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Watch the December Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the December episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, December 5, at 5:30 a.m. 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” is rebroadcast each Friday at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Father Peter Drilling, rector of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, about the meaning of Advent and Christmas and how the birth of Jesus is celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral. On the occasion of Mawlid al-Nabiy, the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad, Dr. Bratton talks with Faizan Haq, founder of WNY Muslims, about the life of Prophet Muhammad and Islam in the world today.

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

Canisius College Chorale To Present Annual Winter Concert

Join us this weekend as the Canisius College Chorale presents its annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo 14208.

The evening will feature works by Hogan, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Dawson, Ticheli and others. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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 us for a lovely evening of great choral music as we “greet the season.”

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, director, chorale

Free Timbits at Men’s Basketball Game

Your Canisius Golden Griffins men’s basketball team will conclude its conference-opening weekend with a 7:00 p.m. game versus Quinnipiac on Saturday, December 5 in the Koessler Athletic Center.

Complimentary Tim Horton’s Timbits and hot chocolate will be served before the game. In addition, “Ace” from WBLK will host a student party in the east end zone from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Students will receive free pizza and Christmas delights during the event.

For additional information, visit For reduced price faculty-staff tickets call 888-TIXX.

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