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Lacrosse Hosts Double-Header at Demske This Weekend

If you are looking for some spring lacrosse action this weekend, then the Demske Sports Complex is the place to be. Your Golden Griffin women’s team hosts Quinnipiac at 11:00 a.m. before the men’s team battles Marist at 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for the women’s contest, however the cost to attend the men’s game is between $5.00-$7.00.

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

Help Campus Ministry Prepare for Mass Mob at Blessed Trinity

Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, is the location of the next Mass Mob in Buffalo! Blessed Trinity Parish is a long-time community partner of Canisius Campus Ministry. They need our help on Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. in preparation of the “Mob” at the Mass the next day. Our students will be on spring break and we need 8-12 people to help clean and ready the church for this event.

Please consider joining us as we help our friends clean the church. Providing we have enough people, it should only take us about 75 minutes. We will dust the pews and ready the church. The work could be appropriate for children in the 11-12 year old range, if supervised.

Blessed Trinity is always very generous to us when we have a request for volunteers. Our students serve at the church not just on Community Days, but other days during the year.

Blessed Trinity has several outreach programs for the poor and marginalized including a food pantry and FLARE. Blessed Trinity is an architecture landmark and gem.

This is an opportunity to do some community service during Lent.  Transportation will be provided.  To sign-up contact Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry at or at Ext. 2875. Thank you for your consideration.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, assistant to the director of Campus Ministry

Read our Faculty & Staff Donor Profile: Julie Henry, PhD

As chair of teacher education, Julie Henry, PhD, works to ensure that Canisius students are prepared to be highly effective and professional educators who use their gifts in the service of others. Her belief in education, the college’s mission, and our students inspired her to support Canisius philanthropically. She made her first gift to the Canisius Fund in 2006 and has been a loyal donor ever since.

What do you enjoy most about your current position?

The students! Students really are amazing at Canisius. They are dedicated to making the world a better place. I find them idealistic, hardworking and well-prepared. And it’s just a pleasure.

What motivated you to make your first gift?

I wanted to be a faculty member who acknowledged that Canisius is a great institution, serving great students – I wanted to be someone who contributed to that.

Why do you think it’s important for faculty and staff to support Canisius?

I think we all have to be on the same team; we need to show students and their families that we’re all connected and we know why we’re here – we all need to be part of the whole.

What is your favorite campus event to attend each year?

My favorite campus event is the Mass of the Holy Spirit. I like that it is the kick-off to the academic year and students get to see the Canisius community come together. I feel really invested in that event and close to the people there. My other favorite event is the Blessing of the Brains. It’s just a very warm aspect of the college. As a faculty member, I love to see the students there getting their brains warmed up for finals.

Fun Fact: What was the last book that you read for personal enjoyment?

“How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” – Paul Tough

If you have not yet made a gift, please consider joining Dr. Henry and more than 175 of your colleagues in making a gift to Canisius today at

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Find out About Public Safety’s New Training Scholarships

Canisius College Public Safety has been awarded two scholarships for training at the Homeland Security Institute in Rochester NY.  Lt. John Hach and Officer Amanda Summers will attend the course “Social Media Police Investigations” at no cost to the college. “This award of two scholarships for this excellent training recognizes the high level of public safety investigative capability by the WNY Law Enforcement community,” says Gary Everett, director of Public Safety.

Submitted by: Gary Everett, director of public safety