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Last Chance To See Mini-Zoo

The Canisius College Zoo Biology Program will close its eighth annual mini-zoo tomorrow (November 18).  This year’s installment, “Safari Canisius: a celebration of African wildlife” is located in Health Science Building Room 102.  The mini-zoo features nine species on loan from The Buffalo Zoo and is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m..  To view a live webcam of Safari Canisius, click here.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by:  Office of Web Services

ArtsCanisius Presents Stuart Fuchs, Ukulele, Babik This Weekend

Stuart Fuchs, adjunct professor of guitar, will perform a recital entitled “A Brief History of the Ukulele: The Life and Times of a Four-Stringed Underdog” this Sunday (November 20) at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Fuchs (ukulele) will be joined by members of his Gypsy Jazz band, Babik in this dynamic performance. This concert/lecture of lively ukulele music ranges from its Portuguese and Hawaiian origins through the era of vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley, Jazz, Blues–even J.S. Bach and the Beatles.  Complete program information can be found here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner November 19

The Office of Alumni Relations will host the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner on Saturday, November 19 in the Montante Cultural Center.  The cost is $75 per person and begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m.  This year the recipients are:

David M. Borowski ’79; director of new products, Finance Division; Freddie Mac
Peter D. Farstad ’80; CAO, LifeSource, Upper Midwest, Organ Procurement Organization, Inc.
Karen J. Freeman ’83; former COO, Biologics Inc.
Charles E. Moran, Jr. ’72; president and COO; Delaware North Companies Inc.

The Distinguished Awards are presented annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen careers.  For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at Ext. 2700.

Submitted by:  Sharon Kasperczyk, program coordinator, alumni relations

The Great American Smokeout November 17

The Great American Smokeout is celebrated each year on the third Thursday of November which is today (November 17). For facts about smoking, click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

Let the New York State Smokers’ Quitline help.  Talk to a coach at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or go online at

Submitted by:  Deb Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources