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Noam Chomsky Lecture At Canisius May 12

Famed linguist and writer Noam Chomsky will speak at Canisius May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Chomsky is well known for his work in cultural discourse, political activism, and corporate-political relations through the media.

A limited number of tickets are available through at a discounted rate of $5 for students and $20 for Canisius faculty and staff.  Payment is accepted via PayPal with a valid Canisius College email address.  Please note that the transaction receipt will act as a ticket for the event.  All of the proceeds from this ticket sale go to directly support programming of the Western New York Peace Center, Amnesty International and Peace and Justice at Canisius.

The event is sponsored by the Western New York Peace Center, and is co-sponsored by the Canisius College Chapter of Amnesty International, and the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Canisius College.

Click here for ticket sales and information.

Submitted by:  Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor, sociology, anthropology & Criminal Justice

Softball To “Beat Cancer With a Bat” Vs Niagara Today (April 27)

The Canisius softball team, in need of victories in order to qualify for the MAAC Tournament, hosts Niagara University today (April 27) at 3 p.m. with multiple implications on the line.

First and foremost, the twin bill counts in the MAAC standings.  The Griffs enter Wednesday’s games tied for sixth with a 4-6 league record, while the Purple Eagles are in a three-way tie for third with a 5-3 mark.

Secondly, the games will be pivotal in claiming annual bragging rights for the The Battle of the Bridge competition.  Canisius currently leads the rivalry by the score of 15-12, with 17 points needed to re-claim the Canal Cup trophy.  Each softball game is worth one point, so a Griffs sweep clinches the cup for the third time in five years.

Finally, the game is also the Griffs inaugural “Beat Cancer With a Bat” initiative.  Interested parties can donate to the cause at the game, by calling Ext. 8484 or by clicking here.

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

Early Closing Thursday (April 21)

The college will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday (April 21).  All but essential operating personnel are included in this early dismissal.

Have a wonderful Easter!

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

Windows 7 Update To Be Applied

Beginning Monday, April 25, ITS will apply the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update from Microsoft to campus network-attached Windows 7 computers.  This update may prompt for restarting office computers after it has installed.

If when this prompt appears it is convenient to allow the restart, please click on the “Reboot Now” button.  The process of completing this update can take up to 10-15 minutes depending on the speed of the computer.

If it is not convenient at the time, choose “Reboot later” and the update will apply at the time the computer is shut down or rebooted later in the day.  If applied during shutdown, a message stating “installing update 1 of 1” will appear when the shutdown is initiated.  The system will turn off after it has completed.

The next time login occurs after either choice, a one-time dialog box upon logon that indicates that the “Windows 7 Service Pack 1 successfully installed” will appear.  Simply click the “Close” button.

Submitted by:  Alan Weitzsacker, system administrator, Information Technology Services

Senior Days For Men’s, Women’s Lacrosse This Week

Megan Oosting

The final home games for men’s and women’s lacrosse will take place this week with graduation seniors being honored at both games.

The women’s lacrosse team wraps up its home schedule Thursday (April 23) when Albany visits for a 1 p.m. game.  This will be the final home game for eight Griffin seniors.  Canisius currently sports a 10-4 record overall.  The Griffs are undefeated at home and have won eight straight at the Demske dating back to the 2010 season.  Albany is one of three undefeated teams in the country.  The Great Danes are ranked ninth in the nation with a 12-0 record.

The final home game for nine Golden Griffin men’s lacrosse players will take place this Saturday (April 23) when Siena visits for a 1 p.m. MAAC contest.  The Griffs are in a three-way tie for third place in the conference with a 2-2 mark, while Siena sits alone in second at 3-1.  The top four teams qualify for the MAAC Championships in Buffalo from May 6-8.  Tickets are currently on sale for that event at the MAAC website.

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