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Women in the Arts Week

Come celebrate Women in the Arts Week with ArtsCanisius and the Women and Gender Studies program at Canisius College. Events will take place Monday, March 3 – Thursday, March 6. Events include performances of music by women composers, lectures celebrating women’s roles in the classical music field, an art show in the library and an afternoon of performances and lectures by Canisius College faculty and students highlighting women’s roles in music, art, poetry and literature.

The first event for this year’s Women in the Arts Week is a Meet-the Faculty Recital on Monday, March 3 at noon in the Montante Cultural Center. This performance will feature the keyboard music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel performed by Karen Schmid; a keyboard work by Elizabeth van Hagen performed by Jane Cary; scenes from Rachel Portman’s opera “The Little Prince” performed by James Wright, baritone, Karen Schmid, piano and guest boy soprano, Cole Marcotte. Ellen Barnum will perform Libby Larsen’s “Jazz Variations” for solo bassoon and the program will conclude with Cantio Sacra, Bradley Wingert, director, performing three pieces by women composers.
This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call the Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Check “The Dome” every day next week for a detailed listing of the day’s events.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, co-director, ArtsCanisius

Philosophy Colloquium

Ariana Ragusa, adjunct professor of philosophy, will deliver a lecture entitled “Giambattista Vico: Invention and the Return to Metaphor” on March 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Frisch Conference Room. All are welcome to attend.

Submitted by: John Zeis, PhD, professor, philosophy

Operation Entrepreneurship

Starting a Veteran-Owned Small Business: This educational workshop series will provide you with the basics of entrepreneurship! The series will run Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – March 6, March 20, April 3, April 10, May 1, May 15 and May 29, and will be held at Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY, 1280 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14209. Questions? Call 898-0110. Register at

Submitted by: Karen Burke, administrative assistant, Women’s Business Center