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Soup With Substance MLK program Noon Today in Grupp Fireside Lounge

Today, Wednesday, February 5 Soup With Substance will host Lana D. Benatovich, president of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York. Benatovich will speak as part of the MLK Soup with Substance series, “Living the Legacy.” The event will be held from 12:00 -12:30 p.m. with a 15-minute question and answer session to follow in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. Soup and a beverage will be available, free, and people are welcome to bring their bag lunches. Sponsored by Canisius College MLK Awards Committee, ALANA Student Center, Campus Ministry, Chartwells Dining Services and the Department of Religious Studies and Theology.

Submitted by: Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center

Nomination Deadline for MLK Awards is Friday, February 7

Nominations are open through Friday of this week for the 2013-2014 academic year nominees for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK) Award!

Canisius College would like to acknowledge a student and/or a non-student (faculty, staff or administrator) who represent(s) the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The nominee(s) must demonstrate one or more of these qualities: promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, human rights, advocacy for the poor or non-violence. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 7, 2014.

The MLK Award(s) will be presented at the Honors Convocation, May 16. You may find a printable form and a form to submit nominations online at   Print forms are available on campus as well.

Submitted by: 2013-2014 MLK Awards Committee Co-chairs  Robert J. Butler, PhD and Ashleigh Maciejewski ’15

Submit Your Nominations for 2014 I. Joan Lorch Award

The Canisius College Women Studies & Gender Studies Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The Annual I. Joan Lorch Women & Gender Studies Award honors persons who have made significant contributions to promote the equitable and fair causes and treatment of women and men in a just society.

This year there will be three awards given, one in each of the following categories: employee, (i.e. faculty, administrator or staff), student and community honoree, a person outside the college community whose life or work exemplifies the ideal of the award.

Nominations are now being accepted for this award through Wednesday, February 12. Please email your nominations with a brief statement of support to: Johanna Fisher ( or Tanya Loughead (, co-directors of the Women & Gender Studies Program.  Winners will be honored at the Women and Gender Studies luncheon Wednesday, March 12.

Submitted by Johanna Fisher, co-director, Women & Gender Studies

ESPNU Here on Friday Night

Canisius athletics will celebrate the arrival of ESPNU and a national television audience Friday night by distributing free “Gold Rush” t-shirts to all fans attending the game. Fans will pick up their shirts upon entering and are strongly encouraged to wear their shirts throughout the contest.

Canisius hosts Manhattan at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Your Griffs are currently ranked 14th in the Mid-Major Poll while the Jaspers are 15th. Canisius currently resides in first place in the MAAC.

For tickets, call 888-2885. For more information, visit

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