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    ‘Shadow Selfies’ bring life to vacant Niagara Falls storefronts

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Niagara University students spent Wednesday morning decorating windows of vacant buildings in Niagara Falls.

    “So we’ve been working with about 4 or 5 people all morning just taping them up, trying to better the community make it more attractive,” said Jake Martineau, Niagara University student.

    Several life-size silhouettes or ‘shadow selfies’ can now be seen on vacant storefronts at the corner of Main and Third street.

    “I know overtime that a number of these have been shoe stores, restaurants, closed and shuttered since then. But the idea is hopefully it will spur people to say I’m going to take a chance, I’m going to invest in Niagara Falls,” said Michael Beam, Niagara University Castellani Art Museum Special Projects.

    Castellani to feature Thomas Kegler’s Niagara Falls landscapes

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Even for those who have visited dozens of times, Niagara Falls still inspires a sense of awe.

    That’s certainly true for the gifted area landscape painter Thomas Kegler, whose series of Niagara Falls paintings in the style of the Hudson River School each capture the majesty and lure of the falls in their own peculiar way.

    In an exhibition opening May 7, the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University will feature more than a dozen of Kegler’s studies and paintings of the falls in a new exhibition.

    Niagara University launches Falls tourism institute

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Niagara Global Tourism Institute, an initiative led by Niagara University to “transform the regional tourism industry,” opened Friday in the Power City Building in downtown Niagara Falls.

    The institute will use the university’s expertise in hospitality and tourism management “to enhance Niagara Falls’ tourism industry,” according to a Niagara University statement.

    Global Tourism Institute proposed for Niagara Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A tourism mecca at the edge of one of the world’s most famous natural attractions.

    That’s the idea behind Niagara University’s plans to establish a center for high-tech innovation in the tourism in downtown Niagara Falls.

    Called the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, it would be the second institution of higher learning to set up shop downtown, after Niagara County Community College opened its highly successful Niagara Falls Culinary Institute last fall on Old Falls Street.

    Niagara University lays out plans for tourism institute

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    Niagara University’s Global Tourism Institute will include building space in downtown Niagara Falls and dedicated research efforts that seek new tourism opportunities, university officials said this week.

    It will aim to attract international students interested in studying tourism and also establish partnerships with other educational entities and businesses.

    Wallenda Impact on Niagara Falls Exceeds $3.3 Million

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):

    According to a survey commissioned by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, the economic impact of Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls was immense.

    Niagara University’s Hospitality Training and Research Center interviewed close to 600 people throughout Prospect Park and Old Falls Street.

    In the nine hours leading up to the walk, they asked about everything from how much money visitors spent, to how long they planned to stay. The total economic impact was $3.3 million.

    NU alumnus returns favor

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Vincentian virtue of charity as taught at Niagara University helped James V. Glynn become a successful businessman, as well as president and owner of one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions — the Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of Niagara Falls.

    Monday, it was Glynn’s turn to “give back” some of his fortune to his alma mater and to those who are less fortunate.

    Glynn and his wife, Mary, and their family donated $2 million to establish the Vincentian Scholars Program, among other initiatives at the university.

    Niagara Helicopters, Operator of Helicopter Niagara Falls Tours, Wins Canadian Business-of-the-Year Award

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Helicopters Limited, an aerial tour company offering Niagara Falls tours based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was presented with Canadian Business-of-the-Year Award. Niagara University’s College of Business Administration was pleased to recognize a company that flies above its competition and believes its employees are the most critical component to its success.

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