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October Episode of Kaleidoscope

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the October episode of Kaleidoscope premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. Kaleidoscope will rebroadcast today, Friday, October 30 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

On this episode of Kaleidoscope, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Surjit Singh, PhD and Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, about the meaning of the Holy Scriptures in each of their religious traditions.  Singh is a member of the Sikh Societies of Western New York and Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, is an associate professor of religious studies at Canisius and a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in North Tonawanda.

Next, Bratton speaks with Buffalo native and Maryknoll Priest, Father Douglas May, about Egypt and his experiences while living there during the chaotic changes of these last several years.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce Kaleidoscope under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the video institute and Paula Angelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies

“The Civil Rights Movement Through its Music”

Kevin Gaines, PhD, of Cornell University, a prize-winning historian for his book on African Americans in Ghana (the first black African nation to become independent) will speak at Canisius College on Monday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Regis Room South. His lecture, entitled “The Civil Rights Movement Through its Music,” discusses the role of music in one of the most important reform movements in American history.

Gaines will appear under the auspices of the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, at Ext. 2683.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, All-College Honors Program

WBC Presents Target Networking: Speed Style

Are you the buyer or decision maker for your company, looking for contacts and collaborations with people in business-to-business industries? Then this event is for you!

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center will host a speed networking event Wednesday, November 4 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Center for Professional Development in Amherst.

Remember to bring plenty of business cards, your 30-second elevator speech, and enthusiasm for this fun and effective networking event!

To register, contact Karen Burke at Ext. 8280.

Submitted by: Karen Burke, coordinator, WBC

“Curatorial 101” – Lessons Learned from Behind-the-Scenes

Please join ArtsCanisius on Monday, November 9, at 12:00 p.m. in Regis Room North for “Curatorial 101.” This presentation is part of ArtsCanisius’ Meet-the-Faculty lecture series.

Canisius College Adjunct Professor Kristina Laun will present an introspective look at her curatorial career so far. The lessons learned and mistakes made, while encouraging, empowering and teaching any student listening with the same career aspirations. Her lecture will include a discussion of her recent curatorial work for the exhibit Remnants, which was on display in fall 2014 at SUNY Geneseo and featured the work of Onondaga artist Peter B. Jones.

This lecture is part of the ArtsCanisius year-long celebration of the Fine Arts Department at Canisius. For more information about this concert and lecture series, please go to

Submitted by: Yvonne Widenor, visiting professor, director, art history

Printers/Copiers Upgraded and Replaced Across Campus

In the coming weeks, printers and copiers across the campus will be upgraded or replaced. New and upgraded models will provide higher speed and volume capabilities to more adequately handle the workload of college offices and departments. Underutilized devices will be consolidated for use by multiple departments.

This initiative supports our continued effort to be more efficient and cost effective in every aspect of the college’s operation. Fewer models and types of printers and copiers will result in ease of use for all faculty, staff and students, and will provide operational efficiencies and significant savings for the college.

This upgrade is the result of a review of our managed printing program conducted to better understand the volume of work processed in each office and department. The review included an analysis of our printer and copier usage across the campus, printing jobs being outsourced and vendor performance. The review also included an analysis of advancements in digital printing, which showed that the functionality available in new machines would increase the efficiency of our printing program.

Below is a list of features available with the new equipment:

PaperCut – This new print management tool allows you to print anywhere on campus. Once sent, these print jobs will be held securely, and not printed until they are released by the sender swiping their employee ID card. This feature allows you to print your documents, including those with confidential information, anywhere on campus at your convenience. In addition, this software provides full mobile printing capability from all iOS and Android devices.

RightFax implementation: A fax server will be installed and integrated with most Xerox Multifunction machines, which will improve fax reliability, fax accountability and options to receive faxes via email or directly in electronic file folders.

Enhanced technology and capability in the Print Shop: ComDoc will place a Xerox Versant 80 in the Print Shop, which will result in tremendous upgrades in speed, color and graphic quality.

ITS is currently testing the functionality, print software and other connectivity issues prior to the new printers being installed on campus. Installation is scheduled to begin in November. Click here to view a list of computer and copier upgrades, replacements and consolidations. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about these upgrades and changes.

Submitted by Marco Benedetti, vice president for business and finance