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Forced to Miss Commencement, NU Theatre Grad Receives Diploma on Kavinoky Stage

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University theatre major Kathleen Macari made the decision a few months ago that she would forego walking during her undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday in order to play the lead role in her first professional show. So during the curtain call of that evening’s production of Wait Until Dark... Read on →

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Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

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Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... Read on →

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36th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The 36th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 22, 2016. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president. The 2016 Day... Read on →

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NU Theatre Wraps 52nd Season with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

April 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

NU Theatre tops off its 52nd season April 21-May 1with a tongue-in-cheek production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the musical for musical lovers. Doug Zschiegner, associate professor and associate director of NU Theatre, will direct this rousing production. Winner of five Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is... Read on →

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NU Theatre Presents ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

March 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

From March 31-April 4, NU Theatre will present Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde, directed by Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre. Determined not to trust her husband when circumstances suggest he has been unfaithful, the winsome yet independent Lady Windermere resolves to leave him for another. But the... Read on →

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Oscar Wilde-Themed Symposium, Theatre Production & Art Exhibit Coming to NU

February 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

April 2 will be a “Wilde” day, so to speak, at Niagara University. NU’s English and theatre departments, and the Castellani Art Museum, which is housed on its campus, are presenting “Wilde on the Borders,” an aggregation of a lively academic discussion, theatre performance and art exhibition in celebration of... Read on →

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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 →

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 →

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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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