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The Master Business Alumni Association (MBAA) to host speaker, Dr. George Palumbo “The Western New York Economy and You”

Tuesday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking and Presentation
Richard E. Winter Student Center, Grupp Lounge $5 per person

Dr. George Palumbo is a professor of economics and director of the one-year MBA program at Canisius College. He is co-author of the Western New York Economic News, an online publication that provides quarterly updates on issues related to the local, state and national economies. Dr. Palumbo will speak about the ways in which the economy is impacting each of us. He’ll discuss employment trends in the Buffalo market and identify regional strengths and weaknesses.
The event is co-sponsored by Coffee Connections – Amherst Chamber of Commerce. To register contact the Graduate Business Office 716-888-2140 or email

Submitted by: Laura McEwen, director, graduate business programs

After I Pick the Fruit: What’s Next?

Canisius College Catholic Studies Program presents a showing of the poignant documentary After I Pick the Fruit on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. in Old Main, Room 303. The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion in which the audience is welcome to participate.

Rochester film producer, Nancy Gherter, directed this regional documentary. Her work which humanizes migrant worker women “follows the lives of five immigrant women farm workers over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of western New York, migrate to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the immigration raids that were conducted in response to the events of September 11, 2001.”

Ms. Gherter will introduce her film which follows with a panel of participants, including Msgr. David Gallivan, pastor of Holy Cross Church, Buffalo, where a vital migrant ministry exists. Discussion will offer some historic context surrounding migrant workers, primarily on the local level. It also will include response to the recent vocal anti-immigration movement with a sense of social justice that includes human rights for and dignity of migrant workers and immigrants.

Among consideration will be the implications of a recent commitment of Canisius College to resist anti-immigrant activities exemplified by President John J. Hurley’s signing of the American Catholic Colleges and Universities(ACCU) Immigration Reform letter, and a similar document put forth by the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities(AJCU) President’s Statement (January 2013).

Members of the migrant workers community, United Farm Workers and supporters of Cesar Chavez Grape and Lettuce boycotts during the 60s and 70s have been encouraged to attend.

More information about the film can be found at

This program is sponsored by the Canisius College Catholic Studies Program with assistance from the Offices of Mission & Identity, Campus Ministry, and, the Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections, and Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

This program is free and open to the public.For more information please contact: Nancy Rourke, Ph.D. Director, Catholic Studies Program at ext.2460 or

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist

Alumni Weekend Moves to September

We are excited to announce the inauguration of a new and improved “Always A Griffin” Homecoming Weekend in 2014. The weekend will run from Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, September 28.

All alumni are welcome to participate. Canisius will celebrate nine reunion classes — 1969, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04 and ’09 — and offer an extended weekend of events and activities for alumni, students and their families to interact with faculty, staff and one another.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Meanwhile, the college is seeking alumni to serve as members of their class reunion committees.

A reunion kick-off meeting is scheduled for November 21. To get involved, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at or 716-888-2700 or 800-201-4952.

Submitted by: Kathryn Bradley, program coordinator, alumni engagement

Annual Public Safety Needy Drive Underway

Traditionally law enforcement officers and police staff have come to the aid of needy people during the holiday season. With that in mind, the Canisius College Department of Public Safety (CCPS) is once again collecting warm clothes, blankets, and TOYS for those less fortunate in the city of Buffalo. Cash donations are also welcomed. Please bring your donations to the Department of Public Safety anytime.

Donations will be delivered to the Ladies of Charity Christmas Program (on a date to be announced).

The CCPS Holiday Needy Drive has helped many families enjoy Christmas – many of whom are unable to purchase their children toys. Let’s make the 13th annual drive the largest donation thus far!

For more information, contact Gary Everett, director of public safety, at Ext. 3197.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication