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Town Hall Meeting Today

The campus community is cordially invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall today, April 20 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms.

At the beginning of the Town Hall, President Hurley will present Jacob Casell, a  garage mechanic in facilities management, with a citation for saving a life. Casell acted swiftly and intelligently when he noticed someone in distress on the Canisius campus.

President Hurley will then provide an update on a number of important topics and welcome any questions you may have.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president and secretary, Board of Trustees

Canisius Alums Introduce CrossNation

In partnership with the Office of Campus Ministry, Canisius graduates Tim ’98 and April ’97 Sanders will launch CrossNation, a non-denominational ministry with a live musical event at the college on Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion. The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and alumni. The event will feature a variety of worship music from gospel to rock!

With a focus on faith, family, career and wellness, CrossNation strives to be the leader in work-life development by delivering an innovative dual platform ministry that caters to two distinct groups – college students and working families. The ministry will model personal, professional and character development components that work to optimize the dynamics that exist between faith, work and life.

The mission of the ministry is to assist traditional and non-traditional students, alumni, college staff, and the working-families of our community in building, strengthening and supporting progressive academic and family environments that promote God, family and career.

Tim is a licensed minister of the Christian faith and April is a former adjunct instructor in higher education who currently works in corporate relations at Uniland Development Company.

For more information about the event, click here.

Submitted by College Communications

ArtsCanisius Events This Weekend

ArtsCanisius is hosting a performance by Buffalo Brass on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Buffalo Brass is directed by Nick DelBello, adjunct trumpet professor, fine arts. The concert “Powerful Percussion” will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal timpanist, Matt Bassett as a soloist.  The concert program includes Tanner’s Concerto for Timpani and Brass, as well as two works by American composers Elliot Carter and Eric Ewazen. Tickets for this concert are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, April 22 features the Canisius College Concert Band directed by Paul D. Biddle. This concert is at 6:00 p.m. (please note the updated concert time) and is free and open to the public. The program features a wide range of musical styles from Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic “Flight of the Bumblebee” featuring Miyoko Ito ’17 as soloist, to Dixie-land Jazz and standard repertoire for Concert Band.

For more information on these performances, please call the Fine Arts/Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

UPSTAT 2017 Statistics Conference Gets Underway Friday

The UPSTAT 2017 Statistics Conference gets underway tomorrow, April 21, at the college.

Canisius is hosting the Joint Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association (UPSTAT-2017), which runs through Saturday, April 22. The conference will bring together faculty and students from several upstate universities to focus on the application of statistics and education.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Data Science, Statistics and The Environment.” The scope of environmental topics is quite broad and includes energy, sustainability, criminal justice and analysis of sports statistics.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Robert Bell, PhD. Bell is a statistician in research and machine intelligence at Google and the winner of a $1,000,000 Netflix Prize in 2009. He will present on both days of the conference. Bell’s Friday presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on statistics and the environment, with representatives from both industry and academia.

Additional details about the conference, including registration fees, can be found at

If you have any questions, contact Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor of mathematics and statistics at; Adina Oprisan, PhD, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, at; or Leonid Khinkis, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics, at

Submitted by: M. E. Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Baseball Hosts Rider This Weekend

Canisius hosts Rider at the Demske Sports complex this weekend for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and a single game scheduled on Sunday, April 23 for 12:00 p.m.

It’s nearing crunch time in the college baseball season as teams battle for playoff position. The top six teams make the MAAC playoffs, which will be held this year for the very first time in Western New York. Sal Maglie Stadium will host the six team, double-elimination event May 24-27.

With a 20-15 overall record and a 4-5 mark in the league play, Canisius sits one game out of the final playoff spot as the season reaches the halfway point this weekend. Rider’s recent three-game sweep over Niagara vaulted the Broncs into second place with an 8-4 MAAC record.

For additional information, visit

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