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Campus Candids

Dr. Christine Kinsey, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, makes a guest appearance at The Math Circle @ Canisius College to create kaleidoscopes with students. The Math Circle is attended by students in  grades six – 12 (though we do have a 4th grader!), who are curious about mathematics. The Math Circle began at Canisius College in fall 2013, under the direction of Drs. Barbara Burns and Terry Bisson.

Submitted by: Barbara Burns, PhD, professor, adolescent education

Composer-in-Residence Lecture

ArtsCanisius presents a lecture by  Canisius Composer-in-Residence Persis Vehar today, Thursday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Vehar’s lecture, entitled “Choosing Words, Part 2,” is a continuation from her fall lecture series.  The choice of words that composers use in their compositions has several sources. In her spring lecture, Vehar will further explore the origins of composers’ text choices by drawing from other composers and her own works.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Fine Arts Office at Ext. 2542.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, co-director, ArtsCanisius

Study Abroad in Cuba: Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in the study abroad program to Cuba, today, Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Old Main 314.  Americans are only permitted to travel to Cuba for humanitarian, academic or family purposes and must receive approval by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

For more information, contact Richard Reitsma at Ext. 2408.

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, PhD, assistant professor of Spanish

Take Your Honey To A Hockey Game This Weekend

Your Canisius Golden Griffin hockey team enters the home-stretch this weekend with a pair of games at the Buffalo State Sports Arena against perennial Atlantic Hockey power, Air Force. The Falcons are coming off a two game sweep of first place Mercyhurst and currently sit in a tie for third place, six points ahead of the Griffs.

For couples attending the Valentine’s Day game on Friday night, complimentary Canisius scarves will be their reward. Saturday night, the Hyatt Regency will be serving free hot chocolate.

Members of the Wounded Warriors will attend both games and all veterans, with ID, will be admitted to either game at no charge.

For additional information, visit, or call 888-2885 for tickets.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, athletics

TIAA CREF Representative on Campus Feb. 27

Scott DuMond, individual consultant for TIAA CREF, will be on campus, Thursday, February 27 in the Student Center Executive Conference Room for individual counseling sessions. He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To make an appointment, contact the TIAA CREF Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.

For more information, contact Dawn Rotterman at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, human resources associate, Human Resources