. Chang Huh, second from right, are Dr. Seunghyun Kim (Michigan State University), chair of the scientific research paper review committee; Dr. Myong Jae Lee (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), co-author; Dr. Howook Chang (Florida International University), co-author; Dr. Chihyung "Michael" OK (Temple University), KAHTEA vice president.

Research Paper by NU Professor Lauded at International Hospitality Conference

May 3, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A research paper co-authored by an associate professor at Niagara University was awarded second place during the 2016 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas. The paper that was co-authored by Dr. Chang Huh, who teaches in NU’s College of Hospitality... Read on →

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