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Healthy Weight Healthy Me Reminder

Just a reminder that a representative from Independent Health will be here today (February 28) and tomorrow (February 29) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge for individual consultations to receive a Healthy Weight Healthy Me Kit, and be weighed to obtain initial numbers.  Consultations will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

After registering with Independent Health, participants will receive weekly emails with tips to help everyone stay motivated.  A representative from Independent Health will return within four weeks to weigh participants and review progress, and again at eight weeks for a final weigh. Everyone who completes the program will be entered into a drawing for some fabulous prizes!

Please note that the college never receives individual health information.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Mild Winter Makes for Great Season Opener Tomorrow (February 29)

The mild winter has given the Canisius spring sports teams an unusual amount of outdoor practice time the past four weeks. Looking to take advantage of the opportunity, the women’s lacrosse team will open their season with a home game Wednesday, February 29 at 4 p.m. vs. Robert Morris at the Demske Sports Complex.

Carly Quinn ’12

The Griffs are the defending MAAC champions and return an experienced lineup under coach Scott Teeter. Defy winter and wear shorts to the game, if you are so inclined. For additional information, visit

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

Post-Season Schedules

Harold Washington
leads the Griffs into
the MAAC Tourney

The men’s and women’s basketball teams and ice hockey team commence post-season play this weekend. For direct access to all post-season games, or to listen to all three team’s games live, visit In addition, the men’s basketball games will air live on CJRN 710 AM. To view any of the MAAC Basketball Tournament games, visit the conference website at The hockey games can be viewed on the Canisius web site via the America One Network. To purchase tickets, call 716-888-2885.

Women’s Basketball (Springfield, MA)
Thursday vs. St. Peter’s @ 2 p.m.
Friday vs. Marist @ 1:30 p.m. (if win on Thursday)
Saturday vs. TBA @ 11:30 p.m. (if win on Friday) ESPN3
Monday vs. TBA @ Noon (if win on Saturday) ESPNU

Men’s Basketball (Springfield, MA)
Friday vs. Niagara @ 9:30 p.m.
Saturday vs. Loyola @ 7:30 p.m. (if win on Friday) ESPN3
Sunday vs. TBA @ 4:30 p.m. (if win on Saturday) ESPN3
Monday vs. TBA @ 7:00 p.m. (if win on Sunday) ESPN2

Ice Hockey (Storrs, CT)
Friday vs. U/Connecticut @ 7:05 p.m.
Saturday vs. U/Connecticut @ 7:05 p.m.
Sunday vs. U/Connecticut @ 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

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

National Conference on Critical Animal Studies Comes to Campus

The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) is holding its 11th annual national conference at Canisius College from March 2-4. The theme of this year’s conference is: “From Greece to Wall St.: Global Economic Revolutions and Critical Animal Studies.” This three-day conference will include scholars, nonprofit organizations, political leaders, activists, professors, staff, and students from across the country.  See the conference website for a full schedule of events.

This conference is sponsored by Animal Allies of Canisius College, the Philosophy club, and the department of philosophy.

Submitted by:  Tanya Loughead, PhD, associate professor, philosophy