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First Place Volleyball Hosts Two

Your first place Golden Griffn volleyball team hosts a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matches thie weekend at the Koessler Athletic Center. Currently 6-1 in league play, Canisius hosts second place Fairfield (7-2) at 2 pm on Saturday and Iona (3-4) at the same time on Sunday.

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

Flu Shot Time!

Visiting Nurses Association will be on campus Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Student Center, Second Floor to administer your annual flu shot.
Cost is $30 for the Flu shot or $40 for the Flumist Nasal Spray and $60 for the Pneumonia shot.
Most major insurance plans accepted. Please remember to bring your insurance card with you. If you have any questions please call Student Health at 888-2610.

Submitted by Laura Zirnheld, administrative associate, student health center

YWCA Honors Harris with “A Tribute to Women” Niagara Education Award

The YWCA of Niagara honored Carole J. Harris, PhD, adjunct professor of music at Canisius College, with its 2012 “A Tribute to Women” Niagara Education Award. Harris accepted her award at the YWCA of Niagara’s 2012 Niagara Awards entitled “A Tribute to Women” at the Conference Center in Niagara Falls on September 25.

Harris is also adjunct professor of music theory at Buffalo State College. In addition to her teaching duties, she is music director at Church of the Nativity, UCC in Tonawanda. She founded the Western New York Women in the Arts Festival held biennially at Canisius College.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Race Scholar Comes to Campus

The Canisius College Department of History and local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is pleased to announce a lecture by award-winning scholar of race and religion, Edward J. Blum, on “‘Jesus Was Black, Ronald Reagan was the Devil, and The Government is Lying about 9/11: The Color of Christ and the Major Problems of American History.” Join us on Wednesday, October 24, in Regis North at 6:30 p.m. as Professor Blum addresses:

How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? Edward J. Blum weaves a tapestry of American dreams and visions– from witch hunts to web pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations– to show how Americans remade the Son of God visually time and again into a sacred symbol of their greatest aspirations, deepest terrors, and mightiest strivings for racial power and justice.

This talk uncovers how, in a country founded by Puritans who destroyed depictions of Jesus, Americans came to believe in the whiteness of Christ. Some envisioned a white Christ who would sanctify the exploitation of Native Americans and African Americans and bless imperial expansion. Many others gazed at a messiah, not necessarily white, who was willing and able to confront white supremacy. The color of Christ still symbolizes America’s most combustible divisions, revealing the power and malleability of race and religion from colonial times to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Submitted by Richard A. Bailey, associate professor of history