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Cantio Sacra

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join Canisius College’s CANTIO SACRA, a small choral ensemble dedicated to performing music from many periods and composers. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 in Christ the King Chapel. Contact Brad Wingert, conductor, Cantio Sacra, if you are interested or join us for a rehearsal!

Submitted by Bradley Wingert, director, Cantio Sacra; fine arts department

Dirty Lax at Canisius on Saturday

Your Canisius College men’s lacrosse team will host an exhibition contest on Saturday against some of the top lacrosse players in the world. A group calling themselves Dirty Lax and featuring the likes of Buffalo Bandit Jeremy Thompson, former Syracuse players Cody Jamieson and Stephen Keogh and ex-Griffs Adam Jones, Dan Coates, Kevin Ross and Simon Giourmetakis will battle your Griffs at 4 pm on the Demske turf. In all seven MLL and NLL all-stars will be on the field in the greatest collection of lacrosse talent ever to play at Canisius. Admission is $7.00.
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Submitted by John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Kim Awarded Third Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Grant

The Coleman Foundation has awarded Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, associate professor of entrepreneurship, an $18,000 Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program Grant. Kim will use the one-year grant, effective for the 2012-2013 academic year, to expand entrepreneurial educational opportunities for non-business faculty and students.

Three Canisius College faculty members will serve as Coleman Faculty Fellows. Under Kim’s guidance, these fellows will develop courses in their respective subject areas to inspire students to gain self-employment skills and experiences. These faculty members include:

• Debra Burhans, PhD, associate professor of computer science and director of the Bioinformatics Program. Burhans will incorporate an entrepreneurial project in her intelligent systems course. Students will work in teams to write programs that automatically generate tweets based on news articles in campus publications. As part of the project, a recent graduate who runs his own computing business will be invited to speak to the class, and some basic principles of entrepreneurship will be covered in the lecture. A panel of computing professionals will judge the projects.

• Robert J. Grebenok, PhD, professor of biology. Grebenok will teach entrepreneurial skills to his core capstone course and have his students debate the need for entrepreneurial training in the developing world considering the current context of food insecurity and global warming. Grebenok will organize an educational forum in which practicing physicians will discuss the need for entrepreneurial training for current pre-professional students in their future careers. Grebenok will teach entrepreneurial skills to his medicinal botany students and have his students develop intellectual property patents on various topics.

• Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Lindauer will integrate entrepreneurial concepts and skills in an introduction to kinesiology course taken by health and wellness, physical education/health, and physical education/sport studies majors. The concepts and skills will help students to discover small business opportunities in the teaching, health and wellness, and exercise fields.

This is the third consecutive year that Kim received a Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program grant.

Read more here.

Submitted by Marketing and Communications

Math Circle starts Oct. 2

Our Math Circle at Canisius has its first meeting on Tuesday, October 2, from 4pm to 5:30pm, in Science Hall Room SH 1053. We welcome students from grades 7 – 12 who want to explore mathematical curiosities and have fun with mathematics.

For more information and schedules please visit the Canisius College Math Circle blog.

Register by email or call 888-3291.

Submitted by Terrence Bisson, professor, department of mathematics and statistics

Attention all WordPress users: WordCamp is coming to Canisius!

The Communication Studies Department will host WordCamp Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m. in Lyons Hall The event concludes with closing remarks at 4:45 p.m in Montante Cultural Center. WordCamp brings WordPress website owners, bloggers, designers and developers together for an informal series of lectures and workshops.

The best part? All this is only $15, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, WordPress swag and of course, a choice of 6 workshops held by WordPress experts.

Have a specific question? Stuck on a bit of code? Need help setting up? We’ll have experts on hand at the Happiness Bar to answer your questions and provide hands-on support all day long.

Business owners, bloggers, and folks new to WordPress will find a home in the Users track, where experts from Western New York and beyond will offer ways to get to know your WordPress site, improve your blog, and more – no tech-speak translations required!

Learn about WordCamp Buffalo and register for the event here.

Submitted by: Ben Dunkle, MFA. associate professor, interim program director, digital media arts program, communication studies department