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Brand New

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a sneak preview of the college’s new marketing campaign today, October 1.  The sessions will take place in Palisano Pavilion from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Stop in to learn about the new marketing strategy and see new advertising that will debut in October.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

BPO Tickets Available to Campus Community

President Hurley has two pairs of tickets for the BPO concert on Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall, which he is offering to the campus community.

JoAnn Falletta opens the classics series with a celebration of Jean Sibelius on the 150th anniversary year of his birth. Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

The tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Laura Montaro at montarol@canisius or Ext. 2100 if you are interested in the tickets.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Web Time Entry (WTE) Timesheet Training Schedule

The college is transitioning to electronic timesheets through the Web Time Entry module of Banner Self Service. The change will be effective Monday, October 12 for public safety and Sunday, October 18 for administrators and associates.

If you currently complete or approve a timesheet, it is strongly recommended that you attend one of the following training sessions:


Public Safety will have training sessions on Thursday, October 8 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. If you have any questions, please contact payroll at Ext. 8532 or human resources at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources

Eighth Annual Banned Book Week

Test your knowledge. Have you read The Bible, The Koran, a Harry Potter book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Hunger Games? Have authors such as Shakespeare, Raymond Carver, Ralph Ellison, Beverly Cleary, E.B. White, Neil Gaiman, Ann Pachett or Sherman Alexie been part of your life? Congratulations! You’re among those who have read a challenged or banned book or author.

Banned Book Week runs until Friday, October 2. During this time, the Canisius College librarians invite you to explore the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library’s print and electronic resources. Hiding in plain sight on our shelves are hundreds of resources that have been challenged or banned. “For what?” you ask. Somewhere in this country, and many others too, libraries and educational institutions are regularly challenged on the content, thought, language, artistic expression, belief and even the materials from which these resources are made (ex. leather).

Since librarians worldwide advocate for intellectual freedom and the freedom to read anything, your Canisius College librarians take time each fall to join colleagues in the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week commemoration as a gateway to promote tolerance. This is a time to consider intellectual freedom and it’s opposite—censorship—as they relate to your reading.

Two special programs remain this week:

Today, Oct. 1, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Why, How and What Now? The Case of Banned Chicano Literature in Arizona Public Schools. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society with support from the Modern Languages Department.

Friday, October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dear Mr. Potter: You Changed My Life. Letters to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and magical readings (to put a spell on you). Concocted by the students of Griff 101S – Hogwarts at Canisius!

Events will take place on the library’s main floor. All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian at or Ext. 8421.

More information and reading lists are available these sponsor sites: American Library Association (ALA) or American Booksellers for Free Expression

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian