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High School Model United Nations (MUN) Conference Today

The Canisius College community welcomes more than 350 high school students and their advisers to campus today for the 35th annual High School Model United Nations Conference. High school delegates represent the countries of the world in simulated diplomatic sessions that approximate the deliberations of United Nations (UN) councils and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Each session involves between 40 and 100 high school delegates and is moderated by Canisius College student volunteers, who also adjudicate the proceedings and recognize outstanding delegations with awards.

Many delegates will eat lunch between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall’s West Wing. We thank you for your patience and understanding if the Dining Hall is especially crowded at this peak time. We also thank the Chartwells food service staff, along with staff from events management, housekeeping, public safety, the bookstore, admissions and public relations, the Political Science Department and especially our tireless student volunteers for making this conference possible.

The conference is organized by the International Relations Program at Canisius College, home to the multidisciplinary international relations major, which requires study in history, political science, modern languages and cultures, and international business, along with international educational experience and cultivation of skill sets in research, writing, foreign language, and cross-cultural analysis.

Please join us in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our honored guests today!

Submitted by:  Jonathan M. DiCicco, associate professor of political science, director of International Relations Program

Hockey Hosts Mercyhurst; Unfurls Championship Banner

Your Atlantic Hockey champion Golden Griffins host Mercyhurst Saturday night in what will be the team’s home opener and a celebration of last year’s incredible success.

After playing their first six games of the season on the road, Canisius finally returns to home ice. The Griffs and Lakers face off at 7 p.m. in a clash that features the two teams that fought for the tournament championship in March.

Mercyhurst was the preseason pick to win this year’s crown and they are coming off an 8-2 pasting of Air Force in Erie last weekend.

Prior to the game, the Griffs will unveil their Atlantic Hockey championship banner and their NCAA Trny banner. A brief ring ceremony will precede the unveiling. The entire squad will receive their rings at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Nov. 11.

For ticket and game information, visit, or call 888-2885. Season tickets still remain.

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

Student/Faculty Recital this Sunday

Come hear Canisius College students and faculty perform this Sunday, November 10 at the Student/Faculty Recital at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The performance features music majors and non-majors in performances of works by Bach, Chopin, Clementi, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Quilter, Schubert and Schumann. The student performers include: Jena Abati, soprano; Ellen Aroune, piano; Maxwell Baldauf, violin; Rachael Bosak, mezzo-soprano; Mary Britton, bassoon; Emily DiMartino, soprano; Jordan Levine, piano; Daniel Miller, oboe; Joshua Osmanski, tenor; Janelle Sabin, soprano; and  Junichi (Luke) Suguira, violin.

Faculty performers include pianists Jane Cary, Karen Schmid, Melissa Thorburn, Nicole McPherson, flute and Elizabeth Widzinski, clarinet.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please call the music office at Ext. 2536 or visit

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius codirector