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Canisius in the News

Benjamin Jealous, former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP) spoke at the Buffalo Convention Center Thursday, February 25 as part of the Canisius College Black History Month celebration.

Click here to read The Buffalo News story.

Eileen Buckley, from Buffalo’s NPR station, WBFO, spoke with Jealous. Click here to listen.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Service

S-Erie-BenedictineCampus Ministry offers a number of service-immersion experiences that are based upon the cornerstones of simplicity, solidarity, social justice and spirituality. Seven students and lead mentor Donna Ortolani from the Griff Center journeyed to Erie, PA to Mt. St. Benedict’s Monastery to be with the Benedictine community for winter service week.

Chelsea Brodka 2The group served with the sisters in a variety of ministries throughout the inner city and within the monastery itself.  Volunteer opportunities took place at education centers for adults and children, a community center for disabled adults, after-school programs, a children’s art house, soup kitchens, and a food bank. Students also helped Donna Ortolanithe sisters with projects at the Mount. Participants lived in the monastery and experienced the sisters’ daily life of prayer and service.  The community welcomed our Canisius community with open arms. The group was part of the Benedictine sisters in every way during their time together: eating, serving, playing games, reflecting and praying.

Erin Grim 3Campus Ministry is offering an opportunity just for faculty, staff and administrators to have a three-day experience that mirrors winter service week from March 30 – April 1. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Sarah Signorino at Ext. 2424 or You can visit to learn more information about the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. There is also a Smilebox video of what the group did on winter service week this January.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Coach Baron Receives NABC Honor

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) International Committee announced Tuesday that Canisius head coach Jim Baron will be presented with the 2016 NABC International Lifetime Achievement Award at the NABC Coaches Convention in Houston on April 2. The award is given each year to a coach who exemplifies and demonstrates a lifetime commitment to the coaching profession, coaching education, and building relationships across borders and around the world to enhance the game of basketball.

Baron, who has been an NCAA Division I head coach for 29 seasons, is being recognized by the NABC International Committee for his work aboard, including serving as the head coach of the Panamanian National Team in the 1992 FIBA Tournament of the Americas where he coached against the original Dream Team. Baron has had a wide influence on the international game through numerous clinics that he has run overseas and the many international players he has coached and mentored. His current Canisius team features six international players, the most of any team in the MAAC.

To read more, click here.

Submitted by: Public Relations

The Griff Center Presents Resumania

The Griff Center is excited to present the next round of Resumania! If you need your resume reviewed for a class or want a professional to look it over before Griff Fair (LINK TO DOME POST) on Wednesday, March 9 this is your chance. All appointments will take place in the Employer Services Suite, Horan-O’Donnell Room 014. Come to the Griff Center to sign up for a time slot to meet with a Griff Center staff member or an industry professional!

Monday, February 29 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Business)
Tuesday, March 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Education)
Wednesday, March 2 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (Free for all!)
Friday, March 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Free for all!)

Even though Monday and Tuesday have designated industries, our professionals will still be able to help you out if it doesn’t match your major or career interests.

To sign up through Handshake: From the portal, click on the Handshake logo. From there, use the hyperlink to log in using your Canisius credentials (do not enter your “” email address). Go to Interviews > Resumania > Apply. Once you apply, you’ll be able to select a time slot that works for you. If you see an interviewer’s name, that is who you will be meeting with. Interviewers will be updated throughout the week.

If you have any questions please email Allison Suflita at or call 716-888-2170.

Submitted by: Allison Suflita, assistant director, Griff Center

Advanced Survey and Form Work in Qualtrics

You’ve collected data through online forms in the past and you know your way around Qualtrics. You’re ready to explore more options for making forms and surveys easier for respondents and more effective for you. A new workshop, taking place on Friday, April 22, introduces more advanced features for conducting surveys or gathering data using Qualtrics.

Make smarter forms that adapt to respondents based on their earlier responses. Your form can skip irrelevant questions, ask those personalized questions that refer to things they entered earlier or show them images as part of questions. Use panels to send personalized invitations and reminders to respondents, and record their participation even while keeping their results anonymous.

Sign up here for this and other technology workshops for faculty and staff.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist