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Ignatian Scholarship Day 2016 Schedule Available

unnamedThe ninth annual Ignatian Scholarship Day is Friday, April 15. The event highlights the academic achievements of more than 145 undergraduate and graduate students in various forms of expression including:

  • Poster displays
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Paper presentations
  • Artistic displays and performances

So that you can begin to plan your participation in the Ignatian Scholarship Day activities, various schedules are now available online through the academic affairs community page.  Please click here to view the schedules and abstract book.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students; director, event services

Festival of Ensembles

ArtsCanisius presents the Festival of Ensembles as part of Ignatian Scholarship Day this Friday, April 15.  The concert features the Canisius College Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Chorale in a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Tickets are $5 general admission and the proceeds go directly to the ensemble budgets.

The Canisius College Concert Band, directed by Paul D. Biddle, will perform works by Smith, Holst and Mozart, which will highlight the flute section in the band.  Dave DeWitt, will direct the Jazz Ensemble in a performance of works by Dominic Spera and Charles Mingus.  The Canisius Chamber Orchestra, directed by Ansgarius Aylward, will perform musical selections by Jean Baptiste Loeillet and a Concerto for Violin and Viola by Karl Philipp Stamitz featuring Kelsey Colwell ’16, violin and violist Amanda Altman ’18.  The program will conclude with Frank Scinta directing the Canisius Chorale in a performance of sacred and spiritual choral works.

Additional information is available by calling the Music Office at 716-888-2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Golden Jubilee Boad of Regents Scholarship Ball

clotilde-c-68The Golden Jubilee Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball will be held Saturday, May 7 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which distributes more than $80,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students.

The Regents Ball also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to individuals who have been outstanding contributors to the community. This year the Board of Regents will honor Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ’82, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, with the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Faculty and staff tickets are currently on sale for $80. Your reservation may be completed by registering online here by Friday, April 22.

For more information, please contact Cece Gotham at 888-8228 or at gothamc@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Cecelia Gotham, assistant director, stewardship and events

April “Crossroads” Now Available on the Cloud

loughead-bookIn case you missed it, the April broadcast of “Crossroads” is now available on the Canisius soundcloud.

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviewed Tanya M. Loughead, PhD, associate professor of philosophy; about her newly-released book Critical University: Moving Higher Education Forward.

In it, Loughead investigates current problems facing U.S. universities. The timely study delves into diverse philosophical and sociological perspectives to suggest potential solutions to the contemporary issue.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9 FM).

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication