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ArtsCanisius Concerts this Week

ArtsCanisius presents two concerts this week.

Today’s (Monday) performance is a Meet-the-Faculty Recital with Ansgarius Aylward, violin and Jane Cary, harpsichord at noon in the Montante Cultural Center. This concert features the music of Bach, Handel and Schnittke and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday’s performance is the first Informally~Formal Chamber Recital as part of the Canisius and the BPO Connection featuring the Canisius Camerata(Anna MAttix, oboe and English horn; Ellen Barnum, bassoon; Martha Malkiewiz, bassoon and contrabassoon and Jane Cary, harpsichord) along with guests Amelie Fradette, cello and Brian Greene, oboe. This program highlights the sounds of three double reed instruments and harpsichord while exploring the richness of Baroque and Classical chamber works with a little jazz on the side. Tickets for this event are $15 general admission and $7 for students and can be purchased at the door or online.
For more information about either of these performances call the music office at 888-2536 or visit ArtCanisius.

Submitted by Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Join the Monday Mile walking group!

The CDC recommends that we get 2 ½ hours of physical activity each week, but for many of us it’s a challenge to keep up an exercise routine. Do the Monday Mile with CPLD – and commit to staying fit throughout the week! Meet at the Hughes entrance of Old Main every Monday at Noon while classes are in session. The walk only takes about 20 minutes and is a great way to relieve stress and get to know peers and colleagues in an informal setting. For more information please contact Katie Martoche, assistant director for Campus Programming & Leadership Development (CPLD) at  x2190.

Submitted by Katie Martoche, assistant director, CPLD

Canisius College United Way Campaign Begins

September 21, 2012

Message from Ellen O. Conley, PhD, vice president for student affairs

The Canisius College United Way Campaign will begin today (September 24) and will run through Wednesday October 24. The college’s goal is $30,000 and with everyone’s help, we will be able to meet our goal for the 13th consecutive year.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County exists to bridge the gap between those who need help and those who want to help. Envelopes containing pledge forms will be in faculty and staff mailboxes or delivered to offices. Those who do not receive a pledge form and wish to contribute to the campaign may contact Pat Brawn or Judy Bruce in OM 102 or at Ext. 2130. It doesn’t matter how much you give as long as you contribute something to help those who are less fortunate.

Submitted by Pat Brawn, executive associate to the vice president for student affairs

Bouwhuis Library Launches 4th Annual Banned Book Week Commemoration

Canisius College Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library hosts its 4th Annual Banned Book Week in coordination with the annual American Library Association (ALA) commemoration from Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5, 2012.

The daily Read Out remains the feature of this week-long commemoration from 12:05 – 1:00 p.m. College President John J. Hurley will kickoff this year’s Banned Book Week with a ceremonial Cutting of the Yellow Caution Tape on Monday, October 1st at 12:05 pm on the library’s first floor adjacent to the Vogt Gallery.

Also on Monday, October 1, CPLD’s Commuter Students “PB&J Monday on the Road” comes to the library. Participate by reading a banned book  out loud and enjoy a free sandwich served up by your Canisius librarians. Tim Hortons’ brings back its delicious “Banned Book Week” donuts, for dessert.

Banned Book Week celebrates intellectual freedom, including freedom to read, benefits of free and open access to information, and also draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books, currently and historically.

Canisius librarians use this week to encourage dialogue that supports freedom to access information, artistic expression, and tolerance. By using the theme, TOLERANCE, the librarians emphasize their long-held professional ethic —intellectual freedom for all. They join their colleagues throughout the U.S. in this annual commemoration, now in its 30th year. The first Banned Book Week was held in Chicago, and continues there in Bug House Square across from the Newbery Library where speakers and readers address the crowd from old-fashioned soap boxes. As a nod to our colleagues in Windy City, your Canisius Librarians have dubbed their Read-Out space, Bug House Square East.

The Read Out offers participants an opportunity to read aloud from classic books once censored, considered improper, or challenged for ideas (e.g., racism; politics; ethnicity; language; etc.) Readers may participate in one or all five Read Outs. Readers may choose to select a short, evocative written piece that may have impacted their own attitude toward censorship or tolerance. Participants share their selection, usually with short remarks to place it in context. Please prepare a reading of no more than 5 minutes to allow for all participants to share.

If you need a special time slot, sign-up boards will be available on Friday, September 28 near the library service desk.

For ongoing updates to Canisius Banned Book Week click here.

For ALA’s list of books and information click here.

Submitted by Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian III