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Writers Series Event With Patricia Smith

Award-winning poet Patricia Smith will visit Canisius on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marie Maday Theatre as part of the 2011 Contemporary Writers Series. Smith is the author of five collections of poetry, including Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry Series award winner and recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy and Paterson Poetry Prize. Her most recent collection, Blood Dazzler, is a National Book Award finalist.

For more detailed information on Smith including a list of interviews, video resources and reviews, click here.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Flight 3407 Tribute Concert, Readings February 11

Paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, Canisius College will host a concert by the chamber ensemble ANA on Friday, February 11 at 8 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  Held on the eve of the two-year anniversary of the tragic crash, the event will also include readings from the book “The Still Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407,” including a reading by Marilyn Kausner, mother of Ellyce M. Kausner ’07 who died in the crash. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and offices of Campus Ministry and Student Affairs, the evening is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the composition “Toward the Light (Flight 3407)” by SUNY Fredonia Distinguished Professor of Guitar James Piorkowski, a composition inspired by the poem “Toward the Light” written by Canisius graduate Jane Sadowski ’83.  ANA, comprised of SUNY Fredonia faculty Angela Haas, soprano; Natasha Farny, cellist and Anne Kissel, pianist, will also perform music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Rorem.

The book “The Still Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407” is a collection of poems, essays, articles, prayers, photos and remembrances honoring the victims of the plane crash.

For more information, contact Jane Cary, administrative director, ArtsCanisius, at 716-888-2536 or or Connie Pileri, director of campus programming, at 716-888-2190 or

Submitted by:  Jane Cary, professor, fine arts/music

New Topics-Easy Registration: Outlook for February

ITS will offer two workshops in February that are designed help acquaint Canisius faculty and staff with the new Outlook Web Application (OWA) for Exchange 2010.  All workshops are one hour in length and will be held in the ITS Conference Room on the first floor of the Wehle Technology Center.

OWA for Exchange 2010 significantly enhances usability for both Mac and PC users on all of the main browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  This workshop will be offered Tuesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. and Thursday, February 24 at 9 a.m.

To register for one of the above workshops, click here. Enter your name on the left, choose the day and time, and click the “Save” button.  A confirmation notice will be displayed immediately.

The second workshop is another advanced workshop entitled “Inbox Magic: Taming Your Inbox.”  This workshop will demonstrate easy ways to empty a stuffed inbox, archive important mail, get rid of spam, and unsubscribe from unwanted e-mail.  This workshop will be offered Tuesday, February 2 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, February 10 at 9 a.m.

To register for one of the Inbox Magic workshops, click here.  Enter your name on the left, choose the day and time, and click the “Save” button.  A confirmation notice will be displayed immediately.

To cancel, Email or call Ext. 8354.

Submitted by:  Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS/FacTS