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Watch the November Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast today, November 20, at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, Rev. Christos Christakis, PhD, of the Hellenic Church of the Annunciation, talks with Metropolitan Bishop Kallistos Ware of the Greek Orthodox Church under the Patriarch of Constantinople. Bishop Ware is also the Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at the University of Oxford and the chair of the International Dialogue between the Anglican and Orthodox Churches.

Next, Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Dilip Sinha, PhD, of the Hindu Cultural Society about the celebration of Diwali, as well as the teachings of Hinduism regarding healthcare and the end of life.

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

Sacred Spaces Concert Series

The Canisius College Chorale will continue its 2015-2016 “Sacred Spaces” concert series with a program on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, located at 1700 North French Road in Getzville, NY.

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

The Sacred Spaces concert series stems from an idea proposed nine years ago to feature the chorale’s 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.

Now in its 19th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church and community audiences throughout Western New York and southern Ontario. In recent years, the chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Please join the chorale for a lovely evening of great choral music!

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, director, chorale

Soup With Substance

Each year during the month of November, the nation focuses on the contributions of Native Americans by celebrating their rich heritage while recognizing some of the issues they still face today. Attend the ALANA Student Center’s Soup with Substance program to take part in a discussion with Native American leader Al Parker and Hon. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Monday, November 23, at noon in the Regis South Room. This program is free and open to the public.

Parker, of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation of the Heron Clan, is most recently known for his role in getting the Lancaster School Board to change their mascot from the controversial “R-word” to the Lancaster Legends. He will be sharing some of his experiences with our guest moderator Hon. Scott. Scott has served as the national co-chair of the formerly known National Conference for Community and Justice Committee on Native American Symbols and Icons.

Please be sure to join us. Free three sisters soup and strawberry-flavored water will be provided thanks to Chartwell’s Dining Services.

Submitted by: Therese B. Bass, assistant director, ALANA student center

International Student Spotlight

During International Education week, the International Student Programs Office will be highlighting some of its bright, talented students.

Today’s student is Erika Suita ’16. Erika is from Japan and is an International Business major.

When asked why she chose to study at Canisius, Erika wrote:

“Canisius has three majors I was interested in, and I felt Canisius was going to take care of me much more than other schools because they care for each student; not only that they do well with classes but that they participate in something other than studying. Also, I wanted to go to a school that makes a strong effort to be international. For those reasons, Canisius is the one which made me really want to come.”

Submitted by: Christina Martinez, graduate assistant, international studies