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Campus Candid

The weather cooperated on Wednesday night, August 29 for C-Block’s annual bonfire in the Bart Mitchell Quad.  The Canisius tradition is open to all Canisius students, faculty and staff.

Submitted by: College Communications   

Canisius in the News

Canisius President John Hurley is making headlines this morning following his call for bold reform within the Catholic Church.

The story made the front page of today’s Buffalo News.

President Hurley also spoke with WBEN-930 radio, live, at 8:30 this morning. The radio station also included President Hurley’s full statement on its website.

WIVB-TV Channel 4 interviewed President Hurley for it’s 11:00 p.m. broadcast on Thursday, August 30.

Submitted by: College Communications

March to a Different Beat this Semester

Student drummers and drumming enthusiasts of all levels – listen up:  Canisius College is introducing the Arabic Drumming Ensemble under the direction of percussion instructor Bob Accurso.  New this semester, the ensemble will explore and perform traditional rhythms from the Middle East and northern Africa, and teach participants essential rhythms and techniques on a variety of the most commonly used drums.

Don’t own a drum but would like to play? Drums will be available for you to use.

Never before played anything like this? Now is your chance to learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Plan to attend the first meeting, Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, and get in on what is sure to become one of the coolest musical ensembles on campus!

Submitted by: Bob Accurso, percussion instructor, Music Department

Cantio Sacra Location & Time Update

The Cantio Sacra group will continue to rehearse in the Chapel this semester as discussed in the first meeting on August 29.  Rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays from 1:00-1:50 p.m.. We are happy to welcome any new members!

Submitted by: College Communications

Save a Building; Save a City

The ArtsCanisius art history lecture series welcomes Jack Quinan, professor emeritus and former curator of the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, to campus on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  Quinan’s talk, entitled “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House: Save a Building; Save a City,” is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter Student Center.

Quinan will begin his lecture by placing the clients (Darwin Martin, John Larkin and other members of the Larkin Soap Company) in the context of Buffalo at the turn of the 20th century. He’ll then examine the circumstances that led the clients to engage a 35-year-old Chicago architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design the building. The significance of the house will be articulated in terms of Wright’s revolutionary Prairie House ideal but the real story will be about how the Martin house – abandoned in 1937 and in semi-ruinous condition by the 1950s – became the focus of a $60 million restoration effort that helped awaken the city of Buffalo from its long slumber.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event and other exciting lectures, concerts and recitals, visit or contact Professor Yvonne K. Widenor, director of ArtsCanisius, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History