Category / College of Arts & Sciences


NU Theatre Presents ‘9 To 5: The Musical’

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

You just can’t keep a good woman down, even in a man’s world! NU Theatre gives chauvinism in the workplace a real kick in the pants from Dec. 3-13 with 9 To 5: The Musical, by country superstar Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, directed by adjunct professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe... Read on →


ROTC Program Holds Fall 2015 Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara University ROTC program held its annual fall awards ceremony in Bisgrove Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Attendees of the event included New York Senator Robert Ortt and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. ROTC Challenge Coin recipients: Nicholas Edwards Brianna Lynn Mariangela Mercurio Peter Raimondo Caroline Schettler CIET Award recipients: James... Read on →

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Dr. Harlan Beckley Lectures on ‘Rethinking Poverty and Inequality’

November 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Ronald Reagan infamously said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” The implication of that statement, according to Dr. Harlan Beckley, executive director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, is that “poverty is stubbornly intractable, at least unresponsive to public policy initiatives.” Dr. Beckley cautions, however,... Read on →

Dr. Robert St. Hilaire, associate professor of religious studies, recites a submission on 'Eros' to students and faculty members during an informal symposium held in the Village of Lewiston.

NU Professors Engage Students in Literature Discussion at Lewiston Coffee House

November 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University faculty members continuously strive to intellectually engage students in a variety of unique ways. That philosophy was evidenced yet again earlier this month when students from Dr. Robert St. Hilaire’s course on Christian Visions of the Human Person (two sections, one of them Honors) met with professors... Read on →

Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland is pictured with members of Niagara University's Student Veterans Organization.

Double Amputee Bob Wieland Stands Tall on Veterans Day at NU

November 18, 2015

Why would God send a man with no legs to encourage people to take a step of faith? It’s a pretty awesome question. At least that’s the question that Vietnam War veteran Bob Wieland asked the audience packed inside the Castellani Art Museum this past Wednesday (Veterans Day). Before joining the... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., delivers his address during this year's President's Dinner.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

November 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. View the President’s Dinner Journal The purpose of the President’s Dinner is to... Read on →

NU students Amy Wnuk, Rachel Bailey, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Selena Cerra and Jake Eberth are spending a portion of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. Not pictured: Briana Neale.

NU Student Group Traveling to Nicaragua to Build Home for Impoverished Family

November 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University student group is fundraising for a service trip it plans to make to Nicaragua this December to build a home for a poor family. Kelly Fitzpatrick, president of Niagara’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club, said that a group of six students has been organizing the initiative... Read on →

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Niagara University to Celebrate International Week Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of International Week will take place Nov. 16-20. International Week is a joint initiative of the United States Departments of State and Education. It is intended to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and... Read on →

A Niagara University student assists a boy at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. NU students have provided support to the nonprofit organization all semester as part of a course on management principles.

NU Students Apply Classroom Learning to Assist Children’s Center in Niagara Falls

November 9, 2015

Niagara University students have many opportunities to help the community while receiving their education. This semester, students in Professor Mitchell Alegre’s Management Principles course (MGT271A) have been doing just that. The students have been working at the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a not-for-profit organization that educates underprivileged children... Read on →


NU Chosen by Military Times as a ‘Best for Vets’ College Destination

November 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is one of the nation’s top institutions when it comes to embracing America’s veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released today by Military Times. NU is included in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” rankings, which factors in school-by-school assessments of veteran and military student... Read on →

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