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Charles J. Pelitera ’80, MS ’90, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of health and wellness, talks about how to balance your home and gym life in the November/December issue of Max Sports & Fitness Magazine.

Click here to read the entire issue. Pelitera’s article is on pages 26-27.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Meet-the-Faculty Recital Today

ArtsCanisius presents a Meet-the-Faculty Recital today October 22, at 1:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The concert features Diane Hunger, saxophone and Elizabeth Balentine, guest piano. The duo will perform works by J.S. Bach, Roland Caravan, Erland von Koch and Maurice Whitney.

Diane Hunger is a German native who currently resides in Buffalo, NY. She holds the tenor chair in the critically-acclaimed Mana Saxophone Quartet, is a member of the duo Klang par2 and teaches saxophone at Syracuse University, Fredonia and Canisius College. Elizabeth Balentine is a sought after freelance accompanist within the Rochester community.

This concert is free and open to the public. Contact the Fine Arts Office at Ext. 2542 or visit for more information.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Father Malone to Discuss “Pope Francis and the Politics of Mercy”

Rev. Matt Malone, SJ, president and editor-in-chief of America Media, will speak at Canisius College on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. America Media is publisher of the widely-read Jesuit magazine, America, the National Catholic Review. The title of Father Malone’s talk is “Pope Francis and the Politics of Mercy.” The event is free and open to the public.

At the time of his appointment, Father Malone was the youngest editor-in-chief in America’s history. Prior to his appointment, he served for two years as an associate editor for the magazine from 2007 to 2009, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. From 1995-1997, Father Malone was special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-MA). From 1997-2002, he served as the founding deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life.

Read more here.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Reminder: Fire Drills Set for Friday, October 23

Fire drills will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 3:00 p.m. The buildings included are:

• Bouwhuis Library
• Churchill Tower
• Old Main
• Bagen Hall
• Horan O’Donnell
• Palisano Pavillion
• Christ the King Chapel
• Loyola Hall
• New Science Hall
• Health Science
• Koessler Athletic Center
• Lyons Hall
• Montante Cultural Center
• Demerly Hall
• 23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than six-or-seven minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One volunteer may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please note, if you are involved in an event that cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or, who will discuss an exemption for your event.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, academic affairs

Volleyball Home for Two

Your Canisius volleyball team hosts a pair of MAAC conference games this weekend in the Koessler Athletic Center. The Griffs host Iona at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 before battling Manhattan at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.

Sunday’s game against Manhattan will air live on ESPN3.

For more information, visit

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