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Persis Vehar, Canisius Composer-in-Residence, and Michael Colquhoun, adjunct professor of fine arts/music pose after the Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition. Student composers from area high schools have their works chosen, performed and critiqued at the Montante Cultural Center by the internationally known composers, Vehar and Colquhoun. Vehar received recognition for her many years of work with students both on and off the campus.

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, co-director of ArtsCanisius

Fitzpatrick Series Welcomes Joseph Nye, International Relations Expert

Joseph S. Nye Jr., PhD, University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, will present a lecture entitled “American Power in the 21st Century” on Monday, March 31 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge at 7 p.m. Nye’s lecture, which is free and open the public, is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

Nye is an international relations expert with both government and academic experience.  A 2008 poll of 2,700 international relations scholars listed him as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and a 2011 poll rated him the fourth most influential scholar in international relations in the past 20 years.  During the Clinton administration, he chaired the National Intelligence Council (1993-94) and  was assistant secretary of defense for international security (1994-95).

Nye has published 13 academic books, a novel, and more than 150 articles in professional and policy journals. His most recent books include Soft Power, based on the concept of the same name he developed, The Powers to Lead and The Future of Power, which The Economist called “rigorous and convincing.”

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Canisius Chorale to Perform in St. Christopher’s Church, Tonawanda

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will present a concert of sacred and secular music on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Christopher’s Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, NY. All are welcome to attend this free event.

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, its performances regularly attract capacity audiences to the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College and other regional venues.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor of Fine Arts

Lloyd Taco Founder and Alumnus Speaks at Canisius

Please join the Can Do Society and the Wehle School of Business in welcoming Canisius Alumnus and Buffalo Entrepreneur Pete Cimino on April 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Cimino is the founder and owner of Lloyd Taco Truck, the innovative trailblazer in the food truck industry. He will share his secrets to success along with the keys to creating a successful business in the Buffalo community. Purchase tickets pre-sale or at the door for $1 each, and enjoy a complimentary and delectable Lloyd’s Taco after the event!


Submitted by: Dr. Ji-Hee Kim, associate professor & director of Entrepreneurship, faculty advisor of Can Do Society, Department of Management


Easter Sit-Down Dinner: Help Needed!

Greetings from the Residence Hall and Undergraduate Student Associations! We are hosting a new event on campus, which we hope will become an annual success. The new RHA and USA Easter Sit-Down Dinner will take place on Thursday, April 3 in the Student Center Economou Dining Hall. Seating will rotate continuously from 4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In keeping with the tradition of RHA’s annual Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner, we are asking Canisius College faculty, staff and administrators to assist us in serving this Easter dinner to students. Even an hour of your time would be a tremendous help and greatly appreciated.

We believe this event, can have the same effect that Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner has by bringing our Canisius family closer together by uniting staff and students for a festive Easter dinner.
If you are interested in serving dinner, please contact Angela Graves via e-mail at by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 with the hours you would be able to attend so that we can prepare a list of volunteers.

As a token of our appreciation, immediately following the Easter Sit-Down Dinner, each volunteer will immediately be served dinner by members of the Residence Hall and Undergraduate Student Associations.
On behalf of the students of Canisius, we hope that you will choose to participate and help to make this new event successful, exciting and fun.

We appreciate your consideration and hope to hear from you soon!

The 2013-2014 Easter Sit-Down Dinner Committee
Canisius College Residence Hall and Undergraduate Student Associations

Submitted by: Beth Crvelin, assistant director, Campus Programming & Leadership Development