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Campus Gateway Under Construction On Main Street

Construction of the new gateway entry to the Canisius College campus is currently underway on Main Street in front of the Montante Cultural Center and Lyons Hall. Construction of the cultured stone structure, including lighting and associated landscaping work, is scheduled to be completed by May 31.

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Rendering of cultured stone structure

Rendering of what visitors will see heading west on Main Street.

Submitted by: Ed Cogan, director, facilities management

Employment Contracts Now Online

Administrator contracts will now be sent electronically.  The new distribution process provides the added convenience of an electronic signature.  This is a small step to conserve college resources and the environment.

Administrator contracts will be sent to individual Canisius email accounts on or about May 1.  A push of a button will date stamp and record acceptance of the contract.  Once accepted, a print option of the contract with the President’s signature will appear for anyone requiring a hard copy.  The process is quick and confidential; with all information recorded in the Department of Human Resources.

Please contact the Department of Human Resources at Ext. 2240 with questions.

Submitted by:  Deborah J. Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources

Feedback Needed On Ignatian Scholarship Day

The committee planning Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) has already begun work to make ISD 2012 even better.  Those who attended the event this year are asked to share their thoughts on how the day went and to offer suggestions for future academic celebrations.

To complete a brief survey, click here.

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

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Lecture Thursday (April 28)

The featured speaker of this year’s accounting banquet, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh HON ’88, will present a lecture entitled “Strategies for Doing Business in a Changing Arab World” Thursday (April 28) at 4 p.m. in Regis Room North.  Abu-Ghazaleh is the founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, the largest group of professional services in the Arab world with 73 offices in 29 countries and over 180 correspondent offices worldwide.  The lecture is free and open to the Canisius community.

Submitted by:  Angela Butler, administrative associate, institutional advancement

Harold “Farmer” Brown Speaks About Animal Treatment

All are welcome to attend a lecture by Harold “Farmer” Brown entitled “Exposing the Humane Myth” Thursday (April 28) at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Brown grew up on a Michigan beef farm and he instinctively felt that the animals his family raised for food were not so different than his pet dog or cat.  Later in life, a remarkable encounter with a rescued steer at a sanctuary opens the door to Brown’s past, launching him on a life-changing quest to reintegrate the parts of himself that were fragmented as a child.  Brown connected with other former farmers and began to forge a new path that integrates his love and knowledge of animals with his vision for a more peaceful world. Brown started an organization called “Farm Kind” and gives public lectures throughout the USA.

A vegan potluck dinner in concert with Brown’s lecture will also be held.  To enjoy the potluck feast, please bring a vegan dish to share.

This lecture is sponsored by the Animal Allies of Canisius College and the Animal Allies of Western New York.  For more information, contact Animal Allies of Canisius College at

Submitted by:  Tanya Loughead, PhD, assistant professor, philosophy