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More Than 230 Students Registered For Presidential Scholars Day

More than 230 students are registered for Presidential Scholars Day on Sunday (February 13).  The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is still seeking help to conduct 15-minute interviews with each of the students.  A voluntary interviewer training session will be offered prior to the event for those interested.

Participating students are being honored for their acceptance into the All-College Honors program, and will be interviewing with faculty and distinguished alumni for their chance to earn significant scholarships, including full tuition.

To assist with this event and be part of the celebration of academic excellence at Canisius, please contact Amanda Snider at or Ext. 2208.

Submitted by:  Amanda Snider, admissions counselor, admissions

Disability Support Services Van Blessing

Rev. John Bucki, S.J., director of Campus Ministry, will bless the new Disability Support Services van Friday (February 11), at 2:30 p.m. in the parking spots at the Hughes entrance of Old Main.  All are invited to join in the celebration.  There will be coffee and TimBits in the DSS office (Old Main 004) immediately following.

Submitted by:  Jennifer Herrmann, associate director, disability support services

Rivalry Week Begins Friday (February 11)

Rivalry Week begins Friday (February 11) when the Canisius ice hockey team travels to Rochester to take on long-time nemesis, RIT.  Game time is 7 p.m. and a few tickets are available by calling the Canisius ticket office at Ext. 2885.

That game kicks off an eight-day period where the Griffin hockey, basketball and swim teams encounter their fiercest and most passionate rivals.  The hockey team returns home on Sunday, February 13 to finish the RIT series with a 4 p.m. game against the Tigers.  Those two hockey battles sandwich the first of six meetings against Niagara over the week-long span.  The women’s basketball team will travel to Niagara University to meet the Purple Eagles Saturday (February 12) at 2 p.m.  That game will represent the first two of 10 “Battle of the Bridge” points up for grabs during the week.

Also included is the men’s basketball game at Niagara on February 16, a home and home hockey series with the Purple Eagles on February 17 and 19, and the MAAC Swim and Diving championships at the ECC Flickinger Center February 17 – 19.

For tickets to all of these events, contact the Canisius ticket office or click on for more information.

Submitted by:  John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Informally-Formal Recital Tonight (February 8)

Jay Matthews, French hornist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), will start off this semester’s Informally Formal Chamber Recital Series on Tuesday (February 8) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The program features Mozart’s Horn Quintet, K 407, Brahms’ Trio for French horn, violin and piano and a work composed by Matthew’s father.  He will be joined by BPO musicians Ansgarius Aylward, violin; Janz Castelo and Kate Holzemer, viola; Robert Hausmann, cello; and Claudia Hoca, piano.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $7 for students and can be purchased in the music office, LY 406 or at the door.  For more information, click here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Philosophy Club Meeting Wednesday (February 9)

All Canisius faculty and staff are invited to attend a meeting of the Philosophy Club Wednesday, (February 9) at 4:30 p.m. in Churchill Tower, Room 701.  The main items on the agenda are to discuss some upcoming conferences, and to talk philosophy by discussing a short thought-experiment.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about philosophy is invited to come and join in the discussions.  All are welcome!

Submitted by:  Devonya Havis, PhD; Robbie Moser, PhD, assistant professors, philosophy