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Social Security Representative on Campus

Debra Dankner, Buffalo claims representative from the Social Security office, will present an overview of employee Social Security benefits. She will discuss how to apply for benefits, what impact collecting benefits prior to your full retirement age will have, and much more. The presentation will take place on Thursday (March 22) at 10 a.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Former Presidential Speechwriter Talks Politics

The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series welcomes former presidential speechwriter, political analyst and author David Frum on Monday (March 19) at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  Frum’s lecture is entitled “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again,” and is free and open to the public.

Frum is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush (2001-2002), senior foreign policy adviser to New York City Governor Rudy Giuliani (2007-2008), and editor of the website

Submitted by:  Office of Public Relations

Big Name Lacrosse Teams Visit Canisius

It’s another busy weekend for the Canisius lacrosse teams, as the men’s team meets Detroit on Saturday (March 17) at 1 p.m. for the team’s home opener, while the women entertain 10th ranked Ohio State Sunday (March 18) at 1 p.m.  Both games will be held at the Demske Sports Complex. There is no admission charge to watch the women’s game, while tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children for the men’s games.

Simon Giourmetakis ‘12

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

Motown Comes to Canisius

Canisius College welcomes Charles Sykes, PhD, of the Indiana University African American Arts Institute, and a dynamic singing ensemble of students, to our campus on Tuesday (March 20) in Regis South at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to this free and exciting presentation, entitled “The Motown Story – Lecture and Performance.” This program will intertwine the history of the Motown Era with performances by the IU student ensemble.

Sykes has extensive experience as a music teacher, conductor, performer, and arts administrator. He is the executive director of IU’s African American Arts Institute, adjunct professor in IU’s Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology, and the Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies. For more information, please contact the ALANA Student Center at (716) 888-2787.

Submitted by:  Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center