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NU Theatre Presents ‘Mother Hicks’

March 16, 2017

Mother Hicks, by Suzan Zeder, from March 23-27 is earth, and fire, and water, and blood, and tears… Directed by Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre, Mother Hicks is the inspiring folkloric story of three Depression-era outsiders: Girl, an orphan who is passed from home to home; Tuc, a young... Read on →

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Fran Boltz: Serving the Niagara Community for Nearly Two Decades

March 15, 2017

Walk into Bailo Hall, up a flight of stairs, around the corner, and who will you see? Sitting behind a desk surrounded by pictures of students and numerous awards acknowledging her service will be Fran Boltz, current Learn and Serve director and future IMPACT director at Niagara University. Boltz, a... Read on →

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Niagara University ‘Taking Back the Night’ March 30

March 7, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

For the second straight year, Niagara University is holding an event in conjunction with the Take Back the Night national movement, which aims to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Co-sponsored by the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the March 30 event begins in the Gallagher Center... Read on →

Averl Harbin is the director of multicultural affairs at Niagara University.

Averl Harbin: Unifying the University One Step at a Time

March 7, 2017

Deep in the corners of the Gallagher Center are an array of offices that offer amazing opportunities for students, faculty and staff. This is exceptionally true for one office: The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and the woman in charge – Averl Harbin – are making enormous changes throughout... Read on →

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Sharon Green Honored by National Association for Developmental Education

March 3, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University’s Office of Academic Support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education’s (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award. Green was presented with the award, which recognizes long-term service to developmental education students, during NADE’s March 2... Read on →

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Niagara University Student Viewbook Earns National Award

March 1, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The power of Niagara University’s undergraduate viewbook was apparent to a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals. NU’s undergraduate student recruitment publication – the centerpiece of its “Power of Niagara University” branding campaign, launched last fall – received a gold medal in the... Read on →

Pictured at the opening of 'Kid Victory' are, from left, Greg Pierce, librettist for 'Kid Victory,' acclaimed composer John Kander, Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of Niagara University’s theatre department, and Steve Braddock, director of NU Theatre.

NU Theatre Leaders Reconnect with Composer John Kander in NYC

February 28, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre, and Dr. Sharon Watkinson, chair of NU’s theatre department, were recently in New York City to support the opening of acclaimed composer John Kander’s new musical, Kid Victory. Kander is a longtime friend of Niagara University Theatre. The Broadway legend received an honorary... Read on →

Pictured at the announcement of Niagara University's new Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra Scott Jr.; NU junior Ferrah Staley; Averl Harbin, Niagara’s director of multicultural affairs; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president; and Dr. Thomas Chambers, professor of history at NU.

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission

February 24, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution’s commitment to diversity and social justice. The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating... Read on →

Tiffany Ryan, administrative assistant in Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement, is presented with the Outstanding Employee Award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president.

Tiffany Ryan Earns Outstanding Employee Award

January 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Tiffany Ryan, administrative assistant in Niagara University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president. Ryan, a Lewiston resident, began working at Niagara in October 2012. Christine O’Hara, executive director of alumni engagement, noted that Ryan plays a critical... Read on →

Pictured are winners from this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony, from left: Khallid Lewis, Tia Robinson, Chris Platone and Elijah Vazquez.

NU Students Recognized for Commemorating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 27, 2017

Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs presented awards to four students Tuesday night during an event that celebrated the accomplishments and enthusiasm of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Khallid Lewis, Christopher Plantone, Tia Robinson and Elijah Vazquez were recognized for using creative means to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. Award... Read on →

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