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Griffs Softball Plays Final Home Game on Wednesday/Home Run Derby Slated Between Games

Your Golden Griffin softball team will play their final home games of the 2014 spring season Wednesday afternoon when Colgate makes a visit to Western New York. Game one of the doubleheader is slated for 3 p.m. with game two scheduled to start at approximately 5 p.m.

The twin bill will mark the final home appearance for senior pitcher Jen Consaul and outfielder Valorie Nappo.

In between games, the softball team will host their second annual Home Run Derby. For $5.00, participants will get three swings at the fences. All batters will receive a gift and the $5.00 will help support the Canisius Special Olympics softball squad.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics


CPD Opens Creativity & Innovation Workshop to Faculty/Staff

The Center for Professional Development has four seats open for the Creativity and Innovation workshop coming up on May 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About the Workshop:

What does it mean to be a creative or innovative leader in today’s organizations? How can this approach to leadership change the way you ‘do business?’ Discover how this approach can work to your advantage in boosting your human capital and create a work environment where people are encouraged to take risks, think differently and spend time doing what they love, while working toward group or organizational goals.

If you are interested in registering (free of charge!) or have any questions please e-mail Program Coordinator Brynne Harrison at

Submitted by: Center for Professional Development


Contemporary Music Ensemble Rocks the Chapel

The Contemporary Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jeff Jeckovich, led the 9:30 p.m. Sunday night Mass on April 27 by singing classic rock songs with a spiritual theme to a rousing crowd of nearly 200, including President John Hurley, at the Rockin’ and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Mass.
Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ presided at the Mass and played lead guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” which is based on Isaiah 21:5-9 and was written and performed originally by Bob Dylan. Dylan also featured prominently in the Mass with “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” which was used as a call to worship reflection.
Other featured artists and songs included the Doobie Bros. with “Jesus is Just Alright,” Norman Greenbaum’s one hit wonder, “Spirit in the Sky,” The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” a unique and gospel-like post-communion version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Fr. Pecoraro performed again on lead guitar for Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Student performers included: Beth Rakowski, president of CME and Bass Guitarist, Kaitlin Garrity, vice president of CME, Cory Young, treasurer and Monica Wrobel, secretary all provided vocals along with, Carrie Ann Rybczynski, Cecilia Marini, Nicole Fusco, Conor Toomb, Abby Rogers, Kaitlin Buehlmann, and Arrianna Robinson. Anne Continetti and Jenny Wachala performed on flute and Michael Lillis rocked out on drums.


Submitted by: Mike Hayes, Director of Campus Ministry