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Library Plans Presented at ACAC Meeting

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Academic Computing Advisory Committee  (ACAC) meeting on Wednesday, March 2, from 2 – 3 pm in the Library Instruction Room on the main floor of the library. The meeting will feature two presentations. Joel Cohen, PhD., associate vice president for library and information services, will present an overview of plans for the library, including new compact shelving to be installed this summer as well as configuration of space to include more academic services. Rick Mancuso, of Prentice Office Environments will demonstrate the Eno board, an electronic whiteboard currently installed in the Library Instruction Room. In addition to the presentations, there will be announcements from ITS and the library, and an opportunity for discussion of current technology issues on campus.

For those unable to attend the ENO board demonstration at 2 p.m., Mancuso will give a second presentation at 3:15 pm. Faculty, in particular, are invited to take a look at this board as well as other classroom furniture from Prentice, which can be considered for installation in learning spaces in Science Hall. No reservations are necessary.

Submitted by:  Estelle Siener, director of academic computing, ITS

Playoffs Arrive, Tickets on Sale

The post-season has arrived for men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey. The schedule is as follows:

  • Women vs. Niagara – Thursday, March 3 at 12:00 pm in Bridgeport, Ct. (A win moves them to the 9:30 a.m. game on Friday).
  • Men vs. Rider – Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 pm in Bridgeport, CT – shown live on MSG. (A win moves them to the 4 pm game on Sunday, March 6).
  • Ice Hockey @ Niagara – Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 pm (A win moves them to the second round, at Holy Cross, the following weekend).

Ticket information is as follows:

  • Women’s basketball on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4: Tickets are $30. To order in advance, call the ticket office at Ext. 2885, or call ticket manager Todd Hummel at 716-583-0378. Student tickets are $8.
  • Men’s Basketball on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6: Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance by calling our ticket office or Todd Hummel. Tickets the day of the game are $45.00. Student tickets are $8.00.
  • Hockey on Saturday, March 5. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They will be available in the Canisius ticket office the remainder of the week. To purchase, stop by the ticket office or call Ext. 2885 before Thursday or Ext. 2977 on Friday. We recommend getting your tickets in advance as the game could sell-out before Saturday night.

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The men’s games will air live online and on CJRN 710 AM. The women’s games and hockey game will air live online. You can watch the basketball games live, for a fee, at and the hockey game at via the One Network.

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

Great Auction and Basket Raffle

Come play the Great Auction and Basket Raffle this week in order to help students fundraise for their International Service-Immersion Experiences to Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica and Poland.

The Great Auction and Basket Raffle runs from Tuesday, March 1 – Thursday,  March 3 in the second floor Lounge in Old Main and tickets can be purchased on site ($1 for 3, $5 for an armslength, and $10 for wingspan). More than 50 prizes to win!

The event culminates this year with a $5 all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner from Chef’s with salad bar, bread and drink. Dinner is served from 5-6:30 p.m. in Palisano Pavilion on March 3 and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance anytime during our auction or from the Campus Ministry main office. Winners will be chosen directly following the dinner.

Submitted by:  Luann Firestone, associate campus minister, campus ministry

China Immersion Course: Info Session

The last informational session for the China Immersion Course will be Tuesday March 1, from 3:30 until 4:30 pm in Churchill Tower 205.

All members of the Canisius community are invited to attend information sessions for an upcoming immersion course in Chinese philosophy. The course will teach students about Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism in China, and students will visit temples and meet monks and priests of the different religions.  The immersion course counts as a Fall 2010 registered course (PHI 317) and the trip will be held in late May and June of this year with stops to Xiamen and Beijing.

The immersion course is sponsored by the Institute for the Global Study of Religion at Canisius College.

Submitted by:  Michael Forest, PhD, associate professor, philosophy