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Heart Gallery of WNY Comes to Canisius

Have you noticed the faces of children lining the wall of the hallway near Tim Hortons?

Those images are just a glimpse into the Heart Gallery of Western New York, which will host its opening here at Canisius on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The Heart Gallery of WNY is a compelling photography exhibit featuring children in our community who are awaiting adoption.  The mission of this initiative is to use the power of photography to capture the individuality and dignity of children living in foster care in order to raise public awareness of the need for adoptive families for waiting children.  Please consider attending this event to learn more!

Submitted by: Luanne Firestone, senior associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Upcoming COLI Workshops

Online-Learning-NEws-Training-1024x576The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will hold the following workshops and events for faculty and staff in November:

  • Spreadsheets: Excel and Google Sheets
    Wednesday, November 2, 3:00 p.m. – Old Main 115
  • Qualtrics Workshop: Smarter Surveys and Forms
    Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m. – Old Main 115
  • Google Apps Workshop: From Term Paper to Video Creation: Easy Video Assessments
    Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – Old Main 115
  • Online Learning: Strategies for Engaging Students Online
    Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. – Online Session
  • WordPress and Divi: Creating Your Digital CV
    Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – Old Main 115
  • BYOD Workshop: Explain Everything and YouTube Editing
    Wednesday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. – Old Main 115

Register for these and other COLI workshops today!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Help Conservation Efforts in South Africa

The students in the ABEC 404: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in South Africa class embarked on wonderful fundraising efforts, and they need your help! The class is raising funds for two projects: (1) to purchase a cattle-guarding dog for a farmer in South Africa and (2) to begin to replace old power lines with insulated power lines to prevent primates from being electrocuted. Here are three ways that you can help:

  1. Check out the Go Fund Me Page: to help purchase a cattle-guarding dog. These dogs are raised with the cattle and stay with them day and night. Their mere presence deters predators like leopards.
  2. Go to the Panera location at 765 Elmwood Avenue for dinner on November 15 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and show the below flyer. The power line project will receive 20 percent of the proceeds.image
  3. Buy some lovely posters designed by the students, which will be on sale near the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library during the week of November 8.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, ABEC

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees met on Monday, October 17.  To read highlights from the meeting, including reports from enrollment management, mission and identity and student life, click here.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Busy Weekend for Athletics

There are a number of events scheduled this coming weekend, both home and away, for your Golden Griffin sports teams.

The men’s soccer team hope to keep their playoff aspirations alive Saturday, October 29 when they meet Fairfield at 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. The top six teams make the playoffs and Canisius currently resides in seventh place – one point behind Iona and Monmouth and one point ahead of the Stags. The Griffs also have one other game left on their schedule – at ninth-place Niagara on Wednesday, November 2. The contest will be shown on ESPN3

The volleyball team is home for a pair of matches this weekend. The Griffs host Siena on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and then challenge Marist on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. Both contests will be shown live on ESPN3.

Your men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams battle Geneseo on Saturday, October 29 at noon at the Flickinger Center.

The women’s soccer team will make its first appearance in the MAAC playoffs since 2014 on Saturday, October 29 at Quinnipiac. The Griffs completed their regular season at 8-8 overall (the most wins for the team in five years) and 6-4 in league play. Canisius and the Bobcats tied for fourth in the MAAC with Quinnipiac earning the tiebreaker due to a 3-0 win over the Griffs earlier in the season. Canisius upset second-place Siena on Wednesday to earn the fifth seed. The playoff game can be viewed at

Your men’s and women’s cross country teams head to Orlando to compete for the conference titles this Saturday. Those races start at 8:00 a.m. and can be viewed on ESPN3.

The Canisius hockey team will have their hands full when it travels to Happy Valley to meet the 19th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Games are scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30.

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