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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.

Click here for more information.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Canisius To Host 2012 Western New York Student Leadership Conference

Canisius College will host the annual Western New York Student Leadership Conference on February 25, 2012.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Stand Up, Stand Out” and students from colleges and universities in the region are invited to attend.

The conference committee is currently accepting dynamic and engaging session proposals that will provide student leaders and students interested in leadership from across Western New York an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills.  The goal is to inspire students to transcend their limitations and reach their potential.  Preference will be given to programs that coincide with the theme of bystander awareness and education.

Click here to download and complete the call for programs form which is due December 9.  For more information, contact Emily Tobin, conference co-chair, at

Submitted by:  Katie Martoche, assistant director, campus programming & leadership development

Joyce Carol Oates Reading Monday (November 28)

Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates will speak in the Montante Cultural Center on Monday (November 28) at 8 p.m. as part of the fall 2011 Contemporary Writers Series.

Oates will read from her works, followed by an audience question and answer period.  Seating is limited and is on a first come, first-served basis.  Doors will open one half-hour before the reading.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude with a reception and book-signing.

For more information about the Contemporary Writers Series, contact Mick Cochrane, PhD, at Ext. 2662 or click here.

Submitted by:  Office of Public Relations