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Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

President John J. Hurley will host a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff on Tuesday, November 15 in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, Regis Rooms, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

President Hurley will give an update on the latest developments at the college and take any questions you may have. These events are 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 Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Dream, Girl Available Online Until Today

For those unable to attend the Canisius College Video Institute’s red carpet event and screening of Dream, Girl earlier this semester, now is your chance to view the film. Erin Bagwell ’09 and her team are making their inspirational documentary about women entrepreneurs available here until today, November 14.

Erin sends along this message:  “Carve out 62 minutes of your day, snuggle in and let these stories of Clara, Annie, Mariama, Joanne, Komal, Suzanne, Marie, Amanda, Alicia, Linda, Crista and Jess fill you like they fill me every day to keep fighting for women’s equality, globally.  What we ask of you in return is that you continue to fight for people who’ve been silenced, to seek out untold stories, and to commit to uplifting other women along the way.”

Submitted by: Barb Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies

International Education Week Student Spotlight

In honor of International Education Week (IEW), the Office of International Student Programs will spotlight students each day who have shared what international education means to them. IEW is an initiative driven by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that encourages educational institutions to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The Office of International Student Programs is sponsoring activities and events all week, in collaboration with various campus departments, student clubs and community organizations. You can view the full schedule events by clicking here.

Our first student spotlight is Gustavo Dos Santos ’17, an international student-athlete from Brazil.

Why did you choose to come to Canisius College?

“I chose to come here because of the education that I heard about – the college is well-ranked. I heard a lot about the family environment of the college and when I came to visit the swimming team, I felt like I was already a part of it.”

As an international student, what role do you play in the Canisius community?
“I think I add some diversity to the college. The college also teaches me a lot about different aspects [of life], so there is a great exchange of various cultural backgrounds among the members of the Canisius community and myself.”

Why is international education important?
“It is important so as to open your horizons and definitely open your mind to the whole world. It is important for us to not only live in our own little world but to also live in the bigger world and see everyone as the same.”

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Campus

fallettaDon’t miss this year’s performance of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) in the Montante Cultural Center on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.

This year, the BPO is led by JoAnn Falletta in a performance of works by Mozart, Faure, Vivaldi, Whitacre and a new work by Western New York composer Rob Deemer.  The BPO will be joined by our very own Canisius College Chorale, directed by Frank Scinta and soloists Cristen Gregory, soprano and Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano, both of whom are adjunct professors in the Fine Arts/Music Department.

Deemer’s work features soloists  Anna Mattix, English hornist with the BPO and adjunct professor in the Fine Arts/Music Department along with guest artist Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano.

The BPO will be recording Deemer’s performance for use on their next “Built for Buffalo” album featuring music written for members of the orchestra.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $12 for students. They can be purchased in the Fine Arts Office, LY 406, online at as well as at the door.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius


A Feminist Thanksgiving Table

All are welcome to visit the Feminist Thanksgiving Table in the Bouwhuis Library from Monday, November 14 – Monday, November 21. The table, created by students in the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies class, honors feminists from past and present for their work on behalf of the betterment of women’s and men’s lives.

This is part of a service learning project that includes a call for donations of non-perishable food items benefiting the Native American Community Services organization. Please be generous and support the students in their efforts to make an impact in the Native American community as they look forward to helping to make this Thanksgiving holiday a beautiful event. Donations can be left in the boxes in front of the exhibit.

Submitted by: Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor; co-director, women and gender studies