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September 2012

Iconic Hollywood set designer Ray Klausen to speak at Quick Center

Ray Klausen, a three-time Emmy Award winner for set design for "The Academy Awards" and a TV special with Cher, will give a visiting Master Artists talk on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Learn more about Klausen


Discover the real China -- alumni opportunity

"International Business - China Studies" is open for enrollment to alumni. Please visit for details, videos, and application materials. The course will take place May 13 through May 28, 2013. Please note: application deadline is October 15.


Bona grad student takes second in wing eating contest

Grad student Andrew Zona ate 25 wings in eight minutes, but it wasn't enough for first place at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Judges ruled he didn't clean his wings off as well as the person they chose for first place.

Go Bona's, Eat wings!


Professor gets sign from above to ease fears in demolition derby

The dragonfly that flew by was the only sign that professor Rene Garrison needed as she waited to compete in her first demolition derby.

Read about Garrison's derby debut


Father and son entreprenuers talk about their success

Local entrepreneurs, Frank and Adam Jester, '02, talked to students in The Entreprenuer Club about what it takes to run your own business.

Learn more about the Jesters and see photos of Frank's hot rods


Italian stage star to open North American tour at SBU

Dr. Michael Chiariello last year invited Italian stage actor Mario Pirovano to St. Bonaventure to perform his highly acclaimed one-man interpretation of "Francis, The Holy Jester," written by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo.

The invitation ended up launching a two-month tour of the U.S. and Canada, beginning with the North American premiere of "Holy Jester" on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at St. Bonaventure's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It's one of the highlights of Francis Week.

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The annual "Mountain auction" benefitting Mt. Irenaeus will be held Saturday, Nov. 3. Featured items include travel packages to South Carolina and Arizona, sports memorabilia from the Sabres, and more.

Learn more about the auction



Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the Quick, September 30



Coach Crowley inducted into Keuka College Hall of Fame

Basketball standout Jessica Jenkins signs with Keflavik Club of Iceland

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