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Battle of the Bridge Series Kicks Off This Week!

The annual competition between Niagara and Canisius, appropriately called the Battle of the Bridge, kicks off Wednesday evening with two important conference clashes.

Your Golden Griffin volleyball team hosts the Purple Eagles at 6 p.m. in the KAC gym.

A special ceremony honoring the Griffs four championship teams in 2013 will be held after game two. Representatives from synchronized swimming, ice hockey, baseball and women’s lacrosse will be in attendance to unfurl their championship banners. A packed house is expected.

Across the bridge, your Canisius women’s soccer team is at Niagara for a 7 p.m. clash on Wednesday evening. For information on both events, please visit

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

Fulbright professor will talk on India

Manav Ratti, Assistant Professor of English at Salisbury University, Maryland, will speak at Canisius College on Monday, October 7  at 7:00 p.m. in Regis South. His lecture, “Deadly Divisions: The Violence of Nation and the Birth of Modern India,” is free and open to the public. Dr. Ratti holds PhD and master’s degrees from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Cambridge University, and bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto.

He is a recent Fulbright Scholar at New York University, and is the author of The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature (New York and London: Routledge, 2013).
The event is sponsored by the Canisius All-College Honors Program. For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Dierenfield (

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, director, All-College Honors Program

Record Number at Community Day

On Saturday, September 28, Canisius came out in full force as 350 students participated in Campus Ministry’s first Community Day of the year, crushing last year’s previous attendance record of 275. Canisius served 24 community partners throughout the city of Buffalo working in a variety of ways. Thanks so much to all who came to serve the needs of some of the poorest people in the city and to work alongside those who serve their needs every day. Buffalo has been blessed with the gift of you!

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of campus ministry