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U.S. News Names Canisius a “Best Value”

Canisius College climbed to number seven on U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools at Great Prices”ranking among regional universities in the North. The 2014 ranking moves Canisius up one from the number eight position, which it held last year.

According to the ranking, 77 percent of Canisius undergraduate students received need-based grants in 2012. The average discount on the total cost of tuition was 45 percent.

U.S. News named only 15 regional universities in the North to its “best value” list. Canisius is one of four private colleges in Western New York to be included. U.S. News classifies regional universities as those that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, and tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states.

“A lot of the schools that are ranked in that top 15 are recruiting from this local market and the local market is price sensitive,” said Canisius President John J. Hurley. “It forces us to be very competitive on price and make more financial aid available.”

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Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

The 2013-2014 iPad Users Group will meet this Friday

The first iPad Users Group will meet on Friday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in SH 1017. We will introduce some new applications to the group and look forward to hearing how others are using these very useful tablet platforms.

If you don’t own an iPad and are thinking of getting one, you’re invited. If you have another tablet like an Android tablet, you’re invited. If you own a smart phone, you’re invited. The purpose of this group is to share ideas, and how useful these tools might be when integrated into the classroom and into our daily lives.

For additional information, please visit the iPad Users Group blog. The schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year will be found in the blog within a few days. We also post interesting “how-to” articles and links to applications the group has discovered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Scott Clark at or Joe Rizzo at We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Submitted by:  Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS

Meet-the-Faculty Recital Rescheduled!

The Meet-the-Faculty recital originally scheduled for this Monday, September 16 has been rescheduled for the following Monday, September 23 at 12 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Baritone James Wright and guest pianist Jannis Peterson will perform works by Faure, Gounod, Korngold, Schubert and Schumann. Described by critics as “tremendous,” “entertaining” and “a pleasure,” James Wright is a favorite among audiences for his charismatic presence and warm tone. In addition to teaching at Canisius College, he is an adjunct professor of voice at SUNY Fredonia and the Artistic Administrator of Nickel City Opera here in Buffalo.

This recital is free and open to the public. If you would like more information please call the music office at Ext. 2536 or visit

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Meditation Monday Series: Assess Your Stress

Join us on Monday, September 16 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge!

High levels of stress can negatively impact life and daily functioning. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn ways to reduce everyday stress and boost energy levels through basic breathing techniques, laughter, and guided relaxation. This session will be presented by Alison Smith from the Counseling Center.

Submitted by Beth Crvelin, assistant director, advancement events & stewardship