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Suicide Prevention Training

The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, September 28 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

The training will discuss the steps one can take to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Question the person about suicide; persuade the person to get help; and refer the person for help. QPR, also known as the “CPR for suicide prevention,” is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and to refer the person who is at risk to a professional resource. To learn more about QPR, click here.

Those who have participated in this workshop previously are encouraged to take it again to refresh their skills. To register, please email Ivy Wang, outreach coordinator, Counseling Center at or call the Counseling Center at Ext. 2620 to reserve a seat. Space is limited.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center

Friends of Hispanic Arts Presents Tango and Much More! at Canisius College


The Friends of Hispanic Arts (FOHA) is partnering with MexiCanisius and the Latin American Studies Program for a performance entitled Tango and Much More! on Saturday, October 8 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Canisius College Montante Cultural Center. This musical journey, held during Hispanic Heritage Month, will bring Buenos Aires to Montante through the smooth vocals of award-winning tango singer Chris Vasquez and accompanists Moshe Schulman and Moshe Ben Abraham.

Tango and Much More! fills the audience with the enjoyment of familiar songs and a fascination for tangos they may never have heard from Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the tango.

Admission to the event is free for Canisius students and $10 for community members. Tickets will be available on the day of the event in the Montante Cultural Center. For more information and to stay updated on upcoming events, visit the Friends of Hispanic Arts Facebook page.

Chris Vasquez is recognized internationally for his passionate interpretations of the tango.  Vasquez won best singer at The International Tango Music Competition hosted by the NY Consulate of Argentina and was a finalist in the Medellín International Tango Festival.  He continues to delight audiences with his celebrated one-man show, The Son of Tango, about the life of the legendary tango singer Carlos Gardel.

Submitted by: Makayla Santiago, graduate assistant, institutional advancement

Red Thread Theatre to Present “Louisiana Bacchae”

Red Thread Theatre performs “Louisiana Bacchae,” a play by Robert Waterhouse, now through Saturday, October 8. Red Thread Theatre is the production company of Canisius College Theatre Artist- in-Residence Eileen Dugan, who acts in the play along with Christian Brandjes, Greg Howze, Geoff Pictor and Harold White.

Voodoo and vengeance descend on a small Louisiana town in this raucous reworking of the Euripides tragedy, set in current day America. Due to the nature of the performance, no one under 18 will be admitted.

Performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 8:00 p.m. at the Jim Bush Studios, 44 17th Street, Buffalo. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

For tickets or more information call 445-4653 or send an email to

Submitted by: College Communications

Weight Room and Athletic Equipment Sale

The Canisius Athletics Department is now selling used exercise equipment, dumbbells, racks, treadmills, climbers, ellipticals and mats. Special items such as collapsible fences, a set of goal posts, floor hockey sticks and assorted physical education equipment are also available.

To see an inventory list and make arrangements to view the equipment, contact Mike Rappl, assistant to the athletic director, at

Submitted by: Mike Rappl, assistant to the athletic director, athletics