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Ignatian Scholarship Day Is Today (April 15)

Don’t forget that today (April 15) is the fourth annual Ignatian Scholarship Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center, Montante Cultural Center and other campus venues. This event showcases the research, scholarship, and performances of our undergraduate and graduate students through poster displays, paper/multimedia presentations, two or three-dimensional art, or artistic performances (poetry, drama, vocal or instrumental music) throughout the day, as well as a concert by the music department in the evening.

Further information as well as a video of last year’s event can be found on the Ignatian Scholarship Day website.

Submitted by: Rose Marie Castner, special events coordinator, academic affairs

Revolution Is Topic Of Lecture By Egyptian Youth Activist

Gigi Ibrahim, Egyptian youth activist, will speak on “Egyptian Revolution: The Power of Women and Social Media,” on Monday (April 18) at 7 p.m. in the Regis Room.

Ibrahim is a youth activist of the Egyptian Revolution, appearing on AlJazeera, BBC, ABC and other news outlets.  She has been featured on the cover of Time magazine and in a recent feature in Vanity Fair, entitled “Waking the Lion.”  Ibrahim’s Twitter account, @Gsquare86, has more than 10,000 followers and was used during the revolution as a means to promote the demands of the revolution.  During the revolution, PBS produced a Frontline special on her entitled “Gigi’s Revolution.”  She has also been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and will appear on that show the week of April 25.

The event is free and open to the public.  Ibrahim’s lecture is presented by Amnesty International and the International Affairs Society, and is sponsored by the Department of International Relations, the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, and OASIS.

Submitted by:  Mike Haselswerdt, PhD, director, William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership

Baseball Griffs Return To MAAC Play

Sean Jamieson is hitting .364 with 10 home runs

Sitting in third place, Canisius returns to MAAC action this weekend for a key conference series with St. Peter’s.  Saturday’s (April 16) doubleheader is slated to begin at noon, while Sunday’s single game will start at 2 p.m.

Manhattan (9-0) and Rider (8-1) have bolted out to hot starts and at 4-2, Canisius is looking to maintain pace against the league leaders.  St. Peter’s is 2-4 in league play.  Canisius plays its next three conference series on the road and will not play a conference game at home again until Fairfield visits on May 14-15.

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

Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Siena Sunday (April 17)

Jackie Loson

The Canisius women’s lacrosse team will host Siena Sunday (April 17) at 11 a.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.  There is no admission charge.

The Griffs are enjoying one of their finest seasons in school history with an overall record of 9-4 and a 3-1 mark in conference play.  Siena is 6-6 and 1-2 in the MAAC.

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

Chamber Orchestra Concert Sunday (April 17)

The Canisius College Chamber Orchestra directed by Ansgarius Aylward performs their final concert of the academic year on Sunday (April 17) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The program features music by Scarlatti, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, George Gershwin and Annie Lennox.  Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

For more information, call the music office at Ext. 2536 or click here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius