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Symposium On Jesuit Higher Education Today (April 5)

Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend a special symposium on the future of Jesuit higher education today (April 5) from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Hosted by President John J. Hurley, the symposium will address the talk delivered by Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. at the 2010 worldwide meeting of Jesuit colleges and universities in Mexico City.

The symposium will include a panel discussion featuring, Margaret McCarthy, PhD, associate professor of graduate education and leadership; Terri Mangione, PhD, dean of students; and Rev. Frank LaRocca, S.J., assistant professor of management and marketing.

Fr. Nicolás’ talk, entitled “Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today,” can be found at the Canisius President’s homepage or by clicking here. All participants are encouraged to read Fr. Nicolas’ remarks in advance of the presentation and to participate in the discussion.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, assistant to the president, secretary for the Board of Trustees

Suicide Prevention Training Responds To Students In Distress

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a QPR (the CPR for suicide prevention) session offered by the Counseling Center on Wednesday (April 6) from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Regis North.  QPR stands for Question… the student about suicide, Persuade…the student to get help, and Refer…the student for help.

Please call the Counseling Center to reserve a seat.  Space is limited.  To learn more about QPR, click here.

Submitted by:  Eileen Niland, director, counseling center

Informally Formal Chamber Recital Tonight (April 5)

Fine music, desserts and conversation will be featured tonight (April 5) at the final Informally~Formal chamber recital of the 2010-2011 season at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The recital features BPO violinists Frances Kaye and Richard Kay (pictured) as well as pianist and BPO staff conductor Paul Ferington in a program of works by Boccherini, Mozart, Shostakovich and others.  Tickets are $15 general admission and $7 for students, and can be purchased at the door.  For more information, click here or call the music office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Baseball Home Wednesday (April 6)

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The Canisius baseball team’s doubleheader, originally scheduled for Wednesday (April 6) at the University of Buffalo, has been moved to the Demske Sports Complex.  The teams will play a pair of seven-inning games beginning at 2 p.m.  The Griffs are 12-16 overall and 4-2 in conference play after dropping two of three to Marist over the weekend.

For more information on Golden Griffin baseball, go to

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

Kirov Assassination Is Topic Of Lecture Wednesday (April 6)

On Wednesday (April 6) at 5 p.m. in Regis South, Matthew Lenoe, PhD, professor of history at the University of Rochester, will give a lecture on the assassination of Sergei Kirov which took place December 1, 1934.

Lenoe will examine whether Josef Stalin was responsible for the assassination which is believed to have been the reason used by Stalin to round up undesirables and purge the Communist Party leadership of political opposition.  As a result of this assassination, more than 700,000 people were executed in the following years, and hundreds of thousands more ended up in the Gulag.

Submitted by:  Steven Maddox, PhD, assistant professor, history