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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

What is T. Joseph Brown’s significance in Canisius history?

a. He was the first Canisius College president to reside at 2001 Main Street.

b. He was the first person to be awarded a bachelor of science degree at Canisius College.

c. He was the first editor of The Griffin student newspaper.

Submit your answers on the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Nationally Recognized Men’s Soccer Team Returns Home

Off to its best start ever and receiving votes in the national NCAA Division I poll, your Golden Griffin men’s soccer program commences Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play this weekend at home.

The Griffs will meet Rider Friday evening at 7 pm before hosting perennial conference power Loyola, Md. on Sunday at 1 pm.

Canisius is currently ranked second in its region and 36th nationally based on the nine votes it received in the latest national rankings.

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

Meet and Greet with Coach Baron Scheduled

The Wanakah Grill, located at 2293 Pleasant Avenue in Lake View, NY, will host a “Meet and Greet” with Canisius basketball coach Jim Baron, October 9, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Coach Baron and members of his staff will be available to meet fans and discuss the upcoming 2012-13 hoop season. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served during the session.

In addition to the coaching staff, members of the Golden Griffin ticket office will be on site to assist fans with the purchase of season tickets. Canisius hosts St. Bonaventure, U/Buffalo and Niagara this season in addition to the remainder of its conference schedule plus Longwood and Alcorn State. Season tickets are $150.00. For additional information on the “Meet and Greet” and to purchase season tickets, please call 716-888-2977.

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

Campus Spotlight: Senior Brian Almendinger

Brian Almendinger ‘13 majors in accounting and enhances his education through a broad range of activities. These include the following:
• As vice president of the accounting society, Brian helps plan and participates in recruiting events for high school students interested in the accounting program.
• Brian is vice president of business and finance for the Undergraduate Student Association, where he oversees the budgets of more than 100 student clubs.
• Brian also says he’s benefitted greatly from internships with Rich Products, which included monthly meetings with the chief financial officer, and National Fuel Gas, where he served as an internal auditor.

You can share stories, news and examples of engaged learning at Canisius at Tell us about yourself; your program, club, class or activity; or about someone worthy of recognition.

Submitted by Robert Hill, director of marketing

What’s Wrong With You? – A Forum : Topics in Information, Censorship and Reason

The Canisius College Library’s Banned Book Week continues with a special forum on Thursday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library’s Instruction Room (Main Floor). This forum is free and open to the public. Students are welcome to attend as part of the Library’s Banned Book Week commemoration focused on “tolerance.”

What’s Wrong With You? – A Forum : Topics in Information, Censorship and Reason explores three topics related to access of information, censorship and reason.

Panelists include:

Daniel M. Di Landro, MLS, CA, archivist and special collections librarian at Buffalo State College, who will address issues of access, restriction and sensitivity to donor wishes related to two large archival collections at his institution. The Collection of Madeline Davis, when fully processed, will provide researchers insight into the birth of the LGBT movement and gender issues in Buffalo and western New York as reflected in a collection of assembled over more than 50 years. The Lester Glassner African American Experience Collection: Artifacts, Sheet Music, and Ephemera provides contextual insight to a collector and his process to collect a vast assortment of uniques artifacts, and other materials that capture attitude toward and promotion 19th through 20th century thought related to African-American’s.

Richard Reitsma, PhD assistant professor, department of modern languages, will present Banning Books, Trafficking and Cultural Censorship: Arizona and the Argument Against History and Diversity. He’ll examine recent controversial challenges to the Arizona and local school boards’ educational policies, their effect on Latino/Latina authors, and intellectual freedom.

Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD assistant professor, department of philosophy, will reflect on the motivations for the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the Catholic Church’s list of banned books. The Index was an official element within the Church from the mid-16th century until its abolition in 1966. One of the aims of the Index was “to preserve the faith and morals of Catholics.” Chanderbhan will also touch on the monitum issued against Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and the public critique by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops against Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s book Quest for the Living God.

Submitted by Kathleen DeLaney, archvist/reference librarian