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Canisius Alumnus Wins Pulitzer Prize

Adam Zyglis `04

Adam Zyglis ’04 received one of the highest national honors on Monday, April 20, when he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Zyglis is the editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News.  He is also a nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work regularly appears in the USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

In receiving the Pulitzer Prize, the committee recognized Zyglis for his use of “strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words.”

Learn more about Adam Zyglis in this 2009 Canisius Magazine story.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

President Hurley’s Pilgrimage – Day 2

Canisius President John J. Hurley and his wife, Maureen, continue their pilgrimage through the Holy Land.  On day two, they visited Nazareth, the town of Mary’s home and where Jesus played as a child, learned a trade and grew to manhood.  The group also visited Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle.

The week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land is sponsored by America Media, a Jesuit ministry that includes America magazine.  It is being led by Revs. James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage; Matt Malone, S.J., editor-in-chief of America; and Brendan Lally, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community at St. Joseph’s University.

Throughout the week, “The Dome” will continue to share President Hurley’s reflections and photos from his journey (see below).

Also, click here to follow a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land through video links, which also will be posted daily.

Day Two – Monday, April 20

Reflections from President Hurley

Our Holy Land pilgrimage continued today with visits to Cana and Nazareth.  Fr. Jim Martin opened this morning with a reflection in the chapel at Cana, the site of the Wedding Feast at Cana, Jesus’s first miracle.  He told us again that neither he nor any of the other Jesuits with us are directing this pilgrimage; we are in the hands of the Holy Spirit who is directing us.

We all had an opportunity to renew our vows this morning and it was an especially poignant moment when Maureen and I renewed our vows in that chapel after 32 years of marriage.  I joked afterwards that it was like pulling into the repair shop for a little tuneup.  In the courtyard outside the chapel afterwards, one of our party went across the street to the Cana Wedding Wine Shop and got us all samples of red wine to taste and celebrate.

The Basilica of the Annunciation

The Grotto

We traveled on to Nazareth, which at the time of Jesus’s birth, was a town of about 150-200 residents but which today has grown into a diverse, busy city. The highlight of today was our visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation.  We visited the grotto underneath the Basilica where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that Mary was to be the Mother of God.  This is one of the most beautiful stories in the New Testament and it remains a challenge for all of us today.  Both Fr. Martin in his opening remarks this morning and Fr. Brendan Lally in our Mass celebrated at the Basilica this afternoon, asked us to look for places in our lives where God is inviting us to say yes.  To be present at the site where Mary delivered the yes that changed the course of the world was a powerful spiritual experience, indeed.

I remembered in my intentions today my father who died 9 years ago today.  In the course of his 88 years and raising 9 children, I know that he had many opportunities to say, as Mary did to the Angel Gabriel, “Be it done unto me according to your word.”  I gave thanks today for his life and his example.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Sit in on the MSA Women in Sport Symposium Lecture

The Canisius College Master of Sport Administration (MSA) Program and the Institute for Research in Sport invite the Canisius community to join them for the MSA Distinguished Guest Lecture Series: Women in Sport Symposium. The lecture will be held Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The lecture will feature MSA alumae who work at various companies in the Western New York Area.  Super-panelists include:


Andrea Gregory `07 – Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Teresa Belbas `05 – Buffalo Sabres
Emily Herr `13 – Buffalo Bills
Nicole Conte `08 – New Era

Subjects that the panel members look to discuss include: advantages to being a woman in the workplace, advice to young women looking to get into the sports industry, various breakthroughs for women in the professional sports industry and how the MSA program helped prepare them for their current roles.

Katy Ryan ’11, senior partnership services manager for the Buffalo Sabres, will moderate the event.  Judith Caserta ’08, assistant athletic director, business operations for Canisius College will be the keynote speaker.

The lecture will be free of charge and open to the Buffalo community.

Submitted by: Shawn O’Rourke, associate dean, School of Education & Human Services

Check Out the Flash Sale at the Bookstore

The Canisius College Bookstore will have another flash sale today, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22. This time, all t-shirts, drinkware and hats will be 25 percent off. Plus, all clearance will be 25 percent off as well!

Stop in early for the best selection and get some great Canisius apparel before time runs out.

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, manager, Bookstore

PR Campaigns Centers on Campus Issues with Events in April

Students in Dr. Catherine Foster’s COM 422 class, PR Campaigns, is staging public relations outreach efforts on behalf of several campus causes and concerns during April as part of their course requirements. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend any and all of the events as time and schedules permit.

On Tuesday, April 21, students will organize a mini-Club Fair to distribute information about campus clubs and organizations to encourage more participation. The event is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Palisano Pavillion.

On Wednesday, April 22, as part of Earth Day, students will host an event encouraging increased recycling of paper, bottles, cans and other recyclables, in an event from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., also at the Palisano Pavillion. The event features a free showing of the film WALL-E.

Submitted by: Catherine Foster, associate professor, communication studies