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El Salvador / U.S.-Mexico Border Student Fundraiser

Join Campus Ministry on Tuesday April 9 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Blaze Pizza on Niagara Falls Boulevard to support students participating in Campus Ministry’s international service-immersion experience to El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico Border!

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Frozen Four Tickets

Canisius College Athletics has a limited supply of 100-level tickets for this weekend’s Frozen Four at the KeyBank Center. Semifinal games are Thursday, April 11 in the evening. The championship game will be played on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. To purchase seats, call (716) 888-2885.

In addition, HARBORCENTER will be hosting the Hobey Baker Awards Ceremony (the “Heisman Trophy” for hockey) on Friday, April 12. The presentations begin at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public, and will be televised live on the NHL Network.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Jennifer Desiderio, PhD, Receives National Recognition

Jennifer Desiderio, PhD, associate professor of English, was recently admitted to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Seminar at Cornell University, which takes place Sunday, June 16 – Friday, June 28. Desiderio was selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 summer seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. She will participate in a seminar entitled “Writing and Democracy in Western New York.” 

The endowment is a federal agency that supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions so faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Submitted by: College Communications

Contemporary Writers Series

Canisius College will welcome author, playwright, commentator and cartoonist Lynda Barry to campus on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center. Barry will speak about her work and her creative process. Presented by the Canisius Contemporary Writers Series, the talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and answer period and reception.

Barry was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Seattle and studied fine arts at Evergreen State College. She is the author of 21 books including The Good Times Are Killing Me, Cruddy, One! Hundred Demons! and What It Is. Barry has been awarded two William Eisner Awards, the American Library Association’s Alex Award and the 2017 Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society.

She currently serves as associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair of Art.

For more information, contact Mick Cochrane, chair and professor of English and coordinator for the Contemporary Writers Series, at Ext. 2662.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend the next Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley and the vice presidents on Tuesday, April 30 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge 

This Town Hall will be a series of roundtable discussions with President Hurley and the vice presidents. A similar format was used in the past and people responded very positively. This will give them a chance to talk about some of the key priorities in each respective area and discuss, as a smaller group, any thoughts or questions. We will do these in 15-minute sets to give participants an opportunity to talk with several groups. As we found last time, this led to a number of informative and engaging conversations and we look forward to doing this again. 

Refreshments will be served.

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Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President