We’re starting to see signs of the Canisius Proud initiative take shape across campus. Last Friday, October 12, maintenance teams began hanging banners and placing stanchions around campus, each of which highlight various faculty and alumni accomplishments, as well as the college’s most significant rankings and distinctions.
During his convocation speech earlier this month, President Hurley announced the Canisius Proud initiative and explained its purpose to celebrate the extraordinary education the college provides students.As you begin to see these points of pride across campus, celebrate and share them with those outside of the college community. Take this opportunity to sing the praises of the extraordinary education Canisius has provided students for nearly 150 years.
President John J. Hurley sat down with Phil Arno of WBBZ-TV’S “The Big Picture” last week to discuss the state of Canisius College and more specifically, the impact New York State’s Excelsior Program is having on private colleges. The interview aired in two parts. Watch Part 1 (above); Part 2, (below).
Please join ArtsCanisius on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Montante Cultural Center as we enjoy a performance of works by Handel, Bach, and Haydn. Under the direction of the BPO Assistant Conductor Todd Craven and Canisius College Chorale Director Bradley Wingert, the Orchestra and Chorale, along with soloists Cristen Gregory, soprano, Mariami Bekauri, alto, and Micheal Manganiello, bass, will celebrate the College’s collaboration with the BPO.
In May 1978, Edith DeLuca, a professor of music at Canisius College, pursued the novel and ambitious idea of having the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra come to the Canisius College campus. The series, called “The BPO Goes to College,” which began in the year 1978-79 academic year, was much larger than just the BPO performing on campus. From the very beginning, BPO musicians gave recitals on campus, faculty members were featured as soloists at concerts, and the Canisius community heard the BPO play Pops and Classical music, both on campus and at Kleinhans Music Hall. Now called the Canisius and BPO Connection, this program sustains the College’s commitment to the arts and the community’s unwavering support of the tremendous musical talent we foster at the College and in western New York.