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SUN COME UP: Environmental Refugees

SUN COME UP: Environmental Refugees

Canisius College is proud to join other Catholic colleges and organizations in airing SUN COME UP, an Academy Award-nominated documentary about the inhabitants of the Carteret Islands. These are among the world’s first environmental refugees, and efforts from Catholic colleges and organizations have been instrumental in helping them to relocate.

The event takes place on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Regis North. It is free and open to the entire campus community. A discussion will follow the film.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Global Study of Religion, the Catholic Studies Program at Canisius and Campus Ministry.

Please contact Sarah Signorino at Ext. 2424 or for more information, or visit

Submitted by: Nancy Rourke, PhD, religious studies and theology

Special Olympics Softball Event

Lauren Cavanaugh, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Assistant Softball Coach, Kim Griffin, have been coaching a Special Olympics softball team for the past few months. Since this new team did not gain entry into the Special Olympics State Games this fall, a Unified Game with the Canisius women’s softball team will be held on October 3 from 5:3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Demske Complex.

To make this event as exciting as possible for the Special Olympics athletes, the event will have a PA announcer and a running score board. The goal is to draw a big crowd, and hopefully Petey will make a guest appearance.

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you there. GO GRIFFS!!

Submitted by: Lauren Cavanaugh, assistant professor, kinesiology

Red-Hot Men’s Soccer Team Hosts Two

The Golden Griffin men’s soccer team, off to its best start ever and ranked third in its region, hosts a pair of non-conference tilts this weekend. Canisius will meet Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure on Friday night at the Demske Sports Complex at 7 p.m. before hosting St. Francis, PA at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Canisius is currently 5-1-2 on the year while the Bonnies are 1-6-0 and St. Francis is 2-2-2. The Red Flash have only allowed five goals on the season and have defeated Cincinnati and tied Loyola, MD.

For additional information, please visit the athletic web site at

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

Informally~Formal Recital Series

The Informally~Formal Chamber Recital Series begins on Tuesday, September 25 with a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The Canisius College Camerata (BPO musicians Martha Malkiewicz, bassoon; Anna Mattix, oboe and English horn; as well as Ellen Barnum, bassoon; and Jane Cary, harpsichord) will be joined by BPO cellist; Amelie Fradette and oboist Brian Greene, in a program featuring works from the Baroque era to Modern French music with little jazz on the side.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $7 student and can be purchased at the door or online. For more information call the music office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Join MISSION SoftChalk or MISSION Softchalk Student Edition this Fall

SoftChalk creates interactive, professional looking web pages for E-learning courses quickly and easily. It is an ideal tool for those who use ANGEL in any capacity.

Top Secret: Become an agent, and complete the three week Softchalk Mission. Levels: beginner to advanced are welcome.

Softchalk is available to all faculty, staff, and students. For information about Softchalk and the spring training session that starts October 14, click here.

Submitted by Leah MacVie, instructional designer, ITS