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Men’s Basketball Home for Two Games This Weekend

Your Golden Griffin men’s basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the Koessler Center this weekend for a pair of key Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contests. Canisius is currently locked in a fifth place tie with Quinnipiac for the final first round tournament bye. Both have 7-7 league records.

On Friday, February 13, Canisius hosts Rider at 7:00 p.m., while on Sunday your Griffs meet St. Peter’s at 2:00 p.m. The Broncs reside in second place with a 10-4 league mark, while St. Peter’s occupies eighth with a 5-8 record. Sunday is the annual P.A.L. outing with approximately 100 elementary age children expected to attend.

For additional information, please visit For tickets, call 888-2885.

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

Niagara Doubleheader Nearing a Sell-Out

If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the nationally-televised doubleheader on February 24 vs. Niagara, then “NOW” is the time to do so. As of Monday, less than 150 tickets remained for the contest. To purchase your seats, call 888-2885 or stop by the KAC box office between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Canisius women battle the Purple Eagles at 5:00 p.m. while the men clash at 8:00 p.m.

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

Soup with Substance

Paul Waldau, PhD, professor of animal behavior ecology and conservation, and Rev. Tom Colgan, S.J. campus minister, will discuss Inclusive Christian spirituality: Ecology and Animals on Wednesday, February 25 at 12:00 p.m. in the Regis Room North of the Student Center. The event will include food, some input, some discussion by those wanting to share and some fun.

Sponsored by Canisius Campus Ministry, ISHAR (Institute for Human-Animal Relations), Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Mission and Identity and the Department of Religious Studies and Theology.

A free, light luncheon will be served.

Submitted by: Barb Wozniak, administrative associate, Campus Ministry

Religious Studies and Theology: Open House

All current majors and anyone interested in learning more about the religious studies and theology major are welcome to attend an informal Open House on Wednesday, February 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the 10th floor of Churchill Tower.

We will have good food and coffee, and professors will answer any questions about the major. Drop in and meet students who have pursued dual majors, see our wonderful views and enjoy the new study room for religious studies majors.

All are welcome.

Submitted by: Eric Stenclik, PhD, assistant professor, Religious Studies

Canisius Helps the Somali-Bantu Community

Thanks to the kindness of community organizations and our very own staff members, the Center for Community-Based Learning was able to help the Somali-Bantu community to set-up a classroom in their center. Students from Dr. David Devereux’s History of Modern Africa class painted the room in blue and yellow, the colors of the Somali flag. The paint was donated by Home Depot. Rugs were donated by CarpetSmart and finally, desks and a blackboard were donated by the generous people in facilities management: Tom Ciminelli and Kevin Kwitzer. Kevin even took care of getting everything to its location. The plan is to have an afterschool program for children and an ESL program for adults. Many people need help with English. If anyone wishes to be part of this, please let me know. You would be very welcome! We have many women and men with and for others on our campus. They are helping to show the Buffalo community that Canisius cares.

Submitted by: Sr. Pat Brady, director, Center for Community-Based Learning