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Former NBA great Dominique Wilkins Coming to Canisius tomorrow

One of the greatest dunkers of all-time, Dominique Wilkins will be at the KAC on tomorrow morning. Wilkins, who starred primarily for the Atlanta Hawks, is appearing on behalf of Independent Health’s Fitness for Kids program.

He will host a clinic for over 200 elementary school children from 10-11:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s basketball staff and team will assist and the Athletic Training Center will offer a session on nutrition.

The 6-8 Wilkins, who was tabbed the “Human Highlight Film”, entered the NBA in 1982 after being selected with the third overall pick by the Utah Jazz. He was a nine time NBA All-Star and twice won the NBA dunking championship. He retired with over 26,000 career points and a 24.8 scoring average.

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

Caroline Jones in Concert, Friday, October 18, Montante Cultural Center

Canisius College is excited to bring singer-songwriter Caroline Jones to campus Friday, October 18 as an Artist in Residence. Caroline, who was trained by Singer’s Forum founder Andy Anselmo ‘45, will be teaching two master classes and performing in concert. Master classes and concert will be held in the Montante Cultural Center, and are free and open to all who are interested in learning about careers in music or who just love music!

  • The first master class, “Song Writing Workshop” will be held from1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in MCC. Students who play are encouraged to bring their instruments as they may be invited on stage to play along with Caroline.
  • The second master class, “Working in the music business” will take place from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in MCC.
  • The concert featuring Jones will begin at 7 p.m. in the MCC

The event will be co-sponsored by Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, ArtsCanisius, Career Center and the Canisius College Music Program.

To hear some of Caroline’s music, visit her website at

About Caroline:
Singer’s Forum founder Andy Anselmo ’45, trained Caroline classically in the Bel Canto operatic technique as well as in the American Songbook style.

Caroline’s performance resume includes Julliard, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, Metropolitan Room, Bitter End, Russian Tea Room & Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency. She has shared bills with James Taylor, the Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, and many others.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, associate director, Career Center

2013 Service Recognition Ceremony

To acknowledge the contributions of all faculty, staff and administrators who make the college all that it is, there will be a Service Recognition Ceremony this fall to honor those Canisius College faculty, staff, and administrators reaching their fifth, tenth, and fifteenth anniversaries of service. Our thirteenth annual celebration will be held on Friday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Congratulations are extended to the following colleagues being honored this fall. Click here to see list of honorees.

If you joined Canisius any time during the years 1998, 2003, or 2008, your name should appear on the list. We don’t want to miss anyone. If this is your year to be recognized for five, ten, or fifteen years of service and you do not find your name on the list, please call Human Resources at Ext. 2247 or email

Submitted by: Deborah J. Winslow-Schaber, director of Human Resources

Media Center Mondays

Ideal Web Camera for Classroom/Small Group Use
The Media Center has purchased the Logitech BCC9550 ConferenceCam, a full HD level USB web camera, for sign out at the Andrew Bouwhuis Library. This web camera works with both PCs & Macs. Additionally, it is USB Video Class (UVC) compliant, which ensures plug & play compatibility with the majority of web-conferencing applications including: GoToMeeting, Skype, FaceTime, Web Ex, Microsoft Lync, Adobe Connect and more!

It features:

• Pan, tilt, & zoom capability with remote control
• Good quality sound (built-in speakerphone with echo cancellation)
• Wide angle field of view (78 degrees)
• Plug & Play (no software to install!)
• USB 2.0 Compliant

The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam is available now for sign out at the Andrew Bouwhuis Library (a valid Canisius ID is required). Contact the Media Center for any questions or support.

Classroom Tip of the Month
Planning on using a NEW laptop for a presentation in a classroom or conference room? Here’s quick checklist to run through:

1. Check to see what type of port is on your laptop.
• Visit the Laptop Display Adapters page for help with identifying what type of video port is on your laptop and to find out where/how to get an adapter, if needed.

2. Find out what type of cable for connecting a laptop is available in the presentation room before arriving.
• Visit What’s In My Classroom? or contact Bob Grabowski (ext. 3278) for more information.

Submitted by:  Bob Grabowski, instructional support specialist, Media Center

Fireart Workshop Soup with Substance

Back by popular demand!

ALANA Student Center and Chartwells Dining Services present a Fireart Workshop.

Woodland Visions Native Arts invites you to an interactive fireart demonstration. This demonstration, part of the Soup with Substance Series.

The event, which is free and open to the campus community, will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the Steffan Faculty Dining Room next to the Economou Dining Hall student cafeteria in the Student Center. This is in observance of Native American Heritage Month in November. Chartwells will provide free soup and a beverage.

Participants in the workshop (students, faculty and staff) will have the opportunity to use wood burning tools to create art on slabs of wood while learning aspects of Native American cultures. They may keep their creations.

Visit anytime for approximately 20 minutes to make your art!

Submitted by:  Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center