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International Relations Program to Host High School Model UN Conference

On Thursday, November 5 the Canisius College International Relations Program will welcome more than 380 students from 18 area high schools to campus for the 37th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference. Student-delegates will represent countries from around the world – some 188 delegations in all – and will discuss, debate and attempt to formulate resolutions on pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to the migration crisis, the situation in Yemen, problems associated with trans-border drug trafficking and the economic empowerment of women around the world.

The conference features six concurrent simulated sessions of international deliberative bodies including the United Nations Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Human Rights Council, as well as a historic simulation of the UN Security Council in May 1965. A volunteer staff of nearly two dozen Canisius College students will moderate and adjudicate the proceedings, which challenge participants to learn rules of parliamentary procedure as well as information about specific countries’ positions on controversial international issues. Our volunteer staff is largely drawn from our new student club, the Model UN Diplomacy Organization (MUNDO).

Please take special care when driving near Montante Cultural Center and the Student Center between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. as there may be student delegates and school buses present in these areas. I thank you in advance for showing that warm Canisius College hospitality to our guests.

The International Relations Program also thanks the Canisius College staff (including events management, public safety, dining services, admissions, and especially Amy Beiter of the Political Science Department and the work-study students there) and our hardworking college volunteers for making this stimulating and educational experience possible for our guests.

Submitted by: Jonathan M. DiCicco, PhD, associate professor, political science, director, international relations program

Men’s Basketball to Host Buffalo State

In the final tune-up before the regular season, your Golden Griffin basketball team will host Buffalo State at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, November 6 in the Koessler Athletic Center. The game is the second of two preseason exhibition games being played by the Griffs. All tickets are $10.00.

Also, reduced-price regular season and season tickets are on sale now for all faculty and staff. Call 888-8286 now.

For additional information, please visit

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

Baseball Ring Ceremony

The Canisius community is invited to attend the Golden Griffin NCAA Tournament ring ceremony in the Grupp Fireside Lounge this Saturday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m.

Canisius coach Mike McRae will award all members of last year’s squad with the rings the team earned by capturing its second MAAC title in the past three seasons. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

For more information, call 716-888-8485.

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

WNY Prosperity Fellowship

Interested in scholarship money for next year? Want to be part of an elite group of Western New Yorkers? Looking for tremendous, credit-bearing internships? The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is looking for students like you! Come join us at one of our information sessions:

  • Thursday, November 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or
  • Friday, November 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Both sessions will be held in Regis South.

Discover the wonderful opportunities this fellowship has to offer. Hear from current and alumni fellows about their internships and experiences.Enjoy coffee and snacks while learning about how the WNY Prosperity Fellowship could be a great fit for you!

For more information, visit our website here contact Robyn Brouer, PhD, at

Submitted by: Emma Pastori, graduate assistant, WNY fellowship

Alumni List Request Forms

The Alumni Engagement Office is working to increase its efficiency to better serve both the internal and external Canisius communities.

Due to the high volume of requests the office receives for lists and emails, we have placed three forms on the Canisius portal. We ask that any staff or faculty member who is in need of an alumni list or an email list to be sent to a specific alumni group, kindly complete the form with the specific criteria needed and return to Sharon Kasperczyk at Please note that a two week-notice is now required for such requests.

We have also developed a form for faculty members who want to promote an event, lecture, etc. to our alumni audience, which could include a specific target group or general audience.

All three forms can be found on the portal under Campus Services – Alumni Engagement Forms. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Engagement Office at 888-2700.

Submitted by: The Office of Alumni Engagement