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IMG_8544Miranda Workman, adjunct professor of animal behavior, was interviewed by local broadcast media outlets this week regarding her Animal Learning course, which provides enrichment training for kittens and hands-on learning for Canisius students.

Click here to watch the Time Warner News story.

Click here to watch the WGRZ-TV Channel 2 News story.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Service

S-bowl MSA spotligthtThe Master of Sport Administration Program (MSA) held its 13th annual Bowl N’ Blast fundraiser on Sunday, April 24 at the AMF Airport lanes in Cheektowaga. The event raised $2,400, which was donated to the Special Olympics of Western New York.

S-bowl MSA extraThe MSA 650: Special Events in Sport class is offered each spring semester to educate students on their role to give back to the local community and get hands-on experience in organizing an event.  The class is formatted for students to be able to apply the information learned in class to the Bowl N’ Blast fundraiser at the end of the semester. Some of the topics covered in the course are budgets, sponsorship, marketing, pricing and social media.

The class is more than just the Bowl N’ Blast fundraiser because special events aren’t always fundraisers in a bowling alley. The class set up tours with MSA alumni in the area to see what kind of events the students can help to organize. Students paid visits to venues including the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, the First Niagara Center and the Buffalo Niagara Court Center. Getting to see the behind-the-scene actions shows how different sporting events, concerts and fundraisers are organized by venues from the small to large.

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

Softball Hosts Two Twin Bills This Weekend

cuda-softballThe Canisius softball team will host a pair of conference doubleheaders this weekend with MAAC foes Monmouth and Rider paying visits to the Demske Sports Complex. Both twin bills start at noon with Monmouth in town on Saturday, April 30 and Rider on Sunday, May 1.

The Griffs currently sit in fourth place in conference action with a 7-5 league mark. Monmouth is second at 11-3, while Rider is 10th at 3-10. This weekend marks the final home games for the Griffs with the team’s seniors being honored on Sunday. There is a home run derby scheduled on Saturday after game two.

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

Chorale Presents 19th Annual Spring Concert

Join the Canisius Chorale on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. for its 12th and final concert of the 2015-2016 season! It all takes place at Canisius College’s beautiful Montante Cultural Center.

The program features works by Vivaldi, Lauridsen, Mendelssohn, Dawson and many others. Admission is free.

Now in its 19th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the Chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

For more information, please call the Canisius College Music Office at 888-2536.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Tune in to “Crossroads” this Sunday

Tune in on Sunday, May 1 as Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, hosts Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD, on his monthly radio program, “Crossroads.”

Chanderbhan will discuss the upcoming Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, scheduled for July 5-10 on the Canisius campus.  The week-long residential experience is for high school students interested in deepening their understanding of faith, theology and justice.


Chanderbhan is an assistant professor of philosophy and director of the college’s Be the Light Youth Theology Institute.

“Crossroads” is produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9 FM).   Past broadcasts of “Crossroads” are available on the Canisius soundcloud.

Submitted by: Public Relations