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Artscanisius – Informally Formal Chamber Concert, Tuesday April 8

On Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, Canisius will welcome four musicians from the Buffalo Philharmonic: Shieh-Jian Tsai, Antoine Fefebvre, violinists, Zachary Collins, viola, and Feng Hew, cello. The string quartet will perform Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet and String Quartet No. 1 by Tchaikowsky.

Complimentary desserts and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students, and are available at the door or on-line. (

On-campus parking is free. All lots are open to the public during concert times.

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

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, co-director of ArtsCanisius

Independent Health Offers Health Coaching

As part of the college’s health insurance plan, members may contact a health coach at Independent Health to assist them in meeting personal health goals. Health coaches are certified health professionals and can provide support and knowledge for management of chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, depression, etc. A health coach will also provide information on nutrition, exercise tips, weight loss tips, smoking cessation, etc. Health coaches will help you set short and long term goals, create action plans and keep track of your progress. There is no cost for this service.
If you are interested in speaking with a health coach, please contact Don St. Cyr at (716) 635-3679. Information is private and confidential.

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

Annual NYS Fire Inspection

The annual New York State Fire Inspection will take place March 31-April 11, 2014.

In preparation for the inspection, please take note of the following items in your areas:

1. Are all fire doors kept closed?
– Fire doors must be kept closed.
– Door stops are NOT permitted.

2. Are hallways and stairways clear at all times and kept free of all clutter?
– Hallways and stairways must be clear and free of clutter.

3. Are all fire extinguishers visible with access that is clear and free of obstructions?
– Access to fire extinguishers must be clear and free of obstructions.

4. Are extension cords being used?
– All appliances must be plugged directly into outlets or power strips.
– Extension cords are NOT permitted. Use a power strip!

5. Are cover plates missing at light switches and electrical outlets?
– All light switches and outlets must be protected with cover plates. If needed, submit a work order.

6. Are all ceiling tiles in place?
– Submit a work order to have missing ceiling tiles replaced.

7. Have combustible materials accumulated in offices and storerooms?
– The accumulation of combustible materials in office and storerooms must be kept to a minimum. Accumulated papers,     files, books and furniture must be removed to provide a clear and safe passage.

8. Is there sufficient clearance beneath the ceiling in storage areas?
– In sprinklered rooms, 18-inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.
– In unsprinklered rooms, 24-inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.

9. Are candles being burned?
– Candles are NOT permitted on campus, except in the chape

10. Portable Heaters                                                                                                     All personal portable heaters must be removed from the premises. Only college space heaters issued by the Facilities Management Department are permitted. (If you need a heater, please contact the Facilities Department). Refer to the college guidelines for the use of portable heaters (

It is important to maintain a fire safe campus. Your assistance with keeping fire doors closed, maintaining clear hallways and eliminating extension cords is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or require additional information; please feel free to contact Joe Roetter, safety director at Ext. 2338 or email:

Submitted by: Joe Roetter, safety director