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Castellani Art Museum Presents ‘Front Porch pARTy’

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 365 students participated in the Castellani Art Museum’s inaugural Front Porch pARTy, which was held Sept. 21. A beautiful, sun-filled afternoon welcomed members of the campus community to the acclaimed museum for a bevy of interactive activities that included outdoor lawn games, a photo booth, art activities and mini... Read on →

Niagara University student Mary Kate Prager was chosen to sit on stage and be serenaded by Jesse McCartney during his FirstFest performance on Sept. 9.

‘Beautiful’ Performance by Jesse McCartney Delights FirstFest Audience

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A free outdoor performance by national performing artist Jesse McCartney punctuated Niagara University’s annual FirstFest celebration. McCartney, a former soap opera star and boy band member, captivated the 600-student crowd that convened in the O’Shea Quad with a blend of hits from his four solo albums, including Beautiful Soul. Sponsored... Read on →

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NU Theatre for Young Audiences presents Julianne Moore’s ‘Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical’

July 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From July 28-Aug. 6, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences with Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre. Steven Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present a... Read on →

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Niagara University Plans Events to Celebrate Earth Day 2016

April 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will hold a series of events to increase awareness, appreciation, protection, and conservation of the natural environment in observance of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Sponsored by the university’s Sustainability Committee, NU has scheduled a variety of “green” activities and demonstrations, which are listed below. An Eco-Fair will... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, welcomes attendees to International Student Academic Day.

International Student Academic Day Held at NU

April 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University welcomed a group of international students who are currently attending local high schools to campus April 6 as part of a new event called International Student Academic Day. The students are natives of China, Vietnam, South Korea and Turkey. Co-hosted by the Office of International Relations and the... Read on →

R&B artist Jeremih headlines an NU Ridgefest performance at the Rapids Theatre on April 22.

Ridgefest Concert at Rapids Theatre Features Jeremih with Special Guest Pia Mia

March 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University Student Government Association and the Campus Programming Board have booked R&B artist Jeremih with special guest Pia Mia for an April 22 performance at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The show begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is part of... Read on →

Open Mic Nite winners, from left, Kate Dickie, Tia Robinson, Nick Dawson, and Monica Panzer.

Students Showcase Diverse Talents at Open Mic Nite

March 17, 2016

More than 200 students attended Open Mic Nite March 16 in the Gallagher Center to watch their peers perform for a chance at $1,000 in prize money. Performances included singing, dancing, Irish dancing, looping vocals, keyboard duets, and even ukulele playing! The top three prizes were awarded to Monica Panzer... Read on →

Storyteller Laura Packer explores the life and influence of Sojourner Truth during a March 16 event at Niagara University.

Storyteller Laura Packer to Keynote Women’s History Month Event

March 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Students and faculty members at Niagara University have planned several events to celebrate Women’s History Month. The nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms will hold a discussion Tuesday, March 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Gallagher Center. Audience members will participate in self-love and self-empowerment exercises, including... Read on →

Niagara University Celebrates Black History Month

March 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University held several events this February in celebration of Black History Month. Students and faculty came together in order to ensure that the month was filled with festive and educational events. The schedule was developed by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. On Feb. 8, students gathered inside the Gallagher... Read on →


NU Celebrates Lunar New Year

February 11, 2016

Lunar New Year is an important festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar calendar in Asia. Celebrations traditionally run beginning one week before the first day of the new year to the second week of the first calendar month, depending on the country celebrating. Mainland China, Vietnam, South... Read on →

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