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Anna Mattix, an oboist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, performed a stunning recital on Tuesday, April 5 at the final Informally-Formal recital.

This photo features pianist Susan Schuman along with an entire “family” of oboes and their performers, Henry Ward, Brian Greene, Anna Mattix and David Free. img_0090 Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Spotlight on Innovations in Teaching and Learning

dome-for-genericPart of teaching and mentoring students involves them learning beyond traditional academic material.  Majors in the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice programs are busy preparing for their lives after Canisius. Seniors take a capstone seminar (SOC 461, ANT 461 or CRJ 461) which develops students’ whole self for life beyond graduation.

Students prepare resumes, write powerful personal statements and send off applications for jobs, graduate schools and year of service opportunities. The course provides them with these important career skills and with products they can use to make the next step toward their careers.  Students also learn techniques of meditation and relaxation, thus nurturing the body, soul and mind, all while contemplating how their course of study integrates with the world around them. Thus their capstone experience demonstrates both magis and the cura personalis that are the hallmarks of a Jesuit education.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Town Hall Meeting Today

President John J. Hurley will host a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff today, April 13 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

President Hurley will update the campus on the latest developments at the college including the status of strategic planning, the budget process and marketing. A question and answer session will follow.

These events have been valuable opportunities to exchange ideas, share opinions and engage in a dialogue with campus leaders about the important issues and opportunities facing Canisius.

Please consider attending. Thank you.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs Record Single to Benefit the IAR

365Singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, recorded a new version of Kubinski’s song “Not So Different” to benefit the college’s Institute for Autism Research.

Downloads of the newly-recorded single will be available on iTunes and Google Play beginning Friday, April 15.

“Not So Different” will also be available for purchase on CD on April 16 during Record Store Day at Record Theater in Buffalo. Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski will be available to sign autographs.

All proceeds from the download and CD sale of “Not So Different” will benefit the IAR.

The re-recording of Kubinski’s single was the vision of famed music producer Armand Petri, whose credits include work with the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs and Sixpence None the Richer. Petri’s son, AJ, is autistic and participated in one of the IAR’s programs. After seeing great improvement in his son’s social and communication skills, Petri wanted to help create greater awareness for this community resource.

After hearing Kubinski’s song, “Not So Different,” Petri thought it would provide a tuneful vehicle to shine a light on the need for additional autism research. Petri reached out to close friends to record a new version of the song. Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski offered their full support and recorded the new version of “Not So Different.”

The recording is in collaboration with the Music Industry Program at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Submitted by Public Relations

Desserts and Discussion Speaker Series

Desserts & DiscussionThe All-College Honors Program and Women in Business are co-sponsoring the “Desserts and Discussion” Speaker Series on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Lounge. The event will feature Kristin Zirnheld ’00, corporate controller for the Buffalo Sabres. Zirnheld will discuss her professional career and the business side of sports.

Zirnheld graduated from Canisius College’s Accounting and All-College Honors programs in 2000 and worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP, a big four accounting firm.

Desserts and refreshments will be provided. All Canisius students and faculty are welcome.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director, All-College Honors Program