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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

President’s Forum Monday (February 27)

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a campus forum where Canisius President John J. Hurley will discuss the details of the budget situation on Monday, February 27 at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The vice presidents and the members of the college’s Senior Operating Team will be present.  There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion by the campus community.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, assistant to the president; secretary, Board of Trustees

Pilot Fitness Program Offered By Independent Health

Canisius College is in search of 10 employees to be part of FitStart, a pilot fitness program of Independent Health in partnership with YMCA Buffalo Niagara.  Participants must be enrolled in the college’s health insurance plan to be considered for the FitStart program.

FitStart is a free, 12-week exercise program designed around the concept of small group personal training.  Employees will meet with a personal trainer, participate in a one hour group personal training sessions (as well as exercise at least two additional days per week) and receive a three month membership to the YMCA of their choice.

To participate, complete the entry form found here and return it to Dawn Rotterman in the Office of Human Resources by March 2.  Names will be drawn at random. Winners will be contacted by representatives from Independent Health and the YMCA.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources