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Listen to President Hurley at the Town Hall Meeting Today

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with President John J. Hurley today from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

President Hurley will talk about the latest developments at Canisius and take any questions you may have. As always, you are invited to pose questions at the microphone or you may write your questions on index cards, which will be collected during the meeting and presented to President Hurley.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate to the President

Check out the Wellness Fair

Students, faculty and staff are all invited Wednesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to the Canisius College Wellness Fair. Be sure to stop by as we have over 30 vendors on campus and FREE raffle prizes for students and faculty/staff.

In addition, there will be a special session of yoga at 12:00 p.m. and Melting into the Floor at 1:00 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by Student Life, the Counseling Center, the Department of Kinesiology and Human Resources.

Please be sure to stop by and join us for all your wellness needs! Be Well!

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, assistant professor, kinesiology

Learn About the Importance of Archives

The SUNY Buffalo State E. H. Butler Library Charles Rand Penney Lecture Series in association with the Canisius College Rev. Clayton J. Murray Archives’ Speakers Series presents: “Archives Matter: A Presentation by Kathleen Roe” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium.

Archives are the essential evidence of the past, the individual and collective voice, the source of action and events, the thread and fabric of our society. Archives often occupy a hallowed but unclear role to people in our communities, universities and schools, places of business, and government. There are pressing issues the archival community must address effectively both to ensure the availability and use of the historical record as well as to ensure that key stakeholders and the public recognize the importance and value of archives. Those issues include: ensuring that a comprehensive historical record survives; concerns over “competition” for prestigious collections; threading our way through the complexities of electronic records; ensuring access to information; and the need for informed stakeholders and the general public to value and appropriately support the functions of archives. This talk will focus on these matters of concern to the archival community, and the need for archivists to promote a strong understanding of why archives matter.

Kathleen D. Roe is the current president of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the oldest and largest national archival professional association in North America with over 6200 members. In that capacity, she has challenged archivists to spend a “Year of Living Dangerously for Archives” by getting out of their comfort zone to focus on raising awareness of and advocating for archives. She has also served as president of the Council of State Archivists, the national association for state archives, and on various committees for SAA and regional archival associations. She has published and taught extensively in the areas of archival descriptive practices and advocating for archival programs. She is the director of archives and records management operations for the New York State Archives where she oversees programs providing services to state and local governments and non-profit historical records programs around the state.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center’s galleries will be open to attendees preceding the presentation. Free parking is available in the Burchfield Penney Art Center lot. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact: Kathleen DeLaney, Canisius College archivist & special collections librarian at 716-888-8421.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian

Get Your Free Tim Horton’s at the Women’s Lacrosse Game

Your Canisius women’s lacrosse team looks to put its undefeated conference record on the line Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. when Niagara visits the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius is two wins away from clinching home field advantage for the conference playoffs and the Purple Eagles are the first roadblock in the Griffs flight path.

The game is also a Battle of the Bridge contest.  With a Griffs victory on Wednesday, they have an opportunity to clinch the Canal Cup in favor of Canisius for the fifth straight year.

There will be complimentary Tim Horton’s coffee, hot chocolate and Timbits, while supplies last, for all fans.

For additional information, visit

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

Kittens in Science Hall

Five kittens have taken up residence in the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Laboratory in Science Hall from Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, May 1. In cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, Miranda Workman’s ABEC 220: Animal Learning class have welcomed the kittens for enrichment and training.

Workman, adjunct professor of animal behavior, invites the campus community to view the training and enrichment sessions during the following times (beginning March 25):

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Mondays – Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The kittens will be available for adoption through the SPCA of Erie County as soon as May 1. For more information, contact Workman, at

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication