Photo Book

An around-the-clock look at Niagara University through the photography and words of students in Lynn Schauer-Bewley’s CMS440A: Advanced Photography class.

6:35 a.m. Erin Baker, ’11: Women’s soccer practice
For two months now, the Niagara women’s soccer team has had early morning practices to fit everyone’s school schedule. The sun is just starting to rise over the emptiness of the stadium. The team lines up on the sideline for their routine warm-up before another difficult fitness practice. They begin with their usual two laps around the perimeter and then go right into stretching. As the drills begin, the sun rises higher in the sky, completely illuminating the field and reflecting off of the morning dew that goes untouched around the field where players have yet to run.

8:17 a.m. Taylor Logalbo, ’14: Winter campus
The scenery on campus is breathtaking at times, especially early on a winter morning.

12:45 p.m. Eleni Vlahos, ’12: The first snowfall
It is the beginning of December and the first snowfall of the year has covered the NU campus with a soft white blanket of snow. There is no doubt that this snowfall is the most beautiful.

2:15 p.m. Derek Zeller, ’12: WNIA
WNIA, Niagara University's radio station, broadcasts live on the Internet where anyone around the world can listen in. The radio station was renovated this past year, allowing students the opportunity to use some of the most modern technology and learn very valuable firsthand experience. Listen here.

3 p.m. Cole Bielecki, ’14: Castellani Art Museum
The moment you step into this expansive place, you feel the inspiration of many artists. The emotion and determination put into these marvelous pieces of art influences many of the students here at Niagara University, who spend hours admiring the artwork in each room. This is a great place to come if you have time between classes to relax and escape from the stresses of schoolwork and everyday life.

6:30 p.m. Sarah Kim, ’12: NUSGA concert
“Two to one, static to the sound of you and I, undone for the last time ... ” Jack’s Mannequin, a rock band originally from Orange County, Calif., performs before a crowd of about 900 in the Kiernan Center during a concert sponsored by Niagara University’s Student Government Association. As the lights dim, fans crowd the stage and begin to cheer, the cold keys of the piano slowly begin to warm the hearts of the students and the students sing along, swaying back and forth, snapping photos with their best friends, creating great memories.

7:04 p.m. Cole Bielecki, '14: Purple Eagles hockey
Almost every seat in the Dwyer Arena is taken as Dave Burkholder and his team wait for the game against the UConn Huskies to begin.

7:20 p.m. Eleni Vlaho, ’12: Almost, Maine
Niagara University’s brand new Leary Theatre is overflowing with excited students who are preparing to go on stage for their last performance of the theater production Almost, Maine. They go to the backstage room of the theatre wing to apply their make-up, change into their costumes, and do voice exercises. When they are ready, they hold hands and form a circle, taking turns to express their gratitude toward the team or to give an inspirational message before this last performance. Then they all take a deep breath as the audience quiets down, the lights dim, and the curtains open.

10:23 p.m. Eleni Vlaho, ’12: A Classic Christmas at NU
NU’s annual student ball has a holiday theme: "A Classic Christmas." The Kiernan Center is beautifully decorated: tables adorned with ornaments and presents, and Christmas lights along the walls. Outside, a horse and buggy wait to take students for a ride around campus. It's very cold, so everyone wraps in blankets to get cozy and warm while they watch the snowflakes hit the ground and listen to the horse's hooves clip clop against the cold pavement.

11:47 p.m. Taylor Logalbo, ’14: Library
The lower level of the library is quiet at this time of night. It is filled with rows and rows of books, which expand and contract at the press of a button. You settle into one of the comfy chairs in the corner where the lighting will keep you awake. The desk attached to the chair is perfect for your laptop and coffee.