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Town Hall Meeting Today, March 6, 2014

The President John J. Hurley is pleased to announce that he will host two Town Hall Meetings for faculty and staff this semester on:

  • Today, March 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Regis Room (North)
  • April 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Regis Room (North)

President Hurley and the vice presidents will provide an update on important developments affecting Canisius and welcome your questions, ideas and feedback.

These events have proven to be excellent opportunities to share information and engage faculty and staff in a dialogue about the most important issues facing the college.

If you have any questions, please contact the President’s Office for more information.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate to the President

Coffee House Celebrating Women in the Arts

The final event of Women in the Arts Week is a coffee house style event, which begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Reception Room of the Montante Cultural Center. Faculty and student lectures, performances and exhibitions on women’s roles in literature, poetry, art, and music will be featured. The event is an open house, so come for as long or as little as you would like. Light refreshments will be served; events will start every half hour. The following is the schedule for the afternoon:

12:30 p.m. – Richard Reitsma, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American studies will read excerpts of works by Latina authors

1:00 p.m. – Libertaria- digital opera by Sabrina Peña Young, Part 1, Ellen Barnum, facilitator

1:30 p.m. – Libertaia- digital opera by Sabrina Peña Young, Part 2, Ellen Barnum, facilitator

2:00 p.m. – Ellen Barnum, adjunct professor of fine arts/music- presentation on the collaborative works of artist Catherine Parker and composer Roland E Martin.

2:30 p.m. – Janelle Sabin ‘15, soprano, and Jonathan Scarozza, piano
Three Browning Songs by Amy Beach

3:00 p.m. – Rev. Thomas Colgan, S.J.
What women spiritual directors have taught us about the art of doing the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius: How women experience the Spiritual Exercises has expanded their application in ways that are life giving.

3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Devon Bradley, soprano; Melissa Thorburn, piano
Music from The Secret Garden, Lucy Simon, composer; Marsha Norman, lyricist.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, co-director, ArtsCanisius

ArtsCanisius – Upcoming Ensembles Concert

Canisius Music Ensembles (Chorale, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra) will present a joint concert this Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Admission is $5 and will benefit the Pet Emergency Fund.

For more information, please call the Canisius Fine Arts Office at 716-888-2542,, or visit us at

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, co-director of ArtsCanisius

Shoes for the Shelter 5K Is Only A Month Away

The 16th Annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health, is only a month away. The run/walk will be held Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. The event begins and ends at Main and Delavan, and a post-race party in the Patrick Lee Center will feature live entertainment from the Time Pirates. With the winter weather we have “enjoyed” the past two months, the Shoes 5K presents a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy a nice spring day.

Registration forms for the race are being distributed throughout campus this week or interested participants can register on-line at Faculty and staff receive a $5.00 discount.

Whether or not you plan to run or walk, we are encouraging all departments on campus to begin collecting shoes. The race benefits St. Vincent de Paul. More than 25,000 pairs of new and used shoes have been collected since 2002.

Shoe collection bins will be located around campus following spring break.

For additional information, call 888-2977.

P.S. One of our runners, who has already registered for the race, just turned 90 years old. If he can do it – you can do it!

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, athletics