Category / College of Arts & Sciences

NU Theatre Presents 2017 Short Play Festival

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Comedies, dramas, and everything in-between from Jan. 20-28 when NU presents its annual Short Play Festival – a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays. If one is not to your taste, you only have to wait 10 minutes until the next one. Some of the plays contain adult situations and language. The... Read on →

Dr. Bernice A. King

Speech by Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Highlights NU’s MLK Celebration

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King. Dr. Bernice King, the chief executive officer of the King Center, will speak at... Read on →

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 63rd Class

January 11, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11, 2017, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. NCLEA co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Detective John Faso presented diplomas to this semester’s graduates: Heather Cepuchowski, Lockport Police Department Travis DeMuth, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Joseph... Read on →

The NU Theatre production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo. The show's director, Doug Zschiegner, captured the prize for Best Director in a Musical.

NU Theatre Production Captures Award for Best Musical of 2016, Zschiegner Named Best Director

January 8, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone was named the Best Musical of 2016 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo, according to results released Jan. 6. In addition, the show’s director, Doug Zschiegner, associate director of NU Theatre, was selected for Best Director in a Musical. The Drowsy Chaperone was onstage at NU... Read on →

Dr. Hope L. Russell and the students in her new course on feminist theory and literature held an event Dec. 16 to highlight creative pieces the students have written during the semester. The course was funded through a grant from NU's College Committee on Teaching and Learning.

New Grant-Funded Course Explores Feminist Theory and Literature

December 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In recent years, Niagara University, like many institutions of higher education across the country, has experienced an uptick in student interest and activism surrounding social justice causes. Students have founded clubs like the Human Rights Initiative, Black Student Union, and Feminism Today. In turn, they have organized film screenings,... Read on →

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Niagara University Among Nation’s Top 100 Private College Values

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

For the third time since September, a national publication has praised the return on investment that Niagara University offers to students. In the fall, NU was one of 15 regional institutions included on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Great Schools, Great Prices” and ranked as the best value... Read on →

An $875,000 gift from E. John and Jeanne C. Finn is earmarked for a scholarship that supports nursing students at Niagara University, where students gain practical experience in a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center.

Major Gift from Finns Pushes NU Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University. Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship is offered to students from Central and Western New York who demonstrate financial... Read on →

Freshman Kayla Reumann tries on a musician's jacket over a waistcoat she made as part of a Costume Construction course at Niagara University. Old Fort Niagara Music Director Suzannah Emerson is holding up pants that complement the 1770s British 8th Regiment uniforms.

Old Fort Niagara and Niagara University Partner to Make Historic Clothing

December 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men’s waistcoats, which theatre department students are sewing and donating to the fort’s fife and drum corps. Five university students in associate professor Marilyn Deighton’s Costume Construction class have spent 20-25 hours... Read on →

SACM Leaders Celebrate Semester’s End with NU’s Saudi Student Association

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held a daylong event Dec. 2 to celebrate the graduation of 21 students. Dr. Abdulghani Alharbi, assistant cultural attaché of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, offered the afternoon’s keynote address and then was joined by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of... Read on →

Niagara Universisty senior communication studies major Dominic Hannon is pictured in front of a new history wall he helped design at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara. Hannon is accompanied by Jennifer Tresch, the agency's director of development, and Kenneth A. Sass, president and CEO.

Niagara University Senior Completes History Wall Project for Family & Children’s Service

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The dedication of a new history wall at Family & Children’s Service of Niagara this past Wednesday, Dec. 7, resulted principally through the tireless work of Niagara University communication studies major Dominic Hannon. Hannon, a senior from Buffalo, was tasked with developing a visual display to showcase the nonprofit’s 121... Read on →

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