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BPO Performance Tonight (October 20) Features Premiere Of Golden Griffin Overture

Tickets are still available for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance with music director JoAnn Falletta (pictured below) in the Montante Cultural Center tonight (October 20) at 7:30 p.m.  This concert will feature the premiere of the Golden Griffin Overture, a new work written by 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.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students, and can be purchased online here until noon today, in the music office (LY406) and at the door.

For more information, call Ext. 2536 or visit

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Ginsberg To Speak On EU Foreign Policy

Canisius College will welcome Roy H. Ginsberg, PhD, to campus on Monday (October 25) at 4:30 p.m. in the Regis Room (South) to discuss European Union (EU) foreign policy and crisis management.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ginsberg is the Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Chair in Government and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at Skidmore College.  He has taught international law and comparative government since 1986.  Previously, Ginsberg worked as an analyst at the International Trade Commission and the Foreign Agricultural Service.

A former Fulbright Fellow and chair of the European Union Studies Association, Ginsberg twice submitted testimony to Congress on EU-U.S. relations. He is the author of Demystifying the European Union: The Enduring Logic of Regional Integration and co-author of The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact.

Ginsberg’s lecture is co-sponsored by the European Studies Program at Canisius College and the EuroSim Student Club.

For more information, contact John Occhipinti, PhD, professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Canisius College, and director of the European Studies program, at Ext. 2799.

Submitted by:  John Occhipinti, PhD, professor and chair, political science

Men’s Soccer, Volleyball Home This Weekend

Regan Steele ’13

The men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams each host a pair of league contests this weekend.

The men’s soccer team kicks off the weekend’s activities with a 7 p.m. contest Friday (October 22) against perennial conference power Loyola, MD.  The Griffs enter the weekend tied for fourth place with a 2-2 mark in the MAAC, while the Greyhounds are in second at 2-0-1.  Jim Hesch’s team concludes the weekend homestand with a noon battle versus Rider (2-10; 1-2) on Sunday (October 24).

Volleyball coach Cathy Hummel’s squad hosts Manhattan (5-5) at 2 p.m. on Saturday (October 23) on Athletes for Athletes and “Dig Pink” Day.  They conclude the weekend with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday (October 24) versus St. Peter’s (2-8).  The volleyball team is locked in a four way tie for second in the MAAC with a 7-3 record.

There is no admission charge for any of the games this weekend.  For more information, check out

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

Those who use a wireless network at home should make sure to enable WPA2 network security.  Instructions for doing so are available on the website of the wireless router’s manufacturer.  Radio waves are not like wires; they travel through walls and windows easily.  It’s easy for someone to sit in a driveway or on the street and eavesdrop on unencrypted network communications.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS