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Virtuoso Double Bass Recital Monday (October 25)

ArtsCanisius presents a Meet-the-Faculty recital on Monday (October 25) at noon in the Montante Cultural Center featuring faculty member Brett Shurtliffe, double bass virtuoso along with guest artists Bryan Boyce, piano; Patti DiLutis, clarinet; Evan Drummond guitar; Peter Griesinger, double bass and Amy Licata, violin.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Coach Herman Boone To Speak Tuesday (October 26)

Campus Programming and Leadership Development (CPLD) along with the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership is excited to host an evening with Herman Boone on Tuesday (October 26) at 8 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Boone’s presentation, entitled “Remember the Titans: Lessons of Leadership,” will feature a presentation on his experiences during the struggle of integration and the leadership lessons that can be learned from this important event in American history.  Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with Boone.  This event is part of the CPLD Leadership Series.

Boone is one of the coaches that led the T.C. Williams High School football team in 1971 and ultimately the entire school through tumultuous integration at T.C. Williams High School.  This challenge was captured in the Disney film, Remember the Titans which starred Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington.

Submitted by:  Brian Smith, director of leadership development, campus programming and leadership development

Chorale To Perform In Blessed Trinity Church Sunday (October 24)

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will begin its 2010 Sacred Spaces concert series with a program on Sunday (October 24) at 4 p.m. in historic Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Avenue in Buffalo.  Blessed Trinity, a unique example of Lombard Romanesque ecclesial architecture, serves the near East side of the city in close proximity to the Canisius campus.  The concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Lauridson, Lotti, Hogan, Dawson and others. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed six years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches.  As a result, the choir has visited nearly 30 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its 13th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 120 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

Canisius faculty and staff should always make sure they have backups of any important files stored in a safe place.  Also, feel free to store things in the H: drive where data is automatically backed up and retained by ITS system administration staff.  For more information, contact the ITS Help Desk at Ext. 2299.

Submitted by: Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS