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Clothing Drive for Puerto Rico

Gently used baby and children’s clothing is needed to assist families relocating to Buffalo from Puerto Rico. Nearly 150 kids were assisted last week.

Immediate needs include size newborn – 14 clothes, coats, shoes/boots, as well as diapers and pop-up cribs. Books and toys are welcome too.

Donations may be made directly to Harvest House or dropped off at the Pre-Medical Center, SH1026, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through November 10. Pre-med students will deliver donations to Harvest House (alternate drop off SH1010).

Canisius pre-med and pre-health students support the efforts of Harvest House ministries by tutoring adults preparing for entrance exams to become CNAs and LPNs. Pre-dental students assist in the free health clinic. The Harvest House Baby and Children’s Ministry is a children’s clothes pantry where families are referred by more than 200 social service agencies in town when they have immediate needs.

Contact Allyson Backstrom (, or Ext. 2539) with any questions.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, director, Dr. George E. Schreiner ᾽43 Pre-Medical Center


Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the October episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 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” rebroadcasts each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable Channel 20 and each Sunday 8:00 p.m. on Spectrum Channel 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, talks about the founder of the Baha’i Faith and shares music in his honor.

In the second segment, Bratton speaks with Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein of the Congregation Shir Shalom. The pair discusses the celebration of Sukkoth and inter-religious cooperation in 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, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Fire Drills Scheduled for Friday, October 27

Fire drills will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m. The buildings included are:

Bouwhuis Library
Churchill Tower
Old Main
Bagen Hall
Horan O’Donnell
Richard E. Winter ᾽42 Student Center
Palisano Pavilion
Christ the King Chapel
Loyola Hall
New Science Hall
Health Science
Koessler Athletic Center
Lyons Hall
Montante Cultural Center
Demerly Hall
23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than six or seven minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please note: If you are involved in an event, which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or, who will discuss an exemption for your event.

Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs



Saturday is Jam-Packed with Sports Activities

Cheer on your favorite Griffs team this weekend

If you want a full selection of Canisius sports action, then this weekend is for you. Five teams are home this Saturday, October 21 at four different venues.

At 1 p.m., women’s volleyball faces off against St. Peter’s in the Koessler Athletic Center. The Griffs own a 4-5 MAAC record and are in 7th place.

It’s Senior Day, the final home game for six seniors, during women’s soccer on Saturday. They play Quinnipiac at the Demske Sports Complex at 1 p.m.  Canisius is 7-7-2 overall, while Quinnipiac is in 4th place in the MAAC.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, men’s and women’s swimming & diving compete against the University of Rochester at ECC’s Flickinger Center. Diver Travis Wright᾽18 is a potential NCAA DI Qualifier.

Later Saturday night, at 7:35 p.m., hockey faces off against Colgate at HARBORCENTER. Fans are encouraged to wear pink for the Pink Out for American Cancer Society. Call 888-TIXX for discounted faculty and staff tickets. Nick Hutchison ᾽20 was named the AHC Player of the Week on Monday.

Last but not least, the women’s volleyball team hosts Rider on Sunday, October 22 in the Koessler Athletic Center at 1 p.m.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Con-Con: A Public Discussion on New York State’s Proposal One

Should New York hold a Constitutional Convention?

On Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave, Counterpoint will present a live discussion panel, sponsored by the Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center and the League of Women Voters, on New York State’s Proposal One, and the pros and cons of holding a Constitutional Convention.

Panelists include:

Peter Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, Canisius College
Christopher Bopst, chief legal and financial officer, Sam-Son Logistics, Inc.
Jeremy C. Toth, second assistant county Attorney, Erie County
Richard Lipsitz Jr., president, WNY AFL-CIO; New Yorkers Against Corruption

For more information, contact Robert Klump, Director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, at

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, administrative associate, Political Science

BPO on Campus Next Week!

Award-winning guitarist to solo

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) comes to campus next week!  On Wednesday October 25, the BPO will perform in the Montante Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. with soloist Alec Holcomb, the 3rd prize-winner of the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition.  Stephan Sanders, the BPO’s resident conductor, will lead the orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat.  Tickets for this performance are $25 general admission and $12 for students and can be purchased online here or at the door.

As part of Alec Holcomb’s performance at Canisius College, he will also give a masterclass for area classical guitar students on Tuesday, October 24 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Montante Cultural Center’s newly dedicated Andy Anselmo Gallery.  Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased at the door.  Canisius College student admission is free.  This masterclass has been made possible through a gift from the Britton Family, which sponsors a musical class each year at Canisius.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius director



COLI Brownbag Meetup

Bring Your Lunch and Share Tech Tips

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup on Wednesday, October 25 at noon in Old Main 115.  We’ll be discussing Google Apps: Drive, Docs, Forms and even YouTube or Calendar.

On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Meetup.  Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation


Halloween Party for Children of Faculty and Staff

Come trick or treat in Dugan Hall

Faculty and staff and their children are invited to join us for a complimentary dinner, candy crawl and a haunted house on Monday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Mary Braun in HR at by October 25 for your food voucher. We will have students handing out candy for the children in Dugan Hall along with games and activities on every floor!

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Student Life