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Tune in to Crossroads

Tune in to “Crossroads” radio program on Sunday, October 7, when Michael Gent, PhD, professor of management, and Devonya Havis, PhD, assistant professor of philosophy, talk about ‘Immersion East Side.’

The two-week long Ignatian seminar, which Gent and Havis hosted this summer, took Canisius students beyond the classroom to explore the diverse cultural, political, economic and religious environments that characterize the East Side of Buffalo.

“Crossroads” is hosted by Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, and president of the Network of Religious Communities (NRC). The interreligious/ecumenical organization promotes dialogue and collaboration among the many religious communities in the area.

“Crossroads” airs on Sundays at 6:00 a.m. on WJYE (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on WBUF (92.9 FM).

The program can also be heard in its entirety, beginning October 9.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

What Canisius event drew nearly 80,000 people to the Main Street campus in 1923?

a. Little Theater’s “The Philadelphia Story.”

b. The Dramatics Club “The Passion Play.”

c. Canisius’ 1st intercollegiate basketball contest against Niagara.

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Fire Drills In Academic Buildings

Fire drills will be held on Friday, October 12 beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m. The buildings to be included are:

  • Bouwhuis Library
  • Churchill Tower
  • Old Main
  • Bagen Hall
  • Horan O’Donnell
  • Wehle Tech. Student Center
  • Palisano Pavillion
  • Christ the King Chapel
  • Loyola Hall
  • New Science Hall
  • Health Science
  • Koessler
  • Lyons Hall
  • Montante Cultural Center
  • Demerly Hall
  • 23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than 6 or 7 minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please not, if you are involved in an event which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or, who will discuss an exemption for your event.

Submitted by:  Jerry Neuner, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Institutional Advancement Welcomes Beth Crvelin

The college’s Institutional Advancement Division welcomes Beth Crvelin as assistant director of advancement events and stewardship. Crvelin is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing cultivation, recognition and stewardship events that support the institutional advancement efforts of Canisius College. In addition, she will assist in managing the endowed scholarship program and other academic endowments.

Prior to Canisius, Crvelin was assistant director of marketing and event services at Rochester Institute of Technology. In her new position she will be responsible for the Annual Board of Regents Scholarship Ball, the Endowed Scholarship Mass and Brunch, the Schreiner Lecture Series, the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series, campus building and room dedications, Leadership and Demske Society receptions and various donor recognition events throughout the year.

Crvelin holds a masters degree in cross-disciplinary studies from RIT and a bachelor’s degree in English from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

Submitted by: Marion Jagodzinski, director of stewardship