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Civil Rights legend Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian leads students in a reenactment of the Freedom March to kick off “Reaching Back, Moving Forward” on Thursday, February 27 at The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  The event, in celebration of Black History Month, was sponsored by the college’s Academic Talent Search Program.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Important Mac OS and iOS Security updates available

If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 7 or a Macintosh computer with Mac OS 10.9 be sure to install the latest updates from Apple. These include a very important security update that could affect you when using your device in public spaces like coffee shops on open WiFi networks. If your device has not prompted you for an update, please check to see if it needs to be installed.

On an iOS device, open “Settings”, select “General” and then select “Software Update”. If your device is up to date, it will display iOS 7.0.6. It is recommended to plug your phone or iPad in while updating. It may take some time to complete. If you have iOS 6 or earlier installed you should not be affected but should keep your device as up to date as possible.

On a Macintosh, to determine the version of the OS you are running, select the Apple menu in the upper left corner and choose “About This Mac”. A window will appear indicating the version of the MacOS you are running. If it is MacOS 10.9 but not 10.9.2 click the “Software” update button in this window. Any available updates should appear as needed. Be sure to install any OS and security related updates. All updates in the App Store are delivered thru Apple and are safe to install. You may be required to restart your computer. When completed you can open the “About This Mac” window again and check the OS version to be sure it was updated.

As with any device, we recommend keeping your system up-to-date on a regular basis. If you require assistance please visit or call the ITS Help Desk. We would be happy to assist you.

Submitted by Scott Clark, computer support specialist, ITS

Ohio State Visits Canisius This Weekend

The Buckeyes are coming – weather permitting!

Your Canisius women’s lacrosse team will host Ohio State this Saturday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. First draw is slated for 1 p.m.

The Griffs are coming off their first win of the season – a one goal triumph at Colgate. Earlier in the year, Canisius lost to the top two teams in the country – North Carolina and Syracuse.

Ohio State is currently 2-2 with wins over Detroit and Winthrop, and close losses at Stanford and at #13 Boston College.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, athletics

Canisius Chorale To Perform at St. Pius X Church and Montante Center

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will present two concerts of sacred and secular music on the following dates:

Sunday, March 2, 2014
7:30 p.m.
St. Pius X Church
1700 North French Road
Getzville, NY.

Sunday, March 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Canisius College – Montante Cultural Center
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
(with the Canisius Concert Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble)

Featured will be works of Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Ticheli, Hogan, Dawson and others.

Now in its 16th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. With a repertoire covering more than five centuries of composition and nearly every interpretive style of choral music, Canisius Chorale performances regularly attract capacity audiences to the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College and other regional venues.

For more information contact the Canisius College Music Office 716-888-2536 or Frank Scinta 716-907-0466.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts

Creator of “The World Needs More Love Letters” Visits Canisius

The Fitzpatrick Institute will host an evening of inspiration, community enrichment and kindness to others when it welcomes Hannah Brencher to campus on Monday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Brencher is the creator of “The World Needs More Love Letters,” a global organization that harnesses the power behind social media to write and mail love letters to strangers in need around the world.  She’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Glamour and the White House blog.

In 2013, Brencher was named winner for the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

Submitted by: Michael Haselswerdt, PhD, professor of political science; director of the Fitzpatrick Institute