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NU Theatre Presents ‘The Maids’

January 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From Feb. 18-21, NU Theatre will present The Maids by Jean Genet. The production will be directed by Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The premise of the show is that two sisters, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, attempt to take revenge... Read on →

NU students Jessica Tobin, '15, and Jacey Diez, '16, volunteered in Ms. Gatinella’s first grade classroom in Camden, N.J.

A B.A.S.I.C. Winter Recess at NU: Serving Those in Need

January 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

When college students travel during the winter semester break, it’s rare that they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless – unless said college students attend Niagara University. Thirty-seven students from the Lewiston-based, Catholic and Vincentian university volunteered during January to assist the less fortunate in... Read on →

Flanked by the flags of countries from across the globe, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced the establishment of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership.

Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership

January 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community. As another spoke of Niagara University’s umbrella of outreach, the Center for... Read on →

Phoebe Wright, '15, played the title role in NU Theatre's production of 'Cyrana,' which was chosen as the Best Play of 2015 by by BroadwayWorld Buffalo. The show's director, faculty member Doug Zschiegner, was selected as the Best Director in a Play.

NU Theatre Wins Big in BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards

January 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre’s world-premiere production of Cyrana topped several local professional productions to be chosen as the Best Play of 2015 by BroadwayWorld Buffalo. Cyrana, which was on stage at Niagara in March 2015, was adapted from Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac by Doug Zschiegner, associate director of NU Theatre.... Read on →

NU students, from left, Rachel Bailey, Amy Wnuk, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Selena Cerra spent a week of their winter break building a home for a poor family in Nicaragua. They were accompanied by the Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M., and Dr. Abigail Levin.

Niagara University Students Build Home for Impoverished Family in Nicaragua

January 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family. Rachel Bailey, Selena Cerra, Jake Eberth, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Briana Neale and Amy Wnuk – all members of the university’s Bienvenidos Spanish and Hispanic culture club... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents 2016 Short Play Festival

January 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What’s there to do after the holiday season ends? From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater – and a great entertainment bargain. Two cycles of 10-minute plays, written by various playwrights, will be presented over one weekend. Comedies, dramas, and everything in... Read on →

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Niagara University Makes First Appointment to Endowed Pre-Health Program Director Position

January 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has appointed Dr. William Cliff to its first-ever endowed faculty position. Dr. Cliff, a faculty member in the university’s biology department since 1992, has been named the first John J. Hughes, ’67, M.D., Endowed Program Director of Pre-Professional Health. Niagara University received a $750,000 estate gift from 1967 alumnus... Read on →

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Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 60th Class

December 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 60th class during a ceremony held Dec. 18, 2015, at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. Thomas A. Beilein, chairman of the New York State Commission of Correction, was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. He was introduced by his successor as Niagara County sheriff,... Read on →

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Dr. Timothy Lauger Wins Paper of the Year Award

December 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Lauger, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Niagara University, has been named the recipient of the James L. Maddex Jr. Paper of the Year Award for 2014. Dr. Lauger’s research, “Violent Stories: Personal Narratives, Street Socialization, and the Negotiation of Street Culture Among Street-Oriented Youth,” was... Read on →

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Graduate Studies Fireside Chat & Info Session Set for Jan. 12

December 14, 2015  |  by Amanda Werth

Niagara University is hosting a Graduate Studies Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, for students interested in learning how a graduate degree can help them advance their career or start on an entirely new path. The event takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center. While enjoying hot chocolate and... Read on →

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