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Four animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) students are spending time in Antarctica filming the documentary “A World in Blue and White.” The students, Emma Weisenfluh ’17, Allison Maynard ’17, Jacquelyn Sagasta ’17 and Anna Kidder ’19 are all members of the Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation (CAC).

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

IMG_0632“What I enjoy most about teaching at Canisius is seeing my students develop into communicative and expressive singing artists.”

Melissa Thorburn has had a stellar career singing for internationally famous organizations: the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the National Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra – just to name a few – as well as our own Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She worked with some of the most outstanding conductors of our time, including Charles Dutoit, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Roger Norrington and Richard Hickox. For the last 15 years, she carefully trained singers at Canisius, singers who began their careers in starring and other roles in the productions of Nickel City Opera, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Opera-Lytes, the Lancaster Opera House and other performing arts companies.

Did you know…Melissa’s favorite hobby is traveling to places she’s never visited. She has lived in seven states and in France where she studied piano for two years as part of a graduate fellowship. Melissa is pictured above in Gaspésie National Park located in Quebec, Canada.

Submitted by: College Communications

I. Joan Lorch Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 I. Joan Lorch Awards are now being accepted until January 31.  The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women and Gender Studies honors a person who has made a significant contribution to women, and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality.

Please follow the link below to submit nominations for this year’s award:

Submitted by: Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor, English; co-director, Women and Gender Studies

Canisius College Bookstore Offers Price Match Program

Greetings and welcome to the start of a new semester!

Last semester, the bookstore implemented a fantastic program called Price Match. This program was hugely successful and helped save students thousands of dollars on textbooks. Simply put, students rented and purchased more books from the college bookstore than ever before!

So how exactly does Price Match work? Students simply find their course materials in the bookstore then see if the price from an online competitor like Amazon or Barnes & Noble is cheaper. If it is, the bookstore will issue a store gift card for the difference. No third party vendors can be used on Amazon; the order must be sold and fulfilled by them.

This really is an amazing way for students to save some money! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Andrew Thomas, manager of the Canisius College Bookstore, at 888- 3256.

Thanks everyone and have a great semester!

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, manager, Canisius College bookstore