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See the results of an ice carving competition that was held Wednesday night as part of Canisius Winter Week.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Spotlight on Learning Beyond the Classroom

lbtc-library-instructionThis fall, 1,167 students attended library instruction sessions run by the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Each of these sessions was tailored to the class the students attended through collaboration with course instructors. If any faculty members have a class or assignment in the spring semester that would benefit from an instruction session, the library would be more than happy to work with you to tailor sessions to your students’ information literacy needs.

You can request a session at  The library also offers customized library guides or embedding services through Desire2Learn at

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Blum, research and instruction coordinator in the library, at Ext. 8404 or by email at

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Canisius Recognizes Lifetime Achievements of Andy Anselmo ’45

President John Hurley (left) poses with Andy Anselmo ’45 after the unveiling of Anselmo’s portrait.

Canisius recognized the lifetime achievements of Andy Anselmo ’45 on Wednesday evening when it dedicated the second floor loft of the Montante Cultural Center in his name.

A highly-acclaimed vocalist, Anselmo is best known as “the voice coach to the stars.”  He taught and performed with some of the greatest names in show business including Liza Minelli, Tony Bennett, Mandy Patinkin, Eartha Kitt and his all-time favorite, Geraldine Fitzgerald.

In 2005, Anselmo established the Andy Anselmo ’45 Endowed Music Scholarship at Canisius, which provides financial support for vocal music students.  Earlier this year, he made a generous gift to the college’s Fine Arts Department, funding the purchase of a Steinway concert grand piano. Anselmo also established the Andy Anselmo ’45 Piano Preservation Fund, monies from which will be used to care for the piano in perpetuity.

Submitted by: College Communications

Women’s Basketball Back in KAC

Coming off a tremendous triumph at Niagara University on Wednesday evening, your Canisius Golden Griffin women’s basketball team returns to the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) on Sunday, January 22 for a 2:00 p.m. tip against Fairfield.

The Stags come into Western New York in third place in conference play with a 5-3 mark, while the Griffs are at 4-5 and in search of an opening-round bye in the league tournament.

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

Haiti and Hurricane Matthew: How to Help.

On Monday, January 23, Peace Action-Canisius and the Western New York Peace Center will hold an event entitled, Haiti and Hurricane Matthew: How to Help, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

Speakers at the event are:

Katherine Mang, Mother’s Club of Haiti Microloans, (; Renee Geitz, First Trinity Lutheran Church, which runs projects in Torbeck, Les Cayes; and Ile-a-Vache and Rev. Elena Delgado, First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, which is partnering with

On October 4, Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti causing widespread destruction of buildings, agriculture and human lives. And we remember the January 2010 earthquake whose effects are still felt. Haiti’s vulnerability to natural disasters is the result of human policies. Hear how Buffalo is working for recovery and policy change.

Submitted by: Terrence Bisson, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics