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Canisius Announces 2016 Commencement Speakers

Canisius College is pleased to announce the commencement speakers for the Class of 2016.

Rev. James Martin, SJ, will address the undergraduate class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. Father Martin is an internationally-renowned author, speaker and editor-at-large of America, the national Catholic magazine.

Terrance McGuire, a founding partner of Polaris Partners, will address the graduate Class of 2016 on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. McGuire is best known for his work commercializing academic research, particularly in the life sciences.

Click here to read more about the speakers.

Canisius will confer honorary doctorate degrees upon Terrance McGuire and Father Martin during commencement ceremonies, which will be held in the Koessler Athletic Center.

Also receiving honorary doctorate degrees are Edwin Mirand, PhD, DSc (doctor of science), vice president emeritus for educational affairs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and a former senior advisor to five previous RPCI presidents; Michael S. Taheri, a partner in the law firm of Taheri and Todoro PC and a lay missionary at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy; and Joseph Sr. and Shirley Basil, the retired founders and owners of the Basil Automotive Group.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president, secretary, board of trustees

Elaine Sciolino Received the President’s Medal on December 1

Canisius President John J. Hurley conferred the college’s President’s Medal upon New York Times writer and author Elaine Sciolino ’70, HON ’92 on Tuesday, December 1, when she visited campus to publicize the release of her new book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs.

Click here to watch the video of the event.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Canisius to Host Annual German Mass

Canisius College will host its 48th Annual German Christmas Mass at the college’s Christ the King Chapel on Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.  The public is welcome.  An Advent breakfast reception will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and Regis Room following the Mass at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology, will be the principal celebrant for the Mass, which will be spoken entirely in German.  The German American Musicians will perform a concert of German Christmas music at 9:30 a.m., before the Mass.

For more information on the German Mass, call the Canisius College Department of Modern Languages at (716) 888-2835.

Submitted by: Peter Boehm, PhD, professor, modern languages, literatures and cultures

Student Ensemble Concerts This Weekend

Come hear the students at Canisius showcase their musical skills in a series of student ensemble concerts this weekend. The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave DeWitt, and the Concert Band, directed by Paul D. Biddle, will perform tonight, December 4. The performance on Saturday, December 5, will feature the Canisius College Chorale, directed by Frank Scinta and the weekend will cap off with student performances on Sunday, December 6 in a concert showcasing the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, directed by Ansgarius Aylward.

All of the concerts will be held in the Montante Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

We hope to see you at one or more of these concerts!

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

The Monmouth “Sideline Show” Comes to Canisius

If you have watched SportsCenter lately or picked up national sports news from USA Today, The Washington Post or The Philadelphia Inquirer, then you have seen “The Circus” that is the Monmouth men’s basketball team bench. USA Today says that “Monmouth has the greatest bench in college basketball history.”

Whether you have seen it or not, fans will have the opportunity to witness it first-hand in the Koessler Athletic Center tonight, December 4, when your Griffs and the Hawks open conference play at 7:00 p.m.

For those who have not witnessed the group’s antics, click here for a first-hand look:

For additional information or faculty-staff reduced price tickets, call 888-TIXX.

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