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Joseph Levesque, C.M.

Father Levesque Enjoying New Role Aimed at Advancing Scholarships, Civic Engagement

April 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Father Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is noticeably relaxed on this sunny April day, 14 years of university presidency etched into his rearview mirror. He’s meeting with Niagara University alumni and friends in his office, the very room he lived in when the Gacioch Center was still called Meade Hall and... 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 →

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 →

NU CMAA

Niagara University CMAA Student Chapter Best in Nation for Sixth Straight Year

March 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a sixth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 88th World Conference on Club Management, held March 9 in San Antonio. The recognition indicates that Niagara University has... Read on →

NAF Workshop

High School Students Trained in ‘Soft Skills’ During Trip to NU

March 12, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A majority of the students who participate in the National Academy Foundation have their academic competencies in order. Brushing up on their so-called “soft skills” was the focus of a series of workshops held at Niagara University yesterday. The 275-plus high school students in attendance engaged in seminars on business... 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 →

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 →

Father Maher

NU Receives $1 Million Gift from Vincentians to Support Student Scholarships

January 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today that it has received a $1 million gift from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund. The fund will help NU recognize and offer new scholarships to incoming students who are in good academic... 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 →

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