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Battle of the Bridge Series Resumes This Weekend

The first point in the 2012-13 Battle of the Bridge series is up for grabs Saturday afternoon as your streaking Golden Griffin volleyball team hosts Niagara at 2 pm in the KAC on Saturday.

Canisius has won the past two Canal Cups and three of the last four. Niagara enters the game as the three time defending conference volleyball champions, however your Griffs have raced out to a 6-0 start in league play and lead the Eagles by two games as the conference season nears its midway point.

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

Canisius Presents Lecture by Prison Art Expert

The Canisius College Department of Sociology presents “Cellblock Visions,” a slideshow presentation/lecture by artist Phyllis Cornfield on Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00 pm in the Regis Room South of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“Cellblock Visions” is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from county jail to death row. Men and women inmates, who have no previous training, turn to art for a sense of self-worth, an opportunity to vent and a way to find peace.

Kornfield is an internationally -known prison art expert. She will present powerful images and eloquent quotes that reveal this unseen subculture and reveal the human faces of its inhabitants. Previously a K-12 and college art teacher, Kornfield has taught art to prison inmates for nearly three decades. She is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Museum College of Art.

For more information, contact Maureen Kanczak in the Department of Sociology at Ext. 2746.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Travel Policy Training Today

A reminder that the college will roll out its new travel policy next week. An important aspect of this policy is the utilization of the college’s designated travel agency, The Travel Team. It is expected that the partnership with The Travel Team will achieve greater cost savings, stronger buying power and total transparency of all college related trends.

Training for the Concur Travel online booking tool is scheduled for today, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3 at 2:00 pm in Regis North for travelers who typically book their own travel.

Please know The Travel Team’s technology is backed by travel experts, available 24/7 for any and all emergency situations. In addition, agents are available to arrange complicated travel plans.

Additional training sessions will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks; including a session specific for travel arrangers – those who book travel arrangements for others.

Please call Kathy Kelly at 2240 to schedule your session.

Submitted by Dawn Rotterman, human resources associate

Kalapini Komkali Performance

The Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series presents Kalapini Komkali on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 pm in Palisano Pavilion. The performance is free and open to the public.

Kalapini Komkali is a Hindustani (often called ‘Indian’) classical vocalist celebrating her first U.S. tour this year. She will perform a mix of classical ragas, Indian devotional songs (bhajans) and Malwa folk songs.

Komkali is the daughter and disciple of the great Pandit Kumar Gandharva (1924-92). Her repertoire includes ragas and composition, and is complemented by traditional songs of Malwa, which represent the folkore and ethnic scent of the region. The Sagun-Nirgun Bhajans (devotional songs) of various saint poets rendered in her inimitable style provide acetic flavor to Komkali’s music.

Komkali’s recently released Swar-Manjari, a live concert recording. Additional commercial releases of her music include Aarambha, Inheritence and Dharohar. Komkali has also recorded the sound tracks for the films Paheli and Devi Ahilya.

Submitted by Marilyn Tokarczyk, administrative associate, religious studies