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Chili Cook-Off a first for SEHS

The School of Education and Human Services held a Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, March 4 as a friendly competitive winter diversion. Seven members of the department each cooked a crockpot of chili, and tasters at the event sampled and voted. There was also a mystery judge circulating and sampling.

The winner of the Tasters’ Award was Clancy Seymour, PhD, for “The Snowblower” chicken and bean white chili. The judge’s award winner was Michele Marable, PhD, for a tasty traditional beef and beans red chili. Thanks to our discreet guest mystery judge, Roger Herle, for lending his well-trained taste buds to the cause. Proceeds of a free-will donation will benefit Cradle Beach.

Submitted by: Kathleen Mathews, executive associate, School of Education and Human Services

Hockey Hosting Quarterfinals

Please click here for  information on the upcoming Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series that Canisius will host next weekend. We should know the opponent by Sunday evening, however it will be one of the following Air Force, Army, Sacred Heart or AIC.

Lots of fun activities are planned around the game including two huge pre-game parties that feature 2-for-1 drinks, free appetizers and live music. This is a great way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday mood.

One thing of note, if you are coming to the game(s), parking in the HC ramp will be free on both nights if you have your game ticket. The Bandits play Friday and the Sabres on Saturday, so if you do not have a Canisius ticket in advance, you will pay their game night prices ($15 for Bandits and $20 for Sabres). You can also park in a satellite lot or take the subway. Parking is also based on availability. Your game ticket does not guarantee you a parking spot in the ramp.

If the series does go to a third game, it will be played at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday. More incentives will be announced after Saturday’s game if we get to that point. For more info, check

Looking forward to having you in the building next weekend. Call 888-2885 to order your tickets now.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Video Institute Produces March Kaleidoscope Broadcast

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the March episode of Kaleidoscope airs throughout the month, beginning on Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2, 11 a.m. Sunday March 8 on WGRZ TV 2.3, Time Warner 1246, and Verizon Fios 479. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. Kaleidoscope is rebroadcast each Friday at 6:35 p.m. over Time Warner Cable 20 and each Sunday 8:00 p.m. over Time Warner 6 in Olean.

Interfaith marriage is a matter of debate within many religious groups, yet the number of interfaith marriages continues to grow. This episode includes a conversation with a local protestant pastor and her husband, who is Muslim. The second segment explores the relationship between humor and grief.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce Kaleidoscope under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein, ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies

Canisius College Chorale to Perform in St. Louis Church

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2014-2015 “Sacred Spaces” concert series with a program on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Louis Church at Main and Edward Streets in Buffalo.

The concert will feature works by Hogan, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Dawson, Ticheli and others. Admission is free.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed nine years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly 40 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Please join us for an evening of great choral music!

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, Fine Arts

Journalist and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Canisius

Dana Goldstein, a journalist and New York Times best-selling author, will speak at Canisius College on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Goldstein’s lecture, entitled “The Teacher Wars: The History and Politics of America’s Most Embattled Profession,” is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

Goldstein, a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday). She is a staff writer at The Marshall Project and a contributor to Slate, The Atlantic, and other magazines. Goldstein writes about education, social science, inequality, criminal justice, women’s issues, cities and public health. Previously, she was an associate editor at The Daily Beast and The American Prospect. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University.

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