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Scibetta and Villnave

NU Alumnus Plays Central Role in Music Festival Fundraiser for Variety Kids Telethon

June 4, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

PubFest has a new location and a new name, although its mission remains the same. The six-year-old music festival, now known as Latitude 43, moves to Artpark this year (June 13-15) where it will ramp up the quality of its performing acts and, thus, its annual fundraising efforts on behalf... Read on →

Best Speeches Ever

Niagara University Places 11 Among NPR List of Best Commencement Addresses

June 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever. Eleven of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever” were delivered at Niagara University. Mother Theresa (1982) Tim Russert (2000) Benjamin Carson Jr. (2003) John Roberts (2005) Michael Ignatieff (2006) Jennie Cyran (2007) Rev. Dennis H.... Read on →

Theatre Gala

Broadway Legend Helps Capacity Crowd Celebrate 50 Years of NU Theatre

May 12, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrated 50 years of NU Theatre and the contributions of the theatre program’s late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., Ph.D., when they hosted the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.Nearly 150 people attended, including Broadway legend John Kander,... Read on →

Experience NU

Boys & Girls Club Students Offered Chance to ‘Experience Niagara University’

May 6, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On six Tuesdays from February to April, 11 middle school students from the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club visited the Niagara University campus. Dubbed “Experience Niagara University,” the program exposes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to collegiate atmosphere in hopes that they’ll consider attending an institution of higher... Read on →

NU Theatre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at Annual Gala

April 24, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On May 3, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 50 years of Niagara University Theatre and the contributions of the theatre program’s late co-founder, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., when they host the 29th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala. The festive event includes a 4 p.m. production... Read on →

Maher

Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

Gregory Gay, C.M.

Remarks by Vincentian Superior General Highlight Symposium

April 3, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is celebrating the inauguration of its 26th president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., tomorrow and has a full week of activities planned to commemorate the occasion, as well as the institution’s rich heritage. A symposium was held today in the Alumni Chapel to address the topic of... Read on →

Catholics at the Capitol

Niagara University Joins ‘Catholics at the Capitol’

March 28, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Campus Ministry accompanied four students and an NU alumna to the Capitol in Albany on March 19 to participate in Public Policy Day, often referred to as “Catholics at the Capitol.” Representing the Diocese of Buffalo and the New York State Catholic Conference, the NU contingent... Read on →

Castellani Art Museum

Huffington Post Tabs Castellani Art Museum as a Top Art Destination in New York

March 28, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Western New Yorkers have long known that the Castellani Art Museum is a jewel in the crown of New York’s artistic landscape. Others are catching on as well, as evidenced by the Huffington Post’s recent inclusion of the museum on its list of the best art destinations in the... Read on →

Red

NU Student, Alumnus Performing Together in Two-Person Play in Buffalo

March 26, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

“I got my first professional job before I graduated!” Niagara University senior P.J. Tighe’s excitement is palpable – and for good reason. The theatre performance major from Buffalo is currently starring in 710 Main Theatre’s production of Red, a 90-minute play by John Logan that captured six Tony Awards. Additionally, he... Read on →

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