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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

The Canisius community dedicated the Greatest Generation Memorial in November 2007, as a permanent tribute to alumni who served during the war years of 1941-1943. Do you know where the memorial is located on campus?

a. Quadrangle
b. Plaza, between Old Main and Bagen Hall
c. Outside Health Science Bldg., home to ROTC Office
d. Outside Lyons Hall, home to Veterans Services Office

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Campus Ministry is encouraging those who are interested in helping victims of Hurricane Sandy to donate money directly to organizations working on the ground to assist those in need. Below are some links of places to help.

Catholic Charities in New York City

The American Red Cross

The White House

Let us remember to keep those who are without electricity, heat, shelter and food in our prayers.

Submitted by:  Luanne Firestone, interim director, campus ministry

SMART Board User’s Group

A SMART Board User’s Group is forming! The SMART Board User’s Group will hold an inaugural meeting tomorrow, Friday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room in the Lower Level of the library. The purpose of this group is to share ideas and learn new integration strategies for using the SMART Board in the classroom. If you don’t use a SMART Board but are interested in learning more, please feel free to attend.

At our first meeting to get us started with dialogue and sharing, I will highlight a few of the new features within SMART Notebook 11. We will also plan future meeting times and locations.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me, Jodi Moore at

Submitted by: Jodi Moore, academic technology specialist, ITS

Griffs Open Basketball Season Monday Night

Here we go, folks…It’s time for the Runnin’ Griffs to take the court.

Monday night your Canisius College men’s basketball team takes to the KAC court to battle Boston University in a re-enactment of the old North Atlantic Conference wars that were battled throughout the 80’s when Nick Macarchuk patrolled the Griff sidelines and Rick Pitino and Mike Jarvis directed the Terriers.

This year’s contest features a Canisius team led by new coach Jim Baron against a Boston squad seeking its third postseason appearance in the past four years.

Tickets are available by calling 888-2885 or logging onto Ticketmaster. For additional information on the game and this year’s Griffs, visit, or follow the team @gogriffs.

Note: Only general admission tickets remain for the 11/17 doubleheader featuring the Canisius women against Bucknell and the men’s team versus Bona. Call the ticket office ASAP if you want to attend.

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

Canisius Chorale To Perform in Our Lady, Help Of Christians Church, Cheektowaga

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2012-2013 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a performance on Monday, November 12th at 7:30 PM in Our Lady, Help of Christians Church, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY.

The program is free and open to the public. It will feature works of Mendelssohn, Lotti, Lauridsen, Bernstein, Dawson and others.
Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed six years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our region’s present and former churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly thirty houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its fourteenth season, The Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 120 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts