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Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

Participants of Niagara University's Global Trade Mission are welcomed to Vietnam by representatives from Dong Nai Technology University.

NU Students Experience ‘Life-Changing’ Global Trade Mission to Vietnam

June 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve Niagara University graduate students recently participated in a 13-day international experience that reinforced their MBA curriculum and furnished them with knowledge of another country’s business practices, customs and culture. The 2015 MBA Global Trade Mission brought participants to Vietnam this May 15-27, the first time the annual venture had... Read on →

While studying abroad in Peru, five NU students launched an online fundraising campaign for Caritas Felices, an orphanage for sexually abused girls living in poverty.

NU Students Fundraise for Peruvian Orphanage while Studying Abroad

June 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and – the operative term here – wherever they are needed. That explains why seniors Ryan Hanley, Denae James, James Mackey, Stephanie Soos and Mickayla Williams have launched an online fundraising campaign for the Caritas... Read on →

The first cohort of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute graduates are pictured with Dr. Deborah Curtis, director of NU's Center for Events and Management Development, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk.

Graduation Ceremony Held for First Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute Class

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve clients of Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program were conferred certificates yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute class. The 10-week hospitality/tourism industry-focused training is in partnership with Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Joseph Nzikamira, who came... Read on →

Dr. Mark Barner and 20 NU students had the opportunity to tour the BBC's headquarters during a recent study abroad experience in London.

Communication Studies Students Take in London Media, Sites

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twenty Niagara University students took part in a nine-day trip to London in May to immerse themselves in British media and explore how it differs from its counterpart in the United States. Led by Dr. Mark Barner, chair of NU’s communication studies department, “Mass Media in the U.K.” (CMS 360)... Read on →

NU students Michael Paglicci, Jamie Alberici, Amanda Jacek, Sara Wasilewski, Erin Cronin and Mark Emery were excited about getting field access at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt while studying abroad in Germany this May.

Sport Management Majors Study Abroad in Germany

June 2, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University sport management majors celebrated the conclusion of the spring semester by studying abroad in Germany under the guidance of Dr. Rachel Madsen, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management. The 15-day experience was geared toward learning about the European approach to sport management while exploring Germany’s culture... Read on →

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 →

Friendship Village

NU Community Raises Funds to Cover Tutoring Costs for Vietnamese Orphan

March 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A fundraising team at Niagara University recently raised enough money – $1,150 – to cover one year of tutoring costs for a 12-year-old Vietnamese orphan named Tan. The tutoring will help Tan, currently a resident of Vietnam’s Friendship Village organization, achieve his goal of returning to the mainstream classroom at... Read on →

Lixin

NU Signs Academic Articulation Agreement with Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce

January 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University signed an academic articulation agreement with the Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce on Jan. 5, 2015. The agreement is aimed at providing students from the Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce with the ability to take courses for one year at NU’s College of Business Administration upon completing their... Read on →

Foreign Trade University

NU Deepens Partnership with Foreign Trade University

December 29, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

In 2013, Niagara University and Foreign Trade University signed a memorandum of understanding, the purpose of which was to develop a bilateral relationship between the institutions. As a result of the MOU, two exchange students from FTU will study at NU in the spring semester of 2015. In addition, the two... Read on →

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