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Important Message: Do not install JAVA updates

Important message for all PC and Mac computers! Your computer may ask you to run an update for JAVA. DO NOT DO THIS as it is incompatible with our BANNER system and you will no longer be able to log into banner. If you have already done so, please call the ITS Help Desk (8340) or send a message to indicating whether your computer is a Mac or a PC.

Submitted by: Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, Ext.8354

“Why Do Humans Keep Pets” is Focus of Herzog Lecture

Harold Herzog, PhD, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, will speak at Canisius tonight, Friday, January 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  His talk, entitled “Why do Humans – But not Other Animals – Keep Pets,” is presented by the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR).  The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and the evening will conclude with a book signing.

Herzog has been investigating human-animal interactions for more than 20 years. His research has included studies of the psychology of animal activism, the moral thinking of cock fighters, the impact of pets on human health, and gender differences in human-animal relationships.
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Submitted by:  Marketing and Communication

The Gospel According to Josh

The Canisius Community is invited to “The Gospel According to Josh,” a one-man off-Broadway play featuring 15 characters and seven songs, and ultimately ends with Josh’s father’s tragic suicide. The program will also include an educational session, at which Josh Rivedal, a professional actor and playwright based in New York City, highlights his own struggle with depression while in school.  Rivedal will also discuss local and national hotlines, early warning signs, and share how he received help through college counseling and by reaching out to those closest to him.

The program will be held Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. All are welcome to attend.

Submitted by: Beth Crvelin, assistant director, CPLD

Digital Media Arts Senior Projects

All DMA seniors must complete a senior project in DMA 408: Senior Project and Portfolio. Students create works in video, animation, interactive, web and print media, and are encouraged to work on “real world” projects with outside contacts. Any faculty members who wish to submit a project request may do so by contacting Professor Ben Dunkle at, Ext. 3125. Please describe the project in as much detail as possible, and Dunkle will attempt to connect a capable student for assistance.

Submitted by: Ben Dunkle, MFA. associate professor, Communication Studies Department

Free Ice Cream at Women’s Basketball Game on Sunday

What a great combination at the Koessler Center this Sunday afternoon. Basketball and ice cream, and it’s all free for faculty-staff and their families.

Your Griffs host Marist at 3:00 p.m. in the KAC with Anderson’s offering free ice cream to all fans immediately following the contest. In addition faculty and staff will be admitted free, along with their families by just displaying their college ID at the ticket window.

Tickets may be picked up in advance at the KAC box office from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, or beginning two hours before tip-off on Sunday. For additional information, please call 716-888-2877, or visit

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