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ROTC Program Holds Fall 2015 Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual fall awards ceremony in Bisgrove Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Attendees of the event included New York Senator Robert Ortt and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. ROTC Challenge Coin recipients: Nicholas Edwards Brianna Lynn Mariangela Mercurio Peter Raimondo Caroline Schettler CIET Award recipients: James... Read on →

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Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →


Niagara Law Center to Spread Holiday Cheer with Toy Drive CLE

November 19, 2015

The objective is simple: to accrue a mountain of toys. “I want to see a giant, multicolored mound of toys standing in the middle of the Castellani Art Museum,” said Niagara University Assistant General Counsel Ryan Thompson, who also directs the NU CLE program. “When the United Way comes by... Read on →

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 →

Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland is pictured with members of Niagara University's Student Veterans Organization.

Double Amputee Bob Wieland Stands Tall on Veterans Day at NU

November 18, 2015

Why would God send a man with no legs to encourage people to take a step of faith? It’s a pretty awesome question. At least that’s the question that Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland asked the audience packed inside the Castellani Art Museum this past Wednesday (Veterans Day). Before joining the... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., delivers his address during this year's President's Dinner.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

November 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. View the President’s Dinner Journal The purpose of the President’s Dinner is to... 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 →

Celebrating Niagara University's first place finish in Smith Travel Research’s Market Study Competition are, l-r, Carl Bailey, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Kurt Stahura, Adam Zarczynski, Jenna Roberts, Fabian Lehmann, Dr. William Frye and Dr. Chang Huh.

NU Students Earn Top Honors at Inaugural Smith Travel Research Competition

November 10, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Four students from Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management captured first place at Smith Travel Research’s inaugural Market Study Competition. The competition was held Nov. 8 at the HX: The Hotel Experience conference (formerly the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show) in New York City. Niagara seniors Jenna Roberts,... Read on →

A Niagara University student assists a boy at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. NU students have provided support to the nonprofit organization all semester as part of a course on management principles.

NU Students Apply Classroom Learning to Assist Children’s Center in Niagara Falls

November 9, 2015

Niagara University students have many opportunities to help the community while receiving their education. This semester, students in Professor Mitchell Alegre’s Management Principles course (MGT271A) have been doing just that. The students have been working at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a not-for-profit organization that educates underprivileged children... Read on →

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