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Piano Recital Monday

montante-center-from-stage83Canisius music major Miyoko Ito ’17 will perform a piano recital on Monday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  All are welcome to attend.

Ito will perform works of Scarlatti, Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Miyoko holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Meiji University and is attending Canisius College in pursuit of the bachelor of arts degree in music business.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

New Event Request Software Training Sessions

The office of Event Services is implementing a new web-based event request software 25Live.  The 25Live system will go live on Monday, June 13. 

Event services is offering several training sessions for 25Live beginning next week.  The training sessions include a step-by-step review of the event request process, a brief glimpse of the new calendar features for the portal and web, and time for Q&A.

Since we will no longer be able to accept requests via email or phone, all members of the college community are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 4 – 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 4 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 13 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All training sessions will be held in Old Main 119.

Additionally, all current events scheduled in R25 will need to be moved to the 25Live system.  To assist with this transition, we ask that you make note of the following important dates:

  • Thursday, May 26 by 5:00 p.m. The last day to enter events scheduled from May 27 to June 13 in the current R25 system.
  • Monday, June 13 – 25Live is live to accept event requests
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Event Services at ext. 2180 or email at

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

    Make Your Lab Requests Now

    ITS is currently making plans for the labs and instructional technology classrooms (ITCs) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Please note the following:

    • ITS will install the following packages on all lab and ITC computers
    • If you require any specialized software that is not in the standard list, please complete this Google Form by Wednesday, June 1 to assure installation.
    • Software requests from previous years must be resubmitted.

    If you have any questions, please review the following contacts:
    Matt Gleason, Windows software, at Ext. 8343 or
    Greg Rusch, Macintosh software, at Ext. 8347 or

    Submitted by: Greg Rusch, computer support, ITS

    Unlimited Google Drive Storage for Faculty and Staff

    gafecanisiuslogoIn the past, you may have created a Google Drive space on your own, using your Canisius email address commonly called “Outlook” or “Exchange” accounts for faculty and staff instead of the usual “Gmail” address provided with Google accounts. ITS can supply you with a new Google Drive space featuring unlimited storage and special sharing options for working with students, under the Google Apps for Education Program. Contact Mark Gallimore at to get an upgraded Google Drive space (and other Google tools) attached to your address. After this is done, your old Google Drive space will be attached to a new Gmail address (that you create), and will still contain all your previous files.

    If you haven’t created a Google account on your own using your email address but would like an account featuring Google Drive, YouTube, or other Google Apps, that is linked to your Canisius email, contact Mark at to obtain one. These resources will be particularly handy to have when attending our upcoming Google Apps for Education Summit on August 4 and 5!

    Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist