Music Business Lecture Today

Did you ever wonder what it is like to work behind the scenes for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO)?  How do the Board of Trustees, executive director and music director work together to make the BPO thrive?  Answers to these questions and more will be discussed in the lecture today, Monday, October 24 at 12:00 p.m. in the Regis Room located on the second floor of the Student Center.

Two members of the BPO staff, Nicole Bodemer ’07, BPO accountant and Jennifer Barbee, director of development, will speak about what it takes to run a non-profit organization.  This is free and open to the public.

Submited by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Canisius College Wellness Fair

On Wednesday, October 26, Canisius College will host a Wellness Fair to promote a healthy workforce and encourage healthy choices. The fair will take place in the Richard E. Winter Student Center from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The fair will provide the Canisius community with educational resources and ideas for how to live a better and healthier lifestyle.

See the complete list of vendors attending the fair below!

Vendor Wellness Fair
Submitted by: Brianna Fasanello, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Canisius and the BPO Connection Series Concerts

jf-front-with-clThe first Informally-Formal Chamber Recital as part of the Canisius and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) Connection Series is this Tuesday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.   These recitals provide an intimate setting where BPO musicians share their favorite chamber works through stories and music.

This performance features the BPO’s principal clarinetist John Fullam, cellist Robert Hausmann and pianist Claudia Hoca in a program of works by Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Ernest Bloch and Stephen Sondheim as well as a work by Persis Parshall Vehar, Canisius College’s now retired Composer-in-Residence.

Individual concert tickets for this series are $15 general admission, $7 students and can be purchased through the Canisius College Fine Arts Office, 716-888-2542 or online at www.canisius.edu/artscanisius-tickets.

Submited by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Faculty Fellows Present Professional Development Opportunities

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Fellows and the workshops they will present this semester.  The Faculty Fellows are Karen Dutt-Doner, PhD, professor of teacher education; Patricia Johnson, assistant professor of accounting; Michael Noonan, PhD, professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) and biology; and Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice.

The Fellows will be offering the following workshops this semester:

  • Monday, October 31, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the President’s Board Room, Mike Noonan, PhD, will present “Beyond the Classroom: The infusion of experiential learning opportunities into traditional coursework”
  • Tuesday, November 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Board Room, Mike Noonan, PhD, will present “Beyond the Classroom: The infusion of experiential learning opportunities into traditional coursework”
  • Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the President’s Board Room, Erin Robinson, PhD, will present “Feeling the Energy: Infusing Mission into the Classroom”
  • Thursday, November 10, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the President’s Board Room, Erin Robinson, PhD, will present “Feeling the Energy: Infusing Mission into the Classroom”
  • Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. location to be determined, Pat Johnson will present “Using Case Studies to Engage Students”
  • Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. location to be determined, Pat Johnson will present “Using Case Studies to Engage Students”
  • Monday, November 21, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the President’s Board Room, Karen Dutt-Doner will present “Developing and Using Rubrics” (this workshop is aimed at a beginning level, including changing grading scales into rubrics)
  • Tuesday, November 29, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. location to be determined, Karen Dutt-Doner, PhD, will present “Developing and Using Rubrics” (this workshop is aimed at a beginning level, including changing grading scales into rubrics)

The Fellows will present additional workshops in the next semester.  In addition, they are planning to present some workshops in the week prior to the spring semester and after the spring semester ends.

Anyone interested in these opportunities may attend. No RSVP is required.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs