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Put the Power of Music in Your Life

575424_625840390155_82662500_nIf you’re moved by the power of music, then you’ll want to join the college’s Cantio Sacra Choral Ensemble.   The group meets each Wednesday from 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Submitted by: Brad Wingert, director of Cantio Sacra, Fine Arts

First Battle of the Bridge Contest is Wednesday

The first Battle of the Bridge contest for the 2016-17 season is slated for Wednesday, September 28 when your Canisius women’s soccer team hosts Niagara at the Demske Sports Complex. Kick off for the Canal Cup is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on espn3. Canisius has won the Cup the past six consecutive seasons.


It’s also Hawaiian Night – fans are encouraged to wear their favorite island gear. #TinyBubbles

For additional information, visit  #Griffs

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

Racial Liberation: An Ignatian Way

Alex - KEN_4428-1-e1455558067131Anti-racism and Jesuit spirituality will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, October 11 when Alex Mikulich, PhD, visits campus.  Mikulich’s lecture, entitled “Racial Liberation: An Ignatian Way,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Student Center.

Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist, activist and scholar at Loyola University – New Orleans, where he is also assistant director of mission and ministry and spiritual director in the tradition of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

His recent essay, entitled “Breathing Space,” was published in America magazine and argued that “Jesuit institutions must do more to undo racism.” The essay won the 2016 Best Essay in a National Weekly from the Catholic Press Association.

Mikulich’s visit is co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program and the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow.

For more information, contact Nancy M. Rourke, PhD, at 888-2460 or

Submitted by Nancy M. Rourke, PhD, associate professor, Religious Studies & Theology; director, Catholic Studies Program  

Help Ensure Consistent Purchasing Practices

The purpose of the Procurement Policy is to ensure consistent purchasing practices across the college while preserving organizational and financial accountability.  This policy applies to anyone spending Canisius College funds, including faculty, administrators, staff and students.   Canisius funds include grants, agency funds and other sources, which are all under our financial reporting.

Here are important points to keep in mind:

  • A purchase order is required prior to ordering goods and services with a value of $1,000 or greater.
  • A valid purchase order number must appear on the vendor’s invoice.
  • To obtain a purchase order, create a purchase requisition in BANNER.  A purchase requisition must be approved at the appropriate level in the spending approval hierarchy before it is converted to a purchase order.
  • VISA purchasing cards are used for purchasing goods or services with a value of less than $1,000 and travel related expenses.

For information about the Procurement Policy and purchasing procedures, visit MyCanisius/Campus Communities/College Policies.  You may also contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Joann Feary at Ext. 8528

Submitted by Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

Learn Something New

canisiuscreatedayOn October 11, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation will host #CanisiusCreateDay, a day set aside for learning something new.

This event will take place on the 4th floor of Old Main, where each classroom will be dedicated to one of three buckets: technology in teaching and learning, online learning, and innovation.

The day is open to everyone on campus (faculty, staff and students).  So come learn something new!

Click here for more information, sign up to attend, and see the schedule. 

Submitted by Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI