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United Way Campaign Begins

Dear members of the Canisius College community,

Each year, we at Canisius College have a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life in our community through our United Way Campaign. I am asking you to help our friends and neighbors in need by making a personal pledge to United Way this year.

Through your generosity, United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being. Your contribution will be invested in local programs to ensure that children and youth reach their full potentials; families attain financial stability and independence; and people of all ages are healthy and safe. When you give to United Way, you are helping to build a better community. The United Way Campaign is an easy, convenient way to make a difference in our community.

This year, Canisius will be conducting our campaign online and paper-free. Click here to make a donation. Select “Get a Password” to begin. All those who donate at least $1 per week will be automatically entered into United Way’s daily drawings and their 16 grand prize drawings as well. Please give as generously as you can. Consider the positive changes that can happen and make an investment in United Way. Thank you.

Very truly yours,

John J. Hurley

Latino/a Heritage Soup With Substance TODAY

Today, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., a Latino/a Heritage Program in the Soup With Substance Series will be held in Regis South of the Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Julia Wescott of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host an interview program with Gilbert Hernandez, host of WIVB-TV’s “Hispanic Voices” and Edwin Martinez, publisher of “Panorama Hispano News” to discuss perspectives of local Latinos/as, Latin Americans and Caribbean Islanders.

Chartwell’s Dining Services, which co-sponsors the Soup With Substance Series with the ALANA Student Center, will provide a vegan Venezuelan Pabellon Criollo (black bean) soup and Mayan hot chocolate as the beverage during the program.

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

Artist in Residence, Caroline Jones, Free Concert and Master Classes in MCC tomorrow

Singer-songwriter Caroline Jones comes to campus tomorrow, 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. The 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!

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Song Writing Workshop: students who play are encouraged to bring their instruments as they may be invited on stage to play along with Caroline.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Working in the Music Business”
  • 7:00 p.m. Caroline Jones in Concert

The event is co-sponsored by Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, ArtsCanisius, the Career Center and the Canisius College Music Program. To hear some of Caroline’s music, visit her website at

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, associate director, Career Center

ArtsCanisius: Opening Art Show reception tomorrow

There will be an Opening Reception tomorrow, Friday, October 18 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Bouwhuis Library for Joel Brenden’s art show “Latourell & Fall.” The exhibit will be on view October 11 – November 8.

Joel Brenden’s artwork is multidisciplinary and conceptual. With drawing forming the foundation, his projects extend into design, bookmaking, sculpture and installation.
Brenden makes frequent use of vernacular, appropriation and procedural devices to engage popular notions of memory, fantasy, futurity and technology.

Brenden holds an MFA in visual studies from University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he was a dean’s scholar and teaching assistant, and a BFA in drawing from Central Washington University. His recent major exhibitions include Beyond|In Western New York: Alternating Currents (2010) and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (2011), and he is included in several private collections. In addition to his work an exhibiting artist, he works as a graphic designer and instructor in photography.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information please visit or call the Fine Arts Office 888-2542.

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, ArtsCanisius co-director

Swim/Dive Teams Hosts Marist on Friday

Your Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host MAAC rival, Marist, at 11 a.m. Friday morning. The meet will be held at the downtown Flickinger Center. First events start at 11 a.m.

The annual meet versus Marist is quickly becoming a must-see event on the Griff’s swim schedule. The two squads have battled back and forth the past two years during both the regular season and at the conference championship meet.

No admission charge. For additional information, visit

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