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The Student Programming Board’s Homecoming Weekend took place Saturday, September 22. Fall Fest is an essential part of the weekend, consisting of local food trucks, pumpkin decorating, cider, donuts, face painting, caricatures and much more. Students and faculty gathered together to celebrate the new season.

Submitted by: College Communications 

“Project Wolf” Film Premiere

The Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation present the premier of “Project Wolf” on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room, located in the Student Center.

Follow eight college students as they take on the complex issue of whether wolves should be reintroduced into the state of Colorado. The students listen carefully to experts on both sides of the issue and then directly examine the Rocky Mountain ecological conditions for themselves. Finally, when they present their findings to a vote by children in the next generation of Americans, they get an overwhelmingly affirmative response: Bring wolves back!

Come and decide for yourself. This event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Michael Noonan, professor, ABEC


Women’s Soccer Home on Saturday

The Golden Griffins women’s soccer team returns to the Demske Sports Complex this Saturday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. for a contest against league rival Iona. Canisius is 1-1 in conference play pending the result of a MAAC game at Marist this afternoon at 4 p.m. Iona is off to an 0-2 start.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Seminar: Business Intelligence and Analytics

Daniel Gerena, a data analytics consultant for Freed Maxick CPAs, will present the first data analytics seminar talk of the year on Tuesday, October 2 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1013B. Gerena has a wide range of experience in the applications of data analytics, and works in collaboration with various businesses in the Buffalo area. This will allow him to present a range of real-world examples related to business intelligence and data analytics.

Submitted by: H. David Sheets, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics

Arabic Drum Ensemble

The fall 2018 semester offers a brand new musical opportunity to all Canisius College students. This will be the inaugural semester for the Canisius College Arabic Drumming Ensemble. Directed by percussion instructor, Bob Accurso, the group is open to drummers and drumming enthusiasts of all levels. The ensemble will explore and perform traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Northern Africa. Participants will learn essential rhythms and techniques on a variety of the most commonly used drums. Don’t own a drum but would like to play? There will be drums available for you to use. Never played anything like this before? Here’s your chance to learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There is still time to get in on this opportunity. Join us today, Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Join what is sure to become one of the coolest musical ensembles on campus.

Submitted by: Robert Accurso, adjunct professor, Fine Arts/Music