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Reminder: Still Time To Give To United Way Campaign

The United Way Executive Committee would like to thank the Canisius Community for contributions to the United Way Campaign that currently total $21,600. We also would like to remind those that intend to give, but haven’t as yet, that the Campaign will end on Monday, Oct. 18. Our goal is $30,000 and with your help we will reach our goal for the 11th consecutive year. No gift is too small for this worthy cause.

Submitted by: Ellen O. Conley, PhD, vice president, student affairs

BPO To Premiere Golden Griffin Overture October 20

Don’t miss the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance with music director JoAnn Falletta (pictured below) in the Montante Cultural Center on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.  This concert will feature a new work written by Canisius College composer-in-residence Persis Vehar to commemorate the inauguration of John J. Hurley as the 24th president of Canisius College.  Other pieces will feature the music of Beethoven, Dvorak and Vivaldi.

Seating is limited.  Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 students, and are available for purchase online at, in the Fine Arts office in LY406, or in the Student Center Lobby 1st floor today (October 5) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and in the Old Main Vestibule on Wednesday (October 6) from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

For detailed program information, click here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Canisius Welcomes Best-Selling Author Dennis Lehane

Best-selling author Dennis Lehane will visit the college on Thursday (October 7) in the Montante Cultural Center as part of the college’s Contemporary Writers Series.  Lehane will read from his works at 7:30 p.m., followed by an audience question and answer period.  The evening events, which are all free and open to the public, will conclude with a reception and book-signing.

Lehane is the author of eight novels, including The New York Times bestsellers Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River and Shutter Island, The Given Day, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play.  Lehane’s most recent novel, Moonlight Mile, the sequel to Gone, Baby Gone, will be released on November 2.  He also wrote three episodes of the popular television series “The Wire” and taught fiction writing at Harvard University.  Lehane currently serves as a board member for the MFA program of Pine Manor College.

For more information on the Contemporary Writers Series, contact Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, at Ext. 2662 or click here.

Submitted by:  Kristin Etu, public relations specialist, public relations

TIAA CREF Representative On Campus In October

Bill Stark, individual consultant for TIAA CREF, will be on campus in the Student Center Executive Conference room for individual counseling sessions Thursday, October 14 and Thursday, October 21.  He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions, and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To make an appointment, contact the scheduling center at 1-800-732-8353 or go to

For any questions, please contact Dawn Rotterman at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, HR associate, human resources

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

Don’t leave a laptop, smartphone, or PDA unattended, even for “just a second.”  More than 12,000 laptops are lost in airports every year, and two-thirds of those are never recovered.  ITS recommends securing such devices to be used in a public space with a Kensington-style lock and cable.  The Help Desk can order these for those who want the devices.  Call Ext. 2299 for more information.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS