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Canisius in the News

Zookeeper Nicole Barnes ’14, speaks with local media in Fort Wayne, IN about how animals at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo keep cool during the hot summer months.

Barnes works primarily with birds and hoof stock, particularly wildebeest, sitatunga, zebra, ostrich, vultures, and cranes.

Click here to watch the interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ann Wright

I am very sorry to share the news that Dr. Ann Wright, Professor of Biology, died on August 6.  Ann had been battling acute myeloid leukemia for more than a year, and had entered hospice care last month.  At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her family.

Ann joined the faculty at Canisius in 1995 to teach the introductory-level human anatomy and physiology classes.  She received tenure in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2007.  Her area of expertise was science education and her work to create effective learning strategies in physiology classes resulted in numerous grants, published papers, and the honor of being named an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology education fellow in 2015.

Ann’s longtime colleague, Dr. Sara Morris, notes,  “Ann had a passion for learning and knowledge.  During her illness and treatment, she continued to work on the preparation of scholarly articles and to facilitate science education activities with Buffalo’s Firsthand Learning, Inc.  She regularly worked with CEEP students to take their knowledge into the Buffalo Public Schools, to deepen their own understanding of science while providing educational opportunities for elementary and middle school students.”

Sara reflects the sentiments of Ann’s colleagues in the Biology Department and in the faculty at large, when she notes, “We will miss Ann’s positive attitude, her willingness to help whenever asked, her easy smile and hard work, her kindness and care for students and colleagues, and her frequent visits to Koessler to swim.”

The family held a private service.  We will have a memorial service on campus in the fall, at a time to be determined.  Please keep Ann’s husband, Jay, son, Albert, daughter, Tressie, granddaughters, Kelsey & Abigail, her family and her colleagues in the Biology Department in your prayers at this time of loss.

Requiescat in pace.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College

Summer Hours End Friday

Summer hours will end on Friday, August 19. Starting Monday, August 22 all college departments will resume regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with a one-hour lunch break.

Fall classes begin on Monday, August 29.

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, PHR, SHRM-CP, associate vice president, human resources and compliance

Starr ’58, PhD; Green ’02 Inducted into MAAC Honor Roll

Congratulations to Daniel Starr ’58, PhD, former athletic director and professor emeritus of history, and Shauna Green ’02, the only player in Canisius women’s basketball history to score more than 2,000 points, on their induction into the Metro Atlantic  Athletic Conference (MAAC) Honor Roll.

Each member institution of the MAAC selects one male and one female from its basketball “family” as part of the 2016 induction class. Starr and Green will be formally inducted at a dinner event on Saturday, October 13 at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Court of Dreams in Springfield, MS.

Read more about Starr and Green’s induction here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee Parking Registration

To register immediately click here: You will need:

  • Your Canisius username and password
  • If you are not paying via payroll deduction, your credit card or checking/savings account information for payment
  • Vehicle description (year, make, model, color)
  • Vehicle license plate number

You can pay via payroll deduction, credit, or web check. Your tag will be sent to you, once you’ve registered and paid, via interoffice mail.

If you pay with cash, you must still register online but will need to pay at the Student Records and Financial Services Office in OM-100 at which time you will receive your tag.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, controller’s office, at Ext. 8529 or

Submitted by: Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, controller’s office