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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 →

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 →

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 →

NU students David Austin and Jackson Lizardo talk with Jack Ampuja, executive director of Niagara's Center for Supply Chain Excellence, at the 15th anniversary party.

NU’s Supply Chain Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

December 13, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

The Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence celebrated its 15th anniversary at Pettibones Grille in Buffalo on Thursday, Dec. 1. Over the last 15 years, the center has served hundreds of professionals by offering seminars focused on supply chain management, inventory, transportation and freight management. (There are also a... Read on →

Present at today's unveiling of the Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence were, from left, John Persons, William J. Chiodo, William J. Chiodo, Jamie McKeon, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Dr. Peggy Choong, Drew Cerza, Shannon Chowaniec, Dr. Paul Richardson and Robert Denning.

Niagara University Partners with Industry Leaders to Establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university’s College of Business Administration. The center will work with these industry leaders to create, build and inspire transformative programs and partnerships within the Western New York community. In addition, the... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Drs. Vince Rinaldo, Thomas Sheeran and Maritza Branker authored academic papers that will be presented during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting.

Niagara University Professors to Present Three Papers at International Conference

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Entering its second century in existence, the American Educational Research Association is one of the world’s foremost academic research societies. Its annual meeting draws more than 15,000 international scholars to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Having one paper accepted for presentation at... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

November 28, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

This Dec. 1-11, Niagara University Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman. It is the hilarious tale of six prepubescent, misfit contestants, vying for the championship of a lifetime, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to... Read on →

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