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Griffs Home Opener Features Nation’s Top Scoring Team Friday (December 2)

Gaby Belardo

The Canisius College men’s basketball team plays its home opener this Friday (December 2) at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center against an extremely talented quintet from Iona College.  Iona is the preseason favorite to win the MAAC and has already knocked off Maryland by 26 points and St. Joe’s in overtime.  The Gaels lead the country in scoring at 94.3 points per game and feature one of the top point guards in the nation in Scott Machado (19.8 points, 12.8 assists).

Canisius will counter with its all-junior backcourt featuring Harold Washington (18.3 points), Alshwan Hymes (16.3 points) and Gaby Belardo (11.0 points).

The game is presented by Wendy’s with all Canisius students receiving free Wendy’s food and Frostys at halftime.  Tee Shirt University will toss free shirts into the crowd and Just Pizza will present the loudest group of fans a free pizza.  Students will also be able to sign up for one of two digital cameras that will be given away free at Sunday afternoon’s basketball doubleheader.

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

Forum On The Future Library

The Canisius Faculty Senate will host a forum to accompany planning for changes in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library on Wednesday, November 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Regis South. All are invited to help develop collective recommendations on how Library changes can best serve the college’s academic mission.

The forum will begin with brief statements by Canisius faculty members Kathryn Williams, PhD, associate professor, classics; Mark Meyer, PhD, associate professor, computer science; and Howard Stanger, PhD, professor, management, on the role of library collections in higher education. Members of the Library Planning Committee will also be present for questions on what is happening in other libraries and the status of planning here.

Submitted by:  Terrence Bisson, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics

Elluminate Training With The FacTS Center

The FacTS Center will offer “Introduction to Elluminate” training on Thursday (December 1) from 3 – 4 p.m.  The training itself will be held online using Elluminate.

Elluminate is a web tool that allows audio and video conferencing, as well as a suite of other tools to help bring people together.  The workshop will introduce users to the Elluminate interface and show the basics of running a session.

Contact Chris Filkins at or Ext. 8353 for more information or to register.

Submitted by:  Chris Filkins, academic technology specialist II, ITS

Student Ensemble Concerts This Weekend

Come hear Canisius College students perform this weekend in their end of semester concerts.  All performances are in the Montante Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. each day, and are free and open to the public.

On Friday (December 2), the Concert Band, directed by Paul D. Biddle, and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Schiavone, perform works by Frank Ticheli, Jack Stamp, George Gershwin, John Coltrane and others.

The Canisius College Chorale, directed by Frank Scinta, performs works of Handel and Hogan on Saturday (December 3).  Sunday (December 4) features the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Ansgarius Aylward, in a program of works by Bach, Britten, Copland, Dvorak, Handel and Piazzolla.

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Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius