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Annual Report of Donors: Canisius Fund

Annual gifts to the Canisius Fund help make a Canisius education possible.

In fiscal year 2015-16, more than 5,700 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and organizations donated to the Canisius Fund, which resulted in $2.8 million raised – nearly eight percent over goal.  Canisius alumnus Bobby Stroud Jr. ’14 was among those donors.  The marketing major made his first gift to the Canisius Fund this past fiscal year, shortly after scoring a job with the NHL’s New York Islanders.

You can read his story – and many more – in the newly-released Annual Report of Donors.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch the November Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the October episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV Channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast on Friday, November 18 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee.

In the second segment, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, of the congregation Shir Shalom, talks with Lana Benatovich about her journey from Buffalo City Hall, to the Jewish Federation, to the National Conference for Christian and Jews to the Presidency of the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Sarah Seiler, graduate assistant, communication studies

Sacred Spaces Concert Series

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2016 Sacred Spaces concert series with a program on Sunday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Louis Church, located at Main and Edward streets in downtown Buffalo, NY.

The concert will feature works by Faure, Ticheli, Vivaldi, Whitacre, Dawson and othersAdmission is free.  Please join us for a lovely evening of great choral music.

Sacred Spaces
stems from an idea the choir proposed 10 years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly forty houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its 20th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the Chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Vocalis Chamber Choir, Choirs or Blessed Sacrament Church and St. Louis Church  and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Women’s Hoops Back in the KAC on Sunday

Fresh off their first win in at St. Bonaventure in 11 years, the Canisius women’s basketball team returns to the Koessler Athletic Center Sunday, November 20. The Griffs will tip-off for a matinee against the Zips of Akron University at 2:00 p.m. Canisius will enter the contest with a 1-1 mark, while Akron is also 1-1 in the young season.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 888-TIXX, or at the KAC box office the day of the game. For more information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs