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Canisius Hosts TedxBuffalo

Canisius College plays host to the annual TEDxBuffalo event next Tuesday, October 9 from 9:20 a.m. – 4:20 p.m, in the Montante Cultural Center. The Canisius College Women’s Business Center is among the event sponsors.

The theme is “The World in Our Backyard” and this year’s event will feature speakers from around Western New York, including Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology.

TEDx conferences invite ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’ to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at Presentations from Tuesday’s event at Canisius will be streamed live during the event and archived for later viewing. Check for more information.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Hockey Hosts Ottawa on Sunday

The NHL may not be in season, however college hockey kicks off its year this weekend. Canisius will host Ottawa, on Sunday afternoon, in an exhibition contest at 2:05 pm at the Buffalo State Ice Arena. Your Griffs return all but two players from last year’s team, while the Gee Gees are already off to a 2-1 start.

For tickets, call 716-888-2885.

For additional information, visit

If you would like a 2012-13 hockey schedule card, please make a request by e-mail to

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

Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station At Earth Science Day

Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, and student lab assistant Kelly Johnson will represent Canisius on Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Earth Science Day at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. The event is run by the Hamburg Natural History Society.

Children of all ages, as well as adults, will find something of interest. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a drill rig up close and in action during a coring demonstration, talk to geologists and Earth scientists about what they do, and ask questions of knowledgeable professionals about drilling in the Marcellus shale. Visitors can also learn more about earthquakes and see a seismograph in operation, learn about fossils, view the sun and solar flares through special telescopes, and collect and keep all the fossils they find.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. Fossil collecting is free for members of the Hamburg Natural History Society; there is a fee for non-members. Free parking is available onsite and most of the exhibits are sheltered. Further information and a map are available at

Submitted by Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick seismograph station

Composer-in-Residence Lecture

Music History’s Influence on a NOW composer, Part 1. Thursday October 4 at 2:30 pm in the Montante Cultural Center.
Canisius Composer-in-Residence, Persis Vehar, explains the correlation between past composers like Bach, Vivaldi,Debussy, Copland – and Vehar.
Free and Open to the Public.

Submitted by Martha Malkiewicz, ArtsCanisius co-director